Your Dry Cleaner’s Double Standard

Written by Nicole Soltau

Women are charged more for dry cleaning services. Don't fume, find a better way. While it is true thatrepparttar practice is unfair it is also true that we have options for keeping our clothes clean and holding onto more of our cash. Try some of these tactics to stem or stoprepparttar 146674 unfair flow of your dry cleaning dollars.

• Examine labels before you make a clothing purchase. Go for easy care (read machine washable) items whenever possible.

• Determine if dry cleaning is a suggestion or a mandate before you shell out big bucks. If dry cleaning is not necessary forrepparttar 146675 care of your fabric, consider gentle hand or machine washing.

• Investigate home dry cleaning products such as Dryel. These products work with a special bag and fabric-softener like cleaning sheet, and your dryer to freshen your clothing. You can find home dry cleaning products inrepparttar 146676 laundry aisle of your grocer or local discount store. Dryel and similar products typically run around $10.00 and clean 6-9 pieces, a significant savings over dry cleaning costs.

Paths of Yoga I

Written by Alma De La Cruz

With dozens of Hollywood celebrities following in their Guru’s lotus footsteps andrepparttar sick Western commercial behaviour exploding Yogas popularity to a system that simply enhances people’s health, Yoga remains a system of spiritual unity of mind, body and soul among millions of Indians and many others from Eastern beliefs, as it has been for over five thousand years. As a result, some forms of yoga have gained significant popularity outside India, particularly inrepparttar 146581 West duringrepparttar 146582 past century. Yoga is a form of mysticism that developed onrepparttar 146583 Indian subcontinent inrepparttar 146584 Hindu cultural context. The origins of Yoga are difficult to track due torepparttar 146585 lack of recorded testimony. One ofrepparttar 146586 closest meanings of Yoga comes fromrepparttar 146587 Sanskrit word “Yuj” which it is generally translated as “union” or “integration” ofrepparttar 146588 individual soul withrepparttar 146589 cosmos, or higher self.

Sincerepparttar 146590 goal of Yoga dwells above any bodily consciousness, it has both a philosophical and a practical dimension to achieve that ideal state. On one hand,repparttar 146591 philosophy of yoga managesrepparttar 146592 relation of bothrepparttar 146593 individual soul andrepparttar 146594 cosmos. This universal philophy enjoinsrepparttar 146595 practitioner to pursue his or her own path to enlightenment. And onrepparttar 146596 other hand, its practice can be any exercise or activity that approachesrepparttar 146597 yoga practitioner to self-realization. Four Paths of Yoga

Special practical yoga techniques have been developed by experts in yoga. Traditionally, they have been classified into four categories or paths:repparttar 146598 path of meditation (Raja Yoga),repparttar 146599 path of devotion (Bhakti Yoga),repparttar 146600 path of selfless service torepparttar 146601 Divine (Karma Yoga), andrepparttar 146602 path of intellectual analysis orrepparttar 146603 discrimination of truth and reality (Jnana Yoga).

These Yoga techniques cover a broad range, encompassing physical, mental, and spiritual activities.

•Raja Yoga involves psycho-physical meditational techniques to attain experience ofrepparttar 146604 truth and finally achieve liberation described in Hindu thought to be moksha. The basis of ashtanga yoga isrepparttar 146605 Yoga sutras (Sanskrit Verses) of Patanjali. We will considerrepparttar 146606 different aspects of yoga while remaining underrepparttar 146607 guiding principles of Patanjali's Yoga (Ashtanga Yoga). Raja Yoga is a comprehensive yoga system which deals withrepparttar 146608 refinement of human behavior and personality throughrepparttar 146609 practicerepparttar 146610 Yama (restraint) and Niyama (disciplines); attainment of physical health and vitality through Asana (postures) and Pranayama (pranic breathing techniques); management of mental and emotional conflicts and development of awareness and concentration through Pratyahara (sensory withdrawal) and Dharana (concentration); and developingrepparttar 146611 creative aspect of consciousness for transcendental awareness through Dhyan (meditation) & Samadhi (absorption inrepparttar 146612 universal identity).

•Bhakti Yoga isrepparttar 146613 Hindu term forrepparttar 146614 spiritual practice of fostering of loving devotion to God, called Bhakti. Traditionally there are 9 forms of bhakti yoga. Sravana (hearing of God's Lilas and stories), Kirtana (singing of His glories), Smarana (remembrance of His name and presence), Padasevana (service of His feet), Archana (worship of God), Vandana (prostration to Lord), Dasya (cultivatingrepparttar 146615 Bhava of a servant with God), Sakhya (cultivation ofrepparttar 146616 friend-Bhava) and Atmanivedana (complete surrender ofrepparttar 146617 self). The nine modes of Bhakti arerepparttar 146618 ways in which a devotee attainsrepparttar 146619 Supreme Ideal of life. A devotee can take up any of these paths and reachrepparttar 146620 highest state. The path of Bhakti isrepparttar 146621 easiest of all and is not very much againstrepparttar 146622 nature of human inclinations.

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