This is my monthly newsletter page. Be sure to check back frequently for new information.
on events and happenings. . .
To join my e-mailing list ~
click here to send us your contact information.
Quote of the Month
has any power over me other than that which I give it
through my thoughts."
of the month
Cinnamon Ginger Tea ~
This tea will
cure whatever ails you
2" chunk Fresh
6 cups of water
1/2 tsp Ground Cloves
3/4 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 of an orange
1. Pour the water into a sauce pan.
2. Grate the ginger (skin and all) into
the water. The finer the grind, the more flavor and power you
get from the ginger. Grate the orange part (the zest) of the orange
peel into the water. You will use about half of the orange peel.
3. Squeeze the half orange into the water,
then put the orange into the pot as well.
4. Add Cloves and Cinnamon and bring to
5. Once this boils, turn the heat down
to a low simmer for 15 minutes. Try the tea. If you like it stronger
keep simmering as long as you'd like. If you like it weaker, add
6. Place a tea strainer or regular strainer
over your tea cup and pour yourself a cup.
7. Add honey
or sugar to taste and enjoy.
* This simmering tea will also scent
your kitchen. Enjoy!
top of page
Asana of the month:
Half Lord of the Fishes
(ARE-da- MAHT-see-en-DRAHH- Sahnna)
Matsyendra ~ Lord of the Fish
- Stretches the hips, and
- Stimulates digestive
system, circulation, liver and kidneys.
- Relieves sciatica, back
pain & menstrual and menopausal symptoms.
How to do this pose:
(Always be sure to check with your Dr
before performing this or any other new exercise especially if
you have heart problems, high or low blood pressure, neck problems
or are pregnant)
1. Sit on the floor. Bend your left knee
in so that the heel is close to the right buttocks. Cross the
right foot over the left leg and make sure that both your sit
bones are level on the floor.
2. Think of keeping your nose over your
navel, so instead of making this a neck rotation, make it an entire
spinal rotation. Take your right hand to the floor behind you
and wrap your left arm around your right leg.
3. Lengthen your spine as you inhale. As
you exhale, gently twist from your waist, not your neck.
4. As you do this visualize your flow of
rotation moving from your pelvis, spine, ribcage and shoulders.
With each inhale lift out of the pose slightly and with each exhale
allow that breath to take you through any resistance and deeper
into the pose. Use your breath as a guide.
5. Hold yourself in this position as long
as your body wants- 30 seconds up to 3 minutes and continue to
breathe slowly. Repeat other side.
to top of page
Things that I Love and Recommend:
~ Seal IV
This new CD from Seal has some great songs. It has that
distinctive Seal sound. If you love his other CD's - you
will love this one.
Book ~ The
Pilates Body By Brooke Siler
This fabulous book teaches Pilates exercises with creative
pictures and cues. It's a great tool to practice Pilates
in your home when you can't get to class.
Something to Think About:
this month of Thanksgiving, every morning when you wake up ~
3 things that you are thankful for.
top of page
Volume 1 Fun Stuff click here - (Banana Fuate`,
Volume 2 Fun Stuff click here - (Pumpkin Pudding, Bridge Pose,
Volume 3 Fun Stuff click here - (Hummus, Downward Dog, Who are
Volume 4 Fun Stuff click here - (Spinach Ravioli w/ Marinara Sauce,
Volume 5 Fun Stuff click here - (Tofu Lettuce Wraps, Boat Pose,
Do what you love)
Volume 6 Fun Stuff click here - (Chocolate Chip Cookies, Forward
Volume 7 Fun Stuff click here - (Summer Salad, Bow Pose, "Food"
in your food)
Volume 8 Fun Stuff click here - (Quinoa Pilaf, Forward Bend, Your
9 Fun Stuff click here - (Berry Muffins, Bound Angle Pose, Sight)
to top of page