Compression

“Aaghhh” she sighs with deep relief. “Finally it’s lung time”. Relax, exhale, unload, eliminate … I could go on but I’m sure that you get my drift. The Autumnal Equinox is here (more or less I didn’t check the precise date) and we can all get into compressing and expelling as is appropriate to the […]

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Warding off the lurgies

The change of weather is imminent. The temperature is dropping and the wind is rising even though the humidity is clinging on. It’s time to be a little careful of those change-of-season lurgies. The ones that strike you down just when you think your health could not be better. My home remedy for all things […]

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Anticipating the seasonal change

Still hot, still damp, still sticky! This is really turning into the endless summer – an ever-expanding Earth season. At this rate, we will be at the Autumn equinox but still needing a morning (& evening) swim. It is, however, time to anticipate the change of season and pull back on the Late Summer eating. […]

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The Toe Pointer

This is another Late Summer “EARTH” pose that is excellent for building energy from the big toe upwards through the Spleen meridian while opening the Heart and extending the greater part of the Stomach meridian. You start in a classic bridge pose (both feet on the ground) then raise one leg to the vertical (toe […]

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Fire into Earth Yoga

One objective of Fire yoga is opening and strengthening the Heart In moving out of summer it’s important to maintain this as we re-assert our grounded equilibrium (Spleen) and open fully through the front body (Stomach). Ustrasana, Camel pose, is excellent for this. It extends the full length of the Stomach meridian and lifts the […]

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Poignant Food

Bitter (Fire) sweet (Earth) is the combined flavor sensation for this transitional time. One of my favourites bitter/sweet combinations is mango &/or peach, rocket and walnut salad. It’s also incredibly easy to make. (1) In an appropriate bowl, whip up a balsamic vinegar & olive oil dressing (with a bit of pepper if you like […]

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Peak Summer, 2016: Fire meets Earth

It has been a summer of heat and dust and wet – torrential wet – almost kind of tropical wet. But before we move into autumn take some time to appreciate the season we are moving into: the bitter-sweet, in-between season of Late Summer. Summer is the season of the open, compassionate, expressive heart: the […]

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