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Downcycling

Thank you ladies for caring!!
I had to share this . While searching for “downcycling” I came across their eco- textile company. Cool!!

Downcycling is the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of lesser quality and reduced functionality. Downcycling aims to prevent wasting potentially useful materials, reduce consumption of fresh raw materials, energy usage, air pollution and water pollution.

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Philosopher George Carlin once said,   “Man is only here to give the planet something it didn’t have:   Plastic.”

And man has done well:  plastic is ubiquitous in our world today and the numbers are growing.   We produce 20 times more plastic today than we did 50 years ago.

The production and use of plastics has a range of environmental impacts. Plastics production requires significant quantities of resources:  it uses land and water, but the primary resource is fossil fuels, both as a raw material and to deliver energy for the manufacturing process. It is estimated that 8% of the world’s annual oil production is used as either feedstock or energy for production of plastics.

Plastics production also involves the use of potentially harmful chemicals, which include cadmium, lead, PVC, and other pollutants which are added as stabilizers, plasticizers or colorants. Many of these have not undergone environmental risk…

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8 Hand Signs Yoga Masters Use To Get Rid Of Migraines, Anxiety, And Depression

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Many people practice yoga without knowing about Mudras.

If you’re looking for other ways to alleviate anxiety, depression and migraines…read on!

It’s time  to start using these hand gestures that stimulate different areas of your brain to promote health! Share these 8 poses with your fellow yoga lovers today.

This amazing article was written by Dr. Halland Chen, an MD who currently practices in New York at the Vein Institute and Pain Centers of America. —From The Hearty Soul

Eight Yoga Mudras for Better Health

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1. Gyan Mudra – Mudra of Knowledge

 

As the name suggests, this mudra increases our knowledge and improves memory and concentration. It stimulates the pituitary and endocrine glands and also helps with insomnia.

Description: You will often see this mudra used during meditation. Touch the tip of your thumb against the tip of the index finger. The other three fingers are stretched out, but can also remain slightly bend if that feels more free for you.

Other Instructions:  You can do this mudra any time of the day, but morning might be the most beneficial. It can be practiced in standing, sitting or even lying down.

2. Vayu Mudra – Mudra of Air

This mudra releases excess air from the stomach and can be beneficial for people suffering from chronic rheumatic conditions, arthritis, gout, Parkinson’s disease, paralysis and cervical spondylitis.

Description: There are three bones in each of the fingers called the phalanges (thumb only has two). Fold your index finger and place the base of your thumb against its distal phalanx (the bone close to the tip of the finger). The thumb comes over the index finger, and you should feel slight pressure. The other three fingers remain as stretched as possible.

Other Instructions: This mudra can be practiced any time of the day, on a full or empty stomach. To relieve the pain, hold it for 45 minutes and do it regularly. Once you achieve the desired benefits, you should stop with it as prolonged use can cause an imbalance in the body.

3. Prithvi Mudra – Mudra of Earth

This mudra is particularly beneficial when you are feeling exhausted and stressed out. It improves blood circulation naturally and reduces weakness as well as helps with the digestion system.

Description: In this mudrathe tip of the ring finger and the tip of your thumb touch. Press the tips together while the other three fingers remain as extended as possible.

Other Instructions: Preferably, perform this mudra in the morning, but other times of the day work, too.

4. Agni Mudra – Mudra of Fire

Agni mudra can also be called Surya Mudra (Mudra of the Sun). It stimulates the thyroid gland and deals with digestion, weight problems, and anxiety.

Directions: Bend your ring finger and press the base of your thumb against its second phalanx. The other fingers remain stretched out.

Other Instructions: This mudra should be practiced only in the mornings, on an empty stomach and in a sitting position. You should hold it for 5 to 15 minutes, twice daily. If you are feeling very weak, avoid this posture. Also, don’t overdo it in hot weather.

5. Varun Mudra – Mudra of Water

This simple mudra helps to regulate fluids in the body and is known for its beneficial effects on the skin. It moistens the skin as well as makes you glow.

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(A BIG Thanks to Kate McConnel!  for sharing!))

How to Get Better Prices on Amazon Automatically

If you think you’re already getting the best prices, you’ll be surprised.

As a loyal Honey user, I never shop online without it. So, when its new Amazon feature came out, I was thrilled! You might have already heard of Honey, the popular browser add-on that automatically applies coupon codes at checkout (if not, you’re welcome). Now, it also finds better prices on Amazon for you, immediately.

Thanks for the help, Honey!

I know what you’re thinking: doesn’t Amazon do this already? Kinda, but you have to do a little digging first. Ever think you have the best price and then realize it’s $20 more at checkout after sales tax and shipping? Honey brings the best final prices to the forefront after automatically comparing every top-rated seller in the Amazon marketplace (so you know those poorly-rated sellers are filtered out).

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Shop on Amazon as usual. If Honey finds a better deal, a little tag will appear showing you how much you could save by buying the same item from a different seller.

Honey takes into account the final price of the item (including sales tax and shipping), seller rating, delivery time, and Prime status–– so I can still get my Prime deals.

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