Dear Yogis,

I have decided to offer the Monday 6.30 Zoom classes for free for the next 4 weeks.  We will see if this makes a difference.

Tonite we will be looking at the Systems of the body.  If you have read THE NEW SCIENTIST, a very reputable science magazine that is totally readable and understandable, you will know that “suddenly” there has been the discovery of FASCIA.  Connective Tissue.  I have been trying to get you interested in this for YEARS, and now that science has stood up and taken notice – maybe you will have time to listen.  We have looked at the systems of the body as taught in medical colleges, but it has been harder to focus on the systems not recognised.  THE ENDOCANNABINOID system and of course THE FASCIA, The Connective Tissue that has been overlooked by scientists for centuries.

These studies have shown that stretching the body – the lower back especially –  for 5 MINUTES twice a day not only reduces the areas of inflammation, but also seems to induce a series of anti-inflammatory chemical events from the fasciae.  This is a very important finding because chronic inflammation has been linked to pretty much every chronic ailment that we experience, from heart disease and depression to diabetes and cancer.  Of course FASCIA is a buzz word in all kinds of alternative therapies, but few know what it means and how to work with it.  FASCIA IS ACTUALLY A WINDOW TO THE STATUS OF OUR HEALTH.

If you need to know more, please come to the 6.30 session tonite on zoom (email to get your ID if you don’t have it now – it has been sent to those who regularly tune in.  yogafirst@netcon.net.au)

In order to get the most out of these sessions COLLAGEN is the key and I have books on etsy, and YouTube videos on the connective tissue and collagen.  Also search under HYPERMOBILTY.  

Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies. It’s what’s found in our skin, digestive system, bones, blood vessels, muscles, and tendons. Think of it as the glue that holds these things together.  You can of course purchase collagen supplements (pills and beauty formulations are very rarely worthwhile, certainly foundations with 1% collagen are useless but expensive – if that counts).   Or you can like me make bone broth.  Cook up chicken carcass, or beef bones for hours.  The test is this, if the “soup” goes to jelly this has activated the collagen.  If it is just soup – try again, cook longer. EAT OFTEN. If you do decide to buy a pill, go to SASHARK and purchase Shark Fin Collagen.  Farmed responsibly in pristine water.  An offshoot of the fishing industry.

TODAY
My message for today is “stop waiting for permission”.  There is of course is a biblical story about the man at the well in Bethesda.  The well was supposed to have special powers.  When it bubbled, the first folk to jump in while this occurred  were cured – it was a large well (bath) and I would imagine it was a fun time.  Jesus was walking past and noticed a man sitting beside the well.  He asked Jesus for help and began a litany of self-pity.  He went on and on about how he had been sitting there for 35 YEARS and in all that time no-one had helped him.  Maybe he had tried praying, whinging and whining, but nothing had worked for him.  Jesus said TAKE UP YOUR BED AND WALK. Translation – “For goodness sake, stop waiting for everyone else to take responsibility – fling yourself into the water”.  We are not told the outcome, but the message is clear.  You can sit by the magic water for 35 years and nothing will change, in fact things will get worse, or you can join the party.  Take the plunge whatever it is.  What have you got to lose?

 

CURRENT STUDIO/ZOOM SCHEDULE: (Studio Yoga – Mondays and Wednesdays at 1pm are Full)
WEKLY STUDIO/ZOOM SCHEDULE  (PLEASE BOOK AHEAD – NO DROP-INS, sorry)

ZOOM: Mon. 6.30 FREE OF CHARGE Teacher Training/Gita, Tues. Herb workshop 7.30, Friday 6.45 Tarot –  $50 for 4 Friday classes.
STUDIO YOGA:Mon. 1pm (full) 2.15pm, Wed. 1pm Restorative(full),2.15 Friday 1pm, 2.15 Hatha,  SATURDAY 1PM, 2.15 RESTORATIVE or HATHA YOGA.

MONTHLY LUNCHEON:  This Thursday 26th May at 12noon at “The Vic” in Woodend (If you are running a bit late, relax, it’s OK – drop in for dessert.  We have the meeting room, so it is separate and quieter).  Please let me know if you can join us.  I will send an invite.

CONSULTATIONS: Tarot/Bach/QHHT HYPNOTHERAPY, Bowen or a combo – by appointment only.  $85 including remedy (including postage if zooming)  Past-Life (QHHT taught by Dolores Cannon) $250 via email or in the studio.  The reading includes Time, date, place of the prior life. To discuss,  email  yogafirst@netcon.net.au

TEACHER TRAINING:  Unfortunately there appears to be a glitch in the videos – some can read them, some students can’t.  I am working to resolve this, please let me know if you have a question and we can resolve it one-on-one.  I have a USB with them all on, and I will be sending this in lieu of the videos to all NEW students.  This may prove to be a better option.

 

NAMASTE – I WILL SEE YOU ON THE MAT.

JAHNE

 

 

 

Hi there Yogis,

I recently discovered a blip in my web sites and had to go searching for archive CD’s and DVD’s.  I found a lot that probably we will hardly use anymore,  however, you might have use the for them.  These are old stocks and I have no DVD reader to check them out, but they have not been played (ever) so they should be excellent.

THREE OF EACH:
RADIANT CORE YOGA * THE FIVE TIBETANS *  RESTORATIVE YOGA * THE SACRO-CRANIO CONNECTION * HEALING MEDITATION AND RELAXATION.

Purchasing these is like bidding on a lot in an auction house.  What you see is what you get.
However at $7.50 for each DVD  including postage!!!  it is worth a chance I think.  To purchase pay on www.yogabeautiful.com.au and click on PAY VIA PAYPAL. 

