Daily Archives: June 20, 2019

Horoscope ♉: 06/20/2019


Horoscope ♉:
06/20/2019

Remind your loved ones how much they mean to you today, Taurus. Words are especially powerful. Don’t use them lightly. Be thoughtful about how you treat others. Do your best to maintain peace. It isn’t a good idea to hold grudges or carry hatred for anyone. Good manners and a neat appearance are key elements to the day.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: Ysyakh


Today’s Holiday:
Ysyakh

This is a celebration of the midnight sun, observed in the Yakut region in the northeastern part of Russia on and around the Summer Solstice. In 1992 the Yakut Autonomous Soviet Republic became the Republic of Sakha (the Yakut people’s name for themselves) within the Russian Federation. The festivities during Ysyakh include foot races, horse races, and often sled dog and reindeer races. Folk dancing and feasting—primarily on boiled beef and kumiss, or fermented mare’s milk—complete the celebration, which often goes on all night. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Al Hirschfeld (1903)


Today’s Birthday:
Al Hirschfeld (1903)

Hirschfeld was an American graphic artist and caricaturist who was famous for his witty, perceptive, and joyful caricatures of theater celebrities and other public personalities. After becoming a theater correspondent for the New York Herald Tribune, he worked for The New York Times, where many of his caricatures appeared. Hirschfeld also wrote and illustrated several books. Beginning in 1945, Hirschfeld concealed what in almost every drawing that he made? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: US Captures Guam from Spain (1898)


This Day in History:
US Captures Guam from Spain (1898)

Visited by Ferdinand Magellan in 1521, Guam was formally claimed by Spain in 1565 and remained under Spanish control until 1898, when it was taken by the US in the Spanish-American War. Because the Spanish garrison on the island had no knowledge of the war, the US sent a single Navy cruiser, the USS Charleston, and was able to capture Guam without a fight. At the end of the war, Guam was officially ceded to the US under the Treaty of Paris. How many Spanish soldiers were captured on Guam? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: W. Somerset Maugham


Quote of the Day:
W. Somerset Maugham

It is unsafe to take your reader for more of a fool than he is. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Simonetta Vespucci


Article of the Day:
Simonetta Vespucci

Simonetta was the Genoese wife of the Italian nobleman Marco Vespucci of Florence. Renowned as the greatest beauty of her age, she was the subject of countless portraits, including many by the Italian master Sandro Botticelli. Some claim that the goddess depicted in Botticelli’s masterpiece, Birth of Venus, was modeled after Simonetta, even though she died at the age of 22—several years before it was completed. What fact about Botticelli’s burial place lends credence to the theory? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: (the) man/woman of the hour


Idiom of the Day:
(the) man/woman of the hour

A person currently being celebrated, honored, or admired by others, especially for a recent victory, accomplishment, or other cause for celebration. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: ascription


Word of the Day:
ascription

Definition: (noun) Assigning some quality or character to a person or thing.

Synonyms: attribution

Usage: The ascription to me of honors I had not earned left me feeling guilty and ashamed.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Yoga poses for back pain relief


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Yoga poses for back pain relief

Yoga poses for back pain relief

Watch “Old and Lost Rivers, Tobias Picker – Christoph Eschenbach” on YouTube


Yerba Mate…TARAGÜI


Using blocks to open shoulders and back


Using blocks to open shoulders and back

Using blocks to open shoulders and back

Din trecutul glorios de mocirlos a lui dreacnea: Watch “Dublul condamnat penal, Liviu Dragnea, blochează inițiativa „Fără Penali în funcţii publice”, confor” on YouTube


A great article: The Daily Bandha: Preventative Strategies for Lower Back Strains in Yoga: Part Two


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The Daily Bandha: Preventative Strategies for Lower Back Strains in Yoga: Part Two
In our last post we focused on the benefits of engaging the quadriceps in forward bends. These include reciprocal inhibition of the hamstrings and the contribution of one head of the quadriceps, the rectus femoris, to flexing the hip joint and tilting the pelvis forward. Tilting the pelvis forward helps to prevent hyper flexing of the lumbar spine through lumbar-pelvic rhythm.
This post emphasizes the role of hip adductors and abductors in flexing the hips with a cue for co-activating these muscles. Balanced engagement of these muscles produces a stabilizing bandha about the hip joint and pelvis, while at the same time synergizing hip flexion. This contributes to femoral-pelvic rhythm, which in turn aids to prevent hyper flexing the lumbar in forward bends.
First, let’s look at the anatomy. The more anterior adductor muscles (the adductors longus and brevis) draw the femurs toward the midline, adducting them. The pectineus contributes to this action. The tensor fascia lata (TFL), on the other hand, draws the femurs away from the midline, abducting them. Thus, the TFL and adductors (and pectineus) are antagonists for these actions. These same muscles all flex the hip joint and are synergists of this action. Accordingly, co-activating this antagonist/synergist pair can be used to stabilize the hip (through opposing actions) and synergize hip flexion.
adductors longus, brevis and pectineus - dandasana
The adductors longus and brevis and pectineus in Dandasana.
Dandasana (staff pose) is a good pose for learning this how to work with these muscles together. I begin by drawing the upper inner thighs towards one another. This activates the more anterior adductor muscles — the longus, brevis and pectineus Then, I press the calves into the mat, fixing them there, I attempt to drag the legs apart. The legs are fixed on the mat and so will not actually abduct, but this cue engages the TFL (which you can feel contract on the sides of the pelvis). Adding slight internal rotation of the thighs refines this action. The adductors and the TFL work together to synergize hip flexion, which then acts to lift the lumbar region (through lumbar-pelvic rhythm). Try each of these cues independently. Then combine both actions by gently squeezing the upper inner thighs together while attempting to draw the lower legs and heels apart. Note how the opposing actions of these muscles create a stabilizing bandha across the hip joint, while their common actions synergize hip flexion and pelvic tilt.
tensor fascia lata - dandasana
The tensor fascia lata in Dandasana.
This cue is portable to other poses like Paschimottanasana (and Uttanasana link to accessing nutation) as shown. If you can reach your feet in Paschimottanasana, then the cue for engaging the TFL becomes pressing the outer sides of the feet into the hands. If you are working in a modified version of this forward bend (as with a belt around the feet) then the cue is the same as in Dandasana. In Uttanasana, fix the feet onto the mat and attempt to drag them apart (to engage the TFL) while drawing the upper inner thighs together (to engage the adductors longus and brevis and pectineus).
co-activation in paschimottanasana
Co-activating the adductors, pectineus and tensor fascia lata in Paschimottanasana.
Combining contrasting elements produces balance and stability. Combining synergistic elements produces movement. Movement creates rhythm. Lumbar-pelvic rhythm helps to prevent hyperflexing the lumbar spine—which can aid to prevent lower back strains in yoga.
If you suffer from back pain, be sure to consult your physician to determine the cause; work under the guidance of a physician to manage your pain (see our full disclaimer here).
Thanks for stopping by! Check in next week for Part Three of this series on preventative strategies for lower back strains in yoga. Also, be sure to visit us on Facebook for your free Chakra poster and e-book.

Dhanusana: BOW POSE


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Dhanusana: BOW POSE

Dhanusana: BOW POSE

Dhanusana: BOW POSE


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Dhanusana: BOW POSE

Dhanusana: BOW POSE

Yoga: learn the basics, LOTUS POSE


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Yoga: learn the basics, LOTUS POSE

Yoga: learn the basics, LOTUS POSE

Yoga: learn the basics, LOTUS POSE


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Yoga: learn the basics, LOTUS POSE

Yoga: learn the basics, LOTUS POSE