YOGA PALA Challenge

President's YOGA PALA Challenge 2011 .... You can start now....

Yoga has become a universal language of spiritual exercise in the United States, crossing many lines of religions and cultures.  Everyday millions of people practice yoga to improve their health and overall well-being. That’s why we’re encouraging everyone to take part in the Million PALA Challenge (MPC). The MPC is offered by the President’s Challenge, a program of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition. Developed in partnership with the First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” initiative, the MPC has set a goal to get 1 million Americans to earn the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (PALA).  Show your support for yoga and answer the challenge!

To achieve PALA, your goal is to be active at least 5 days a week for 6 weeks. Youth (6-17 years) should get moving for at least 60 minutes per day, and adults (18 years or older) should be active for 30 minutes per day.

Ready? Click on the link to register for the Million PALA Challenge and join the Yoga PALA Challenge team!

The official kick off date for the Yoga PALA Challenge is July 29th but you can get a head start and begin tracking your activity now!  Remember that any type of physical activity counts towards earning a PALA certificate, so record your yoga activity as well as taking a walk, going for a swim, or playing a sport. Combine your PALA with nutritious meals for a healthy lifestyle!

The Million PALA Challenge concludes on September 14, 2011 and in order to be counted you must begin by August 1.  Don't delay and start tracking towards your PALA today!  Visit to get started.

And..... If you can, join us as we collectively launch Yoga PALA Challenge in Washington D.C. Check out our website for location and additional information on yoga.

Let's move, be healthy, and be in peace!!!!!

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