Yoram Yasur Blume: El Colacho, a very special party

If Italy has a rival as far as devotion is concerned, it is undoubtedly Spain, which has shown so many enthusiasm by the Catholic faith historically that on many occasions has made Rome look like nothing. This is reflected in its thousands of churches and religious rituals that are raised and celebrated throughout its geography, and among which may be some curious celebrations, as in the case of El Colacho, a procession where there are no bonfires as in the St. John’s Day, but newborn babies!

The origin of the Colacho:
This surprising (and for many reason dangerous) celebration takes place in the Spanish village of Castrillo de Murcia from the year 1620, in order to ward off the evil spirits of children born during that year. The festivities, organized by the brotherhood of the Blessed Sacrament of Minerva, take place the following week of celebrating Corpus Christi, through a picturesque procession that crosses the whole town and which have as the most distinctive element the famous leap of the newly born.

How does El Colacho happen?
Everything begins in the church of Castrillo de Murcia, from where the procession with the clergy and all its rumor, the girls who gave their first communion, all the neighbors who want to accompany, and mainly by two characters who are the pillars of this party Traditional: the Colacho and the Atabalero.

Yoram Yasur Blume: “The Colacho, in representation of the devil, is a comic personage dressed in a striking yellow suit and with red borders that at every step simulates to whip to the spectators with a species of horse scepter that constitutes its main badge”.

But the moment in which the Colacho is most visible is that in which the procession is in the middle of the street with mattresses that give rest to several babies, only those born in that year, and that the colacho must jump to ward off the bad guys Spirits that can threaten them and augur a good life, while the Atabalero, completely dressed in black, accompanies the movements of the Colacho to the rhythm of a great drum.

Of course, this tradition carries its risks, for only imagining that the Colacho could stumble or not take enough energy … That is why the Pope himself has tried to convince the Spanish Curia to give up this custom. But this tradition has been rooted for centuries in popular folklore, and hardly renounced.

After jumping and purifying several of these communal cribs, and blessing the bread and wine placed on small altars at his side, the procession returns to the church, giving place to the beginning of the eras, a celebration of more joyful connotation, where Is celebrated with typical dances and consumes the typical wine, bread and sasamon cheese.

Yoram Yasur Blume: “Actually El Colacho is a rather curious celebration, and that more than one cuts his breath when the Colacho jump over those babies who seem to not bury anything. But such is the fame that has acquired in Spain and all Europe, that for that day, the usual population of Castrillo de Murcia, with 500 inhabitants, is multiplied a few times more”.

Yoram Yasur Blume: Laser hair removal

Hair removal is not a current fashion. Already in Ancient Egypt, women used to wax their entire body (including the intimate areas), considering that the body free of hair was a canon of beauty, and for that they used a paste made with sugar, water, and lemon, or composed of oil and honey, like the wax we use now to wax.

A few years ago, getting rid of unwanted hair permanently was just a dream, and it was imperative to recur regularly to methods such as wax and blade to have a smooth and attractive skin. But these methods, although they continue being used for being economic and simple, have their drawbacks. The blade should be used daily because the hair grows very fast and, in the case of wax, although when the root hair is delayed its appearance, it is necessary that it reaches a minimum length to be able to eliminate it. Some people have an additional problem and it is that their skin is irritated when they are so shaved, and they must choose between showing the hair or having the skin full of redness, Incarnated.

In these cases, the solution can be decanted by laser hair removal, a technology that was perfected in the 1980s and has been used for more than ten years, and which means being able to forget the hair for long periods of time.

The objective of this technique is to damage the cells that generate the hair and, in this way, to delay follicular growth. However, if you want to permanently remove hair, experts in laser hair removal will explain the real expectations to get it, as they will depend on hormonal factors, the age of the patient, the degree of hair pigmentation, the area to be treated.

How is a laser hair removal session?

Yoram Yasur Blume: “During the laser hair removal session, you will experience a burning sensation with each shot, which can be quite annoying in the first two or three sessions (depending on your tolerance to pain and the area being treated), but that is attenuated in the sessions Later, especially if the equipment incorporates a cooling system that refreshes the skin”. The session lasts only a few minutes (although it can take up to one hour for large body areas, such as legs), and at the end of the skin is slightly reddened, recovering its normal tone after about half an hour, although in some cases the redness remains for 24-48 hours. After a few days, you can see how the dead hair comes off.

