Happy New Year to you all – interesting that in the Chinese calendar it will shortly be the Year of the Dragon! There is a lot of fear expressed on the Web and elsewhere for 2012 and not much optimism around. I find to combat negativity it is good to spend some time emptying your mind. Healthwise I think Meditation, Yoga and Tai chi are excellent for just that but it can be five minutes sitting in the garden listening to the birds. The act of taking some time out for stillness, centering, quiet or relaxation is really important part of being healthy I feel.
I have come to understand that to be fully healthy in all respects at some point you have to address your diet and exercise. In this respect I have started a Naturopathic nutrition course and quote the following from Hippocrates:
For me, the best exercise in the world is my lifelong love of Tai Chi Chuan. Tai Chi is vitalistic in nature much like Homeopathy treatment. It always astounds me that people don’t understand the vitalistic nature of true medicine as everyone can feel when their vitality drops or does not feel normal when they are ill.
So, for me there is the triumvirate of health: Homeopathy, Nutrition and Tai Chi.
Apologies for the lack of updates for so long. This is part in due to the ASA scrutinising webistes of members of The Society of Homeopaths and partly due to being busy. I have also been using a great deal of my spare time practising Tai Chi. This is the website for my new teacher: http://www.livingmovement.com/
Like Homeopathy the practice of Tai Chi is about increasing our vitality and well being and remaining healthy in the world with it’s stresses and strains.
Quite a few patients have asked me how I became a Homeopath and ended up using this vital medicine for healing. In fact, I had always wanted to be a herbalist! When I lived in London, I always went to Tai Chi classes twice a week and was fortunate to meet some wonderful people as well as have a great teacher. Tai Chi taught me that the most important thing in life was energy or vitality and so when I was fortunate enough to be able to invest the time and finances to study a healing discipline, I chose Homeopathy, due to it’s understanding of the vital force in all of us. I have never regretted my decision and over 12 years later, I am still inspired by Homeopathy and fascinated with the study of it.
It took 5 years study and work for me to train as a Homeopath and further work to become a Registered member of The Society of Homeopaths. However, as Homeopathy makes remedies from everything in life, the study of those remedies is fascinating and probably endless!