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Brian Castellani promotes stories from yogis all over the world by advocating for yoga education and helping yoga teachers to affordably market themselves and then distribute information all over the web.

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Fukushima Wash-Up Fears in U.S. Belie Radiation Risks: Energy

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Seaborne radiation from Japan’s wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant will wash up on the West Coast of the U.S. this year.


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Seaborne radiation from Japan’s wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant will wash up on the West Coast of the U.S. this year.

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MT @castellani  17h #NationalGeographic, ( @natgeo ) say's this is what average humans will look like in 2050 pic.twitter.com/Q0lw95vGxB http://rbl.ms/1ik1wI7 ;

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The Walt Disney Company just announced that Jack Dorsey (co-founder and CEO of Square, as well co-founder and chairman at Twitter, as if you didn’t know) has joined its board of directors.

 

“Jack Dorsey is a talented entrepreneur who has helped create groundbreaking new businesses in the social media and commerce spaces,” said Disney CEO Robert A. Iger in the release.

 

“The perspective he brings to Disney and its Board is extremely valuable, given our strategic priorities, which include utilizing the latest technologies and platforms to reach more people and to enhance the relationship we have with our customers.”

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@cinman108 Colleen Inman - #YogaTeacher Qigong Tai Chi

Colleen Inman - Yoga Teacher Qigong Tai

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http://zenyogabarn.perfectmind.com

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@cinman108 Colleen Inman - #YogaTeacher Qigong Tai Chi

 

Zen Business Bootcamp - Colleen Inman - Yoga Teacher Qigong Tai Chi

 

Colleen Inman -

Yoga Teacher, Qigong, Tai Chi

 

http://zenyogabarn.perfectmind.com

4015 W. Topeka Dr. Glendale AZ

 

Phone: 602-354-0898

Email: colleen@zenwellness.com

 

Over the last decade Colleen Inman's passions earned her Dual Certifications in Yoga - both Zen and Anusara-inspired hatha, a degree in both Zen Wellness Medical Qigong Instructor and Tai Chi Black Belt Instructor. Currently she is earning a Directors position Medical Qigong, and on her way to a black blet in Kung Fu.As a lover of the healing arts the natural spiritual seeker within her, Colleen has studied in shamanism, with Taoist grandmasters, and other "enlightened guru's".

 

She passes this through her teachings to best assist the healing of mind, body and soul.

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#YogaFestival 2013: Aveda & the first yoga theatre - Vogue.it | @vogue_italia

#YogaFestival 2013: Aveda & the first yoga theatre - Vogue.it | @vogue_italia | Yoganomics | Scoop.it
Timed with the 2013 Yoga Festival, Aveda, a label inspired by the principles of Ayurveda, presents the first theatre performance dedicated to the yoga world
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Yoga Festival 2013: Aveda & the first yoga theatre

Timed with the 2013 Yoga Festival, Aveda, a label inspired by the principles of Ayurveda, presents the first theatre performance dedicated to the yoga world

 

Coming Soon.

 

DI ELISA PERVINCA BELLINI

PUBLISHED: 10/11/2013 - 07:00


- See more at: http://www.vogue.it/en/beauty/beauty-news/2013/10/yoga-festival-2013-milan-aveda-theatre-ayurveda#sthash.kftbP4VO.dpuf

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@KaypachaFest Astrology Forecast for #October 9, 2013

@KaypachaFest Astrology Forecast for #October 9, 2013 | Yoganomics | Scoop.it
I have opened the portal to my highest Self, Regaining access to my greatest wealth, I have cut old cords and connected with new, Friends who are ready for t...
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Buenos Dias! The changes just keep on coming. Now that Venus has emerged out of the underworld of Scorpio, we can put some to the pieces together to understand the bigger picture. The New Moon last week opened up further awareness, so now is the time to see what needs to be done, start rolling up our sleeves, and GET TO IT! The resistance we may encounter both within ourselves and coming from "out there" COULD make some lose hope, but don't! The potter takes that lump of clay and starts to spin the wheel, digs the fingers in and creates useful and beautiful artwork! We are potters of a New Paradigm so let's get spinning. I have opened the portal to my highest Self, Regaining access to my greatest wealth, I have cut old cords and connected with new, Friends who are ready for the work we must do. Namaste', Aloha, & So Much Love! Kaypacha PS - If you're in Florida, you might want to join me at the Understanding Your Soul Purpose workshop at Aquarian Dreams in Indialantic, Florida THIS WEEKEND! See below for details.
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Namaste This: Surviving Whole Foods - Girls Just Wanna Have Guns

Namaste This: Surviving Whole Foods - Girls Just Wanna Have Guns | Yoganomics | Scoop.it

Whole Foods is like Vegas. You go there to feel good but you leave broke, disoriented, and with the newfound knowledge that you have a vaginal disease.

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Unlike Vegas, Whole Foods’ clientele are all about mindfulness and compassion… until they get to the parking lot. Then it’s war. As I pull up this morning, I see a pregnant lady on the crosswalk holding a baby and groceries. This driver swerves around her and honks. As he speeds off I catch his bumper sticker which says ‘NAMASTE’. Poor lady didn’t even hear him approaching because he was driving a Prius. He crept up on her like a panther.

