Please Show Compassion

Dear All,

find here and here helpful information about ways how to help the victims of the latest horrible tragedies caused by fires in Northern and Southern California. Please show compassion and help within your means and possibilities.

Thank you very much!

Namaste,

RoxAnn

Help Your Health!

Dear All,

I like to share this article about a recent study on exercising with you.

Enjoy,

RoxAnn

… Looking forward to see you back in my classes, as of Monday, October 29.

Namaste,

RoxAnn

Today we like to inspire you to think about a journey to a magnificent area in the south-western region of France:

Part of the Aquitaine region in south-west France, just one hour’s drive to the east of Bordeaux, Dordogne Périgord is one of the largest and most picturesque “départements” in France, while it is also one of the most prolific in terms of its numerous historic buildings.

Here you will discover unspoiled nature, grandiose landscapes, and a plethora of magical sights teeming with history. Notably, the prehistoric caves in the Vézère valley, which prove that man has been present in the Dordogne for the past 450,000 years.

In the Dordogne Valley you can visit castles from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, which once played a part in the Hundred Years’ War, and the Wars of Religion that raged there. 45 castles in the Périgord are now open to the public to visit. Also great to visit are beautiful medieval villages, Romanesque churches adorned with sculpted tympanums, water mills in the landscapes of the Périgord Vert, and renowned “towns of art and history” such as Sarlat and Périgueux. Bergerac and Nontron are also popular Dordogne towns.

The Périgord is world renowned for its traditional gastronomy. High-quality products used to prepare local cuisine include foie gras, other duck and goose-based ingredients, the famous black truffles of the Périgord, chestnuts, walnuts (which have been awarded their own AOC label), Périgord strawberries, plus Bergerac and Monbazillac wines (External link) (13 of which are AOC) produced from top grape varieties that are neighbors to the “grands crus classés” of Bordeaux.

The four colours of the Périgord (Green, White, Black and Purple) are an invitation to discover the diversity of the region’s landscapes on a variety of holidays.

Whatever the time of year, choosing to visit and return to the Dordogne is not just a journey back in time in the footsteps of our ancestors, it is also an opportunity to meet the local population, known for their friendly welcome, and to enjoy a relaxing holiday with wonderful cuisine in beautiful and peaceful surroundings. (source: france.fr.)

Did this inspire you? If so, find here more about a trip we offer in June 2019 and if you like to join, please contact us at yogaretreats@help-your-health.com to learn about price and terms and conditions.

Thank you for your interest!

Namaste,

RoxAnn

This morning a German friend of ours sent us a text, which is based on a poem by Mario de Andrade (1893 – 1945). Rolf translated it into English, as we love to share it with you. We wish you a wonderful weekend.

Namaste, RoxAnn

My soul is in a hurry

I have counted my years and realized that I have
less time to live than I have lived so far.
I have more past than future.

I feel like this child, that received a box of candies:
After fast indulging the first ones, all the sudden realizing, that there are not so many left, and
Those should be better appreciated and truly enjoyed.

I do not have time for endless gatherings where statutes, rules, processes,
And internal regularities are discussed, knowing, that nothing will be achieved.

I don’t have time anymore to bear absurd people,
Who despite their age have not grown.

I don’t have time anymore to fight the mediocrity.
I don’t want to participate in conversations, where inflated egos are parading.
I can’t stand manipulators and opportunists.
I am annoyed by those envious people, who seek to discredit
the most able, in an attempt to take over their position and seize their talent and success.

My time is too short to discuss headlines.
I’m aiming for the essential, as my soul is in a hurry – not so many candies left.

I like to live with humans, who are very humane.
Humans, who can laugh about their mistakes and are not terribly conceited
About their success.
Humans, who don’t feel prematurely appointed
And humans, who take responsibility.
Humans, who defend human dignity and who are willing
To stand for the truth and uprightness.
It is that, what makes a life worth living.

I want to surround myself with people, who understand, how to touch the hearts of others.
People who have learned through life’s hard punches to grow by tender touches of the soul.

Yes indeed – I’m in a hurry.
I’m in a hurry to live with the intensity only maturity can offer.
I try not to waste any of the sweets, which are still left.
I’m sure, that they will be even more delicious, than those, I already enjoyed.

It is my goal to reach the end – contended. In peace with myself, my loved ones and my
Conscience.

 

Interested in joining me for the fifth edition of my Yoga Therapy A La Carte Retreat in Joshua Tree? Find here the general information and if you’re interested in participating, please send an email to yogaretreats@help-your-health.com for more details and the terms and conditions. First come… first served.

Thank you!

Namaste,

RoxAnn

Refreshing Energy

Today I like to share a recipe for an energy refreshing lunch my partner Rolf made for us:

Grate 2 apples, 1/4 white cabbage, 1/4 red cabbage and 1/2 celery root (all medium size). Add then juice of 1/4 lemon and a full tablespoon organic mayonnaise and mix all ingredients with a fork. Add a little sea salt and grind and add black pepper to your liking. Enrich the already great taste by adding a dozen black grapes cut in half and 1/2 a cup of pomegranate seeds, which are rich in vitamin C, potassium, and fiber.

Enjoy,

RoxAnn

Memories of Lisbon

Check out Part 2 of our beautiful trip to Portugal, visiting the capital, Lisbon.

Namaste, RoxAnn

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I like to invite you to join a workshop of my friend Anh Chi Pham at my studio. Find below the details. Thank you for your interest.

Namaste, RoxAnn

Memories of the Algarve

If you’re interested to share Part 1 of our memories of our recent trip to the Algarve coast, we like to invite you to check out the slide show below.  Images of Part 2, which took place in Lisbon, will soon be shared, too!

Our journey was a wonderful experience and please feel free to ask those of your fellow yoga class members, who joined us, how they feel about it.

See you soon.

Namaste,

RoxAnn and Rolf

 

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