Sunday, April 12, 2015

This week's yoga, Meditation dates, April calendar, Herb/Spice of the Month: cumin, reminders, and more

  Here is this week's notes:

Tuesday, April 14 at 10:30AM at BUMC ; meditation after yoga

Wednesday, April 15 at 6PM at BUMC; meditation after yoga

   Thursday, April 16 at 11:30AM at BUMC; Chair/Mat yoga at Fellowship Hall

Saturday, April 18 at 9:30AM at BUMC; meditation after yoga

Sunday, April 19 at 5PM at BUMC
; meditation after yoga

Optional Meditation during the Second Week of Each Month   

April dates:  T., April 14, W., April 15, Sat., April 18, Sun., April 19

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  Lunch and Dinner Club Dates

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Please see April calendar attached

Spice/Herb of the Month; Cumin

Cumin seed is a spice that is commonly used in Indian, Mexican and Middle Eastern cuisines.  It kindles the digestive fire and helps eliminate toxins from the body.   It has cooling effect which means it is good to add it to spicy food.  the easiest way to use cumin is to add it to the food you cook especially food that has legumes or meat.  It helps with digestion and bloating.
For low appetite, mix 1 tsp. fennel seeds, 1/2 tsp. cumin seeds, and 1 pinch salt.   Dry roast the seeds together in a cast iron skillet until golden brown about 3 to 5 minutes and then add the salt.   Chew 1/2 tsp. of the mixture 15-30 minutes before each meal.
For indigestion, chew the same quantity of the above mix immediately after each meal.
To make a digest ease tea, bring 4 cups of water to boil, toss in 2" fresh ginger cut into pieces, 1 tsp. cumin seeds, 1 tsp. coriander sees, 1 tsp. turmeric and a pinch of fennel.  Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 10-30 minutes depending on how strong you want your tea to taste and how much digestive help you need.  Strain and sip after meals.

For toothache, brew a cumin tea by adding 1 ounce of cumin to 4 cups of boiling water and brew for 10 minutes.  Sip slowly and keep the tea in your mouth before swallowing. 

Use the tea above for bronchitis.   Drink 2 times per day until symptoms go away. 
 Food for Thought

"The gift of learning to meditate is the greatest gift you can give yourself in this lifetime."  Sogyal Rinpoche