 

As the great, sliding glass doors part I am immediately smacked in the face by a wall of cool, moist air that smells of strawberries and orchids. I leave behind the concrete jungle and enter a cornucopia of organic bliss; the land of hemp milk and honey. Seriously, think about Heaven and then think about Whole Foods; they’re basically the same.

 

The first thing I see is the great wall of kombucha — 42 different kinds of rotten tea. Fun fact: the word kombucha is Japanese for ‘I gizzed in your tea.’ Anyone who’s ever swallowed the glob of mucus at the end of the bottle knows exactly what I’m talking about. I believe this thing is called “The Mother” which makes it that much creepier.

Next I see the gluten-free section filled with crackers and bread made from various wheat-substitutes such as cardboard and sawdust. I skip this aisle because I’m not rich enough to have dietary restrictions. Ever notice that you don’t meet poor people with special diet needs? A gluten intolerant house cleaner? A cab driver with Candida? Candida is what I call a rich, white person problem. You know you’ve really made it in this world when you get Candida. My personal theory is that Candida is something you get from too much hot yoga. All I’m saying is if I were a yeast, I would want to live in your yoga pants.

 

Next I approach the beauty aisle. There is a scary looking machine there that you put your face inside of and it tells you exactly how ugly you are. They calculate your wrinkles, sun spots, the size of your pores, etc. and compare it to other women your age. I think of myself attractive but as it turns out, I am 78 percent ugly, meaning less pretty than 78 percent of women in the world. On the popular 1-10 hotness scale used by males the world over, that makes me a 3 (if you round up, which I hope you will.)

A glance at the extremely close-up picture they took of my face, in which I somehow have a glorious, blond porn mustache, tells me that 3 is about right. Especially because the left side of my face is apparently 20 percent more aged than the right. Fantastic. After contemplating ending it all here and now, I decide instead to buy their product. One bottle of delicious smelling, silky feeling creme that is maybe going to raise me from a 3 to a 4 for only $108 which is a pretty good deal when you think about it.

I grab a handful of peanut butter pretzels on my way out of this stupid aisle. I don’t feel bad about pilfering these bites because of the umpteen times that I’ve overpaid at the salad bar and been tricked into buying $108 beauty creams. The pretzels are very fattening but I’m already in the seventieth percentile of ugly so who cares.


Read more at http://girlsjustwannahaveguns.com/2013/09/namaste-surviving-whole-foods/#FJJKCCm3uhtjhBVC.99

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Yet, Another #Yoga #Debate: To Burn or Not to Burn - that is the question. #AnnieKnox

Yet, Another #Yoga #Debate: To Burn or Not to Burn - that is the question. #AnnieKnox | Yoganomics | Scoop.it
The house music is thumping, your legs are turning to Jell-O, and sweat soaks your hot pink halter top. More fitness buffs are turning to such a yoga environment for a routine that burns.
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Nice asana » Workout yoga draws newcomers, but some Utah yogis call for a slower pace.

By Annie Knox

| The Salt Lake Tribune

 First Published 44 minutes ago • Updated 44 minutes ago

The house music is thumping, your legs are turning to Jell-O, and sweat soaks your hot pink halter top.

More fitness buffs are turning to such a yoga environment for a routine that burns. But some Utah yogis are calling for a return to more meditative, slower practices that defined the activity before its aerobics days.

 

"We’ve been doing this before anybody even knew what it was," said Charlotte Bell, a Salt Lake City yoga teacher of about three decades, "when people were confusing it with yogurt."

 

Bell is opening a downtown studio. Mindful Yoga Collective(223 S. 700 East), dedicated to the more traditional take on yoga, which includes holding poses for longer and moving more slowly. Such a practice better helps people meditate, honing in on their breath and focusing their minds, she said.

 

The incoming group of teachers at Mindful Yoga Collectiveare like Ph.Ds of yoga, she says, with decades of study and practice behind them. The point of yoga, Bell contends, is to steady the mind by calming the body. Strengthening and stretching are added pluses, she says, but they’re not the point.

 

Teachers at the collective stop short of waving off the intense variety altogether. But yoga should balance out the body, not overwork it, said Roz Newmark, another teacher at the collective.

 

"There’s a culture already revved up on cappuccinos and computers, and our nervous system is so fried," Newmark said, so a little stillness could help most of us to relax. The slower classes offer an option for those who don’t want to twist into a pretzel. They also cater to people with injuries or others who have exited their 20s and want a reduced pace.

 

The new studio will focus on the fundamentals, helping people align their joints and muscles properly so they don’t get hurt, its teachers say. Classes will range from somewhat active morning sessions to more relaxed evening ones.

 

At Salt Lake City’s Centered City Yoga (918 E. 900 South), the number of people in power classes, or workout sessions, has dipped recently, said D’ana Baptiste, the studio’s founder. On the other hand, classes with words like "healing" and "restoring" in the name are on the rise. The workout classes typically attract newcomers who want to sweat and get their heart rate up, Baptiste said.