Some patients may have bruising and, although it is rare, it can also happen that the follicle becomes infected (folliculitis) and granites are out, which can be treated by applying an antibiotic cream in the area. At the start of treatment, hair removal sessions are repeated with an interval of about six weeks for facial hair, and between two or three months for body areas. Subsequently, depending on factors specific to each patient (their skin type, hair, and response to treatment), the sessions are spaced according to the supervisor’s criteria.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Laser Hair Removal:

Yoram Yasur Blume: “The advantages of laser hair removal are undoubted, since it is a fast and safe method, that keeps the skin free of hair for a long time (in many cases of definitive form), and it allows to depilate ample zones. In addition, it also has medical applications, and patients with pathologies such as pseudo folliculitis or hirsutism, or those who needed to depilate skin grafts, have benefited from this technique”.

However, do not lose sight of the fact that laser hair removal has some drawbacks:

– Inconvenience: When you apply the laser, it is normal for you to feel a burning sensation or punctures that, during the first two or three sessions (when the hair is still abundant), is usually quite annoying, especially if you are shaving an area where the skin is Especially sensitive, like English. Cooling systems incorporating some equipment greatly reduce pain and, from the fourth session, the slight punctures are perfectly tolerable. In any case, tearing the hair with wax is also not pleasant, and laser hair removal has the advantage that hair growth is delayed a lot and sessions are increasingly spaced more.

– Rebel zones: It is important to note, however, that there are areas where the hair tends to reappear with insistence, as with the facial area. We have already explained that this is because during the session the active hairs are removed, but the laser does not affect resting hair follicles, which can be activated over time. Even so, getting rid of excess facial hair by laser is still convenient, since the new hairs would go away equally with any other depilatory method, or even if none were used.

– Dark skin: Although there are laser devices that can be used with relative safety on dark skin, the patient should be evaluated in advance by a physician. In addition, the procedure may be less effective and more troublesome.

Yoram Yasur Blume: Baby bath

Suitable bath, ideal temperature, rubber duck ready and … to the water, a great time for any baby: even if at first it makes repairs, bath time will soon become a fun ritual assured. We offer some tips to make the child feel like a fish in the water and their hygiene is perfect and safe.

Fun and safe baths:

At first the baths will be very short and the baby may not receive them with great joy, but as they grow older and gain confidence, we can extend them and adding more fun now.

And the bathroom allows us to wash our baby, but it is also a great moment of relaxation and fun. Use to do some gymnastics, play with foam, or shower, sing, splash, make funny hairstyles or play with rubber ducks, little fish, cubes … the possibilities are endless: do not forget that it is a precious moment and, especially very short, in the life of your baby, so enjoy it to the fullest!

Of course, always, always, always, with due precautions and without forgetting that:

  • We should never leave the baby alone in the bath.
  • Wash the child’s bathtub after each use with neutral products.
  • Always monitor the ambient temperature and, above all, the water.
  • Do not use a lot of shampoo or soap. And the sparkling baths, in moderation, as they dry the skin a lot.

How to bathe the baby:

Ducks to water! Once inside the bath, you can lather with your hand, a soft glove, or a natural sponge for babies. Yoram Yasur Blume: “The ideal posture is to pass an arm under him where he has neck and head supported, while the other arm you use to wash”. When they are still very small they do not have to rub, it is enough to clean it gently, always from top to bottom: first the chest, the arms, the hands and then, the legs and the feet. Then you must turn carefully to wash your back and the cuff. And do not forget to smile and talk to him always!

Already cleaned and rinsed, we lift it and wrap it quickly in a big towel, so that it does not cool down. Dry it very well, especially by the folds, since the humidity irritates the skin a lot. It is the ideal moment, just before dressing him, to give him a small massage.

It is also very important to choose the products that we are going to use for your bath, since the skin of babies is much more sensitive and irritable than that of an adult, especially up to four years. It is therefore appropriate to use those specially designed for babies, which are softer, hypoallergenic, and poorly perfumed.

