National Recycling Day….

“The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it”- Robert Sawn

Clean-up and Recycle SA Week, an annual initiative by the local plastics industry, supported and endorsed by the various packaging streams and retailers, is taking place this year from 11 – 17 September 2017.

Various clean-ups have been planned for neighbourhoods, water sources and beaches around the country.

For those of us based in Johannesburg we can get into the spirit of spring-cleaning, by joining Sheergaurd SA, on Saturday 16th September from 07:00 at the Braamfontein spruit to help collect litter along this beautiful recreation route. Join them at the carpark on the corner of Conrad Drive and Hillcrest Avenue in Ferndale, heading North towards Riverclub. Bring gloves, gumboots, catch sticks and plastic bags.

For those who live at the coast and are wanting to be part of the Coastal Initiative visit www.cleanupandrecycle.co.za  

 

 

Drop the H2O……

“When you practice yoga, you are systematically raising the ushna(flow of prana) in the body. If you drink cold water, the ushna will rapidly fall, and this will cause various other reactions. You will become more susceptible to allergic conditions, excess mucus and such things. If you are doing intense asanas and you suddenly drink cold water, you may catch a cold immediately. So never drink water when you are doing asanas.

Slowly, as you practice, as your yoga takes shape within you, if you do any asana, the sweat must pour out from the top of your head – not all over the body. The rest of the body may sweat according to weather conditions, but the main sweating should happen from your head. That means you are directing your energy in the right direction, and the asanas will naturally do that.

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