 

"Once we entice them with a workout, we get them to stay for the other classes," Baptiste said. Those include yin yoga, which focuses on stretching and soothing the joints with incremental movements.

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@SarahOUaL: #HotYoga, as Told by the #Sweatiest Person on the Planet (#Bikram)

@SarahOUaL: #HotYoga, as Told by the #Sweatiest Person on the Planet (#Bikram) | Yoganomics | Scoop.it
I tried Bikram way once upon a time ago, and really hated it. I bought a Groupon (isn’t that how 90% of people wind up in studio classes?) for 10 classes and never went back after the first one. Fo...
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Is my sweat hog experience normal? Hard to tell. Probably not. The middle-aged woman next to me in long tights and a tank was lightly glistening, but the hardcore chic up front (yes I broke the “focus on your mat” rule again) definitely had an elbow drip or two during Eagle. I did not see anyone else secretly wiping under-mat muddles after class, though.


Conclusion? It WAS a great sweat – my fingertips were pruny and I felt super skinny after (yay, water weight!) But if the goal is simply a detox, like I could imagine would be beneficial after a round of heavy drinking or bad eating, I’d rather just lay in a sauna. For actual workout purposes, I’ll stick to a fast-paced flow or power class. Give me quivering legs and muscle burn to validate my sweat-stache, please.

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@kaypachafest : #Astrology Forecast for #Sept 18, 2013 (Q&A)

Sometimes it hurts when my bubble bursts, I can no longer pretend, I just am what I am, And that's all I can be in the end! Let's welcome in the Equinox with...
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Sometimes it hurts when my bubble bursts,
I can no longer pretend,
I just am what I am,
And that's all I can be in the end!

Let's welcome in the Equinox with peace, love and all the joy that Libra can make happen! It may take mustering up some will forces with these kind of aspects going on, but that's what the 'ol spiritual path is all about now isn't it? Creating a reality that is joyous within, by simply knowing you are in the right place at the right time or you wouldn't be there! And, that Spirit has something good in store for you and whatever you are doing is on the path toward that..... yeah?


For the Report in in French, Spanish, or written please visit Kaypacha's website: http://www.NewParadigmAstrology.com

 

Buenos Dias!

I mentioned that I would attach the Full Moon chart in this week's Pele Report and forgot to do that! Oops! Here it is (below). I've included the image, and if you'd like to print it out, just click on the image for a larger version. 


If you missed the Pele Report, you can CLICK HERE.

And while I'm at it, I'm including here a written interview by ThyselfKnown (below the chart). I hope you enjoy it! Click HERE to link directly to the PDF. 

 

 

Thyselfknown Interviews Kaypacha


Q.  How did your spiritual journey begin and what has been your most profound experience?


A. Hard to say.   Went to a Catholic high school seminary to be a priest starting at age 14.   I would say it began more in earnest through the books "Be Here Now" by Ram Das and "Think on These Things" by J. Krishnamurti when I was 17.  Would have to say my most profound experience was on window pane when I saw the mountains turn into waves and the tree I climbed come alive like an octopus and I realized that reality was variable.


Q.  What motivates you?  


A. Love calls me forth to be all that I can be.


Q.  What are some things you wish someone would have shared with you early in your spiritual journey?  


A. Kundalini Yoga


Q.  What are three things you have told yourself to help you get through your darkest hour?  


A. "This too shall pass,"  "There is no such thing as loss or gain."  "I am what I am and that is that."


Q.  What is one life memory you recall frequently? How has that memory affected you spiritually?  


A. I often recall a poor man almost getting run over in heavy traffic as he walked out to a statue in the middle of a busy intersection to say his prayers in India.  At that point I no longer believed in any religion.  It just happened like that.


Q.  You have been hosting this amazing festival called "Kaypacha Healing Festivals" can you tell us more about that and if you plan to do it next summer?  


A. I received a vision of a traveling healing festival after many ayahuasca ceremonies in Brazil in Nov. 2012.  I saw it as a means to realize a New Paradigm Community of spirit awareness without the use of any drugs, alcohol, or other mind altering substances.  That with music, movement, and each other we have all we need to experience LOVE.  The festivals brought together amazing people from all over the world and community was made!  In the process, I also wished to end ay hierarchical structure and step down from the leadership role so everyone could co-create next year's festival together.  So we will see what happens!  Committees are being formed but I am not "driving" it or attached to any outcome.  Life is such an exciting adventure when you don't know what is going to happen!  Haha!


Q.   What makes "New Paradigm Astrology" unique and how do you use astrology to help your clients heal?     


A. I always say it is not the astrology it is the astrologer.  Every astrologer interprets the horoscope based upon their personal set of values and beliefs.  NPA represents my personal view or interpretation of what Life is about, what it means to be human, what evolution is, and how that is reflected in the cosmic cycles of unfoldment.  I see the source of all pain and suffering as the result of separation from the ocean of love that is life.  I use astrology to heal the feeling of separation as it clearly demonstrates the unity of all life when some big rocks out in space illuminate your unconscious soul purpose for incarnating this lifetime!


Q.   In an interview you stated that you have a desire to connect with the divine feminine.  Can you explain the reason for that and the importance of the feminine energies that are emerging now? 


