Which Of The Many Different Styles Of Yoga Is For You

Which of the Different Types of Yoga is the Right One for You?

Yoga today is becoming more and more popular in the western world. Different types of Yoga and Yoga styles are taught in gyms, schools and yoga studios! With a large number of different yoga styles offered, how would you know which style of Yoga is a good fit for you?

Which Type of Yoga is the Right One for You?

Which Type of Yoga is the Right One for You?

Picking from different Yoga Styles

Yoga styles will vary by educator and area. Numerous gyms will offer yoga classes, yet the classes have a tendency to be more centred around the physical parts of yoga and yoga exercises. Yoga classes are all more regularly found in yoga studios and come in every distinctive style. The most popular yoga styles are Vinyasa, Hatha, Ashtanga, Iyengar, Bikram, and Kundalini Yoga. If you end up in a yoga class that you despise, don’t give up right away and miss out on the Benefits of Yoga.There are various types of yoga and discovering the right one for you can take some time. You will also find many online Yoga classes.

Picking your yoga style which best suits you starts with experiencing and attending different yoga classes and yoga styles.


Here Are Some Common Types Of Yoga:

Ashtanga yoga

Ashtanga is typically fast-paced, vigorous and physically challenging style of yoga. Even though a typical class moves quite quickly, most Ashtanga studios offer Mysore-style classes, which allow students to work at their own pace with the yoga poses and are assessed by senior instructors

Bikram yoga

Bikram yoga or hot yoga is designed to  work every muscle, tendon, joint, ligament as well as internal organs and glands. It is a rigorous practice and will always induce heavy sweating systematically moving fresh oxygenated blood throughout your entire body. It was created by Indian yogi Bikram Choudhury in the mid 1970s. The asanas are done in a heated space to encourage flexibility and detoxification. Each Bikram class you attend anywhere in the world, teaches the same succession of 26 asanas or yoga poses.

Iyengar yoga

Iyengar and Ashtanga yoga originate from the same genealogy – the instructors who built up these styles (BKS Iyengar and the late Pattabhi Jois) were both taught by Tirumalai Krishnamacharya. Huge numbers of the asanas (postures) are the same, yet the methodology is distinctive. Iyengar yoga is extraordinary for taking in the slight differences of right arrangement. Props – belts, yoga blocks and cushions help and support apprentices to get into postures,

Kundalini yoga

Kundalini Yoga was intended to stir vitality in the spine. Kundalini yoga classes include reflection and breathing procedures, for example, exchange nostril breathing and yoga postures (asanas).

Hatha yoga

Hatha Yoga truly just means the physical routine of yoga asanas  Hatha Yoga was a specific type of yoga activity that, in earlier times, prepared participants to meditate for an extended time. It is the most widely practised form of yoga in the world using movement and Pranayama (breath) together to produce a “flow” of postures leading from one to the next.

Restorative yoga

Restorative yoga is about mending the psyche and body through basic postures frequently held for whatever length of time with the assistance of props, for example, supports, pads and straps. It is like yin yoga, however with less emphasis on adaptability and more on unwinding.

Jivamukti yoga

Jivamukti Yoga was established in 1984 by David Life and Sharon Gannon, Jivamukti signifies “freedom while living”. This is a vinyasa-style class with the aim to not only train your body, but to educate your heart, your soul, and your mind. An Open class is supported by chanting, breath awareness, flowing vinyasa sequences, alignment exploration, hands-on assistance, relaxation and .

Video Editing Tips for a Good Story

Follow These Video Editing Tips for a Good Story

I went looking for tips on video production editing! It’s like putting together one giant puzzle.

While not everyone shares my enthusiasm over video editing because actually it can be an extremely tedious process however, when the story starts to come together, it’s like watching the birth of a bay in front of your eyes.

What Is Video Editing?

Simply put, video editing it’s the placement of shots one after the other in a sequence to tell a story but for it to be interesting there needs to be a narrative and rhythm to make it a story. This is the tricky part.

Best Tips for Video Editing

  1. You have to intimately now your footage.
    That means you’ve seen all the footage available and are intimately aware of all the elements, including photos, graphics, audio clips and music. Clips need to be logged and you need to have a good idea of its location
  2. Key elements of your footage.
    Start by selecting and placing all your favourite elements on the timeline and watch them through in a rough form to start to get a “feeling” of what works. You will start to find the basic building blocks which become your key pearls of emotions or moments which become significant elements of your story.
  3. Start by building a basic structure.
    Whittle down your story into a beginning, middle and end. Typically a storyline starts with a problem, progresses into a crisis and then gets resolved one way or another at the end.
  4. Aim to create a compelling beginning.
    A good story captures the audience’s attention immediately! It could be style or content, but it must be something that feels unusual to the viewer. Its important to create intrigue and or curiosity, to keep your audience. One way is to start with something already deep in the story, then you back up and slowly begin to reveal answers. This is a common technique and very effective.
    Be aware, often the beginning of the film is not obvious until you’ve edited a good deal through your footage. You have to start with something at the beginning to get you started, then you can go back later.
  5. Try to Build a “Roller Coaster” of emotion
    Start by getting the basic story structure in place and from there you can change the rhythm of your story. A good story has rhythm that does not always have the same pace. There needs to be fast sections and slow sections. Take your audience on a journey. Mix up the pacing with high points and low points. Think about taking your audience on a “wild ride” and then let them breath. Create chaos and then let the event “sink in”. Silence can be just as powerful as fast paced action.
  6. Keep Refining and Re-edit Your Footage
    The only rule in video editing is to do what WORKS. Keep working and re-edit until it’s right. You can have the greatest quotes in the world, but if it doesn’t progress the story, get rid of it. Do not get emotionally attached to any particular piece of footage. Either it works or it doesn’t. It is also not uncommon during the course of editing to realize that what was originally planned for the middle or end of the story is actually better the other way around.

