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Good News: Whale-Inspired Yoga, Pregnant Bellies Become Art

Posted By Gaiam Staff On February 20, 2009 @ 3:42 pm In Conscious Living News | 1 Comment

Nico the Beluga Whale at the Georgia Aquarium

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Green Living

Is Your Grocery Bill Determined by the Neighbourhood In Which You Live? [1]

It’s easy to assume that people who live in remote communities pay significantly more for food, especially perishable groceries. But a new study shows that prices for healthy food fluctuates wildly even in cities no more than an hour apart in more populated areas. (TreeHugger)

Urban Composting: A New Can of Worms [2]

An increasing number of New Yorkers have been taking up the challenge of turning their fruit skins and eggshells into nutritious compost. (The New York Times)

Mind-Body Fitness

Beluga Whales Serve as Inspiration for Yoga Class at Georgia Aquarium [3]

There’s cobra, cat and downward dog. Now, the world’s largest aquarium is introducing a new animal to complement centuries-old yoga poses — the playful and graceful beluga whale. (CNN)

10 Reasons Your Workouts Aren’t Working [4]

If your body isn’t as lean or toned as you’d like, it may be that you’re committing some key training mistakes, which can sabotage the efforts of even veteran exercisers. (Shape)

Health & Wellness

Going Vegetarian? Make a Plan for Success [5]

There’s more to being a vegetarian than cutting meat from the menu. With a little planning, you can follow a vegetarian diet that meets all of your nutritional needs. (Organic Authority)

Physical Therapy and the Camaraderie of Healing [6]

The pain of physical therapy is often soothed by the family of people who make up a session. (The New York Times)

Personal Growth

Turning Pregnant Bumps Into Art [7]

Women in Wales are offering their “blank canvas” for face painter Erica Norman, who has begun a pregnant bump-painting service. (BBC)

Do Dreams Reveal Hidden Truths? [8]

Everybody dreams, but just what do our dreams mean? The question is still hotly debated by dream researchers, but a study shows most people outside the field seem to have made up their minds (WebMD)

Image credit: hoyasmeg on Flickr [9]

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URLs in this post:

[1] Is Your Grocery Bill Determined by the Neighbourhood In Which You Live?: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2009/02/is_your_grocery_bill_determined_by_your_neighbourhood.php

[2] Urban Composting: A New Can of Worms : http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/19/garden/19worms.html

[3] Beluga Whales Serve as Inspiration for Yoga Class at Georgia Aquarium: http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/science/02/06/yoga.whales/index.html

[4] 10 Reasons Your Workouts Aren’t Working: http://www.shape.com/workouts/articles/10_reasons_your_workouts_arent_working.html

[5] Going Vegetarian? Make a Plan for Success: http://www.organicauthority.com/blog/organic/organic-food/going-vegetarian-make-a-plan-for-success/

[6] Physical Therapy and the Camaraderie of Healing: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/17/health/17case.html

[7] Turning Pregnant Bumps Into Art: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_pictures/7899059.stm

[8] Do Dreams Reveal Hidden Truths?: http://www.webmd.com/balance/news/20090219/do-dreams-reveal-hidden-truths

[9] Image credit: hoyasmeg on Flickr: http://flickr.com/photos/emeryjl/2553628512/

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