A. Wow... could write a book on this one haha!  Let's just say for now that over the course of the last 6500 years of patriarchy the masculine has lost touch with not only the feminine but with itself.  The masculine needs the feminine in order to fully realize itself just as the feminine needs the masculine for the same.  By masculine and feminine I do not mean men and women as we each are both.  The masculine is the fire, star, sky spirit force that motivates change and the feminine is the ocean of creative imagination which is the substance longing to be manifest by and through the masculine.  They need each other.  As a man I have an affinity with the masculine (fire and air) desire to create, yet without the feminine (earth and water), men can remain ungrounded, conceptual, almost inhuman and coldly create structures, societies, and religions that have resulted in the destruction of  much beauty, harmony, and love on our planet.  I wish to connect more intimately with feminine aspect of my own nature so as to be more fully human, feeling, "here," and able to connect and create a new world where the masculine and feminine are again united in peace and working together again rather than fearing each other.


Q.  In the next 3 to 5 years how do you see humans evolving due to the work that you are doing now?  


A. I see the feminine regaining her dignity, strength and power daily.  I see the need for the masculine to rediscover itself so as to meet, listen to, and honor the feminine wisdom of the human body/planet.  I am looking toward cultivating a deeper understanding and teaching/counseling practice to awaken both sexes to need and value of the other as well as the need to inwardly "marry" their own masculine/feminine natures.  I believe the results of this work will restore, heal, and enliven both personal and collective peace, harmony, and the natural purity and beauty of our beloved planet.

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#JoisFoundation: Sonima offers small #yoga grant to school for homeless

#JoisFoundation: Sonima offers small #yoga grant to school for homeless | Yoganomics | Scoop.it
While there is a lot of talk about what is happening with the Jois Yoga studios, the Sonima Foundation -- the nonprofit wing of Jois, the re-named Jois Foundation -- has provided another grant to a...
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#JoisFoundation Sonima offers small yoga grant to school for homelessSEPTEMBER 18, 2013tags: Jois Foundation, Monarch school, San Diego, Sonima Foundation,yoga 

While there is a lot of talk about what is happening with the Jois Yoga studios, the Sonima Foundation — the nonprofit wing of Jois, the re-named Jois Foundation — has provided another grant to a San Diego school for yoga classes.

 

According to the U-T San Diego, this time the grant is $62,000 and will cover the program and materials for more than 300 students at the Monarch School. From the story:

Monarch became aware of the grant through volunteers and community partners, Monarch Schools CEO Erin Spiewak said. Once Sonima board members learned about the school and its mission, they decided they wanted to build a relationship with the students and “positively affect the community by adding a yoga curriculum to their lives,” the foundation’s Lauren Spiegman said.

 

The Monarch school serves homeless children. The grant runs for one year.

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#YogaTeacher #RaginiMadhavan pins down #jewlrey #snatcher | Deccan Chronicle

#YogaTeacher #RaginiMadhavan pins down #jewlrey #snatcher | Deccan Chronicle | Yoganomics | Scoop.it

#YogaTeacher #RaginiMadhavan not only chased the (#Jewlrey) chain-snatcher but also pulled him down from his bike to get it back.

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#Chennai #YogaTeacher #RaginiMadhavan not only chased the (#Jewlrey) chain-snatcher but also pulled him down from his bike to get it back. 


Chennai: In a rare show of courage, a 26-year-old woman – a yoga trainer – on Tuesday evening managed to pin down a youth who snatched her chain in front of her house in Thillai Ganga nagar, near Nanganallur. Ragini Madhavan not only chased the chain-snatcher but also pulled him down from his bike while he was trying to flee.


As the youth, who received couple of tight slaps from her, offered to return her 11-sovereign chain, other members of the public gathered and overpowered him before handing him over to the Adambakkam police station. The police later identified the youth as Verghese of Bengaluru. “He speaks all south Indian languages fluently. We have to check if he has any criminal history,” the police said.


Ragini Madhavan had returned home in her two-wheeler after her grocery shopping when the incident happened. “She had parked her two-wheeler just outside the gate and was taking out the grocery items when the youth, who acted as if he was attending a call on his mobile, suddenly snatched her chain and started running towards his bike, parked 50 metres away,” the police said, quoting the would-be victim.


Ragini Madhavan chased him and as he was trying to start the bike, she grabbed his shirt and pulled him down. As soon as he was down on the ground, he offered to return the chain and pleaded for mercy. While she slapped him, others who gathered around had thrashed him before informing the police.


“We are trying to find out if he was involved in similar crimes in the same neighbourhood as there was another snatching incident that was reported in the morning in Nanganallur,” the police said.

 States:  Tamil Nadu
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#EDU: (#Sight through #Sound) 'Eyeborg' Allows Man to Hear Color | @castellani #yoganomics ://sco.lt/...

#EDU: (#Sight through #Sound) 'Eyeborg' Allows Man to Hear Color | @castellani #yoganomics ://sco.lt/... | Yoganomics | Scoop.it
A man who only sees black and white has created a device, called the "eyeborg," that turns colors into audible tones.
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It sounds like something straight out of a science-fiction movie: "Eyeborg."

