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Fitness events happening in Houston include Fusion Belly Dance and Tai Chi – Houston Chronicle

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Tai Chi

An internal Chinese martial art that focuses on slow, graceful movements and relaxed, meditative breathing. Open to all ages and levels. Participants must follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance on face coverings and maintain proper social distance at all times. 9 a.m. Sept. 3; Levy Park, 3801 Eastside;; This program will also debut on Levy Parks Facebook page and will be available for 24 hours.

Katy Back to School 5K Virtual Race

Race proceeds will benefit Ainsleys Angels of America. In addition to ensuring everyone can experience endurance events, Ainsleys Angels of America aims to build awareness about Americas special-needs community through inclusion in all aspects of life. Sept. 7; packet pickup will be held at the Villagio Town Center, 22764 Westheimer Parkway, Katy, Sept. 5-6;


Sprouts Farmers Market presents a free, in-person yoga class atDiscovery Green. No preregistration required. Participants mustbring a towel, water and a yoga mat. Masks are not required while exercising; circles painted on the lawn will help ensure 8 feet of distance. 6:30 p.m. Sept. 8; 1500 McKinney;

Fusion Belly Dance

Professional movement artist and instructor YET Torres combines dance movements with yoga to build flexibility and muscle tone. Masks are not required while exercising, circles painted on the lawn will help ensure 8 feet of distance. 6:30 p.m. Sept. 9; Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney;

Ana Khan is the calendar coordinator for the Houston Chronicle's features desk.

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Yoga Clothing Market 2020 by Company, Regions, Type and Application, Forecast to 2025 – Scientect

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon vs ThinkPad X1 Yoga: Which business laptop is best? – Laptop Mag

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If you want the best portable business laptop, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon and ThinkPad X1 Yoga should top your list. But which of these Lenovo laptops is right for you? The two slim notebooks are similar in many ways but a few important differences separate the clamshell laptop from its convertible relative.

Before we get into that, let's talk about why you should go with one of these ThinkPads. For one, they're both very portable, coming in at or under 3 pounds and 0.6 inches thick. They have great 1080p and 4K display options, and their 10th Gen Intel U-series CPUs deliver reliable performance. There are plenty of security features to protect your sensitive files and the laptops' military-tested chassis can withstand a beating.

There really isn't much we don't like about these laptops. But no siblings are exactly the same the X1 Yoga and X1 Carbon each have their own pros and cons. We'll run through the differences between these notebooks to help you determine which one is best for you.

These are some expensive business notebooks and get even pricier when you opt for a vPro CPU.

The X1 Carbon has a pricing edge on the Yoga with the base model selling for $1,331. It comes with a 1080p display, an Intel Core i5-10210U CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. An X1 Yoga with the same specs goes for $1,439.

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From there, you can customize each laptop to your needs. I reviewed two configs of both laptops. The cheaper X1 Carbon I reviewed costs $1,745 and has a 14-inch, 1080p display, an Intel Core i5-10310U ( with vPro) CPU, 8GB of RAM, a 256GB SSD and a few optional upgrades (IR camera, Windows 10 Pro).

Our 4K model with a Core i7-10610U ( with vPro) CPU, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD costs $2,322. It's one of the most expensive options, only cheaper than the 1TB config, which costs an extra $268.

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Our less expensive ThinkPad X1 Yoga unit goes for $1,670 and comes with an Intel Core i5-10310U CPU, 16GB of RAM, a 256GB SSD and a 1080p display. The pricier version we tested costs a wallet-busting $2,106 and is equipped with a Core i7-10610U CPU (with vPro), 16GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD and a 4K panel.

Winner: ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Take a picture: it's a ThinkPad face-off with two distinct-looking laptops! Lenovo mixed things up last year when the X1 Yoga ditched the carbon fiber for aluminum.

The Slate Gray metal chassis looks great, but I prefer the soft-touch carbon fiber on the ThinkPad X1 Carbon; the smooth matte-black surface adds a touch of luxury and feels nice on your wrists when you're typing.

One objective advantage for the Yoga is its flexible 2-in-1 form factor; you can flip the X1 Yoga's display back and turn the laptop into a tablet or position it in tent mode.

Apart from the materials and form factors, the ThinkPad X1 Yoga and ThinkPad X1 Carbon have similar designs. They flaunt everything you'd expect from a ThinkPad: discrete touchpad buttons with red trim, a red pointing stick, and the red-illuminated "i" on the lid.

Both laptops are tested to military-grade durability and offer plenty of security features, including a webcam cover, a fingerprint sensor and facial recognition via Windows Hello.

