Archive for the ‘Womens Issues’ Category

BE STILL SOMETIMES

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

It is sometimes necessary and also pleasant to refrain from activity and to be still.
Body and Mind depend upon one another and degree co-operation between them will result in our states of health or disease.
We may commence the exercise at a time that is not conducive as when we have been in a rush and hurry mode and will have to persevere taking care to make sure that we have no pressing responsibilities that require action.
The restless mind becomes calm when the body sits still to gradually integrate and allow us to experience a state of peace, without disorganized thoughts.
We need a quiet environment to help us and a basic sense of inner security that will allow us to be comfortable as we just sit patiently – content just for these moments – to be still…..

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MOON GARDENS

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Moon gardens follow a popular romantic concept that although traditional, offers personal creative opportunities in landscape gardening as well as for home gardens.

The Moon symbolizes the subtle female power that complements the Sun or radiant power of our other main heavenly body. Life on our Earth depends upon them both equally.

In dedicating a garden to the Moon we are concerned with several important factors some of which may of necessity have to be modified.

Our intention is to plant a totally white flowered garden that will benefit from a shaded or green background with a percentage of silvery leaved plants that will seem especially attractive in the moonlight.
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The ideal site, whether large or small is best to create a semi circular or circular garden that allows privacy and intimacy as well as protection from harsh winds.

The aspect should be chosen as a vantage point to enjoy the rising moon at its full.

Inclusion of a water feature is important – whether a pond, fountain or alongside a natural small running creek.

Planting should be chosen from a range of white scented flowering trees, shrubs, bulbs, annuals and perennials. Sweetly scented evening flowers are specially favoured.

Shrubbery and green foliage provides background and sometimes blue/green and grey or silvery leaves contribute lovely effects in the moonlight.

A touch of female statuary will add to the gentle atmosphere desired to stir the imagination and encourage quiet contemplation of the beautiful nurturing qualities and influence of the Moon that directs growth on our planet.

If there is little scope for all these desired features, a summerhouse can be used as a modified sheltered, white, quiet place of peace.

White Flowered Plant Suggestions

White daisies

Cosmos

Gardenias

Jasmine

Night scented stocks

Roses

Brugmansia (Angels
Trumpets)

Lilac

Lily of Valley

Moon Flower

Sweet Alyssum

Orchids

Jonquils

Heliotrope

Snowball shrub

Viburnums

White Violets

Crepe myrtle

White verbena

Iris

Candytuft

Phlox

Money Plant

It is wise to carefully check before purchasing to ensure that your choice of plant is guaranteed to be a white flowering form, upon which the success of your Moon Garden will depend.

Arm Exercises and Breast Cancer

Friday, February 11th, 2011

The aim is to increase movement and improve circulation to the breasts as a preventative means.

If you are suffering breast cancer check with your doctor before attempting these movements.

Limbering is the term that means applying a little gentle pressure and release in repetitive movements taking care not to strain. Once the movement of the muscles and joints becomes freer, more pressure can be applied, depending upon personal reaction.

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Pregnancy – The First Principle

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

Ahimsa – Non-violence

Women students of Yoga who become pregnant are encouraged to consider the following points as important in benefitting from continued practices that must be adapted or modified for the months of pregnancy. Your teacher’s instruction is essential throughout as it is advisable to maintain consultation with your doctor.

Some of the disciplines that are easily applied to personal body-care exercise and breathing techniques before pregnancy, have to be carefully considered for their safety regarding the developing baby and your own comfort and good health.

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