Send our new Prez good vibes on Inauguration Day



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Bummed that you can't make it to D.C. for the inauguration? Yeah, us too. Luckily, there are a bajillion ways to celebrate President-elect Obama's swearing-in right here in NYC, none of which involve freezing your ass off on the National Mall and fighting for a Porta Potti. Score one for staying in the city!

Here's another way to welcome in the Obama administration: Beginning at 8am on Tuesday morning, Lululemon and the Pond at Bryant Park will lead a mission to send good vibes to the new chanting. Participants are asked to gather in the park before 8am, and on the hour, the assembled parties will chant "om" as loudly as possible (the word is often used at the beginning and end of yoga classes, and can take on multiple meanings, including a representation of "the divine presence"). Okay, so it's a little hippie-dippy, but Obama can probably use all the help he can get. Namaste, Mr. President-elect.

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