Monthly Archives: August 2019

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Horoscope♉: 08/31/2019


Horoscope♉:
08/31/2019

You may be trying to cling to something that doesn’t want to sit still, Taurus. It’s like trying to grab a wet fish. The more tightly you squeeze it, the likelier it is to slip out of your grasp. The trick is to be more strategic and less frantic. You also might consider letting the fish go. It isn’t yours anyway.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: Uzbekistan Independence Day


Today’s Holiday:
Uzbekistan Independence Day

The Republic of Uzbekistan was one of the central Asian republics of the former Soviet Union until 1991, when it and other republics declared their independence from the U.S.S.R. Independence Day, September 1, is celebrated throughout the country with parties, music, and exhibits. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Rocky Marciano (1923)


Today’s Birthday:
Rocky Marciano (1923)

Marciano turned to professional boxing in 1947, after failing to become a professional baseball player. On his climb to the heavyweight title, he became the second boxer ever to knock out Joe Louis. He won the title in 1952 and defended it 6 times before retiring. The only heavyweight champion with a perfect professional record, he was undefeated in 49 fights—43 won by knockout. A test of the force of his punch found that it carried enough energy to lift how much weight one foot off the ground? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Germany Invades Poland (1939)


This Day in History:
Germany Invades Poland (1939)

After staging Polish attacks on German forces to create the appearance of Polish aggression, Germany invaded Poland, beginning WWII. Britain and France declared war on Germany two days later, and all the members of the Commonwealth of Nations, with the exception of Ireland, rapidly followed suit. The German blitzkrieg crushed the Polish defenses. Within a month all of Poland was occupied by German forces as well as the forces of what state with whom Germany had just signed a non-aggression pact? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Lucy Maud Montgomery


Quote of the Day:
Lucy Maud Montgomery

There must be a limit to the mistakes one person can make, and when I get to the end of them, then I’ll be through with them. That’s a very comforting thought. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: The Belle Époque


Article of the Day:
The Belle Époque

French for “beautiful era,” the belle époque was a period of relative political stability and artistic and cultural refinement between the late 19th century and the start of WWI, especially in France. The era was viewed as a golden age among European powers, a period characterized by new technologies and luxuries, including changes in transportation, fashion, and the arts. Champagne was perfected during this period, and haute couture was invented. What modernist authors emerged during this era? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: embroil


Idiom of the Day:
a bridge too far

An act or plan whose ambition overreaches its capability, resulting in or potentially leading to difficulty or failure. Taken from the 1974 book A Bridge Too Far by Cornelius Ryan, which details the Allies’ disastrous attempts to capture German-controlled bridges in the Netherlands during World War II. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: embroil


Word of the Day:
embroil

Definition: (verb) Force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action.

Synonyms: drag in, sweep up, tangle

Usage: Any hostilities could further embroil UN troops in the fighting.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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Yoga: Dolphin Pose (Ardha Pincha Mayurasana)


Yoga: Dolphin Pose (Ardha Pincha Mayurasana)

Yoga: Dolphin Pose (Ardha Pincha Mayurasana)

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Yoga: how to Upward Facing Dog Pose (Urdha Mukha Svanasana)


Yoga: how to Upward Facing Dog Pose (Urdha Mukha Svanasana)

Yoga: how to Upward Facing Dog Pose (Urdha Mukha Svanasana)

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Yoga: cobra, higher cobra and upward facing dog poses


Yoga: cobra, higher cobra and upward facing dog poses

Yoga: cobra, higher cobra and upward facing dog poses

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Yoga: how to cobra pose


Yoga: how to cobra pose

Yoga: how to cobra pose

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Yoga: how to eagle pose


Yoga: how to eagle pose

Yoga: how to eagle pose

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Common mistakes in performing three legged dog


Common mistakes in performing three legged dog

Common mistakes in performing three legged dog

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Horoscope♉: 08/30/2019


Horoscope♉:
08/30/2019

A delay in completing an important project could have you feeling irritated, frustrated, and inadequate, Taurus, even though you’ve done your best. The problem is probably beyond your control. There isn’t much you can do about this but wait. There are probably a lot of other important tasks waiting. Take care of them and get your mind off the other. It’ll get done eventually.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: National Championship Chuckwagon Races


Today’s Holiday:
National Championship Chuckwagon Races

The National Championship Chuckwagon Races take place at Dan Eoff’s “Bar Of” Ranch in Clinton, Arkansas, each Labor Day weekend from Friday through Sunday. About 150 teams consisting of a wagon and four horses compete in five divisions for the National Champion title. The races are for amateurs and open to all. In addition to chuckwagon racing, events include bronc fanning (so called because riders attempt to calm ornery mounts by fanning them with their cowboy hats) and the annual Snowy River Race. Live music and dances add to the weekend’s festivities. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Hermann von Helmholtz (1821)


Today’s Birthday:
Hermann von Helmholtz (1821)

