Yoga Pose of the Week: Camel Pose



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Yoga has a wide variety of physical and emotional benefits and can be practiced by anyone.  

Adding yoga to your daily routine can help improve mental clarity, reduce anxiety, increase flexibility, and improve posture. 

 

Check out our Yoga Pose of the day to add some clarity and peace of mind to your daily life.


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This week’s Yoga Pose is the Camel Pose; it is an intermediate yoga pose.

After learning the basics, consider trying the variations on this pose.

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Celebrating National Public Lands Day with Environmental Tips and Hacks

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Today is National Public Land Day, celebrated annually on the 4th Saturday of each September. 

 

Although we’re located in the center of New York City, providing vehicles to a bustling metropolis and all of its boroughs, we wholeheartedly appreciate this country’s many great green spaces.  In fact, we regularly visit our own green spaces.  We’ve also created highlighting great destinations on less than a tank of gas!  Just check out any of our previous travel guides.  After all, what better way to appreciate this great, beautiful nation than a road trip to National Parks and vista points…

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Celebrating Crush-A-Can Day with a Focus on Recycling in the Automotive Industry

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Today is National Crush a Can Day, and in 2020 it’s quite clear that its message means more now more than ever!  
 

When it comes to recycling, we’ll start with the area that we know the best -- Cars!  Did you know that even the automotive industry takes part in recycling?  In an effort to be more environmentally conscious, the auto industry reclaims materials such as steel, aluminum, plastic, copper and brass. Over 25 million tons of materials from “end of life vehicles” enter the recycling industry; enough steel is reclaimed to create about 13 million new vehicles!

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Autumnal Travel Guide to the Hudson Valley and Catskills for Fall Foliage

 
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Travel Guide to Autumn Foliage in Woodstock NY and

Beyond to the Hudson Valley and Catskills

 

We really love New York City in the autumn!  The air is cooler. The trees in the parks are vivid and bright.  The usual daily rush gives way to holiday happiness as our friends and family arrive for extended stays.  Iced coffee at our favourite cafes gives way to PSLs.  Did you know.... On less than a tank of gas, we can access some of the most beautiful scenery unspoiled by man, in the Hudson Valley or the Catskills Mountains!

 

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NYC Community Calendar - September 24th through October

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Our latest community calendar is here!  Break through your post-lockdown stress with these fun, positive activities!  We’ve got plenty of opportunities to get in touch with nature, explore self expression through creativity, and connect with your community in safe, socially distanced options.  Start your Autumn activities off right with some of our picks for fun events throughout New York City!

 

Did you know that September 25th is National Comic Book Day?  Check out our recommendations for local events celebrating comics, cartooning, and graphic novels!

 

 

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It's Checkers Day aka Dogs in Politics Day!

 

 

 

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Dog lovers, rejoice!  Today is “Dogs in Politics day," celebrating the famous dogs of politicians.  The 23rd of September marks a famous speech by Richard Nixon during a 30 min TV debate, wherein he spoke about finances, but most memorably his dog Checkers the Cocker Spaniel!

To kick us off on our celebration of political pups, we’ll give you some facts about Cocker Spaniels:

  • Cocker Spaniels are anywhere from 14” to 17” high.

  • They can live about 12 to 15 years!

  • They really, really like attention and are perfect for people who want an affectionate cuddly pal to spend…

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Yoga Pose of the Week: Downward Facing Dog

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Check out our Yoga Pose of the day to add some clarity and peace of mind to your daily life.

 

Downward Facing Dog is a simple, but classic yoga pose that is the gateway to further yoga exploration.  Center yourself on your yoga mat, kneel, then lean forward onto your hands and knees. Your knees should be centered directly below your hips, and hands just a bit further up than your shoulders.  Spread out your palms, firmly on the mat, and stretch out your fingers.

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Koeppel Kares Celebrates the International Day of Peace 2020

 

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In these days of physical distancing, we may not be able to stand next to one another. But we must still stand together for peace."

  • António Guterres

 

Today, September 21st, is the International Day of Peace.  This worldwide holiday was established in 1981 by the United Nations, promoting a day for all of humanity to commit to a vow of peaceful coexistence above all their differences.  Each year this day also carries a theme on which countries and communities may focus; this year’s theme is “Shaping Peace Together.” 

Learn more on today's blog!

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Drive Over Country: Escape from New York to Amish Country!

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Escape the hustle and bustle of the city life and step back in time to a slower, more peaceful atmosphere.  On less than a tank of gas in your new car from Koeppel Auto, you can get lost in the rolling green fields of the Amish Countryside of Lancaster, PA!    Get back in touch with a slower, more relaxing way to live and enjoy farm-to-table meals or shop the artisan crafts and woodworking.  Learn about the culture of the Amish and “Plain” lifestyles, dive into the history of the region, learn about local agriculture, and so much more. Pack your…

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