LISTEN 👂  … your body talks to YOU … It has my attention!

Can you be so in tuned with your body – you hear what it craves to repair?

I wrote this blog some weeks ago … further research confirms most all of what I love to eat & drink are a problem for me currently … I do not have asthma say the Doctors after numerous test …. but only a few nights ago I woke gasping for breath again …. what changed? “Red Wine” with a friend for her birthday! After further research I have discovered … Fermented food and Red Wine is off limits for me, as I am becoming quite aware of Histamine Intolerance as the root of my problem.

Your body craves attention & when it comes to food – it definitely tells me what I need!  “Usually Vegetables” 🥒 something green.

But unfortunately,  #extract Extract Mind Body Green, all those “healthy” foods that are supposed to be great for you can actually make you feel worse. It’s an underlying cause of inflammation and chronic symptoms with Histamine Intolerance

The luxury before allergies I ate most everything, but now I need to think before I eat! Sometimes I forget!

Flu season has heightened my allergic reactions, suffering from Bronchitis & breathing issues unlike asthma ..Alarm bells are ringing … I need to take a good look at my food intake & re-assess.

A few weeks or so ago, I woke feeling fantastic after a month of coughing, wheezing, choking…..I thought I’d turned a corner, early morning I woke, feeling back to square one after a restless night of coughing fits.

What changed I question myself?

I cooled off in the water,  nothing too strenuous, but it was a little fresh when breeze picked up & its Sunday! (The breeze takes my breath away)  My body seems to always crave or has formed bad Sunday eating habit’s / or my one day to relax & eat what I want … rather than make something fresh.

1. Breakfast : Green Tea, Greek Yoghurt mixed berries, chia seeds, green powder, honey 🍯 coffee  (same previous day)

2. Snack : Noodles 🍝 preservatives mmm in spice? ( nothing previous day)
3. Lunch : Large vegetable Spring Roll … soy & sweet chilli  sauce 🌶 mmm soy sauce maybe a problem (previous day cheese quesadilla & cup of beef soup)

4. Snack : Corn Chips – not my usual gluten free! ( previous day gluten free corn chips)

5: Dinner : Spaghetti 🍝 Bolognaise (gluten in pasta mmm ) (previous day chilli con carne, advocado, sour cream burrito)

6: Snack : 1 square coconut milk chocolate 🍫  … I never eat milk chocolate … always dark chocolate…this may have been the culprit!  (Previous day 2 Allens snakes & green tea with mint)

Drinks : Water & Soda water & Lime (acidic mmm)

(Previous day water & apple & carrot juice & green tea /mint)

I was on Antibiotics, Zyrtec Antihistamine, codeine cough medicine, inhaler!

No alcohol!

What my body craves & doesn’t!

Cheese 🧀 (some on occasion my body craves cheese quesadillas & I sometimes enjoy blue cheese & crackers)

Sweets 🍭 ( Dark Chocolate my favourite after dinner )

Red Meat 🍖 (My diet over the past year has introduced a little more as I suffered from fish poisoning / ciguatera last year – limiting my intake to prevent a reaction)

Green apples – my favourite!

My allergic reactions are peanuts, wine, mangoes , chic peas ( as hummus was the cause of my last reaction )

These particular articles rang true for me as the food & accompaniments are what I ate yesterday … but don’t always eat … when traveling on a boat often away from mainland your usual food consumption changes to suit hunger & limiting supplies.

From my research, Milk products, Chocolate, Soy, Gluten are an issue with allergic reactions/asthma & I consumed all of them yesterday hence my coughing /breathing fits that night were seriously increased.

Learning to understand my triggers, choosing food & beverages to suit my body is a recipe for Life! I am paying a lot of attention lately….from my research so far, it appears  choosing to eliminate these fermented foods and drinks for a while and then slowly introducing them one by one … I will learn to assess which are the problem ones.

Hope these links help if you are suffering from Allergies or Histamine Intolerance ! Link to Yoga Poses for Allergies also.

You will find me teaching in Fiji at Musket Cove Resort Tuesday & Thursday 8am sharing the yoga love.

Namaste!
Health Asthma 13 Best & Worst Foods for your Lungs

Water for Health
An apple a day keeps the doctor away – and prevents asthma & beats hiccups!

