Yoga, Finding Your Center

As a mother of three with a full time job, I can easily attest to the fact that life can get out of hand. School, work, bath time, diapers, bedtime, and household chores all combine to form a hair-pulling, eye-twitching, stress fueled melt-down. I needed a bit of help unwinding, and after a little research, I found the perfect all natural solution that calls for nothing but an open mind and a small section of floor: yoga.

Yoga means union and is a mind and body practice that hinges on harmonizing the two. It has an expansive history that covers centuries as well as a multitude of countries. There were many different schools of thought under the large umbrella of “yoga”. Modernized yoga, however, gained popularity in the 1980’s and completely exploded in 2001 when its many physical and mental health benefits were made more widely known. It’s poses call for quiet and gentle movement, an awareness of the body that helps to still the mind and drain away the stress of daily life as well as helping to keep the body fit. The different movements and poses build the core, refine balance, and help with posture.

For me, a quiet living room and an instructional video that is only a search engine away combine to create the perfect scenario. I’m comfortable, content, and able to focus on what I’m doing. There’s no need for a baby sitter, and I can feel refreshed, relaxed, and recharged. For many others, a classroom environment with a knowledgeable instructor is preferred. Many gyms and fitness centers offer yoga classes at convenient times and affordable rates. Whichever environment helps you to rejuvenate, yoga is a wonderful way to relax. Namaste.

Sweets Kendamas

Sweets KendamasIf you’re a fan of the game of Kendama then you need to know about one company that is making some of the most brilliantly designed Kendamas on the market! Sweets Kendams offers an amazing variety of Kendamas that range in color, design, and shape. Each of the color options offered by them pops and stands out.

Aside from having some of the best looking Kendamas in the world, they have sections on their website for tips and tricks, as well as videos to show you just what the game of Kendama is all about! There’s nothing boring or average about their Kendamas, and that’s something that we look for in a product. The game of Kendama is unique in itself, but having a Kendama with a “sweet” design on it, makes the game all the more interesting.

The people at Sweets Kendamas are serious about the game, and serious about having fun with it. They make it easy to learn the basics and aspire to Pro status. In fact, they even have their very own Pro Team. If you’re looking for a trusted Kendama retailer that makes the entire experience enjoyable, go with Sweets Kendama. They truly have some of the coolest Kendamas in the world, and you have the option to get one too! Check them out at www.SweetsKendama.com.

Lights Siberia

Have you been searching for something new and original to listen to lately? Does everything on the radio sound the same and leave you hanging? If you answered yes to the previous questions, don’t worry the search is over. Canadian electropop star Lights recently released her second album, Siberia, and the sound is bigger and better than before.

Even if you are not familiar with Lights, this album is a great way to get introduced to her unique sound. It begins with title track, Siberia, and it immediately sets the album up for success. Her vocals are light and almost ghost-like along with lyrics that will get stuck in your head (in a good way). Lights also incorporates dubstep on a few tracks. At first, I thought this would affect her soft vocals, but it adds an element of surprise. Siberia has several tracks that are worth mentioning; for example, Toes, Banner, And Counting…, and Peace Sign. Each of these songs has a good beat, powerful lyrics, and conveys an emotion.

Not all artists are lucky enough to produce an album that has something for everyone. This album is pop, electro, indie pop, dubstep, and it also features rap. I highly recommend purchasing Siberia on iTunes so you can experience it for yourself.