Archive for the ‘Blog Examples’ Category

What 240 yogis do in a film studio

Saturday, August 15th, 2015

Written by Sergey Zhelezko

Epic yoga pyramid

photo credit: Nam Chantepie

One hundred yoga pants marching in the biggest filmmaking studio on the Balkans.

They pass through London, New York, Rome and other sets to get to their destination – 3 colossal rooms.

The studios are filled with the best moviemaking equipment and more than 80 filmmaking professionals who have already set up the lighting, moved dollies in, and charged the camera batteries for the next 12 hour shooting session to produce the best quality yoga on the market. (more…)

“You Western people think about your bum while you practice, I think about where my bum meets my soul!”

Saturday, August 15th, 2015

 Meditation & Oneness

Written by Olya Amburg

“Honey, are you trying to imitate a doughnut?”

I got this question from my beloved grandma as she entered the room where I was struggling to do Ustrasana (camel pose) for the first time.

It’s been two years since I found my yoga and my family not only accepted but embraced it too. Though the “doughnut” question gave me no rest. Do people really see yoga simply as a body-twist routine?

Later on my concern got even worse. I took a yoga class while studying at Utah State University. Once a friend of mine asked to join the group. It came as a surprise, because she had never expressed any interest in yoga practice and in reply to my astonished look, she said: “I just want to learn how to do a headstand!” (more…)

Busy lifestyle? Life actually becomes busier without yoga.

Saturday, August 15th, 2015

Written by George Matsev

girl-in-the-subway

So, you’re rushing to go to work? That’s probably because you didn’t get enough sleep last night, you were working late, and you hit the snooze a few times before you got out of bed.

Most people with a busy lifestyle think that sleep is pretty much the only way to rest, not true.

That’s where yoga comes in.

Yoga is probably the best thing for your body after sleep. Sleep is easy; yoga requires focus and engages you in physical activity. I know what you’re thinking:

“I don’t have time for Yoga!”

That might be true but remember that every person in the world has only 24 hours a day.

If you dedicate 30 minutes of your day to yoga, you still have 1410 minutes left. (more…)

How I ended up in Bulgaria and discovered yoga for the first time

Saturday, August 15th, 2015

Written by: Meghan Brixie

One day my boyfriend approached me with an offer to work at a film studio in Bulgaria. I accepted the offer without any hesitation.

Nu Boyana Film Studios

I wanted a new experience, something I would always remember. Little did I know I would be immersing myself into the world of yoga. (more…)

The surprisingly easy ways I have changed my life for the better

Saturday, August 15th, 2015

Daisy and dew laden grass.

Photo by Colin

The beginning of positive change

There are many positive aspects of change that one does not realize. Not only does participating in change affect your daily lifestyle but your overall mental capacity. I found that by just being around the positive people and healthy food has flipped my outlook on how easy change can be!

The need for a unique experience

I was always looking for change and I didn’t think of how to go about doing so.

I had already had tried diets and gym exercise but it was just too hard because food always tastes better when it is unhealthy and getting a gym membership means constantly being intimidated by people. My volleyball coach had said we had to do yoga three times a week. It was hard at first and I found the classes intimidating. However, I did notice that I felt better after just a few classes.

Then the big discovery

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Are you afraid to feel great? Here’s something you can try to face up that fear.

Saturday, August 15th, 2015

Written by: Milen Grigorov
Vytas from udaya yoga

Have you ever had the feeling being unhealthy and feeling like rubbish?

Have ever had in mind why you don’t do anything to feel better, and you keep that in mind and continuing feeling bad.

Why do you continue feeling bad?

Is it because you can’t feel good or because you don’t want to feel good?

The answer is NEITHER.

Rudy from Udaya Yoga

You can feel good – you will realize you want to – and as a matter of fact you can feel GREAT.

You can be the awesome person you see every time you close your eyes and start dreaming.
The only thing you have to do is not to think about the fear in your mind to face anything new which is out of your comfort zone!

Do not be afraid, be confident!

Yoga is not just exercise, not just physical. yoga is about lifestyle, a mindset, a state of mind.

Doing yoga is not only improving your body strength but makes you more a peaceful and “grateful for life” person.

Lolo lam from Udaya Yoga

“Yoga as a lifestyle can open your mind to these little everyday details you are missing, for example the great colleague at work who brings you coffee every morning or the great friends you have.”

Don’t have time or don’t want to get out?

No problem, there is an awesome solution which I really want to share with you. It’s online yoga, at its best!

I found that Udaya Yoga gave me the amazing opportunity to practice as often as I needed to continue to feel great. I have used both online yoga classes and offline DVDs.

It it evident that these online classes were lovingly crafted by people who love yoga for people who need yoga. And because of the yoga, I recognise that and am so grateful for it, and the changes it has made in my life.

9 Examples of Beyoncé Cakes

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

This blog post was written by Rabia Baig who worked at Top Left Design for a few weeks, learning blogging and graphic design skills. To see the original source of the picture, click on the link. (more…)

10 of the coolest sharable content about Leonard Nimoy

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Are you a Star Trek fan? Even if not, I am sure you can remember popular American actor, director, poet, songwriter and photographer, Leonard Nimoy. He is famous for his role in Star Trek staring Mr. Spok. (more…)

Art on Everything: Jon Judace and the Art of Good Marketing

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Are you a fan of someone who does great work?

If someone is doing a good job, and you are a fan you could do two things.

  1. Think “wow! They are impressive/nice/good at their work. I must tell people about them.” And then forget (even though you are well meaning).
  2. Feature them in your blog!

Having a blog gives you the power to say THANK YOU for making this world a little bit better. Or a lot. And that’s what this blog is about. I wanted to feature an artist I met recently – who is not only doing good work, but is sharing great messages at the same time.

The art of good marketing

Last month I attended the Lambeth Country Show, a free community event held annually in Brockwell Park, Lambeth. The show features a wide range of fun activities and attractions, including live music acts, fairground rides, arts and crafts stalls and vegetable animal competitions. This is where I came across Jon Judace, a London-based artist who specializes in abstract black and white sketches and freehand drawings.

Dedicated to art and marketing

Judace, an artist ‘dedicated to sharing art with as many people as possible, and encouraging others to explore their own artistic skills’, caught my attention, not only with his fantastic artistic ability, but also with his ingenious marketing material; when I bought one of his sketches I received a small card with a short message thanking me for my purchase and providing me with his contact details and additional information about his work. The card also included a list of  five promises concerning the quality of his work.

Standing out!

This card was a nice touch as it allowed me as a customer to feel appreciated, in addition to being informative and providing me with all the details I need should I want to buy from him again or get in touch. But perhaps most importantly it made him stand out. So well done to Mr Judace for demonstrating the art of good marketing!

Featured artists

As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, having a blog or website enables you to help and thank those who you admire, and who are doing  great work. Judace has generously used his website to showcase other amazing artists as well- so don’t forget to check them out too!

To find out more about Jon Judace and his work visit his website.

You can also follow Jon on Twitter!

How a cancer care team is like a design agency team – in my experience

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

A workplace analogy (more…)