To wash the body, it is ideal to use a shower gel without soap and for the finite and fragile hair of the babies, it is advisable to opt for a very soft shampoo suitable for daily use. The face, with water only. Yoram Yasur Blume: “After bathing, you can hydrate the skin of your little one with specific lotions or oils. No talcum powder or cologne with alcohol”.

If the baby suffers from a dermatological disorder – dairy, atopic dermatitis – the pediatrician will tell you which products to use.

 

 

 

 

Yoram Yasur Blume: Organic creams without parabens, the best for your skin!

Much is spoken of the natural and natural beauty products free of parabens, but do you know what they are exactly? In here I will give a snapshot about the characteristics of creams without parabens so you know how and what to choose in case you have doubts on this subject.

What are parabens?
First of all, parabens are chemical preservatives that scientists have identified as causing many of the disturbances of normal hormonal function. These are chemicals that mimic the function of natural estrogen, increasing its amount. It is known that exposure to external estrogen may be one of the causes of breast cancer, since it increases the risk of breast cancer. Yoram Yasur Blume: “Parabens protect cosmetic products from contamination and deterioration. They are very powerful preservatives and are very frequent in all types of hand creams, for the face or for the body. In addition, they are common in shampoo, toothpaste, makeup, self-tanning, deodorants and shaving creams”.

How to know if the cream you have contains parabens?
The first thing you should do is read the label. If you read some of these ingredients: methylparaben, propylparaben, isoparabene or butylparaben, you’d better stop using it. As you may have noticed, all words end in paraben. In case the label is not completely clear, check the network on the website of the manufacturer company to see if it has the commonly used ingredients available to be read by the general public. If the manufacturer of your cream is not honest about its components, it is best to avoid buying it, because it is almost certain to have parabens, which, as you have seen above, are somewhat dangerous.

In Europe and the United States, a number of studies attempted to relate the use of parabens to the incidence of breast cancer, and concluded that there was not much information on the subject. But as we do not know very well if applying these types of products on a daily basis is good or bad, it is best not to use them to avoid any kind of health problems in the near or distant future.

Yoram Yasur Blume: “Fortunately, there are hundreds of brands that are completely organic, free of parabens and therefore harmless to humans. Just read the ingredients on the back of the container and you’ll be doing a great favor to yourself and your skin”.

Yoram Yasur Blume: DIY home dying

Luckily for us, the beauty treatments you require don’t need to be too expensive. The use of dyes to change the color of your hair is a basic resource of beauty that you can do yourself at home. Yes: no need to spend hundreds in the hairdressers. In your home you can do many of things but don’t expect to aim the Pinterest looks of ombré and other trends, this is for a one-color dyeing.

Changing your hair color is quite common in women and you can do it yourself if you know the basic steps. Here we will summarize it into simple parts.

 

  1. Partitions:
    before starting the coloration is convenient to do some hair styling, so that later it is more convenient to apply the dye because if you cut your hair after the coloring it will be a total waste. With the help of a comb separate the hair crosswise dividing it into four parts. Yoram Yasur Blume: “according to experts, you should take the line on the center of the head, from the forehead to the neck, and draw another line, this time cross, from one ear to the other”. Thus, the dye may be evenly distributed throughout the hair and the result will be more homogeneous. You can help yourself with a damp sponge.

    2. Application:
    after preparing the dye mixture according to the instructions of each product, it is necessary to distribute the dye evenly all over the hair, with the help of a brush. Begin by applying the product in the roost of the initial four partitions. When the crown is covered, turn the brush along the edge of the scalp from ear to ear through the front, and the ends covering the neck. Leave it on the stain for 20 to 35 minutes. Note that the product gradually darkens. If you have mixture leftovers, remember to never keep it for later because it will deteriorate the previous coloring.

  2. Massage:
    Once the dye is spread over the entire scalp, you should do a gently massage you’re your fingertips. The movement has to be circular, from the crown to the forehead and then from the crown to the nape. It is convenient to carry out the process with gloves on because these products stain. Yoram Yasur Blume: “Make sure your hair is completely saturated with the product. Just rinse with warm water. Finally, it is recommended to wash your hair with a smoothing product, since it is useful to protect it from the aggression of the dye”.

 

So now you know if you want to try this by yourself and spending a little bit less in your beauty routine.