Soy Allergy

What Are the Health Benefits of Green Tea With Mint?
Gluten Intolerance & Asthma is there a Connection?

https://www.gaiam.com/blogs/discover/yoga-poses-to-fight-seasonal-allergies

 

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Breath

“Learn how to exhale and the inhale will take care of itself” by Carla Melucci Ardito

Sandy at Grotty Yachty hope you don’t mind me sharing this!

I always cue students to remember to breathe in a yoga class. Sandy attended one of my Down Under Rally Bundaberg classes last year. Half way through class, this voice yells from the back a bit exasperated “How can you not!” a few giggles from the class. My reply, “Some people hold their breath,” “Oh” she says.

Cueing breath helps students relax muscles in the body and they receive more benefits, more flow of oxygen throughout the body, and more release of carbon dioxide, ultimately more benefits from the poses.

Our inhalations bring oxygen into the lungs, which gets absorbed into the blood and carried throughout the body. The oxygen is used or made into the energy we need to break down food, maintain bodily functions and do all physical activity.

It is a given, we breathe without thinking about it, but when we are exercising or concentrating, or in a stressful situation, for instance, your sailing & the weather changes dramatically, your caught off guard, the body tenses & goes on high alert, the breath changes depending on how you manage the situation, when you are taught to control your breath in Yoga it shows up in these types of situations, allowing you to be calmer and more controlled.

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Calm before the Storm

 

Breath…Mind… Body… Control.

It is important however to remember that our inhalations of oxygen are only as good as our exhalations of carbon dioxide.

 

Find a space , roll out your mat … Namaste!

 

 

 

extract's from http://www.scq.ubc.ca/ by Aizita Magaña

 

 

Nature Appreciation, Quiet Time!

Imagine being surrounded by lush vegetation.

Sitting in meditative state upon a mossy rock.

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Water flows beneath curling over rocks, winding along its journey.

Water cascading above me falling seeping into the earth.

Bamboo plants strong roots, leaves so green, willow like shade.

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The air cool dense rests upon your skin.

Soft gaze, just listen, water rushes, senses become in tune with nature.

Soft haze, colour, third eye, peace, release, calm!

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Journey

I have dreamt of this day for so long & here I am back where my Yoga Teaching Journey began  & My love of yoga!

Bali sounds, smells. Familiar but different surroundings! Canguu (pronounced changoo)

My driver Petu, a large Balinese man managed to be lost in a sea of men at least 4 rows deep waving names of guests to collect, it is a new Modern Airport but my wait for luggage was a tiresome 1 and 1/2 hours.

  • Petu & I chat about what brings me to Bali
  • Traffic chaos surrounds us,  so many mopeds
  • We discuss yoga and the Balinese / Hindu embracing the breath / meditation  & his culture & religion … we were in traffic a while!
  • He tells me yoga asana & fasting don’t mix, Balinese more about breath
  • He shares how Bali is so busy with lots of overseas guests, mentions movie Eat pray love & musicians who have brought foreign visitors & of course the waves
  • He tells me he has 4 mothers, his father culture can take many wives
  • He shows me where a healer lives close by my residence as I mentioned Ketut in Eat Pray Love

Deda my landlord for the month greets me on arrival at Friends guesthouse. My room just as I choose it to be, Clean crisp white sheets, Smells of flowers, Fresh & tasteful, Large white pebbled floor open shower/bathroom

 

My Room @ Friends Guesthouse
My Bathroom Friends Guesthouse
My View From Bedroom

The roosters crow, waking me…too early …my body not adjusted

I pulled the curtains and check the sunrise
Many emotions this morning as I try to sleep again, tears begin to fall, I question why but then just allow my body to release, many steps to make this journey my body needs to purge.

Try for sleep but just rest, listening to birds, roosters, geckos ( I hope that’s what that sound was … Deep guttural noise echoing in ceiling)  dog barks disturb my silence, locals praying … Music plays … chanting… Ding Ding Ding!

I make myself get up shower & practice light yoga, walk, explore my surroundings, happily surprised by many cafes close by, the smell of Incense burn, offerings on each drive away!

Lunch meeting @ The Shady Shack Canguu with my teacher Eoin Finn, Ellie Blissology & other assistants Gina & Gillian

Checking out Echo Beach Black Sand reminds me of El Salvador

Today Sunday May 1st,my YTT Assisting begins introduction to students and Yoga at Samadi Bali Canguu! Wahoo!