Shayna Leib, Glass Artist

March 29, 2010 § Leave a comment

Sculptural Glass Art.

The Nor'easters

Sun Rising Over the Tundra

Sun Rising Over the Tundra detail

Oyashio

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Scirocco:

A hot, dry wind originating in the Sahara and Arabian deserts which blows across the Mediterranean. Its cousin desert wind “harmattan” is known for turning desert sands red.

Sirocco detail 1 Sirocco detail 2
Sirocco Sirocco detail 3

Low Tide


Low Tide Low Tide detail

Low Tide detail 2

Etesian Night

Burga detail

Burga
Glass, 2008
30 ” h x 6″ w x 5″ d

Mommy Comes Home

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Oliver Willis.

one of the most moving photos I have ever seen…

Fluid Sculpture

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GET YOURSELF IN GEAR

March 27, 2010 § Leave a comment

GET YOURSELF IN GEAR.

this actually made me get off the computer… lol

70 Million by Hold Your Horses!

March 26, 2010 § Leave a comment

70 Million by Hold Your Horses !

When I Grow Up

March 26, 2010 § Leave a comment

When I Grow Up

ahahahahaha. i love this.

When I Grow Up

Short on Time?

March 26, 2010 § Leave a comment

Try This All-in-One Yoga Pose!

Short on Time? Try This All-in-One Yoga Pose!

Jill Miller by Jill Miller | October 30th, 2009 | Comments (8)
topic: Fitness, Yoga

I have been teaching yoga for 17 years, and one of the most frequent complaints I hear from students and yogaphobes alike is that they don’t have enough time for practice, so they avoid it altogether.

Avoiding a regular practice of stretching will never get you the healing benefits that come with the work. Even if you only do one pose a day, you will make a huge difference in your body, brain and well-being.

So I am here to entice you to try ONE pose — just this one. You don’t need to memorize a sequence. You won’t even need a lot of space or props. This pose can be done every single day, and it will decompress your back and lengthen your hamstrings, IT band and calves. It also strengthens your abdominals and back while stretching the chest, and for an added bonus, massages your internal organs!

This too-good-to-be-true pose is my absolute favorite pose, and I have yet to meet a student in my Yoga Tune Up® classes, privates or workshops who doesn’t exclaim a deep primal “Ohhggmmmnnuugghaaah!” when they do this pose correctly.

Ladies and gentlemen, behold the wondrous powers of Leg Stretch #3.

How to do this all-in-one yoga pose

To get the maximum benefit out of this pose, attempt to follow the directions precisely. The better your alignment, the better the results! Position yourself on your back, in a corner by two walls. You will need to have a yoga brick (which can be substituted with a book or even a water bottle).

Leg Stretch #3 in a Corner with a Block. Situate yourself in a corner with a yoga brick (or substitute a sturdy book)
  • Lay on your right side facing wall No. 1 with your outstretched right arm plus the brick touching wall No. 1. Both feet are planted on wall No. 2.
  • Cross the left leg to firmly anchor into wall No. 1, and press right arm and brick into wall No. 1 as well.
  • The sole of the right foot still presses against wall No. 2.
  • The left arm and torso rotate away from wall No. 1 to induce a deep spinal twist.
  • Increase the stretch in the outer left buttocks, hamstrings and IT band by shifting the left sit bone and buttock toward wall No. 2.
  • Increase the stretch through the upper back and chest by firmly pressing your right arm into the brick, and feel the stretch thread through the collar bones as you increase your twist.
  • Occasionally emphasize the twist by compressing the abdominals.
  • Be patient and breathe deeply into the abdomen and lower back.
  • Do not tense the jaw or eyes. Do not be aggressive or put your leg into intolerable pain. Move progressively and with awareness.
  • After 90 seconds to two minutes, switch sides

Historically, being “put in a corner” means “time out.” After practicing this pose once or twice, you will be running to a corner to make your own “time out.”

Empower yourself. Practice your new all-in-one-pose yoga practice and feel the instant transformation.

For another variation of this pose on video, click here.

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