We are wrapping up the season here in La Penita, Mexico. Some highlights of the trip were;
Day of the Dead celebration with family. This is the first time we have been here for the celebration which turned out to be a three day party! Halloween (who knew they celebrated it here?) with costumes and trick or treating on the avenida. Then “El Dia de los Angelitos” when they celebrate for and honour the children who have passed away. Then “El Dia de Los Muertos”. We spent the entire day in the graveyard having a picnic with dead relatives and visiting other neighbours. There was a parade for the dead as well. I could hardly keep up!
My yoga workshop with Diane Long, who just released her book:
The workshop was in a place called Tepoztlan which was a town after my own heart! Fresh vegetables everywhere… people did not look at me like I had two heads for ordering vegetarian food. They had ‘alternative’ products, stores, a cinema, and spas everywhere… things were inexpensive and people were so friendly! They also had a small pyramid overlooking the town dedicated to the gods of fertility. We hiked up there, an hour straight up to be there for first light and they had gates at the top which were locked! We had to wait for an hour, which we passed trying to find another route to the pyramid, more straight up climbing but this time with no stairs, just rock and loose gravel. When we finally got in through the gate, the pyramid wasn’t much but the view was spectacular. It was worth the hike.
Here is a fabulous tea I discovered for reducing stomach inflammation, good for most intestinal problems, and for lung congestion as well:
Cinnamon bark and Bay Leaf Tea
4-6″ of Cinnamon bark
1 tbsp Bay leaves
1 litre water
Simmer for about 20 mins. Add honey if desired and drink hot or cold throughout the day. If you have lung congestion you should drink all liquids warm or hot.
So, I’d better get back to work! Lots to do to prepare to come home.