Those who want to see a truly remarkable sight on their vacation in China should visit the Longsheng Rice Terrace. Visitors that have practiced yoga meditation can use their Dahn Yoga energy to create motivation for the ascent to the top of the hills, as the view from high up is well worth the effort.
The highest hill in the terrace sits 880 meters above the ground. If tourists manage to make it to the top, they will have a spectacular view of the sloping landscape, which has numerous layers of green rice lining the hillside.
The sight from up above is majestic, with the strips of land twisting around the landscape resembling a dragon's backbone, earning the Terrace its famous nickname. Sit back, relax and spend an hour or so absorbing the blanket of green that covers the waves of the land.
Longsheng has an extensive history, with the fields dating back to more than five centuries to the Ming Dynasty. The area thrives the most in early June, when the plants spring to life.
Remember the last postcard that came in the mail, the one with the pristine, white-sand beach and the bright blue water? If those images evoke a sense of peace and relaxation, a retreat to Lower Francisqui Beach in Los Roques, Venezuela, is for you. The divine coast is a picture-perfect setting for practicing Dahn Yoga tai chi.
Exercising and practicing yoga meditation in such a naturally beautiful location will certainly help a person get rid of their stress and become more in tune with the splendor that the world has to offer.
The beach is the perfect destination for someone who wants to rid themselves of excess and focus on life's simple pleasures. There are kite-surfing and scuba diving excursions for those who are feeling a bit adventurous, however, it's more than acceptable to just lay in the sand and absorb the warm rays.
Since the area is not especially popular with tourists, it is also very quiet and serene, making it a great place to start the morning with sun salutations, giving one's self energy for a day in paradise.
Those who want to escape the everyday responsibilities of life and get a little stress relief on vacation should check out Iles D'Hyeres in France. The three small islands are largely untouched, giving travelers a wonderful opportunity to practice Dahn Yoga exercises in a natural landscape.
According to travel website Black Tomato, all cars and other motor vehicles are banned from the area, so there will be no roaring engines to disturb your peaceful savasana. The source recommends visiting Ile de Port-Cross, which is a National Park that has several small, remote beaches, including the beautiful Port Man.
The islands get approximately 300 sunny days a year, so tourists have plenty of opportunities to enjoy the warm weather and appreciate their heavenly surroundings.
Another island in the archipelago is Ile du Levant. While it is a gorgeous coastal location off of the Riviera, it is also a popular tourist destination, so be prepared for some crowds when visiting. For a quieter experience, Porquerolles has a very small population of only 200 people and offers just as many scenic views.
Dahn Yoga breathing can help provide stress relief and serve as a relaxation technique. Learning how to relax and control breathing can help with many ailments, including stuttering.
In the recent Oscar-winning movie, The King's Speech, Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush star as Prince Albert of England and his speech therapist.
Prince Albert, who is the father of Queen Elizabeth II, suffered from extreme stuttering which prevented him from being an effective communicator during the early days of his reign. The film won several Academy Awards this year, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor for Firth and Best Original Screenplay.
The movie follows the personal development of Prince Albert into King George VI. As the king of England, George VI gave many inspirational speeches during World War II, rallying the British people and providing strength as a powerful symbolic figure.
As reported in the Sheboygan Press, modern day speech therapy would look quite different from that which is portrayed in the movie. For example, the scenes that involve Prince Albert swearing in order to overcome his stutter would probably not be seen in a speech pathologist's office now.
High school students who are preparing for college this fall may be working on their stress management as they wait for acceptance letters to come in. For those who are constantly in fear of rejection, Dahn Yoga breathing exercises can help people calm their nerves.
Those who have already received their acceptance letters may be noticing that schools are choosing to increase their degree offerings in an effort to meet the needs of a larger student base.
Marshall University has been working to increase the variety of majors it offers in an effort to generate student interest. According to the Parthenon, the college's student newspaper, the university is currently underway with its first year of the sports journalism major.
"There is a lot of interest in sports in the Tri-State area and really the entire state of West Virginia," Bruno Morris, a print journalism professor, told the publication. "Every young person likes sports, especially young men who tune into ‘SportsCenter.' It was a major that was overdue."
Additionally, the Associated Press reports that this coming fall, the school will launch a bachelor's degree of science in public health. This will be the first of its kind to be offered in the state.