Neil Harbisson, a 30-year-old artist and musician, was born with a condition calledachromatopsia, meaning the cone cells in his eyes don't pick up color — so the world to him is, literally, black and white.

 

Since 2004, though, he's experienced color through sound via a device he calls the "eyeborg" (see the photo below). It's a cybernetic third eye of sorts that he keeps strapped to his head at all times. The device translates the wavelengths of different colors into audible tones, then sends them to Harbisson's inner ears via bone conduction. The eyeborg can detect 360 different hues — not nearly as many as the normal human eye is capable of detecting, but still a lot better than no color at all.

From Nautil.us:

"[The eyeborg] transposes color into a continuous electronic beep, exploiting the fact that both light and sound are made up of waves of various frequencies. Red, at the bottom of the visual spectrum and with the lowest frequency, sounds the lowest, and violet, at the top, sounds highest. A chip at the back of Harbisson’s head performs the necessary computations, and a pressure-pad allows color-related sound to be conducted to Harbisson’s inner ear through the vibration of his skull, leaving his outer ears free for normal noise"

 

The device works both ways, too. Harbisson is apparently so accustomed to colors becoming sound that he's able to turn the tones from musical scores into paintings. Eventually, he tells Nautil.us, he'd even like to have the detector surgically implanted.

 

Watch the video to learn more about it.

 
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Overcoming crack cocaine addiction with Bikram Yoga - YouTube

Meet Nosh Hedg, now a Bikram Yoga teacher. 12 years ago he parolled from state prison for the last time, 30 arrests as a juvie and 7 stays in state prison fo...
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Meet @NoshHedg, now a #Bikram #Yogateacher. 12 years ago he parolled from state prison for the last time, 30 arrests as a juvie and 7 stays in state prison for crack addiction and possession, Nosh thought that was his life until he met Jeff Renfro who enrolled him in Bikram yoga. Clean for 12 years Nosh shares his amazing story of courage and determination

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Yoga, Nutrition Education Boost Cancer Therapy | Medindia

Yoga, Nutrition Education Boost Cancer Therapy | Medindia | Yoganomics | Scoop.it

Yoga and diet changes can help young cancer patients manage their disease today and lay the foundation for a healthy future, say researchers.

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Yoga and diet changes can help young cancer patients manage their disease today and lay the foundation for a healthy future, say researchers.

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@KaypachaFest Astrology Forecast for #Nov 6, 2013 #TomLescher

It can't get much more serious, Than it has been of late, I'm seeing the truth of just who I am, In the choices I now must make! Oh, the pressure! Will it ev...
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Aloha!

 

Oh, the pressure!  Will it ever cease?  You may have been asking that question for awhile now and the answer is .... never (haha!).  No, seriously, Mercury goes direct this Sunday, giving the green light to the well thought out (hopefully) plans that have needed to be changed, modified, or scrapped and redone in the past 3 weeks (along with cars, trains, and communication systems!).  While we have been in the school of hard knocks, it is hard knocks that break the rigid old patterns and clear the way for a more enlightened approach to living.  Hang in there, though sometimes the truth hurts, at least you know what is real once it has been revealed!  

It can't get much more serious,Than it has been of late,I'm seeing the truth of just who I am,In the choices I now must make!

 

Well, one thing about making choices and taking action is that you get to see some results!  I want to thank the photographers who responded to the Mantra Book project we have initiated!  It is going to be so cool!  I am also on the last pages of finally editing the first Astrology 101 webinar, so we will be putting it out in ebook form soon too!  The "Intimacy and Relationship in the Horoscope" webinar is just better and better the deeper we go into it, and together we are finding new aspects to every archetype through the study.  The first two are recorded and available if you would still like to join.  I don't know when I will actually get around to editing the written version, as I have Astrology 201 to do first..... these days it doesn't seem to matter how much you get done as there is always more to do!!!!!  I hope are living your passion 'cuz then you get more of that, too!!!!!

 

Namaste', Aloha, So Much Love,
 

Kaypacha
 

PS.  Oh yeah, I'm also excited to announce that my friend and awesome astrologer Maurice Fernandez will be our NPA Community expert for the month of November.  I'll be interviewing him this weekend about all the astrology that is going on in the months ahead.  If you are not in the NPA Community you should check it out.... lots of astrology there if you are into learning.... one way or the other.... Injoy!
 

PPS  Oh yeah, the attached heliocentric chart!  I'm going to start including more of the helio perspective from now on.  Most astrology these days is geocentric (earth as the center) but the heliocentric (Sun as the center) really gives a bigger, broader, perspective and shows alignments/timing that is important.  You will see that rather than showing the Sun and the Moon, you will see the symbol for the Earth (Gaia) in Taurus (opposite where the Sun is seen in Scorpio).  Especially watch Mercury and Venus, as they orbit inside the Earth's orbit and..... drum roll please.... there are no retrogrades in Heliocentric astrology!!!!  Yeah!

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#chefyogui our #heart is with @yoganomics ... @castellani

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Wellness in L.A.