Lenovo had to use heavier components to get the X1 Yoga to flip around. As a result, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is the more portable laptop at 2.4 pounds compared to the 3-pound ThinkPad X1 Yoga

Winner: ThinkPad X1 Carbon

The X1 Yoga and X1 Carbon have the same ports and the selection is pretty good. My only gripe is the lack of an SD card, which Lenovo removed in the previous models.

On the left side of these laptops are two Thunderbolt 3 ports, a USB 3.2 Type-A input, an HDMI 1.4, a network extension for Ethernet and docking, and a headphone/mic jack. On the right side are a second USB 3.2 Type-A port and a Kensington lock.

Winner: Draw

Among the many similarities between those two laptops are the display options. We tested two of the three available displays, a 1080p screen and a 4K panel (the third option is a 1440p panel).

The two laptops seem to use the same displays based on my side-by-side comparison and our benchmark tests. Whichever one you choose, expect a sharp picture with vivid colors and a screen that's bright enough to use outdoors.

According to our colorimeter, the 1080p panels on the ThinkPad X1 Yoga and ThinkPad X1 Carbon cover nearly the same range on the sRGB color gamut, at 102% and 101%, respectively. The 4K screens are more vivid at 133% for the X1 Yoga and 135% for the X1 Carbon. The small differences in these scores are insignificant.

When it comes to brightness, the 1080p panel on the ThinkPad X1 Yoga gets up to 404 nits whereas the X1 Carbon's FHD screen reached 368 nits. At 488 nits, the Yoga's 4K option beams with about the same intensity as the 4K panel on the X1 Carbon (498 nits).

Winner: Draw

"Um, these are the same keyboards," my wife said when I asked her to confirm my suspicions. That's great news because we both really like the ways these keys feel. There is a strong tactile click that you won't get on other ultrathin laptops and the keys do all the work, bouncing your fingers from one letter to the next.

The key layouts are also the same, which is good and bad. My fruitless campaign to get Lenovo to swap the Fn and Ctrl keys to their normal position continues. I've gotten used to this layout from reviewing ThinkPads over the years, but I prefer Ctrl as the bottom-left-most key so I can instinctively execute shortcuts (like ctrl + c for copy).

I have no other qualms about the placement of the keys the arrow keys are easy to find and there are useful mute and accept/deny call shortcuts for video conferencing.

These two systems use the same 4 x 2.3-inch touchpad. It's responsive but too small for those with mozzarella stick fingers like myself. Some people buy ThinkPads for the little rubber nub sandwiched in the keyboard; this pointing stick, found on both models, is useful if you want to keep your fingers on the home row while controlling the cursor and discrete left/right-click buttons.

The biggest advantage the X1 Yoga has over the X1 Carbon is its flexible design. As a 2-in-1, the X1 Yoga can convert into a tablet when you need to present content or use touch navigation. And instead of making you tap your oily fingers on the screen, the X1 Yoga comes with a stylus housed within a slot on the right edge of the laptop. It's a super convenient feature although the stylus itself is thin and uncomfortable to hold if you have large hands.

Winner: ThinkPad X1 Yoga

You won't notice much of a performance gap between these laptops as they employ similar components, including 10th Gen Intel Comet Lake CPUs and up to 16GB of RAM. It's no wonder they traded punches in our benchmarking tests.

Before we get into those, let's look at the specs. Again, we reviewed two versions of the X1 Yoga and X1 Carbon: one with a Core i5-10310U CPU with vPro and another with a Core i7-10610U CPU with vPro. Keep in mind, both X1 Yoga models came with 16GB of RAM, but the Core i5 X1 Carbon had only 8GB, so it's not a perfect apples-to-apples comparison.

On the Geekbench 5 overall performance test, the Core i7 ThinkPad X1 Carbon scored a 3,939, just edging out the equivalent ThinkPad X1 Yoga (3,878). Similarly, when looking at the Core i5 models, the X1 Carbon (3,597) beat the X1 Yoga (3,567) by a hair despite having less memory.

These two stealthy business notebooks were neck-and-neck in our real-world video transcoding test, which asks them to convert a 4K clip to 1080p using the Handbrake app. Starting with the Core i7 models, the ThinkPad X1 Yoga needed 19 minutes and 22 seconds whereas the ThinkPad X1 Carbon needed 18:29.

The X1 Carbon had the edge when we compared the Core i5 models, completing the task in 19 minutes and 51 seconds, whereas the ThinkPad X1 Yoga finished after 20:28.

