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India's HDFC Organizes Blood Donation Camp 2010

Mumbai, December 7, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) HDFC Bank is organizing a nationwide Blood Donation Campaign on Friday, December 10, 2010. Donors in 350 Indian cities will be able to donate blood at over 475 designated centres from 0900 hrs to 1700 hrs in what is one of the nation’s biggest single-day blood donation campaigns where individual donors, including many Bank executives, are expected to donate blood. The Bank has tied up with major hospitals and blood banks across these centers for technical assistance.

This is HDFC Bank’s fourth such annual blood donation camp. The Bank started this initiative in 2007 when over 4000 volunteers came forward for a national cause. Since then the camp has grown in size and stature. In the very first year over 4000 units of blood was collected. Progressively in 2008 over 9000 units and in 2009 over 13,500 units were collected.


Restorative Deep Healing Yoga Class in Kamloops - British Coluymbia

KAMLOOPS, BC, December 05, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / 24-7PressRelease) Ask yoga practitioners, both new and veteran, which style of the activity they find the most effective for de-stressing and most will indicate the one that involves deep, deliberate stretching, focused breathing and meditative visualization.

What they're talking about is Restorative Yoga, and its unique ability to not only heal the body but also greatly reduce stress and anxiety is making it the new class of choice for many yoga students.

At the Deep Healing Kamloops Yoga class in British Columbia, Canada, the Restorative Yoga class has proven to be a winner with local yoga enthusiasts, bringing in students of all experience levels for the uplifting session. It's a different approach, adding some strengthening and active poses in with the restorative ones. As instructor Katrina Ariel points out, they're drawn to the dual benefits this new twist on Restorative Yoga offers.

"This class is designed for deep healing and de-stressing," Ariel explained. "It is very gentle, pulsing between short periods of strong poses that anyone can do and long relaxing supported poses. This is an excellent way to soothe anxiety and bring the body into a state of self-healing."

By offering exercises that are both accessible and challenging at the same time, Ariel's Restorative Yoga class offers a unique opportunity for yoga students at the beginning and experienced levels to find success in the same classroom.



The Jennifer Nicole Lee Fitness Model Diet Book

Miami, FL, December 01, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / Vocus/PRWEB) "The Jennifer Nicole LeeFitness Model Diet Book" is an excellent gift giving idea, from the work out haters to the fitness fanatic alike. In her newly released book, JNL states "strong is the new skinny", empowering women to be their strongest, fittest best.

Being a woman in today’s world means being emotionally strong, and it is becoming far trendier to boast a strong physique to match your personality than it is to look skinny and underweight. Skinny is out and sleek is in.

Women’s fitness magazine sales are on the rise, and more and more celebrities are turning to the treadmill to tone up rather than shunning their meals. Heroin chic to sexy and sleek is taking over the world with models, celebs and the average Joe all turning to strength training to look better.



Curves are hotter than a flat body - Bipasha Basu on size zero

Bipasha Basu at the success party of race

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Mumbai, Nov 26, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / PRLog Press Release) “Curves are hotter than a flat body,” says sexy siren Bipasha Basu. Riding high on the success of her fitness video, this Bollywood diva is marching ahead with her message of healthy living.

We live in an age where we make too many demands from ourselves. All of us want fabulous careers, great relationships and a jet-set lifestyle, but the quest for all these things takes a toll on you.


YOGA Offered By Many Christian Churches in USA

Nevada, Nov 30, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Santa Monica (California) offers “Restorative and Hatha Flow Yoga” class to “reduce stress and tension while promoting healing and growth”.

St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Washington (DC) “has offered quality yoga instruction” since 1978 emphasizing “effective breathing, mastery of asanas (comfortably held postures), relaxation, positive thinking, and meditation as elements of healthy spiritual living that promote happiness and true knowledge of self”.

Yoga classes, to “find peace within”, lead by six instructors at Mountain Park Community Church in Phoenix (Arizona) has “over 800 people enrolled in the nine classes that are offered six days each week”. Pineville United Methodist Church of Pineville (North Carolina) offers “Chair Yoga” and “Floor Yoga”. Vale United Methodist Church in Oakton (Virginia) offers yoga class suitable for all ages.

Old Stone Church (Presbyterian) in Cleveland (Ohio) offers “No-sweat Yoga” and describes Hatha Yoga as “a gentle practice that assists in releasing internal pressures”. Class is “held in the Chapel - a beautiful space filled with candlelight and stained glass - a peaceful place for meditation and relaxation”.

Sunbury United Methodist Church in Sunbury (Ohio) offers class which focuses “on learning a series of poses to form the foundation of a personal practice”. “Yoga stretches improve circulation, muscle tone, joint and muscle flexibility and balance”, it points out.

