October, 2005


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Oct 05

Alexander Technique

Alexander Technique

The Alexander Technique teaches how to recognize and overcome habituated limitations within a person’s manner of movement. The Alexander Technique is usually learned from an Alexander teacher in one-to-one sessions by an Alexander student, using specialized hand contact and verbal instructions.

The Alexander Technique educates the student’s sense of kinesthesia or proprioception. This sense is used to internally calibrate one’s own bodily location, weight and to judge the effort necessary for moving.

Alexander Technique teachers believe that humans have a built-in proprioceptive blind spot; people will adapt to whatever they repeat. The process of adapting to repetitious behavior creates habits, both deliberate and unintentional. The advantage of adapting is that additional habits can be added onto previously learned habits.

The Alexander Technique results in improved awareness, objectivity and the connection between body and mind, ease of movement, improved balance, stamina and less muscular tension.

Additionally, those who practice it often report that it gives them an enhanced ability to clarify their thinking, observations and the ability to choose new responses. Proponents perform more efficiently, feel easier, look more graceful and free themselves from unintentional self-imposed limitations.


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Oct 05

Spam Software

Spam Software

Spamming is the use of any electronic communications medium to send unsolicited messages in bulk. The most common form of spam is that delivered in e-mail as a form of commercial advertising.

Spammers obtain e-mail addresses by a number of means: harvesting addresses from Usenet postings, DNS listings, or Web pages; guessing common names at known domains. Many spammers utilize programs called web spiders to find email addresses on web pages, although it is possible to fool the web spider by substituting the “@” symbol with another symbol, for example “#”, while posting an email address.

Computer users can avoid e-mail spam in several ways:

* End-users should take precautions to avoid publicising their e-mail addresses
* End-users can use automated e-mail filtering on their own computers
* System administrators can use appropriate tools to trap e-mail spam at the mail server level

Anti-spam programmers have released several tools—intended for both end users and for systems administrators—which automate the highlighting, removal or filtering of e-mail spam by scanning through incoming and outgoing e-mails in search of traits typical of spam. A popular commercial solution in this area is a spam firewall appliance from Barracuda Networks.


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Oct 05

Biodiesel

Biodiesel is fuel made from renewable resources such as vegetable oils or animal fats. It is biodegradable and non-toxic, and has significantly fewer emissions than petroleum-based diesel when burned.

Biodiesel functions in current engines, and is a possible candidate to replace fossil fuels as the world’s primary transport energy source.

Biodiesel is better for the environment, and it is a lot cheaper to produce biodiesel at home than to buy fuel at a gas station.

You can learn more about producing biodiesel online.


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Oct 05

Bach Flower Remedies

Bach Flower Remedies

Bach Flower Remedies are the original form of Flower Essence Therapy, which Edward Bach, a medical doctor, originated.

Flower essence therapy is a form of alternative medicine which uses diluted sun infusions of 38 different flowers. Each remedy is used alone or in conjunction with other remedies. Each flower is believed by advocates to impart specific qualities to the remedy.

These remedies are used primarily for emotional and spiritual conditions, including but not limited to depression, anxiety, insomnia and stress.

The best-known Bach flower remedy is Rescue Remedy, a pre-blended combination of Rock rose, Impatiens, Clematis, Star of Bethlehem and Cherry Plum remedies. Rescue Remedy is so-called because the ingredients are believed to relieve acute stress, anxiety, and panic attacks, especially in emergencies.

Rescue Remedy and other Bach flower remedies are used on household pets and domestic animals, and have been reported to be effective in calming them and improving problem behaviours. No controlled studies support these claims.


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Oct 05

Kabbalah

kabbalah

Kabbalah is an interpretation (exegesis, hermeneutic) key, “soul” of the Torah (Hebrew Bible), or the religious mystical system of Judaism claiming an insight into divine nature.

Kabbalah is a doctrine of esoteric knowledge concerning God and the universe. Kabbalah stresses the reasons and understanding of the commandments, and the cause of events described in the Torah. Kabbalah includes the understanding of the spiritual spheres in creation, and the rules and ways by which God administers the existence of the universe.

