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They say whatever floats your… goat and people across Suffolk have been getting joy from a yoga craze. 

A lot of yoga classes had to move online during the pandemic and it has only been in recent months that people have been able to come together. So what better way to get outdoors than take part in goat yoga. 

Originating from America, sessions now take place in a tranquil corner of Easton Farm Park near Woodbridge in Suffolk. 

Diana Malone brought the craze to East Anglia six years ago after some encouragement from her friend.

The goats roam around people doing yoga Credit: ITV Anglia

Diana says the activity releases peoples ‘happy hormones’ and can turn them into different people. 

Those taking part in the yoga said no ifs, no butts, they found the experience peaceful.

Credit: ITV Anglia

The goats, unsurprisingly, are not always well behaved though. In the past they have made getaways with people’s shoes and bags but luckily there is a goat handler at the ready. 



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Several Monroe County residents said goodbye to a full head of hair to help a worthy cause. Boundless yoga in Stroudsburg held a head shaving event on Saturday to raise money for pediatric cancer research.

Attendees donated money to St. Baldrick’s Foundation, which is the largest non-government funder of pediatric cancer research. In return, four women and two men buzzed off their hair. A boundless yoga instructor tells us she decided to take action and help when a co-workers daughter was diagnosed with cancer a few years ago.

“I wanted to be able to do something, it was just a helpless feeling. I couldn’t imagine what they were going through and I started doing the research and I found St. Baldrick’s, it’s such a good cause and such a reputable foundation,” Jennifer Miller, said.

If you’re not quite ready to shave your long locks you can give back to the cause by visiting the St. Baldrick’s Foundation website.





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Yoga is not only about increasing flexibility and strength. Performing yoga daily is good for your mental, physical as well spiritual well being. Here are some valid reasons to incorporate this asana into your workout routine.

It relieves stiffness in the shoulders, spine and neck.

It strengthens and stretches calf muscles.

It opens your shoulders, chest, and upper back.

It improves the motion in your ankles.

It helps with detoxification and improves overall health.

It improves breathing and cultivates internal heat.

It boosts confidence



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Malaika Arora-approved yoga poses for healthy skin&nbsp

Who does not want healthy and glowing skin? But since most of us lead a busy, hectic, and most unhealthy lifestyle, having flawless skin looks nothing but a far-fetched dream. If that’s the case, Bollywood’s diva Malaika Arora, however, has something in store for you all.

Malaika who is a fitness enthusiast has made yoga a daily part of life. The mother of one, Malaika’s Insta is a one-stop guide to everything related to fashion, fitness, lifestyle, and beauty. 

As a part of her #MalaikasMoveOfTheWeek, Malaika shares pictorial and video tutorials of different yoga poses. The actress who is known for her flawless and radiant skin once shared a video in which she demonstrated three yoga poses that result in healthy-looking skin. Wondering what are the asanas? Read on!

Yoga poses that benefit skin:

  • Sarvangasana (Shoulder Stand Pose)

The shoulder stand pose regulates the flow of blood towards as one’s face is upside down. “This is how the quality and texture of your skin improves while also building strength around shoulders and back,” Malaika wrote in the caption. Sarvangasana can be very effective in purifying the blood as well. It also helps to keep your hormones in check.

This pose helps to reduce stress, calm the mind, and improves your digestive process, all of which has an amazing effect on your skin. It also helps in calming your mind, reducing stress and fatigue. Its regular practice can also improve the digestive process. This yoga pose is also known to regulate your metabolism and remove toxins from your body.

  • Trikonasana (Triangle Pose)

Trikonasana is a pose that opens the chest and shoulders. This opening of the chest allows a supply of fresh oxygen to the skin. Along with benefiting the skin, it also gives you toned arms, legs, and thighs as you practice regularly. This helps in removing toxins, clear out blockages, and kill free radicals leaving you with healthy and glowing skin. It is also a great opener for the heart, lungs, and chest which ultimately supplies more oxygen to the skin. 