A quick look in the Device Manager shows the same Samsung SSD in the ThinkPad X1 Carbon and ThinkPad X1 Yoga, which explains why our file transfer test ended in a virtual tie. It took 53 seconds for the 256GB PCIe NVMe SSD in the ThinkPad X1 Yoga to duplicate a 25GB multimedia file, equating to a transfer rate of 503.7 megabytes per second. The X1 Carbon with a 256GB SSD took 5 seconds longer for a rate of 462.9 MBps. The 512GB PCIe NVMe drives in both our pricier systems took 26 seconds at a blistering rate of 1,044.7 MBps.

With Intel UHD graphics, the X1 Carbon and X1 Yoga struggle to run any graphics-intensive tasks, whether that be gaming or heavy video editing. All four systems the Core i5 and Core i7 versions of the X1 Carbon and X1 Yoga ran Dirt 3 at around 30 frames per second, toeing the line of our minimum playability threshold.

Winner: Draw

This is another close round but the ThinkPad X1 Yoga finally gets its first win. With a runtime of 11 hours and 30 minutes on our battery test (continuous web browsing over Wi-Fi at 150 nits), the 1080p X1 Yoga narrowly outlasted the X1 Carbon (10:45). Those, I should mention, are both excellent results.

Even the 4K models put up some respectable runtimes, although they stopped short of our preferred 8-hour mark. The X1 Yoga endured for 7 hours and 28 minutes while the X1 Carbon fell a song short, at 7:23.

Winner: ThinkPad X1 Yoga

The X1 Carbon outscored its flexible twin by the narrowest of margins. It's incredible how similar these two laptops are, but the X1 Carbon got the win for having a lighter chassis and a lower starting price than the X1 Yoga.

But just because the ThinkPad X1 Carbon scored a point higher in this face-off doesn't mean it's the best option for you. If you want to use your laptop in tablet mode or with a stylus, the X1 Yoga is the best 2-in-1 business laptop and the obvious choice between these two.

Which would I buy? I'm fine with a traditional clamshell laptop so I'd go with the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. It is considerably lighter than the X1 Yoga and I prefer the matte finish over the aluminum on the Yoga. That said, I'd be happy with either as they are both top business laptops with very few shortcomings.

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Kangana Ranaut strikes a yoga pose as she shares photo from her ‘most favourite time of the day’ – PINKVILLA

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Starting off Friday on a positive and healthy note, Kangana Ranaut shared a picture of herself practising yoga in the outdoors amidst lush greenery.

Ever since Kangana Ranaut made her debut and joined Twitter officially, the actress has been sharing fun photos of herself almost every other morning. Just a few days ago, Kangana posed for the camera in a stunning outfit and shared photos. Today, Kangana took to Twitter to reveal which is her 'most favourite time of the day'. Starting off Friday on a positive and healthy note, Kangana struck a yoga pose.

Taking to Twitter, she shared a picture of herself practising yoga in the outdoors amidst some lush greenery. She captioned it in Hindi saying, "Yoga, the most favorite time of my day, I always say that happiness of the whole world is on one side and the happiness of a healthy body is one side. I wish God blessings on all of us as well as blessings of a healthy body and mind."

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Speaking about Kangana's Twitter presence, the actress took on a battle with many on Thursday as she blocked Farah Khan Ali and Kubbra Sait. Kangana also slammed Shiv Sena's Sanjay Raut for his remarks as well as shot back at Renuka Shahane's tweet.

It all started when Sena's Sanjay Raut said that if Kangana is sacred of Mumbai Police she shouldn't come back to Mumbai. Hitting back to Raut, Kangana said, "Sanjay Raut Shiv Sena leader has given me an open threat and asked me not to come back to Mumbai, after Aazadi graffitis in Mumbai streets and now open threats, why Mumbai is feeling like Pakistan occupied Kashmir?"

Renuka then criticised Kangana for calling Mumbai as PoK. "Dear @KanganaTeam Mumbai is the city where your dream of becoming a Bollywood star has been fulfilled, one would expect you to have some respect for this wonderful city. It's appalling how you compared Mumbai with POK!"

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Yoga on the riverfront returns – Wilkes Barre Times-Leader

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July 05, 2020

EDWARDSVILLE It was good to be together again.

A group of friends gathered in one backyard Sunday and had a cookout

Social distancing was practiced. People wore masks.

But we all knew each other.

We had great food and great conversation. We laughed, we joked, we caught up with each other.

This is a group not unlike many that held similar gatherings over the July 4th weekend. These are gatherings born of lifelong friendships and family.

These sort of events have been a part of the fabric of America for generations. I fondly recall my parents taking me to these type events where people brought food, had a few adult beverages, played cards, laughed and enjoyed celebrating Americas birthday.

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we live. We all crave for that return to normalcy that we cherished for all our lives.

And its been a difficult pandemic to say the least. The contagion level of the coronavirus is higher than any before. People can be exposed, not realize they are carrying it and transmit it to others, many who are extremely susceptible to the effects of COVID-19.

