Daily Archives: June 2, 2019

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“Keep Me In Your Heart”

Shadows are falling and I’m running out of breath
Keep me in your heart for awhile

If I leave you it doesn’t mean I love you any less
Keep me in your heart for awhile

When you get up in the morning and you see that crazy sun
Keep me in your heart for awhile

There’s a train leaving nightly called when all is said and done
Keep me in your heart for awhile

Sha-la-la-la-la-la-la-li-li-lo
Keep me in your heart for awhile

Sha-la-la-la-la-la-la-li-li-lo
Keep me in your heart for awhile

Sometimes when you’re doing simple things
around the house
Maybe you’ll think of me and smile

You know I’m tied to you like the buttons on
your blouse
Keep me in your heart for awhile

Hold me in your thoughts, take me to your dreams
Touch me as I fall into view
When the winter comes keep the fires lit
And I will be right next to you

Engine driver’s headed north to Pleasant Stream
Keep me in your heart for awhile

These wheels keep turning but they’re running out
of steam
Keep me in your heart for awhile

Sha-la-la-la-la-la-la-li-li-lo
Keep me in your heart for awhile

Sha-la-la-la-la-la-la-li-li-lo
Keep me in your heart for awhile

Keep me in your heart for awhile

Horoscope ♉: 06/02/2019


Horoscope ♉:
06/02/2019

Today you might feel a little under the weather due to physical and emotional stress over the past few days. Take it easy today if you can. This isn’t the day to be too busy or start new projects. Miscommunication could cause an upset or two, Taurus, so try to maintain your cool. Don’t make mountains out of molehills. Nothing will come up that can’t be handled.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: Vat Savitri Vrata


Today’s Holiday:
Vat Savitri Vrata

Savitri-Vrata is observed by Hindu women in honor of the legendary princess Savitri. She loved her husband, Satyavan, so much that she refused to leave him when he died, eventually persuading Yama, King of Death, to give him back. Women whose husbands are alive spend the day fasting and praying, anointing their husbands’ foreheads with sandalwood paste, and showering them with gifts. Women whose husbands have died beg to be delivered from widowhood in a future existence. The vrata, or vow, is a ritual practice observed by Hindu women to obtain their wish. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Otto Loewi (1873)


Today’s Birthday:
Otto Loewi (1873)

Loewi was a German-born American physiologist and pharmacologist. A professor of pharmacology at Austria’s University of Graz, he was forced into exile by the Nazi purge of professors in 1938 and began teaching at New York University in 1940. He investigated the physiology and pharmacology of metabolism, the kidneys, the heart, and the nervous system. For his discovery of the chemical transmission of nerve impulses, he shared the 1936 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with whom? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Valerie Solanas Attempts to Assassinate Andy Warhol (1968)


This Day in History:
Valerie Solanas Attempts to Assassinate Andy Warhol (1968)

In the mid-1960s, American pop-art icon Andy Warhol began to devote much of his time and energy to filmmaking, producing marathon essays on boredom and voyeurism. In 1968, he was shot and wounded by Valerie Solanas, a feminist writer who had appeared in one of his films. Warhol never fully recovered from the shooting and died from complications following surgery in 1987. Warhol’s shooting was mostly overshadowed in the media at the time due to the assassination of what figure a few days later? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Gustave Flaubert


Quote of the Day:
Gustave Flaubert

Art requires neither complaisance nor politeness; nothing but faith, faith and freedom. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: The Fourth Crusade


Article of the Day:
The Fourth Crusade

Launched by Pope Innocent III in 1202, the Fourth Crusade was originally intended to conquer Muslim-controlled Jerusalem by means of an invasion through Egypt. Instead, the crusaders were persuaded to help Alexius IV Angelus help his father regain the Byzantine throne, in exchange for money and aid on their mission. Realizing the promise would not be kept, the crusaders ruthlessly sacked the Byzantine capital, Constantinople, for three days. Did they ever make it to Palestine? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: hearing things


Idiom of the Day:
hearing things

Having auditory hallucinations. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: multitudinous


Word of the Day:
multitudinous

Definition: (adjective) Too numerous to be counted.

