A good friend’s 50th birthday is coming up soon and some of us have decided to throw her a surprise birthday party. She’s a wonderful person who’s full of energy and enthusiasm – and she never hesitates to lend a helping hand when someone needs it. (more…)
A few years ago, I started organizing a casual pick-up game of soccer every week. No skill necessary
– just a bunch of friends kicking a ball around. However, despite an initial deficiency of players, the tradition caught on. It has gotten to the point this year where we can expect a turnout of at least six or seven a side. On really good days we double that. And recently, there's been a push...
My mother, who’s 91, goes to the senior centre twice a week for her exercise class. She often stays on for lunch with “the girls
” after class, but the other day she asked me to pick her up from the centre and drive her home.
I arrived about half an hour early, so I waited outside the room for a while. But then my curiosity got the better of me because I could hear lots...
For Chris Panico
, yoga and drawing cartoons are a clear passion. As a regular contributor for the online Ashtanga News
, he has gained a following that enjoys his humorous reflections of an everyday Ashtanga yogini. Chris says, "To me, Yoga is happiness, and nothing beats drawing a cartoon of someone and making them laugh." (more…)
As we rush to attempt to make our baby's first Christmas and New Year one to remember, we need to realize this is more for ourselves as the parents than it is for our baby. As far as our precious little one is concerned, it is just another day and moment in time. (more…)
Sometimes it takes courage to laugh, to set aside our judgements, and doubts and to just allow ourselves to experience the humor in our lives.
According to Dr. Madan Kataria
in Bombay, he has been able to merge the benefits of yoga and laughter into one practice. In an article by Alex Perry,
Dr. Kataria was observed in central Bombay at sports area with a group of...
I suppose since the pose is named “downward facing dog” that our loyal canines are allowed to enjoy some of the same benefits as their human companions.
Dogs are taking to the mat, while their humans are practicing a slightly modified yoga practice. From Los Angeles to New York, and into the UK, doggie yoga classes are becoming a popular exercise alternative for both yoga students and their dogs. (more…)