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HEALTH & FITNESS

AVM

sports

alternatives

Rolling On

The Art Of
Feng Shui

Women bring home trophies.

Steve Stein
Special to the Jewish News

D

etroit bowlers struck
it rich at the 62nd
annual Jewish Women
International Mid-America
Bowling Association tournament held
in Itasca, Ill. They won three of the
four team awards and 11 of the 24
individual awards.
Local team award winners:
Afternoon Delight (Margie

Winston, Nancy Goldfaden, Shari
Morgan, Andi Feuereisen and Sue
Hersh) rolled 1132 for first place in

team high game.
Frame of Mind (Annette

Rubenstein, Carolyn Fine, Andrea
Reid and Carol Shapiro) rolled 1128

for second place in team high game.
Bowling Queens (Fran Klinger,

Cidnie Herold, Aida Cutler, Soralee
Broida and Dena Wein) rolled 6349

for second place in team high series.
Individual award winners were

Amy Chimovitz, Bonnie Weintrobe,

Fine, Herold, Hersh, Klinger, Morgan,
Rubinstein, Shapiro, Wein and
Winston.
Leslie Ben-Ezra of Detroit and Fine
were acknowledged for rolling a 600
series. Ben-Ezra had 202-185-223/610
and Fine had 177-232-197/606.
Dana Glinski, the Detroit repre-
sentative on the association execu-
tive board, was installed as vice
president for 2010-11.

Get The Point

Detroit-based Wayne State University
senior fencer Slava Zingerman
from Israel placed fourth in epee
in the NCAA Midwest Regional
Championships.
It was his third
top-five perfor-
mance at region-
als and it should
land him an at-
large berth in the
national cham-
pionships. He's
Slava Zingerman
won three NCAA
national titles in
epee and he'll try to become the first
fencer to win four of them.
Earlier this season, Zingerman won
the epee title at the Midwest Fencing
Conference meet for the third time in
four years.

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March 25 . 2010

Catholic Honors

Three West Bloomfield-based
Frankel Jewish Academy senior bas-
ketball players have been honored
by the Catholic League.
Basil Williams, son of Kenneth and
Nadya Williams, was named to the
All-Catholic League Team. Ben Luger,
son of Richard and Lea Luger, was
named to the All-League Team. C.J.
Apel, son of Donald and Lynn Apel,
was named to the All-Academic Team.

Flag Day

A new Farmington/Farmington Hills
league formed by Michigan Youth Flag
Football will be launched this spring.
Like leagues based in Walled Lake
and West Bloomfield, it has an affili-
ation with the Jewish Community
Center in West Bloomfield. Teams
can be formed through the JCC.
Registration deadline for the spring
season is March 31, with games
starting April 25 and ending June 20.
Teams hold one practice and play
one game each week.
Boys and girls ages 4-14 are eli-
gible. Teams are co-ed and split into
divisions based on age. There are no
tryouts. Everyone is placed on a team.
Fee is $128.50, which includes
a jersey and flag belt that players
keep, plus a trophy and pizza party
at the end of the season.
The program is affiliated with the
NFL. For more information, call Laura
Kelley, (248) 454-9700 or www.
MichiganFlagFootball.com .

Fast Equals Forfeit

The girls basketball team at Northwest
Yeshiva, an Orthodox Jewish high
school of about 60 students on Mercer
Island, Wash., became the first team
from a Jewish school to qualify for a
state prep basketball tournament.
It also became the first team to
forfeit a state tournament game.
The 613s — Northwest's nickname
refers to the 613 commandments
— were scheduled to play a conso-
lation bracket game at 12:30 p.m. on
the Fast of Esther.
Because the girls couldn't eat or
drink until nightfall and the game
couldn't be rescheduled, school offi-
cials decided to forfeit. El

Please send sports news to

sports@thejewishnews.com .

F

eng shui is an
ancient art devel-
oped in China
over 3,000 years
ago. Its goal is to balance
the energies of any given
space to assure health,
wellness and good fortune
to those who inhabit it.
Like acupuncture, feng
shui is based on the prin-
ciple of qi, an energy that
fills our spaces and makes
it feel alive.
You may have heard the expres-
sion that the space has good feng
shui or even walked into a space
yourself and had a good or bad
feeling when you did. One of the
objects of feng shui is to create a
free path for the qi to flow through-
out your home.
Picture qi as a gentle stream
flowing through your home. By
doing a simple walk through
your home, you can see where
the stream flows
smoothly and where
clutter and objects
get in its way.
An important prin-
ciple of feng shui is
the theory of yin and
yang, or balance.
This theory believes
that everything in the
universe consists of
two opposing ener-
gies — yin and yang.
Yin and yang cannot
exist without one another. Simple
examples of yin and yang are night
and day, hot or cold, relaxed or
uptight, happy or sad.
Creating a home that has a bal-
ance of yin and yang is very impor-
tant in feng shui. For example, yin
energy should be prominent in your
bedroom. Yin is relaxing and sooth-
ing and will support your body's
ability to sleep. Yin colors and
sounds will be very helpful in the
bedroom.
On the other hand, yang-domi-
nant items like the television and
computer in the yin space of the
bedroom can lead to insomnia and
difficulty relaxing. Keeping the yang
items in their appropriate places

(the living room and
kitchen) will help to bring
sanctity and balance to
your home.
Feng Shui also views
the five elements (wood,
fire, earth, metal and
water) as very important
to be included in a home
design. According to
Terah Kathryn Collins,
founder of the Western
School of Feng Shui
in San Diego, "When
all five are included in your home
design, health and happiness are
best held in place."
Each element can be expressed
in a variety of ways. This can
include items that are made out
of an element (wood or metal),
objects that are associated with
an element (plants are associated
with earth) or colors that take on an
element (red is associated with fire,
white is associated with metal).
Feng Shui views all
things and creatures as
part of a natural order
that is constantly mov-
ing and changing. Feng
Shui divides our never-
ending universe into
more manageable units
— like human beings
and their homes, prop-
erty, offices, living-
rooms and bedrooms.
Feng Shui allows you
to design your personal
space according to the same uni-
versal principles of energy flow that
governs the wind, fire, earth, metal
and water.
Next time you feel out of bal-
ance, look objectively to your home
and surroundings; find a way to
create inner peace through your
outer environment. Li

An important
principle of
feng shui is
the theory of
yin and yang,
or balance.

Julie Silver, MSW, Dipl. Ac., is a National

Certification Commission for Acupuncture

and Oriental Medicine board-certified

acupuncturist and owner of Acupuncture

Healthcare Associates of Michigan, Inc.,

a West Bloomfield holistic health clinic

featuring acupuncture, traditional Chinese

medicine and naturopathic medicine. Her

e-mail address is acuhealer@sbcglobal.net .

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