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4/26/10 2:36 P

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I got into yoga 3 yrs ago due to my health problems it was one of the only activities i could do and feel good afterwards. I ended up getting my teaching license in yoga and have never looked back. I live in a samll community and since i started teaching it I have a great following and now have classes 4 days aweek. Yoga was a God send in my life!

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4/21/10 7:41 P

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Yoga makes us calmer and easy to get along with.i do not always get overwhelmed and when I do-i do the breathing exercises!

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4/18/10 9:57 P

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Last year I had ants coming through my kitchen widow over the sink. My friend gave me some peppers out of her garden and told me to put them in the window. These peppers are very hot and she said the oils in the pepper skins would be too hot for them to pass. She was right and I never had a problem after that.

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12/6/09 4:23 P

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This may be way too late on the ant problem, but you can try borax ant baits (you make them yourself) try this link:

www.ehow.com/how_4881566_make-borax-
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t-bait.html


I have lots of ants and usually just live with them, I put mostly everything they like in the refrigerator, and try to keep the counters clean, so they usually only "invade" when it gets cold and wet out.

Back the main topic, I find I'm much calmer since I started doing yoga most mornings. I was getting quite anxious at work, it was really stressful back in the spring, but now I feel like even with the work tension I am able to handle it better. Just learning to breathe was a wonderful thing...

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7/31/08 12:13 P

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you get one of those little 12-16 oz spray bottles, and a bottle of peppermint oil (real essicential oil, not the kind in the baking section at the grocery).
10-15 drops, fill rest of the way with water.
Here is a site i find helpful.
http://www.thefrugallife.com/ants.html


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7/31/08 2:02 A

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I don't want to use any chemical things because I have 2 kittens that get into everything. How do I use chalk powder when they are coming from the walls and cabinets? I would like the ecipe for the peppermint spray.


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7/30/08 10:41 A

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you may just have to appologize to the ants and karma and (as much as i dispise saying it) use a bug fogger. For good measure you can tell them again its your home first and your are protecting it. Sometimes you can find better ones that aren't compleatly environmentaly harmful. Then once they are gone, use natural protectants like peppermint oil spray (i have a recipie for this) and chalk powder to guard your abode. I know its horrible, but all you can do is protect, and appologize. It will balance out. Now, monks would just live with it, but its not very plauseable in today age living in citys and suburbs.

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7/29/08 9:04 P

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I tried what you wrote about the bugs, but the ants seem to have built nests all over the walls inside my apartment and they seem to think I am the one intruding! How do you shoo out a thousands of ants all over the place?


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7/28/08 10:26 A

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The Yamas and Niyamas are all very challenging in their own way for each person and are all open to personal interpretations. I have many thought on this, but am having a typical monday and can't get my into my groove yet. (coffee is failing me! LOL!)
As for bugs, I have made an understanding with-in my house. I say aloud every once in a while, "This is my home, and if you are a danger i will no hesitate to protect in my domain. If i am in your home i expect no less from you." And if i do get intruders, i warn again, and shoo them out. It seems to work with all but the flies!

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7/26/08 7:23 A

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Prettyface, you are too funny!! Then I'll probably step on it, LOL! Oops that's not very Buddhist of me..... emoticon


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7/25/08 4:24 P

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He he he. What if it was your mother-in-law in a former life? emoticon

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7/25/08 8:41 A

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I'm a Buddhist and I know some Buddhists that feel that way too. They said you shouldn't kill a worm because it could have been your mother in a former life. Although I am vegetarian and I cannot get myself to eat anything with a face and I usually let most bugs out instead of killing them, I live in a tropical climate and I get invaded by ants. I've tried all sorts of natural remedies to chase them away but they won't go away! I do not use pesticides or sprays, but when they start crawling in my bed, I get a bit apprehensive!


"Quando vce quer alguma coisa, todo Universo conspira que vce realize seu desejo."

"When you really want something, the entire Universe will conspire to fullfil your desire".
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Ahimsa (not sure of the spelling) means to honor all living things. True yogis will not even kill a bug. I find this one difficult to do sometimes. What do you think?

Life is a journey. Enjoy the trip.


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7/24/08 11:13 P

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I finally found a reasonable yoga practice that I can actually attend!! I'm so excited. First class is this sunday. Can't wait to tell you all about it.

No more rhymes now and I mean it!! Anybody want a peanut?

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7/24/08 5:40 P

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Spinal flexions, backbends, inversions:

I have been getting so many benefits from bending and twisting my spine with Yoga. I have been told that I have an old person's spine. I have experienced a better range of motion, as well as less stiffness with Yoga.

Just not overdoing it, and starting off slow.

Kathy

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Noted

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