February 19, 2018

February 19, 2018

February 18, 2018

Seth on Food

February 17, 2018

“The ideas you have, then, play a large role in the way the body handles its nutrients, and utilizes health and vitality…it is possible for your ideas to cause chemical reactions that impede your body’s ability to accept nourishment. If you believe that the body is evil, the purest health food diet may do you little good at all, while if you have a healthy desire and respect for your physical body, a diet of TV dinners and even fast foods may well keep you healthy and nourished. If we are talking about health, it is to your beliefs that we must look. It is up to you to form a body of beliefs that is worthy of your physical image – for you are nourished by your beliefs, and those beliefs can cause your daily bread to add to your vitality, or add to your cares and stress.”

The Way Towards Health – Jane Roberts

February 17, 2018

February 17, 2018

February 16, 2018

Fermented Foods

February 16, 2018

I’ve been mindfully adding loads of fermented foods to my diet lately.

It started with Kefir. I bought some jugs of flavored cow milk kefir and started chugging everyday.

Soon, I realized those fruity flavors are loaded with added sugars, so I switched over to full fat and plain low fat flavors, both have no sugar added.

Then I added goat milk kefir too, for variety.

Next, goat milk yogurt. Then sauerkraut. And finally kimchi.

Nowadays, I make a super probiotic side dish using all the ingredients.

I take a bowl and pour in kefir, yogurt, sauerkraut, and kimchi. Mix it all together and eat it with my meals.

Super flavorful and probiotic rich! Crunchy, sour, spicy, salty, sweet.

It reminds me of the indian yogurt raita that we sometimes ate with meals.

As a bonus, if I’m at the store and feeling the mood, I’ll buy a bottle of kombucha or water kefir too, as a tasty & probiotic rich drink.

Fermented foods, all day. My gut is very happy as a result.

Qigong Experiments

February 16, 2018

I’m a convert and believer in the powers of qigong to heal the body.

The more qigong we do the better, of course. Longer sessions and more times per day.

I wanted a way to do more sessions but don’t always feel like doing the whole routine every time.

So, something that’s working for me is to do two different things.

For my main routine, I will do the Spring Forest Qigong movements. This takes me something like 20-35 mins, though we can do em for an hour or more if wanted. I usually do this session in the evening.

In the morning, I’ll do the standing meditation (Zhan Zhuang) as long as I can, that’s about 10 minutes right now. This is an easy, brainless simple exercise. (The standing meditation is so powerful, say the qigong teachers, that if that’s all you did, you would be benefited.)

I’ll also do another 10 minute standing session around mid day.

Then during off times, I’ll do reflex massages of my hands, feet, and ears that I recently learned.

And of course deep belly breathing too, whenever I remember.

Thus, qigong all day!