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Saturday, January 13, 2018

India Part Thirteen: Teaching Chair Yoga at Shri Jasnath Asan


Getting ready for pre-sunrise yoga
I had no idea these photos existed, but so pleased they do.  Many thanks to my buddy Michelle from Ireland who shared these on Facebook.  

Yoga at Shri Jasnath Asan took place before sunrise and breakfast Monday-Friday.  Here we are getting ready for my chair yoga class; love the mood in the room, us all being bundled up; it was a bit chilly in the morning.  

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

India Part Twelve: Reflexology Shri Jasnathi Style

Reflexology Tent at Shri Jasnath Asan
Re-grounding in a colorful tent at Shri Jashanth Asan (Panchala Siddha) at the edge of the Thar desert in India.  It was a wonderful experience to work and stay there.

November 2016.  Part of me was feeling a bit guilty about not being at home to cry with others after the elections.  Regal told me that everyone was so upset, and people were hugging the next day during dogs off-leash hours.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

World Reflexology Blog Publishes "Facial Reflexology for Animals"



My Greek colleague, Spiros Dimitrakoulas has kindly published my Facial Reflexology for Dogs (cats, and other consentual animal friends if you will) protocol on his World Reflexology Blog.  He is really good on social media!  The timing was perfect.  I asked him half jokingly if he was aware of "Giving Tuesday."

World Reflexology Blog has been around for quite some time and I have visited it many times.  Thank you, Spiros covering world reflexology affairs including NYS affairs, serious and not so serious ones alike.

Many thanks to Marie-France Muller for simplifying a wonderful method so that anyone can benefit and use it for self care daily as well as offering reflexology practitioners an amazing tool to add to their existing practice and for including animals.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Stone Foot Path Coach and Regal's Achilles Tendons


Back in Taipei (after the ICR Conference and Gina Stewart’s RVP at Garden of Hope in Taitung) Regal took me to a park he had explored previously.  
The Reflexology path (stone foot path) there was different from the ones I had seen before.  It entailed three benches on the path itself and  one texture only, and there was a map of the feet’s reflexes with labeling in Chinese characters and in English. 

We had such a good time; I walked back and forth twice slowly, enjoying every step, aware that it would be the last time.  When I was about to leave I found myself "coaching" Sharon (see photo below).  She said she did not learn how to do this.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Fafa and Joker (Papa and Chocolate)


“If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.”
Will Rogers (actor, Connecticut Yankee

What a beautiful and unexpected encounter after a recent breakfast in Hualien, Taiwan with two new canine friends.   
It was very interesting to watch how the older dog Fafa/Papa* communicated with Joker/Chocolate and with me.

Collage 1: The older dog (brindle) approves of me after brief inspection.  I had seen them briefly the day before; he enjoys a few relaxing strokes of facial reflexology; his eyes are closed. 

Collage 2: Communicating playfully and coaxing the younger one who had just gotten up with what I imagine to have been "this is fun, try it; come on, it’s relaxing; I’ll do stretches with you first.”  They did stretches together and were affectionate and gentle, and playful. 

Collage 3: The younger one listened :) and gets moral support during "his session.”  Fafa/Papa is watching us, his face close to where the action is.

Collage 4: Mutual gratitude 🙏🏻; good bye between me and senior (come again maybe?); the younger one just walked off; he did his job.  He pleased Fafa/Papa.  Easy breezy for me, but so incredibly heart warming and eye opening.

Monday, August 14, 2017

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Imagine - John Lennon 

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Reliving Camping Trip to Alaska 21 Years Later


In wilderness I sense the miracle of life,and behind it our scientific accomplishments fade to trivia.
- Charles Lindbergh

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

India Part Eleven: Interview with Director of Yoga Programs/Shri Jasnath Asan

This was one of the two videos I watched before I left for India.  I did not need to see more, I was going there; I wanted to meet Shreejan Sita.   

An interview with the director of Yoga Programs, Shreejan Sita (45 minutes "My interview with Sherry about Yoga proved to be enlightening. She exceeded my expectations in knowledge and helped me gain a higher perspective of Yoga and its importance in our everyday lives.)". I agree one hundred percent, yoga is for everyday in 24/7 interconnected 21st century. 

Om Namaste, 
Birgit  

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

Birgit Nagele, ARCB, LVCY, TSY
- Reflexology(feet/hands/face/DIY/Dogs)
Yoga (Gentle Mat, LV Chair Yoga, TSY)
- Private Clients, Corporate, Events 
- EuNYCe (Educating about Reflexology locally, internationally)
- NYC-based 
Tel: (917) 664-5792

http://www.ban-chi.net/ 

India Part Ten: From Reading to Experiencing: Om The Universal Sound Led by Gurujii Surjanath

By exposing ourselves to and/or chanting OM, the universal sound we are taken back to rishis uttering these words after coming out of deep meditation (Om is often compared to Amen, Shalom, Salaam), anyone can benefit from these sounds.   Yoga is for anyone.  It is a spiritual practice anyone can benefit from. 

3 Oms led by Gurujii Surajnathour wonderful host (please check previous posts related to my trip to India last November) and spiritual leader of Shri Jasnath Asan (ashram) since 2001 but initiated into the tradition at age six.   Please om along or just enjoy.    

Enjoy,
Om Namaste, 
Birgit  

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

Birgit Nagele, ARCB, LVCY, TSY
- Reflexology(feet/hands/face/DIY/Dogs)
Yoga (Gentle Mat, LV Chair Yoga, TSY)
- Private Clients, Corporate, Events 
- EuNYCe (Educating about Reflexology locally, internationally)
- NYC-based 
Tel: (917) 664-5792
http://www.ban-chi.net/ 






Wednesday, June 21, 2017

India Part Nine: A warm Welcome, Delicious Food, and Lucid Dream

After one more train, bus, tuktuk, I was exhausted but in a good way when Arve and I reached the ashram Sunday morning, November 6, 2015 after more than forty hours of traveling since arrival in Delhi with a few naps, delicious meals, and chais in between. 

I wanted to describe it a bit more in detail here, but after visiting the ashram website, I decided to welcome you without further delay to Shri Jasnath Asan (ashram) where the focus is on the irrevocable bond between man and nature.