The weather was glorious and the woods and water were beautiful.
We focused on working with the Bird and the Four Element forms.
Please join us for the next session on Sunday the 20th of May, at 11am.
We will meet at the front gate. Read all about it here.
See the link below for a map.
Wychwood Wild Garden Map
Fee: By Donation.
Look forward to seeing you there.
Qi in the Woods
For a few days the weather was beautifully sunny and we were able to practise Qigong outdoors.
The teacher Zhixing Wang, was teaching the 5 animal forms or frolics. The Tiger, the Bird, the Bear, the Deer and the Monkey.
We explored their essential qualities and discovered that by tuning into these qualities, we were able to flow, extend and expand our physical bodies with minimal effort.
In my upcoming classes we will explore the energy of the animal forms. It should be both fun and illuminating. I hope to see you there.
I have classes starting on Thursday June 14th at Tiddy Hall, Ascott-under-Wychwood. Find out more here, any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.
This yoga is at the forefront of contemporary bodywork in its approach.
This is yoga that is kind to the body and that encourages you to listen to your body’s voice. Nothing is forced - the practice is a gentle and respectful conversation between your body, spirit and mind. It creates an awareness of what is experienced in the moment.
The deep respect that Vanda had for the wisdom of the body is expressed in one of her famous quotations.
Do not kill the instinct of the body for the glory of the pose.
Do not look at your body like a stranger, but adopt a friendly approach towards it.
Watch it, listen to it, observe its needs, its requests
and even have fun.
To be sensitive is to be alive.
For more information on upcoming Scaravelli yoga classes/workshops in Oxford, that I will also be attending please contact me.
Sweet is the Sleep of a Labourer, whether he eats little or much, but the full stomach of the rich will not let him sleep.
A number of well researched papers were presented and practical tips on sleep hygiene were highlighted. Practices like:
- Having a Winding Down Ritual
- Keeping your bedroom Quiet and Tidy
- Maintaining a cool, but pleasant bedroom temperature.
There was some fascinating research and evidence on the efficacy of fig bud tincture in promoting sleep. This new relatively new way of producing remedies from budding plants is known as Gemmotherapy.
In the Mysteries of Isis, it is said
to sleep under the fig tree secures rest and quiet.
Buds are harvested in the early Spring. Please see the magical process of buds unfolding - these happen to be Horse Chestnut buds, but the principle is the same.
At this stage they contain the highest concentration of active growth factor hormones, auxins, and gibberellins.
This process was developed in France in the 1950’s and 60’s and represents the most complete set of highly concentrated active components essential for tissue regeneration, favourable growth development and proper drainage.
If you would like to know more about helping you sleep, please contact me.
Hello, I'm Pam. My goal is to assist you in finding your way to improve and maintain your health. I believe in encouraging you to be become aware of what you are experiencing in the moment. I want to support you in returning to your natural state as a single, whole being and I do this in a variety of ways.