Cleansing, healing, releasing negative, old and tired stagnant energy. Introducing positive, new, clean and refreshing, renewing potential. Externally – clearing out our environment, opening up windows and letting fresh air in. Internally – unblocking our paths of energy, exhaling muddy thoughts, unproductive habits and barren ideas; letting go of what does not serve us anymore. Deep space cleaning with the movement of water in our asanas (poses). Bringing in the intention of loving, nurturing and harmonious flow into our practice. We move and breathe fresh air into our bodies; revitalizing and purifying with benevolent flexibility. We relax and align our minds with transformational mindful attention to journey towards love, clarity and new possibilities.
Here is a recipe I would like to share that I have been using for over a decade to clean most counter tops, floors and wall surfaces. Please check first on a small inconspicuous place. It is a “green” cleanser that also saves the environment because you reuse the plastic container over and over. I have several scents and bottles. I interchange and invent new combinations frequently. If you would like to order some, let me know. I can refill your empty spray cleaner bottle for a nominal fee of $5 saving you the expense of essential oils and task of bringing it all together. Otherwise, here is the recipe:
You will need:
1 24-32 ounce spray bottle
1 1/2 cups distilled white vinegar
1 1/2 cups filtered or spring water
1 – 3 teaspoons dish soap
20- 30 drops essential oil (I recommend:tea tree, peppermint, eucalyptus, lemon as a starting point)
Just Pour all ingredients into your bottle with a funnel. Will not harm pets. Shake well often.
In honor of Spring and because I promised the Little India Group – here is a recipe that tastes as good blended and frozen or freshly made or kept at room temperature for a few hours (letting all the juices and flavors meld).
4 cups strawberries, hulled and cut up into bite-sized pieces
6 tablespoons crystallized/candied ginger, diced
1/3 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped
Optional: A sprinkle of very good Balsamic Vinegar( at least 15 years old)
Just toss the ingredients together and refrigerate for up to 2 days.
Serves 4 and only contains 65 calories/serving
The Best Way to Predict Your Future is to Create It. – Anonymous
Daisies, lilacs, tulips, daffodils, lilies, hyacinths, ranunculi, roses, poppies, sweet peas and freesias!! These are just a few of the blossoms that bloom and burst onto the scene at springtime. In honor of the spring vernal equinox which occurs on Tuesday, March 20th, we will be celebrating Spring in yoga class all week.
Spring is an awakening of the earth, a renewal. In order to bring about a safe and balanced rebirth within us, we will intensify the experience with the profound energy of the magnesium silicate mineral known as Serpentine. It’s element is Earth and it aids in connecting us to Mother Nature.
Fresh cut flowers will adorn our circle, green tea and lilac scent will enhance the mood and mildly stimulating asanas (poses) will restore, support and equalize our physical systems.
Come join us as we welcome in the Spring!
Spring Fruity Organic tea will be served at the Home Studio
There is such a quantity of appealing shades of green; the bright pop of a lime, the pleasant coolness of grass, the varied tones of leaves, the dazzle of the ocean in sparkly sunshine-filled light, the pastel bloom of sea foam, the elegant majesty of emeralds, the earthy delicacy of olives, the penetrating depth of jade and the alluring scent of green tea.
Green is the combination of blue/cool with yellow/warm. This soothing hue balances and heals the mind, body and spirit. Green is the color of life, the interweaving of giving and receiving and is associated with the love-centered heart chakra.
We will experience the aroma therapeutic delight of green tea mixed with a floral essence, faerie cards in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, heart opening, green crystal lucky and favorable energy and a guided meditation imbued in green – all encircled and enhanced by pleasing and restful music as always.
And for those of you who come to my yoga home studio, mint tea, as well.
Please note that Friday’s class has permanently moved to 10:30 am on Wednesdays. This is a beginning basic yoga class.
FROGS are our theme this week – Yes! Frogs.
My very good friend, Peggy, just came back from Australia and gave me a wonderful candle holder with a frog motif. According to her – F.R.O.G. is an acronym for Forever Relying On God. Intrigued and having an extensive collection without ever knowing why, I did some research. Plus it is Leap Year – so why not Frogs???
The Frog Pose in Yoga is called Bhekasana and is an advanced pose. Frogs symbolize transformation and are most always associated with the Water element. The frog totem or symbol helps us move smoothly through life’s transitions and encourages internal change. In Japan, they are good luck charms for travelers and especially for a safe trip via water. The frog also elicits emotional responses and is linked to lunar or yin/female energy. They are prolific egg layers and even as far back as ancient Egypt have been considered a sign of fertility and therefore abundance. The frog also represents Metamorphosis and coming into your own creative power. It enables you to go with the flow and to feel deeply. All these qualities made me consider them a wonderful theme for the week.