1. Good posture can get you hired. Once you're inside the room, the first thing your future employer sees is your posture. Mind you, they may not consciously know what they're seeing. Like that fine aroma that rises out from a good bakery, a great posture is instantly pleasing. The better the posture, the more people feel instinctively like having you around - so much so, that your resume becomes a lot less insignificant. They will start to make work for you to do, just to have any reason to keep you around. As my own posture has improved, I observe the following unexpected effect:
How many years have you spent trying to get heard at work? Does it seem like you know what needs to be said, but no one listens to you? Are you easily interrupted, so that you have to resort to loudness or anger to get your point across? Or do you just feel like your voice is not deep enough to fully integrate into the meeting?
Ever wonder what's really behind job interviews and performance reviews? Most of us naturally focus on the line-items, the spoken or written record that supposedly makes the difference between hired and fired, overlooked and promoted. And some of us focus on the unspoken factors, such as race, gender, or age. But what if that was all just text? What if underneath those decisions lay more subtle factors, and ones that can be changed?
What's the number one thing you can do to kill your career? No doubt we each have our favourite answer. But take a closer look at the careers of your favourite politicians. Ever wonder how Bill Clinton could get away with numerous sordid infidelities? How Donald Trump can skate away from scandal like a penguin on ice?
Mudra is a Sanskrit word, and means both gesture and lock. The practice of yoga mudra is explained in terms of Ayurvedic medicine and Yoga philosophy. Each of fingers invokes one of five elemental substances: fire, water, air, earth, or empty space. By causing two or more of these substances to mix, the mudras are understood to create a particular medicinal - even mystical - effect. But what is really happening, if anything, and could yoga mudra practice have an established, tangible benefit, beyond the feel-good philosophy?
When I was a boy, I was diagnosed with growing pains. It's funny how that label ended the search for a cure. I had growing pains. They would pass in time. See you later.
Indeed the sharp pain did fade away, but that is what neurologists call habituation. It isn't the end of the problem; just the end of our awareness of it: the body gets tired of telling us, and it just curls up and gets sick.
Even in Thailand, a massage can mean disappointment. But in Amsterdam, it will almost always mean €60 and a waste of 60 minutes. You pay for the space, the towels, the oil, the labour, the marketing, and the profit. Your therapist may get 20%. That's the net investment in your body, in the best case. In fact you don't need any oil to get a great massage, and you shouldn't obsess about the robe, the tea, or the scented atmosphere. Instead, find a practitioner who moves you. Find someone who can talk to your tension, and make it go away. Nothing else make a difference.
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Just another post about fungal infections? Far from it! Though Google may show you a paid link to a fabulous ointment, or to that sweat-wicking, synthetic pair of socks you just must get, I'm actually just going to hand you the intellectual property, the real reason that Athlete's Foot keeps coming back, and why it takes more than clotrimzole and tee tree oil to clean the fungus out for good.