INNER SMILE MEDITATION SERIES

            Yin-Yang

When you lose touch with inner stillness, you lose touch with yourself… Your innermost sense of self, of who you are, is inseparable from stillness. This is the I Am that is deeper than name and form.  Eckhart Tolle

Dear Friends,

The Inner Smile meditation builds healing energy in the body while calming the Body-Mind. When we smile at people in a genuine way they respond by relaxing and often trusting us more. The same thing can   happen within ourselves as we smile into the body. I look forward to sharing this beautiful process which comes to us from the Taoist tradition.

     WHERE:  14 Vanderventer Ave, Suite L3C, Port Washington NY 11050

      WHEN:   7:30 to 8:45 p.m.

                        Wednesdays  January 16th, 23rd and 30th 2019

      FEE:    $60 total for all 3 classes, payable on the first day of class or $25 per individual class

PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE AS SEATING IS LIMITED. THANK YOU!

Marie Regis, M.S., L.Ac., has an acupuncture practice in Port Washington, NY. . She specializes in treating anxiety, insomnia and stress related conditions. She has been practicing meditation for over 30 years., and has trained Clinical Meditation and Imagery with Richard and Bonnie Schaub of the Huntington Meditation and Imagery Center

PEACE to ALL in the NEW YEAR!

MARIE

Evening meditation classes

Learn EASY meditation and mindfulness techniques from a variety of traditions,

Finally LET GO.. improve sleep quality and enjoy life fully!
 
INTRODUCTION TO MEDITATION:
Wednesday evenings from 7:30-9 pm at Marie’s office:
14 Vanderventer Ave, Suite L3C, Port Washington NY 11050
FEE: $25 per evening session or $60 for 3 payable on first evening.
 
Pease call or text Marie to register: 516-455-2206

Lower your stress this Autumn: Evening Meditation and Acupressure for Insomnia

with Marie Regis, L.Ac., M.S.

MEDITATION BASICS

Learn EASY meditation and mindfulness techniques from a variety of traditions, so you can finally LET GO.. and enjoy life fully
Tuesdays, Nov. 13th, 20th and 27th from 7:30-9 pm at Roslyn High School

A NATURAL APPROACH TO INSOMNIA
Learn what you can do to wake up refreshed and ready to live your fullest potential.  Small changes in lifestyle can make a huge difference in you quality of sleep. Learn mindfulness tools and acupressure to reduce your overall stress.
 Tuesday, Dec. 4th at 7:30 pm
Pease follow the link for more details and to register:  https://www.roslynschools.org

 

Qi gong to Fall Asleep

  1. Knees to chest, lying on back to 1 min. Breathe 5 times
  1. Lying legs straight, breathe in while placing hands above head. Breathe in through nose, out through mouth
  1. Make fists; place both fists above the Kidneys (or as high up as comfortable), take 3 breaths. Continue down the spine to the tailbone.(when you get to the waist and below, it’s 5 breaths instead of 3)

4.   Put both hands at uterus area (below the navel). Breathe deeply 5 times.

5.   OPTIONAL: Go face down for 1 min.  

If you do this frequently, you will find that you fall asleep before even finishing the set of postures…and you’ll sleep more deeply.

Enjoy!

Marie

 

AUTUMN RECIPE

*SHEPHERD’S BARLEY SOUP

  • 1/4 onion chopped
  • 4 carrots grated
  • 2 parsnips, diced
  • 1Tbsp oil
  • 2 Qts water
  • 1 cup barley (substitute buckwheat or long grain rice to make it gluten-free)
  • 1/3 tsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 tsp sea salt or 1 Tbsp natto miso
  • Parseley

 

DIRECTIONS:

  • Saute onion, carrots and parsnips in oil (optional)
  • Add water, barley, ginger. Simmer 1 1/2 hours
  • Add salt or miso and simmer 15 min.
  • Garnish with parsley
  • Serves 8

* This recipe was drawn from Paul Pitchford’s classic book “Healing with Whole Foods: Oriental Traditions and Modern Nutrition .

