Last weekend was Oregon Coast Crab-Campathon 2009 and was a ton of fun. We camped at Cape Lookout- which is a pretty spot (the beach is killer!) but definitely busy- too busy and too cramped for my style. I felt like we had people coming at us from all directions and the camp spots were just too close together. Anyway, our Oregon crabbing adventure led us to Netarts Bay just a few miles outside of Tillamook. I had driven by Netarts Bay… Continue
When Studio Blue instructors ask clients to think about their “pelvic floor,” they're talking about a set of muscles that runs between the two sitz bones, the tail, and the pubic bone. The pelvic floor has three muscle layers, and for the most effective workout, it’s important to exercise the entire complex through contraction and stretching.
To find the pelvic floor muscles, sit in a chair, or on a ball. Let your weight press through your sitz bones. The sitz bones are the boney… Continue
Added by Dan Walton on April 21, 2009 at 4:00pm —
The weather reports say we're gonna have an incredible weekend-- seventies and SUN! Yes, yes, yes- it is officially spring (finally!). The trees are full of leaves, the tulips are now blooming all over the place and I've seen more than my fair share of freshly mowed yards (a tell-tale sign of spring in my book). My daily bike rides are better as the days are getting warmer and I'm lovin' it. I'll spend this weekend down by Tillamook on the Oregon coast crabbing and fishing.… Continue
And we have extended our hours! Active Culture is now open at 11am on Monday-Saturday. I'd love to send out a discount to Portland Neighborhood members...respond to this post and I will send you a coupon!
Any and all info is welcomed readily. I plan to move in Spring of 2010. Why?
Well I was raised in LA, lived in Northern California for 6 years, then back to San Diego, been here 27 years. San Diego is a Technology City and a military City. Very expensive. A two bedroom apartment will cost you almost 1500.00, for a decent neighborhood. A 3 bedroom home, not new, about 300k to start. It's not where I want to stay the rest of my life. I need a more laid back place to live and don't mind the… Continue
Pilates is a mind body integration practice. For this reason, it is helpful to start the exercises with movements that seem small, but actually train the body to utilize deep muscles that are hard to reach any other way. These muscles, though, are essential to correctly doing Pilates movements. And they’re muscles you hear Studio Blue instructors referring to through classes and privates.
A set of muscles called the iliopsoas are some of the body’s deepest muscles. The psoas… Continue
Added by Dan Walton on April 11, 2009 at 4:00pm —
Ah, spring in Portland is an incredible thing, is it not? I am loving the Portland cherry trees in bloom, the millions of daffodils, the sunny and warm days and seeing everyone out enjoying the weather! Portland is a really active city- I tend to forget that until I hit the Tom McCall Waterfront esplanade on a fair weather afternoon and see the huge mass of walkers, runners, bikers, dog walkers and… Continue
Last week’s blog, discussed staying relaxed, concentrating, and using the Pilates’ breath to get the most of out of a Studio Blue workout. This week, the discussion continues. Thinking about the following before and during a workout will ensure that you receive Pilates full benefits.
• Check your alignment
• Coordinate your movements
• Create movement from your “center
• Make your movements flow
• Work to build your stamina
This may not be new news, but it really does get one thinking. 20% more is a lot of money if you think about the markets for disposable products such as soda bottles and plastic bags. If we can start using biodegradeable plastics it would be very feasible considering this study.
*Upgrading you lights to LEDs will greatly improve your home energy consumption
*Installing a PowerWorx in your home will improve the Power Factor of your whole home
*Installing Surge Protectors in key areas such as for Entertainment Systems, Computers, Work Space, and Workshops with save on phantom loads.
*VAWT-vertical axis wind turbines such as the UGE 4kw have very low start-up speeds for their class
Word of the Day: Thermosyphon- the equilibrium height of air within a contained area is proportional to the size ratio of a particle, which is effectively proportional to the heat. Thus the heat of air is proportional to the height within a contained area.
Thermosyphon= hot big float : cool small sink
We were at the Greener Homes and Gardens Expo and it was pretty awesome!
We are back from a glorius month in AZ--the weather was perfect and what do we get today? Nothing nice. Blizzard warnings with rain showers that will freeze. We will have to see how bad it will be tonight and tomorrow. I stayed away from computers the whole month of March so I could relax and let the world go by and it was such a nice retreat I might do it more often. Daughter and her family joined us during spring break and we had a whirlwind of activity--eating, shopping, swimming, Coyote… Continue
Hello, it's time for the weekly Portland blog with our Portland events rundown and more. I don't know about you, but I have been anticipating the nicer weather so I can start to plan my spring and summer Portland garden. I really want to do some serious vegetable gardening this year and it is already time to start planting certain things. But, with three dogs running around my yard trampling and destroying everything, I know I will have to do… Continue
Added by Lorri E. on April 4, 2009 at 8:00am —
The word “green” has evolved into much more than a reference to a color. It is beginning to convey a way of living, a state of technology and ultimately a point of harmony between modern humanity and our natural world. The word “renaissance” means rebirth and relates to arts and sciences. The effects of these events generally have profound changes on a society. Technology today is growing in a green direction and it is undeniable that all aspects of our modern lives are greatly influenced more… Continue
New Quilters excited to teach anyone wanting to learn how to quilt and / or learn how to run a Long Arm Quilting Machine. Classes for all - look for updated schedules on www.sibling-arts.com located in the St. John's Neighborhood.
We also conduct Group Classes for your club or organization!
For Groups - Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sibling Arts Studios also offers:
Bach Flower Remedies, Vintage Accessories, Awesome Hats, Bead Weaving / Bead Classes for all… Continue
Just a quick reminder to everyone that there are a number of nonprofits in Portland struggling along with the rest of us in this unfortunate economy. Please help relieve the tight budgets if you can... and have fun while you're at it!
We are starting a project in June that has a total budget of only $16,000, which will teach 20 youth in Peru about basic health and prevention, leadership skills, and project implementation. They will then be encouraged and supported as they carry out a… Continue