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Stretch out with a free yoga session at this week’s Mercury Mile

FILE: Women participate in an outdoor yoga class at the Smith Family Plaza in Pottstown. Regular exercise is one way that women can reduce their risk for heart disease. John Strickler — The Mercury

FILE: Women participate in an outdoor yoga class at the Smith Family Plaza in Pottstown.John Strickler — The Mercury

By Michilea Patterson, The Mercury

POTTSTOWN >> This week, The Mercury Mile will be a free yoga session on the lawn.

Area residents are invited to learn simple yoga poses during a short 30-minute session that will begin noon Wednesday at the Smith Family Plaza in Pottstown. The plaza is located at 100 E. High St. next to Pottstown Borough Hall.

John Strickler — The MercuryFILE: Joy Van Ruler and her daughter Jocelyn participated in an outdoor yoga class. Yoga has been known to relieve stress which can be can induce heart

John Strickler — The MercuryFILE: Joy Van Ruler and her daughter Jocelyn participated in an outdoor yoga class. Yoga has been known to relieve stress which can be can induce heart

Barbara Kosciewicz of High Street Yoga and Wellness Center is hosting this week’s Mercury Mile and will teach the class on Wednesday afternoon. Participants can bring their own mat or borrow one from High Street Yoga. Yoga is a great activity that’s relaxing and helps with flexibility.

The Mercury Mile is a weekly free activity that promotes walking and other fitness exercises. It also gives the community the opportunity to talk with area organizations. Usually each week, different businesses or organizations will host The Mercury Mile. The walk will travel from one organization to the next encouraging staff to walk at lunch and inviting the community as well. Walkers are asked to bring business cards or contact information to exchange. Find out what’s going on in the area and form new partnerships.

Businesses that host The Mercury Mile will be featured in our “Businesses in Motion” section online and in the print newspaper. Organizations interested in hosting the walk should email Michilea Patterson at mpatterson@pottsmerc.com or call 610-850-0282 to schedule a time.

To find each week’s location, visit the Fit for Life website pottsmercfit4life.wordpress.com and like the Facebook page www.facebook.com/Mercfit4life. Walkers can also be added to The Mercury Mile email list by contacting Michilea Patterson at mpatterson@pottsmerc.com. Send your name from the email you would like to use, and each week the mile’s location will be sent to you as well as other healthy living events coming up in the area.

If there is inclement weather on Wednesday then the yoga session will be cancelled. The Mercury Mile will then resume next week with a community bike ride. Please check the Fit for Life Facebook by 10:30 a.m. Wednesday to check the status of that day’s walk.

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