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Get ready for OneWebDay & the 1st Day of Autumn by taking my kind & gentle yoga class for computer users (15 min.) on Stickam.com

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Celebrate National Yoga Month and get ready for OneWebDay 2009 (http://onewebday.org) and the first day of Autumn with my free online yoga class called Kind & Gentle Yoga for Computer Users.  Click here to watch the video: www.stickam.com/anandaleeke. The class is 15 minutes. It aired on September 19 at 9pm. During the class, I shared tips on breathing exercises, eye yoga, and keyboard yoga.  FYI – I am offering Pink October Yoga classes for Breast Cancer Awareness Month on October 6, 13, 17, 20, and 27 on  www.stickam.com/anandaleeke.

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If you are in the DC Area on September 22, join me for kg yoga life practices’ Meetup Group’s first annual celebration of OneWebDay and National Yoga Month. The FREE morning yoga class for Internet users will be held from 7:15 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. in Malcolm X-Meridian Hill Park in DC. For more details, visit http://yoga.meetup.com/584.

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Where You Can Find Ananda Blogging in September

 

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Happy Early September and National Yoga Month!

I will be taking a mini blog vacation from August 28 to September 18 so I can dive deep into blogging on kg yoga life practices’ blog (http://kgyoga.blogspot.com) for the OM A Day Campaign (September 1-30) in honor of National Yoga Month and OneWebDay 22 Countdown.  Please stop by kg yoga life practices’ blog and see what I am talking about.  I’ll also blog on Sisterhood, the Blog – http://sisterhoodtheblog.wordpress.com.   

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On September 21st, I will  a post a blog about my Next Chapter Book Blogging Group adventures from reading The Joy Diet by Martha Beck. Click here to learn about the group:  http://tnc-thejoydiet.blogspot.com.  Feel free to join the group.  It is an amazing community of dynamic and supportive folks!

Be sure to check the right side of my blog for all of my September events.  Please participate if you can.

Enjoy September! Celebrate National Yoga Month and OneWebDay (www.onewebday.org) on September 22!

Many blessings,

Ananda

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Are you gearing up for OneWebDay on September 22? When did you first start using the Internet? What are 2 of your fondest Internet memories?

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Hi Everybody!

Have you caught the OneWebDay 2009 (www.onewebday.org) fever yet? If not, watch the YouTube video below featuring Susan Crawford, the founder of OneWebDay.  It will inform and energize you!

If you have caught the OneWebDay 2009 fever, then join the OneWebDay social networking site so you can really stay informed. It is FREE.  Click here: http://my.onewebday.org.

On September 1, join me in participating in kg yoga life practices’ OneWebDay 22 Countdown Campaign (September 1-22), an online campaign that invites Internet users to:

-blog,
-tweet,
-include links and insights in their status updates and groups on Facebook and other social networking sites,
-use social bookmarking to share information,
-post photos,
-send emails and texts,
-record audio blogs and podcasts,
-create videos, and
-make Slide Share presentations that express the positive impact the Internet has had on their lives and work.

 

Click here for more information: http://kgyoga.blogspot.com/2009/08/kg-yoga-life-practices-onewebday-22.html. Watch my OneWebDay 22 Countdown promo on Ananda Leeke TV below.

 

Before you go, tell me when you first started using the Internet and two of your fondest Internet memories.  Don’t leave out any details! 

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When I started using the Internet:   After I came back from my trip to Egypt in July 1995, I started practicing yoga and using the Internet.  A friend helped me set up my very first AOL account on my computer.  I used to get so excited when I would receive email.  “You’ve Got Mail” became one of my favorite slogans.  It was also one of my favorite movies (another story for another time). 

 

Two of my fondest Internet memories:  

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Catherine Austin Fitts, Founder of The Hamilton Securities Group, Inc.

One memory occurred in January 1996 when I was recruited by Catherine Austin Fitts, the founder of The  Hamilton Securities Group, Inc., to manage a $7 billion Federal Housing Administration (FHA) mortgage loan transaction. Austin is a dynamic investment banker and former Assistant Secretary of the FHA in the first Bush Administration: http://solari.com/about-us/catherine.  She is currently President and CEO of Solari, Inc. (http://solari.com).  In 1991, Austin used her own money to establish Hamilton as a woman-owned investment bank and financial software firm that emphasized digital technology and social responsibility.  What a HUGE move for a woman! 

