Hello, I look forward to our yoga this week:
Instead of Thursday, we meet on Wed., Aug. 12 at 11:30AM at CPC; Chair/Mat yoga
NO YOGA on Saturday, August 15
Sunday, August 16 at 5PM at CPC; Nina
Optional Meditation during the Second Week of Each Month
Due to lack of interest on other days, we will have meditation only on Wed., Aug. 12 after yoga.
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.
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Lunch and Dinner Club Dates
Our next dinner will be at Nakato Japanese restaurant on Wed., Aug. 26 after yoga around 7:30.
Please let me know if you plan to go. Remember friends and family are welcome.
Please send me your suggestions for lunch and dinner spots and dates.
Please see August calendar attached
Please note that the Thursday, Aug. 13 Chair/Mat yoga has been moved to Wed., Aug. 12 at the same time and place.
The Sat., Aug. 15 yoga is combined with Sunday, Aug. 16 yoga due to small number of participants.
I will be out of town from Aug. 13 to Aug. 18, Nina will practice with you on Sunday, Aug. 16 and T., Aug. 18.
Spice of the Month; Thyme
- Used as a tea, it will refresh the lungs, remove indigestion, flatulence, liver and splenetic complaints and acts as a diuretic. the usual formula for tea is 1 teaspoon of the herb to 1 cup of boiling water steeped for a few minutes. Bruise the leaves to release the aromatic oil.
- Thyme is more effective when used with other herbs. For example, to overcome a budding cold, add thyme to any combination of herbs you use as a cold remedy. A mixture of Peppermint, elderflower and yarrow would be a great combination to add Thyme to it.
- Thyme tea has a wide range of medicinal uses such as gastric problems of wind, colic, and even bad breath if it is caused by bad digestion.
- Thyme is also an antiseptic, a first aid, reduces fever, is useful for headache and is a great insect repellent.
- For sore throat and post nasal drip, mix honey with thyme tea. Use a tablespoon several times a day.
- Thyme tea is helpful in overcoming shortness of breath and elimination of phlegm.
- Drink cold thyme tea to relieve a headache
- As a first aid, make a paste of warm moist thyme leaves and apply it to the skin to relieve the pain of an abscess, boil, or swelling. make a strong thyme tea (one handful of thyme to a pint of boiling water), steep, dip in a folded cloth, apply the thyme compress to the abscess, boil or swellings. Repeat as often as necessary.
- Mix thyme with lavender to make a anti moth concoction.
- Crush thyme, add to boiling water, steep and strain to use for baths, compresses, or directly apply to the body for sprains and bruises.
Food for Thought
"Meditation is the discovery that the point of life is always arrived at in the immediate moment." Alan Watts