A VERY PRACTICAL NEWSLETTTER, AND A REPEAT – JUST IN CASE YOU MISSED YESTERDAY.
SCHEDULE FOR THIS MONTH – WE ARE STARTING UP AGAIN
STUDIO: from the 10th January Monday 1pm Yoga, Wednesday/Friday 5.30 yoga.
Monday 10th Jan. 6.30 Teacher Training $25 per month – for the moment we are again studying THE ‘GITA – Learning to understand the battlefield on which we find ourselves. I am sure you will agree that we are certainly on a BATTLEFIELD. I understand we are on a battlefield, way back when the ‘Gita was compiled they understood it… why not learn from yoga. It is not just a matter of asanas. The cost of these lessons is about the same cost as a cup of coffee every week.
Tuesday 11th Jan. 7.30 CCP – new students and refresher for students who have done the course. If there is not enough response this time, we will try again next month. Because this is a more expensive course, ten zoom classes are provided free
Friday 14th Jan. 6.45 Tarot Training (ongoing) $50 per month
Saturday 15th Jan. 2pm HERBAL NETWORK. $50 per month This week (and every week) we will be looking at a number of herbs, identifying them, learning how to use them, and how to make medicines. This is the face-to-face part of the BACH THERAPIES COURSE, although you don’t have to do the course, you can just do the zoom. The course which is on etsy (www.myyogabooks.etsy.com) is $55 to download) – even with the extra $50 it is a very economical and useful course.
To pay for your class – or for a tarot reading….. Go to www.yogabeautiful.com.au and click on Pay via PayPal.
There is a lot of panic about RATS , and if you have been vaccinated and are tested positive and have to isolate, there are no directives (apart from prepare for the worst), to help you see the infection through. Here is my routine and a useful recipe. EVERYDAY I take as a matter of course at least 2,000mg of Vit.C per day, plus Vit.D3, Echinacea and VitB. I am double vaccinated plus getting the booster next week. If I tested positive of course I would isolate, but I would take the drink below, rest, and let my body take care of the damage. As my daughter said – “my body knows what to do”. That’s true but we have to make sure it has the nutrition to do it.
It may be that we once again have to endure lockdowns as Omicron overtakes the world, so it would be good if you could stockpile your vitamins, and foodstuff that will keep. It is an investment in your health. Also plant and locate the plants you can forage and use from your garden as prices rise (and seeds become scarce).
AN OLD HOME REMEDY. Changed and modified slightly thanks to my students who make and use it. This is quite strong, so if you are on other medications, please check with your doctor first, or start with half strength.
Wash the skin of two or three grapefruit and one lemon or lime thoroughly, and cut into chunks (the rind, the pith, the flesh). Cover the peels with water (no more than just covering) in a one quart saucepan and simmer for about THREE hours (I use a slow cooker). Keep checking and moving the peels around so they all get cooked. Cook until it becomes thick – This of it as homemade cordial.
Once the syrup is ready, strain this mixture into a jug. To serve, pour the warm syrup into a glass (fill to a half a glass), and top – not drown – with fresh tonic water. It makes a froth on top. Drink it all. Sweeten with honey if desired, and drink at least half a cup of the mixture. Go to bed, cover up well, and when you wake, re-heat and take another glass… keep doing this until your temperature comes down, and you start to feel better. You can add a teaspoon of good honey to the mix if it is just too bitter, I add pine, ginger and hawthorn to the mix, and find it very pleasant.
Grapefruit peel may never play a prominent role in your diet, but it is edible, and when you trash the peel, you’re also throwing away beneficial nutrients. The peel has significantly more fibre than the fruity pulp. It also contains essential oils, phytochemicals and vitamin C, all of which provide antioxidant protection. Some of the substances in grapefruit peel even show promise for fighting cancer.
Vitamin C is most concentrated in citrus fruits such as lime juice and the associated peel and pulp, and is involved in:
- Protecting cells from free radicals (antioxidant)
- Improving iron absorption
- Regenerating vitamin E supplies
- Helping to build collagen, which holds bones, tissues and other bodily structures together
- Metabolizing cholesterol to bile acids
- Synthesizing norepinephrine (stress hormone and neurotransmitter) and carnitine (responsible for energy production)
- Immune system function
Without being too dramatic – this news item came from the Queensland Department of health on Friday… Although you could call it a Covid preparedness kit, I think we all should have these things to hand, especially as we get older, or live alone, because you never know when an accident may happen and you need help – a good idea in the first instance is to speak to a friend of neighbour and ask if they are able to be your chosen “COMPANION”. Remember that we have a course to help people take on this responsibility. You also need to make sure you nutrition is good every day – don’t just wait until you get ill before you check.
‘WHAT TO INCLUDE IN YOUR COVID-READY READY KIT: Queensland health has encouraged people to prepare using this list. Pain relief & your medications – A thermometer – Masks, hand sanitiser & gloves – Stay-at-home activities – A plan for who can look after your children, pets, people in your care if you have to go to hospital – Phone numbers for people outside your home you can call for help – A plan for how you’ll get food and essentials for 7 days such as frozen meals, pet food, nappies and baby formula.
I am not being pessimistic, but one has to look to the future, and right now we don’t know what that may be – it changes from one day to the next. My cards look good, and I am doing what is necessary..
I look forward to seeing you on zoom or at the studio.
NO MATTER WHAT WE DO, WE STILL GO TO THE MAT.