mizzjade:

werexwolf:

paulyyyd-666:

radicalspiirit:

stunningpicture:

This is how I proposed to my girlfriend - she said yes!




Ohmuhgawd.

mizzjade:

werexwolf:

paulyyyd-666:

radicalspiirit:

stunningpicture:

This is how I proposed to my girlfriend - she said yes!

Ohmuhgawd.

fitandskinny:

GIVEAWAY TIME

It’s giveaway time!!!

This time we have:

  • Rockwear tights in Strawberry and Mango
  • BSC Body Shaping Protein for women in Chocolate and Vanilla (I know I gave these away last time, but it’s so fantastic, had to do it again!)
  • JayBird BlueBuds X Premium Wireless Headphones
  • Pink Fitbit
  • Lululemon Top Speed Bra in Petite Fleur Silver Spoon
  • Nike Pro Compression Shorts in New Green/Liquid Lime
  • Pink Nike Free 3.0s
  • Contigo Waterbottle with Card/Key/Cash Compartment

What you have to do:

  • Be following me: http://fitandskinny.tumblr.com
  • Reblog as much as you want, but likes don’t count!
  • Winner doesn’t have to be a health and fitness blog, but it cannot be a blog that promotes unhealthy behaviour or eating disorders. Recovery blogs are fine. 
  • You have until May 15th, 2014!
  • Winner will be chosen with a random generator
  • Shoes, bra, tights and shorts will all be bought after the winner has told me their size.
  • This giveaway is open worldwide- I will ship anywhere.
  • Have your ask open so I can contact you if you win.
  • Winner will have 48 hours to respond to the message, otherwise another winner will be chosen.
  • Please do not remove this text or change the links, if it’s changed the reblogs from that will not be eligible.

Remember the more you reblog, the more entries you have! Good Luck!

beautifulpicturesofhealthyfood:

Tian Provençal - Named after the earthenware dish used for both serving and cooking, this French vegetable dish from Provence is one that will surely impress your guests. Eight ingredients is all it takes, plus a little artistic effort that makes it ever-so-pretty.

Baking it concentrates all of the flavours and celebrates these beautiful summer vegetables. If you’re not the artistic type, forego the radial pattern and layer the vegetables like a lasagne. It’ll be just as good…RECIPE

rachaeldee:

rachaeldee:

Yoga for hip openers

hello friends! ever since these photos of me started making the rounds on tumblr, the most common question i get asked is “what are hip openers?” so i thought i would make my next guide focused on that. hip openers are poses that help to loosen the muscles that connect to the hip joints. remember that these muscles are often very tight and be careful not to overstretch yourself. loosening the hips happens very very gradually. incorporating some of these poses into your yoga practice can help to achieve both front and side splits!

ps. i tried to put these in a coherent order so that you can flow through them with one leg, then go back and repeat the flow using the opposite leg! 

  • standing wide-legged forward fold - put your feet wider than shoulder width and bend forward while keeping the back as straight and flat as possible. you should feel the stretch in your hamstrings - hold for a few breaths, then rotate around to downward facing dog.
  • lizard pose - start in downward facing dog and raise one leg up behind you, then swing it through to place your foot next to your hand, on the outside. keep your front knee at a 90 degree angle and sink into a deep lunge, with your back knee on the floor and leg extended. you’ll feel this one in your back leg’s hip flexor (along your hip crease) and also deep in your front leg’s hip joint. 
  • pigeon pose - from lizard pose, move your hand to the outside of your front foot, keep the knee bent, and pull your foot across so it’s near the opposite hand. bend the knee as generously as you want - the closer it is to being parallel with your body, the deeper the stretch. rest here, or go down to your elbows, or even lay forward as you advance in the pose. hold for 5 breaths.
  • seated wide-legged forward fold - extend both legs wide as far as is comfortable. rest here, and then bend forward with a straight back. i also like to stretch by reaching toward one foot and then the other.
  • head-to-knee forward bend - extend one leg and bend the other at the knee. gently bring your head to your knee while keeping your back straight and your core engaged. if you can’t get down far, just keep your back straight and hold for 3-5 breaths.
  • wind relieving pose - come on to your back, bend one knee and interlace your fingers on your shin bone, about two inches below the knee. pull gently toward your body, keeping your back flush with the ground and engaging your core. you can also rotate your knee gently here.
  • happy baby pose - bend legs and grab for the inside of your heels, and try to keep your back completely flush with the mat - this will give you the deepest stretch in this pose! you can also roll a bit to massage your lower back. 
  • reclining goddess pose - release legs from happy baby and let them fall open to the floor. try to keep your lower back close to the ground and put arms wherever is comfortable. relax here and appreciate your fantastic body! 

