Monday, June 29, 2015

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


Tomorrow, Tuesday, June 30 will be our last day at BUMC.  As of Wed., July 1, we will practice at Clairmont Presbyterian Church (1994 Clairmont Road)  in room ED 102 in the building closest to N. Druid Hills Road (church office is in this building).  Once you enter the parking lot, find your way as close as possible to N. Druid Hills Road.   The door closest to N. Druid Hills Road is the door to enter.   As soon as you enter the hall, first door on your right will lead you to the yoga room.
Only location is different; everything else is the same. 

Here is this week's schedule:

Tuesday, June 30 at 10:30AM at BUMC

Wednesday, July 1 at 6PM at CPC

  Thursday, July 2 at 11:30AM at CPC; Chair/Mat yoga 

Saturday, July 4 NO YOGA; Happy Independence Day

Sunday, July 5 at 5PM at CPC

Optional Meditation during the Second Week of Each Month   

We will have meditation session only on Wed., July 15 after yoga.

Do yourself a favor and spend about 10 minutes after yoga to meditate; it's the best time because 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

  Saturday, July 18 lunch at 1PM at Rumi's Kitchen at 6112 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs; 404-477-2100.   Please let me know by Th., July 16 because it is best to make a reservation at this restaurant.


Please see July calendar attached

As of July 1, we will meet at Clairmont Presbyterian Church

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 direction to the room at our new location.

Spice of the Month; Chamomile
Chamomile is one of the most versatile and benign of  the herbs.  Here are a few of its uses:

Digestion; It is great for digestion, weak stomach, stomach spasms and for anything related to digestion.  To make tea, brew one to two tablespoons of chamomile with one cup of boiling water.   Drink half a cupful at a time.
Diarrhea; chamomile tea is an old remedy for children's summer diarrhea.
Enema; chamomile tea may be used to irrigate the body when there are chronic stomach spams caused by gas.  This and a neutral, natural and fiber-rich diet will often cure the flatulence.
Antiseptic, Anti pain; to reduce inflammation, sores and swellings, apply a hot and wet chamomile paste to the area.  To make the paste, add a small amount of boiling water to the flowers, blend in a blender or grind in a mortar and pestle.
Bath and Hair; Make a large infusion, steep for fifteen minutes, strain and add to a bath to heal the body sores and aches.  this same infusion can be used to lighten and add golden highlights to brown hair.  combine chamomile with neutral henna to add beautiful highlights to dark hair.
Facials; To make a deep pore-cleansing chamomile facial, boil water, add it to chamomile flowers.  Improvise an umbrella "hood" with a large towel over your head.   Keep your eyes closed and allow the chamomile steam open the pores of your face.  Stay out of a draft and cleanse your face immediately after the facial.
Insect Repellent; Splash chamomile tea over your face, arms, hands and feet to keep mosquitoes away.  It also works for keeping gnats and summer flies away.
Chamomile Oil; there are two ways to make oil.  One is with olive oil: add the dried flowers to olive oil 10 times their weight, heat a very low heat and every now and then stir.  It should not boil.   Leave it for 24 hours before straining it.  Keep it a tight glass container.   Apply topically on your stomach and belly for gas and spasms.   The second oil is made with sesame oil: add dried flowers to 4 times their weight sesame oil and two times their weight water.  Heat at low temperature and let it boil until the water is evaporated.  
Use chamomile oil topically when you don't have time to take a bath or to make a paste.
Note: If you have allergy to ragweed make sure your chamomile flowers are not mixed with chamomile flowers.   Since chamomile is a low growing plant, some times while picking the chamomile flowers accidentally ragweed gets mixed with the chamomile flowers.

Food for Thought

"People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they are happy."   Anton Chekhov

Happy Summer