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B.K.S. Iyengar developed his approach to yoga based on the yoga tradition handed down to him by his teacher, Shri T. Krishnamacharya, a classically trained Hindu scholar and yoga master. Mr. Iyengar’s system of yoga is unsurpassed in grace, subtlety, and precision. Iyengar-style yoga emphasizes alignment and develops flexibility, strength, balance and endurance. It emphasizes the importance of regulated breathing; the use of blocks, chairs, and other props; and the therapeutic value of adapting the poses to the needs and limitations of the individual students. Mr. Iyengar has authored a number of classic texts on hatha yoga including Light on Yoga. Mr. Iyengar died in 2014 at the age of 95. His daughter, Geeta, and son, Prashant and other teachers continue his work at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Institute in Pune, India.

 

Their approach to Yoga :

CYC is owned and directed by Ann Merlo, Elise Miller and Lisa Brill Robinson. In line with our mission to support a lifetime of yoga practice for our students, we offer asana classes for beginners, continuing, intermediate, and advanced students. We are focused on and known for our therapeutic approach. This approach is important in our regular classes and particularly featured in our yoga for back care, pranayama, and restorative classes, and workshops. 

Another important element of the CYC mission has always been presenting yoga workshops and series taught by our own gifted instructors, and by knowledgeable and well-respected yoga instructors from around the world. Topics vary widely and meet the needs of our local and regional yoga population.

 

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The New Bohemians Handbook guides readers in beautifully simple techniques for adding good vibes and style to living spaces. Packed with hundreds of ideas for bringing positive energy to your home, the book features exercises and activities for thinking about rooms in new ways.

“It’s as vibrant, rule-breaking and out the box as she showed in her first book, “The New Bohemians,” which explored bohemian style across the globe and became a New York Times best-seller. Now, Blakeney has written “The New Bohemians Handbook: Come Home to Good Vibes” (Abrams, $27.50). Blakeney offers tips on how to make bohemian style your own, from rearranging what you have to painting. It’s part book, part yoga lesson as Blakeney walks readers through finding clarity, flow, growth and harmony in our homes. In the end, it’s about creating a space that reflects you, she writes. “

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There’s an art to boho-chic style. It’s an eclectic collection of sorts that reflects the many facets of a life well lived.

“My best piece of advice for creating a bohemian-chic design aesthetic is to truly collect and curate each piece in your home. Using a mix of old and new, whether it is from your local home store or your travels around the world, you want to create a collected and curated vibe. Also, always layer, layer, layer when it comes to rugs, pillows, natural elements, and texture.”

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Jane West is a true influential figure who has never let adversity prevent her from leading the assault. Appearing in Leafly, HERB and Playboy, West deconstructs stereotypes one by one. As a former corporate event organizer, incredible strength and resistance was needed when she was fired after her employers saw her inhale on a CNBC vaporizer. Rather than letting it go to the bottom of the hole, West knew how to cash in and move on. His partnership with Hupp has had a revolutionary reach for women in the cannabis industry.

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Cannabidiol (CBD) is a powerful natural chemical compound that plays an important role in treating various pathologies without causing harmful psychoactive side effects (memory loss, anxiety) as is the case for THC, another cannabinoid also present in the cannabis plant.
This cannabinoid with therapeutic power today scientifically recognized is located in the flowers, the seeds or the stem of it and is obtained by means of various methods of extraction.
In commerce, we can find CBD in various forms: the cream for localized pains, oil, the most popular thanks to its rapid absorption and for its effective action, the infusion for its anti-stress properties or the spray the capsules or cosmetics.
There are many benefits of using CBD for our health, both physically and psychically.

Its effective anti-pain action

This cannabinoid is known for its anti-inflammatory properties and its effectiveness is scientifically proven by various scientific studies.
Without causing any negative side effects such as opiate addiction or liver damage due to acetaminophen, CBD relieves your pain and effectively reduces its perception if you follow migraines, if you are affected by fibromyalgia or Crohn’s disease, and if you usually suffer from menstrual syndrome.
Taking dietary supplements with CBD is therefore recommended to reduce inflammatory manifestations related to chronic pain which they reduce the sensation by stimulating positive responses from different areas of your body, which has the effect of causing effects painkillers.

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Its antioxidant properties

CBD plays an important role against the premature aging of our body cells by effectively neutralizing free radicals in the body.

Although CBD is first and foremost known for its soothing and anxiolytic action, it is also an invaluable aid for restoring energy and promoting the regeneration of our cellular system.

Even more powerful than Vitamins C and E, it also represents, thanks to its antioxidant action, an excellent way to prevent the development of diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases.

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Easy to use, available without prescription, the use of CBD for therapeutic purposes is currently becoming a real Grail for its many beneficial effects on our health and well-being. It is important to remember that CBD is not a medicine and can only be sold as such.

