Looking for a relaxing area with a beautiful view? The Pulgas Water Temple in Woodside, California, is the perfect place to use Dahn Yoga meditation techniques on the quest for inner peace.
The temple is a circular stone structure that consists of multiple columns, inscribed with a religious phrase – "I give waters in the wildnerness and rivers in the desert, to give drink to my people," from Isaiah 43:20 in the New Testament.
Perhaps the most beautiful feature is the reflecting pool that sits in fronts of the monument. The blue water is encompassed by tall trees that line the perimeter. The site is quite attractive, especially during sunset, and is often the site of many outdoor weddings. The field surrounding the temple is a great place to practice tai chi, yoga or other breathing practices, which will help calm the stresses of travelers who visit the area.
The Pulgas Water Temple was erected in the mid 1930s as a way to commemorate the completion of the Hetch Hetchy Acqueduct, which flowed to the stone monument until 2004, when it was rerouted to another water-purifying plant.