May 20, 2013 at 12:20:49
“The philosophy of health through postures in Hatha Yoga philosophy, is that through fixing one element in the body, other elements get fixed also.”
Yank in France on May 20, 2013 at 16:38:38
“Hmm, Jonathan, I can go along with postures that you feel you need to do for health or other reasons. That's what I do, but I always see balance. For example, I alway need to do postures that open up my back and shoulders where I am very stiff, but after all these years of practice I realize that my true weak point was my knee where I know have osteo-arthritis. My back is indeed opening somewhat and I now enjoy doing postures that I used to find very trying, like Sarvangasana, but, because I continued mixed postures, one day doing forward bends and twists, another back bends, another standing and another pranayama, I feel more capable to dealing with my knee problem with all that entails. Namaste.”
May 19, 2013 at 23:47:45
“Actually, according to Hatha yoga philosophy, one pose done for a long while, if it provides a lot of physical benefits that your particular body requires is better than doing a whole bunch of different ones.”
tagbs on May 20, 2013 at 21:30:54
“Another poster mentioned that she needs the movement in a flow, that's what calms her mind. I know with myself, I can't hold a pose long. Holding it would be physically painful and very stressful. So I need that movement also and always prefer to take a flow style class. We're all different. what works for one person might not for another.”
Yank in France on May 20, 2013 at 01:25:26
“Hmm, you may be right, but that is the first time I have heard that. I always do a carefully considered sequence of poses.”
May 19, 2013 at 23:46:42
“Yoga is a lot more complicated than walking. In walking the risks are minimal, in the positions within yoga, not so - a lot of it is contortion and awkward positions, if someone isn't really in touch with how their body feels bad stuff can happen.”
tagbs on May 20, 2013 at 21:23:30
“but yoga also teaches you not to put your foot where it doesn't belong, so to speak.learn to listen to your body.We're all different and some things we do better then others poses, while some just aren't meant for us at this time. Any decent teacher should be teaching that, then there wouldn't be injuries.”
zepov on May 20, 2013 at 09:26:54
“!!! ?? Really? Here I thought Yoga was that character in Star Wars.”
Jan 18, 2013 at 21:14:41
“Claiming a cartoon as racist is a biased opinion, Huffpost. For shame, give the news, not your opinions! You have sections for that already!!
"A racist cartoon and editorial published in Manitoba's Morris Mirror have prompted a stunning non-apology from the paper's editor."
You can't claim that a cartoon is objectively racist, you are reporting on someone else's opinion, don't treat their opinion as fact. Your job as reporters and journalists is to present the facts, not become the facts. Just terrible.”
adsum03 on Jan 19, 2013 at 02:44:28
“Jon, this is hp. Your high expectations of journalism , facts and unbiased reporting are non-existent @ hp. Hp is much more worried about censoring comments and closing accounts. If you crave any journalistic standards & practices go elsewhere, friend.”
charley0008 on Jan 18, 2013 at 22:22:18
“Your kidding right? One look tells you the cartoon is racist by any standard dictionary definition so stating the obvious is biased? It is a racist cartoon.”
Angelo Barovier on Jan 18, 2013 at 21:49:48
“I see your point about objective journalism but, really, the first thing which moves you to comment is the question of journalistic ethics on Huffington Post? THAT'S what floated to the top of your mind upon reading this story?”
jimboy71 on Jan 18, 2013 at 21:49:33
“Ah, it's pretty racist. So are you, apparently. Calling a native an "indian' is racist in and of itself.”
Oct 3, 2012 at 13:44:57
“Well, in terms of the "drama teacher" meme you complain about, it is more about the issue of populism, it is hard to (generally speaking - not about justin in this case) trust in someone who is unschooled in laws, governance, or philosophy.
Reason is, is that problems and issues that face countries require a keen educated mind. I am not in support of any one profession dominating the political sphere - I'm against it actually, as with all cliques the lawyer clique has its own values and ideologies, if too many of them are involved in politics things can become abstracted from the real electorate.
Justin is schooled in literature so I figure he knows his basics and foundations of western civilization thought, plus he has lived more politics in his life than almost any other man.
However, it is disturbing to see so many MPs who have little to no training in western civilization philosophies or ideas. They are just popular people. Just because someone is popular that does not automatically make them a good leader for the government.
Weber claims out 3 kinds of authoritative types in the world: Charismatic, bureaucratic, and traditional. The parliament is a traditional and bureaucratic authority - to be part of it, one should know of the foundations of canadian liberalism, free market economics, government bureaucratization and history, democratic theory, and even philosophies of justice, social justice, and modernity and postmodernity.
The populist candidates usually (probably excluding those like Justin) don't have”
“There are steps for gradual change being taken now, and they need to be gradual in a society that is still on the fence about the issue (look at how many people on just this forum make fun of this article). The issue in a democratic society means you have to represent your constituency, and the constituency are irrational (I'm sorry enlightenment thinkers). There's no vested interest (as the current theory goes) in being educated in political affairs if your vote counts for about ~0%, so most voters don't care, thus their politicians have to act like they also don't care, not just to get elected, but to keep the peace and prevent conflict from their representative populations.
So sit back, understand that this process has to be slow, most likely it will be too slow to stop the impending doom and enjoy that this is the best western civilization can do. I'll see you on the other side after we all burn in a fiery self-inflicted hell.”
VirginiaJeff on Sep 20, 2012 at 13:37:58
“If everyone "sat back," the slaves would never have been freed, Jim Crow would never have ended, women wouldn't have the right to vote, gays wouldn't be able to serve in the military and would never secure their right to marry. Get out of your chair.”