Wellness in L.A. | Yoganomics | Scoop.it
Turning to yoga instead of physical therapy to pick yourself up when an injury has you down
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"Is there anything going on in anyone’s body that I need to know about?” Arms shoot up in the afternoon class Jasmine Lieb teaches.

 

What follows at the Santa Monica studio is a five- to ten-minute discussion that sometimes resembles an emergency room intake session. While it’s not unusual for yoga instructors to ask students if they have any issues in their bodies that day, the information is typically used to help the afflicted modify certain moves the class will be performing. In the case of Lieb’s class, the information will dictate how everyone will move for the next 90 minutes.

 

The 40 or so students assembled here are practicing yoga therapy, a discipline intended to address physical injuries, health concerns, and even emotional challenges.

 

But in some ways it’s easier to explain what yoga therapy isn’t than what it is. It’s not so-called power yoga, flow yoga, hot yoga, or any of the other types that aim to drench students in sweat, liberate them of 400 calories, provide Gumby-like pliability, or create washboard abs. This is not the class for those aspiring to stand on their heads in the middle of the room, either, though it’s precisely the place where some headstanders with crunched vertebrae wind up. “I took class after class, and I would balance on my head and try to do big back bends,” Westchester yoga teacher Tiffany Reason told me of her initial yoga experience. “By nighttime my lower back would be worse instead of better.” But in Lieb’s yoga therapy classes Reason felt as though she had found “real yoga.” She went on to become an apprentice of Lieb’s and now teaches her method.

 

During the discussion at the start of class, Lieb asks students to describe their pain (“Achy or sharp?” and “Does it radiate out or stay in one spot?”), and she follows up with anatomical questions (“Is it the L4 or L5 vertebra?”) to gain a better understanding of what’s happening in their bodies and minds. One afternoon in Santa Monica a muscular guy in his thirties describes hip pain that’s exacerbated when he sits on his surfboard. A fortysomething woman says her sciatica has been acting up ever since a workout on the Culver City stairs. A young mother tells how a fall from her bike left her with a sore tailbone. I’ve shown up with what I call driver’s hip. A stiffness and soreness deep in my right hip joint occasionally jolt me awake at night, the muscles having been antagonized by how I pump my gas and brake pedals when battling L.A. traffic.

 

Lieb guides us collectively through a series of movements that in one way or another address each of the issues raised by students. When the ailments are particularly disparate, Lieb might tackle them in succession, starting with a move to release the hip muscles, say, then segueing into a pose that continues to work the hips while targeting the shoulders and neck.

 

Lieb, who is 60 years old with spiky blond hair and a British accent softened by 34 years of living in Venice, was an early practitioner of yoga therapy. She began training to teach the style in Los Angeles in 1980 before joining YogaWorks not long after its opening in 1987. Soon after, she developed a yoga therapy program for senior citizens at Santa Monica College’s Emeritus College, and she became one of the first members of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT). In the 1990s, she taught her method to patients in the offices of doctors, acupuncturists, and chiropractors as well as at the Sports Medicine Institute of Los Angeles.

 

According to the IAYT, Los Angeles is home to more than 80 yoga therapists and six schools (one of them headed by Lieb) that train yoga therapy teachers. Many yoga therapists work with students one-on-one in clinical settings that resemble physical therapy offices. The difference is that where physical therapy helps patients’ bodies recover, yoga therapy “does that, plus,” says Helen Lavretsky, M.D., a professor at UCLA’s Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. “It allows you to learn tools that put you in charge of your psychological reactions to the injury—the stress-producing reactions. People get anxious. Their minds suffer, too,” she says, adding that yoga therapy students tend to feel empowered. “It teaches you tools for when you’re gone from the therapeutic environment. You’re all of a sudden in charge of your own recovery.”

 

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Yoga was introduced to Los Angeles in the 1940s when a teacher by the name of Indra Devi opened a yoga studio in Hollywood, seeking to lead the way to physical, emotional, and spiritual balance. It was an inherently therapeutic style of yoga that counted Greta Garbo, Gloria Swanson, and Marilyn Monroe among its most famous early adopters. By the late 1970s, when Lieb received training from Devi, L.A. had become well established as an epicenter of yoga. Now 20.4 million Americans practice yoga, according to a 2012 study commissioned by Yoga Journal, with courses being taught everywhere from gyms to boot camp-style retreats.

 

However, the iterations of yoga geared toward the masses aren’t necessarily faithful to tradition. According to Lavretsky, who’s also a member of the American Board of Holistic and Integrative Medicine and a certified yoga instructor, these styles represent “an artificial Americanization of yoga.” The competitive edge they introduce has contributed to an increase in yoga injuries. “Yoga is about you, your own path, your own development,” she says. “You don’t compete with one another.” At least, you’re not supposed to.

 

Despite the many studies—including several by Harvard Medical School researchers—showing the health benefits of yoga, doctors tend to be unaware of yoga therapy. “We need more research and more standardization of training before anybody believes it,” Lavretsky says. The IAYT has developed accreditation standards for its member schools, which could eventually lead to physicians writing yoga prescriptions that are covered by health insurance, as physical therapy is.

