I’ve been taking medication for stomach ache since last week. My family members say it must have come form the hectic July I went through, but I think it has a lot to do with the climate here in Singapore.
Menopausal symptoms are often treated with hormone replacement therapies, but I think the Eastern Medicine helps just as much the general menopausal malaises, such as sleeplessness, lethargy, chronic fatigue, agitation and irritability. In recent years, it’s been reported that more women in their late 30s and early 40s are starting to complain with menopausal symptoms, and a term “premenopause” has been coined for this period in women’s lives.
When I give lectures on the kidney, a water element, in my meridian training program, I talk about “fear”. Fear is probably what hinders you most from moving into the future.
Fear makes you afraid to take a necessary step forward. Even if you have made the first step, the emotion might stop you form carrying on. The “will power” that lies deep in your water element is weakened by excessive fear.
I was looking for aromatherapy formulas to ease a stomachache. If you search on the web a bit, it quickly returns numerous blending ideas, some of which I probably wouldn’t concoct myself. That, by the way, made me ponder once again the importance of diversity in people you interact with.
There was a website suggesting such a combination, and it was to blend…
Neroli and basil.
I tried it straight off and… wow! It was so good! Neroli with its gentle, soothing scent and the basil that throws in a bit of spiciness is indeed a combination! Despite the spicy kick, it’s deeply relaxing, too.
The formula is completed with peppermint, and I’m sure this makes a great blend for a massage oil to alleviate stress-related gastritis and stomachaches. Basil is expected to help you fight stress, so it adds a perfect touch. I so concocted and gave it a try. It did soothe me tenderly. Aromatherapy rocks!
I have an aromatherapy column page on Junostyle as well. Check it out for my formulas and recipes!＞＞＞HERE
Peggy, the former owner of CASA SANTOSA and I had a farewell party at Gordon Ramsay in Marina Bay Sands (MBS) for my photographer Kyoko, who is going home at the end of this month. We talked and talked with endless laughs, but the course of our conversation naturally flowed into yoga talks in this yogic gathering.
These are the ladies who fell in love with yoga in Singapore. I first met them at CASA SANTOSA, where I taught Yin for the first 2 years here. We’ve been good friends ever since, who not only practice yoga together but also just simply enjoy each other’s company in our lives in this city-state.
Many people wish to expand their horizons, wish to succeed. I, too, always wish to ceaselessly grow.
To fly high, we need to take a big leap, we need to be powerful, but before you start that upswing, stop for a moment to think about what’s supporting you beneath: your “roots”.
I gave a summer Yin workshop on obesity and water retention in Singapore the other day.
It was catered to Japanese audience, who grew up in a land with distinctive four seasons, to give them tips on how to adjust themselves and live healthy in everlasting summer in the Lion City. I gave talks on five organs as always, in addition to why we need Yin yoga practice in our lives.
This is a snapshot of a moment I realized human communication was such a vital thing.
These people are my wonderful fellow YTT-ers, my teammates. We are all connected on WhatApp, sharing our assignments, scripts and notes from our training. We even communicate on the app what our homework is supposed to be, or what time we are to meet up next time.