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Mar 04

Happy Paczki Day: Hamtramck MI

This is an annual re-post in honor of one of my favorite holidays, “Paczki Day” in Hamtramck Michigan! Have you ordered and purchased your paczki yet? Make sure you get REAL Polish paczki–not some *bootleg* jelly doughnuts that wish they WERE paczki!   Update: One of these delectable treats is called a “paczek” [POON-check];  “paczki” …

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Feb 04

Tuesday Tidbits: Famous People from Detroit

There are 701,475 people who call Detroit home, more than Seattle, Boston, Las Vegas or DC. We have listed some famous people that you had no idea were from Detroit. Ready? Dean Cain He was born in Mount Clemens, but he grew up in Detroit, until he and his family moved to Los Angeles.  Cain graduated …

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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 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 26

Bikram Yoga Pose #19: Floor Bow Pose: Dhanurasana

Benefits: It works the entire spine and it also boosts circulation to heart and lungs. Improves oxygen intake by opening rib cage; this enables maximum expansion of lungs Upgrades functioning of spleen, kidneys, liver, and small and large intestines by massaging abdomen Helps correct posture   Steps:  Lie on belly, bend knees, reach back, and …

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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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