Clearing Your Gruntis

This workshop will include asana

Bring the following:
Copy of Clear Your Clutter by Karen Kingston
(available at the Pacific Ashtanga Eco Boutique)

Cost: $30 per person

Sunday Conference: 1.20.13

Notes from our Sunday Conference with Diana...

Sunday, February 10 will be a Chinese New Year 
Clear your Clutter with Feng Shui

  • Everything in our lives has energy; move the old, stale energy out

  • Our Ashtanga practice is a moving energy exercise to remove the “grunties” (blockages)

  • We will have a discussion on the significance and importance of the 7 chakras

  • Continued conference on engaging and energizing our FEET and HEAD for more energy flow; examples: Paschimottanasana and trikonasana)

  • Correct alignment with inward hip rotation, alignment of feet/toes and hips; particularly in upward facing dog and urdhva dhanurasana

More on Struggle

Sthira- sukha (steadiness/strength – lightness/softness)
The mind can be the most challenging aspect.

Homework:  Become the “looking bird” and observe when you are
in struggle, not only in your practice, but also in your daily life

Weekly Message

Alchemy For A New Year

This workshop will include both yoga and inspirational teachings. The teaching will involve using internal fire for transforming our physical and spiritual practice.

Recommended reading for this workshop: The Alchemist by, Paulo Coelho

The afternoon workshop will include a vegetarian lunch at 
next door to Pacific Ashtanga. (Lunch will be served at 2:00pm)

For more information contact Diana at 949-246-7315
 Cost: $ 70 ( Price includes Workshop, Vegetarian Lunch and Drink)

Sunday Conference: 1.13.13

Notes from our Sunday Conference with Diana...

A continuation of the continuation of the past few conferences...
Did you get a visit from the Three Kings?

Use your "Head, Hands and Feet"

Full extension, elongation - bandhas

Active lines of energy

4 points of the feet - 2 in the ball and 2 in the heel

Example: Paschimottanasana

Connection with fingers and big toes (flex and point)

Can be observed with facial expressions, breath and mind.

Muscle usage; forcing into post

Sthira - sukha (steadiness/alertness - lightness/comfort)

Allow the asana to serve YOU - honor and respect your body

Ride the wave of breath

Weekly Message

Sunday Conference: 1.6.13

Notes from our Sunday conference with Diana...

Today is the Feast of the Three Kings - Epiphany 
Leading us from darkness to light

Use your “Head, Hands and Feet”
A continuation of our conference on December 23, 2012

Full extension and alignment
Engage the lines of energy –
Raise arms outward, what is engaged and extended?

Shoulders, thoracic, biceps, triceps, forearms, wrists, fingers
Raise arms upward; what is engaged and extended?

Reach all the way through your fingertips
Example: Warrior pose.

Align properly over hips; 

Push-pull motion with arms and bandhas engaged

Homework: Imagine that the magi* came to visit you. What are their gifts to you? What will you do with those gifts?

* Magi are the 3 wise men of the East who traveled to Bethlehem to worship the infant Jesus with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.

Weekly Message

Why Cleanse: Cathy

This is Cathy.   Please read about her amazing cleanse journey.

My friends look at me like I’m crazy when they see me toting around yet another jar of “green juice” (my favorite is the green lemonade with kale and ginger).  Simultaneously, they tell me I haven’t looked better in years.  Yes, they can see that I have lost twenty-five pounds and that the rashes on my body have all but disappeared.  They can see that my disposition is positive and that I have more energy than I ever dreamed possible.  What most people don’t know about me, though, is why cleansing wasn’t just a matter of losing weight and being good to myself for three days.  It was a choice about improving the quality of my life so that I could return to good health, something that had become illusive.

I was diagnosed with lupus when I was forty (I am now 53), and I was so sick, I could barely get out of bed.  Finally, when my blood tests showed that my disease process was advancing, I was hospitalized for infusions that left me swollen and uncomfortable, raised my blood sugars and cholesterol, and left me with high blood pressure.  I also took multiple drugs that suppressed my immune system.  I felt sick all the time.  Two and a half years ago I started cleansing and I haven’t looked back.  Many of my blood levels, especially my inflammatory markers which have been taken every month since the year 2000, are better than they have ever been.  I feel calmer, more in control, and centered.  I attribute this to the combination of doing yoga on a regular basis and cleansing my body, feeding it only pure, organic juice from Organic Tree.  Given the choice to be pro-active about my health or react to the negative consequences of a disease for which there is no cure, I have chosen to fight back with a juice cleanse every quarter.  Fitting into my “skinny jeans” is surely a great benefit, but not my motivating factor.  Good health is something I do not take for granted.  I want to thank Diana for leading me on this journey and to Brian for making Organic Tree Juice Bar a part of my life.