Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.
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My dog is obviously a big " All blacks" fan. I came into the room yesterday to find him glued to Sky sports,who were showing the New Zealand v Wales rugby game. As you can see he is watching the commentry, and proceeds to watch some of the game before deciding he needed a sleep.
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250 tennis players from around the world battled it out in an attempt to secure a place at Wimbledon. Many well known tennis players have come through the qualifiers; including John McEnroe, Boris Becker and Lleyton Hewitt. Who knows, perhaps another qualifier will lift the trophy this year!
Here are some photos from the week.
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The asanas (poses) cease to be separate from the breath while practising this form of yoga; thus allowing a yogic dance of breath and movement. Ashtanga Vinyasa is one of the best known forms of this style of yoga practice.
The Suryanamaskas (sun salutaions) are often described as vinyasa, as is linking upward facing dog and downward facing dog. Vinyasas are placed in between poses to bring the body back into a neutral position in this yoga practice
Vinyasa flow classes - sometimes called flow yoga classes - are becoming increasing popular. This is because there is freedom to create various sequences. These sequences are not random, but linked poses flowing from one to another. Repetition is a key feature in vinyasa yoga.
Every entrance and exit to a pose is made with an inhalation or exhalation. Transition from one pose to another is fluid and there is no breath retention. Heat is created in the body and the mind is calmed by the flow of breath and movement. It is said that, by practising vinyasa, we align ourselves with the continuous flow of the universe.
“Weave the Tapestry of Vinyasa from the Threads of Breath and Movement”
08 June 2010
07 June 2010
The Elephant Parade hopes to raise 2 million pounds for The Elephant Family charity. Mark Shand, the author of “Travels with my Elephant” heads up this charity and the funds raised will help to create migratory corridors for Asian Elephants to prevent human/elephant conflict.
The elephants will be on display collectively at the Chelsea Royal Hospital from the 23rd of June until the 2nd of July and will then be auctioned at Sotherbys as highly collectable works of art.
This colourful elephant spotted in Holland Park Avenue in West London.
The documentary, titled Make Me a New Face, is about the charity trip to Ethiopia that Neil was part of; which saw a team of highly-skilled medical and surgical professionals travel to Addis Abeba in order to carry out surgery on children with severe facial disfigurement... A very worthwhile cause, as I am sure you will agree! The charity that organised this trip is called Facing Africa.
All that we are is the result of what we have thought. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.
06 June 2010
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A collection of clothes, shoes, jewellery and bags worn by one of the most photographed women of the 20th century. Grace Kelly appeared in many films along with Hollywood legends, such as Cary Grant, Bing Crosby, and Clark Gable. Grace met Prince Rainier of Monaco while attending the Cannes Film Festival and they married a year later.
The exhibition shows her transformation from Hollywood actress to Princess of Monaco. She had a beautiful understated fashion sense and some of the film footage at the exhibition shows her wearing a number of items that are on display. She certainly brought them to life, and looked stunning in her Dior couture. The Hermes "Kelly bag" was named after her and is synonymous with classic beauty, as indeed was the woman herself.
I would have loved to have seen Kelly's wedding dress on display, but sadly this was not to be. The designer Vera Wang described the wedding dress as being "majestic and demure"; once again, like the woman herself.
I would recommend a visit to the exhibition; the only downside was that I felt like I should rush out a buy a new frock and get my hair done as I felt really underdressed. Still, I'm neither a Hollywood actress or a princess.. yet!
Rio Ferdinand has been ruled out of the World Cup, but England have a ready-made replacement in Ledley King. I believe the Tottenham captain is more than a decent replacement, as King was one of the stars of the Premiership as he led Tottenham to Champion's League football.
Yes, Rio will be missed around the camp for his experience and humour, but I don't think he will really be that missed on the pitch. I believe that if Ledley King didn't have so many injury problems, he would be a certain starter for the England team on a regular basis.
I have heard many different opinions such as "Now our captain's gone, that's it" and "big loss to lose a key man", but I still believe that Rios departure will not affect England's chances at the World Cup. Some fans have said that now the captain has gone, the team won't know how to play together and get information into the side. For one thing, when Rio played as captain, Fabio Capello chose to tell old captain John Terry the information to pass on to the players.
Rio was not really England's captain; there was no emotion, no courage, no leader figure... He was just a player wearing an armband that would still have been worn by John Terry if details about his private life hadn't come to the light in the Tabloid Press. England also has a lot of talent and skill to cover Rio's absence in defence in the form of Michael Dawson, Ledley King and Jamie Carragher. So has England really lost that much going into the World Cup? A good player, yes! A brilliant England captain, No! With or without Rio Ferdinand, England can be world champions.
Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.