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This & That

Oy vey.  It’s been a hectic several weeks for me.  I’ve been meaning to write here about the many things that have been happening in the world but just have not had a chance.  So, let’s do a quick recap, shall we?

The WHO has released The Global Status Report on Noncommunicable Diseases 2010, which reports on cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases, along with their risk factors and determinants.

I’m sure you’re aware that Osama Bin Laden was captured and murdered since Americans everywhere were rejoicing.  But did you read this article: The Ability to Kill Bin Laden Does Not Make America Great ?

The House voted to pass H.R. 3, the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortions” bill, which greatly restricts access to abortion.  Though this is disappointing, Obama has said he will veto it if it ever gets to his desk.

The Guttmacher Institute has an informative video about abortion in the United States.

Boston’s SlutWalk was a success.

Rosie Napravnik made history by placing 9th in the 137th Kentucky Derby, making her the highest-finishing woman jockey in Derby history.

AND, major events occurring in my life.  I finished yoga teacher training and my thesis for my Master’s of Public Health.  I graduate in a couple of weeks!

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Yogi Musings

This summer I decided that I wanted to become a yoga instructor.  After careful consideration, I enrolled in The Body Awakening Structural Yoga Teacher Training at South Boston Yoga.  This past week was our Immersion Week, seven days of practicing yoga, teaching, chanting, learning about yoga, and exploring ourselves.  To say the least, it has been incredible.

One thing that I found surprising about our Immersion Week was the great deal of emotions.  It makes sense, though, since most people in the program had found enlightenment and/or calm with yoga from the various problems in their lives.  We shared a lot, cried a lot, and learned an enormous amount about ourselves and each other.  There was nothing but love and understanding for all.  I feel so very lucky to have experienced it.

Now, we meet about every other Saturday for training.  It will be quite odd to not be doing yoga every morning and getting to see my new friends.  I can’t wait to meet again!

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