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Bandhas 101: How to Amplify the Benefits of Any Pose

Sadie Nardini by Sadie Nardini | October 9th, 2009 | 8 Comments
topic: Fitness, Yoga | tags: abs, bandhas, breath, burn, calories, core, energy, flexibility, flow, headstands, inversions, loss, nardini, out, pose, power, sadie, strength, stretch, vinyasa, weight, work, Yoga

HEADSTAND

My student Mary came to me nearly in tears one day after class. She’d been working for years to get into a headstand, yet continually watched newer students lift up with ease before her. She asked, “What am I doing wrong?”

Since Mary had come into my yoga classes only the week before, I asked her if she was using her bandhas to help her attain headstand. “What’s a bandha?” she asked, looking puzzled.

How Exercise & Food Can Change Your Mood

Patricia Moreno by Patricia Moreno | October 8th, 2009 | 2 Comments
topic: Fitness, Health & Wellness, Healthy Aging, Healthy Eating, Weight Loss | tags: attitude, diet, energy, exercise, food, goals, habits, health, healthy-eating, IntenSati, intention, mood, Patricia Moreno, portion size, positive change, self-discipline

Patriciablog

Yes, you can have it all, really!

How you eat, think and exercise dramatically affects your mood. You can break the cycle of unhealthy habits and learn to have it all.

The Power of a Smiley Face … And A Little Peer Pressure

E.B. Boyd by E.B. Boyd | September 23rd, 2009 | No Comments
topic: Green Living | tags: consumer, energy, Green Living, happy, health, recycling, responsible consumer

Environmentalists have often acted as if getting people to become more eco-minded was simply a matter of providing more information: Tell someone that their car is contributing to climate change, for example, and the thinking is they’ll be more likely to switch to public transportation.

But some organizations are realizing that good old-fashioned peer pressure might work just as well—if not better.

That Apple Could Power Your Home

E.B. Boyd by E.B. Boyd | July 21st, 2009 | 1 Comment
topic: Green Living, Green Tech, Healthy Home | tags: apple, compost, energy, food scraps, Green Living, home, technology

Take a look at a pile of food scraps, and most eco-minded folks think “compost.” And sure enough, that’s a great way to recycle. (Or is it “reuse”?)

In any case, there’s another use for your rotting apple cores and moldering orange peels: Energy. A few municipalities have started setting up facilities to capture the biogas that escapes as organic matter decomposes and turn that gas into energy.

Speed Bumps Power Cash Registers

E.B. Boyd by E.B. Boyd | July 15th, 2009 | No Comments
topic: Green Living | tags: cash registers, energy, kinetic plates, speed bumps

So this was exciting: A supermarket in England has outfitted their parking lot with kinetic plates which produce enough energy to power their cash registers. The development was announced last month, and many green blogs wrote enthusiastically about it.

But then a professor wrote a long piece in The Guardian about why projects such as this one are a waste of effort, and how we should focus instead on systems that provide a bigger bang for the energy buck.

Carpooling Made Easy

E.B. Boyd by E.B. Boyd | June 3rd, 2009 | No Comments
topic: Green Living | tags: carpool, energy, goals, green, resolutions

We all know we need to do more ride-sharing. But historically, coordinating rides has seemed like a major headache. Now, however, technology is taking some of the pain out of that process.

A slew of sites and applications have emerged to make it easier to share rides, no matter the occasion: daily commutes, errand-running, and even cross-country road trips. Here are a few:

Fresh Links: The Green Scoop on Obama’s Cabinet, The FIRM Joins Facebook

Gaiam Staff by Gaiam Staff | January 23rd, 2009 | No Comments
topic: Conscious Living News | tags: cooking, energy, food, government, life, obama, recipes, space, the firm

Every week we highlight the best articles, blogs, news, videos and interesting Web tidbits to help you live green, be healthy, and connect with your sense of spirituality. Read our roundup for info that just helps you live better.

Green Living

The Green Scoop on Obama’s Cabinet and Administration Picks

Obama: The Green Energy President?

E.B. Boyd by E.B. Boyd | November 5th, 2008 | No Comments
topic: Green Living | tags: alternative energy, cleantech, energy, energy efficiency, energy plan, obama

The balloons have all popped, the cheering is over, and Barack Obama is already hard at work, preparing for his presidency. The good news for earth-lovers is that, as Obama told CNN shortly before the election, his climate-friendly energy policy will be his first priority, after dealing with the financial crisis.

Power to the Poop

E.B. Boyd by E.B. Boyd | September 17th, 2008 | No Comments
topic: Green Living, Green Tech | tags: animal waste, biogas, energy, green technology, human waste, manure

Solar power. Wind power. Poop power? Now that’s what we call creative thinking.

As policy wonks and technologists try to figure out the future of clean energy, a few intrepid souls from Europe to Texas to India are giving waste a chance.

Living Roundup: Confused Eco-Celebs, Acrobatic Yoga & More

Gaiam Staff by Gaiam Staff | August 1st, 2008 | No Comments
topic: Conscious Living News | tags: celebrities, energy, environment, food, health, self, Yoga

Every week we highlight the best articles, blogs, news, videos and interesting Web tidbits to help you live green, be healthy, and connect with your sense of spirituality. Read our roundup for info that just helps you live better.

7 Celebrity Environmentalists in Need of Green 101