Thousands of children participated in the annual White House Easter Egg Roll, indulging in yoga and dancing to promote healthy and active living. With the "Be Healthy, Be Active, Be You!" theme, other activities on the South Lawn included obstacle courses, playing sports with professional athletes, including Indian-American hockey player Ajai Dhadwal and of course, the traditional egg roll. Dhadwal, 20, a resident of California, has been a member of the US national team. "Come enjoy a session of yoga from professional instructors," read an announcement listing the items in the "Eggtivity Zone" showing the kids easy, fun ways to stay active and fit. With viral-video star "Kid President," American Idol's Jessica Sanchez, and the Easter Bunny at their side, President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Malia and Sasha kicked off the day-long fun event. "It's great to have everyone here this morning. We are so excited," Michelle Obama said from the Blue Room balcony. "The Easter Egg Roll is the biggest event that we have here on the South Lawn of the White House each year." The first family then headed over to cheer on some of the youngest visitors as they raced down the lawn in the Egg Roll, according to the White House blog. Obama and family dog Bo then made their way to the Storytime Stage where he gave a dramatic reading of "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom", calling it "one of my favourite books." Next up for the President was a drop by at the White House basketball court, where he joined some of the Washington Wizards in throwing the ball around with kids. Michelle Obama stopped by the Kids Kitchen stage in the Play With Your Food section, where top chefs were giving families tips on cooking healthy meals at home, and offering demonstrations on how to prepare some of their favourite simple dishes. The First Lady joined chef Anne Burrell and Al Roker on the stage before making her way over to the Storytime Stage to listen in as Malia and Sasha read "Brown Bear Brown Bear, What do you See," by Bill Martin Jr. to the gathered children. Mrs Obama then sat with Bo to read "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" by Judi Barrett, and talked with the kids about the message of the popular picture book. Source: IANS << Dental Bib Clips Continue to Harbor Bacteria Even After Bein... Over-diagnosis of Reflux Leads to Needless Medication In In... >> Recommended Reading Does Yoga help you grow Taller Yoga is one very effective exercise - to add a few inches to your height -- when done correctly and diligently. With yoga a person can cleanse oneself physically as well as improve their mental faculties. READ MORE Yoga and Back Pain The healing effects of yoga benefit those suffering from backpain, by alleviating their pain and also preventing its recurrence. READ MORE Yoga for Stress Tap into the powers of mind-body therapy called yoga and find out how you can use yoga for effective stress management. READ MORE Benefits of Meditation / Meditation Therapy Meditation therapy is one of the best Alternative Therapies. It is a Mind-Body Medicine. READ MORE Breast Cancer - Prevention and Management with Lifestyle Changes Lifestyle choices may or may not cause breast cancer but healthy lifestyle changes can open up avenues beyond breast cancer. Good habits will allow one to fight breast cancer and to live with dignity. READ MORE Exercise and Fitness Exercise is about revamping your lifestyle, not just weight loss. Exercise to get healthy – that way, you’ll last longer at it and get better results. READ MORE Meditation: Just For The Mind? We meditate to calm the mind and perceive inner self through spirituality. On the other hand, we also meditate to relieve stress and ease other lifestyle disorders. READ MORE Types of Food Allergies If you are allergic to certain food items-Watch out for what you eat READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia The Essence of Yoga Nutam (400mg) (Piracetam) Iron Intake Calculator More News on: Diabetes MellitusYogaHeight and Weight-KidsStress Relief Through Alternative MedicineDoes Yoga help you grow TallerBenefits of Meditation / Meditation TherapyExercise and FitnessTypes of Food AllergiesBreast Cancer - Prevention and Management with Lifestyle ChangesMeditation: Just For The Mind?