Category Archive: City of Detroit

Jan 31

Bikram Yoga Pose #26: Spine Twisting Pose: Ardha Matsyendrasana

Benefits: Twists and rinses out spine Boosts and enhances elasticity, flexibility, circulation, and nutrition to spinal nerves, veins, and tissues Helps prevent slipped discs, spinal rheumatism, scoliosis, kyphosis, cervical spondylosis, and arthritis Creates equilibrium in spine and in left and right side of body Compresses and stretches spine from bottom to top Advances digestion and …

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Jan 30

Bikram Yoga Pose #24 and 25: Head-to-Knee Pose with Stretching Pose: Janushirasana with Paschimottanasana

Benefits: Nourishes kidneys and enhances kidney function Balances blood sugar levels and metabolism Boosts circulation to liver, pancreas, and spleen Improves concentration and mental endurance Betters circulation to bowels; this advances digestion and relieves chronic diarrhea Enhances flexibility of ankles, knees, hip joints, and sciatic nerves Steps: Face mirror and start by doing these: Extend …

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Jan 29

Bikram Yoga Pose #23: Rabbit Pose: Sasangasana

Benefits: Balances out spine and releases tension after doing previous pose–Camel pose (#22) Alleviates common cold, chronic tonsillitis, and sinus problems Prepares body to do final 2 poses  by rounding out body Nourishes nervous system by maximally extending spine Compresses and nourishes parathyroid and thyroid glands Enhances mobility and elasticity of back muscles and spine …

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Jan 29

Bikram Yoga Pose #22: Camel Pose: Ustrasana

Benefits: Invigorates and improves flexibility of neck and spine–especially thoracic spine Relieves back problems by compressing spine Stimulates nervous system Slims abdomen and waistline Opens shoulders, rib cage, lungs, and digestive system Strengthens back and shoulder muscles Flushes blood through kidneys and promotes elimination of toxins   Steps: Start with your knees on floor and …

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Jan 28

Bikram Yoga Pose #21: Half Tortoise Pose: Ardha Kurmasana

Benefits: This pose helps relieving digestion problems and constipation, it also assists in regulating sleep-wake cycle by stimulating pituitary gland. Extends the lower part of lungs and aids in augmenting lung capacity Strengthens abdomen Tones thighs Improves flexibility of deltoids, latissimus dorsi muscles, scapula, and triceps Steps: Enter kneeling position: sit on heels with feet …

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Jan 27

January 27th, 1991: Father Malcolm Dade

On this day in 1991, Father Malcolm Dade joins the ancestors. He was 87. A trailblazer in the Episcopal Church and an active political leader, Dade had served as an elected member to the Michigan Constitutional Convention of 1961-62. He was appointed to lead St. Cyprian’s Protestant Episcopal Church in 1936, the only Episcopal Church …

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Jan 25

Bikram Yoga Pose #18: Full Locust Pose: Poorna Salabhasana

Benefits: Improves function of liver and spleen and it also includes all the benefits of Standing Bow-Pulling pose (#6) and Cobra pose (#16) Steps: Target your mid-spine and lay belly down on floor Turn your chin in and stretch arms out to sides in line with shoulders Face palms down and keep legs, knees, and …

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Jan 22

Bikram Yoga Pose #15: Sit-Up Pose

The most important benefits of this posture are: Realigns spine and enhances its flexibility Massages abdominal organs Strengthens and tightens abdominal muscles Energizes body to prepare it for next pose Steps: Start from Corpse pose #13, then flex toes up toward ceiling. Bring both arms overhead and cross thumbs Inhale as you sit up and …

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Jan 21

Bikram Yoga Pose #14: Wind-Removing Pose: Pavanamuktasana

The 14th pose called “Pavanamuktasana” has some great benefits that will help you mantain a healhty lifestyle: Enhances body’s nutrient absorption by massaging ascending, descending, and transverse colon Regulates and normalizes levels of hydrochloric acid in stomach Alleviates most chronic abdominal discomforts Boosts functions of immune system and metabolism by compressing thyroid gland Firms and …

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Jan 20

Bikram Yoga Pose #13: Corpse Pose “Savasana”

Some of the benefits of this pose are that slows heart rate and reduces blood pressure and it maximizes release of tension by completely relaxing entire body. It also optimizes circulation of freshly oxygenated blood to all areas of body. Another benefits are: Slows heart rate and reduces blood pressure Lessens fatigue and headache Calms …

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