In part to boost its national profile at a time of financial struggle for religious institutions, the iconic building’s dramatic worship area has been transformed into a space for tai chi, yoga and meditation.
Jan. 13, 2014 Dozens take part in an event called “Spacious in Body, Mind and Spirit — an Evening of Tai Chi" at Washington National Cathedral. The Very Rev. Gary Hall, the cathedral’s dean, wants to see a revival of churches’ role centuries ago, when they were community gathering centers busy with art and policy debate. Matt McClain/The Washington Post Buy Photo