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Tuesday, 19 July 2011

words for the day

harry potter homage

who would have thought our gears would lend themselves to a harry potter themed wednesday morning?


with the final installment of H.P all the rage and some serendipitous crystal wand finding, how could we not take advantage by creating an epic gif sequence...




'expelliarmus!'


'professor mcgonagall' we'aring tudor nouveau shirt, maru yoga pants and desert rider boots.




'petrificus totalis!'


'bellatrix lestrange' we'ars silk raja pants, so plenty tank, bikuphile jacket and feather headband. fantastic. 




   
'you have the DARK MARK'


'lucius malfoy' we'ars auto chic shirt, bikuphile jacket and schloop coat (worn as cape). also featuring herringbone cap.

 

we shall miss you harry! xx

Monday, 18 July 2011

yoga bunny

recycled clothing art

okay so the site was in french but from what i can gather, spanish artist guerra de la paz creates stunning vibrant artworks from recycled clothing. fairly amazing...


















 photo credit: fubiz

talk about one man's trash being anothers treasure... be sure to check more of his work xx

Sunday, 17 July 2011

sukha for the day

upper back tension sufferers! if you're feeling anything like us and need some heart opening goodness... 



photo: lois greenfield
 

Urdhva dhanurasana, like all poses, benefits our body, mind, energetic systems, and emotions in unique ways. By encapsulating the essence of backbending, the pose propels us toward the ultimate embodiment of yoga: fearlessness and joy.

Sukha, the Sanskrit term for ease, happiness, or pleasure, literally means “good space.” The masters tell us we suffer (duhkha) because “stuff” overshadows the inherent goodness of our inner space. It settles between cells, organs, vertebrae, along medians, and in our fields of perception. The glory of backbends is their ability to disperse this “stuff,” thus revealing our natural state of ease.

Urdhva dhanurasana increases the vital force around the heart (pran), as well as the distributive force (vyana) throughout the body, thus increasing the breadth of courage and awareness. The pose stimulates both mind and body—the net result is exultation, awakening radiance, delight, and compassion.

originally posted on yoga international