Most Westerners assume that asanas, or poses, encompass all of the teachings of yoga. In truth, the ancient Indian philosophy is based on 8 disciplines -- yama (attitudes toward our environment), niyama (attitudes toward ourselves), asana (physical postures), pranayama (breathing practices), pratyahara (sensoryrestraint), dharana (concentration), dhyana (meditation), and samadhi (complete integration).
Located in the Grass Valley neighborhood of Oakland, California, the Oakland Zoo is managed by the Conservation Society of California, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of wildlife both locally and globally.
A dentist, a fundraiser, a fashionista, an opinion-maker–Dr Libbi Finnessey of Bellevue Dental Health wears many hats, and she does it with so much style and confidence, it is hard not to admire the sheer grit and passion that has inspired this Bellevue dentist to become a vocal advocate against domestic, sexual and emotional violence in the state of Washington.
La Jolla Sports Club was born out of owner Brett Murphy’s commitment to wellness and a passion for entrepreneurship he inherited from his parents. The club, located in La Jolla, California, offers cycling, yoga, high-intensity interval training, Pilates, barre, adult fitness, zumba and dance and group meditations in a modern, 23,000 sq ft space with top-of-class amenities like equipment for all skill levels, child care facilities, adept physical therapy, sports rehabilitation etc.
Making an impact in the smaller, local markets can be a real boon for small businesses. Winning over local advocates and getting your name out in business circles can change the tide and open up incredible opportunities. New customers and referral business will start to pour in if you make enough of an impact locally.