Yoram Yasur Blume: DIY home dying

Luckily for us, the beauty treatments you require don’t need to be too expensive. The use of dyes to change the color of your hair is a basic resource of beauty that you can do yourself at home. Yes: no need to spend hundreds in the hairdressers. In your home you can do many of things but don’t expect to aim the Pinterest looks of ombré and other trends, this is for a one-color dyeing.

Changing your hair color is quite common in women and you can do it yourself if you know the basic steps. Here we will summarize it into simple parts.

 

  1. Partitions:
    before starting the coloration is convenient to do some hair styling, so that later it is more convenient to apply the dye because if you cut your hair after the coloring it will be a total waste. With the help of a comb separate the hair crosswise dividing it into four parts. Yoram Yasur Blume: “according to experts, you should take the line on the center of the head, from the forehead to the neck, and draw another line, this time cross, from one ear to the other”. Thus, the dye may be evenly distributed throughout the hair and the result will be more homogeneous. You can help yourself with a damp sponge.

    2. Application:
    after preparing the dye mixture according to the instructions of each product, it is necessary to distribute the dye evenly all over the hair, with the help of a brush. Begin by applying the product in the roost of the initial four partitions. When the crown is covered, turn the brush along the edge of the scalp from ear to ear through the front, and the ends covering the neck. Leave it on the stain for 20 to 35 minutes. Note that the product gradually darkens. If you have mixture leftovers, remember to never keep it for later because it will deteriorate the previous coloring.

  2. Massage:
    Once the dye is spread over the entire scalp, you should do a gently massage you’re your fingertips. The movement has to be circular, from the crown to the forehead and then from the crown to the nape. It is convenient to carry out the process with gloves on because these products stain. Yoram Yasur Blume: “Make sure your hair is completely saturated with the product. Just rinse with warm water. Finally, it is recommended to wash your hair with a smoothing product, since it is useful to protect it from the aggression of the dye”.

 

So now you know if you want to try this by yourself and spending a little bit less in your beauty routine.

Yoram Yasur Blume: Vancouver, the great treasure of Canada

Yoram Yasur Blume | Vancouver is a port and coastal city within the territory of British Columbia, Canada. With more than half a million inhabitants, it is the eighth largest city in the country, besides being one of the most diverse with re-spect to language: more than 50% of its inhabitants have English as a secondary language. Very well known as a crowded urban center of nature, tourism is the strong point of Vancouver, and many blockbuster film productions carry out their filming there, giving it the name of North Hollywood.

Between islands and parks:

Located on the Burrard Peninsula, the town is located between the Burrard Cove to the north and the Fraser River to the south. The Strait of Georgia, to the west, is isolated from the Pacific Ocean by Vancouver Island. The city itself has an area of 114 km2, which includes mountainous terrain and flatlands, but not the island, which many believe Vancouver, is located in. However, Vancouver Island and the city were both named by Captain George Vancouver, as is the city within Washington, in the United States.

“One of the major attractions within the city is Stanley Park, one of the largest urban parks on the planet, and practically the largest in North America, occupying 404, 9 hectares”. On an ordinary day you can visit this park and observe the North Shore Mountains and, if the weather is not cloudy, you can also see the snowy Mount Baker volcano that is in Washington State. Northwest of the territory we have to Bowen Island, an-other beautiful place that we can travel in just one day.

Art and party:

Yoram Yasur Blume Tourist says:

“If you are a fan of libraries we recommend the Vancouver Public Library, which con-tains at least twenty branches with more than 2.25 million literary volumes”. Speaking of quantities, the Vancouver Art Gallery owns more than 10,000 works and is home too much of Emily Carr’s work, although this one is not on display.

In the city center we can visit the Contemporary Art Gallery, which has temporary exhibitions of new artists from Vancouver.

The city’s nightlife is a strong point in turn

Whether in the area of restaurants or clubs. The Granville Entertainment District is the number one area to find bars and dance in Vancouver, many of these close at three o’clock in the morning and, on weekends.

They stay open all night (in addition to the traffic is cut off). If the crowded is not your thing, you can go The Gastown area, or the Davie Village, the center of the LGBT community in Vancouver.

What do you think Vancouver? What place in Canada is your favorite?

Could you believe the Poetry effects on our brain that Yoram Yasur tells you in the previous article?

