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Yoga for Sleepyheads

sun salutations

sun salutations

In my opinion, the sun salutations is a terrific exericize when you’ve been in a position for a long period of time. I do this when i wake up in the morning, it helps me feel energized.

You start in mountain pose, that benefits good posture. bring your feet together, toes touching, bring your hands together in prayer, and imagine a line going through the center of your body. inhale, and when you exhale, reach up and look behind you as far as you can see, inhale, come down when you exhale. sometimes i’ll hold pose 2 for 4 breaths.

Sun Salutations are good if you experience back pain.

Avoid doing yoga under direct sunlight.

I’ll post a bunch more yoga poses for beginners and include some background information on yoga, and some of the yogis I google for good measure.

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Anne-Sophie Mutter, Meditation

This violinist stole my heart. I played the violin growing up, but money issues changed my fate.
My resolution for 2013 is to pick up the violin and give myself a second chance.

The Silent Flute

I wish neither to possess,

Nor to be possessed.

I no longer covet paradise,

More important, I no longer fear hell.

 
The medicine for my suffering

I had within me from the very beginning,

But I did not take it.

My ailment came from within myself,

But I did not observe it

Until this moment.
Now I see that I will never find the light

Unless, like the candle, I am my own fuel,

Consuming myself
Peace and war sing the same song, just in different keys. Live your dreams; there is no time for anything else.

—Bruce Lee, “The Silent Flute”