Friday, October 03, 2008

Ongoing Studio Highlights

Partner Draw-Bridge - Debbie & Rosil

Monday, September 29, 2008

2nd International Chakra Cleansing Workshop - Puerto Rico

September 19, 2008, Rosil Saldana and Val Jennings, Presenters

Friday, June 13, 2008

Fresh Air Yoga

JDP Retreat!

JDP Retreat

New Year - New Vision - New Focus - FUN!!!

Inaugural Satsang - 6-1-08

Monthly gathering of satsang.....

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

My Guru!

None Sweeter, kinder, and wiser....

Surendran Pandaran

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Event Pictures

Drum Circle - Yona setting the sacred circle and altar - December 1, 2007
Medicine bags with Yona, 11-17-07

The Mandala Yoga Studio Grand Opening - Sept. 9, 2007
Students test-driving the "space"....

May 30, 2007 Beach Yoga

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Prophetess of the Obvious

"An eclectic collection" of thoughts to be happy about in life,
from the Prophetess of the Obvious

Updated periodically!

Birth of a studio
Conscientious tradesmen
Vendors with integrity
Receptive students
Quiet times
Considerate neighbors
Gentle music
Strong friends, (dear Steve)
Quiet music
Good neighbors
Chamomile tea
Coupons for free flowers
Self sticking stamps
Finishing off year-end paperwork
Long hot oiled baths for dry skin
Food for thought
Jury duty
Toe rings
A warm afternoon after a cold spell
Hand-held organizers
Open-faced franklin fireplaces
Knotty pine
A wall filled with family photos
Jack Russel terriers
A cat that talks back
The first 3 bites into chewing gum
Loosing weight
Late nights for reading
Metal file cabinets
Big rubber erasers
Guardians for kids
Crayons for kids at restaurants
Scented candles that hold their scent to the end
Women who know their worth
La Grand Jatte
Lip balm
Steamed clams
Good advice
Water fountains, in and out of doors
Fax machines
Wicker furniture on a porch
A tire swing hanging from a big tree
Brooks for fishing
A frozen pond for ice skating
Weeding a garden
Automatic sprinkler systems
The smell of a room just after it is painted
Orange and black striped leotards
Covered bridges
Quick "I love you's" from a child
An ice cream sundae with really hot fudge
Arts and crafts made by children
Web TV
Butterfly gardens
Working with my hands
Real Maple Syrup
Autumn leaves
Summer thunder storms
Bicycling in the evening
Getting technology to "work"
Mouse pads
Soft kleenex tissues
Sexy people
Mystery novels
Kids not afraid to say I love you
Step teams
Conventions with lots of choices
Watering cans that hold a lot
Wind chimes
Friends who remember to call
Writing a love letter
Old family photos
Brand new notebooks
Talk radio
Watching a thunderstorm
Really breezy days
Garden snakes
A wooden office desk
No time cards
Co-workers who support you
Double tape dispensers
Electric pencil sharpeners
When alone, eating on my good china, by candlelight
Being sent home early from work
Green tea
Bamboo plants
A boss that knows my worth
Eating raw potato
Flat bed scanners
A good leather purse
A real "ink" pen
Aromatic coffee
The American flag
Children singing
A child-made valentine
The spirit of St. Patty's day
The precocity of indigo children
Self-stick stamps
Staplers that don’t jam
Stores that aren’t huge
Treadle sewing machines
The color green
Making a whistle sound with a blade of grass
Paper clips
Achy muscles after a workout
secret fun page
Bicycling at daybreak
Bicycling after sunset
The smell of the ocean
The Armed Forces
Firemen, police and those who serve to protect
Planes and anything that flies
Flies that don’t visit your picnic
Cats and kittens
A dog that has a learning spirit
Barbecue sauce on campfire-hot corn on the cob
Drawn butter for steamed shrimp
Clamming and eating them in the next hour
The eye of a whale
My eyesight
Friends not afraid to share their trade secrets
Self-adhesive stamps
Iced coffee
Pinky rings
A manicurist that is gentle
Squirrel feeders
Bubble baths
Yard work
Hearts of gold
Folks who like to share their talents, just 'cuz
A red rose on a black velvet pillow
Computers that work
Boston cream pie
Silk plants
Ceiling fans
Goose neck lamps
Night blooming jasmine in the air
The smell of grass after the rain
Summer showers
Hot chocolate
Dark, rich coffee
The taste of honey
A hairdresser that is an artist
Sharp scissors
My Mom's paintings
Kisses, long and sweet
An old hammer
Making time to read
Enough file folders
Pens that don't leak
#2 pencils, sharpened
An old house dress
A flirtatious young man
A flirtatious older man
The bright look in the eyes of a child when they know you are really listening
Cotton q-tips
Toy trucks
Quiet streams for fishing
Sunlight that sneaks in through window blinds

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Hatha Yoga

Hatha Yoga

Hatha yoga, also known as Hatha vidya, is a particular system of Yoga introduced by Yogi Swatmarama, a sage of 15th century India, and compiler of the Hatha Yoga Pradipika. The word Hatha is a compound of the words Ha and Tha meaning sun and moon and refers to the principle nadis (energy channels) of the subtle body that must be fully operational to attain a state of ultimate peace, called bliss. In other respects Hatha yoga also includes moral restraint and spiritual observances. Hatha Yoga is what most people in the West associate with the word "Yoga" and is practiced for mental and physical health throughout the West.

The main component of hatha yoga is yoga postures, or, in Sanskrit, asanas. The word asana means comfortable, stable pose. Asanas are exercises of a special kind. The form that they have taken is the result of a thousand years of experience: trial and error, experiments, and scrupulous observation. The yogis have discovered that certain positions of the body can give human beings qualities that they do not have or that are in deficitAsanas are special positions of the body that strengthen, provide proper alignment, purify and balance the endocrine, nervous and circulatory systems and should not be confused with mere exercise, calisthenics, which help strengthen and develop muscles. While asanas are rarely prescribed to treat illnesses, they surely have healing properties and definitely prevent diseases. Many healers use asanas and other hatha yoga methods to effectively treat chronic illnesses and emotional disorders. If you practice asanas regularly, your body will gradually achieve greater endurance, your spine will become more flexible, your body will come to its natural weight and rid itself of toxins, you will breathe more easily, you will gain energy, your circulation will improve, your blood pressure will normalize, you will have an easier time coping with stress, and you will have more pleasant thoughts and fewer negative emotions. And considering all this, your overall mood will improve—in other words, you will gain vibrant physical and emotional health.