Tag Archives: river

The Bridge of Energy in Motion

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The bridge .. There is not just one type of bridge. The type depends on the different ways to distribute the tension, bending and torsion throughout the structure.. Sometimes we must build are own bridge and distribute stress/get across pain, disappointment and grief in different ways each time. Be a builder!
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Chilly Georgia mornings are great for the feet! The cold seems to wake up my senses and gets everything flowing.
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A deep stretch while i gaze down at the flowing river below.
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One of my favorite asanas … the shoulder stand is good for balance and getting those shoulder muscles strong. It also looks cool when your just floating
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The Great Plough variation….. Last night I attempted to put my legs behind my head sitting with legs crossed and I was almost successful.
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Another Plough variation… simply walk your legs to the left then hold and breathe …. walk over to the right hold and breathe…. then separate! now relax!
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Not too often I attempt this one but it def gives me a great leg stretch and I have been working hard at breaking down my leg stiffness lately!
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Rocking the cradle …. a great hip opener.
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Sometimes im surprised at how easy it is for me to hold this position its almost too easy… I may have to step it up with a variation
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Watching the birds fly
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Have a great day Relax and breathe !

River Blindness

About 18 million people have river blindness worldwide, according to the World Health Organization, but more than 99% of cases of this disease are found in Africa. It goes by the technical name “onchocerciasis,” and it spreads through small black flies that breed in fast-flowing, highly oxygenated waters. When an infected fly bites a person, it drops worm larvae in the skin, which can then grow and reproduce in the body.

Unlike malaria, river blindness is not fatal, but it causes a “miserable life,” said Moses Katabarwa, senior epidemiologist for the Atlanta-based Carter Center’s River Blindness Program, which has been leading an effort to eliminate the disease in the Americas and several African countries.

There is no vaccine for river blindness, but there is a drug, calledivermectin that paralyzes and kills the offspring of adult worms, according to the Mayo Clinic. It may also slow the reproduction of adult female worms, so there are fewer of them in the skin, blood and eyes.

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