Tag Archives: moon

be careful

Summer Solstice with my Mala Beads

Summer Solstice with my Mala Beads…

This week in yoga, I will celebrate the Summer Solstice and the Full Moon (this combination hasn’t happened in 70 years and will not happen again until 2094) with my new Mala Beads from Zeni Products. Why 108 beads?

  • The distance between the sun and the earth is equal to 108 suns.
  • The distance between the moon and the earth is equal to 108 moons.
  • There are 108 pressure points in the human body.
  • There were 108 volumes of wisdom written from the words of Buddha.

In some yoga classes around the world, they will do 108 Sun Salutations in a row! I’ll give my students a break on that. Maybe we’ll do 10…or 8…haven’t decided what mathematical trick I will use to bring the number down to a feasible amount. We practice gentle yoga, after all.

In any case, the beads will be with me providing the sun (active) and moon (passive) energy for our yoga practices. I often use this beautiful guided meditation from Yoga International:

“Close your eyes and imagine your mind as a still lake. A full moon rests at the point at the back of your head as in chandra bhavana, but now it shines a moonbeam onto the lake of your mind, which is then reflected out through the point between your eyebrows. Let this focused awareness shine from your calm, steady mind for a few rounds of breath.”

summer summer summer

Product Description from Zeni Products:

  • 108 8mm mala beads with a total circumference of 45 Inches.
    Hangs about 1 foot below the average neckline.
    Dark natural wood colored mala beads made from real Indian Agalwood.
    Perfect for yoga, meditation, mantras etc…
  • 100% Money Back Guarantee; If you are not completely satisfied with your mala bead necklace, simply return it for a full refund.


123 Andres Says Fly, Fly!

123 Andres Says Fly, Fly!

This bilingual collection of 21 songs is happy, uplifting, and oh so sweet. There are 10 songs in Spanish and 11 in English. My daughter loves it and we have a few friends who are learning Spanish in school who would love it too. He sings about seeds, flying, birds, the moon, and even about vowels!

‘Arriba Abajo’ comes out today, June 10th! Go to his website for more information.


123 123


From Andres’ website:

Andrés Salguero is 123 Andrés, one of the most exciting voices in the international family music scene today. His CD, ¡Uno, Dos, Tres, Andrés! en Español y en Inglés was nominated to the 16th Latin Grammy award as best children’s album. His much awaited second album will be released in June 2016. 123 Andrés has been hailed by Billboard as a “rock star for little language learners”. His music is an interactive celebration of Latin culture for kids and families. 123 Andrés has been featured on CNN en Español, Univision, andTelemundo stations around the country. His music has been heard on Sirius XM’s Kids Place Live and WXPN’s Kids Corner, among others. Listen to the debut CD – filled with salsa, bachata, plena, mariachi and more – or find a live performance near you.

Thank you to Sugar Mountain PR for our complimentary CD in exchange for this review.