Thursday, May 24, 2018

Facial Reflexology to Alleviate Allergy Symptoms (Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America)

Luckily, I personally do not suffer from chronic seasonal (or any other) allergies - at least I am not aware of any- but I have had bouts of symptoms from time to time these last two years or so.   

Last week I had one of these days when I found myself having to do facial reflexology exercises at least three times during my time in the park with Mowgli.  Well, no problem; it is so easy to do it, my hands were dirty but I could use my knuckles, but it also left me wondering about Climate Change and getting older and one's body's changing needs.  This is what I think about a lot; this is work and this is my passion. 

The exercise empowered me, and helped me through the itchy eyes and sneezing, but I decided to also use the neti pot once I got home just to make sure the symptoms would not linger due to pollens being caught in my nostrils.  Kristyn of Smith and Brit Spa and Boutique had reminded me of that.  Thank you, Kristyn.  That made so much sense.  The pollens also gather on our clothes and hair. Interestingly, the ladies at Smith and Brit and I also had plans to do a video for IG the same day - sharing these wonderful exercises based on Marie-France Muller's wonderful teachings.

The weather has been something.  We have had days of summer, then it was a lot like April (in May) if you remember what April traditionally used to be  - lots of rain - which resulted in an explosion of foliage, blossoms and fragrance.  Central Park is more lush than ever, I am still not used to the many shades of green.  
It is so beautiful and so fragrant; another reason to use the neti pot.  I would not want to miss the smell of spring. 

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Not Just Another Brick

Playing along last weekend prompted by spotting the beautiful golden brick on our street corner on the way home from a Cinco de Mayo party.  That I spotted it was very random.  Surprises refresh the spirit.  

Celebrating the healing properties of Derek del Gaudo's creative genius and the streets of New York. 

We went to see In and Ofitself  last November, and Regal was randomly picked; I can't tell you more.  The show is still running. #inandofitself

Thank you for your visit as always,
B, 🌹

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Panicky Immune System - Global Warming/Climate Change

removing layers
It got so hot so quickly and both mornings, yesterday AND today,  I felt allergy symptoms coming on (only the third time or so in my 50+long life) during our walk in Central Park, but awarethat I have been having a bit of a cough for a while, I realized that it was my immune system getting panicky, the body's psychology, so interesting!  But the fragrance, just yum.  

- Sniffle protocol to the rescue - it takes less than a minute and it did its magic, just like Marie-France Muller noted in her book*.  Despite dirty palms from touching Mowgli, I could do it right there and then - how convenient.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

A Mini Break: Gateway Ears

My ears often pop when I work on the ear reflexes on the hands.  A little bit of DIY Reflexology does wonders, as does yoga, chair yoga; something holistic every day to keep fostering awareness and to keep stress at bay; mini breaks do not replace the need for a class or session but to give yourself a high-quality break is very empowering; swipe for some of the steps... of you click on the IG link below, you will find a demo of some of the steps. 

#reflexology #earreflex #diyreflexology #diyhandreflexology #bilaterally #yogiceyeexercises #handreflexology #loveyourears #meditation #yogabreak #yoga #reflexyogabreaks #lvcy #chairyoga #earreflexology

Thank you for visiting as always,

Saturday, April 14, 2018

A Mini Break: Seeing beyond the Two Eyes

A few days ago I shared an exercise for the eyes that I personally spontaneously did to help my straining eyes.

This exercise is for the third πŸ‘ .  Little breaks are helpful during the day and keep stress at bay.  Obviously we need a lot more but, I trust everyone knows that.  Here is the link to the IG post @glimpses that contains a little video and some photos taken yesterday in Central Park.

