Know your karma – know your life
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There are a great many opinions as to what constitutes health and happiness, but it is abundantly clear that if you are not healthy, it is difficult to be happy. But if you can become happy, it’s easier to become healthy, therefore discussions cover all aspects of life from sociology, lifestyle, politics and religions. Read more….
Could it become Europe’s first Islamic State?
Currently 59.5 million people – nearly 1 percent of the world’s population – are refugees, asylum seekers or internally displaced and half of them are children.
The case of Sweden
The Swedes have taken in more than their fair share of refugees and Muslims account for about 5% of the country’s 9 million people and a backlash against immigrants is building. But it may be too little too late.
In 2016, Sweden received 28,939 asylum seekers. Yet Sweden is a predominantly Christian country in northern Europe but most asylum seekers to Sweden came from three Muslim countries in the Middle East: Syria (5,459), Afghanistan (2,969) and Iraq (2,758).
Why is it that people
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The destroyers of the world
It’s a popular opinion that we live in free and fair democratic societies where human rights apply, and that every individual has rights and freedoms according to their class. All those rights and freedoms are decided by the individual, and providing they don’t cause harm to anyone that matters, almost anything is permissible.
At an individual level, rights and freedoms are limited by laws and social conventions, but at a governmental or corporate level, things are very different. As a society we have fair degree of tolerance towards small-time bludgers and scam artists who if they are caught may suffer a loss of assets and sometimes prison time.
At a governmental and corporate level,
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Yoga Asana Series
The science of human physicality
Preparing and celebrating the body as a temple
Yoga asanas (Hatha Yoga) are the physical exercises or the physicality of Yoga and they are taught world wide for many purposes. For some it’s about health and fitness, for others it’s about health recovery and a greater sense of ease in body and mind.
While asana can be any exercise or body position performed consciously that has a positive purpose and supports life, asana is about experiencing the distinction that we are not our bodies and that in fact our bodies are complex technological mechanisms.
Through yoga practises including asana, one comes to view one’s body as a vehicle in which to
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Yoga Asana Series
One of Yoga’s most challenging poses
You are looking to achieve the pose similar to this example which as far as head stands go, it’s a good demonstration, but the head needs to be forwards to reduce the neck arch
The yoga asana referred to as headstand is challenging and sometimes dangerous depending on the person’s level of strength and fitness.
To practice this, one must first be competent at holding a handstand for 30 seconds or more because when one is performing a headstand, the weight of the body is taken on the arms to avoid damaging one’s neck which happens far too often.
We are so often very competitive and that competitiveness often
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Growing by the day
Mouse population explodes in Australia
Rats and mice have always sought a close relationship with human beings in part because we produce food in bulk and we are somewhat messy. But not only do we leave food lying around for them, we build nice warm and secure shelters for them to live in.
This is unintentional on our part, simply a consequence of our lifestyle that rodents take full advantage of. They have featured significantly in our history in part because of their nuisance value, but more because they carry disease and parasites like fleas that can transmit another level of disease like bubonic plague and other pestilences that can result in the death of
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Yoga Asana Series
Forward bending with an easy twist
The back is flat due to natural flexibility, but it’s better to have the feet turned in – not out.For those people who cannot rest their hands on the floor like this without bending their back, they can rest their hands on a block or even a chair so as to keep the back straight.
This yoga asana helps to lengthen the muscles in the back legs and create more freedom in the torso. It is one of many asana’s that is useful within any contemplative yoga practice but also for those who are using yoga to relieve physical distress in their bodies or to acquire improved health and
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A secret history
Today there would be no software, no binary computing, accounting or the sciences if there was no zero and the Indian numericals all modern science and technology is based on.
This includes the branches of Math : arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, conics, astronomy, calculus, etc.
Ancient Hindus deviced an amazing system of math codes using syllables and then creating sutras [aphorisms] & mantras [chants] with that that gave a student instant idea of the mathematical applications.
This sutra is endowed with spiritual content as well as mathematical significance: gopi bhagya madhuvrta, srngiso dadhi sandhiga, khla jivita khatva, gala hala rasandara It translates: O Lord anointed with the yogurt of the milkmaids’ worship, O saviour of the fallen,
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Or avoiding another mass extinction event
The Doomsday Clock was created in 1947 to represent how close we are to a global catastrophe. It’s maintained by the members of The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ Science and Security Board.
The group of scientists, including 16 Nobel Laureates, announced this morning that we have moved dangerously close to all-out disaster. The Clock’s recent advance to two and a half minutes means that scientists and experts agree that we are teetering on the brink of societal collapse or an apocalyptic scale nuclear war, which symbolically occurs at midnight on their scale.
In the years since the Clock was created we have only been this close to midnight once, in 1953 when the
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And the mass hysteria
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Pope Francis was recently reported a saying “a person who thinks only about building walls were ever they may be, and not a building bridges, is not a Christian.” Yet the Vatican city is surrounded by an almost impenetrable wall.
The idea of a wall or a more impenetrable fence than what exists between the USA and Mexico has received a huge outcry of protest yet no one has protested the wall between Mexico and Guatamala or the new wall turkey is building between itself and Syria.
The new US president has placed a temporary ban on refugees and travellers from a handful of countries identified as being high risk by
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Criminals know no bounds
This is how it works to steal your credit card details:
You arrive at your hotel and check in at the front desk. Typically when checking in, you give the front desk your credit card (for any charges to your room) and they return the card to you.
You go to your room and settle in. All is good. The hotel receives a call and the caller asks for (as an example) room 620 – which happens to be your room.
The phone rings in your room. You answer and the person on the other end says the following: ‘This is the front desk. When checking in, we came across a problem with your charge card
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