23
Nov
16

Ashtanga Yoga


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About a year ago I wrote about starting yoga.  It continues and I’m loving it more every day.  Through yoga I think my lung capacity has expanded three-fold.  synchronizing the movement of the body with the rhythm of breathing is key to this practice. The instructor constantly reminds the students to keep breathing in and out through the nose  regardless of the posture.

It has changed my life completely.  My body is flexible and it feels alive.  With Ashtanga one gets the added benefit of insights into the teachings of Patangali’s yoga sutras and a chance at chanting sacred texts which for me is not a problem as I believe in the oneness of mankind, oneness of religion and oneness of God so there is no contradiction for me.

Practicing yoga is helping me to be a better person,to experience more peace and tranquility.

I highly recommend yoga to anyone regardless of age or gender.  I try to go everyday to the Mysore class where the student receives one to one instruction.Mysore is named after the birth place of the founder  of Ashtanga vinyasa yoga, K. Pattabhi Jois.  In the Mysore Class, you commit to attending classes regularly  and you progress at your own pace and learn a movement at a time until the teacher sees you’re ready for the next. I like this because one has to be disciplined about attending classes and be mindful that someone is investing their time to teach you step by step so one has to do one’s part by showing up.

.When I first started yoga, I used to be easily springpix-012-67857distracted by watching what my neighbours were doing but as I continue I find that my thoughts are more focussed and I can slip into momentary stillness even without effort.  I feel great – refreshed, energize and a sense of accomplishment after each practice.  There is a shift that happens after period of serious practice, a shift to a more spiritual way of being and that seems to be quite unconsciously.

The journey continues….. until next time.

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Nov
16

Power of Love


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16

Quotes


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15
Oct
16

A student of life


I am  still on the journey to live a fully engaged life physically, spiritually and emotionally. I believe we have to feed our mind with the right thoughts, our body with the right food and our spirit with teaching.

I’ve been listening to the late Dr. Wayne Dyer.  As most of you might know – he passed away rather suddenly. Luckily I have a lot of his mp3s and I keep being taught by him. I have also discovered Dr. Sebi a naturalist, herbalist and someone who seems to know a thing or two about food.

I have also started taking another course from Debra Poneman author of Yes to Success programs.  So I feel that I am in a good place.  I have also bought Matt Kahn’s book Whatever Arises Love That. and have been listening to his videos which I find quite enlightening.

What I want to share with you is Dr. Sebi’s insights about the nature of foods and how to maintain a healthy and beautiful life.  To do this we have to avoid starch which is acid based and incorporate an alkaline forming diet.  Acid creates mucus in the body which is inflammation which is at the root of most chronic diseases. In order to be disease free one has to eat electric foods to match our electric bodies.  He said to avoid all GMOs, hybrid foods, meat and to always eat the foods that nature created.  He has provided a list of recommended foods which are electric.  This meal that I prepared (below) looks bland but it is very delicious.  This is  quinoa noodles, lobster mushroom and zucchini.  This is considered an alkaline, electric food.  It is topped with some fermented salsa.food and stuff 003.JPG

 

Here is a link for you to take a look at

Dr. Sebi Nutritional Guide – Mucus Reducing Alkaline Diet

 

 

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Oct
16

Simple foods you can make with little fuss


Boiled egg, vegetables and rice

 

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Oct
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16

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