Ham-sa. Breathe in. Breath out. Slowly. Youre doing good. Now continue to chant your meditation phrase, because youll need it. On Saturday, the pudgy man himself, Buddha (not Santa), will smile down upon you as you purposefully contort your body into pretzel-like positions that the Indian Kama Sutra originally intended for sex. Dont worry: Other attendees of the fifth-annual West Palm Yoga Day at the Meyer Ampthitheatre arent going to giggle when you go into the downward dog.
Make sure to get there early the doors open at 8:30 a.m. because there are 14 full yoga classes to sweat your way through. Try Vinyasa Flow to apply the breathing techniques you practiced at the beginning of this description and learn to hold your warrior pose like a champ. The entire yoga festival which draws a crowd up to 1,500 is free and ends at 5. Visit yogaday.livingfittoday.com, or call 561-281-5895.
Sat., Jan. 22, 8:30 a.m., 2011