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iris … like a rainbow

Iris unguicularis ssp cretensis, a winter flower
The name of this plant comes from the rainbow. Such are the colours of this flower and is various species.
it’s a perennial aromatic and medicinal plant with large blue-violet flowers containing white and yellow patterns. Well we never imagined the extent of medicinal uses of this magical plant : antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, anti-cancer properties as well as it can be used to combat allergies, to suppress post-menopausal symptoms and cardiovascular therapies. And the list go on…
It blooms in winter and continues in spring in the colder regions

Yoga

Yoga, The Permaculture of Zone 0

One of the challenges of the life here at Re-Green is not to lose ourselves in the numerous, different tasks and levels of an autonomous life. Everyday necessary tasks like cooking, caring for the living beings of the farm, gardening, harvesting, building, hosting, chopping wood, running courses … and actively being out in the countryside until the sun sets, all this external practices may occupy completely the time one may allocate to look internally and care for his own wellbeing. In the beginning of the project there have been quite some times of physical exhaustion and symptoms of neglection of the body, the mind and the spirit.
Yoga came to counter balance the excesses of overworking and to offer as we say the “internal permaculture”. Caring for the earth begins with caring and nurturing oneself. Building awareness of where the body holds tension, practicing to release and connect to our internal infinite beauty became a fully appreciated everyday medicine. Awakening early in the morning to reach for the sun or restoring ourselves in the quietness of the dusk’s twilight oh yes…brought bliss, harmony, relief, centering and so much gratitude.
The resident Yoga teacher of Re-Green is Amber. She keeps the whole team in shape, uniting us in the everyday circle of Yoga, offering selfless service and walking her talk, tuning us to bring the sun or the moon out on the vast skies of our mountains. Amber speaks the language of the nature through her devoted practice of Yoga.

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