A few years ago I went to visit my friend who is a Buddhist priest in San Francisco. During morning meditation we all sat quietly on our zafu pillows and enjoy the simplicity of the zendo. Only one ornament adorned the altar, a single orchid. In its simplicity and singularity, it was extraordinarily beautiful.
You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
Friedrich Nietzsche quotes
For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain, you lose something else.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes
Asana of the week: http://www.yogajournal.com/poses/490
Virasana Hero Pose
Fitness Tip of the week:
About 15 years ago, I was blessed, as the Buddhist would say, to have my rice bowl emptied.
Dieting can be a challenge for many people, however, there are some things you can do to lose and control weight naturally and easily. Healthy living is a lifestyle! One of the simplest things you can do to lose weight is chew your food. Yup, it's just that simple! By chewing your food you are actually beginning digestion in your mouth so your body can absorb the nutrients. Carbohydrate metabolism begins in the mouth by mixing the enzymes found in saliva with the food in your mouth. Also proteins are broken down mechanically as we chew.
Ladies, come join us this Saturday, January 9th, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and dance off your holiday pounds while raising money for local charity. The best Zumba Instructors around will be co teaching for 3 hours! All proceeds will benefit Chances for Children Az., a local 501 c3 non profit organization that helps fight childhood obesity. Please visit their website at www.chancesforchildrenaz.com.
With the New Year often comes a desire to re-create, re-evaluate and begin again. It is true that we have that opportunity in every moment, but with talk of New Year’s resolutions in the air, collective energy often propels us towards divine renewal.
Many of us are familiar with the process of defining a goal and doing our best to make it manifest. Often several weeks into the New Year, our goals have eluded us and we feel that we have failed. What started off with the promise of a new vision has ended in disappointment and discouragement.
Several months after my puppy dog Grace had been weaned, my children and I took her back to speak with the breeder and to visit her mother Sweet Pea. My dog was so excited to see her mother. She jumped all over her and licked her and did whatever she could to get her attention. As it turned out, Sweet Pea could not be bothered. She didn’t acknowledge Grace in any way, shape or form. This behavior rather alarmed my young children; they weren’t expecting Grace to be ignored by her own mother.
If you're a runner, you may have experienced these familiar symptoms: a few miles into a run the lateral hip or knee begins to hurt, many times forcing you to cut the run short. You stretch, and stretch, and stretch...but nonetheless the pain comes back your next trip out to pound the pavement. What gives? The iliotibial band, or ITB, is a band of connective tissue that starts at the ileum (top) of the pelvis and travels the outside of the leg, inserting just below the knee in the tibia (shin bone). If it is tight it rubs on bony prominences, either at the knee or at the hip area.
As we move into 2010, many of us have a clear awareness that the most profound insights in regards to personal evolution have less and less to do with the acquisition of information and motivation and much more to do with cultivating qualities that will bring us into a deeper and more enhanced experience of the self and the transpersonal.
You all know stretching is good for you...but do you know why? Consider the benefits of stretching: increased flexibility, increased circulation, and...decreased back pain? Absolutely! Read on to find out how.
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