Flexibility in life

Have you ever thought that flexibility has an impact on our emotions and mind?

Our body is a blank canvas where the reactions to our emotions and thoughts are drawn and painted.

In nature there is no vacuum. Everything we think and feel has an impact on our body and vice versa. Try to work on flexibility, working the range of movements and joints, stretching your tendons and feel your mind and emotions getting flexible as well.

The attention we give to our body, the care we must feel when we stretch to don’t feel pain, the persistence to stretch today an inch more than yesterday, is something we will take to our life the moment we leave the classroom!

Through flexibility we realize that achievements are gradual, and a result of persistence and attention to detail!

Our behavior and the way we see the world become lighter and adaptable to the moment.

To be flexible is much more than touching the forehead on the knees. To be flexible is to be able to have a fast, adaptable, tolerant and capacity to find solutions.

Text adapted, article by Inst. Sónia Saraiva

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A very important thing many of us forget.

Today I would like to talk about something that our society does not pay much attention, but it is of incredible fundamental importance for us all.

This is the process of excretion.

I know this may seem crazy, but some days ago i was talking to a friend of mine who complained of abdominal pain. When I asked her what was going on, she was a little shy and uncomfortable to admit that she had not been to the toilet in the last three days. Three days? Unbelievable, not even an alarm had sounded that maybe something was wrong with her. It is scary to know that in our society, especially nowadays, this is something common. Many people with whom I have talked to end up telling me that they have some form of problem in this area. Many people are not aware that accumulating this process may generate serious disturbances in the digestive system and unfortunately, if it carries on, cancer.

It’s important that we pay attention to this small factor, reeducating our of digestive system, without paranoia, nor radicalism. Taking small steps we can maintain ourselves healthy.

And so I would like to share with you some small tips which are nothing new, but which may be able to help you:

1. Drink water, keep your body hydrated, it works better this way. Your faeces will transit more easily through your intestines this way.

2. Eat fruit, leaf vegetables, legumes, other vegetables in this order, when possible (and always with their peel).

3. Try to avoid in the maximum way possible meats of any kind, cheeses, and flour.

4. Eat many fruits as you can, when possible with their peel, they are the perfect nutritional food. The more variety of colours the better. If you intestines become blocked, or after a weekend in which you’ve had a bit too much, and on Monday your intestines may be a little slower, use natural laxatives, such as drinking water eating dried prunes or any other natural laxative you are familiar with.

5. Walk, do exercises, move your body. Do not use chemical laxatives they will only make interesting lazy and will stimulate them to work less well. They may also kill your intestinal flora. I am not familiar with anybody proof of the effects of probiotic yoghurts, but many of my friends say that when they have eaten them, the functioning of their intestines improves.

So here are a few tips. Please remember, when in doubt always consult your doctor. Moreover, do not become radical, don’t go into crazy diets, nor anything that a friend may have read on the Internet. There are no miracle cures. The best for your body is a well balanced diet, varied and rich in colours, full of life!f

See you next week.

Gustavo

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The DeRose Method is a complete approach to life. Our classes and activities cover everything you need to improve your quality of life. From strength & flexibility training, meditation, stress-management, nutrition and social events… we’ve got it all covered.

Everything we teach is based on a lifetime’s work by Professor DeRose – a highly respected author, teacher and philosopher who founded the first DeRose School in 1964.

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All DeRose Method instructors undergo extensive training and revalidate their certifications annually.

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The DeRose network is represented by over 250 establishments worldwide. Join DeRose Method London and you can use any of our other schools at no extra cost.

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Creamy Mushroom Soup

Inspiration: www.jamieoliver.com

INGREDIENTS

  • 800 g mixed mushrooms (we used white button, crimini, portabella, shiitake)

  • olive oil

  • 2 onion , peeled and finely sliced

  • 3 sticks celery , trimmed and finely sliced

  • 4 cloves garlic , peeled and sliced

  • a few sprigs of fresh flat-leaf parsley , leaves picked and chopped, stalks finely chopped

  • a few sprigs of fresh thyme , leaves picked

  • 60 fluid ounces vegetable stock

  • sea salt

  • freshly ground black pepper

  • 150 ml light cream cream

 

METHOD

Peel off any tough outer skins of the mushroom caps and throw them away, then slice the mushrooms finely. Heat a large saucepan over a medium heat and pour in a splash of olive oil. Add the onion, celery, garlic, parsley stalks, thyme leaves and mushrooms, place a lid on top and sweat gently until softened. 

Spoon 4 tablespoons of mushrooms out of the pan and put to one side. Pour the stock into the pan and bring to the boil. Turn the heat down and simmer for 15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, then whiz with either a Vitamix or even a standard hand-held blender until smooth. Pour in the light cream, heat just before boil, then turn off the heat. 

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What is our definition of Quality of Life?

Quality of life is to make your existence uncomplicated, to do what gives you pleasure, with joy, health and well-being.

Quality of life is to fulfil physiological and ergonomic needs, to adopt habits that improve and maintain the functionality of the body, emotions and intellect. It is the improvement and development of our abilities, in relation to the triad: good nutrition, good health and good mind.

Quality of life is to relate in a relaxed, ethical and responsible manner towards nature and your surrounding socio-cultural environment. It is to aspire to always share and integrate: with generosity, grace, respect and affection in all human relations. It is to adopt a set of values that include exceptional civility, culture and education.

Quality of life is to adopt a vision of the world that motivates us to pursue development and continuous improvement, realising personal excellence by means of study, ideals and self-knowledge.

Quality of life is to keep expenditure below your earnings. It is to live near your work. To eat frugally. To be able to find satisfaction in everything. To spend time with friends and acquaintances. To give flowers to the people you love. To not let the pitfalls of life get you down. To love frankly and forgive sincerely.

These are our values.

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