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Thank you for checking out my recommend list of online resources to master physical distancing!

Sanjay Gupta has advised using the term “physical distancing” rather than “social distancing” since that’s more accurate… we’re actually probably more social than usual with all the virtual happy hours, dance parties, web calls, etc.

Nothing about this is usual. As life around us changes, we have to find ways to move forward with our own lives and families. Hence the dramatic and sudden proliferation of excellent online content to help maintain our well-being, learn new things and explore our creative interior worlds.

I have seen so many great resources and am quickly getting overwhelmed by all the content now available and thinking other folks may be feeling the same. So I am providing yoga and running resources, as well as resources for kids for all the parents out there who are suddenly home schooling.

Check back often as I will be updating this information! Also check out my resources page for some of my all-time favorites.

But first… a quote (hat tip Tim Ferris 5-Bullet Friday) and an OM.

“After tragedies, one has to invent a new world, knit it or embroider, make it up. It’s not gonna be given to you because you deserve it; it doesn’t work that way. You have to imagine something that doesn’t exist and dig a cave into the future and demand space. It’s a territorial hope affair. At the time, that digging is utopian, but in the future, it will become your reality.”— Björk

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YOGA FOR RUNNERS

Brand New: My Yoga for Runners Channel, I’ll be starting with very brief videos on “practices” then moving on to 30- and 45-minute yoga sessions

Sun and Moon Yoga Studio: While not specifically for runners, they have excellent online classes that are helpful for building strength, increasing flexibility, strengthening mind-body connection… all the good stuff. Plus, it’s where I got my certification so they have a special place in my heart.

Take a 3-minute stretch break

How to start an at-home yoga practice: Good tips here. Remember that you do not need any special equipment, I don’t even use a mat for gentle yoga… but if you want props then there are good suggestions here.

Tara Brach: One of my favorite yogic philosophy modern-day authors, she’s offering live guided meditations and talks Wednesdays 7:30pm eastern and numerous resources

Calm app: You can sign up for a free trial, then afterwards check out the resources they are offering for free during this crisis.

Yale Happiness Course: While not directly related to yoga for runners, this very popular course can help improve well-being through this stressful time

Krishna Das Every Thursday 7pm eastern discussion and chanting session – for folks who love Krishna Das and chanting, this will help you connect to yourself

FOR KIDS AT HOME

Academics: Khan Academy is offering free robust resources for various ages. My plan is to dive in and identify what is most appropriate for my 13-year-old because I expect she’ll probably convenient “miss” all the algebra classes

Top online museum and art tours: A curated collection of the top tours now available online

Virtual Tour of Baltimore Aquarium

Washington Post Museum Tour: 12 Historic sites that you can visit virtually

Broadway online – 1 week of free streaming

International Spy Museum, Spy at Home Survival Guide: Lots of great resources here if your child is into this sort of thing

Lunch Doodles 1pm eastern each weekday: Offered through Kennedy Center, artist teaches doodle classes everyday (seriously, kids get to have all.the.fun.)

Joe Wicks is the nation’s PE teacher – online workouts

Make Protective Face Masks

The following articles offer good advice to get you started:

LA Times: Make your own face mask

Washington Post: Answers to your DIY face mask questions

CDC: Prevent getting sick with these DIY cloth face coverings

Washington Post: How to sew your own fabric face mask

Virtual Tours

Tour Versailles – The palace is yours! 

Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge, China

Explore Machu Picchu

Tour the Sydney Opera House

Explore the temples of Angkor Wat

Virtual Reality tour in Old Quebec City

Other Fun Stuff

Funny commentary from sports commentator

Check out this Facebook film competition – Stuck at Home 48HFP

Recreate famous works of art – Getty Museum

 

*** Check back often as I’ll be adding to and updating this list periodically, and please leave a comment if you have found resources that you are loving! ***

Om Shanti. Shanti. Shanti.