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Friday, March 30, 2021

face time
That’s funny. A rundown of the anatomical targets in yoga technique doesn’t seem to mention exercises for the face.

So using yoga as an alternative to plastic surgery facelifts is, much like other forms of meditation, more of the mind than the body.

Want to sculpture and narrow your nose? Alternate breathing out of each nostril, Revita-Yoga teaches. Have crow’s-feet? Open the eyes wide to smooth the lines. As pale as the winter sky? A dose of downward dog can add color to the complexion while oxygenating the skin.

On the other hand, what about that old rule of thumb about not making weird, straining faces, lest your mug get stuck that way? It could throw off that desired “balanced facial symmetry”. But on the plus side, it would result in an instant moment of zen — which, ultimately, any good yoga regimen should accomplish.

by Costa Tsiokos, Fri 03/30/2007 08:30 AM
Category: Creative, Science
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Beijing is notorious for censoring select websites on a regional or national level. The ability of a government to block out big chunks of the Web should be a sobering reminder of how ultimately precarious the Internet’s access structure is (even if, as is often noted, there are workarounds to such blocks).

Wondering if your favorite site is on the Chinese forbidden list? Test the URL on Great Firewall of China. Several qualifications come with the Flash-based site, but it’s good enough for a quick eyeball.

It looks like this here blog is freely accessible in the People’s Republic. On the one hand, I’m glad to be available to the millions of online eyeballs in China. On the other, being on the verboten list of a repressive government would be an ersatz badge of honor; so maybe I should work on that.

by Costa Tsiokos, Fri 03/30/2007 08:19 AM
Category: Internet, Political
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