“To become your own psychologist you don’t have to learn some big philosophy. All you have to do is examine your own mind every day. You already examine material things every day- - - every morning you check out the food in your refrigerator. Why not check out the state of your own mind? Investigating your own mind is much more important.” Lama Yeshe
“We can choose between good and rotten mangoes.” Jack Kornfield
“We can chose organic peach thoughts instead of Dorito thoughts.” Diana
Hosted by Christine Taylor
Learn a simple, self-care solution that anyone, at any age, can use to help reduce or avoid chronic pain symptoms, plus improve balance and alignment. Gain an understanding of the primary cause of pain and the missing link that diet and exercise don’t address.
New science has taught us that repetitive strain/overuse and what we attribute to “aging”, relates to the function and hydration of the neuro-fascial system (nervous system and connective tissue). Using special soft memory foam rollers and small MELT Hand & Foot balls you’ll experience how the MELT Method, also known as Hands-off Bodywork® initiates real change in the connective tissue.
Saturday, Feb. 29
Pacific Ashtanga Yoga Shala #205
Price: $20 (cash only)
RSVP: (949) 338-3139 or email@example.com
About Christine E. Taylor, MA, RYT-200 Christine is a Level 1 trained MELT educator. She has a private practice in the Orange County, CA area that includes teaching somatic healing techniques such as Neurogenic Yoga, TRE, meditation, and breathing that reflect her multi-faceted journey within the field of wellness. Her compassion-centered philosophy focuses on rediscovering the innate vibrancy of our body, mind, and spirit.
Last week we discussed watching our thought patterns and feeling patterns the way we watch the weather. We are continuing to dive deeper into Jack Kornfield’s book, “The Wise Heart,” and are invited to revisit “Buddha’s Brain,” by Rick Hanson, as we consider the impacts of stress and anxiety in our daily lives.
Look at sections of your life and identify the moods, thinking, and feelings associated with them. Consider what you are holding in your tissue, in your body. We service all three bodies through our 2-hour yoga practice so that we may live fully the other 22 hours of our lives.
This week we are invited to ask ourselves: What do we let change our “weather”? Just notice. Be the observer. Remember that we have the keys. We have the ability to see the weather brewing, and we have the ability to choose how to respond. As Jack Kornfield reminds us:
“In the end, just three things matter:
How well we have lived
How well we have loved
How well we have learned to let go”
― Jack Kornfield
"The mind is the projector and the universe is your screen."
“Know that you are either confirming all your old patterns or you are affirming new ones....Miracles are made with the mind. " Dorien Israel
"The quality of our thoughts becomes the quality of our lives." -Diana
Hosted by Valerie Hedlund
Let Val lead you on a journey of strength with intention. The way we train with kettlebells will allow you to train efficiently, getting the most work done in the shortest amount of time without damaging your muscles and hurting your practice.
February’s Intentional Strength for Moon Days classes will be held at Pacific Ashtanga Yoga Shala!
Saturday, February 8th at 9:30am and Sunday, February 23rd at 9am. And because we’ll be at the Shala, we’ll focus on what people consider the “Yoga of Kettlebells”, the Turkish Getup.
The Getup is a movement that allows you to get up off the floor holding a weight. While simple in explanation, this fluid movement is great for shoulders, hips, abs, and backs - it works on mobility, stability, and strength at many different angles.
Come learn with Val on your Ashtanga rest day. We’ll decide which kettlebells you’ll need for your home practice, and we’ll send you on your way with the tools you need to be stronger for your practice and for life!
Saturday, February 8 at 9:30am
Sunday, February 23 at 9am
at Pacific Ashtanga Yoga Shala #205
RSVP requested - on the schedule at pacstrength.zenplanner.com
Contact: 949-291-6093 or firstname.lastname@example.org