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