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.
“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.
Dirty Hippy Blog #3 This past weekend marked the second time I have stayed on our property overnight by myself, this time for two consecutive nights! The first time occurred in June. What blew me away each time was the lack of fear and the overwhelming sense of tranquility and contentment. At no point did […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
This month I have been incorporating the theme of the “Hungry Ghost” into yoga classes. I was reminded of this idea over several weeks because so many people kept commenting on how unsettled they felt. Perhaps because it is summer and we have adopted new routines or been without one, maybe because of the political […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
2016 Yogic Art of Self-Inquiry Course & Teacher Training All workshops and classes listed below will be held at Mindful Matters Wellness Center; sangha meetings will sometimes be located off-site. Align & Refine Workshops: 22 hours January 9th, 4-6pm: Standing Poses, part 1 This class will focus upon stability through the in-depth exploration of Warrior 2, Triangle, Extended […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
This article raises some great points. I completely agree that the yoga industry has misrepresented the practice of yoga, which at its core is about understanding ourselves, nature and the source of life. The only way we can do this is by seeing clearly when the mind is calm (“mindfulness”)…hence the 8 limbs of yoga […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Are you ready?! The advice for the first week may be unexpected and it may seem overly simple, but as we all know and often experience…we have overcomplicated EVERYTHING in our lives! This stresses all of the systems in our body, which accumulates and leads to dis-ease. To establish balance (the true state of health) […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
Here are some of our favorite recipes! Not all of them are strictly Ayurvedic, as some people that abide by a very strict Ayurvedic diet only eat “sattvic” foods…more on that another time! As far as dosha-related recommendations, think in terms of your dominant element (or dosha) and about the qualities that balance any […]Continue Reading... No Comments.