Check out Malaika Arora’s yoga video below:

Things to keep in mind while doing yoga – 

  1. Wear comfortable and light clothes 
  2. Do not eat right before doing yoga
  3. Do not force yourself for a pose
  4. Allow yourself to relax
  5. Breath properly
  6. Do not forget to stretch before and after your exercise
  7. Consistency is the key to a healthy mind and body

     



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Sama Yoga Center has received the prestigious Best Yoga Studio Award for the entire Gold Coast, as featured in New Canaan Darien & Rowayton Magazine, as well as Westport Magazine, Stamford Magazine, and Greenwich Magazine. Best of the Gold Coast is, according to the publisher’s website, “a celebration of the best Fairfield County has to offer when it comes to food & drink, style & beauty, and living & home.”

Sama Yoga Center has been a staple in the community since 2015, as Fairfield County’s premiere boutique yoga center and accredited training academy. Sama is lauded for its inclusive, substantial programming, impeccable commitment to quality, connecting community and giving back. With a meditation garden designed by Wesley Stout Associates, students move seamlessly from indoor to outdoor classes, enjoying a serene atmosphere and beautiful view. Radiant heated floors, ample covered parking, and spacious locker rooms elevate the experience. 

Sama’s founder Rebekah Jacobs and her team are thrilled to have been voted BEST YOGA STUDIO, BEST OF THE GOLD COAST and want to say THANK YOU for your support. As a way to give back, and to thank our first responders for all that they do, Sama will offer a special restorative class for our local police force, fire force, and first responders on Saturday, August 14th, from 4-5pm.

Visit samayogacenter.com for more info.



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The Billings Public Library will be hosting free yoga in park classes with instructor Besla Book at Pioneer Park on Thursday, August 5th and Thursday, August 12th at 10am.

Classes are held near the tennis court on the east side of the park and focus on Yin Yoga (a long, stretchy hold). Beginners to advanced players are welcome. Space is limited. Registration and accident exemption form are required.

Lovec qualified for the Yoga Alliance in 2010. I started studying yoga in 1973. He earned a master’s degree in health and wellness from MSUB and was qualified as a personal trainer in 2016.

In addition to yoga classes, use the library’s book bike to provide more information about library resources.

Billings Public Library Hosts “Park Yoga” | Local News

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2021-07-31

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, July 31, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — YOGA HOROSCOPE is an astrology website founded by Simone Petra Pinkhasova that provides weekly horoscopes with yoga and wellness rituals for each of the 12 zodiac signs. The weekly reading presents aspirational content with yoga and mindfulness practices to encourage a holistic approach to living based on the current lunar cycle and monthly transits.

“Horoscopes are my method to extract symbols from the subconscious; a language to understand how and why we express particular behaviours. Combined with the art of yoga, I hope to support people in connecting to their deeper purpose in life. ” – Simone Pinkhasova.

The weekly horoscopes are crafted to provoke, entertain, and ignite a sense of purpose in readers. Narrating from a snappy and somewhat detached perspective, Pinkhasova gives each zodiac sign a persona and dictates their efforts for the week like a cantankerous Great Aunt. At the end of each reading, a yoga or mindfulness class is prescribed for each zodiac sign to align with their energy that week. The practices are meant to establish balance, so if you’re a feisty Aries, you’re likely to receive a yoga class that tempers the fire and offers a sense of fluidity to release.

“My horoscopes are based on the Ayurvedic ideology that like attracts like, and opposite heals,” says Pinkhasova, “I choose a yoga class to neutralize overabundant energy or incite impassivity depending on what each zodiac needs to achieve harmony.”

Yoga Horoscope recently released the Astrology and Abundance Quiz for readers to discover how to manage their money better. The quiz uses the four zodiac elements earth, air, fire, and water, to discern how individuals succeed and sustain wealth. The results provide readers with a guide to understand how to optimize their time, money, efforts, and resources to attain abundance. The yoga offered in the results aligns the body and creates space to listen for readers to work with the cosmic energy and integrate themselves with more intention.

