Hey Yogis,

It is Friday and here is your last newsletter for the week.  As usual, the zoom notifications first, and my musings come after.  Today, TO AGE OR NOT TO AGE.  I know what I am choosing to do.

Friday: 6.45 THE FREE PENDULUM CLASS – last week – the vibrations of all things.
Saturday: 2pm THE ART CLASS – Tarot/Botanical/Bring your own unfinished work… if you are coming, please email me: yogafirst2@bigpond.com
Sunday: 10am THE GITA STUDY GROUP – We are on our second voyage through this inspirational text.  Do join us.


To celebrate my journey thus far I have purchased a NUTRI BULLET and not a thermomix.  Why? 1. Thermomix mainly is for people who COOK.  I don’t have a stove.  2. If you use your pendulum you may discover as I have,  that cooking destroys the life in food (milk has no life, no vibrations to start with!).  If I juice things, not everything, then I am getting maximum energy released from the food I am juicing. 3.  I have been using a George Foreman alternative to NutriBullet for years, but it died.

I have been doing a lot of experimenting, reading, watching you tube and Ted Talks, and what I notice is that people are only PART SMART.  They may have lost some weight, increased insulin resistance and etc. all good things, but they could have done even better if INSTEAD of concentrating on JUST THE FOOD AND THE PHYSICAL, they worked with the BREATH, and MEDITATION as well.

The TV and the WEB are awash with food and meal management plans and offers, however the results are all about the clothing size and the mirror, but no-one has spoken about snoring, dreaming, insomnia, restlessness, depression, anxiety and so on.  If the regime had been a combination of BREATHE, EAT MOVE AND LIVE, how much better and long lasting the results would have been, (and in my case will be).

Speaking about MOVING.  Congratulations to those people who took my words about not wasting valuable computer time when they could be exercising with a mini-bike under their desks.  I said that you could buy these mini-bikes in Kmart in Woodend but since I gave that advice,  you can’t buy them in Woodend today – until they fill the shelves again – KMART IN WOODEND HAS SOLD OUT OF THEM!!!  There was a sudden run on demand.  So good-on you my Woodend Yogis!  If you still want one, go in and order, or buy on-line if you have missed out.  (I am sure you can purchase them on-line or elsewhere – they were $29. Kogan sells them for $69 and up!)

RECIPES.   If you want some sugarless recipes.. and I am fussy, I don’t mean “horrible” tasting nonsense, go to the blog on  www.thebreath.online   I have a fabulous sugarless berry jam, and a coconut milk POPSICLE with raspberries and chia… recipe.. The jam and the popsicle are both fabulous, nutritious, super easy, super quick and super tasty.

This BREATH WEB SITE is just starting up, but I would like to do some interesting things…  An eating/weight management (or inch management) plan for one thing, a training plan for yoga teachers who want to add it to their teaching menu.   Especially since I am the main guinea pig here, and weight is still falling off me.  I feel sparkly, and “Up” if you know what I mean, PLUS, I am not getting hungry between my (frequent) meals.  It hasn’t cost me much $10 for the bike at the op-shop, and $69 for the NutiBullett in Coles – I think that is it.  I buy veggies anyway in my weekly shop – no change there.  I only have a certain amount of time in my day, and certainly I am not interested in diets, or going to a gym – anything has to fit around my already crowded schedule.

Re. The Popsicles.  I do have moulds I purchased years ago.  I have ditched the fancy handles in favour of wooden sticks as you can see in the ordinary shaped one in the front (even ice block moulds would do), but with the star shaped popsicles (which are harder to eat gracefully – they make a mess), I have stuck with the sticks that came with them.  Not for children I think, unless you like your kids to make a mess.  The shape makes it difficult to eat.

Please go to the new web site www.thebreath.online.  Let me know what you think, and join in with me.  ‘BREATHE, EAT, MOVE AND LIVE”.  Don’t be part smart.