Monday, July 20, 2015

This week's yoga, July and Aug. calendar, Herb/Spice of the Month: marigold, reminders, and more

Hello,  I hope you have had a lovely weekend.  I look forward to our yoga this week:

Tuesday, July 21 at 10:30AM at CPC

Wednesday, July 22 at 6PM at CPC

  Thursday, July 23 at 11:30AM at CPC; Chair/Mat yoga 

Saturday, July 25 at 9:30AM at CPC

Sunday, July 26 at 5PM at CPC

Optional Meditation during the Second Week of Each Month   

This month, we donated $50.00 to Our House; thank you.

Do yourself a favor and spend about 10 minutes after yoga to meditate; it's the best time since your mind is clear and calm.

 Your donation
benefits Our House which provides care and education to homeless children and helps their parents to get to their feet.
lease remember to put your donation in the basket in lieu of extra fee.

  Lunch and Dinner Club Dates
A group of us had a very fun time at Rumi's.  Food was fantastic and the visit as usual was fun. 
Please send me your suggestions for lunch and dinner spots and dates.


Please see July and August calendars attached

If you haven't filled out the registration form for our new location, I have attached the registration forms for you.
Please note that registration form for Th. class is different from the registration form for the other days.
I have also attached the directions to the room at our new location.

Spice of the Month; Marigold (Calendula Officinalis)
Yes, the beautiful flowers offer medicinal benefits too:
-Marigold infusion or marigold petal ointment can be used to soothe chapped hands and may be used in infusion form in the baths to reduce body scars, soothe varicose veins and help control thread veins on the face.
-Marigold lotion heals painful lesions caused by dry eczema.
-For inflammation, dip a compress cloth into a strong marigold tea combined with equal parts of apple cider vinegar.  Apply it to the inflamed area and renew it when hot.
-Use marigold petals steeped in vinegar for knee sprains.  Alternatively, you may make a lotion with  milk.  Simmer a dozen head or so of marigolds in 2 cups of milk, steep, strain and apply.
-Use marigold lotion to heal wounds.  Alternatively, add a few drops of tincture of marigold to a cup or more of boiled water in treating cuts, bruises and even open wounds.  Keep the dressing wet.
- Add marigold petals to salads or soups for strengthening and comfort of heart.
- Mix juice of marigold petals with vinegar  and rub on gums and teeth to alleviate toothache.  Rub the same mixture to forehead to release headaches.
-Marigolds are execellent "companion Plants".  Plant them in different parts of garden to discourage many insect pests.
Marigold is available in dried form, as tincture, pressed juice, ointment or lotion. 

Food for Thought

"Our dilemma is that we hate change and love it at the same time; what we really want is for things to remain the same but get better." Sydney J. Harris