..of my health retreat at home, and I have two posts really.
I want to share a lovely experience I had today which was like a beautiful meditation. It was really snowy and as I sat watching this piece of music played on the radio. If you care to listen while you look at the following photographs I hope you might feel some of the enchantment....
Apologies!! I cannot load the YouTube of John Cage's In A Landscape! I have it on the page but when I press 'publish' it disappears. Sooo sorry - will keep trying,,,
When I did the Body Tool Kit retreat I had the company of some lovely people for distraction and I did not use any technology for the duration (neither did I have shopping, juicing, washing and household chores to do!) but doing this at home, I am not trying for a digital detox as well this time.
I was enthralled by Brian Cox's programme on iPlayer BBC 4 - Forces of Nature The Universe in a Snowflake. Beauty, maths, physics, poetry and some wonderful film of people doing astonishing things.
When you look at a snowflake you see history and the deep structure of nature condensed into a frozen moment.
Watch it if you can. It's really special.
Moving more is really important to me now. You might like to try walking more and seeing if it makes you feel better - more energetic, more supple, better in your skin...
I was given a Fitbit and it did motivate me. I'm using it this week, but am not altogether keen on wearing it all the time (I don't really like being tracked and have concerns about possible health risks of wearables). Instead I am working out how many minutes walking = approximately how many steps, and how many steps my favourite walks are.
Having said that, I put the Fitbit on when I got up this morning then took it off to wash my hair and forgot to put it on again! Grand total? 404! I think I may have done 1000 but as it is thawing tonight I will catch up in the next few days. I've skin brushed and juiced and meditated, done 15 minutes of ballet exercises and a few strength exercises. I want to build some muscle!
I am also taking the time to research a few things I didn't take on board from last January's retreat such as acid/alkaline balance and earthing - at this point I just want to know more....
Long post. Long day. I'm off for a bath. Have you tried a magnesium bath? I think it helps me sleep better.
I hope you've had a good day.