While May is the month dedicated to the Mother, June is the month we have chosen to honor the Father through Father's Day and the Summer Solstice. June marks the longest day of the year when the Summer Sun is closest to the earth. Where the mother is represented by the cooler, darker, watery aspects of the moon, the father represents the bright, warm, fiery aspects of the sun. Traditionally, the Father is the Hunter, the Provider, the Protector. The Sun actually provides the energy for ALL of the Green Plants on the Earth to Grow, which in turn ultimately feeds each being on our precious planet.
This month we express our gratitude to the men or male presence in our lives - the fathers, the teachers, the ones who support and protect us and provide us with energy and strength.
In Herbal Medicine, male reproductive system are supported by nuts and seeds, especially pumpkin and sesame seeds. Try Herbal Goddess Rosemary Gladstar's Yummy Recipe for Energy Balls.
In asana practice, standing poses are our foundation and provide us with energy and strength. These poses can be heating, like Virabhadrasana I and Virabhadrasana II or cooling like Prasarita Padattonasana. Practice Standing Poses with John Schumacher this month, in our growing Journal of Poses.
Our newest feature is with a warm male presence, Prahaladan Mandelkorn, the former Director of the Teacher Training Program at the Satchidananda Yoga Ashram in Buckingham, Virginia.
"Thank you for helping to build the bridge with iHanuman."
Sara Miles Pope Agelasto
Managing Editor and Co-Founder, iHanuman.com
New Feature: Prahaladan Mandelkorn Discusses the Bhagavad Gita
Featured Music Selection: Compilation Dedicated to Ganesh: Music for Yoga, Meditation and Bodywork, Abel Okugawa
Featured Audio Classes: John Schumacher's Live Winter 2010 Yoga Classes are Available!
Featured Teacher Downloads: Matt Harris Live Class Recordings
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