August Meditation Series

“To be the brook of the world is to move constantly in the path of Virtue..and to return again to infancy”  Tao Teh Ching by Lao Tzu

Come and experience what it’s like to be a human BEING rather than a human DOING! In this workshop, we will discuss what meditation is (and is not) and gently guide you through a simple meditation experience. Learn tools to let go of the stresses of daily living and live from a center of greater stillness, self-acceptance and peace.

We will also be reading short excerpts from classics on meditation and the art of living a peaceful life.

WHEN:  Wednesdays, August 8th, 22nd and 29th (we skip Aug. 15th), 7:30-8:45 pm

WHERE: 14 Vanderventer Ave, Ste L3C, Port Washington NY 11050

FEE: $60 for 3 sessions, paid on Aug 8th, or $25 per individual class.

I hope you’ll join us!   BLESSINGS,  Marie

A Natural Approach to Insomnia with Marie Regis, L.Ac., June 5th 2018

Spring is a time of New Beginnings. Quality sleep is a pre-requisite to feeling our best. I hope you’ll join me in Roslyn as we explore approaches to sleeping better and reducing stress you may not have heard before…Understand what’s causing you to wake up at night and how you can change that pattern. Learn EASY meditation and mindfulness techniques from a variety of traditions, so you can finally LET GO.. and enjoy this beautiful season.
 
A NATURAL APPROACH TO INSOMNIA:
Tuesday June 5th from 7:30-9:00 pm at Roslyn High School
 
Pease follow the link for more details and to register:  https://www.roslynschools.org

Meditation workshop March 4th 2018 at 7:30 p.m.,

TONIGHT’S THEME: TRUST AS IT APPLIES TO QUANTUM FIELD THEORY

with Marie Regis, L.Ac.

Quantum physics tells us that everything in the Universe is interconnected; that even the smallest unit of matter is mostly space, with tiny particles that appear and disappear apparently randomly.  The language of quantum physics, as described in the movie “What the BLEEP do we know” describes the world as a Field of Infinite Possibilities. Or as my astrologer Judith Star-Medicine  would say, it’s a “Magical Universe”.

Tonight we explore our connection with the Earth, by practicing a grounding meditation, as taught by Suzanne Scurlock-Durana, in her book Full Body Presence and CD set by the same name. This practice helps us acquire and cultivate a direct experience of connection with a resource outside of ourselves, helping us cultivate TRUST in ourselves and in Life; we can draw upon this resource at any time to release tension and replenish our vital energy.

LOCATION:14 Vanderventer Ave, Port Washington NY 11050

FEE: $25 per class; $60 for set of three classes.

Recipe for Spring Detox

(This article was borrowed from Mayway.com)

Spring Recipe: Bitter Melon and Fried Eggs

By Laura Stropes, L.Ac.

March 6, 2018 No comments

Bitter melon stir fried with eggs is a very simple, common Chinese therapeutic food dish. In terms of its TCM functions, Ku Gua/Mormodica charantia/bitter melon clears heat, brightens the eyes, detoxifies, and alleviates thirst. Eggs, always a symbol of spring’s rebirth, are a superb source of complete and easily-digestible protein, essential fatty acids and a large array of nutrients. Combined with bitter melon’s ability to clear heat and heat-toxins, the eggs’ ability to nourish Yin and Bloodcreates a dynamic clearing/nourishing combination.

In China, bitter melon is also very well-known for its ability to lower blood sugar levels and is incorporated in to many diabetic diets. At least three compounds in bitter melon have been studied and shown to lower blood sugar levels in mice with both normal blood sugar levels and those with diabetes mellitus. It has also been shown to lower blood lipid levels, which makes it a good part of a diet to prevent metabolic syndrome.

Bitter melon and eggsServes 4

Ingredients:
• 1 bitter melon
• 4 eggs
• 3-4 cloves crushed garlic
• Salt
• Oil

Preparation:
1. Wash bitter melon, cut in half lengthwise.
2. Scrape out seeds and pith with a spoon and discard.
3. Slice width-wise into thin crescent-shaped slices.
4. Soak in water with 1 Tbs. salt for 10 minutes.
5. Blanch slices for a minute in boiling water and set aside.
6. Scramble eggs and set aside.
7. Add oil to pan, stir fry crushed garlic on medium heat.
8. Add bitter melon and stir fry for about 2 minutes.
9. Mix in scrambled eggs, salt to taste.