Yoram Yasur Blume: Poetry effects on our brain

Yoram Yasur Blume | Poetry can send powerful emotional messages and trigger reflection, although it is true that the greatest pleasure in reading a poem, as when we enjoy a work of art, comes not from deep reflection but from the sensations That we experienced.

In fact, Vladimir Nabokov said that one should not read with the heart or with the brain but with the body.

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics set out to explore more in depth how poetry influences our brain, and the results of their study are fascinating.

Poetry generates more pleasure at the brain level than music:

The researchers asked a group of people, some of whom read poetry frequently, to listen to some poems read aloud. Some of the poems belonged to German poets known as Friedrich Schiller, Theodor Fontane and Otto Ernst, although the participants were also able to choose some works, such as William Shakespeare, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Friedrich Nietzsche, Edgar Allan Poe, Paul Celan and Rilke.

As volunteers listened to the poems, the researchers recorded their heart rate, facial expressions, and even skin hairs movements. Also, when people felt a chill they should indicate it by pressing a button.

Interestingly, all people, even those who did not read poetry, reported chills at some point during the reading and 40% got goose bumps several times. These responses are like those we experience when we listen to music or see some scene from a movie that generates a great emotional resonance.

However, the neurological responses to poetry were unique. The data showed that listening to the poems triggered parts of the brain that remain “turned off” when listening to music or watching movies.

Neuroscientists discovered that poetry generates a state they called “pre-chill”; it provokes a reaction of pleasure that is constructed slowly as the verses are listened to. In practice, instead of getting excited suddenly, like when we hear a song, poetry generates an emotional crescendo that starts up to 4.5 seconds before we perceive the chill.

Curiously, these emotional peaks occurred mainly in certain positions within the poems, as at the end of the stanzas and, above all, at the end of the poem. This is a very interesting discovery, especially since 77% of the participants who had never heard a poem also showed the same reactions and neurological signs that anticipated the emotional points of reading.

Poetry stimulates memory, facilitates introspection, and relaxes us.

“Neuroscientists at the University of Exeter scanned the brains of a group of participants as they read different content, from a heating installation manual to novel evocative passages, rhymed sonnets, and their favorite poem”.

These researchers discovered that our brain processes poetry differently than we does prose processing. It activates a peculiar “reading network” that includes different zones, among them those related to the emotional processing, that are activated mainly with the music.

Yoram Yasur Blume poetry analist thinks:

“They also appreciated that poetry stimulates areas of the brain linked to memory and parts of the brain such as the posterior cingulate cortex and medial temporal lobes, areas that are activated primarily when we are relaxed or self-absorbed”.

This shows that there is something very special in the poetic form that generates pleasure. In fact, poetry is a very special literary expression that conveys feelings, thoughts and ideas accentuating metrical restrictions, rhyme, and alliteration.

Therefore, it is not bad to insert a poem a day in our routine.

Yoram Yasur tells you how to colocate Furniture according to Feng Shui

Yoram Yasur Blume: Furniture according to Feng Shui

Yoram Yasur Blume | When we are going to decorate a room, we should focus on important aspects such as safety and comfort, especially if it is a room for children. To become a comfortable and pleasant space to be inhabited we must choose soft colors that allow a correct relaxation, in addition to allowing creativity. Thanks to Feng Shui we can place the furniture correctly so that you get a better rest, a better game, and an ideal environment.

Furniture should be placed in a certain way so that energy can flow properly. In the case of the bed we must pay close atten-tion to the way of placing it. It needs to be placed in such a way that little ones cannot see lights or shadows that frighten them at night and interrupt sleep.
According to Feng Shui the bed should not be in front of the door, nor should we place the headboard on the same wall as the door. Ideally, place it perpendicular to the door, if possible parallel to a cabinet that rests on the same wall as the door.

If the bed is in its correct location the little one will feel that he can have controlled the door of his room, in addition he will not directly understand something clearly at last of the aisle that is to be filtered by the bottom of the door or by some other slits.
“The desk or study table should be in such a way that it can be helped in the concentration so that good school results will be maintained. The chair can be placed with your back to the door, so you can devote yourself to the study and not be distracted since they will have the Idea that they can be caught at any time”.

