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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One-Stop Detox, June Special $50 (Regular price $119)

Are you ready for the ultimate detox solution? My special for the month of June is a holistic, multi-faceted approach to total-body detox. It’s designed to help you eliminate stored toxins and emotions, to revitalize your life from the inside-out. Make an appointment for a 1 1/2 hour session to get started in a new way. Call Srijana at 505-216-1750 for more information, or Contact Srijana to Schedule a Session: Toxic accumulation, a challenge of modern times Throughout our lifetime, our bodies are exposed to toxins from food, air, and water. Your body is designed to eliminate many of them immediately.…

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How’s Your Drinking Water Quality?

In my Qigong classes here at Five Seasons Medicine, we’ve been testing various levels of drinking water. You’re invited to come practice Qigong, AND sample our amazing water! My Qigong classes are MW at 5:30 pm, Friday Taichi at 9:30am, and Saturday Qigong at 9:30am. Click here for details.  I believe that water quality, fluid clarity, and lymphatic drainage in the body are synonomous to health. If that is true, it would follow that the quantity and quality of the water we drink is VERY important. I do not need to discuss the problems with tap water, as this has…

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Benefits of Taichi and Qigong

Taichi and Qigong are often described as “meditation in motion.” But they might as well be called “medication in motion.”  These ancient mind-body practices can help treat or prevent many chronic health problems, says Harvard Women’s Health Watch. And it just might be the perfect activity for the rest of your life. This gentle form of exercise is slow and graceful. It doesn’t leave you breathless, yet it addresses all the key markers of good health: muscle strength, body awareness, flexibility, balance, bone health, cardiovascular function, inflammation, quality of life, stress reduction, breathing, oxygenation, mental health, and aerobic conditioning. What…

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How Many Types of Qigong? Which is Best?

Did you know that over 3,000 types of Qigong exist in the world? Which Qigong lineage is best? What practice is most beneficial to overall health? Which teacher is the most authentic? Which one is right for you? An enormous variety of ancient Qigong forms survive, and contemporary forms are continually being invented to address particular interests. During the Chinese cultural revolution of 1966 – 1976 and other periods of history, Qigong was suppressed, it’s practitioners and masters imprisoned or killed. Yet the sacred lineages survive, handed down in a continuous chain from master to student, going back thousands of…

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Qigong: Better than the Gym for Balanced Health

Qigong is far superior to ordinary exercise for overall wellness.  I love physical exercise. I have practiced sports, hiking, and every type of fitness activity. However I always find qigong to be the greater system for muscle tone, strength, and overall health. Here are the reasons: Qigong encompasses the whole body, mind, and spirit. Qigong helps me relax and fall in love with my body. Qigong heals and detoxifies the body in miutes, infinitely faster than ordinary exercise. Qigong is more energy-efficient. It gives you boundless energy, far more than you spend doing it. Qigong is easier to do, more…

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Do You Drink Enough Water? How to Absorb it

Your body needs water to live. All body functions require the presence of water. Your organs, circulation, energy flow to the cells, and even your thoughts rely on water. When there’s no water, there’s no nourishment, no releasing toxins, no joy, and no life! How much water do you drink per day? Start with 72 -80 ounces daily, drinking just 6-8 ounces at a time. Quality water is your #1 key to good health. Yep, dehydration drastically affects the exchange of nutrients across cell membranes. Bioenergetics tells us that water is associated with the experience and acceptance of joy in…

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