Daily Archives: May 29, 2019

Horoscope ♉: 05/29/2019


Horoscope ♉:
05/29/2019

You may be called upon to host a gathering in your own home, Taurus. At first this could throw you into a panic because you don’t think your house is clean enough. Don’t worry. It’s probably impeccable. You’re the only one who will notice any dust, so don’t sweat it.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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Today’s Holiday: Procession of the Holy Blood


Today’s Holiday:
Procession of the Holy Blood

This procession is a major religious event in Bruges, Belgium, to venerate the Holy Blood of Christ said to have been brought back from the Second Crusade by Thierry d’Alsace, count of Flanders, in 1150. Through living tableaux, the procession tells the story of the Bible, from the fall of Adam and Eve on through the New Testament stories. Some dozen groups also depict the triumphant return of Thierry d’Alsace to Bruges. When the procession has returned to Burg Square, the bishop of Bruges lifts the relic of the Holy Blood and blesses the crowd. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: René Barrientos (1919)


Today’s Birthday:
René Barrientos (1919)

Barrientos was elected vice president of Bolivia in 1964, but he soon broke with the president and joined other army officers in a coup. He was installed as head of a military junta and became the sole president after winning the 1966 elections. He launched a moderate—albeit military—administration, retaining the reforms instituted by his predecessors. Three years later, he died in a helicopter crash. Why did he once jump out of an airplane with a parachute that had earlier failed to open? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Old West Outlaw Pearl Hart Robs a Stagecoach (1899)


This Day in History:
Old West Outlaw Pearl Hart Robs a Stagecoach (1899)

Hart was an American outlaw whose notoriety stemmed primarily from the fact that she was female. Her early life was fairly ordinary. She grew up wealthy and eloped at 16. In 1893, after seeing Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, she left her abusive husband and went west, where she acquired a taste for cigars, liquor, and morphine. In 1899, she helped rob a stagecoach, making away with over $400. She was apprehended, escaped, was recaptured, and then tried for her crimes. Why was she later pardoned? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Henry James


Quote of the Day:
Henry James

The right time is any time that one is still so lucky as to have. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Armillary Sphere


Article of the Day:
Armillary Sphere

Used as early as the third century BCE, armillary spheres are astronomical models of the celestial sphere—an imaginary sphere surrounding the Earth, upon which the celestial bodies seem to lie. Fixed and movable rings representing circles of the celestial sphere, such as the ecliptic and the celestial equator, allow astronomers to use armillary spheres to determine the movements and positions of stars. A representation of this device is prominently featured on what country’s national flag? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: have (one’s) name taken


Idiom of the Day:
have (one’s) name taken

In football (soccer), to receive a yellow card (and thus have one’s name recorded in the referee’s booklet). Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: ameliorate


Word of the Day:
ameliorate

Definition: (verb) To make better.

Synonyms: improve, amend

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Romanian deadlifts “how-to”


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Romanian deadlifts

Romanian deadlifts “how-to”

How to get rid of cellulite…and increase your general health


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How to get rid of cellulite...and increase your general health

How to get of cellulite…and increase your general health

How to get rid of cellulite…and increase your general health


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How to get rid of cellulite...and increase your general health

How to get of cellulite…and increase your general health

ESL: MODAL VERBS (ESL=ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE)


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ESL: MODAL VERBS

ESL: MODAL VERBS

Watch “leonard cohen dance me to the end of love” on YouTube


Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin
Dance me through the panic till I’m gathered safely in
Lift me like an olive branch and be my homeward dove
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love

Oh, let me see your beauty when the witnesses are gone
Let me feel you moving like they do in Babylon
Show me slowly what I only know the limits of
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the wedding now, dance me on and on
Dance me very tenderly and dance me very long
We’re both of us beneath our love, we’re both of us above
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the children who are asking to be born
Dance me through the curtains that our kisses have outworn
Raise a tent of shelter now, though every thread is torn
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin
Dance me through the panic till I’m gathered safely in
Touch me with your naked hand or touch me with your glove
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love
Songwriters: Leonard Cohen
Dance Me to the End of Love lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Watch “Perla Batalla & Julie Christensen – Anthem” on YouTube


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    The birds they sang
    At the break of day
    Start again
    I heard them say
    Don’t dwell on what
    Has passed away
    Or what is yet to be
    Yeah the wars they will
    Be fought again
    The holy dove
    She will be caught again
    Bought and sold
    And bought again
    The dove is never free

