Downward Facing Dog - Adho Mukha Svasana
- Releases and lengthens neck and spine
- Calms & stimulates the mind and CNS
- Strengthens shoulders & arms
- Cleanses and massages internal organs
- Tones the sciatic nerve
- Improves the flow of blood & prana to thyroid, thymus, pituitary, and pineal glands
- Stimulates the Endocrine system
- Improves strength of spine and increases bone density in the spine
- Stretches shoulders, wrists, ankles, and hamstrings
- Stimulates the 4 upper chakras
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There are more than a thousand banana species in the world, but you’ve probably only ever tasted one. The Cavendish banana is the one we know and love. It’s the one the international banana economy is based on—the only species that’s exported from one country to another, anywhere in the world. But its extinction is coming.
That’s because we’ve bred the Cavendish to be seedless. No hard black seeds in our delicious banana flesh means banana trees only reproduce asexually, with human intervention. So all Cavendish palms are genetically nearly identical, making them highly susceptible to disease. The Panama Disease Race Four fungus attacks the roots, leaves, and vascular system of banana trees. As it mutates it becomes a more and more efficient killer. The Cavendish banana, meanwhile, is a genetic sitting duck. Sometime in the next decade (scientists have no way to predict the exact timing), experts say, the fungus will become perfectly evolved to attack the Cavendish, and will quickly spread to wipe out the banana stock worldwide. All this happened once before—the banana the whole world once knew was a different and by all accounts bigger and tastier species. Over the course of several decades, a previous strain of the fungus attacked and wiped it out, and with it the worldwide banana industry, before the Cavendish came along in the 1960s to resurrect it.
This is one of several stories told over the course of Fruit Hunters, a documentary by Canadian filmmaker Yung Chang that screened this past weekend at Miami’s Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden and is available now for streaming and download.
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The health hazards of sitting
“We know sitting too much is bad, and most of us intuitively feel a little guilty after a long TV binge. But what exactly goes wrong in our bodies when we park ourselves for nearly eight hours per day, the average for a U.S. adult? Many things, say four experts, who detailed a chain of problems from head to toe.”
(via Washington Post)
Opalite is a subtle yet highly energetic stone. It is the ideal stone for meditation. Opalite improves communication on all levels, especially the spiritual. It removes energy blockages of the chakras and meridians. Emotionally, Opalite helps by assisting during transitions of all kinds. It engenders persistence and gives us strength in verbalizing our hidden feelings.
Juicing vs blending
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I love all animals - alive, not on my plate.
Just because I eat animals, doesn’t mean I don’t have the capacity to love them. Sure, animals would probably rather be alive than dead, but life is a cycle of cycles, and animals eating other animals will always be apart of that cycle. Humans and pre-humans have been designed by evolution to consume and make full use of the important nutrients found in animals. True… there are observational studies showing that vegetarians have a lower risk of several diseases. However, these results are explained by the fact that vegetarians are usually more health conscious overall (having to constantly worry if there are any traces of animal in anything they touch and eat will make you very conscious of whats going into your body) Also, vegans being ignorant to the fact that EVERYTHING IS LIFE and killing and eating plants are just as terrible as eating an animal is never even considered and constantly overlooked. If you care so much about life, then stop eating all together and let the food you “can’t” eat feed the people it can.
If someone wants to eat meat, don’t hound them because of some torture/abuse video you found, let them live their life because you should be lucky they’re not eating you.