Saturday, February 20, 2010

Ginger & the year of the Tiger

The year of the (golden) Tiger has started,
and still cold and snow are falling in.

In order to harmonize those 2 currents, I suggest the essential oil of Ginger (Zingiber officinalis).

Tis spice is well known in the Asian cuisine for its digestif virtues.
Similar indications for the essential oil: constipation, flatulence, nausea (except for pregnant women).
Plus it brings help with toothache, rheumatism, diarrhea and bronchitis.

However to recommend it to you today I rather look at its biochemical components from a Traditional Chinese Medicine point of view (as taught in the phyto-energetics of the French Shiatsu Institute of Michel ODOUL

It carries Metal energy (to which the tiger belongs) as well as Fire (which controls the Metal).
The first one to protect you by stimulating your immune defenses, the latter to "heat you up" (for which it is known as an aphrodisiac for men).

Have 1 drop on a piece of sugar, a coffee spoon of honey or any vegetal oil, 3 times a day for 3 days (or 5 days if indeed you'll suffer from a light constipation).

carpe diem


HE Gingembre pour l'année du Tigre

L'année du Tigre d'avoir commencé,
le froid et la neige est de retour.

Pour aider ses 2 courrants à s'harmoniser, je conseils à vous la huile essentielle de Gingembre.
La racine est bien connu dans la cuisine asiatique des ces vertues digestif.
On trouvera pareil pour la huile essentielle.
Constipation, méteorisme, nausée sont tous des indications pour en prendre (sauf pour les femmes enceintes).
De plus elle porte du soulagement au douleurs dentaires, rhumatisme, diarrhée et bronchite.

Pour vous conseiller cette huile à ce moment, je me concentre sur l'interprétation des ses composants biochimique dans l'espace de la médecine traditionnelle chinoise.

Elle contient si bien l'énergie du Métal ( d' où le Tigre appartient) que le Feu (contrôleur du Métal).
Le premier pour la protection de nous, stimuler notre système immunitaire, et le dernier pour vous "réchauffer" (pour ça elle est aussi connu comme aphrodisiaque pour les hommes).

En prenant 1 goutte sur un morceaux de sucre, cuillère à café du miel ou d'une huile végétale, 3 fois par jour pour 3 jours. (5 jours si vous souffrez d'une constipation légère).



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Saturday, February 06, 2010

I can't dance..

"I can't dance, I can't talk.
The only thing about me is the way I walk."
(lyrics from Phil Collins' song)

During my practice of do-in / qigong (for example
the 7 Qigong of Prof. LEUNG KOK YUEN )
I had been amazed to consciously observe my way of walking, moving my legs, or just placing my feet.
How many good or bad habits I had accumulated over the years.
Am I already a step a-head and thus tried to put all my weight already on one leg although its foot hadn't been placed yet.
Do I stomp with my heels, or rather walk cat-like on my toes, thus neither taking advantage of the flexible "roll-on" feature of my feet?
Engaging my calves fully when doing so?
(the calves are one place where unnecessary stress energy might get accumulated thus stiffen them >> using them appropriately will massage them internally and thus free them).

Give it a try once in a while, just to see & feel what difference it makes.

Happy walking.

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Friday, February 05, 2010

Veronika, der Lenz ist da

Und um ihn herzlich willkommen zu heissen, diesen kleinen Tipp:

morgens auf nüchternen Magen einen Esslöffel eines Speiseöles (bevorzugt oftmals Olivenöl, am wichtigsten jedoch, dass es 'runtergeht) mit einem Tropfen des ätherischen Öls der Zitrone (Citrus limonum) bereichert schlucken.

Das Ganze ca. 10min "einwirken" lassen, und dann den Tag wie gewöhnlich beginnen.
Nach Belieben einmal täglich 7 Tage über anwenden.

Gemäss der traditionellen chinesischen Medizin braucht der Lenz ein wenig Anlaufzeit.
Deshalb beginnt die Frühjahrssaison energetisch schon jetzt, Anfang Februar, um sich bis 21.März vollends aufzuschwingen.

Obiger kleiner & einfacher Tipp hilft dem Übergang vom schläfrigen Winter, Zeit der Ruhe und Besinnung, in den spriessenden, grünenden Frühling hinein.

Welcoming Spring

Is it getting warm already?
Here I'd better say it's becoming less cold.

Nonetheless according to the traditional Chinese medicine, Spring energy is preparing itself slowly & silently to finally mount to it's climax at spring equinox.

Spring energy. That let the buts of a plant pop up. Have a stem dig through concrete. Mantles the world in green.
And helps us putting ideas into deeds, projects, realizing dreams.
What a power.

To welcome it, to make the transition from calm cold winter season easier, there's an easy remedy:
Start your morning with 1 tablespoon of any vegetable oil (so often olive oil is the preference) with JUST 1 drop of the essential oil of Lemon in it.
Give it 10min space to flourish inside, and have your regular breakfast. Once a day for 7 days is a good timing.

Welcome back spring!

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