Clear Mind – Moving Body

greenspring8-10 February 2013 – Course Outline

Friday

4.00 Arrival and Check In

5.00 Welcome Session

• Introduction of the group

• Presentation of the Liver/Gall Bladder in Traditional Chinese Medicine

• Simple stretches

7.0 Supper

• Spicy sour sweet corn soup

• Tabouleh Salad

• Jordanian Green Salad with a cumin and lemon dressing

8.30 Evening meditation & Simple Self Shiatsu

• Accupoints for flow and detox on the feet

uta yogaSaturday

9.0 Light Juicy Breakfast

• Porridge served with optional seeds and raisins

Oats are a warming tonic for the Qi. They strengthen the Spleen and benefit the nervous system and the bones

• Fresh fruit

• Yogurt and Honey

• A variety of Freshly Juiced Fruits

• Stewed Fruits with Fennel and Ginger

10.0 Morning meditation and Yoga with Uta

12.30 Main Meal

• Dhal Bhat – Traditional Nepalese Lentil Dish served with Basmati Rice and Spicy Mixed Greens

• Saffron and Ginger Poached Pears served with low fat Greek Yogurt and Honey

1.00 Free time for walks in the grounds or a swim at the beach

4.00 Conscious Cooking Class with JoSpring-Rolls-Cover

• Spring Green Soup incl watercress, nettles and kale

• Warm Crispy Kale, Blue Cheese and Barley Salad with an Umeboshi plum dressing

• Spinach and Alfalfa Sprout Salad

• Cucumber wraps

• Babaganoush

• 5 Greens Pesto

• Buttermilk Cake

6.30 Supper

7.30 Evening meditation and Personal Visioning Activity

Sunday

8.30 Light Juicy Breakfast

• Porridge served with optional seeds and raisins

Oats are a warming tonic for the Qi. They strengthen the Spleen and benefit the nervous system and the bones

• Fresh fruit

• Yogurt and Honey

• A variety of Freshly Juiced Fruits

• Stewed Fruits with Fennel and Ginger

9.30 Morning Yoga with Uta

11.00 Tea Break with Juicy Fruity Seed Bars

11.20 Body work with Jo and Uta

1.00 Main Mealbuddha

• Mediterranean Caponata served with Basmati Rice

• Super Green Salad with tarragon and orange dressing

• Babaganoush

• Apple and Rhubarb Seeded Crumble

3.00 Closing Ceremony

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2 thoughts on “Clear Mind – Moving Body

  1. For one I would highly reemnmcod seeing your doctor about the medication. It is very damaging to your liver with prolonged use. Ask your doc to get you off them with any other means.In Oriental Medicine, insomnia can be caused by a number of things. It could be that you either have too much going through your mind and you find it hard to shut off, or it could be a nutritional thing that is stimulating your stomach energy.Either way, your body is out of balance. If you can get yourself to an Acupuncturist or a good Shiatsu therapist they should not only be able to help physically with re-balancing things, but also be able to reemnmcod lifestyle changes to help bring you back to balance.I wish I could help but without further information and seeing you personally I would not be able to make a diagnosis. I have successfully treated many people with Insomnia, not one person has had te same treatment plan however.Some good natural remedies that can help include:* Warm milk and nutmeg about 20 minutes before going to bed* A brisk walk and 10 minute cool down with stretches before going to bed*Keeping yourself more active throughout te day so your body actually craves’ rest.* Brething and Yoga stretches for the lmphatic system* Avoid stimulants after 7pm (coffee, most tea, sugar)In the end, insomnia is not just a condition that can be fixed with a drug or herb, it is a result of an un-balanced lifestyle, so the way to fix it is changing something with the cause, not the effect.Hope this helps, please let me know how you go

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