A Beautiful Union of Rolfing Feldenkrais

A Beautiful Union of Rolfing Feldenkrais What do you get when you marry Rolfing with Feldenkrais A whole new system called Somalogy Tyr Throne founder of Somalogy Youthing Systems and AquaSoma and director of these training programs in the US Europe Canada Central America and Asia has helped thousands of people over the last 30 years He is certified in Advanced Structural Integration Feldenkrais Bones for Life NLP Yoga and Meditation and is also an awardwinning director of dance and theater Tyr has a very special gift which he happily shares with the world He cares about how to help people get back to what they love to do Tyr says he is grateful to the Structural integration work because it helps him to see how to untwist something thatrsquos out of alignment in someonersquos body while Feldenkrais gives him the tools to help people learn how to have better posture and move with greater ease Tyr had grants from the Sida progra

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A different Take on Trust

A different Take on Trust You may have noticed that many people here promise something but easily break their promise This could be a friend visiting turning up to work completing an order turning up on time or simply turning up In some cultures like Japan for example not keeping your word can have automatic dire consequences you could lose a friend a reputation a job and even a potential career Sure in other cultures we may not keep our promises on occasion but unlike Bali itrsquos not an unwritten rule Here itrsquos as if not keeping a promise ndash being unreliable or worse still not trustworthy ndash is something that is a lot more relaxed in fact considered the norm While people from other cultures may get angry and potentially cut off ties with or fire someone on the spot for being unreliabl

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A Kettle Of Fish

A Kettle Of Fish I wonder what the collective noun is for motorcycles The way people ride in Bali it must be the same as for mosquitoes a scourge of motorcycles Bicycles That must be a bother a bother of bikes Then we have a trouble of builders a worry of architects and for a bunch of right wing politicians we have a tea party We all know the collective noun for fish is a kettle and of course for crabs is a dose When we talk about quantities we have to wonder which of the worldrsquos countries has the largest population Itrsquos an interesting question but are we talking about the number of people or the amount of people These days a typical supersized English personbeing is getting rather large and in terms of total mass the population of Shanghai is eclipsed by the male voice choir of Upper Nether Wallop a place noted for having more fastfood joints per stomach than anywhere else in the U

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A Rock n Roll star at a Writers Festivalby Sarita Newson

A Rock lsquonrsquo Roll star at a Writersrsquo Festivalby Sarita Newson Gede Robi Supriyanto Robi Navicula is a Balinese rock musician activist writer farmer director of Akarumputcom and a certified permaculture designer who teaches organic farming around Indonesia Robi is the vocalist guitarist and founder of popular Indie rock band Navicula combining his activism and music as tools for social change Since 1996 in Bali they have released seven albums and won awards internationally toured Canada the United States and Australia They collaborate with organisations such as Greenpeace Indonesia Corruption Watch ICW Lembaga Ilmu Pengetahuan Indonesia LIPI Wahana Lingkungan Hidup Indonesia Walhi and the farmers union Serikat Petani Indonesia SPI At Ubud Writers Readers Festival 2014 Robi participated with two ot

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Deodorant

Deodorant Body odor is a perceived unpleasant smell our bodies can give off when bacteria that live on the skin break down sweat into acids some say it is the smell of bacteria growing on the body but it really is the result of bacteria breaking down protein into certain acids Every day we produce on average one litre of sweat Our skin contains millions of glands and it is some of these that produce sweat When we are hot active nervous or stressed our sweat glands are stimulated to produce more sweat As sweat evaporates from our skin it absorbs heat energy from our body and so cools us down Sweat itself is virtually odorless to humans it is the rapid multiplication of bacteria in the presence of sweat and what they do break sweat down into acids that eventually causes the unpleasant smell The smell is perceived as unpleasant many believe because m

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February 04 2015

February 04 2015 AFL NEWS That Bali icon the infamous end of season footy tour to Bali is now the subject of legal stoush in VictoriaAustraliaIn one corner the assistant coach of AFL club Essendonand good friend of the Bali Geckos Matthew Egan who has launched legal action for damages and costs from medical staff of the AFL club he previously played for Geelong in the other corner In reply the medical staff defend themselves by declaring that the Egan did not follow doctors orders and rest his leg and instead was involved in various activities in Bali including dancing that aggravated the injury Egan sustained a navicular fracture in 2007 and was delisted in 2009 after six further surgeries failed to get him fit to play again As reported by the Geelong Advertiser in defence documents lodged with the court Geelong medical staff Dr Bradshaw and Mr Blac

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February 04 2015

February 04 2015 Social media can be a powerful force if harnessed for social or environmental activism Social media also has the benefit that it can rally public opinion very quickly even overnight far faster than conventional petitions or other means A racist person can lose their job in a day national legislation can be altered or retracted and companies and governments can be forced to change their position on an issue Here are some examples of the effectiveness of social media that resulted in public outcry and effective action AMY CHEONG AND lsquoWEDDINGGATErsquo Amy Cheong was the Membership Assistant Director of the National Trades Union Congress NTUC in Singapore Amy Cheong put a public posting on her personal FaceBook p

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February 04 2015

Its quiet out there on the streets the crowds have left its only us with a fantastic range of shops to rediscover so for those visitors still around along with us we have a lot of shopping pleasures to ourselves ndash

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February 04 2015

Rounding off the Aquarius phase of the Suns journey this fortnight as we move into Pisces on the 19th Mercury moves into Aquarius on the 10th and Venus into Pisces on the 11th Neptune conjoins Chiron and the New Moon on the 14th along with the Sun marking a very profound and healing month After the latest of our Pluto square Saturn meetings this is welcome relief as we can now set in place some of the necessary changes the square provoked The long Mars retrograde finally turns direct in March at which time it will be apparent that we have been in a holding pattern with little action since December As I have mentioned previously Uranus moves into Aries in June and by July will be in opposition to Saturn and square to Pluto July and August promising to be potent months of intense change and emotional exchange Aries is always looking for a fight and by that time Uranus will be joined by Jupiter adding a larger than life agenda to all proceedings For now however Jupiter is working with Pluto to bring a compassionate overlay to the current transformative process and promoting Saturn to soften his hard edges a little As the Sun slides out of Aquarius and into Pisces to team up with Jupiter by months end the human heart strings will be plucked and asked to play a tender tune of unconditional love particularly if the world stage is set with natural catastrophes like HaitiNEW MOON 25 Aquarius 18 February 14 2010 1052 am

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February 04 2015

February 04 2015Hello and welcome fellow music lovers to the next chapter of Music Matters in your local Bali Advertiser Wow what an action packed edition this truly is this weekend I saw 3 live bands got more inspiration for the production of the CD than I could have ever hoped for and attended a free festival with some staggering acts down on Kuta beach Ok letrsquos begin as logic dictates at the beginning so itrsquos Friday night the day job is over and myself and some friends head into town for a little alcoholic RR Yes I know I failed sober January but 23 days straight is not a bad effort either After frequenting a very cheap bar near the airport we all head down to Tubes bar on Poppies two Now I have been to Tubes many a time and have never even heard the faintest rumor of it having any form of live music so imagine my surprise when after a few beverages and a cocktail called liquid heroin A band starts playing some very good an

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