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SLC Open Streets is Back! Sign up to Volunteer or Host a Booth By Ardyn Ford, SLCgreen intern. Imagine riding your bike down a wide city street under clear, blue skies. There are no cars in sight. You meander across lanes of traffic, surrounded by fellow bikers, skaters, and joggers. Food trucks and beer gardens line the streets.

Surviving My First Yoga Class Having done enough research about yoga beforehand, I was convinced that I could manage my first ever yoga class as I walked into the reception of Philly Yoga Factory. How difficult can a practice that uses breathing and postures be? Turns out, very! The walls of the tiny reception were covered in Sanskrit quotes and paintings of Hindu gods.

Sauteed Kale and Beetroot Salad I had so much fun making this lovely little health salad. All the ingredients are miracle foods and it whipped up in a matter of minutes. This would make a great dinner or could pack up nicely for an office lunch too. I decorated this with cute flowers shaped beets by using tiny cookie cutters.

Thankful Thursday Today at lunch Brooklyn prayed "Thank you for spoon, fork, napkin, peas, amen." What a great reminder to thank Jesus for every little thing. This week… I'm thankful for sunshine. I'm thankful for new trails and playgrounds. I'm thankful for Brooklyn's sense of adventure.

The Best Yoga Pose For Back Pain Is Incredibly Easy & Can Be Done Almost Anywhere A constant, aching pain your back can ruin your day before it even has a chance to begin. And while it can be tempting to simply mask the feeling with some Advil, there are natural remedies, like yoga, that can help soothe the root of the soreness, rather than put a temporary band-aid on it.

Weekday Retreat Weekends are precious time for family. Or maybe they are your regular work days. So, how to make time for retreat? For self-care, restoration and rejuvenation. An entrepreneur. A householder Yogini. An evening shift worker. Willing to tell your boss you need a personal day.

Chilling moment 'possessed' woman 'high on flakka' risks her life doing yoga on the edge of a balcony Eventually a paramedic arrives and restrains her, before she is seen being stretchered into an ambulance. It is not known what happened to her afterwards.

Philip Shepherd on What It's Really Like To Experience Radical Wholeness What is radical wholeness? This is a question that Philip Shepherd has spent many decades exploring and experiencing.

Photo gallery: Acroyoga, which pairs acrobatics with yoga The bridge which was under construction collapsed Thursday, days after crews had dropped the elevated 950-ton span in place. A quarter-century after the murder of Jennifer Odom, her mother remembers how much she loved her Springer spaniel and how she giggled with a gang of girlfriends while dressing up for a middle school dance.

Healer, Heal Thyself Part 3: Yoga Welcome to my journey of healing a torn meniscus using holistic, alternative therapies that align with my belief system. I recently explored body-mind-spirit healing, and next up is the ancient sacred practice of yoga. I'm not talking about the fast-paced, "work-out" style of yoga that seems to be popular in the U.S.

From Yoga to Movie Nights: How Cemeteries Are Trying to Attract the Living These places became so popular that not only were guidebooks issued to guide visitors, but also all kinds of rules were posted." The cemeteries began popping up across the country as part of the "rural cemetery movement," a period in which cemeteries as parks became the big thing for city residents needing a place to escape and relax.

The Importance of Exercise! By Nina Peggy Kelley, Age 67 " Exercise among middle-aged and older adults in the Western world is rare. By most estimates,…

How to Use a Yoga Strap Tutorial + 10 Poses You've seen yoga straps at studios and maybe even played with them in a pose or two. But what are the benefits of yoga straps, and how can you use it to its maximum potential?

How I spend my me time… Those last few weeks before a holiday are always the most stressful. You find yourself running around as a frantic mess trying to finish homework, study for exams or wrap up bits and pieces work. Let me know if thats just me! Anyways, today I am going to share with you my anti-stress routine or my me time… One of the essentials is a bath.

The hard truth about back pain: don’t rely on drugs, scans or quick fixes - Ann Robinson Most treatment is wasteful, wanton and wrong, says the Lancet. The key is to try to keep walking and working, says the GP Ann Robinson.

You do NOT need to be tech savvy to create your yoga website Striving for perfection can put a major halt on your yoga business. While you're busy thinking you need to perfect your technical skills before building a website, your business remains at a stand still. Not producing anything. Not engaging with clients.

Fascia Fitness: A Yoga Sequence for Fascial-Release Then move on to the other side. You’ll need a small, firm ball, a medium-size ball that’s about six inches in diameter, and a foam roller. See also Give Tired Wrists Some Much-Needed TLC with Self-Myofascial Release.

Slow Down… And I do this in all facets of my life. It is perhaps why I am still awake after midnight writing. It is also perhaps why I tend to have a whole lot on the go at one time - and I've also always been like that too.

About Savasana As far as I can deduce, a typical yoga session boils down to three steps:. Breathing. Movement or flow. Rest and meditation. There are infinite iterations of the above, and some days we focus on one or two of these things vs the balance of the three, but we are always working up to Savasana.

Challenge Pose: Hanumanasana See also Challenge Pose: One-Legged Inverted Staff Pose. As your left foot and pelvis move forward and your legs straighten, it is essential to sustain your Tadasana pelvis. When your pelvis is misaligned, either because it is uneven or spills too far forward, your SI joint and lumbar spine become vulnerable to strain.

Jose Calarco & Ana Forrest: The Meaning of Life It is our task as spiritual beings to remove the blocks that inhibit the native joy and passions of our spirit; we must delve deeply into our own mysterious being and begin to rediscover our poetic voice and soul.

Interview with Yogini Kia Miller As the creator of Radiant Body Yoga, Kia Miller is a devoted yogini and teacher. She is certified in the Ashtanga / Vinyasa Flow tradition, as well as Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. Radiant Body Yoga is a potent combination of breathing, movement, stretching, meditation, chanting, and relaxation.

Introduction to backbends But backbends, in any form ,are the most challenging and often disheartening pose in my practice. Which is ironic for a set of heart opening poses. This is mainly down to the fact that I have extremely tight shoulders, a lot of tightness and tension in my glutes and together they result in little to no flexibility.

My Personal Yoga Journey My First experience of Yoga was at University. I had heard of it before then, and we'd done the odd stretch in PE class at school, but I had never attended a Yoga class until I was studying Drama at UKC. There was a regular class which me and some of my fellow students would attend each week.

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