St. David’s Episcopal Church in Wayne (Pennsylvania) is offering “A Quiet Morning of Yoga and Centering Prayer” on December four. “We will spend 30 minutes experiencing the richness of centering prayer, 60 minutes enjoying a vigorous yoga practice and 30 minutes in a guided meditation for a deep, conscious rest. We promise you will head back into the holiday hustle and bustle centered, focused and energized”, it claims. It also offers “Yoga with Spirit” “vigorous yoga classes”.

First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Charlotte (North Carolina) has yoga classes. “Yoga for Every Body” class is held at Sardis Baptist Church in Charlotte by a Hatha Yoga instructor. The Way of Life Church (Assembly of God) in Ventnor (New Jersey) offers “Spiritual Yoga” and says “Spiritual Yoga involves the total person: spirit, mind, and body”.

Church of Saint Paul the Apostle (Roman Catholic) in New York (New York) offers “series of yoga postures, set to music”. University Lutheran Church and Student Center in Norman (Oklahoma) reportedly sponsored a market on October nine, which was to offer free yoga instruction.


Aromatherapy Helps Relieve Cold Symptoms Using Six Essential Oils: Susan Smith Jones, PhD

Susan Smith Jones, PhDPhiladelphia, PA, November 17, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / Vocus) With cold and flu season right around the corner, it's just a matter of time before almost everyone winds up with a runny nose, hacking cough or a sore throat. For those already suffering from the common cold, a visit to the doctor for antibiotics won't do much good. Since a cold is a virus, antibiotics are ineffective in fighting the common cold, which is caused by one of hundreds of viruses going around.

While aromatherapy is commonly used as a popular spa treatment for massage and relaxation, it is less well known that there’s a select group of essential oils that can help provide effective, natural relief for symptoms of colds and flu.


Redesigned Yoga-Paws Let Travellers Take Their Practice With Them With Unique "Yoga Mat You Wear"

Yoga-PawsCardiff By The Sea, CA, November 22, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / PRWEB) The long-anticipated, completely redesigned Yoga-Paws® have arrived from the manufacturer and are now being shipped just in time for holiday gift orders. The compact, light-weight “mini-mats” are worn on the hands and feet to provide complete slip control so that yoga can be practiced anywhere comfortably and safely without a mat. Yoga-Paws make a great gift idea for anyone who practices traditional or Bikram yoga, particularly those who enjoy practicing yoga outdoors or while traveling.

In late-summer, it was announced that Yoga-Paws, the original “yoga mat you wear,” had been completely redesigned with new materials, function and styling aimed at enhancing the yoga experience. The manufacturer had been accepting pre-orders in anticipation of today’s announcement. The product is now widely available for sale and shipping through the Yoga-Paws website, as well as through the company’s network of authorized retailers.


London Yoga Show 2010

London, United Kingdom, October 29, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Wellicious, a leading provider of sophisticated yoga clothing and loungewear, will be featuring their selection of yoga clothes at the London Yoga Show this year.

The London Yoga Show takes place annually at the Olympia Exhibition Centre in London, and will be held this year from the 29th until the 30th of October as a three-day event. Yoga and Pilates practitioners can visit the event at their choosing for the full three days, or just one or two days as per their convenience.


Fear, Stress, and Sexuality Effects Well Being - Neuroscientists and Educators

San Rafael, CA, October 28, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / PRWEB) Although sex is the primary phenomenal experience that drives evolution, sexuality is not sufficiently discussed in consciousness studies, according to Dr. Bernard Baars of The Neurosciences Institute. For the first time ever, in this year's Science and Nonduality Conference, Natalie Geld offered a groundbreaking panel discussion that explored the profound connections of sexuality, stress, consciousness and well being. Neuroscientist and author Dr. Peggy La Cerra, sexual pioneer Caroline Muir, co-author of Tantra: The Art of Conscious Loving now in its 20th anniversary printing, Dr. Shauna Shapiro, co-author of The Art & Science of Mindfulness, and Bruce Mangan of the Institute of Cognitive and Brain Studies, UC Berkeley discussed and debated sexual and emotional health in connection with spirituality for the first time. Researchers have confirmed that this dialogue is unprecedented and timely for human potential.

Watch a video on Washington Bangla Radio.


PARKINSON’S DISEASE: NEW HOPE - Fourth Annual PRF Parkinson’s Disease Conference

Sarasota, Florida, Oct 25, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / prurgent) The Parkinson Research Foundation will be presenting a conference to provide Parkinson’s disease patients and caregivers in Southern Florida with an opportunity to learn about the latest drugs and treatments for Parkinson’s disease that can enhance their lives. A secondary objective is to provide a forum for patients and caregivers to share their concerns and successes with Parkinson’s experts and other local patients.

This 1-day program will have general session presentations throughout the day, exhibition sessions during the sponsored snack breaks, and a question and answer session at the end of every participants and speakers sessions.


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