Synonyms: innumerable, myriad, numberless, uncounted, unnumbered, countless, infinite

Usage: Here, along the lines of multitudinous houses, up one street and down another, he wondered which of them might be occupied by her.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Catholic (term) – Wikipedia


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The word catholic (with lowercase c; derived via Late Latin catholicus, from the Greek adjective καθολικός (katholikos), meaning “universal”)[1][2] comes from the Greek phrase καθόλου (katholou), meaning “on the whole”, “according to the whole” or “in general”, and is a combination of the Greek words κατάmeaning “about” and ὅλος meaning “whole”.[3][4] The term Catholic (usually written with uppercase C in English) was first used in the early 2nd century to indicate Christendom as a whole.[5] In the context of Christian ecclesiology, it has a rich history and several usages.

The word in English can mean either “of the Catholic faith” or “relating to the historic doctrine and practice of the Western Church“.[note 1][6] Many Christians[who?] use it to refer more broadly to the whole Christian Church or to all believers in Jesus Christ regardless of denominational affiliation;[7][8] it can also more narrowly refer[according to whom?]to Catholicity, which encompasses several historic churches sharing major beliefs. “Catholicos“, the title used for the head of some churches in Eastern Christian traditions, is derived from the same linguistic origin.

In non-ecclesiastical use, it derives its English meaning directly from its root, and is currently used to mean theim following:

  • including a wide variety of things; all-embracing
  • universal or of general interest;
  • liberal,[according to whom?] having broad interests, or wide sympathies;[9] or
  • inclusive, inviting and containing strong evangelism.

The term has been incorporated into the name of the largest Christian communion, the Catholic Church (also called the Roman Catholic Church). All of the three main branches of Christianity in the East (Eastern Orthodox Church, Oriental Orthodox Church and Church of the East) had always identified themselves as Catholic in accordance with Apostolic traditions and the Nicene Creed. Anglicans, Lutherans, and some Methodists also believe that their churches are “Catholic” in the sense that they too are in continuity with the original universal church founded by thlie Apostles. However, each church defines the scope of the “Catholic Church” differently. For instance, the Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox churches, and Church of the East, each maintain that their own denomination is identical with the original universal church, from which all other denominations broke away.

Distinguishing beliefs of Catholicity, the beliefs of most Christians who call themselves “Catholic”, include the episcopal polity, that bishops are considered the highest order of ministers within the Christian religion,[10] as well as the Nicene Creed of AD 381.

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ESL: 150 DESCRIPTIVE WORDS IN ENGLISH


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ESL: 150 DESCRIPTIVE WORDS IN ENGLISH

ESL: 150 DESCRIPTIVE WORDS IN ENGLISH

And….what’s the weather today?


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And....what's the weather today?

And….what’s the weather today?

English Adjectives: DESCRIBING PEOPLE


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English Adjectives

English Adjectives:

DESCRIBING PEOPLE

Yoga Postures for Back Pain


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Gentle Series of Yoga Postures for Back Pain Relief
by Andrea Ridgway

yoga postures for back pain: vajrasan, januhastasan, hastashirasan, ekpad sahajahasta bhujangasan, sahajahasta bhujangasan, makarasan, sahajasta bhujangasan, ekpad sahajahasta bhujangasan, hastashirasan, januhastasan, vajrasan, Neil Keleher, Andrea Ridgeway, Healing Tree, Sensational Yoga Poses.

This is a guest post by Andrea Ridgeway.

During the course of our lives many, if not all of us, will experience back pain.

There are numerous kinds of pain in the back resulting from spinal injury, sitting or standing for prolonged periods of time, bending over while picking up heavy objects without proper knee support, etc.
While yoga and correct posture are helpful prevention aids, when the body is injured or in pain, the following series of yoga postures will aid in relief of back pain.

I learned the Vajrasan Series as part of my Yoga Therapy course at Yoga Point in Nasik, India under the instruction of Vishwas Mandlik.
He developed the program in correlation with his Yoga Sopan course.
I have found the following series, and variations, to be especially beneficial for those suffering from back pain.

Yoga Postures for Back Pain,
General Instructions

  • Each position can be held from 15 seconds to 5 minutes, using pillows to increase comfort and ease in the knees and ankles.
    Repeat the series as much as needed focusing on relaxation in the position and not in how many rounds are completed.
  • I prefer to keep my eyes closed to observe my body but it is not a necessity.
  • Regular to deep breathing can be used throughout the series.
  • Pregnant women from second trimester onwards and those suffering from serious knee and ankle problems should avoid this series.

