holistic life

Bio-Harmonizing on Summer Solstice

Looking at sunrise is a great way to bio-harmonize. You want to do that on days like solstices or equinoxes, but in general, it is good to absorb the morning sunshine. If you can’t get up before sunrise, it doesn’t matter, you can still look at the morning sun and do Shinon Kansha meditation. 

Amazon Diet

In the tropical rainforest, there are millions of different species, each one serving unique roles to create the forest. In your diet, too, you don’t need a specific supplement to do the job, it is a collective effort of each nutrient or bacterium. You want to have a wide variety of them, instead.

Which is More Important Evidence or Experience?

Recently, there is a flood of books on diet and longevity written by doctors and scientists showing all kinds of medical data and scientific evidence.

On the other hand, there are many books written based on people’s experiences. Some of them are based on personal experiences, and others are based on the experiences of a group of people such as a community. Books about the blue zones are under this category.

Which is more important evidence or experience?

The Spring Energy is Still There for You to Tune into

I told you that there were seven things you can do on the spring equinox day, and you can still do them. The spring energy is still there and this awakening energy is the one you want to tune into. It isn’t over after the equinox, it will continue to get stronger as it gets warmer.

International Day of Happiness

In addition to being the spring equinox, it is the International Day of Happiness tomorrow. Last year I published the Japanese version of the Ikigai Diet, and celebrated it with our local sake called happy. It is Japanese sake and it was brewed locally in Hino Town by an Omi-Hino-merchant called Yao Brewery.

Cleaning Up My Study for the Spring Equinox

One thing you can do for your well-being is to clean up. It doesn’t seem related to your health, but when you think about it, living in a clean environment can benefit you in many ways. 

Fermented Brown Rice Nanakusagayu

Nanakusagayu is salt taste rice porridge made by what we call spring seven wild herbs. It is supposed to cleanse our stomach which has been filled with heavy meals during the new year’s holiday. If we have Nanakusagayu for breakfast on the 7th, we are said to have good health for the rest of the year.