 

One thing that sets Lieb’s style apart is her ability to provide individual attention in a group setting. The IAYT’s teaching guidelines recommend that yoga therapists study anatomy and basic physiology and be versed in the terminology of modern health care, but Lieb also integrates shared aspects of craniosacral therapy and Oriental medicine, including reflexology and what’s known as zone therapy.

 

Injuries mostly occur, Lieb believes, when we’re distracted or making unhealthy choices, whether emotional or physical. “The term yoga means balance,” she explained to me on a recent afternoon as we sat in the living room of her cozy bungalow sipping lemon-infused water. “So when you’re injured, it means there’s a lack of balance.” If that seems like a theory most yogis subscribe to, surprisingly it’s not. “The majority of the people on the planet most likely think yoga is physical exercise, but that’s not all it is,” she said.

 

This September Lieb launched one of the most comprehensive programs of its kind in the country: A two-year, 1,000-hour yoga therapy curriculum, “liv-INg yoga with jasmine lieb” is based in a Westchester studio and expands on the courses she leads at YogaWorks (including at the Westwood branch) and Santa Monica College. A key principle of everything she teaches is to break unhealthy patterns of movement and establish healthy ones. “Your body wasn’t meant to sit at a desk or drive on the 405,” she often reminds the class. “It was designed to stand up and run long distances.” By deconstructing traditional yoga poses and guiding us through them in a slow, methodical way, she helps us release the tensions in overworked muscles and retrain them. For instance, a hip-opening pose unwinds the clenched muscles in my driver’s hip, followed by a bridge pose to stabilize my pelvis and gently move it from a sitting to a standing position. It’s knowledge that I—and everyone else in class—can take away each time we get in the car and drive back onto the streets of L.A.

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#NamasteFestival 2013 | #Jakarta (#Nov - #Dec)

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The Namaste Festival 2013 will be held in Jakarta this coming November - December. Find other great events right here in this guide.

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The annual Namaste Festival is an annual event of Yoga, Healing, and Well-being which is dedicated to serve the soaring interest for knowledge in yoga and well being activities in Indonesia. It hopes to bring together a community of renowned international and Indonesian yoga and healing masters, practitioners, and health enthusiasts. The event will lasts from 29th November – 1st December 2013 at The Sultan Hotel Jakarta.

 

For further information on tickets, log on to www.namastefestival.com or HERE - or you can simply call +6221 360 099 72 or email at info@namastefestival.com

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#Namaste Yoga 49 #KriyaYoga - #PaulGangade - #Kriyā ~"action, deed, effort"

Kriyā (in Sanskrit "action, deed, effort") Join Melissa: http://www.melissawest.com/?ap_id=YogaYak Download: http://yogayak.com/yoga-classes/namaste-yoga-49-...
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Existing through the five levels of yoga

 

Namaste Yoga 49 Introduction to Kriya Yoga with Paul Gangade

The class introduce us to the first 6 of 18 postures in the series as presented by kriya yoga. Paul will join us later for two more classes to round out this practice. #Kriya #Hatha #Yoga includes asanas, physical postures of relaxation, bandahs, muscular locks, and mudras, gestures, all of which bring about greater health, peace and the awakening of the principal energy centers, the "#chakras";. Babaji has selected a particularly effective series of 18 postures, which are taught in stages and in pairs. One cares for the physical body not for its own sake but as a vehicle or temple of the Divine. Kriya Yoga is “Action with Awareness.” It is a means of self-knowledge, of knowing the truth of our being. The first objective of Kriya Hatha Yoga is deep physical and mental relaxation. Asana deals directly with the material part of the physical totality. The body can become purified of many disorders and irregularities by asana. The variety of asana grants flexibility and a sense of lightness and buoyancy in the body, so that gravity has less an effect on it. Ultimately the 18 asana series will awaken the energy centers along the spine and stimulate the uncurling of kundalini, our potential power and consciousness.

 

Yoga can help with ailments such as: 

Arterial hypertension
Burns excess fat
Nervous weakness
Constipation
Indigestion
Diabetes
Bronchitis
Dyspepsia
Chronic cold & cough
Bronchial asthma   
Congestion
Ailments of back, neck & waist
Spondalitis (Spine)
Myopia
Menstrual Disorders
Abdomen & buttocks
Arthritis
Sciatica pain  
Hip Joint Pain
Heart Disease
Knee,Ankle joint pain
Asinophilla
Lumbar Pain
Rheumatism
Relieving flatulence
Mental disorders
Cervical spondylysis
Body stiffness
Genital disease
Toned liver, pancreas, kidney & bladder
Enlarged & congested liver & inactive kidney
Urinary disorders
High Blood Pressure
Low Blood Pressure
Acidity
Piles
Renal Calculi  
Appendicitis
Headache
Pyorrhoea
Tonsillitis


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@BikramMemphis: Lease Heats Up Overton Square | @castellani #yoganomics http://sco.lt/...

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Bikram Yoga Lease Heats Up Overton Square

Bikram Yoga Memphis owners Christine Boyer and Isaac Christopherhave signed a lease to open a new studio at Overton Square, pushing occupancy at the revived district close to 80 percent.