hopefully this helps to answer some questions about hip openers! these the poses i focused on when i was trying to achieve the splits, but having loose hips can help with all kinds of other yoga poses and can also release a lot of tension from your lower back. happy hip-opening! :)

mat: Manduka Pro Black Sage

clothes: sports bra - lululemon flow Y IV, shorts - nike, hoodie - lululemon scuba, socks - smartwool

so happy you guys like this post! always funny when i’m on my own dash :) 

playboydreamz:

playboydreamz:

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playboydreamz:

playboydreamz:

Don’t have the extra cash to spare but still want to take college courses? Perhaps you have kids to teach or you weren’t able to finish High School? NO PROBLEM! I got you covered!! 

College Education Online for FREE!

www.khanacademy.org
“The Khan Academy is an organization on a mission. We’re a not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education for anyone anywhere.”

www.coursera.org
“We are a social entrepreneurship company that partners with the top universities in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free. We envision a future where the top universities are educating not only thousands of students, but millions. Our technology enables the best professors to teach tens or hundreds of thousands of students.”

http://www.udacity.com/
Learn. Think. Do.
Higher Education for Free

http://www.panaceauniversity.org/
Panacea is a registered non-profit organisation, dedicated to educational study and research. The Panacea University is the world’s first open source online university.

www.alison.com
“ALISON provides a new world of free online learning opportunity”
UNESCO Director General, Dr Irina Bokova
“ALISON opens up the world of knowledge offering new, flexible, and exciting ways to learn”
Dept. of Innovation, Universities & Skills, UK GOVT
“A Creative Model of Open Education for a Global Economy”
New York Times

http://www.w3schools.com/
At w3schools.com you will learn how to make a website. We offer free tutorials in all web development technologies.
Select a tutorial from the menu to the left.

http://www.codecademy.com/learn
Tracks are series of courses grouped to help you master a topic or language. Choose one to start learning!

http://ocw.mit.edu/
MIT OpenCourseWare Free Online Classes

http://academicearth.org/

Educators, need a resource for setting up a course online?
www.moodle.org
Moodle is an Open Source Course Management System (CMS), also known as a Learning Management System (LMS) or a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It has become very popular among educators around the world as a tool for creating online dynamic web sites for their students. To work, it needs to be installed on a web server somewhere, either on one of your own computers or one at a web hosting company.

www.zeri.org
Zero Emissions Research and Initiatives (ZERI) is a global network of creative minds, seeking solutions to the ever increasing problems of the world.
http://www.zeri.org/ZERI/The_Blue_Economy.html
Take part in their free educational course.

FULL COURSES & SEMINARS!! DON’T LET THIS PASS YOU BY!

bigeisamazing:

still my favorite vine

sassyyogi:

Yoga for Stiff Neck & Shoulders! (Full write-up on sassy-yogi.com!)

It has been ages since I have posted a yoga guide, and today’s guide is something that I have been doing almost every day since I started a desk job! As we spend long hours at our desk and computer, we tend to place a lot of tension in our neck, shoulder, and lower back.

Some of the poses that you can do to relieve the tension in your back and shoulders include: cow face pose, seated spinal twist, puppy stretch, thread the needle pose, seated side stretch, passive standing forward fold, downward facing dog, bridge pose, reclining spinal twist, and ending it off with a good ol’ shoulder stretch!

Full write-up of the different poses can be found in my brand new post on sassy-yogi.com, so be sure to check it out and comment if you have any other poses that you always do to relieve that ache in your neck!

Some things to note:

  1. Remember to breathe - inhalation to straighten your spine, exhalation to relax and deepen your stretch
  2. This is a relaxation sequence so please remember not to push yourself too hard! That can lead too additional stress in your shoulders and back instead.
  3. Feel free to stay in these poses for as long as you like, generally around 5 to 10 long and deep breaths per pose would be a good gauge <:

Have fun with this sequence, and let me know how it works for you! Namaste <3