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  1. Hey, I thought you might want to know that I've recently started my own vegan blog. I'll still be keeping the other blog (the ashtanga journal).
  2. Just in case you don't already know, both Pilates and yoga are great for lower back strength and flexibility. You might want to give them a try. Both are known to enhance performance in other activities, weight lifting included. Amazing legs, btw.
  3. I've read that she's doing lots of Pilates and ballet-based exercises in order to tone her legs because she couldn't focus on her arms after the horse fall. She has amazing thighs IMHO.
  4. You Passed 8th Grade Geography http://images.blogthings.com/couldyoupass8thgradegeographyquiz/pass.jpg Congratulations, you got 8/10 correct! Could You Pass 8th Grade Geography? http://www.blogthings.com/couldyoupass8thgradegeographyquiz/
  5. Sorry to hear that, even if I don't know you, but these things always touch me deep inside. Fortunately, therapies have improved a lot over the years, so it's possible to beat cancer, as many have said. I hope all ends well.
  6. This is a fantastic website on jala neti technique (the nasal wash others have been talking about). Many of us yogis use it in order to breathe more evenly and deeply. It basically washes off mucus and dirt from your sinuses and helps prevent colds and allergies. It's kinda tricky to learn, but once you know how to do it, it's pretty easy. Do it daily, first thing in the morning, for best results (you can do it at any other time of day, but it's generally advised to do it before meals rather than after). I've also heard about GSE (grape seed extract), which is a natural wide-spectrum antibiotic, being great for this. I think you can pour a few drops in the water for your jala neti and then use it as normal. I haven't used it myself, so I can't give further information. Ask your local health food shop. Hope this helps.
  7. I've already added myself. Look in the Atlantic Ocean, close to Morocco.
  8. As long as your knees don't go beyond the level of your toes, and in the same plane as your middle toe, there should be no problem. The closer your leg is to vertical, the better - the knee remains more protected in that position. I know this b/c certain yoga postures involve a similar bending in the knees (Warrior being probably the best example).
  9. Thank you, guys. My apologies, AllIEverTouched, I know it was your post.
  10. Sorry, this is not a proper answer. I just hope somebody posts a couple of exercises at least, b/c I've lost my butt to yoga! And both my gf and I want it back!
  11. My top 10, in order of preference (info on how often I have them is in brackets): 1.-Parsimmon (only when they're in season) 2.-Conference pears (at least 1 daily) 3.-Clementines (at least 1 daily) 4.-Pineapple (at least 4 times a week) 5.-Banana (at least 4 times a week) 6.-Watermelon (only when they're in season) 7.-Melon (not very often) 8.-Pomegranate (only when they're in season) 9.-Cherries (only when they're in season) 10.-Grapes (not very often) I don't like raw apple, basically because get an odd itch in my gums.
  12. This is not an answer to your question but actually a comment. I thought it'd be funny to let you know that that I am 178 cm tall and currently weigh 65 kg.
  13. That album is fantastic. A fellow ashtangi and I are fond of saying it's haunting. The CD comes with a fantastic booklet with the words and translations and a quick background on the mantras. I had not heard about the first and the last one before, but both "Light On Life" and "Yoga Body, Buddha Mind" seem to be wonderful books, according to some reviews I've read. Unfortunately, I let the chance to buy Iyengar's one last September when I was in London and now I'll have to buy it online grrr I'm currently reading "Light on Patanjali's Yoga Sutra", Iyengar's comment on this text about yoga philosophy, which is my favourite of all of the ancient text. It's quite complex but very deep. It's amazing how those thoughts that are hundreds of years old are still true nowadays.
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