Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Witchy wellness bullshit, part 5

Blessings darlings!

I'm going to lump a lot of stuff together from that meme today.  Because all the exercise things - stretching, cardio, sun salutation, and moon salutation fall under 'exercise' and the last two are 'exercise plus mindfulness', mindfulness being yet another bullet point.

Yes, exercise is good.  Why she doesn't have weight training on here is a mystery, since it's also fundamental to wellness.  But there is nothing witchy about exercise.  Our muscles are set up on a 'use it or lose it' basis.  So ... use it.

But ... her FB groups and her web site talk about how bad appropriation is, and here she is appropriating yoga from the Hindu religion when she wants folks to do the sun salutation.  The moon salutation is a modern 'plastic shaman' addition to the western appropriation of yoga.  Appropriation once removed, shall we say.

Let's have a digression!  I've heard that while taking yoga is appropriation from the Hindu religion ... that working with chakras is different - that chakras are from Indian Medicine, not the Hindu Religion.  I don't know enough about the roots of working with chakras to know if this is the case or not.  Someday I might look into it.  Or maybe one of you will.  Who knows?

Next up is ... #8 massage.  Yes.  Massage.  I don't know why.  I don't know what makes this necessary for wellness or for witchery.  I call full bullshit.   We're going to combine this with #24, 'love your body'.  You don't need to love yourself/your body/your mind/etc for wellness.  You can view yourself totally as a machine, to be kept in good working shape, and that model works extremely well for wellness, too.  Better in some cases, because you KNOW you're not going to be able to run a car when it's out of oil or gas.  

Which brings us to #9 Fruits and Vegetables and #22 Greens.  IMO - greens ARE part of the vegetables group.  But ... whatever.  Apparently she feels she should be eating more of them.   Certainly it seems that most folks 'should' be eating 5 half cup servings of them a day.   Again, physical wellness, not WITCHY wellness.

We're about half way done!  Yay!  More tomorrow, Gods willing and if the creek don't rise.

Frondly, Fern

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