“I'm not a right-winger but I can field this one I think.
Fossil fuels hold a lot of political clout. But what does the term political actually mean? Politics are ways that groups of people can work through issues without resorting to violence or other forms of conflict.
The fact is, fossil fuels in a way, for the present day minded are helping to keep the status quo and we require the industry to keep the bureaucracy of society moving. Think of how much depends on the industry of fossil fuels of course there are alternatives, but as Max Weber claimed, governments very often resemble bureaucracies and that one infallible point to a bureaucracy that he stated was that they are very resistant to change - it damages productivity and efficiency.
Look at it this way, the political process is the best system we've got in our culture from steeping things into chaos, and a sudden or even gradual change to the system that sustains the political status quo will cause tons of issues. Politicians only act stupid for the sake of populism, most, do know of these issues but they shrug their shoulders because their job is first and foremost as politicians and as such, their duty is to keeping the peace not only governance.”
VirginiaJeff on Sep 20, 2012 at 13:36:23
“I would add that politicians have a duty to lead. Unfortunately, about half of our politicians have abdicated that responsibility, and indeed are busy deceiving their constituents.”
“Breastfeeding is meant for 0-2 years of age MAX. I think after a certain period of time a child shouldn't have any tactile connection to the naked nipple of his mother. It's just well... kinda STRANGE and I think might well up too many Freudian complexes of physical attraction in the kid.”
mbrown4305 on May 11, 2012 at 12:51:12
“That's your opinion, and each mother has her own opinion. I don't think we can tell someone that the cut off is 2 years old.”
So many people are taking up sides on this issue which is ludicrous. Pure and simply look at facts and motivations of the instigators of the violence from both sides.
Even though both sides are calling each other liars, it doesn't take a genius to read between the lines and understand the series of events. If Hamas really cared more about their populace than they did about their insurgency, they would stop firing the rockets.
Rationally speaking, it is in their best interest to do so. If they do, Israel would be exposed for exactly what everyone thinks they are, or the killing will be stopped. If they don't, then just more and more blood.”
“Can I ask you, if killing Osama Bin Laden or imprisoning him would have led to more attacks against the U.S. does that mean that it shouldn't have been done?”
Trollbaby on Nov 15, 2012 at 11:57:44
“Dude, when did hamas inflict that type of damage on Israel? That's right, never. The military leader of hamas was not a war criminal. The problem you should be focused on is that Non-Jewish Americans are tired of dealing with Israel and giving them our money”
“Huh? What does money have to do with it? How would you know unless you had all that money and lived that life? I'm pretty sure poor people have bad sex too, and rich people have great. Money is but one variable my friend...”
“I knew this was going to happen. I called this two weeks ago. I mean honestly, who wants to invest in someone if that person thinks it's a debate to pay the money back.
The U.S. by even having this stupid rambling debate showed investors around the world that they have considered not paying back the loans given to them... what kind of reaction did the U.S. expect to having such absurd notions being debated in Washington.”
“well, no one can - obama claiming that raising the debt ceiling will directly bring us out of debt is truly false in the direct sense. What the thing here is, is that the ceiling has to be raised because social security, defense, and medicaire are slowly dying. Those three are the preserves used when the debt ceiling is reached to pay off loans.
Now, that is unacceptable because the economic costs of a bunch of sick people, and homeless retirees and dead soldiers far outweigh the dollar's plunge. There in lies the rub.”
“This is absurd. Just because this man didn't go through the proper channels of rat maiming he's being convicted.
In one of my psych classes I had to read that experimental psychologists in testing different brain functions had rat A and rat B. Rat A's brain had a piece removed, while rat B was left unaffected. Then, the doctors surgically stitched the abdomens of both rat A and B together, and then watched to see which one died first. The point of the experiment was to analyze contributing factors to obesity by isolating a part of the brain and seeing if the healthy rat's brain could compensate in some kind of a way (I'm sure I'm missing a detail here).
But nonetheless, my point is that if this man gets convicted, then researchers should get convicted. They maim and torture rats all day without anesthetic.
I think though, that testing on rats is important for many things in medicine, so do most reasonable people understand the cost-benefit of a tortured rat to a saved human, so why, then, must this man for his stupid and violent treatment of a rat get singled out? Sensationalism..”
Chad Wheeler on Jun 22, 2011 at 14:49:50
“Can you really not see the difference between operating on an animal for the benefit of humanity and one idiot eating a rat probably not out of hunger, but for shock value?”
“I see your violent israeli colonists and I raise you several angry jihadists firing rockets into their schools. Both sides of that conflict can be murderous and cruel. BTW, isn't this a conversation about African's issue with neoliberal foreign investment? Why bring the Israeli-Palestinian debate into this?”
“That is totally untrue, China actually puts up more infrastructure in Africa than those countries. Hell, they've helped to build airports, roads, schools, etc...
The tricky thing here is, is that they only do that if the African state leaders want those things. We all know how corrupt they are, usually China agrees to giving huge lump sumps of money to these state leaders instead of doing other more productive things.
China's strategy in Africa is to invest with no stipulations - they are taking a very laissez faire attitude in their approach. Their defense is that they stay out of local political affairs and just do whatever is necessary to reach the oil/other resources that they want.
I think what's more to blame here is the corruption of African state leaders rather than the investment capital from China. The leaders need to demand more for the raping of their country's natural resources.”