Most of us know that food is medicine, Hippocrates told us that, back somewhere between 470 and 360BCE. He worked out that disease was not punishment by the gods for wrongdoings but was actually a result of lifestyle choices, diet and environmental factors.
The first time I sat in a yoga class and they started to chant I felt the most powerful hit in my chest, almost like someone had thrown a force at me as the Om came belting across the room, it made me smile and I smiled for the rest of the day.
On Sunday 25th May, 2015 a group of over 75 gorgeous individuals from around the Forster and outlying areas gathered with a common intention, to Pray for Nepal. This came in the shape of a shared yoga practice and kirtan (chanting with music) and a social chai to complete a beautiful afternoon.
What is your regular state of mind? Do you feel that life is awesome and you keep landing on your feet? Or do you feel like there is rarely enough and you never get the right breaks? Or are you somewhere in the middle of these two experiences?
I have been spending a lot of time with my parents, which is allowing me to dip my toes into the stream that maybe awaiting me. Mum and Dad are in what we might call the 4th Age (over 75), which is a relatively new concept in a society that is now living longer. (I am in the 3rd Age which accompanies me from 50-75yrs. Wow that came fast :)