Enjoy, and thank you for your visit,

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

A Mini Break: Eye Tension? Visit Your Eye Reflexes on the Hands

My πŸ‘s were getting a bit tense a few days ago after too much focusing on a small screen.  Aside from switching to a real πŸ“–, I also worked these areas on both hands and did some yogic eye exercises.  I could almost feel the tension undo itself and the eyes taking a big sigh πŸ˜” #reflexology #eyereflexes #diyreflexology #diyhandreflexology #bilaterally #yogiceyeexercises #handreflexology #eyetension @ Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan
The below link will take you to the IG post that includes a technique reflexologists use referrrd to as thumbwalk which is very specific to Reflexology.

Thank you for visiting as always, 

This may help you to shift from fight/flight to more ease:
- Inhale through the nose and exhale through the mouth on a ha sound, and two more times, then return to natural breathing and observe...

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Taipei Taoyuan Airport, Taiwan: "Is this a Rock in Your Luggage?"

the rock in my luggage (jade) 
Well, the “rock" the security guard was wondering about (see title) was an award, polished jade on a wooden plinth.  After a second of wondering and being a bit worried, what he could possibly mean I remembered and told him that it was "my Humanitarian Award."  "Ah," he said.  And that was it for him.  But I can hardly put into words what it means to me; it most certainly has helped to strengthen  me in many ways and it is part of its properties (see below).

Awards in form of objects with balancing properties for those who help others to rebalance makes so much sense.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Dien Cham Calmed Overly Excited Puppy almost Immediately

I was spending time at the Taitung train station on October 25, waiting for the train to Taipei after Gina Stewart's RVP Program that followed the International Reflexology Conference hosted by the ICR and Father Josef (aka Father Hu) and his Taiwanese team.

I noticed a young friendly male dog.  He was very playful; actually he was too too playful and excited.  A young woman fed him white bread after she noticed that he was bothering someone who had food.  He ate some of it.   

He was adorable and I played with him, too, but he jumped up and started tearing on my clothes.  I was a bit worried about this getting out of control, but somehow I forgot all about the One_Minute Facial Reflexology for Dogs. I had not had an encounter like this, and I had only given sessions to dogs that seemed calm to protect myself.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Emoji Reflexology!

 When I see the thumps up emoji πŸ‘πŸΌ,  I think of a. hitch hiking (between Murau and Stadl, Austria in the 80s - long story; those were the days) but b. these days more so of the “thumbwalk” which is a reflexology technique.

Scrolling through the emoji menu looking for just the right emoji many a times, I came to the realization that I could probably do Reflexology education/communicate via emojis. Take a look...

🀝 Greeting clientπŸŽ‹
Pre-session: πŸ“΄πŸ’¬πŸšΎπŸ’© 🚽
Check in: πŸ“‹πŸ•πŸΊπŸŽ’πŸ€•☄️πŸ’¨
Session: 🎼 πŸ“»πŸ“ΌπŸ•₯
(πŸ‘πŸΌ,πŸ‘‡πŸΌ,πŸ‘ˆπŸΌ,πŸ‘‰πŸ½,πŸ‘ŠπŸ½, etc., etc)
After the session:
R(reflexologist):  would you like a glass of water🚰 ?How are you feeling?✍🏼
C(client): Stress level is lower, etc. 

Monday, February 19, 2018

Invited to a Non-Traditional but Sacred Reflexology Path: Banyan Tree

Banyan Tree 
I was in Taiwan in October 2017 to attend the ICR Conference and Gina Stewart’s RVP at Garden of Hope in Taitung.  

I was very much looking forward to experiencing Reflexology paths. After doing our morning constitutional* in Taipei by the Tamsui River after our first night walking back to the hotel we passed through a small park called Yuquan Park where seniors and some younger people were exercising.  

A man said hi and invited us to join him and other seniors who were walking on the roots of this banyan tree.  How did he know?  Was it written all over our faces?  We took off our shoes at the edge and embarked on a "session of sacred tree reflexology."   Banyan trees are considered sacred.**. Regal felt we were invited into a tradition and that it was a very warm welcome, I could not agree more.