Helmholtz was one of the greatest scientists of the 19th century. He made fundamental contributions to physiology, optics, electrodynamics, mathematics, acoustics, and meteorology, but he is best known for formulating the mathematical law of conservation of energy. His approach was strongly empirical at a time when many scientists embraced deductions from mental concepts. He described body heat and energy, nerve conduction, and the physiology of the eye. What medical instruments did he invent? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Death of Diana, Princess of Wales (1997)


This Day in History:
Death of Diana, Princess of Wales (1997)

Diana’s beauty and unprecedented popularity as a member of the royal family attracted intense press attention, and she became one of the most photographed women in the world. After her divorce from Prince Charles in 1996, she remained highly visible and continued her activities on behalf of numerous charities. In 1997, she was killed in a car crash in Paris, along with her companion, Dodi al-Fayed, and their driver. Who was blamed for the accident in subsequent investigations? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Francis Bacon


Quote of the Day:
Francis Bacon

A little philosophy inclineth man’s mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men’s minds about to religion. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Monopods


Article of the Day:
Monopods

Monopods are mythological dwarf-like creatures with a single leg and a large foot. They are found in many works of fiction dating back to ancient Greece. Monopods are even mentioned in Pliny the Elder’s Historia Naturalis (c. 77 CE), an encyclopedia of natural history. Twentieth-century writer C.S. Lewis also featured the one-legged creatures in his Chronicles of Narnia allegorical fantasy series. In both of these accounts, monopods are said to use their oversized feet for what purpose? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: bored to tears


Idiom of the Day:
bored to tears

Extremely bored to the point of distraction, frustration, or irritation. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: supplant


Word of the Day:
supplant

Definition: (verb) Take the place or move into the position of.

Synonyms: supersede, replace

Usage: The word processor has largely supplanted electric typewriters.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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How to do Ardha Matsyendrasana Pose


How to do Ardha Matsyendrasana Pose

How to do Ardha Matsyendrasana Pose

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Horoscope♉: 08/30/2019


Horoscope♉:
08/30/2019

A delay in completing an important project could have you feeling irritated, frustrated, and inadequate, Taurus, even though you’ve done your best. The problem is probably beyond your control. There isn’t much you can do about this but wait. There are probably a lot of other important tasks waiting. Take care of them and get your mind off the other. It’ll get done eventually.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: Turkey Victory Day


Today’s Holiday:
Turkey Victory Day

Turkey Victory Day honors the founder of modern Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, and the military victory over the Greeks in 1922. It is celebrated throughout Turkey and on the island of Cyprus. The primary celebration is held at Atatürk’s Mausoleum in the city of Ankara. Leading military officials visit the tomb to lay a ceremonial wreath; wreaths are also placed on various statues of Atatürk found throughout the city. A ceremony including military and governmental officials is then held at the Atatürk Culture Center, and marches are held in major cities across the country. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Nancy Wake (1912)


Today’s Birthday:
Nancy Wake (1912)

Wake, who passed away weeks ago at the age of 98, was one of WWII’s most decorated servicewomen. A New Zealand native, she left home at 16 and eventually settled in Paris. When the Germans occupied France, Wake joined the resistance. Pursued by the Gestapo, she fled to Britain, where she joined the Special Operations Executive. In 1944, she parachuted back into France to help establish communications between the British military and French Resistance. What nickname did the Gestapo have for her? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Battle of Tannenberg Ends (1914)


This Day in History:
Battle of Tannenberg Ends (1914)

The Battle of Tannenberg was a decisive engagement between Russian and German forces in WWI. After invading German East Prussia, the Russian First and Second armies became separated. German forces then attacked one of the isolated armies and forced its retreat, killing and capturing tens of thousands in the process. Though disastrous for Russia, the battle forced Germany to divert troops from the Western Front during the first critical weeks of the war. Why was the battle named after Tannenberg? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Virginia Woolf


Quote of the Day:
Virginia Woolf

The older one grows, the more one likes indecency. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Tyrian Purple


Article of the Day:
Tyrian Purple

Tyrian purple is a purple-red natural dye that was highly prized in the ancient world because it did not fade from weathering and sunlight but instead became brighter and more intense. Excreted by the hypobranchial gland of certain mollusks of the genus Murex, Tyrian purple was expensive and a status symbol tightly controlled by sumptuary laws. In Byzantium, it was restricted to coloring silks for imperial use. How is the dye substance used by the sea snails that secrete it? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: boots and all


Idiom of the Day:
boots and all

With maximum effort or enthusiasm; completely and without restraint. Primarily heard in Australia, New Zealand. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: paragon


Word of the Day:
paragon

Definition: (noun) Model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal.