So we must be cognizant of this when we venture out in public. We may feel we are invincible, but we are not. And I have witnessed the effort being put forth by most.

So when we gather, we protect ourselves from the virus and we protect our friends and family.

And thats really what friendship and family are all about.

Even with our masks on and social distancing, we still got to see each other, talk to each other and enjoy each other.

And on this July 4th weekend, there were more fireworks emanating from backyards that I have ever seen before. With apologies to all the pets out there, the fireworks were an expression of celebration of gatherings that people not only wanted, but really needed.

I truly believe that this pandemic will pass and a vaccine/cure will be found. Its just that we dont know when that day will come. So until it does arrive, we must remain diligent in practicing those mitigation tools we have been taught.

This group of ours is a vibrant group. We enjoy doing things together. One of our favorites is the annual dance at Irem Temple pavilion with Joe Nardone & the All Stars and Eddie Day and the Starfires. Sadly, this event that annually attract 700-plus, may not be held.

I will also miss the annual Plymouth Alive Kielbasa Festival that provides so much fun and renewal each year. And Plymouth Alive raises money that is put back into the community.

Same with other events like the Edwardsville Pierogi Festival, not to forget all those bazaars of churches and fire companies.

It will all return, we just dont know when.

And we will again celebrate together have fun again together.

But one thing Sundays gathering at our friend Deidre and Franks home proved one thing remains crystal clear.

No pandemic can ever change the love we all have for each other.

Good food, good friends, good conversation, great fireworks, great time.

That will always be with us all.

July 05, 2020

Jason Carr bought a small corner lot on Catlin Avenue in Wilkes-Barre in 2016 because it was only $500 and adjacent to a single-family residential structure he already owned.

The 0.17-acre lot, which Carr said is too small to house a building, was available cheap because it had been abandoned by the prior owner and wasnt sold in popular Luzerne County back-tax auctions. The county typically has about 1,000 of these repository properties up for grabs, and taxing bodies are eager to unload them.

Assuming he was stuck with the countys $10,000 real estate tax assessment on the lot, Carr said he almost fell off the chair at a county government meeting earlier this year when officials discussed a state law covering repository property assessments.

This statute says the purchase price of repository properties shall be deemed to be the fair market value of the property for tax assessment purposes.

Carr argued this means the county should have automatically reduced the assessed value to the price paid in his case $500.

Instead, the county has required property owners to file assessment appeals to receive a reduction. The county also set the minimum repository assessment at $1,000 as part of the countywide reassessment that took effect in 2009.

County lawyers continue to vehemently maintain the county is in compliance with the law because the statute refers to fair market value instead of expressly stating the purchase price must become the assessed value.

Fair market value does not necessarily equal the appropriate tax assessment, which is why an appeal is required, the county administration says.

Nevertheless, the county administration has decided assessors office procedures would be simplified if the assessment change is automatic. Starting Sept. 1, the repository purchase price will be the assessed value, county Manager C. David Pedri recently announced.

Carr questioned if this new directive will be applied retroactively.

The administration said it will not, which leaves a legal challenge as the only recourse for purchases before that date.

Convinced the Sept. 1 change is what the county should have been doing all along, Carr said he is exploring legal options and has contacted government investigatory agencies attempting to force officials to lower his assessment to $500 dating back to the 2016 purchase.

A Saylorsburg resident who owns multiple rental properties in the county, Carr said its a bigger issue than his own purchase because he has identified many other vacant lots purchased from the repository that still contain the original assessments.

Carr also believes the county should have informed property owners of its requirement to file assessment appeals to qualify for the reduction, particularly because hes found at least 18 other counties that have been making the assessment change automatically.

Repository buyers are helping taxing bodies by taking ownership of properties that had been deserted and maintaining them, Carr said.

The repository assessment issue has come up before.

In 2017, New York resident Alex Zbinovsky said he cant proceed with plans to fix up a former Wilkes-Barre factory he bought for $500 from the repository in 2013 until the assessment issue is addressed.

The assessment on the 43,000-square-foot brick property at 447 New Grove St. is $225,000.

His attorney, William Vinsko, said last week that litigation is still pending on the matter. Vinsko has long argued the county should have automatically lowered the assessment to the repository purchase price and said he still holds that position.

The county assessment appeals board had issued a ruling in April 2013 keeping the New Grove property assessment at $673,100. The board reduced the value to $225,000 in September 2014 but declined a further reduction, records show.

