IMAGINE...You wake, walk to this beach, look to the horizon, breathe it in, settle your feet into warm sand and start your qigong... then you are served tea and a delicious breakfast, chat with some nice folks and the day rolls gently and simply on.....more Qigong with Master Liu, a massage, more treats from the … Continue reading Imagine…You wake, walk to this beach…
It was Hippocrates who said 'Let food be thy medicine and medicine be they food' some 2500 years ago, promoting the idea that we should look first to the food we consume as a basis for good health before we visit the pharmacy shelves. We agree wholeheartedly. I’d like to tell you a little … Continue reading Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food on your Spring Retreat.
We spent a gorgeous day at the beach today, climbing rocks, exploring caves, doing qigong, perching in high places to wave at whales and opening fully to Nature. Later we sat on the headland in quiet awe of the golden full moon as it slowly emerged into a darkening sky. It was medicine. The thoughts … Continue reading Simplicity
From a Taoist perspective Winter is a Yin season, governed by the element of Water and the energy of 'storing'. Water looks for a way around resistance, holding true always to its search for the lowest point where it gathers and eventually finds stillness. The sediment then drops away and the surface becomes clear and … Continue reading Taoism on Winter
The first day of Winter was marked by the early passage of a pod of Humpback whales up our sunny east coast as they head North to warmer waters to birth their calves. During this time a quiet qigong practice on the beach may be distracted several times by a tail fluke waving or … Continue reading Winters Gift
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It's truly a 'thing' you know. Going into the forest for the purpose of immersing yourself in greenery for peace of mind and healing is called 'Shinrin-yoku. The term was coined in Japan in the 1980's. We love a bit of forest therapy. But you have to get beyond some stuff to really feel it. … Continue reading Forest Bathing
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