Yoga in Birmingham refers to traditional physical, mental and spiritual disciplines, whose goal is the attainment of a state of perfect spiritual insight and tranquility. The word is associated with meditative practices in the East. The word is derived from a Sanskrit root which would mean to control or unite. Major branches of yoga in Hindu philosophy include Raja Yoga (is an eight-limbed concept relating to mind restraint), Karma Yoga (Yoga of action), Jnana Yoga (Yoga of knowledge), Bhakti Yoga (Yoga of devotion) and Hatha Yoga (purification of the physical body). Yoga is a system of active striving, mental discipline and dutiful action, and also introduces the conception of God.
By: Lee Ann Rush Those ubiquitous, multi-flavored individual coffee servings sold in plastic pods known as Keurig K-Cups might have been a clever and novel idea at first, but they are quickly becoming an environmental disaster. In 2014, billions of plastic K-Cups were sold; enough to circle the earth more than 10 times! As bad as that sounds, it gets..