Autumn Recipes for Healthy Lungs

Autumn recipes

The Autumn recipes below are good for all of us at this time of year. They protect us from respiratory infections and intestinal problems and generally boost our immune system by nourishing this season’s Metal energy in the Five Element system of Chinese medicine. Metal relates to the function of our Lungs and Large Intestines, which,…

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Autumn Yoga: time to reflect & refine

Meditation in Ulpotha, Sri Lanka

I start teaching my Qigong and Yoga classes in Cambridge again today after a glorious, long summer break in both beautiful Sri Lanka for the joyful celebrations of my niece’s wedding and in the wild hills of my old home in Umbria, Italy, where this Summer has been particularly unapologetic in its fiery heat. It has…

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We move in cycles – our bodies try to remind us …

Nature's cycles

I recently taught a workshop to a group of beautiful women, exploring the Chinese Daoist understanding of the intimate dance between the forces of Yin (contraction) and Yang (expansion) in our bodies, between the original ‘seed’ energy we received when we were conceived and our spiritual blossoming in life into the person we were born to…

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Reconnecting in the mountains

Sun and Cloud in Swiss Alps

I have just returned from a skiing holiday in the beautiful Swiss mountains, newly inspired to share MogaDao Yoga and Qigong. This inspiration comes in part from celebrating the inspiring first 50 years of life of my brave and brilliant brother, who returns today to work on a whole new entrepreneurial adventure. It is also because the mountains…

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How to eat well for vibrant good health

If you want to nurture optimum health (and perhaps boost your fertility) by bringing your body’s rhythms in to harmony with those of nature, the energetic quality of what you eat on a daily basis is key. This energetic aspect of food is overlooked by most western nutritionists, but is central to Chinese nutritional principles. Seasonal tips…

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