    Ring the bells (ring the bells) that still can ring
    Forget your perfect offering
    There is a crack in everything (there is a crack in everything)
    That’s how the light gets in

    We asked for signs
    The signs were sent
    The birth betrayed
    The marriage spent
    Yeah the widowhood
    Of every government
    Signs for all to see

    I can’t run no more
    With that lawless crowd
    While the killers in high places
    Say their prayers out loud
    But they’ve summoned, they’ve summoned up
    A thundercloud
    And they’re going to hear from me

    Ring the bells that still can ring

    Forget your perfect offering
    There is a crack, a crack in everything (there is a crack in everything)
    That’s how the light gets in

    You can add up the parts
    You won’t have the sum
    You can strike up the march
    There is no drum
    Every heart, every heart to love will come
    But like a refugee

    Ring the bells that still can ring
    Forget your perfect offering
    There is a crack, a crack in everything (there is a crack in everything)
    That’s how the light gets in
    Ring the bells that still can ring (ring the bells that still can ring)
    Forget your perfect offering
    There is a crack, a crack in everything (there is a crack in everything)
    That’s how the light gets in
    That’s how the light gets in
    That’s how the light gets in

    Songwriters: Leonard Cohen

    Anthem lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Bikram Yoga is a special form of Yoga which was founded by the Indian Yoga guru Bikram Choudhury. It subsequently gained quite a bit of popularity. 


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Bikram Yoga is a special form of Yoga which was founded by the Indian Yoga guru Bikram Choudhury. It subsequently gained quite a bit of popularity.

Bikram Yoga is a special form of Yoga which was founded by the Indian Yoga guru Bikram Choudhury. It subsequently gained quite a bit of popularity.

Bikram Yoga is a special form of Yoga which was founded by the Indian Yoga guru Bikram Choudhury. It subsequently gained quite a bit of popularity. This yoga regime consists of sessions of a duration of about 90 minutes. In this duration the Yogi needs to go through 26 poses in succession. The special characteristic is that this form of Yoga needs to be performed in rooms where high temperature is maintained. The temperature typically goes as high as 105 degrees Fahrenheit. Also the humidity is kept high at around 40 percent.

In recent times, different form of hot Yoga has become prevalent. But it must be remembered that Yoga performed in hot temperature is not necessarily Bikram Yoga. There has been lack of understanding among many people as to what is and what is not Bikram Yoga. A sizeable percentage of people doing hot Yoga erroneously think they are performing Bikram Yoga. In reality they might actually be performing Vinayasa Yoga inside a hot room.

Bikram Yoga and Its Creator

Bikram Choudhury was a seasoned Yoga practitioner and guru for many years in India. He created this form of Yoga and all the poses within, from his long experience and deep knowledge. Bikram had proven his mettle, time and again, in this ancient art and actually was able to develop this special branch which proved to be quite an effective one.

No matter what his life incidents suggests, Bikram Yoga no doubt has created buzz all around. Numerous Yoga studios throughout the world has embraced Bikram Yoga and has found celebrity fans like Robin Williams, Demi Moore and George Clooney

Bikram Yoga needs to be performed in special chambers where hot temperature is maintained. It has been claimed that this heat improves flexibility of the body. A common question is whether this extremely high temperature detrimental to the body or not. In many parts of India, during hot summer days, temperatures sore to this level. People have been living in these areas for years.

So, no, this temperature is not necessarily anything bad for the human body.

On the contrary performing Yoga in heat will make the body sweat heavily. Which is known to be an effective way of the body cleansing toxins.

Bikram Yoga Poses and Benefits

Now let’s talk about the 26 poses of the Bikram Yoga. The series of poses increases muscle strength, improves body flexibility and overall energy. As a result the practitioner feels holistically good. Although it may be the case that right at the beginning this form of Yoga may seem physically demanding. Also the high temperature may prove to be an extra deterrent.

But that should not discourage you to continue. As time passes your body will slowly adapt to the regime of Bikram Yoga. And the poses will eventually become easier to perform.

There are many poses which are included in Bikram Yoga sessions. Few of them and their good effects are mentioned below.

Hands To Feet Pose: Improves tone for joint ligaments and muscles for back and the upper portion of the body. Also proven to make the spinal cord more flexible.

