My 2nd Exciting Week in Bhutan

This week my Lama showed me some new facets of himself, his family, and life in Bhutan. Our campsite by the river was relaxing and refreshing. Bhutan has so many rivers filled with clean, gurgling “happy water”. The air is clean, the sunlight is bright. I feel myself relaxing more every day. Lama introduced me to his four mothers. This is Khandu, the one that nursed him as a baby when his birth mother had no milk. He visits her often to treat her and give rejuvenating massages. His other three mothers are sisters who live together in the farmhouse…

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I Arrive to a Warm Welcome in Bhutan

  We make a steep descent into Paro airport, considered the most hazardous airport in the world, due to an extremely short runway and thickly forested mountains all around. Here’s a video of our descent. Paro Airport Inside, Paro airport is impeccably clean with high ceilings, hand-painted columns and walls. Calm, healthy men and women in traditional clothes complete the tranquil scene. In Bhutan, professional workers wear the national dress – that means a Gho with cuffs for men, and a Kira wrap with silk jacket for women. Notice the five kings pictured above? In comparison to Nepal’s chaotic airport,…

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Bhutan, Land of the Thunder Dragon

This week I’ll be in Nepal 3 days and Bhutan 4 days.    “When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky.” Gautama Buddha Mina and I happened to be walking around the Boudha this afternoon. She admired my prayer-wheel earrings. I took them off and and gave them to her as a gift. It was great fun to see her surprised face! She invited me to sit down. We exchanged phone numbers and Facebook addresses.     Are you ready for this? The government of Bhutan requires our marriage be…

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Relaxing into Asian Ways

Gradually unwinding into a new rhythm of life. Listening, absorbing timeless traditions of calmness, respect and patience. Doing is inaccessible to me. I must learn to let go, to receive love and service from those around me. Sweet, pungent aromas and deep energy infuse the “Sleeping Vishnu” statue. The most memorable moment of the week so far was the Budhanilkantha Temple. Also called Narayanthan Temple, it has an huge statue of Lord Vishnu reclining on a bed of nagas, or snakes. Vishnu is part of the Hindu Trimurti, Trinity of dieties, along with Brahma and Shiva. It is said that…

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Sharpening scissors in Kathmandu

 Motorcycle is the most efficient way to get around Kathmandu. My friend Dawa’s son came to pick me up for lunch. He drove fast as we swerved and bumped through the mud, rocks, and traffic. I got to experience first-hand the unthinkable risks that motorists and pedestrians accept every day. Wanted to make you a video of the ride, but was desperately hanging on with both hands. We are so fortunate. After lunch I noticed a funny feeling in my body. Went into the kitchen and asked what kind of oil they’re using. Uh Oh! Refined GMO soybean oil from…

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How do you say “Hello” in Kathmandu?

So happy to be in Nepal. Leaving behind the frenetic London mindset, I’m instantly immersed in the timeless atmosphere of invisible wisdom, total unpredictability, gentle kindness, and chaotic clash as ancient, modern, Buddhist, Hindu, and Western cultures stretch to coexist. “Hello” is a pretty good way to start a conversation. Nepal is a crossroads of many cultures. There are 123 different languages spoken as a mother tongue, with Nepali being the official language. Like Hindi and Sanskrit, Nepali is of the Indo-Aryan language family using the Devangari script. Tibetan and Dzongkha are of the Sino or Chinese language family, and…

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Arrivederci Santa Fe, Qigong & Food Sleuthing in London

Welcome to my travel log. Friday 3 August, 2018 – Saying good-bye to my temporary home in Santa Fe. Last month I moved out of my house and put everything in storage. Please, no comments on my luggage. It’s only 2 suitcases, a backpack, and a “purse”. Ha Ha! Sadly, I had to leave behind some of my of my favorite toiletries and supplements. Looks like I may be gone for several months… Took Norwegian Air from Chicago to London on the amazing new Boeing 787. Called the “Dreamliner”, it’s the healthiest way to fly, cuz there’s no toxic “bleed…

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Final Qigong Class tomorrow 7/14. Getting married in Bhutan.

My last Qigong class before I leave for Bhutan will be Saturday 14th at 9:30 am. I will be back in a few months. Yep, I’m marrying my lama love. Please keep up your healthy practices: plenty of clean water, walk in daylight, and Qigong. View daily Qigong guidelines here. Distance sessions are available – call or text me at 503-701-3486. What deep enjoyment I am feeling to take apart my life piece by piece carefully, and to build a new one! It’s a wonderful and unexpected opportunity to start over! We’re having a partial Solar Eclipse in Cancer on July…

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Guidelines for Your Daily Qigong Practice

When you do a little Qigong every day, your body can stay in tune quickly and maintain its healthy meridian balance. Here are my guielines to create your daily practice no matter if you have 5 minutes or a whole hour. Of the many types of Qigong available, ours is the MOST detoxifying. We really need detoxifying of organs, muscles, and thoughts in these chaotic times. Five Seasons Medical Qigong vitalizes the meridians in a minimum amount of time, compared to other types of Qigong or a fitness workout. So if you do 5-15 minutes on your own each day,…

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Classes & Treatments OPEN thru 7/14. Srijana going to Bhutan!

My trip to Bhutan has been moved up unexpectedly. It is happening NOW! Please note that classes and treatments will be open only through next Saturday, July 14. After that I will be in Bhutan for a month or more. There will be no Qigong or Taichi classes while I am away. To keep up your practice and boost your health every day, see my article Guidelines For Your Daily Qigong Practice.  I’m getting married!  Yes, while I am in Bhutan, I will be getting married, teaching English in a private high school, learning the Dzongkha language, and traveling to…

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