Tuesday, August 18, 2015

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

I hope you are in good health and spirit.  

Here is this week's yoga schedule:

Tuesday, Aug. 18 at 10:30AM at CPC; Nina

Wednesday, Aug. 19 at 6PM at CPC

  Thursday, Aug. 20 at 11:30AM at CPC; Chair/Mat yoga 

  Saturday, August 22 at 9:30AM at CPC

Sunday, August 23 at 5PM at CPC

Optional Meditation during the Second Week of Each Month   

This month, we have donated $27.00 to Our House; thank you.

  100% of 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
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.

Our next lunch will be on This Thursday, Aug. 20 after yoga around 12:40 at Top Spice at Toco Hills Shopping Center.


Please see August calendar attached

Spice of the Month; Thyme
Thyme is a low, creeping and lawn-forming herb with little reddish blossoms and has an intense, pleasant smell. 
  • 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

"contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty" Socrates