Sunday Conference with Diana…
January 19, 2014
The 3 D’s – Discipline, Dedication and Devotion
Chinese New Year – January 31, 2014 – Year of the Horse.
Homework: What are your intentions?
Last year was the Year of the Snake: Spine openings. The year prior was Year of the Dragon: Strength.
Energy clearing – rid yourself of “blockages” not only in the 72,000 meridians in your body, but in your personal environment.
Read Karen Kingston’s “Clear your Clutter with Feng Shui.”
More heartfelt, tenacity, love, single-mindedness, purposefulness, steadfastness, passion
Did you do your homework? Excerpts from “Enlighten Up” – interview with Guruji and a “non-spiritual” student: “The Ashtanga system is both a spiritual AND physical practice. They are one”.
Let go of theory and just practice.
Guruji: “Yoga is for everyone; but not for lazy people.”
After many years of practice, your yoga “class” will become your “practice.” Take ownership.
From “Yoga Mala”, Eddie Stern’s Foreward: “Jois here offers another kind of mala, which is ancient in tradition, as a sacred prayer, and as beautiful as flowers. His mala is a garland of yoga, in which each vinyasa is like a sacred bead to be counted and focused on, and each asana is like a fragrant flower strung on the thread of the breath. Just as a japamala adorns the neck and pushpamala adorns the gods, so too does this garland of yoga, when diligently practiced, adorns our entire being with peace, health, radiance, and ultimately, self knowledge.”
“Practice, practice, practice, you must taking practice.” ~ Guruji
“For the deeper understanding to arise, the mind must be transformed. But to get a feeling for what yoga is, you have to practice. How can you convey the flavor of honey to someone who has never tasted its sweetness? It is the same with yoga: You have to experience it to understand it.” ~ Guy Donahaye
“The yoga texts note that the teacher can show you what to do and how to do it. But the student must fill in his or her own experience by constant, dedicated practice. ~ Eddie Stern, Guruji