Awkward Pose: This pose is particularly good for bones and joints. Known to be good for arthritis patients. It improves body balance and is good for people suffering from slipped discs. Also facilitates better blood circulation.

Half-Moon Pose: This one helps to increase core muscles strength thus making the body holistically strong. Also it has a good effect on proper kidney function and vertebral flexibility.

Standing Bow Pose: This particular pose may be a bit difficult to master. But if done correctly it can be excellent for the strengthening the spinal cord in the long run.

Balancing Stick Pose: The balancing stick pose is particularly good for the heart. In addition it helps to achieve improved concentration and good body posture.

Eagle Pose: This pose consisting of intricate body posture helps to open up the entire skeletal framework of the body. Not only that, it helps in improved blood circulation to the kidneys and the sex organs.

Standing Head to Knee: This can surely be said to be one of the challenging Yoga poses which both needs balance and flexibility. It is extremely good for the hamstrings and helps to make the body immensely flexible.

Out of the 26 we have talked about only 7 and you can already see the tremendous health benefits of Bikram yoga As Bikram Choudhury claims, if all 26 poses are done correctly and regularly, Bikram Yoga can surely provide a workout for every part of the body ranging from head to toe. There is a book authored by Bikram Choudhury himself. That can be an authentic source of information for this form of Yoga.

So before getting started with a Bikram yoga regime do your research either by reading relevant books or by searching the internet. And if you decide to join any institute, ensure that they offer authentic Bikram Yoga before enrolling. It is beyond any scope of doubt, the Bikram Yoga, if done correctly can yield tremendous health benefits. So if you feel motivated enough, there is no harm to give it a try.

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Horoscope ♉: 05/29/2019


Horoscope ♉:
05/29/2019

You may be called upon to host a gathering in your own home, Taurus. At first this could throw you into a panic because you don’t think your house is clean enough. Don’t worry. It’s probably impeccable. You’re the only one who will notice any dust, so don’t sweat it.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: Planting the Penny Hedge


Today’s Holiday:
Planting the Penny Hedge

The Penny Hedge is a fence of interlaced stakes and boughs that is built along the water’s edge near Whitby, England, in the morning on the eve of Ascension Day. According to the local legend, in 1159 three noblemen were out hunting a wild boar. When the animal took refuge with a monk from Whitby Abbey, they beat him to death. The abbot of Whitby ordered them to build a hedge every year on the shore while the bailiff announced their offences. Today it is the harbor master himself who continues the tradition, while church and civil dignitaries, along with townspeople and visitors, look on. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874)


Today’s Birthday:
Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874)

A British man of letters, Chesterton was a journalist, scholar, novelist, short-story writer, and poet. He wrote essays on Christianity and works of social and literary criticism on subjects such as Charles Dickens. His fiction includes the popular allegorical novel The Man Who Was Thursday, and his most successful creation, the series of detective novels featuring the priest-sleuth Father Brown. Chesterton was also known for collaborating with what author? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Battle of Legnano (1176)


This Day in History:
Battle of Legnano (1176)

In 1160, Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa was excommunicated for his support of a series of antipopes against Pope Alexander III. In 1167, the communes of Lombardy in northern Italy formed an alliance to resist Frederick. The Lombard League soundly defeated Frederick’s forces in the Battle of Legnano, after which Frederick reconciled with the pope and made peace with the Lombard cities. Why, if he survived, did Frederick’s wife go into mourning for her husband following the battle? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Mark Twain


Quote of the Day:
Mark Twain

Principles have no real force except when one is well-fed. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: The Blast Furnace


Article of the Day:
The Blast Furnace

Blast furnaces are apparatuses that extract metal from ore by removing oxygen from metal oxide. These tall, cylindrical smelting furnaces are fed from the top with a mix of ore, coke, and a flux, commonly limestone, while preheated compressed air is introduced under pressure from the bottom. As the contents become molten, the metal sinks and impurities, called slag, float to the top. Blast furnaces were first used in China more than 2,000 years ago. When did they appear in Europe? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: have its/(one’s) day


Idiom of the Day:
have its/(one’s) day

To be at the height of or experience success or prosperity. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: convolute


Word of the Day:
convolute

Definition: (verb) Practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive.

Synonyms: pervert, sophisticate, twist

Usage: Her lawyer had warned her that the prosecutor would convolute her testimony and use it to implicate her in the crime, but it still shocked her to see him do it so shamelessly.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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