The Vajrasan/Kneeling Yoga Routine for Back Pain

1. Vajrasan – Thunderbolt Pose

Vajrasan is basically a kneeling pose with hands on the knees and elbows bent.

vajrasan, thunderbol posture, or simply kneeling with hands on the knees. Neil Keleher. Sensational Yoga Poses

While kneeling, close your eyes and focus on feeling and relaxing in turn:

  • Your face,
  • your neck,
  • your ribcage,
  • waist,
  • hips,
  • legs
  • shoulders
  • and arms.

If you notice any lingering spots of tension, take a moment to focus on those spots.

(Feel free to make any slight adjustments to your posture to allow the parts of your body to relax. Example, when trying to relax the hips, you may find it helps to lean slightly forwards or slightly back.)

Relax your mind.

Gradually deepen your breath, and imagine a particular ailment being healed during the series.

(If you have trouble breathing try this exercise while kneeling.)

2. Januhastasan – Hands to Knees Pose

Januhastasan is a variation of the kneeling position but with hands on the floor just in front of the knees, with elbows straight.

januhastasan, a kneeling posture with hands on the floor in front of the knees with spine bent backwards. This pose shows a prepatory position with hands on the floor but spine straight. Neil Keleher. Sensational yoga poses.
januhastasan, a kneeling posture with hands on the floor in front of the knees with spine bent backwards. . Neil Keleher. Sensational yoga poses.

While continuing to kneel, place your hands on the ground directly in front of your knees and straighten your elbows.
Use your arms and shoulders to help lift your chest.

Keep the chest lifted and gradually push your abdomen down towards your thighs so that your pelvis tilts forwards and your lumbar spine bends backwards.

Gradually lengthen your neck (try pulling your ears away from your shoulders) and then slowly tilt your head back to a comfortable position while keeping the body and breath in a relaxed state.

In this position (januhastasan) the entire spine is bent backwards while the hip joints are bent forwards.

3. Hastashirasan – Palm of the Hands to Chin Pose

Hastashirasan is another kneeling variation but with elbows on the floor in front of the knees with the hands cupping the chin

hastashirasan, kneeling while bent forwards with chin supported on the hands with elbows bent and on the floor. Neil Keleher. Sensational yoga poses.

From Januhastasan, bend your elbows (one at a time is fine) and lower them to the ground. Bring your hands upwards and place your chin on both palms with your finger tips touching your cheek bones or ears.

You can separate your elbows shoulder width apart or try to move them together. Friction your elbows back slightly against the floor so that your shoulders move forwards.
Use this action to help elongate your back.

Try drawing your ribs away from your pelvis and gradually make your spine feel long.
Move your elbows forwards or back as you need to.

In this posture the spine (except possible the neck) is reasonably straight with the hip joints bent forwards.

4. Ekpad Sahajahasta Bhujangasan – One legged Cobra Pose to Cobra Pose

Ekpad Sahajahasta Bhujangasan is a transitional pose between the above kneeling postures and the following cobra posture.

ekpad sahajahasta bhujangasan, one legged cobra with chin on hands. Neil Keleher, sensational Yoga poses.

Keep the elbows on the mat and your chin cupped in your hands.
Slowly extend your left leg backward with the toes backward.
Rest comfortably in the position.

In this position the front of one hip is being stretched with the spine slightly bent backwards.

5. Sahajahasta Bhujangasan – Hand to Chin Cobra Pose

Sahajahasta Bhujangasan is a laying down/prone yoga pose with the head lifted and chin supported on the the hands which in turn are propped up by the elbows.

sahajahasa bhujangasan, cobra pose, laying on belly with elbows on the floor and chin on the hands (forearms pointing upwards.) Neil Keleher, sensational Yoga poses.
sahajahasa bhujangasan, cobra pose, laying on belly with elbows on the floor and chin on the hands (forearms pointing upwards.) Neil Keleher, sensational Yoga poses.

From Ekpad Sahajahasta Bhujangasan, slowly extend the right leg backwards so that both legs now reach back.
Keep the chin on the hands.

Close your eyes and rest comfortably in hand to chin cobra pose. Allow your lumbar spine (and lower thoracic spine) to bend backwards and let the bottom front of your ribcage sink down and touch your mat. Then let your waist relax so that it too sinks into the mat. Relax your lumbar spine so that it feels comfortable. Let your thighs and knees sink down also.

