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Posted on Thursday, April 30, 2009

hatha yoga

Which yoga style suits you best? For me it is hatha yoga because that's frankly the only yoga style I found with instructor :-)

Finding the right style of yoga practice can be as hard as finding the right handbag. Having said so, the way of finding your style of yoga is similar to finding your next new handbag: you need to look around, try and see.

I admit, it's easier to enter a shopping mall than to enter a yoga class. And especially after your first yoga sessions, you could think that maybe yoga isn't your thing. Why?

  • Because the yoga style is not your style or

  • because the yoga instructor is not your type.

Whatever the case: go and sign up for another yoga school to find out whether it's the yoga instructor or the yoga style that doesn't suit you! And you can always sign up for a hatha yoga teacher training yourself :-) For sure that's not something I am going to do ;-).

Which styles to choose from? The most popular yoga style taught is hatha. On the health channel you can have an idea what namaste yoga is all about.

Other styles are vinyasa yoga, bikram yoga, ashtanga yoga, iyengar yoga, kundalini yoga, Yin, kripalu yoga, integral yoga and viniyoga. With so many different yoga styles around surely there must be one that is written for you!

Hatha yoga definition

Hatha yoga is a traditional form of yoga which lies at the base of many modern yoga styles.

Hatha yoga is based on the union of body, mind and spirit and therefore includes the practice of :

  • physical postures called asanas

  • breathing exercises called pranayama and

  • meditation called dhyana.

I especially love the breathing exercises and meditation part, as during a normal working day in my Bali spa resort, I already encounter enough physical exercise ;-)

Other yoga styles in a nutshell

  • Ashtanga or power yoga as Madonna calls it, focuses on speed building strength and stamina.

  • Bikram is for experienced yogis with 26 postures performed in a heated room (or outside in tropical South East Asia)

  • Iyengar yoga focuses on alignment using props like straps, blocks and bolsters to hold poses longer. What I find the most appealing on this style of yoga is that you are encouraged to move at your own pace. Just that I don't feel much like carrying props around, I already find pilates mats to much to carry!

  • Vinyasa yoga is a style I don't understand quite well. It has to do with linking your breathing to your movements but every time I see a class of Vinyasa, it looks completely different.

The only way to truly know if a yoga style is for you is to try and see! The easiest way to start yoga is signing up for a hatha yoga class, as hatha yoga instructors are the most common.

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Posted on Monday, April 27, 2009

deepika padukone swimsuit

Doesn't this Deepika Padukone swimsuit picture makes you want to start dating Indian girls right here, right now?

Indian girls come with "the full package" and are ideal to showcase bikinis and swimsuits. Above is Deepika Padukone showing a monokini for the Kingfisher Swimsuit Calendar a few years ago.

deepika padukone bikini

Another Deepika Padukone bikini picture to invite you to start dating Indian girls.

Why dating Indian Girls?

deepika padukone long hair

Not only do Indian girls look stunning in swimsuits, admire long hair Deepika Padukone wearing typical Indian fashion. No wonder she is the new face of Maybelline as well...

But all Indian girls look stunning, especially the ones you will meet in Indian online dating services. Indians are naturally beautiful people, with their dark brown, even complexion and prominent and seductive eyes.

Long hair Deepika Padukone is just one example of what to expect of Indian girls: sexy, hot, strong and lots of personality.

You need to know that Indian culture is very diverse but does uphold family and matrimonial values. Like in all Asian cultures, "respect one other" is taught to Indians at a very young age.

This means an Indian girl you met while dating online will be polite and respectful to you and other people. She wont make a scene when in public, unless you utterly deserve it!

Never take anybody for granted, especially not when you are dating Indian girls. If you are not ready to take the challenge of dating Indian girls, then just stare at another Deepika Padukone swimsuit picture :-)

deepika padukone swimsuit

Deepika Padukone in swimsuit for Kingfisher Calendar

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Posted on Thursday, April 16, 2009

shannon tweed in a bikini

Enjoy 8 shots in one of Shannon Tweed in a bikini going in and out of a swimming pool.

Is Shannon Tweed pregnant again?

is shannon tweed pregnant again

Is Shannon Tweed pregnant again at 50? If you know her age and that she already has 2 adolescent teens, then the answer gets obvious.

It's not because she is a former Playboy bunny that Shannon Tweed also breeds like a bunny.

Are Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed still together?

If you follow Gene Simmons reality TV show, you can witness that the 2 are still together. It's easier to find pictures of Shannon Tweed in a bikini than to break this couple up!

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Posted on Wednesday, April 08, 2009

This is a guest post by Pamela Levenson. Pamela is the owner and designer of Popina Swimwear, Portland's only designer of Fun, Flattering & Fashionable Retro Swimwear. Browse around in her online Popina Swim Boutique for swimsuits using today’s fabric innovations styled on the 40's and 50's.

Retro Swimsuits by Jantzen are on the way to the Portland Swimwear Boutique Popina Swim.

Jantzen is the innovator of swimwear and used to have their headquarters in Portland, Oregon. A couple years ago Jantzen moved their operations from Portland to Miami when they were purchased by Perry Ellis.

Alas, not a Portland company any longer but the good news is that since Perry Ellis purchased Jantzen there has been some reinvigoration of the Jantzen brand:

Jantzen has looked back to their roots and their innovation of the past to reinvent retro.

Earlier this week we placed an order for the Jantzen Vamp suit shown below:

Jantzen Vamp Suit

A picture can say 1,000 words, but as you can see Jantzen does get it:

  • not only a great retro flavored suit with all the stylings such as a modified privacy panel and the classic strapless look, but also

  • a great piece of art work with the contracting colors and the vintage boat.

Although Jantzen isn't manufacturing Swimwear in Portland any longer, Popina is very excited to bring Jantzen Swimwear back to Oregon and are proud to offer Portland's largest selection of Women's Swimwear.

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Posted on Tuesday, April 07, 2009

sandra cantu death

Sandra Cantu was found death only being 8 years of age in a suitcase in Tracy California USA.

Sandra Cantu had gone missing on March 2009 wearing a pink Hello Kitty T-shirt and black leggings, the same clothes the missing child was wearing when Tracy dairy farm workers found her body in a suitcase in pond - only 2 miles away from where Sandra was seen last.

Vigil for Sandra Cantu Tracy California

You can read more about Sandra Cantu and if you have any information that could help resolving Sandra Cantu's death, please call the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children : 1-800-THE-LOST / 1-800-843-5678.

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