Monthly Archives: March 2011

A YogaDawg Quiz – Who Said It (Bikram Choudhury or Charlie Sheen)?

Somewhere in a parallel universe a pair of twins were spewed out from the loins of the Great Cosmic Mother with such force that it ruptured the firmament and caused the twins to be born to two different earth mothers in different countries at different times and eventually both ended up in La La Land.

 

INSTRUCTIONS: Place a B or a C in each set of quotes. When completed click on the link below to find out how you did.


1. They lay down with their ugly wives in front of their ugly children and just look at their loser lives, and then they look at me and they say, ‘I can’t process it.’ Well, no, and you never will, stop trying. ____

What happens when they say they will commit suicide unless you sleep with them? What am I supposed to do? Sometimes having an affair is the only way to save someone’s life. ____

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Broome Street Temple – More Ashtanga TV

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msnbc: Flexibility & Migraines

Ultra flexible? You’re at triple risk for migraines

Joint hypermobility syndrome, migraines both rooted in same cause: too-elastic collagen

updated 3/2/2011 4:17:11 PM ET

NEW YORK — People with severe forms of double jointedness have a greater risk of suffering from migraine headaches, a new study finds. They also tend to have more severe and more frequent migraines.

Researchers say that the two conditions — “joint hypermobility syndrome” and migraines — may have causes rooted in the same problem.

People who fit the profile for having joint hypermobility have contortionist-like flexibility. They are able to bend their thumbs back to their forearms, overextend their elbows, and place their palms on the floor without bending their knees, for instance.

“It’s a disease of collagen, basically,” study author Dr. Vincent Martin, a professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in Ohio, told Reuters Health.

Collagen is one of the body’s basic building blocks, helping to form myriad structures, including the joints and blood vessels.

Martin’s hypothesis is that if the collagen is too elastic, it leads to both flexible joints and stretchy blood vessels — problems involved in joint hypermobility syndrome and migraine, respectively.

Martin had noticed in his clinical practice that double-jointed patients seemed to suffer from migraines, too. He also pulled from his own experience, having both hypermobility and migraine headaches.

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Yoga TV: Beyond Youtube

Kino Macgregor’s newest project:  The Yoga Girls of Miami

From the Dakrasheta Productions Website:

The Yoga Girls of Miami takes us inside the day-to-day drama of a world-class yoga studio run by five dynamic women with a passion to transform lives through empowerment, self-discovery and peace.

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