Popular Sites and Attractions in Nebraska

Co-founder, CEO, and president of Clean Energy Capital, LLC, Scott Brittenham possesses over three decades’ worth of experience in evaluating and executing financial transactions. Although currently living in Arizona, Scott Brittenham grew up in Nebraska and graduated from the University of Nebraska.

The Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium in Omaha has been repeatedly ranked as one of America’s top zoos by several publications. Offering zoo classes, behind-the-scenes tours, and an expansive aquarium, the attraction has something for everyone in the family. It also offers a “Skyfari” ride, which takes visitors through the park above many of the exhibits, providing a new view of the animals. Nebraska City’s Arbor Day Farm, which sits on the original 260-acre estate of Arbor Day founder J. Sterling Morton, offers overnight lodging, a spa, and an Olympic-sized pool for relaxing. It is home to a 50-foot-tall tree house, forested hiking trails, and a greenhouse, creating a unique experience for everyone.

The Strategic Air and Space Museum, located in Ashland, is home to a wide collection of space artifacts and military aircraft. The Museum was first organized in 1959, and has since grown into a 300,000-square-foot education, event, and exhibit space for visitors of all ages. Another popular museum is in Lincoln: the University of Nebraska State Museum of Natural History and Mueller Planetarium. It includes one of the world’s best fossil elephant collections, along with artifacts from African and Native American cultures.

An Asthanga Yoga Primer

A seasoned financial services professional, Scott Brittenham currently serves as co-founder and CEO of Clean Energy Capital, LLC, where he has raised more than $140 million in investment capital for the biofuels industry. Outside his professional responsibilities, Scott Brittenham enjoys staying fit through a combination of cycling, ice hockey, and Ashtanga yoga.

Ashtanga yoga, or “eight-limbed yoga,” is a system that involves spiritual practices such as breath control, meditation, concentration, self-purification, and asana, or postures. Ashtanga postures aim to combine movement with breath, synchronizing the two to build heat in the body and to cleanse internal organs.

Popularized by K. Pattabhi Jois, Ashtanga yoga differs from many other styles of yoga in the West in that the order of postures is completely predefined. After performing an opening sequence to warm the flow of blood in the body, practitioners will move on to one of six main series, followed by a back-bending sequence and a set of inverted postures. Each practice ends with savasana, a period of deep breathing and relaxation.