According to Jewish tradition, this knowledge has come down as a revelation to elect saints from a remote past, and preserved only by a privileged few. It is considered part of the Jewish Oral Law. It is the traditional mystical explanation of the Torah.


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Oct 05

Magic Love Spells

Magic Love Spells

Love spells are an effective way to attract romantic energy into your life. Love spells can be used to help you find your ideal partner, or improve your current relationship.

Typically, love spells are performed under the invocation of a deity like the Love Goddesses Aphrodite or Venus. Love spells require specific ingredients to make them more powerful.

Love spells should not be directed at any specific person, you need to respect the free will of others. As with all magic, it can backfire on you if you use it for negative purposes.


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Oct 05

Meditation For Beginners

Meditation For Beginners

Meditation refers to any of a wide variety of spiritual practices (and their close secular analogues) which emphasize mental activity or quiescence.

“Meditation” in the modern sense may involve

* focusing the mind on a single object (such as a religious statue, or one’s breath, or a mantra)
* a mental “opening up” to the divine, invoking the guidance of a higher power
* attempting to clear the mind of discursive or conceptual thought
* reasoned analysis of religious teachings (such as impermanence for Buddhists)
* simple relaxation

From the point of view of psychology, meditation can induce — or is itself — an altered state of consciousness. However, many religious people would challenge the assumption that such mental states (or any other visible result) are the “goal” of meditation. In fact the goals of meditation are quite varied, and range from spiritual enlightenment, to the transformation of attitudes, to better cardiovascular health.


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Oct 05

Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence or EI indicates a kind of intelligence or skill that involves the ability to perceive, assess and positively influence one’s own and other people’s emotions.

Emotional intelligence can be assessed by ability-based tests.

Daniel Goleman popularized emotional intelligence in 1995 in his best-selling book of the same title: Emotional Intelligence.


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Oct 05

Astrology Software

Astrology Software

Astrology software makes it easy to calculate the horoscope so that the modern astrologer can spend more time interpreting the chart rather than calculating it, however they mean it is now possible for some to practice astrology with little understanding of celestial mechanics.

Astrology relies on close observation of astronomical objects, and the charting of their movements. Nowadays data drawn up by astronomers is set out in a set of tables called an ephemeris, which shows the changing positions of the heavenly bodies through time.

Central to all astrology is the horoscope. This is a diagrammatic representation in two dimensions of the celestial bodies’ apparent positions in the heavens from the vantage of a location on Earth at a given time and place. The horoscope of an individual’s birth is called a natal chart.

To determine the astrological signs in which the Sun, Moon, and the other celestial bodies fall on any given day, hour, minute, or second, it is necessary to consult an ephemeris or use an astrological computer program which will have a built-in ephemeris.


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Oct 05

Sinus Remedies

Sinus Remedies

The inflammation of the sinuses is generally caused by a viral, bacterial, or fungal infection.

The sinuses are air-filled spaces in the skull (behind the forehead, cheeks, and eyes) that are lined with mucous membranes. Healthy sinuses are sterile and open, allowing mucus to drain and air to circulate. When inflamed, the sinuses become blocked with mucus and can become infected.

Try the following measures to help reduce congestion in your sinuses:

* Use a humidifier.
* Spray with nasal saline several times per day.
* Inhale steam 2 – 4 times per day (e.g., sitting in the bathroom with the shower running).
* Drink plenty of fluids to thin the mucus.
* Apply a warm, moist wash cloth to your face several times a day.

Nasal corticosteroid sprays may be used to decrease swelling, and antibiotics are used to cure the particular infection causing sinus inflammation. Acute sinusitis should be treated for 10 – 14 days, while chronic sinusitis should be treated for 3 – 4 weeks.

Surgery to clean and drain the sinuses may also be necessary, especially in patients with recurrent episodes of inflammation despite medical treatment. Most fungal sinus infections require surgery. Finally, surgical repair of a deviated septum or nasal polyps may prevent recurrence.