Most properties that land in the repository are rundown structures, land slivers or large undeveloped parcels with access problems or other hurdles, officials have said. The properties can be purchased at any time, and a list of those available is updated regularly and posted at

In a separate issue related to these properties, councils real estate committee also is recommending repository purchases be increased from $500 to $1,000 if a parcel contains a structure, with land-only properties remaining at $500. Council is set to vote on the proposed purchase price change this month.

July 05, 2020

WILKES-BARRE The Pennsylvania Department of Health Sunday reported six new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Luzerne County and no new deaths.

Those numbers bring the total cases to 2,956 and the death count remains at 178.

In Lackawanna County, there are 1,733 confirmed cases and 207 deaths; in Monroe County, there are 1,436 cases and 109 deaths.

The Department of Health Sunday confirmed that there are 479 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 89,854. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19.

There are 6,753 total deaths attributed to COVID-19, an increase of 4 new deaths reported.

Mask wearing is required in all businesses and whenever leaving home. Consistent mask-wearing is critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19.

There are 634 patients who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or a high-risk exposure, which are considered probable cases and not confirmed cases.

There are 734,846 patients who have tested negative to date.

Of the patients who have tested positive to date the age breakdown is as follows:

Nearly 1% are ages 0-4;

1% are ages 5-12;

Nearly 3% are ages 13-18;

Nearly 8% are ages 19-24;

Nearly 37% are ages 25-49;

24% are ages 50-64; and

Nearly 27% are ages 65 or older.

Most of the patients hospitalized are ages 65 or older, and most of the deaths have occurred in patients 65 or older.

In nursing and personal care homes, there are 17,923 resident cases of COVID-19, and 3,346 cases among employees, for a total of 21,296 at 709 distinct facilities in 52 counties.

Out of our total deaths, 4,592 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities.

Approximately 6,806 of our total cases are in health care workers.

For the latest information for individuals, families, businesses and schools, visit Responding to COVID-19 on

Currently, all 67 counties are in the green phase of reopening.

July 05, 2020

Luzerne Countys administration recently started collective bargaining negotiations with the detective union, which is operating under a contract that expires the end of this year, said county Administrative Services Division Head David Parsnik.

Only one expired county union contract is still outstanding with the assistant district attorneys/public defenders, Parsnik said.

Binding arbitration became necessary with those workers because both sides reached an impasse negotiating a new contract to replace one that expired the end of 2018, officials have said.

Parsnik said he has no idea when the arbitrators decision will be completed and released to the county.

Courthouse eatery

The Center City Cafs recent opening in the county courthouse basement cafeteria has been a phenomenal success, said county Manager C. David Pedri.

Workers and visitors at the courthouse on River Street in Wilkes-Barre can dine in, with social distancing enforced, or pick up their orders, Pedri said.

He recently enjoyed a salad there and said the prices are reasonable.

The food is delicious. The people love it, Pedri said.

Council approved the lease to business owner YonKondy Enterprises LLC in March. The business will pay monthly rent of $500 for the first half of the five-year contract and $525 for the second half.

Wedding rental

After cancellations due to the coronavirus pandemic, the county has booked its first courthouse wedding in months a small ceremony on July 11, Pedri said.

Information on holding weddings at the facility is posted on the building/grounds department section at

Tax sale

Luzerne Countys popular main Aug. 13 free-and-clear delinquent tax auction has been postponed to Nov. 5, according to Sean Shamany, a representative of county tax-claim operator Elite Revenue Solutions LLC.

This final-stage sale typically draws crowds because liens and back taxes are no longer attached.

Shamany said the rescheduling does not stem from coronavirus-related limitations on large gatherings because Elite could space people apart and limit attendees to registered bidders with no spectators. County tax sales are held at the Kings College auxiliary gym on North Main Street in Wilkes-Barre.

Instead, Shamany said the concern is fitting in all required court hearings tied to the auction while judges work to catch up on cases backlogged because of the pandemic.

There are no plans at this time to delay the Sept. 24 upset sale, which is a first stage auction, Shamany said.

Write-in votes

Luzerne County primary election voters can get a glimpse of why it took the county Election Board days to count write-in votes.

The final June 2 election results, posted on the main page at, now include the extensive list of nominees voters wrote down instead of selecting contenders on the ballot.

On both the Republican and Democratic sides in the presidential race, for example, numerous other names were entered. Among the unsuccessful nominees were docuseries tiger owner Joe Exotic, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Elon Musk and Bishop Joseph Bambera.

In all seriousness, names entered in jest slow up the processing of votes, particularly with the increase in mail-in ballots requiring the Election Board to decipher handwriting instead of reading letters typed on an electronic voting machine.

Each new write-in name also had to be manually entered into the voting results system during the review process.

July 05, 2020

Luzerne and Lackawanna counties are working with a consultant to develop a regional blueprint for transportation, land preservation and development and other issues facing their communities for years to come.

