Going green to the extreme [Photo]

Jenna Moran shows her husband, Tom Moran, a juvenile ladybug inside of a nasturtium flower, while he holds a swallowtail caterpillar in his hand. The two often spend time in their garden searching for insects and identifying them.

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Bonnie Friehling reaches her arms to stretch our back along with the other students in the mixed levels class at Elm Street Yoga.

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Visala Palanlappan sits in meditation during yoga class at Shanthi Mandir Hindu Temple and Community Center of Columbia. Each class begins and ends with a period of meditation.

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Yoga ropes, very common to the lyengar style of practice, hang along the wall at Elm Street Yoga.

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During a Friday morning class at Elm Street Yoga, a group of Linda Lutz's students practice lyengar yoga. The style focuses on posture and breath control, through the use of props like wooden blocks, blankets and ropes.

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Ritcha Chaudhary concentrates while holding a pose during yoga class. Chaudhary, who has been doing yoga daily for fifteen years, grew up watching her father practicing yoga in Delhi, India.

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Visala Palaniappan, front, and Das Kutikkad practice a balancing pose during yoga class on September 8 at Shanthi Mandir Hindu Temple and Community Center of Columbia.

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Mia Snyder places her hands in namaste at the end of a mixed levels class at Elm Street Yoga on September 11. Ursala Yungwirth echos the closing meditative posture behind her.

Yoga: Where old meets new [Photo]

Students at Elm Street Yoga twist their legs into the eagle pose as they balance against the wall on Tuesday September 11, 2007.

Brazilian wins Columbia stage of Tour of Missouri [Photo]

Brazilian Luciano Pagliarini of the Prodir-Saunier Duval team celebrates his Stage 4 win of the Tour of Missouri today in Columbia. Pagliarini finished the 133.4 mile stage in five hours, seven minutes, and 52 seconds.

Crowd gathers in downtown Columbia to cheer cyclists [Photo]

Racers round the corner of College and Walnut in the final meters of the Columbia stage of the Tour of Missouri.

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A solar panel gathers energy to power the Moran's strawbale house. Tom Moran said that these panels cost about $500 each, but since they came with the house, he can't complain.

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Ivy, left, and Poison, right, hang out in front of their chicken coop home on the Moran's property. They are fainting goats, and were given to the Morans as a wedding gift.

Off the Grid with the Morans [Slideshow]

Click here for a look at how Tom and Jenna Moran live day-to-day in their strawbale home in Cooper County, Mo.

Tour of Missouri — Columbia stage [Slideshow]

Click here for a slideshow of Stage 4 of the Tour of Missouri, which started in Lebanon, Mo., and ended in Columbia on Friday.

Eco-friendly Columbia? [Photo]

Hickman linemen fulfilled by football team's success [Photo]

Hickman’s offensive line takes pride in opening up holes for their two talented running backs.

Volleyball takes outside hitter from China to Columbia College [Photo]

Junior outside hitter Yi Zhang-Li helped Columbia College sweep visiting Missouri Baptist Tuesday in Columbia for its fourth straight victory.

Keynote speaker at the Sustainable Living Fair discusses agriculture and food [Photo]

Kathy Lawrence, the keynote speaker for the Sustainable Living Fair 2007, thinks Columbia residents can make better use of locally-produced foods and products.

Tigers football team can't afford to self-destruct [Photo]

Quarterback Chase Daniel and the Tigers struggled in the second half against Illinois and faded at the same time against Ole Miss.