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Articles from: August 2018

Osteoporosis Class at Yoga Synthesis

Yoga Synthesis will be offering a Yoga for Osteoporosis class on Thursday, September 20 at their Ramsey location from 11:30am-12-30pm. In this therapeutic class you’ll be doing a series of yoga poses that have been scientifically proven to strengthen bones and build bone mineral density. You will be guided through yoga that is safe for your joints as you develop balance, flexibility, and strength. Prevent frailty and reduce your risk of a fall and serious fracture. This class will leave you with a sense of well-being. No prior yoga experience needed. $80. Yoga Synthesis, 225 N. Franklin Turnpike, Ramsey, NJ. Anjali Jacoby, 201-818-9642; or [email protected].

Recognition for Community Development Projects

The Orange County Citizens Foundation conducted its 10th Annual Placemaking Conference in June and awarded Moffat Library, Newburgh Illuminated and 3 Pines Place for placemaking excellence in the community. The awards recipients were honored for their contribution to improving the community by creating or transforming public places using placemaking concepts and practices.

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Unique Offerings at Nyack Yoga

“Nyack Yoga’s philosophy is simple, the physical, spiritual and mental benefits of yoga are indispensable tools for navigating the stresses of a modern 21st century life,” shares owner Laura Kallen. “At Nyack Yoga, we believe these benefits of yoga are available to all people regardless of prior experience or physical abilities, and that each person’s yoga practice is their own personal path to health and wellness.”

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Learn about Blue Rock School’s Unique Kindergarten Program

Blue Rock School, an independent K-8 school in West Nyack, is hosting a free event for 4-and 5-year-olds and their parents on October 20, from 10 a.m. to noon. While the children play, their parents can learn about Blue Rock’s creative learning environment and tour the school’s wooded campus.

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A Kinder Heart Cultivating a Life of Compassion by Amy Leigh Mercree

The path to mentally transcending the world’s intrusive bustle is to be compassionate with our self and others. It begins in a relaxed heart from which emanate daily thoughts, words and deeds.

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Appreciating Our Feet by Paula Heitzner

In summer, we earnestly bring out our sandals and enthusiastically expose our feet to grass, sand, water and air, reveling in the gift of the season. This is an appropriate time to appreciate our feet, not only for how they look but for how they perform for us physically. Historically, in yoga the feet have been appreciated for the foundation they provide the body. The posture, Tadasana (Mountain Pose), reminds us of the strength and stability of the feet, by likening them to the foot of a mountain that is grounded in the earth and whose peak reaches towards the ether.

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Community Spotlight: Forest Preschool Opening at Green Meadow Waldorf School

Just two days before International Day of the Forest Kindergarten on May 3, TreeAnne McEnery, administrator at Green Meadow Waldorf School in Chestnut Ridge, announced that the school is opening a Forest Preschool in September on their 11-acre wooded campus. The Forest Preschool will serve children from ages 3-5.

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Take Magnesium to Metabolize Vitamin D

As a consequence, taking vitamin D supplements can increase a person’s calcium and phosphate levels, even if they remain vitamin D deficient, he explains; and that can lead to vascular calcification if their magnesium levels aren’t sufficient.

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How Experiential Learning Serves Our Children Best by Beth Norman

Children are naturally curious. We can all attest to that. They are relentlessly inquisitive and seem to question everything in life and how the world works – physics, biology, nature, time and space. They are born with an innate desire to seek information and satisfy their quest for knowledge. So why is it that so many of our children are unhappy in school? How are they so stressed out, anxious and sick over school work? Perhaps because the memorization of facts, rote homework and constant testing does not quench their thirst for knowledge or stimulate them because it doesn’t encourage deep, critical thinking or creativity, the things that characterize real learning.

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Can You Think Your Way Happier? by Trevania Henderson

Let’s say your son decides to surprise you by weeding the garden, without even being asked. Except in the process he pulls up your entire plot of prize lilies. Bulbs and all. Do you:

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