Monthly Archives: June 2011

Pranassage

As I alluded to in my previous post, I spent a little time in San Francisco for some vacation. But before I entered vacation mode, my good friend Miki Sato asked if I could help her make some pictures to promote her Pranassage practice. I’m sure you all are wondering what “Pranassage” is, just like I did when Miki first told me about it, so here’s my best explanation.

“Prana,” which is a common term you’ll hear while practicing yoga, is essentially energy, life-force or breath. Combine that with “massage,” and you get “Pranassage.” To paraphrase Miki’s explanation, it’s basically having an experienced yoga instructor do the yoga for you — putting your body in correct alignment and helping you to balance everything out. The ultimate goal is to feel complete bliss and stress relief.

But of course, you’ll get a better idea if you just see what it is for yourself.

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For anyone local to the Boston area or anyone planning any time on Cape Cod or the islands over the next few months, Miki will be bringing her practice to Nantucket for the summer. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, send her an e-mail at mikicsato@gmail.com.

Many thanks to our friend Akino for being a wonderful model/guinea pig — I don’t think she minded though. And thanks to my photo assistants, the lovely Sarah Phillips, and…

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What’s Up, Docs?

I’m a little late to post here, but once Tufts Commencement wrapped up, I was pretty much on a plane headed to San Francisco for a much-needed vacation (some of those pics to come). That just means that this next set of photos have just been sitting by the wayside while I’ve been getting a little R&R.

In addition to general Commencement coverage of the main event — you know, honorary degrees, big name speakers, lots of pomp, not so much circumstance — I was tasked with covering the commencement ceremony for the Tufts University School of Medicine. For our general commencement coverage, our team was divided up into separate sectors of the quad. Here’s a look at what our team accomplished in the morning: http://now.tufts.edu/packages/commencement-2011

As a one man crew at the Medical commencement, I was allowed a lot more liberty to just wander around and make what I thought were interesting pictures, without having to worry about snapping frames of people with famous names. Here’s a sampling of what I saw:

05/22/2011 - Medford, Mass. - From left, Katherine Dunn, Margarita Ebril, David Johnson Einstein, Norah Emara and Daniel Fay, all M11, wait to receive their degrees during commencement for the Tufts University School of Medicine on May 22, 2011. (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University) (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University)

05/22/2011 - Medford, Mass. - From left, Katherine Dunn, Margarita Ebril, David Johnson Einstein, Norah Emara and Daniel Fay, all M11, wait to receive their degrees during commencement for the Tufts University School of Medicine on May 22, 2011. (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University)

05/22/2011- Medford, Mass. - Matthew Dong, M11, receives his hood during commencement for the Tufts University School of Medicine on May 22, 2011. (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University) (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University)

05/22/2011- Medford, Mass. - Matthew Dong, M11, receives his hood during commencement for the Tufts University School of Medicine on May 22, 2011. (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University)

05/22/2011- Medford, Mass. - A newly graduated physician receives his hood as family members wave to other graduates during commencement for the Tufts University School of Medicine on May 22, 2011. (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University) (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University)

05/22/2011- Medford, Mass. - A newly graduated physician receives his hood as family members wave to other graduates during commencement for the Tufts University School of Medicine on May 22, 2011. (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University)

05/22/2011- Medford, Mass. - A relative of a graduate sings and dances in his seat during commencement for the Tufts University School of Medicine on May 22, 2011. (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University) (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University)

05/22/2011- Medford, Mass. - A relative of a graduate sings and dances in his seat during commencement for the Tufts University School of Medicine on May 22, 2011. (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University)

05/22/2011- Medford, Mass. - Tufts Medical graduates complete their degrees by reciting the Hippocratic Oath as Sackler students, front, follow along, during commencement for the Tufts University School of Medicine on May 22, 2011. (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University) (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University)

05/22/2011- Medford, Mass. - Tufts Medical graduates complete their degrees by reciting the Hippocratic Oath as Sackler students, front, follow along, during commencement for the Tufts University School of Medicine on May 22, 2011. (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University)

05/22/2011- Medford, Mass. - Eliza Bullis, M11, hugs a friend after commencement for the Tufts University School of Medicine on May 22, 2011. (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University) (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University)

05/22/2011- Medford, Mass. - Eliza Bullis, M11, hugs a friend after commencement for the Tufts University School of Medicine on May 22, 2011. (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University)

05/22/2011- Medford, Mass. - Jina Lee Sinskey's, M11, fan club of friends and family came dressed in custom t-shirts for commencement for the Tufts University School of Medicine on May 22, 2011. (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University) (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University)

05/22/2011- Medford, Mass. - Jina Lee Sinskey's, M11, fan club of friends and family came dressed in custom t-shirts for commencement for the Tufts University School of Medicine on May 22, 2011. (Kelvin Ma/Tufts University)

Congratulations to the newest Tufts doctors!

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