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Hamilton’s high tech offices on Dupont Circle in D.C.

Hamilton’s offices and culture were cutting edge. My colleagues were amazing.  Diversity and a commitment to excellence and lifelong learning were core values that we all shared.  Hamilton felt like a Silicon Valley tech company in D.C.  Fast Company and Wired were required reading.  Click here to learn more about Hamilton:  http://www.dunwalke.com/11_Hamilton_Securities.htm.

I met Austin while working as the debt manager for the Office of the D.C. Treasurer. Austin’s passion for the Internet influenced me greatly.  She inspired me to dive deep into digital technology and made sure I had ample opportunities to express my passion and marry it with my law degree and experience in securities and financial regulation.  As a result, I  established and managed Hamilton’s intellectual property protection program for its online products and services. 

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My second fondest memory was seeing the power of the Internet in action while I represented Hamilton at the U.N. Conference on Human Settlements in Istanbul, Turkey in 1996.   It was amazing to see large crowds of people using the Internet cafe. Now I wonder how we ever lived without wi-fi and smart phones! 

Enjoy your day and week!

Peace, Creativity, and OneWebDay Love,

Ananda, an Internet and yoga enthusiast

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What’s Coming in September – OneWebDay and National Yoga Month

 

 

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Happy Wednesday!

Today I thought I would give you a sneak peak at what’s going on with me during the month of September.  See the news below. 

1) On September 1, I will launch kg yoga life practices’ OM A Day Campaign, an online effort that will promote yoga and relaxation exercises for bloggers, Internet users,  and creative folks.  OM A Day will offer yoga tips, resources, and radio shows for 30 days.  More information will be posted next week on http://kgyoga.blogspot.com.

2) On September 11, I will kick off kg yoga life practices Meetup Group’s Global Mala Project for Peace Awareness, a nine-day yoga class series that seeks to remind individuals that they have the power to create more peace in the world through mindfulness in their daily lives.Participants will have an opportunity to do 12 sun salutations. At the end of the nine-day practice, participants will complete 108 sun salutations dedicated to peace. The event will also honor individuals and countries impacted by the terrorist attacks of September 11th, United Nations International Peace, and Autumn Equinox. See the schedule below. For more information, check kg yoga life practices’ Meetup Group next week: http://yoga.meetup.com/584.

kg yoga life practices’ Global Mala Project for Peace Awareness was organized based on yoga teacher/peace activist Shiva Rea’s Global Mala Project (http://www.globalmala.org) The purpose of the Project is to unite the global yoga community to form a “mala around the earth” through yoga, meditation, and mantra practices based upon the sacred cycle of 108. A mala is a set of prayer beads made from 108 beads and used for keeping count while reciting, chanting, or mentally repeating a mantra or name of a sacred deity.

Global Mala Project for Peace Awareness Schedule

a. September 9 @ 6:45pm-7:15pm

b. September 10 @ 6:45pm-7:15pm

c. September 11 @ 6:45pm-7:15pm

d. September 12 @ 9am-9:30am

e. September 13 @ 9am-9:30am

f. September 14 @ 6:45pm-7:15pm

g. September 15 @ 6:45pm-7:15pm

h. September 16 @ 6:45pm-7:15pm

i. September 17 @ 6:45pm-7:15pm

3) September 22 marks kg yoga life practices’ Meetup Group’s first annual celebration of  OneWebDay (http://onewebday.org) and National Yoga Month (http://www.yogamonth.org).  Join me for a FREE short morning yoga class for Internet users from 7:15 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. in Malcolm X-Meridian Hill Park in DC. The class will meet by the waterfall that faces the reflecting pool located at the 16 Street and Florida Avenue, NW entrance. Participants should dress comfortably, refrain from eating and drinking two hours before the class, and bring their own mats. Yoga mats will NOT be provided. If it rains, the class will not be held.

OneWebDay was established by Susan P. Crawford in 2006 to encourage Internet users to celebrate online life and show how the Internet affects their lives. For more information, visit
http://onewebday.org. For more information, visit http://yoga.meetup.com/584.

 

Enjoy your day and week!

Peace, Creativity, and Yoga OMs,

Ananda