Recommended every decade, the last comprehensive bi-county plan was released in 2012.

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The Seventh Annual Yoga on the Roof was held Saturday morning at the Marketplace at Steamtown.

SCRANTON, Pa. One Fourth of July tradition in the Electric City looked a little different this year.

The Seventh Annual Yoga on the Roof was held Saturday morning at the Marketplace at Steamtown.

The number of attendees had to be cut in half to allow for safe social distancing and participants were asked to wear a mask until practice began.

"I'm just so happy that so many people came. I think we all needed a break it's been a long lockdown and the news is challenging but we work very hard to make sure that it would be namaste stay six feet away."

The yoga class costs $10 and all the money benefits the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic's educational programs.

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Exercising body and mind: Yoga studios reopen – WBNG-TV

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JOHNSON CITY (WBNG) -- Yoga Body Shop in Johnson City reopened its doors Saturday.

Owner Linda Sambursky said the studio was approved to open through the Department of Labor, as yoga instruction falls under phase three.

Like many local businesses, Yoga Body Shop has been closed since mid-March.

"It was scary," said Sambursky. "Not knowing if you could pay your bills, not knowing if your members were going to stick with you, not knowing if they were going to come back. It was just really scary."

Sambursky says they found out they could reopen for in-person classes, just one day before the reopening.

"We had everything ready. We were ready to go," says Sambursky.

A number of changes have been made to keep clients and staff safe. Clients receive a temperature check upon entering, and must be below 98.6. Everyone must wear a mask, until settled on their mat.

There is no physical interaction between instructors and clients, and classes have been significantly reduced. The main room has a maximum capacity of 75 people, but is now cut down to 24.

Yoga Body Shop offered virtual classes throughout the pandemic, and the virtual option is still available for clients who don't feel comfortable coming to the studio just yet.

While being closed was challenging, Sambursky says she's thankful for the ability to teach classes in-person, once again.

"Everything has a purpose and things are starting to slowly open and we're very grateful to open, and continue supporting the community."

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Obtaining a six-pack or achieving the flat stomach of your dreams doesn't necessarily mean spending the rest of your days performing crunches or repping out sit-ups in a dark corner of your local gym, when gyms reopen.

Yoga, often perceived as a spiritual undertaking to cleanse the mind, is also fantastic for building overall strength, especially when it comes to the core muscles. We think it's one of the top 5 reasons you should try yoga, other than the attractive athleisure-wear buying opportunities it brings. In fact, it plays a starring role in our drive to help you get fit in 2020, and it's a great way to find out how to get a six pack.

Hannah Barrett (@yoga_girl_london), a yoga instructor, author and health and fitness specialist, believes yoga is the perfect way to increase happiness, while improving overall fitness levels and strength.

"This quick workout aims to fire up your core with five of my favourite yoga-inspired core-burning drills. They will help you build strength, power up your practice and work up a sweat. No need for gym equipment, just roll out your mat and put on some favourite tunes," she says.

On top of this, Hannah believes working the core is the best way to move from her basic yoga for beginners workout to more complex yoga moves.

"If youre looking to get into arm balances and inversions, or simply hold these moves for longer, then strong core muscles are key.

"They also can help alleviate back pain, improve posture and keep the stomach toned. This fiery sequencebuilds yourcorefrom the inside out," she says.

Also, make sure you follow Hannah on Instagram for plenty more tips, workout videos and expert advice to get you feeling chilled and improving fitness levels.

Find you inner Zen with this yoga workout

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"Focus on moving mindfully with your breath and keeping a strong core to help you control the movements. Listen to your body and take it to the level that is right for you. It is always possible to adapt the moves slightly to work with your level of strength and flexibility," she says

Yoga Burpees

Main muscles targeted: Deep core, quads, glutes, hamstrings and shoulders

Start at the top of the mat, feet slightly wider than hip width and at 45 degree angles. Now, exhale and slowly sit the hips down towards the mat into a 'yogi squat'. Keep the chest lifted and the core engaged.

Place the hands on the floor in front of you, shoulder distance apart. Jump the feet back to plank and then jump straight back into the yogi squat (keeping the core strong and a gentle bend in the elbows). You can always step the feet backward instead of jumping, if required.

Inhale and pushing through the balls of the feet and engaging the glutes, return to standing position for one rep. Repeat this ten times.

A quick look at yoga's version of a classic burpee

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Chair to Warrior 3

Main muscles targeted: Deep core, quads, glutes, hamstrings and shoulders

Start in chair pose, sit the hips back and squeeze the glutes. Inhale lifting the right knee up towards the chest.

