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Scarlet Caps Yoga - Extended Side Angle

by Scarlet Caps @ScarletCaps / www.scarletcaps.com

Hello Scarlet Caps! It's time for another yoga pose. Today we're going to explore extended side angle, which is one of my favorite standing poses. Let's have a look.  

Benefits: Opens chest, shoulders and legs; strengthens core, hips and quadriceps; stretches sides of the body.

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Moving with your Breath & Playing your Edge

Kelly breaks down the elements of key yoga practice.

by Scarlet Caps @ScarletCaps / www.scarletcaps.com

Greetings Scarlet Caps! One of the biggest misconceptions about yoga, even among so-called "advanced" yoga practitioner, is that being in a yoga pose = doing yoga. Wrong. It's not modeling and it's not Simon Says. 

Generally speaking, there are a few main concepts to get in yoga and I'm going to talk about two of the most important: moving with your breath and playing your edge. Assimilating these concepts into your practice is what differentiates yoga from stretching, or modeling. And it's transformational. Yoga will become easier and more enjoyable, more fun, more relaxed, more satisfying and less strain and struggle...yay!

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Courtney Preps for Caps Postseason

Courtney Laughlin breaks down the remainder of the season as the Caps head into the playoffs.

by Scarlet Caps @ScarletCaps / www.scarletcaps.com

Hello again, Scarlet Caps!

I can't believe it's already April, and another Caps playoff hockey season is upon us! I know this is the time of year that we all have been waiting for, and despite a few bumps along the way, it's been a heck of a season for the Caps! As a team, they accomplished another 100 plus point season, clinched over 50 wins, and had the most wins ever on home ice. Career years were turned in from players like T.J. Oshie, Marcus Johansson, Brett Connolly, Daniel Winnik, and Jay Beagle. Braden Holtby became just the 3rd goaltender in NHL history to record at least 40 wins in three consecutive seasons. And now, the Caps are now preparing for a deep run in the postseason starting next week.

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Scarlet Caps at Muse Paint Bar

Scarlet Caps enjoyed a night of wine and Caps-themed painting at Muse Paint Bar.

by Scarlet Caps @ScarletCaps / http://www.washingtoncapitals.com

Take a look at some of the photos from the Capitals-themed Wine & Paint night!

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Scarlet Caps Try Hockey Event

by Scarlet Caps @ScarletCaps / www.scarletcaps.com

On Tuesday, February 28 Scarlet Caps members took the ice to try hockey for the first time in celebration of Hockey Is For Everyone month. The Try Hockey Clinic was run by CSN's Courtney Laughlin, USA Hockey's Katie Holmgren, and former NCAA college hockey player Michelle McGann. Great work by all who participated!

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Basic Poses for Yoga Beginners

Caps yoga instructor Kelly breaks down 2 basic poses to target the shoulders and hips.

by Scarlet Caps @ScarletCaps / www.scarletcaps.com

Hey Scarlet Caps! Ready to do some yoga? Below are two basic poses that make regular appearances in my sessions with the Caps because they target shoulders and hips, two trouble spots for hockey players and non-athletes alike, as well as relax stiff back muscles. 

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Scarlet Blog - Courtney Recaps January

Courtney Laughlin takes us through the key parts of the Caps success in January.

by Scarlet Caps @ScarletCaps / scarletcaps.com

Hello again, Scarlet Caps!

Wow…What a start to the New Year! The Caps began 2017 firing on all cylinders, and have catapulted themselves to the top of league, all thanks to the month of January. It was a historic month here in Washington, so let's take a quick recap: 

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Scarlet Blog - Yoga Practice at Home

Learn how to effectively practice yoga in the comfort of your own home.

by Scarlet Caps @ScarletCaps / scarletcaps.com

Greetings Scarlet Caps! This is the time of year of cold, gray days when it can be tough to get motivated to leave the house for some physical exercise. With that in mind, I'd like to share my tips for starting, or renewing, a home yoga practice. It's not as complicated or intimidating as most people assume. It may take a bit of trial and error to figure out what works for you, but it's well worth the investment. Not only is it more convenient, but you'll also save money on classes and have a skill that you can take with you anywhere you go. Let's get started!

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2016-17 Scarlet Caps Hockey 'n Heels

Members of the Capitals female fan club, the Scarlet Caps, participate in the annual Hockey 'n Heels event at Kettler Capitals Iceplex on January 12.

by Scarlet Caps @ScarletCaps / ScarletCaps.com

2016-17 Hockey 'n Heels

Hockey 'n Heels with players, Coach Trotz and alumni

Members of the Capitals female fan club, the Scarlet Caps, participate in the annual Hockey 'n Heels event at Kettler Capitals Iceplex

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At 2017 Hockey 'n Heels, Scarlet Caps members participated in on ice activities with Caps players, coaches and alumni as well as Q & A sessions with Coach Trotz, broadcasters, and team staff.

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Scarlet Blog - Yoga with Kelly

Let's Practice: Down Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana)

by Scarlet Caps @ScarletCaps / http://www.washingtoncapitals.com

Hi Scarlet Caps...the second half of hockey season is underway and this is promises to be an exciting spring in Washington! 

As with anything in life, excitement and anticipation can be energizing, but these emotions can also throw us off our game, literally and figuratively, if we don't stay grounded. 

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