 

Boyer and Christopher signed a 3,500-square-foot lease on the second floor of the building that formerly housed the ice-skating rink and Palm Court Restaurant, joining Cardio Barre.

 

“Bikram is exactly the type of established destination tenant we wanted for the second floor of the old Palm Court building,” said Aaron Petree, vice president of brokerage for Loeb Properties. “They will be a great complement to the existing tenants and will offer Overton Square patrons another option for healthy living.”

 

Bikram Yoga Memphis opened in 2005 on Sanderlin Center in East Memphis. Opening a new location at Overton Square, which will be called Bikram Hot Yoga Memphis, will help the company reach a much wider audience, Christopher said. The new location is expected to open this winter.

 

Bikram Yoga uses heat and 26 different poses to work every part of the body.

 

The hot yoga room will use an advanced heating system with fresh air circulation, and the flooring will be built with closed-cell, anti-microbial technology.

 

In addition to yoga, Bikram Hot Yoga Memphis will offer deep tissue and sports massage therapy, Ayurvedic therapies, education and private consultations.

 

The Bikram Hot Yoga Memphis lease brings occupancy at Overton Square to 78 percent.


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#BikramYoga provides neighbors in York a new, healthy experience

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A new type of yoga makes its way to York. Bikram yoga is all over the nation, and the world, and now neighbors can enjoy its benefits in York. The studio is located in the South York Plaza, on Pauline Drive.
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A new type of yoga makes its way to York.  Bikram yoga is all over the nation, and the world, and now neighbors can enjoy its benefits in York.  The studio is located in the South York Plaza, on Pauline Drive.  Instructors say Bikram is different from hot yoga.  It’s a 26-posture series that works the entire body in a heated and humidity-controlled room.

Studio Owner, Denyse Kling says, “Anybody who has issues sleeping, people with migraines, anybody with high blood pressure, cholesterol, issues with their thyroid, metabolic issues, gastric upset, their knees, back neck, it’s extraordinary.”

 

You can partake in the grand opening of the Bikram studio on Saturday.  Classes will be held from 8 AM- 4 PM.



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#JAMESAVERILL: Shoppers surprised by huge #yogaflashmob in Midsummer Place | @castellani @flashmobyoga

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A HUNDRED yoga enthusiasts took over the city centre this weekend with a flash mob at Midsummer Place.
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Yoga flash mob takes shoppers by surprise on Saturday

 

A HUNDRED yoga enthusiasts took over the city centre this weekend with a flash mob at Midsummer Place.

 

The ‘Yogis’ laid claim to one of the busiest places in the city during peak shopping time on Saturday afternoon, when they unfurled their mats in the main concourse of the shopping centre.

 

The project, led by local yoga schools and teachers who work to bring yoga to everyone, started with just two random yogis, but within minutes there were more than 100 people moving silently in sequence, all dressed in white tops to symbolise peace.

 

The group – a mixture of all ages and abilities from kids to retirees – showed how yoga can make you strong and supple as they made their way through the challenging moves, before departing as if nothing had ever happened!

 

Deborah Berryman, one of the organisers, said that while yoga has become hugely popular, even more people could benefit.

She said: “The ‘Peace in the City’ Flashmob was to help to raise awareness of yoga and meditation as a lifestyle choice – helping everyone to find a little bit of peace and calm in the chaos of life. “Judging by the interest shown from the onlooking crowd, we may have achieved that goal.”

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M & F #Students Fear #YogaPants & Leggings will be #Banned @occupyoga

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On Monday, North Haven High School students, both males and females, walked the halls in yoga pants and leggings as a part of a student protest.
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On Monday, North Haven High School students, both males and females, walked the halls in yoga pants and leggings as a part of a student protest.

Student’s received word that a ban on yoga pants and leggings make take effect this week.

 

"If we've worn t hem this long and there hasn't been any issues then I think we should be able to continue to wear them," said student Christina Sanzari.

 

The school’s principal, Russell J. Dallai, told the Hartford Courant, “We want to work with our kids so they can understand that things need to be school appropriate.”

 

Parents agree that clothing should be appropriate but also believe it is unfair to ban anything clothing item that has been so popular and worn without problems in the past.

 

"They were spending a lot of their own money on their back to school clothes and they bought  yoga pants and if they can't wear them their wardrobe is limited," said parent Kelly Ross.

 

Many students have already signed a petition against the ban and one student, Nathaly Roman, told the Hartford Courant, “Right now it’s like a war between the students and the administration.”

 

A meeting for students, parents, and faculty will be held in the library after-school on Wednesday to discuss the ban.
 

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#InnerPathYoga (#LaGrange, #GA. 30240)

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inner path yoga and fitness studio, llc

206 smith street  lagrange, ga. 30240  706.594.1601

info@yourinnerpath.com

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The doors here are open toanyone looking for a fitness program that is not intimidating, but accepting of all sizes and shapes, flexibility or inflexibility, strength or weakness. The asana classes are done in a relaxed and non-competitive atmosphere in which the breath is used as a constant point of reference for returning to and resting in the present moment.

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