Now exhale, sending the right foot back behind you, folding the torso forward until the right leg is fully extended behind you, leg fully engaged and hips square to the floor.

Straighten the left leg, pressing firmly into the big toe and spreading the weight over the entire foot. Inhale and bring the right knee forwards, bending into the left leg and returning to one legged chair with hands at the heart centre.

Exhale, returning the foot to the floor and arms above the head into one-legged chair. Repeat ten times and then switch legs and repeat.

The complex but worth it Chair to Warrior 3

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Down Dog Flow

Main muscles targeted: core, quads, hamstrings, calves, lats and shoulders

Starting in downward facing dog, lift the seat bones up, keeping the spine long and moving the chest towards the thighs. Draw the heels towards the ground and actively press into the hand, externally rotating the upper arms to widen the shoulder blades away from the spine. Engage the core by hugging navel to spine, keeping the ribs drawn in.

Inhale and reach the right leg to the sky pointing through the toes engaging the glutes and keeping the hips square. This is three legged dog.

As you exhale, pull the right knee in towards the nose and hinge the weight forward, so the shoulders are over the wrists. Push the ground away, rounding the back and keeping the core super strong.

Inhale back to three legged dog and repeat ten times. Return to downward facing dog and repeat with the left leg.

Downward Dog Flow works lots of muscle groups

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Side Plank Leg Lifts

Main muscles targeted - Glute med, external obliques, deep core and shoulders

Begin in a side plank with the left arm to the sky. Stack the hips and draw the waist upwards, pushing firmly through the right hand to stabilise the shoulder. There is also the option to drop the lower knee to make it easier.

Keep the hips facing forwards and stacked as you inhale and lift the top leg up and exhale to lower the leg back down. Repeat for ten reps and then repeat on the opposite side.

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Dead Bugs

Main muscles targeted - deep core, deltoids, hip flexors

Begin on your back with the arms raised, fingers pointing to the ceiling. Bring the knees up over the hips, bent at 90-degrees with the shins parallel to the floor.

Now engage the core. There should only be a small gap between the lower back and the ground, which should stay the same size throughout this exercise.

Exhale and at the same time, slowly lower the right arm backwards and the left leg forwards, also lowering it and extending the knee until they are both hovering off the floor. Keep the core engaged, making sure the lower back isn't overarching. If it this is too intense, drop one foot to the ground and do one side at a time.

Inhale and slowly return to the starting position and repeat with the opposite side. Repeat ten times on each side.

Hannah demonstrates the 'Dead Bugs' pose

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Rewari: A two-day international webinar on Yoga, Ayurveda and Immunity over the theme of role of yoga, pranayam and ayurveda in improving immunity to fight Covid was organised by Indira Gandhi University (IGU). The webinar commenced with a keynote speech of Yogacharya Dr Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani, Director, Centre for Yoga Therapy, Education and Research, Pondicherry, while MP Dharambir Singh put his practical approach to fight hard times, in a simple but effective manner. Vice-Chancellor Prof SK Gakhar said more than 1,000 participants from 16 states across the country ranging from Jammu and Kashmir to Tamil Nadu and West Bengal to Gujarat participated in the event.

Tributes paid to former PM

Kurukshetra: Kurukshetra University Registrar Dr Bhagwan Singh Chaudhary said the ideals of Bharat Ratna and former Prime Minister Gulzari Lal Nanda need to be held in life. A person who adopts his virtues will surely achieve his goal, he said. He spoke on the behalf of Gulzari Lal Nanda Ethics-Philosophy Centre Museum and Library at a function organised to commemorate the birth anniversary of Gulzari Lal Nanda on Saturday. Earlier, a havan yajna was performed. Dr Chaudhary, KDB CEO Gagandeep Singh and other dignitaries paid floral tributes at Nandas virtuous tomb. The Registrar said Bharat Ratna Nanda contributed significantly to the development of Kurukshetra. Dr SM Mishra, Director of the centre, explained various activities of the centre.

Online group discussion

Hisar: The Training and Placement Cell of Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology, Hisar, organised an online group discussion (GD) contest under its fortnightly virtual speakathon programme. In all 27 students of various departments participated in the online GD. Pankaj Chaudhary, Director, TIMES, Hisar, was the chief judge of the event assisted by Rajneesh from TIMES and Dr Savita, Associate Professor from the Haryana School of Business. The programme started with orientation about How to participate effectively in GD by Pankaj Chaudhary. He said in most of the placements or admissions, GDs are used as an elimination process and therefore it was important to be good in it. He said using GD tool assessor judges the communication skills, knowledge of the topic, confidence, content, interpersonal skills, maturity, problem solving skill, leadership skill, body language and creativity of the candidates.