Synonyms: nonesuch, nonpareil, apotheosis, ideal, saint

Usage: Nowadays, with our modern mania for morality, everyone has to pose as a paragon of purity, incorruptibility, and all the other seven deadly virtues.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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Horoscope♉: 08/28/2019


Horoscope♉:
08/28/2019

A romantic evening at home with your partner could bring the two of you closer, Taurus. Your emotions are intense right now, so you need to use your intuition to judge exactly how much of your feelings you should reveal. An intellectual passion could also come your way. You might discover a new field of interest and you’ll want to bury yourself at home studying it for hours.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: Canadian National Exhibition


Today’s Holiday:
Canadian National Exhibition

The first Canadian National Exhibition was held in 1879 in Toronto. The fair moved briefly to Ottawa, but it returned to Toronto and was called the Toronto Industrial Exhibition until 1921, when the name was changed to reflect its nationwide appeal. Located on the shores of Lake Ontario, about 10 minutes from downtown Toronto, the fairgrounds occupy 350 acres of lawns, gardens, pavilions, and Victorian-style buildings. Events include an air show, a horse show, celebrity appearances, and much more. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Ingrid Bergman (1915)


Today’s Birthday:
Ingrid Bergman (1915)

Bergman was a Swedish actress who specialized in portrayals of strong, sophisticated women. Her radiance and unaffected charm made her a star in films such as Casablanca, Gaslight, and Alfred Hitchcock’s Notorious. A scandal caused by her affair with director Roberto Rossellini kept her off the US screen for seven years and forced her to return to Europe until 1956, when she made her successful Hollywood comeback in Anastasia. How many Academy Awards did she win? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: US Air Force Nuclear Weapons Incident (2007)


This Day in History:
US Air Force Nuclear Weapons Incident (2007)

In 2007, six cruise missiles with nuclear warheads were mistakenly loaded onto a US Air Force bomber and transported from Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota to Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana without the knowledge the flight crew. A military investigation of the incident found that a number of procedures for handling nuclear weapons had been carried out improperly by numerous service members. Disciplinary actions were taken against many officers, including what high-ranking officials? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Lewis Carroll


Quote of the Day:
Lewis Carroll

Is all our Life, then but a dream
Seen faintly in the golden gleam
Athwart Time’s dark resistless stream? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Mary Carleton, Imposter


Article of the Day:
Mary Carleton, Imposter

Carleton was a 17th-century Englishwoman who was brought up on charges of bigamy after marrying multiple men. She then took on the persona of a German princess and married John Carleton, but she was exposed and put on trial. Both published pamphlets to support their versions of events. After her acquittal, Mary starred in a play about her life. She went on to defraud more men but was eventually arrested and sent to a penal colony. How was she punished for returning to England without permission? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: blood in the water


Idiom of the Day:
blood in the water

The exposure of a competitive weakness in an opponent that arouses increased competitive aggression in others. Likened to the literal presence of blood in water that causes aquatic predators (such as sharks) to seek out and attack prey. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: plausive


Word of the Day:
plausive

Definition: (adjective) Expressing or manifesting praise or approval.

Synonyms: approbative, affirmative

Usage: Her father’s plausive nod was likely as much praise as Jane would receive from her stoic parents.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Common mistakes in Upavistha Konasana B


Common mistakes in Upavistha Konasana B

Common mistakes in Upavistha Konasana B

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Common mistakes in Upavistha Konasana B

This is one of my favorite (unexpected) poses to pop into a fun vinyasa flow. I like to come out of it by crossing the ankles out in front and then rocking forward and jumping back into chaturanga.

The thing about this pose, however, is that I find myself teetering precariously (and often tipping over, who am I kidding) so I wanted to go over some pointers in case anyone else was dealing with the same thing. The biggest tip I can give with this pose is to focus on keeping the chest open by drawing the shoulder blades toward one another. This helps to bring everything into alignment, and then on an exhale, focus relaxing the shoulders away from the ears.

If the flexibility isn’t there yet in the back of the legs, I would suggest bending the knees and keeping the shins parallel with the ground and then focus on getting the rest of the pose in alignment.

Staff pose (dandasana)


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Staff pose (dandasana)

Staff pose (dandasana)

NOTE: ENGAGE YOUR LEGS MUSCLES AND PULL UP THE KNEE CAPS, SO THAT YOUR HILLS WILL NOT TOUCH THE FLOOR, LEAVING AT LEAST 1 INCH OF SPACE WITH THE MAT! STRETCH YOUR FEET. SO THAT YOUR HILLS POINT OUT. THIS WILL REALIGNED YOUR ENTIRE BONE STRUCTURE OF YOUR LEGS, BONES, AND CARTILAGES AND MUSCLES!

Staff pose (dandasana), is a pose you should add to your practice if you’d like to improve posture. It also strengthens the back muscles and stretches the chest. It doesn’t look very challenging, but you’ll find that once you’re in it, it’s more work than you thought. I mean, how often do we sit up straight like that with our legs out? If you’ve got really tight hamstrings and your legs don’t extent straight, try sitting on a rolled up blanket or a couple books. Also, if you find this really difficult, try sitting against a wall until you can sit comfortably away from it. Feel free to ask question questions below in the comments.

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How to do halfway lift.


How to do halfway lift. (ARDHA UTTANASANA)

How to do Ardha Uttanasana

This is a pose we see over and over again in vinyasa yoga. It is the pose to do if you’re working on hamstring flexibility. It’s also good for finding length in the back, spine, and between the ribs. Hope these tips help – feel free to get in touch on facebook or twitter if you have any questions or would like to see a specific pose covered!

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