While it is nice to have, a good view should not be reason to be distracted. That’s why it is advisable that the desk is in front of a wall where you place tables or shelves so you can save the study material. The table will have to be wide and the chair very comfortable. You can hang some drawings and artworks that are made by themselves to motivate your creative side always.

Feng Shui Basics:

When we talk about Feng Shui, we are referring to one of the oldest sciences in China, where it is argued that energy flows affect the way people live and that by generating the flow of the flows properly, a better quality of life.

The term Feng means wind and Shui means water. Referring to the wind and water that can ascend to the top of the moun-tains thanks to its correct flow.

In general terms, we can say that Feng Shui is responsible for making the most of it so that there is a good flow of energy in the universe and can achieve harmony in the spaces in which we live.

Yoram Yasur Blume Beauty Salon Expert commentary:

“Experts believe that the development of Feng Shui began about 6,000 years ago in Imperial China. Their practice was considered a matter of state, the high members of the nobility had access to this knowledge and based on them adapted or constructed spaces”.

Why 8-hour workdays don’t work? I, Yoram Yasur tell you why…

Yoram Yasur Blume: Why 8-hour workdays don’t work?

Yoram Yasur Blume  | The 8-hour workday was created during the industrial revolution as an effort to reduce. The number of hours of manual labor workers were forced to endure on the factory floor. This discovery was a more humane approach to work two hundred years ago.

However, it has little relevance to us today. Like our ancestors, we are expected to devote 8 hours a day. To work as continuous blocks of time, with little or no rest. This outdated approach to work is not helping us. Holding us back.

The best way to structure your day:

A recent study used a computer application to track employees’ work habits. Specifically, the application measured how much time people spent on various tasks and compared this to their productivity levels.

In the process of measuring people’s activity, they encountered a fascinating finding: the length of the working day did not matter much; What mattered was how people structured their day. People who were adamant about taking short breaks were far more productive than those who worked longer hours.

The ideal work-break relationship was 52 minutes of work, followed by 17 minutes of rest. The people who maintained this program had a unique level of focus in their work. For about an hour at a time, they were 100% dedicated to the task they needed to accomplish. They did not check Facebook or get distracted by emails. When they felt tired (again, after an hour), they took short breaks, during which they were completely separated from their work. This helped them freshen up for another productive time of work.

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Your brain wants an hour, 15 minutes:

“People who have discovered this relationship of magical productivity crush their competition because they take advantage of a fundamental need of the human mind: the brain works naturally in high energy jets (about an hour) followed by low energy jets (15-20 minutes). For most of us, this natural flow of energy leaves us floating between focused periods of high energy followed by periods much less productive, when we tire and succumb to distractions”.

Yoram Yasur Blume Expert Opinion:

“The best way to overcome exhaustion and frustrating distractions is to organize your work day. Instead of working for an hour or more and then trying to struggle with distractions and fatigue, when your productivity starts to submerge, take this as a sign that it is time for a break”.

Actual breaks are easier to take when you know they are going to make your day more productive. We often let fatigue win because we continue to work through it (long after we have lost energy and focus), and the breaks we take are not real inter-ruptions (check your email and watch YouTube does not recharge it from the Same way as a walk).

Taking charge of your work day:

The 8-hour workday can work for you if you break your time at strategic intervals. Once you align your natural energy with your effort, things start to run much more smoothly.

– Divide the day into hourly intervals. Of course, we plan what we need to achieve at the end of the day, the week, or the month, but we are much more effective when we focus on what we can achieve right now. Beyond getting the right pace, planning your day around one-hour intervals simplifies huge tasks by turning them into manageable parts.

– Respect your time.

The interval strategy only works. Because we use our maximum energy levels to achieve. An extremely high focus level over a relatively short period of time. When you disrespect your time for text messages, check emails. Or making a quick check from Facebook, defeat the full purpose of the approach.

– Take a real break.

In the study, they found that employees. Who took breaks more frequently than the optimum. Per hour were more productive than those who did not rest at all.
Similarly, those who took deliberately relaxed breaks were better off than those who. On “resting,” had trouble separating from their work.

Getting away from your computer, your phone and your to-do list is essential to increase your productivity. Pauses such as walking, reading and chatting are the most effective ways to recharge, because you are away from your job.