Yoga Horoscope is sponsored by Practice with Clara. Clara’s yoga apps facilitate conscious movement and offer inspired living through education and effortful yoga, martial arts, mantra, and meditation practices. Clara Roberts-Oss is the app’s founder and creates practices that stem from the Ayurvedic approach that like-attracts-like, and opposite heals.

Yoga and astrology are systems for the individual to gain more awareness of themselves and their world. Both are empowering techniques to understand the behaviours, motivations, and subconscious patterns that motivate human action.

“Receiving and writing horoscopes is my method to liberate the potential—the gift—in each individual. I am grateful to Clara Roberts-Oss for providing the yoga so readers can embody the practices that liberate the body, mind, and soul.” – Simone Petra Pinkhasaova.

Astrology may help us define the purpose and connect to the qualities in others and our environments that incur the best outcome. Yoga offers a practice to ignite balance through conscious movement, breathwork, and mindfulness practices such as mantra and meditation. Bringing the two together helps the practitioner refine and align within themselves and connect to the greater good within themselves and humanity.

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Simone Petra Pinkhasova is a Serbian-born yoga practitioner whose passion for philosophy, poetry, and performative arts led her to the study of the stars. Simone writes weekly horoscopes for each of the 12 zodiac signs and offers complimentary practices such as yoga and meditation to guide readers to a state of inner balance and equanimity.

Clara Roberts-Oss is an international vinyasa yoga teacher, producer, and entrepreneur from New York City living in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Clara hosts global teacher training, events, and workshops and founded the Practice With Clara platform, where she creates videos on yoga and related content. Practice With Clara features styles such as Vinyasa, Hatha Yoga, Prenatal, and Restorative Yoga.

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Simone Petra Pinkhasova, Yoga Horoscope, 1 6047263213, simonepinkhasova@gmail.com

 

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A leafy tree rises up through a circular opening in this Brazilian residence and yoga studio, which was designed by the architectural office of Stemmer Rodrigues.


The 350-square-metre home is located near Guaíba Lake in Eldorado do Sul, a town in the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul.

The project’s name, Anada House, stems from a term commonly used in Hinduism to refer to “supreme bliss.”

Anada House acts as a residence and a yoga studio

“The choice directly refers to the owner’s wish of transforming her house into a bright space to live in and to receive students for yoga and meditation classes,” said Stemmer Rodrigues, which is based in the nearby city of Porto Alegre.

Situated on a rectangular, 600-square-metre plot, the house rises two levels. Exterior walls consist of concrete, glass and wood.

Anada House has a curved walkway supported by columns
A circular opening in its roof canopy allows a tree to grow through

On the front elevation, a curved walkway passes under a concrete canopy supported by angled columns, which are meant to resemble tree trunks. An elliptical, six-metre-wide cutout in the canopy accommodates a pau ferro tree.

Atop the canopy is a terrace that adjoins a slatted wall made of cumaru wood. One level higher, on the roof, is a cistern for rainwater collection.

Within the dwelling, there is a clear distinction between public and private areas.

The ground floor holds a yoga studio, kitchen, dining area and living room. On the upper level, one finds three bedrooms.

The yoga studio has wooden flooring
Light diffuses through frosted glass in the yoga studio

The interior offers a fluid layout and finishes such as exposed concrete and wooden flooring. In the yoga studio, diffused light enters through a curved wall made of frosted glass.

At the rear of the ground level, glazed doors open onto a marble terrace, where the homeowner can receive friends and family.

Anada House by Stemmer Rodrigues in Brazil
A marble terrace provides space for entertaining

Other projects in Rio Grande do Sul include a white concrete residence by Rafael Lorentz that stands on a hilltop, and a home by Hype Studio that has a glass-bottom pool and a garage for antique cars.

The photography is by Lucas Franck/NMLSS.



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Is the power of yoga, meditation and conscious shift towards spirituality enough to pull someone back from the deepest pits of drug addiction and alcoholism? The powerful and intense real-life story of Anjali Talcherkar, told vividly in her new book “Yoga of Rehab: The Twelve Sutras for Transcending Addiction” is a testimony to the life-changing potential of the yogic way of life.

