Thursday, June 17, 2010
Bellies- making them dance and putting food in them at lunch
First off- the link to the Youtube video on Belly dancing can be found here- it is the first of 4 parts. Suzi asked for it , and it dawned on me that while belly dancing is fun and effective, it is not easy to find a class and a lot of women may not feel comfortable with doing these kinds of exercises in front of anyone else at first. Our culture has such a predisposed idea about belly dancing it seems ! Yes, it is sensual and beautiful, but it also directs energy through the body in a way that we in the west are just beginning to understand. Being able to do this in the privacy of your own home ( with shades pulled and the dog blindfolded) gives you a chance to experience it and see if it is something your body might benefit from.
Now that the pressure is off with school, I seem to have jumped into my own summer stuff easily. Good thing, as it may indicate that I will not have such a difficult time when homeschooling ends next summer. I jumped further into my own studies, started to make a new batch of arnica ointment and had fun exercising at a little less time stressed pace
pedal 30 min
QiGong breathing exercise
Smiling at Organs
Five animal frolics (QiGong)
Belly Dance workout on YouTube
Food was on track but a little repetitive. Cottage cheese again for breakfast ( I give up trying to snap pictures of white food in white bowls) a chicken breast with green beans and quinoa and salad for dinner, but this breakfast for lunch swap for lunch
You take 2 eggs, a quarter cup low fat mozzerella, a feild worth of veggies... actually part of a zuchini , a couple green onions sliced, some mushrooms sliced and red pepper chopped and season it with garlic, dill and tumeric. Filling, healthy , tasty and pretty inexpensive. Scrambled eggs can become a kind of "refrigerator velcro"- heat or saute any leftover veggie or stray fresh one in a pan, crack an egg over it and you have a kind of unfiddly omlette. It's a good go to meal idea when in a pinch. To be honest , I was having way to much fun studying energy medicine and playing with herbs to really think a lot about what to feed people.