Sunday Conference 2.17.13

Notes from our Sunday Conference with Diana...

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells.  Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of the telescope.  Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.”  - Dr. Seuss

Review of this past Year of the Dragon:  What was our theme?

  • Stirha – Strength building – not only physically, but also mentally
  • Moving slower with mindfulness and focus (i.e., chaturanga dandasana, upward facing dog)
  • Movements from your center
  • Raising the bar for yourself – teach people how to treat you

Planning for this Year of the Snake:  
Our theme?

Consciousness of choices
Be your highest and biggest self with increased spirituality and inspiration
Remain fully present; pay attention to what is now
Get out of the box; get out of “auto-pilot”
Set intentions with beauty and imagination; not necessarily goals per se

CNN transcript dated Jan. 22, 2005:  There is an imbalance between consumption and its metabolic needs and within the body of the caterpillar, there are a few cells that scientists refer to as the imaginal cells, as they’re imagining or dreaming of a new reality. 
Check out this amazing clustering process.  Goggle:  Imaginal cells

1. Get out your favorite photo of Einstein  
2.  Get out your favorite Dr. Seuss book
3.  Look at the photo and read /re-read the book
 – imaginal cells clustering …

Alice in Wonderland:  Dream the impossible.  
It is unattainable only if you think it is.

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Sunday Conference 2.10.13

Notes from our Sunday Conference with Diana...

Happy Chinese New Year Puja

Everything is possible.   
Maintain enthusiasm

What is the significance of Year of the Snake?

Look forward to awakenings of wisdom, spirituality, consciousness, and your biggest, highest self

In India, comparative of kundalini rising.

Diana’s storytelling of the movie “liberal arts,” where the caterpillar transforms into a butterfly with and through “imaginable cells.”

Significance of your two flowers at today’s puja:
First one is gratitude for this past year -
Second is “get in the arena” **

**Theodore Roosevelt’s speech delivered at the Sorbonne in Paris on April 23, 1910; 
sometimes referred to as “The Man in the Arena.”

Sunday Conference 1.27.13

 Notes from our Sunday Conference with Diana...

Brief overview of Alchemy Workshop
With yoga, there is a connection with others that unfolds

Annamaya  - body
Pranamaya - breath, air
Manomaya – mind
Vignanamaya - wisdom

Liberate your toes!  Free them from those “boxes” (shoes)

Feet and toes for balance and support, strength in movement,
Weight distribution - Engage your legs and bandhas
What are your toes doing?
(examples:  tadasana, utthita hasta padangushasana)

(Demos by Ken:   trikonasana, parivritte trikonasana)

Where is the stirha?   Toes, feet, legs, hips, arms, hands, fingers
Where is the sukha?   Spine, shoulders, thoracic and heart areas

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