NAMASTE – JAHNE

 

 

 

Dear Yogis,

After my last newsletter I was AMAZED, staggered, to discover how many students out there had no idea what I was talking about when I said ROE VS WADE.  It was a landmark decision in America (1973) which struck down the Texan law criminalising abortion and with that precedent set, enshrined the right of women to make their own decision about abortion, and therefore about their lives.  Prior to that case abortion was illegal.  You might think it does not apply to you – but many of the rights women have in society stem from this decision.  Women after RvsW were able to take their power back, make their own decisions.  Right now, those rights are being threatened.  The America legislature is preparing to reverse the decision, and it is likely that abortion will once again be illegal in at least half the States in America…  once a precedent like this is established, the power of women is eroded, not just in America, but around the world.  Please, please don’t be complacent.

 

HERBS FOR THE SKIN

In the same vein, think about taking back your power at the cash register.  Don’t be a slave to the big advertising companies.  Many of the things you buy can be replaced simply by using herbs in your garden and ingredients in your cupboards.

Below is the recipe for HUNGARY WATER.  It is a skin toner that has been used by women throughout history to restore the quality of their skin. Some call it “The Queen of Hungary’s Water”.  Same recipe.   I doubt that it would cleanse the skin of some of the “undercoat” used by women to hide their skin, but once you have cleaned that off, this toner does keep the skin in good condition, and some of my students say it is effective against “troubled” acne prone skin.  I used to have an oily, acne prone skin, and until I started using this toner, even with my mature skin I still suffered/suffer with break-outs.  I use it night and morning – but then, I don’t use a foundation, just moisturiser.  This is a must have for my daily routine…

HUNGARY WATER: A DIY Natural Facial Cleanser

What you’ll need…I find this recipe to be very forgiving with regards to ingredients.. and just use tablespoons measurements for the herbs, though you could also do it by weight.  If you can’t get one ingredient, then compromise, use something close.  You can double to make a big batch, or half the recipe to make a very small batch, but remember to double or half everything. If you need advice, email me.

  1. 3 parts lemon balm or mint (6 tablespoons fresh or 3 dried)
  2. 2 parts chamomile (4 tablespoons fresh or 2 dried)
  3. 2 parts rose petals (4 tablespoons fresh or 2 dried)
  4. 2 parts calendula petals (3 tablespoons fresh or 2 dried)
  5. 2 parts comfrey leaf chopped fined (3 tablespoons fresh or 2 dried)
  6. 1 part lemon/citrus peel (1 tablespoons fresh)
  7. 1 part rosemary (2 tablespoons fresh or 1 dried)
  8. 1 part sage (2 tablespoons fresh or 1 dried)
  9. About 400ml apple cider or wine vinegar (enough to fill large jar – easy and inexpensive if you made your own a few months back when i gave you the recipe.
  10. After soaking the herbs add – Half a cup rose water or witch hazel extract (you can buy this at Coles or make your own) and a few drops essential oil of lavender or rose for scent (optional)

Chop all these herbs up, or quickly blitz in a blender or processor.  Do not make them into mush.  You should be able to see the different ingredients in the jar.
Place the herbs in a widemouthed jar and fill the jar with enough vinegar that it rises an inch or two above the herb mixture.
Cover tightly and let it sit in a warm spot out of direct sunlight for 2 to 3 weeks.
Strain out the herbs first through a strainer, and then a final strain through a coffee filter.
To each cup of herbal vinegar, add 2/3 to 1 cup of rose water or witch hazel. (It is important to dilute the vinegar in this way rather than applying it to your skin straight to prevent burning.)

You can add a drop or two of essential oil, if desired.

You don’t need to refrigerate this toner, it will keep as long as you need it – I hope you like it well enough that you will keep topping it up.  I make a new batch every season.. (Note that if you use raw apple cider vinegar from my recipe  to make it, vinegar mothers will form in the jar and need to be removed periodically.)

(My note: Soak a cotton ball in the vinegar solution and apply to face. You will likely feel a tingly or even slightly burning sensation. If you are using commercial vinegar which is quite harsh, rinse the toner from your face with cool water, pat dry, and then apply your moisturizer of choice — an infused herbal oil or cream, perhaps. Once again I use a home made balm – which I also use all over my body from my toes to my face.  I have a stick of it in every room.  If you want a bag of the herbs to help you make your own, just ask. yogafirst@netcon.net.au)

 

CURRENT STUDIO/ZOOM SCHEDULE: (Studio Yoga – Mondays and Wednesdays at 1pm are Full)
WEKLY STUDIO/ZOOM SCHEDULE  (PLEASE BOOK AHEAD – NO DROP-INS, sorry)

ZOOM: Mon. 6.30 Teacher Training/Gita, Tues. Herb workshop 7.30, Friday 6.45 Tarot –  $50 for 4 Friday classes.
STUDIO YOGA:Mon. 1pm (full) 2.15pm, Wed. 1pm Restorative(full),2.15 Friday 1pm, 2.15 Hatha,  SATURDAY 1PM, 2.15 RESTORATIVE or HATHA YOGA.

MONTHLY LUNCHEON:  Thursday 26th May at 12noon at “The Vic” in Woodend (If you are running a bit late, relax, it’s OK – drop in for dessert).  Please let me know if you can join us.  I will send an invite.

CONSULTATIONS: Tarot/Bach/Bowen or a combo – by appointment only.  $85 including remedy (including postage if zooming)  Past-Life (QHHT taught by Dolores Cannon) $250 via email or in the studio.  The reading includes Time, date, place of the prior life. To discuss,  email  yogafirst@netcon.net.au

TEACHER TRAINING:  Unfortunately there appears to be a glitch in the videos – some can read them, some students can’t.  I am working to resolve this, please let me know if you have a question and we can resolve it one-on-one.

 

NAMASTE – I WILL SEE YOU ON THE MAT.

JAHNE