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BBC Big Book List

Wise Books and Resources for Learning
The BBC's Big Read - basic the BBC (British Television) asked their viewers to nominate their favorite novels, so that they could collate what the nations favorites books were. This is the treasured list they came up with.

1. The Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien
2. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen ~ Loved this one! 10/10
3. His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman
4. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams
5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, JK Rowling
6. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
7. Winnie the Pooh, AA Milne  ~ Loved this one! 10/10
8. Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell
9. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, CS Lewis
10. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë
11. Catch-22, Joseph Heller
12. Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë 13. Birdsong, Sebastian Faulks
14. Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier
15. The Catcher in the Rye, JD Salinger~ Loved this one! 10/10
16. The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame
17. Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
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How to do Yoga Splits with blocks Part 2

Do you need to get your body into yoga splits? Here is a method you can try for yourself. It’s simple and easy.

What you will need?
A Good]Yoga Mat2 Yoga BlocksAnd a little spare time
Pose 1: Use the blocks to rest your hands as you try to lower your body and deepen the stretch in your legs gently. This process took me several weeks. It is fear that holds you back. Try holding the pose until your body relaxes. The more you relax the further you will stretch.

Yoga Splits Pose 2 Pose 2: Over the next few weeks you can see and feel your stretch deepening.  I have the blocks laying on their taller side.

Yoga Splits Pose 3 Pose 3: Once your body is stretched low enough for your thigh to rest on a yoga block you can push the block under your thigh and rest your weight on the block. The block should support you. Once you feel confident straighten your back so that you are sitting up straight. I rest my hands in my lap.


Pose 4: You can lean forward to deepen the stretch in your thigh. Here I am gr…