Category Archives: Health and Wellness

Love in Nimbin

Nimbin, Bundjalung Country May 2018. The 45th Anniversary celebrations of the Aquarius Festival are currently happening in Nimbin and it has been one year since I arrived.

What has happened and what next? Over the past year I have written and published three books. The flea and the dinosaur is a children’s book that I wrote and illustrated with an engaging anti-bullying message. Then there is my new release two book poetry anthology from 2017 Love and Lust in Nimbin which started as one book and ended up as two books. “Love in Nimbin” and “Lust in Nimbin” These books are currently only available by direct mail of from fantAsian eatery Nimbin. However I am currently working on EPUB ebook copies and a large hardback format version of “The flea and the dinosaur.”

There is also a sticker and t-shirt range I am working on, a portraits of Nimbin art show that I am working toward later in the year, my 2018 poetry anthology “Peace and Protest in Nimbin” and my second children’s book called ” The Yowie who went to Booberowie” which is about a Yowie who takes all the good Aquarian ideals about Nimbin and takes them to a sad half dead town. (Sorry Booberowie, but you really need a makeover)

Art, writing, drawing and so much to do in Nimbin to keep ones mind occupied and great people too. That is why myself and some other people are looking to create an open hub of wellness and learning.

Twenty years ago I had dreams to build a collective learning centre for sustainability, land repair, and personal wellness. Nimbin has one of the highest proportion of tertiary educated people in Australia as well as being close to Brisbane, Gold Coast and Byron. That is why I believe Nimbin area would be appropriate for a Zeitgeist/Venus Project style learning hub.

Next step. Look for land and creative funding as well as benefactors.

Contact me via Email to buy a copy of mypoetry books. They are $20 each.

As for “The flea and the Dinosaur, you can buy a copy by clicking the link

1english1@gmail.com

More to come…….

 

4 Easy Habits That Slow and Reverse Ageing

Most people I know want to stay young and to be in the springtime of their youth again. They want to have happy and healthy lives free of pain. They want to have the same vigour and energy that they had when they were 18 years old. Here are 4 easy habits that help your body heal, rejuvenate and which can slow and even reverse ageing.  The important thing is that if you want to see results that these 4 easy actions become your 4 daily habits. Before I continue I want to warn you that none of these habits reverses gray hair.

What are they? Air, Water, Earth and Fire

  1. Quantum Pause Breathing.
  2. Drinking good quality clean water.
  3. Eating a raw nutritious breakfast.
  4. The 5 Tibetan Rites of Rejuvenation.

1. Quantum Pause Breathing  [1]

The first element is air which our body uses for oxygen.Deep, purposeful breathing improves the oxygen in our body. Quantum Pause Breathing is a four stage breathing meditation that helps healing by increasing the transfer of oxygen into the body. QP also improves heart mind coherance, oxygenates the blood, improves lung capacity, helps heal lungs polluted by smoking tobacco.

Quantum pause breathing starts with a 5 second full 100% inhale, 5 second full breath hold, 5 second full exhale and finally a 5 second hold fully exhaled. One cycle takes 20 seconds and a typical set goes for 5 minutes followed by a period of consolidation of about 2 or 3 minutes. When you first begin QP breathing 5 second intervals might be difficuls so you might like to start with 3 second intervals and slowly build up to 5 second intervals. The important thing is that all the sections of the breathing are of equal length.

The beauty of Quantum Pause Breathing is that it can be easily practiced at home, at work, on the bus or even in a conversation.

Here is a video of explaining how it works.

2. Drinking Good Quality Water

Humans can only survive about 3 days without drinking water. However even if you have enough water, it is the quality of water that is most important. There is a big difference between natural spring water and the water in  bottle of Coke.

What is clean healthy water? It is water that is free of chlorine and fluoride.

3. Eating a raw nutritious breakfast. 

Fruit, vegetables, seeds and nuts come from plants that take their nutrients from the Earth. They have many essential vitamins, mineralks and nutrients that or bodies need. Processing food and cooking destroys many of the nutrients. Processed foods are low in soluble fibre, energy dense and nutrient poor. However fresh raw fruit and vegetables are high in fibre, nutrient rich and give a more sustained energy over a longer period.

Instead of breakfast  cereal and toast  eat a something like a bowl of freshly cut fruit, a freshly made fruit and vegetable juice or a green smoothee.

4. The 5 Tibetan Rites of Rejuvenation

These 5 simple yoga exercises from Tibet came to the world from Peter Kelder in his book “The eye of revelation” [2]  You can download it here. Practised daily these 5 simple exercises with fill you full of fire energy making you stronger and more flexible in your core. Please check with your GP before taking up any new exercize routine.

 

[1] http://eventtemples.com/sessions/evt3/downloads/Spiritual%20Activism%20EVT3.pdf

[2] http://www.t5t.com/product_info.php?products_id=122

I am building a mobile free school in a double decher bus to teach lifestyles of health and sustainability as well as digital literacy. Your contribution to James’ Blue House Free School gofundme campaign will assit in getting equiping the bus for education and travel.

Click here to contribute. 

Disclaimer: In order to slow and reverse ageing these habits need to be practised daily. That means 7 days per week for at least 3 months. That is why they are habits. Unless you are truely prepared to commit to changing your life and adopting healthy habits don’t come crying to me that you are still ageing.

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