Dear Yogis,

A couple of you have said that there has been no newsletter for a couple of days… well, I have written them EVERY DAY but our friend mail chimp has had a glitch and without notifying me was not delivering the news to everyone.  This is problem – as this is the main way I can get news  to you.

ZOOM DIARY:
FRIDAY: ZOOM CAFE
11am.  Everyone welcome -The more the better and its FUN/free. 5.30 RESTORATIVE with weights.
SATURDAY: 12.30 RESTORATIVE YOGA,  2pm MAKE YOUR OWN TAROT
SUNDAY: 10am. THE BHAGAVADGITA (and yoga).

We will be having a Watercolour Painting Class starting Tuesday at 1.30, but that will not be the only class.  Another class will be organised in the evening – not sure the day until you let me know your preferences.  In the meanwhile book for the watercolour class. The photo to the right is a pic of a set of four cards I am playing with.  Just doodles.  Easy, and you can do it too.  NO ART EXPERIENCE REQUIRED.  All the details are on the HOME page of www.yogabeautiful.com.au.

REGISTRATION:  At this time of the year it might be a good idea to glance at your registration papers.  Is your membership still current?  Everyone who re-registers between now and the end of October will receive one of my beautiful Small Pendulum Charts (17cm x17cm)  and a Purse size chart FREE.   That is two charts FREE so you will never be without one.  I wasn’t sure how useful they would be, after all we have the large one, but these are perfect.  I have the medium one near my computer and the tiny one in my purse with my travelling pendulum.  If you use your pendulum as a friend, and have it near you all the time, you will use these charts often..  REGISTER TODAY.  Email me to get your application for re-registration. yogafirst@netcon.net.au

YOUR TO-DO LIST.

Here’s a thought.  Like the plastic wrap you use to keep your celery fresh, your to-do list is IMMORTAL.  Mine will live on even when I die.  My daughter will get to read it and think I am nuts..  Every day we get a chance to drive ourselves crazy with the thought that we are “lazy”, not good enough, or not doing enough.  Every day you have the opportunity to practice stress or practice PEACE.   Keep in mind you have a CHOICE.  All it takes is a willingness to change and some common sense.  There are only so may hours in a day, we all have the same.  Use them wisely.  My garden (which is therapy) is the photo below. Bluebells, blue hyacinths, borage, tulips, forget-me-nots, violets, daffodils, jonquils, mint, chocolate mint, agapanthus and so on….  I just put them in and stand back.

We live in a very worried, stressed culture and Covid is making this worse.  Prior to the pandemic 70% to 90% of visits to primary care physicians are attributable to stress.  When I first came to the Macedon Ranges there were few doctors, one or two for each of the little clusters of communities.  Not only could you easily get an appointment, the doctors and their small staffs had time for yoga.  Now there are 20 and more doctors where there used to be one or two (multiplied by medical offices springing up all over the Shire, plus specialists etc.).  In spite of the huge increase in doctors and support staff, you can’t get an appointment, hardly anyone values yoga, and fewer come to class.  New practices are springing up all the time.  It is not about how many offices you have, it is the time you can give to each client.  There are many who go to the doctor who just need comfort, not medication.  People who need someone to talk to, something to give meaning to their day. The doctors themselves need to de-stress.  You can help.

 

Today I am going to paint, and take my time.  It’s my day off….  See you at ZOOM tomorrow.

NAMASTE – JAHNE