Rest comfortably in the position.

6. Makarasan – Crocodile Pose

Makarasan is a prone resting pose with chin or forehead resting on the hands and legs spread and rotated outwards.

makrasan or crocodile resting posture with chin resting on hands. Neil Keleher sensationa yoga poses.

makrasan or crocodile resting posture with forehead resting on hands. Neil Keleher sensationa yoga poses.

Bring your hands to the mat, placing one hand on top of the other, palms down, with elbows on the mat pointed outwards, 90 degrees away from the body.
Rest your chin or forehead on the top of your hands.
Widen your legs, allowing your knees and feet to open outwards so that the inner edges of the feet are on the floor, with heels inwards and toes outwards.

7. Sahajahasta Bhujangasan – Hand to Chin Cobra Pose

Slowly come out of crocodile pose and move back into “chin on the hands” cobra pose.

sahajahasa bhujangasan, cobra pose, laying on belly with elbows on the floor and chin on the hands (forearms pointing upwards.) Neil Keleher, sensational Yoga poses.

Position the legs so that they are parallel with the knees pointing down and the toes pointing back.
Move your elbows towards each other and lift the hands off of the mat, placing your chin on your hands.
Again, relax your waist, thighs, and knees so that they touch the mat.

8. Ekpad Sahajahasta Bhujangasan – One legged Cobra Pose

With elbows still on the mat and the palms of the hands sit cupping the chin; slowly bring your left leg forwards, bending the knee and bringing it under the torso.

ekpad sahajahasta bhujangasan, one legged cobra with chin on hands. Neil Keleher, sensational Yoga poses.

Rest comfortably in the position.

9. Hastashirasan – Palm of the Hands to Chin Pose

From ekpad sahajahasta bhujangasan bring the right knee forwards so that both knees are bent and you are kneeling again.

hastashirasan, kneeling while bent forwards with chin supported on the hands with elbows bent and on the floor. Neil Keleher. Sensational yoga poses.

Rest comfortably with bent knees and your chin resting in the palms of your hands with elbows on the mat.

Keeping the back straight and long, take long, deep breaths.

10. Januhastasan – Hands to Knees Pose

Place your hands on the floor in front of your knees.
Slowly straighten your elbows.

januhastasan, a kneeling posture with hands on the floor in front of the knees with spine bent backwards. This pose shows a prepatory position with hands on the floor but spine straight. Neil Keleher. Sensational yoga poses.
januhastasan, a kneeling posture with hands on the floor in front of the knees with spine bent backwards. . Neil Keleher. Sensational yoga poses.

Bend your lumbar and thoracic spine backwards so that your abdomen pushes down towards your thighs while at the same time your chest lifts and opens.

Lengthen your neck and then slowly tilt your head back to a comfortable position

11. Vajrasan – Thunderbolt Pose

Return to thunderbolt pose by placing hands on the knees with elbows bent while relaxing the face, neck, and body.

vajrasan, thunderbol posture, or simply kneeling with hands on the knees. Neil Keleher. Sensational Yoga Poses

Variations

While in Sahajahasta Bhujangasana/Cobra Pose, you can adjust your arms in the following ways to help target specific points in the back.

sahajahasa bhujangasan, cobra pose, laying on belly with elbows on the floor and chin on the hands (forearms pointing upwards.) Neil Keleher, sensational Yoga poses.
sahajahasa bhujangasan, cobra pose, laying on belly with elbows on the floor and chin on the hands (forearms pointing upwards.) Neil Keleher, sensational Yoga poses.
  • By keeping your arms closer to the body you focus on the lower back.
  • Pushing your elbows farther from the body results in an upper backstretch.
  • If all positions are uncomfortable, you can also take sphinx pose with elbows resting on the mat with lower arms and fingers pointed straight ahead.

Andrea Ridgway

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Andrea Ridgway is the director of The Healing Tree which specializes in holistic health aimed at healing spirit, soul, and body through natural non-invasive methods.

Her services are designed to help you understand your bodies individual needs and caringly address mental, emotional and physical stress or imbalance.

She is an Usui and Karuna Reiki Master certified in Ayurvedic Massage and Nutrition and is also Yoga Alliance certified Yoga/Yoga Therapy Instructor.