Congratulations on another win! I want to address sensations (physical feelings or reactions within the body due to some sort of stimuli) while practicing yoga. Sensation is the body’s way of sending you a message. When something hurts, your body is saying “Stop!” People often ignore these messages, especially in football! This often leads to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Friends who have taken one of my teacher trainings may have heard this story before, and for the sake of efficiency and future access, I’ve decided to simply post it here. As the “Sankalpa” blog states, sankalpa is a Sanskrit word that refers to a big-picture intention that you are firmly committed to and in […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Last weekend I taught about Sankalpa (a big-picture intention that you are wholeheartedly committed to). It was refreshing to revisit this idea, and I feel like I could have offered more information about this idea, so here goes…. This summer has been a reminder that the important things in life are a sequence of the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Many thanks to Diane Ako for writing this piece regarding the restorative yoga and crystal bowls collaboration that Bryan Jordan and I routinely offer in Kailua. After many years as an award-winning news anchor, Diane recently opened her own PR firm, called Diane Ako PR. She has a wonderful sense of humor that shines through […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Happy New Year…and good riddance 2016! Who’s with me on that?! I am offering a limited-time discount on the May Montana retreat – see bottom of page – which I would like to preface with an explanation… I rarely set new year’s resolutions, but I have an annual practice of reflecting upon the previous year […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
If you lose touch with nature, you lose touch with humanity. – J. Krishnamurti Here on the big island there is a 30-minute hike to an area called the champagne ponds. The hike is through a lava field that borders sea cliffs that slowly taper to a black sand beach at sea level and then […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
“I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars.” ― Og Mandino Well that’s great Mr. Mandino, but what about when the sun, moon and stars are hidden EVERY day and night for weeks on end? A: You cry and […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Mahalo to Diane Ako for sharing her teacher training experience over the past year via these humorous and inspirational blogs for the Star Advertiser! Blog #1: About the program Blog #2: Yoga Teacher Training Begins! Blog #3: Breath is Life Blog #4: Changing Karma Blog #5: Modification of the Mind-Stuff Blog […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Kale with Lime Ginger Garlic Dressing Perfect as-is for Pitta; to make more digestible for Kapha or Vata, cook the kale. Ingredients: 1 head of kale, roughly chopped 3 inches of fresh ginger, finely chopped 2 cloves of pressed garlic Juice from one large lime ¼ cup of sesame or olive oil ½ cup of […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Sesame Ahi Perfect for Vata! Ingredients: 1 lb of fresh ahi 1 lemon 1/2 cup of sesame oil 1/2 cup of sesame seeds, toasted Sea salt Preparation: Cut the ahi into long strips that are one inch thick. Marinate the ahi in the juice from one lemon for at least […]Continue Reading... No Comments.