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
Taoism on Winter
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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