 

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Harmonize your emotions with Chi Nei Tsang

The belly is designated in Chinese medicine as the second brain of our body. The Taoists consider it the seat of our emotions. Chi Nei Tsang, derived from Qi Qong, is a belly massage technique that aims to release concentrated negative energies in the abdomen and to harmonize emotions.

“I have a knotted stomach”; “I was breathless”; “I get bile,” “I have the ball in the stomach” but also “I have butterflies in the belly” … These expressions are nothing trivial. Emotions, both positive and negative, are rooted in the abdomen, and have an obvious influence on our physical state. Chi Nei Tsang (literally Chi or Qi, energy and Nei Tsang or Nei Zang, organs) is a massage that is based on the five major systems of the body: vascular, lymphatic, nervous, muscular and energetic.
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Chi nei tsang

Invented by the Taoist spiritual master Mantak Chia, the Chi Nei Tsang consists in clearing and releasing the “perverse energies trapped in the body”. These perverse energies or “winds” can weaken the nervous system and internal organs and disrupt emotional energy. In Taoist philosophy, we learn to “recycle waste” by isolating them from each other, and get rid of them before they come to “pollute” the brain.

These negative emotions are distributed in the different organs of the abdomen: worries and fear are lodged in the spleen, pancreas and stomach. Sadness and depression are nested in the lungs. Fears, phobias and trauma hide in the kidneys, and finally jealousy, frustration and anger in the liver. During a session of Chi Nei Tsang, the practitioner will apply to release these negative energies, but also and especially to practice a “rebalancing” of these emotions, which are inseparable from their “positive” pendants: concerns / receptivity , sadness / courage, fear / calm, etc.

Chi Nei Tsang

Throughout the session, the masseuse talks to me, explains me, questions me about my feelings. According to her, this dialogue is an integral part of the process initiated by Chi Nei Tsang. “The therapist can not do everything,” she explains. Chi Nei Tsang is also a work of self-healing. A session is also the time to verbalize emotions. Some of my clients are crying. Others are laughing! The manipulation of these organs can bring back very strong emotions! At the end of the 60 minute treatment, Brigitte Guillôme shows me some gestures to reproduce, alone, at home. Because if a single session can help to relax, and even have detoxifying virtues, the Chi Nei Tsang can also be practiced, more regularly, in self massage.

“It is better to experiment with Chi Nei Tsang with a professional to start, and ask him at the end of the session to give you advice to massage yourself,” says the therapist. Nevertheless, nothing prevents you, in the evening, before sleeping, to gently massage your belly to relax. “It’s best to use a tennis ball to massage. You can perform circles along the large intestine. You can also massage around the navel and clockwise with your index finger and middle finger. A simple gesture to adopt to eliminate the stress of the day!

Do not expect a miraculous change coming out of a Chi Nei Tsang session. While the massage relaxes, but this is not a simple care institute, but a preventive therapy. Regular practice (especially with changing seasons) can prevent many diseases. And this is the basis of Chinese medicine: prevention is better than cure!

The Spread Eagle, London first vegan pub

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Tofu tacos, chickpea water cocktails and faux leather seats: London now has a 100% vegan pub, specializing in Mexican-inspired “pub food”.

The first thing Meriel Armitage did when she arrived at the Spread Eagle’s premises? Replace all leather chairs and stools, furniture typical of any pub (or “public house”, the traditional British bars) self-respecting, with seats covered with synthetic fabric. A key detail in the establishment of London’s first vegan pub, where beers, cocktails, dishes and decorative elements are made without any animal matter.

Opened last Friday in Homerton, East London, the Spread Eagle is a 100% vegan version of the traditional British pub. If the beers are vegan certified – some brewers would apparently use animal products in the preparation of their beers – it is mainly on the menu of dishes proposed by the pub that focused the work of Meriel, head of the restaurant Club Mexicana tacos vegan pop-up, invited to invest the kitchens of Spread Eagle.

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Yoga and Elvie for your perineum

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The perineum is a set of muscles located between the vagina and the anus that serves to support the organs. After a pregnancy, during menopause or because of overweight, it can relax and less well perform his role. Urinary leakage can then occur.

To avoid this: muscle your perineum.

With Yoga, you can spot your perineum :
If you do not see your perineum well or do not feel it, do the following exercise: Sit on a chair, act as if you hold a gas and a jet of urine. You will feel a “tightening”, as if the anus and vagina were “sucked” inside.

With Elvie, you can strengthen your perineum :
This trainer helps women work on strengthening pelvic floor muscles. It’s a smart device and an app that coach you through exercises, giving feedback and encouragement to train this important (but often overlooked) area of the body.

These different exercises will certainly help you to remodel your perineum. Do not hesitate to get help from a health professional to ensure good perineal reeducation. For example, you can contact a midwife or a physiotherapist.

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