Developers of Desi Kalakar lauded

Hisar: Students of Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology, Hisar, Kishan, Rahul and Rohit who passed out BTech IT in 2017 were lauded for developing an App named Desi Kalakar on which various small videos can be downloaded/uploaded for entertainment purpose. One more student namely Sushant of same batch of the university is also associated with them. The app is a challenging alternate of TikTok which has been recently banned by the Government of India. This already has 21,000 downloads and has got 4.8 ratings. The team of these students is very conscious to take views of the users for making it more user-friendly. Prof Tankeshwar Kumar, Vice-Chancellor, Prof Harbhajan Bansal, Registrar, Prof Usha Arora, Dean Academic Affairs, Prof Dharminder Kumar, Chairperson, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Partap Singh Malik, Director, Training & Placement Cell and Prof Sunita Srivastava, Department of Physics, congratulated the students. The VC assured them of any help required to extend the development of the application.

Webinar on research methodology

Mahendragarh: The Central University of Haryana (CUH) in collaboration with the Indian Council of Social Science and Research (ICSSR), New Delhi, and Students for Holistic Development of Humanity organised a week-long workshop on Research methodology. RSS Seh-prachar Pramukh Sunil Ambekar while addressing the participants as chief guest said amid the pandemic, time had come to proceed towards self-reliance and to do research on subjects that prove helpful in highlighting the way to relief in contemporary conditions.

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It has been five years since the United Nations started observing International Yoga Day. During this brief time, yoga as a practice has gained an astonishing amount of acknowledgement and popularity.

Most nations have acknowledged that yoga boosts physical health, and stimulates emotional and intellectual growth.

Similar to Ayurveda, yoga is a priceless boon the world has received from the ancient rishis of Bharat.

The meaning of the word yoga is coming together or joining. Yoga brings together our body, breath, mind and awareness in the proper way.

If we can control our body, we will be able to control our breath. If we can control our breath, we will be able to control our mind. If we can control the mind, we will be able to rise to self-realisation.

This is the way of yoga. It uses gross elements to control subtle elements. Then using these subtle elements, it controls even subtler ones.

In this way, it continues to control subtler and subtler elements. Our ancient rishis teach us that by gaining victory over the body, mind and intellect, yoga can help us attain completeness.

Even if one is unable to achieve completeness, yoga still plays a great role in daily life. Perhaps most importantly, it can help keep us in good health.

Yoga can help us purify our inner faculties, glands and nerves, and promote their smooth functioning.

In everyday life, too, yoga helps to increase our efficiency, health and happiness. In these modern times, when lifestyle diseases and mental illness are on the rise, the relevance of yoga continues to steadily increase.

The average human lifespan has increased, aided by new medicines and treatment options. However, our health is declining due to poor lifestyle choices.

Good health is not the mere absence of disease; it is the ability to work for long hours without tiring, having mental peace, clear memory and a sharp intellect. Yoga is a practical system through which we can achieve this.

There is a difference between physical health and mental health. While the body needs exercise and movement to keep fit, the mind needs to remain still. However, in modern society, work requiring the body is decreasing, and the thoughts and agitations of the mind are growing.

This is harmful to the body and mind. Yoga is a scientific system that helps us increase the efficiency and agility of the body and the mind. Surya Namaskara and other asanas, meditation and pranayama are all part of this.

Through pranayama and other asanas, one can balance the bodys prana-sakti and through this, we can improve our health. In addition to this, yoga asanas and meditation relax the body, calm the mind and still its thoughts.

People can choose the technique that suits them best. In these trying times, when coronavirus is threatening the entire world, yoga is even more relevant than ever. It is when humanitys immunity decreases that such diseases are able to take root in society. Yoga, on the other hand, is a good way to enhance our bodys immunity.

For yoga to be effective and provide us with strong immunity, we also have to follow a proper diet. If even one person in the home learns yoga, they will be able to teach everyone else in the family. If everyone in the home practices yoga and meditation, the entire atmosphere of the home will be transformed.

For this to happen though, the principle behind yoga has to be understood as well. Then, conflicts will decrease. Love and cooperation will increase.

There is one more thing that Amma would like to stress. Yoga is not like an ordinary physical exercise routine that you practice for one or two hours a day. It is a comprehensive way of life that gives a high level of importance to dharmic values and principles.

Yoga brings success in both material life as well as in spiritual life. Whichever spiritual path you pursue, yoga will definitely help you.

Regardless of the country, human nature remains the same. Therefore, the practice of yoga can help one and all, irrespective of nationality or religion.

May we be able to use this priceless wealth bestowed on the human race by the ancient rishis of Bharat in the right way.

(The writer is a world-renowned spiritual leader and humanitarian)

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