Dahn Yoga breathing can enhance self healing and promote stress relief. Many people work in fast-paced office environments and some experience personal stress or loneliness. One movie that deals with all of these issues is a 20-year-old classic, the 1990 film Joe Versus the Volcano, produced by Steven Spielberg and written by John Patrick Shanley.
Two big stars were in the movie, before they became even more famous in later romantic comedies. Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks play the lead roles in Joe vs. the Volcano, a story about a hypochondriac who goes on a journey to a mystical island called Waponi Wu.
In the beginning of the film, Joe Banks works in a dead-end job with a terrible boss and discovers that he has a rare illness called a "brain cloud." This fictional disease allows one to live in perfect health for a few months before it mysteriously kills its subject.
Joe immediately quits his job but finds himself on the receiving end of a strange offer. A wealthy businessman named Samuel Graynamore offers Joe unlimited material wealth if he agrees to jump into a volcano on Waponi Wu in order that Graynamore can secure a special mineral from the natives of the island.
Many years after Joe vs. the Volcano, screenwriter Shanley penned Moonstruck and Doubt: A Parable. Shanley will speak at the University of Albany on April 6, according to Read Media.
Dahn Yoga basics can help one unite their body and mind, and become a fuller person, and the idea of harmony is also essential when constructing a resume.
U.S. News and World Report recently published an article about some of the ways that job seekers can make sure their resume stands above the rest.
One of the most common mistakes on resumes, according to the news source, is leaving out volunteer work. While this work may have been uncompensated, by omitting it from one's resume a job applicant is missing an opportunity to show the hiring manager what sort of self healing he or she may have accomplished by helping the less fortunate.
In addition, another common mistake that people make is feeling the need to list every position they have ever held, regardless of whether or not it is relevant to the job for which they are applying, according to the news provider.
By keeping one's resume focused and relevant to hiring managers, a job applicant can put themselves in the best position to be hired, and thus become a more harmonious person.
Stress is a common occurrence in school, and while some people may try relaxation techniques such as Dahn Yoga in order to calm down, there are still measures that schools can take to ensure that those who attend are in a healthy mental state.
Students at Yale Law School were recently given a therapy dog named Monty in an effort to help them deal with stress, according to The New York Times. Since law school can be very demanding, students will be able to rent out Monty for a half hour in an effort to calm their nerves.
School officials noted the positive aspects that have been reported from pet therapy, which is why the school decided to start the program.
"It is well documented that visits from therapy dogs have resulted in increased happiness, calmness and overall emotional well-being," Blair Kauffman, the law librarian, wrote in an e-mail to students.
ABC News reports that the program is currently being run on a trial basis and that the school is encouraging student feedback to see if it should continue.
Ilchi Lee believes in personal growth for all people on Earth. Many modern-day songs can echo this sentiment as well, as one of the keys to change is believing in oneself and finding a life purpose.
This seems to be what made Katy Perry's song, Firework, her third number one Billboard hit of 2010. She has also said that the inspirational message in the song makes her believe that it is the most important one on the album.
"People are coming back and almost adopting it as their own anthem, and it's hard, I think, to write an anthem that's not cheesy, and I hope that this could be something in that category. I hope this could be one of those things where it's like, 'Yeah, I want to put my fist up and feel proud and feel strong," she told MTV News. "[Firework is] like the opus or my one song… cause it has a great beat. But it also has a fantastic message."
It may be a combination of Perry's vocals and the lyrics that drive that message home. She sings that everyone must find their own potential and "ignite the light and let it shine."
There are many different things that one needs to keep in mind at work such as fulfilling one's duties and dressing appropriately, however one's attitude is important to show one's personal growth.
A positive attitude can go a long way in the office as it can be infectious and can get other people motivated. Being ready to engage in challenges put in front of them, even if they might not be pleasant, can be vital to show people's managers that they are eager and ready to take on more responsibility.
Positive thinking can be one of the best ways to accomplish this as it will get one's mind set to the place where he or she can be the best employee possible.
Not only will having a positive attitude help impress one's managers and peers, but it can also help one discover a path to more positive changes in one's personal life, like being more respectful of their friends and family or participating in charity work.
Dahn Yoga breathing can help one become relaxed and develop the positive attitude that is needed to succeed in the business world.