Edgar Degas, Frieze of Dancers, ca. 1895, oil on fabric, 27⅝ × 79 inches.THE CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART, GIFT OF THE HANNA FUN Few modern artists have achieved the work of the enigmatic painter Edgar Degas. The master impressionist is known for his masterful depiction of movement, human form, color, and dance. The New York […]
Archive for September 22, 2016
If you’re looking for something new in your workout, add yoga to your life. It helps you stretch and become flexible. Yoga has been around forever, and if you’ve never tried it, do! When I do my yoga, I feel better after each practice because of the meditation and silence. Once you become good at a sequence you can enjoy the practice more because of the breathing involved. The breath takes you from one pose to the next. I hope you try it today.
If you are truly a beginner, here are the best poses for you to try out and practice before actually moving on to sequences.
If you like to workout in the morning, I find these exercises are good for waking up the body and your circulation.
When you begin doing series, or sequences of poses, make sure to have each breath move you from pose to pose with each inhale to exhale. Here is an example of a great first time flow.
If you have been practicing for a while and you are wanting a new workout program, I found two 20-minute workouts that have proven well for me. They’re not too intense, but they shaped up my arms, abs and legs quickly.
Switching out a “chair” for a yoga ball! What?! Yep, that’s exactly what I did. I use a yoga ball daily for not only exercise but to “sit” on! I’m always looking for ways to be kinder to my body and I’m always looking for ways to exercise while not “exercising” if that makes sense. […]
We know that every generation probably says this and will say this about their own childhood until the end of time, but we fully assert that the ‘90s and early aughts were the best years ever. Well, at least in regard to TV and childhoods (the decade can keep their cigarette smoking, JNCO Jeans, and…
You already knew that you and your S.O. enjoyed ignoring your friends’ texts about going out on a Friday night in favor of staying in and binging on “Stranger Things” (or at least, I knew that). But now science has provided an official blessing for your hermit tendencies—and good timing for fall and winter, too. In…
There are 2 equinoxes every year – in September and March – when the sun shines directly on the equator and the length of day and night is nearly equal.
“Seasons are opposite on either side of the Equator, so the equinox in September is also known as the Autumnal (fall) equinox in the Northern Hemisphere.”
“The September equinox occurs the moment the Sun crosses the celestial equator – the imaginary line in the sky above Earth’s Equator – from north to south. This happens either on September 22, 23, or 24 every year.”
“On any other day of the year, either the southern hemisphere or the Northern Hemisphere tilts a little towards the Sun. But on the 2 equinoxes, the tilt of Earth’s axis is perpendicular to the Sun’s rays, like the illustrations show.”
“On the equinox, night and day are nearly exactly the same length – 12 hours – all over the world. This is the reason it’s called an “equinox”, derived from Latin, meaning “equal night”. However, even if this is widely accepted, it isn’t entirely true. In reality equinoxes don’t have exactly 12 hours of daylight.”