How Do You Know When You’ve Edited a Compelling Story?

You know you’ve edited a great story when you are simply absorbed by the story and what’s going to happen next. If you are taken out of the story for any reason, it means you have a “bad cut” and you need to fixed it. However, a “good cut” is when the story has been edited in such a way that when the edit happens, it creates an emotional response. For example, a cut between a “before” and “after” shot is very effective for creating a dramatic effect. In addition, cutting video clips to the beats of music can create a “fun” response and is very effective in music video production.

The Best Way to Use Music In Your Video Edit

Be careful! Don’t overdo music. It should be used to “compliment” your existing footage. Strong emotional moments, can be taken over the top and make the audience feel the moment was “forced” on them if the music is too over bearing. However, music is a great way of creating emotion when you don’t have a strong emotional footage. Music is also a great way to help your audience transition from one scene to another and can help carry the story.

Some Final Thoughts on Video Editing

KISS – Keep it simple stupid! Keep in mind how would you explain this story to a 10 year old? It has to be that simple. Don’t try and be coy when editing. If you need to spell something out – do it!

If you find yourself getting stuck or struggling with a sequence, get up and go for a walk or do something different. Having a complete break away from working on the same footage is often enough to reset the way you see things.

Will You Edit Yourself or Employ a Professional Video Editor

Not everyone wants to learn video editing. It is a science and and art and even if you do know what you want there is the video editing software to learn.

Still want to learn – check out video editing training here.


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The LittleGuy Cooktop Espresso Machine

Great Little Coffee Machine in NZ

Coffee is one on my passions. So much so that I carry my favourite coffee with me when I travel and that’s just what I did for our recent trip to New Zealand with the kids. Before heading up to Auckland we enjoyed a week in the South Island in our family size  camper van which had a great set up for making coffee just the way I like it.

However, I only had enough for a week and after 8 days I was missing my favourite brew when, one evening we were invited to dinner at a friend of friend and I was introduced to TheLittleGuy. TheLittle Guy is actually a coffee machine.

LittleGuy Coffee Machine NZ

LittleGuy Coffee Machine NZ

This Smooth Curved Polished Stainless Steel Espresso Coffee Maker Is So Versatile

Here it is sitting on  a table in our friends back yard complete with its own burner and all the exquisitely made accessories that go together to make this a whole package of top level superb quality machine. And the coffee that comes out of it has to be just about the best I have ever tasted. This elegant bench top coffee machine makes two generous coffees and it heats and can make the milk just however you like it.

Very Impressive Seemingly Simple Design Incorporating Engineering by a Coffee Connoisseur

The closest thing I have seen to this is a stove top machine that first appeared at least back in the 1950′ called the Atomic Coffee maker which is apparently the inspiration for the LtlleGuy.

The good news is I managed to buy myself one of these babys and I am now the proud owner of the best home espresso machine on the market.

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Montage of bamboo shelter domes

The Pace of Climate Change Risks the Survival of the Human Race

Climate Change and it’s Survival Consequences Coming Soon to a Town Near You

Climate scientists are screaming from the rooftops about our need to change course and seriously tackle the issues of man-made climate change.

There is still a raging argument about weather or not climate change is real and if it is, is it man made or just occurring naturally.

When we look at the destruction of forestation and the pollution that man is pumping into the atmosphere it is difficult to believe that we humans are not having a profound effect. It does NOT seem sustainable that we rape and pillage the resources of our planet the way are right now. It’s the only one we know of that will support life so we should ALL be aware of respecting planet earth as if it is a living being – which it is.

Where Shall We Live and What Kind of Structures Will We Live in to Survive the Predicted Extremes

Many scientists are saying that the human being wont be able to survive the overall predicted rise in temperature and that too many plants and animals will die as a result.

It is interesting to not that the University of Notre Dame’s Global Adaptation Index lists and rates counties around the world for their survivability. It may come as some surprise that the country at the top of the list is Norway

Best Building Structure for Survival is the Dome

When things get really tough on the ground, like a raging bush fire for example the best thing to do is what the animals do naturally – they go underground to survive. Building underground survival bunkers is a growth business in the United States which indicates that there are many people thinking the same thing about surviving a future apocalypse.

