My cherry tree waited until after the snow fall last weekend to begin blossoming.

My brother’s new Pilates studio in Santa Fe. I am training with him regularly. I have been doing Pilates since 1997 and have worked with half a dozen different trainers and Stefan is the best, no question. The studio is great and very thoughtfully put together, comfortable and as organic as possible.

Today we worked out to Bloom – Brian Eno’s iPhone/iPod Touch appliction that generates music. Perfect background, soft, non-rhythmic sounds that feel like a field, not music…

Atlas Pilates
825-D Early Street
Santa Fe NM 87505
The phone number is on the door…

Obese 4-year-olds

Mobile News Network
A striking new study says almost 1 in 5 American 4-year-olds is obese, and the rate is alarmingly higher among American Indian children, with nearly a third of them obese. Researchers were surprised to see differences by race at so early an age.

Air Ride

ZenAir Zafu (Meditation Cushion)

An extraordinarily comfortable meditation cushion. The secret is a durable latex insert designed and made especially for ZenWorks.

* The insert is placed in our handmade zafu cover, made from a cotton or cotton-poly broadcloth.
* The ZenAir cushion is light, very quiet, easy to inflate and deflate – perfect for home or travel.
* Originally designed for those who experience hip, back or leg pain while meditating. The air ball distributes the body’s weight evenly to minimize pressure on sensitive points.

I have been sitting on one of those zafus for several years and have given them as gifts. If you don’t sit full-lotus, these air cushions really help with your weight distribution. And they are easy to travel with.

Governor Paterson to Levy “Obesity Tax”

Governor Paterson to Levy “Obesity Tax” – Diner’s Journal Blog –
Another day, another government plan to change the way Americans eat: The New York Times reports that Governor David Paterson will propose a special tax on calorie-laden soft drinks made by Coca-Cola and Pepsi. People familiar with the plan call it an “obesity tax.”

The only difference between selling cigarettes and selling fat-food is that second-hand smoke is dangerous as well, but sitting next to someone consuming a gigantic chemical food substance… not so much. But, considering the rise of diabetes and obesity this may not be a bad idea.

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