Talcherkar, born to Eastern Indian parents and raised in a rural farm town near Illinois, US, turned to alcohol and drugs in late teenage years, falling deeper into the nexus of pills, drinks and denial about her addiction. In the book, the author explains how she was doing the rounds between relapse and self-discipline, supported by peers, parents and mental healthcare practitioners. During rehabilitation, she met and married her husband, who she eventually lost to a drug overdose. Having hit rock bottom, Talcherkar finally found her ‘blessing’, and began her arduous journey from the dark to the light.

“Yoga of Rehab” is the brave story of Talcherkar climbing out from the dark abyss of addiction. The path of yoga, meditation and SKY (Sudarshan Kriya Yoga) helped her recover. Today, she is out of addiction, is a certified yoga teacher and has obtained a Doctorate in Integrative Medicine. The book also details specific asanas (having specific mantras and mottos), besides some practical tasks for the readers.

Anjali Talcherkar in conversation with IANSlife:

Q: In the book, you detail the profound impact yoga and meditation had in your life, especially in deaddiction. When were you first introduced to it? What about it moved you to quit and start afresh?

A: I was first introduced to yoga meditation in my early 20’s. I followed predecessors like Deepak Chopra and others until I was introduced to the Art of Living foundation in 2005 through my mother, who was a devotee. It was a time in my life when I was really struggling with addiction and traditional methods like therapy and medication could only go so far. I feel yoga and meditation reached deeper levels, helping me release trauma and underlying emotional issues causing the addictive pattern. Once I started to feel healthy mentally, physically, and emotionally, this was a new level of freedom I hadn’t experienced before. Yoga and meditation showed me the doorway to Self. Once in touch with Self, inner contentment results — there is no longer a need to intoxicate yourself with external substances. This is the freedom I experience today in my life.

Q: You also mentioned that the nomenclature of an ‘addict’, or a ‘hardcore addict’ can be stigmatizing. Across borders, where do you think we could strengthen institutional support for people struggling with drug addiction?

A: Yes, absolutely. Labels do no justice in describing or identifying who you really are at your core. No words or labels can. I think people form an identity around the label and then have a hard time letting it go, even years after being free from the addiction. We can see humans as more than a label and level the playing field. All humans experience struggles in life, but to marry them to a label permanently is simply pathologizing and counterproductive. Of course, this is how the Western medical paradigm operates for many reasons, including profitability. There’s more money in treating addiction vs curing it. So, let’s start by taking the hype out of addiction (i.e., normalise it). Because lets’ face it, the world has a propensity toward addictions (food, drugs, relationships, the internet, etc.) the list could go on ad infinitum. In short, there is a need to shift the current medical paradigm and disease ideology.

Q: Both yoga and meditation are considered alternate therapies. Being a yoga coach and CAM expert, do you feel the need to mainstream access to such treatments, both in the US and in India?

A: Yes, I do because these modalities work. Point blank. I’ve worked in several different rehabs over the years, and I have seen CAM treatments slowly finding their way into treatment centers, which is very positive. The main issue is the lack of insurance coverage for such treatments. Generally, unless CAM interventions are offered within the treatment program itself, people pay out of pocket. So, basically, there is a need to mainstream CAM modalities, make them accessible to underserved populations, and affordable to the masses.

Q: Finally, after every relapse, what kept you going and striving towards health and deaddiction?

A: I will preface my response by stating upfront that I do not see relapse as a failure. Sometimes people need to take a few steps back to move ahead, and that is fine: it’s a personal journey. In my coaching work, I refer to a harm-reduction model, meaning abstinence could be one goal but not necessarily uniform for everyone. Some people want to cut back for a while and that works for them. While conducting my doctoral research, I re-introduced alcohol back into my life in a moderate and responsible manner. I was abstinent for 6 years until I made that decision; my view on addiction changed through my academic research. Sobriety does not necessarily mean abstinence and vice versa. If you look up the definition of sobriety, it reads, “of sound and reason mind.” I don’t consider myself an addict in recovery anymore because I have healed myself.



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