One company in Australia has been building and testing dome shaped structures which it says are going to be needed in the future.

“The dome shape is naturally, inherently strong and when it is a monolithic shell structure and built using strong materials it will be able to survive mush higher loads than any conventional building” says Chris Brown CEO of Domeshells Technology.

Chris Brown believes that survival will become the biggest issue for the human race over the next few hundred years and that it will get much worse very fast, say within 10-20 years.

Chris so strongly believes this that he has come up with what he believes is the most simple and cost effective system of building a shelter for above ground or underground that even the most unskilled person could use.

The Bamboo Mesh and Render Dome Building System!

Building with bamboo examples

Learn how to build your own shelter. No, it’s not an on-line game, it’s for real. The images here illustrate what can be achieved. You can use these materials to build any shape structure. The ones in the photos are of some really nice dome living systems and it is obvious that several domes linked together would make a fantastic multiple dome home.

If we are to take what many experts are saying, should we be looking at preparing for the worst kind of events possible. If we are to be safe from hurricanes and cyclones and extreme weather of all kinds predicted to be much worse that anything we can imagine.

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Reliable Protection For Your Laptop Tablet or Phone

Tablet Covers and Laptop Bags from 8 inch to 17 inch Bags – Very Cool Designer Laptop Sleeves

The difference between a neoprene case and an metal case is the same as the difference between a metal wallet and a leather wallet. A metal wallet may have it,s place but the advantage of having a soft flexible container for your device is flexibility. A metal bag will not expand when you need to stuff in a bit more. A well made light weight flexible sleeve or bag will protect your computer just as well as any other kind of case. Every kind of laptop computer or tablet needs high quality protection to keep working in the best way especially when you move around from place to place with it. A designer neoprene laptop case is the best protection when running around day to day. This is the perfect solution for those who are looking for the ultimate safety along with durability in a tablet cover.

How to choose the best tablet case

There are so many different kinds of neoprene tablet covers and there are various things that need to be considered before purchasing a reliable case. Some of the important points include the following:

– Price – Price is an important factor when it comes to purchasing anything. Nobody can afford to buy a protective case costing $100 – $150. The neoprene protective case stands out in this regard as it can be purchased from about $20. The price may vary depending on the brand you are buying, the size of the bag and of course the quality. A properly designed tablet sleeve will be manufactured in such a way that even if you drop your laptop on the concrete it will not damage.

– Material – Different materials are used by different brands in manufacturing tablet bags. Some of the companies use a low quality neoprene with low density and poor bonding of the laminates. Such sleeves are not suitable for producing , for example 17 inch laptop bag, 15 inch or even 15 inch bags because they are just not heavy duty enough. Therefore, it is better to choose the case made up of a composite material that also provides thermal protection when exposed to the sun.
Neoprene laptop bags are generally closed with zips. The zips need to be a high quality virtually waterproof zippa. These kind of zips will also easily keep out dust. One of the great things about a neoprene tablet cover is that it can be washed without any damage to the material.

Stylish Laptop Bags

One great advantage of neoprene laptop sleeves is that neoprene can be any colour or even printed with very high quality graphics. This means there is no limit to designing funky laptop bags

Furthermore, it is very important to choose the case that matches your personality.If you are an office guy, yellow or pink case will not be a good choice for you. Note that all you need to do is spend a few minutes searching for the right case online and place an order on any reliable website. Your package will be delivered at your doorstep within a few of days. So what are you waiting for. Without wasting any more time, grab the ultimate stylish laptop bags. Good Luck!

The Relationship Between Shopping, Science and the Arts

Every Shopping Decision We Make is Influenced by Science and the Arts

How Does Science Influence Product Design

Every single product we buy has had some science applied to it,s development. In some cases like a car for example has been through many many years of development of engines and every other component of the vehicle.

Today’s smart phones are also a product of very sophisticated engineering. Even a plain old knife and fork has been thought about by its maker and designed to be ergonomic.

What Part Does Art Play in The Products We Buy

Without artists consumer goods would likely be all grey, square, heavy and look absolutely ugly. It is art to make something look good to the eye. To make it appealing, something that we will enjoy to look at or at leat it wont be ugly. It may compliment our personality. It may enhance our personality. WE may choose a particular design to tell people what kind of person we are.

Thank God for Designers and Artists

Our world is full of colour and shapes and form and texture which attract us and which is applied to the devices and product we use every day.

Once upon a time in Eastern Europe during communist rule in those countries a supermarket looked more like a funeral parlor. There was hardly anything of interest to the eye. There was no flamboyant design, no colorful displays. Motor vehicles were also plain and limited in options, colour and form.

All of the above, in contrast to the freedom of the West at the time was incredibly dull and highlighted the difference between products that were balanced in science or technical design with artistic design.

Long live designers and artists!