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Annie Ollivier

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Weight Loss and Health Chi Kung

Weight Loss and Health Chi Kung

News, articles and events regarding Health and Weight Loss Chi Kung, Taoist Diet and Traditional Chinese Medicine
Annie Ollivier Annie Ollivier
Articles : 18
Since : 12/04/2009

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The baby laughs and plays

The baby laughs and plays

This meditation-exercise helps to charge yourself with the energy of your smile and with positivity. It activates the lymphatic system, bringing the lymph from the periphery to the heart. This exercise is inspired by the spontaneous position babies (or even adults!) take to play and laugh (See picture). Laughing increases endorphin secretion, which
The psychological aspects of the energy centres

The psychological aspects of the energy centres

For this Newsletter, I have decided to offer you something more practical, for day-to-day life. I often hear people say «My chakra is open», «My chakra is closed» (energy centre and chakra are the same things) and I have the feeling that they don't really understand in detail what this opened and closed mean. My desire here is to shed some simp
Aïgo boulido, a soup for the fall

Aïgo boulido, a soup for the fall

In Provence, this soup is considered more as a medicine than as a soup. It helps to lessen the hangover from the night before. Some people, bigger eaters with a stronger liver, add croutons topped with grated cheese and olive oil! The broth is poured over the croutons and the cheese. Aïgo boulido is an expression in Provençal (As much as French,
Elbows with cima di rappa

Elbows with cima di rappa

P reparation time : Rather fast Ingredients for 4 persons: ● 350 g (12 oz) whole wheat elbows (Spleen, Heart, Lungs) ● 700 g (14 oz) cima di rappa or broccoli (Liver) ● 20 g (3/4 oz) grated parmiggiano cheese (Spleen) ● 70 g (3 oz) chopped black olives (Kidneys) ● 1 Tsp chopped capers (Liver) ● 2 chopped garlic cloves (Spleen, Lungs)
The water lily and the mud

The water lily and the mud

Yes, it is mud that allows the flower to open and flourish. Somehow, light gets its nourishment from darkness... The rose flower needs manure, the water lily needs mud to flower. Not that the flower is more beautiful than mud or manure, as the mind likes to see it, but the flower simply allows the manure to reach its realization, to be used fully,
The Tonglen meditation

The Tonglen meditation

The Tonglen meditation is a meditation that allows us become more intimate with the raw energy of our 'negative emotions' and to transform the way we relate to them. * Sit on a chair or cross-legged (as you wish) and focus on your true nature. It could take the form of the collective wisdom, compassion or your higher being. * Think now of an emotio
The benefits of meditation

The benefits of meditation

Meditation really helps to relax the body and the mind. It also reinforces our trust in our inner wisdom and decreases the fears that are related to all kinds of aspects in our life. When we tune ourselves into the naturel order of the world and when we take the time to recognize nature's cycles and rythms we are able to better appreciate and honor
Sunshine on your plate!

Sunshine on your plate!

With the summer season now here, the colours of these vegetables bring sunshine on our plate and in our body. Did you know that in Italian «tomato» is «pomodoro», apple of gold, and in Provence we call them «pommes d’amour», apples of love. So, sunshine, love, and a fruit full of sunshine..... BRUSCHETTA with RED PEPPERS AND TOMATOES Prepar
Change is in the air!

Change is in the air!

Since voluntary simplicity is more and more part of my life, I have decided to sell my house here in Canada and to free myself from what has become a burden in lots of domains of my life. I also wish to settle in a place for which my heart has been longing for a long time. A place where there is no snow, no cold. And lots of sun. Guess where! A big