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Each Moment Teaches
January 2018

Yoga Sutra 3.53

“By samyama over the moments and their succession, there comes the higher knowledge that is born from discrimination.”
To become aware of what is real from unreal takes practice in discrimination of your awareness. This is where you examine important moments in your life like scenes from a movie.
Living a life where you are unaware you may find yourself wondering how did that happen, how did I get here?
By contemplating on moments of your life and the one that follow in succession will give you insight into what is your Truth with nary a misstep in sight.
Each scene of your life has an outcome that can easily be discerned if only you could be aware.
You no longer have to live in turmoil or have need to second guess any decisions because you can find the way to stay woke!

DSY Aerial Yoga is Back!

Aerial Yoga is back at DSY by popular demand with a new day and time!
We will have a Master Class Friday January 12th at 5:15 p.m. that will get us back in the swing so to speak.
Emily May is back as the instructor and in this first class she will be getting us refreshed on how to best perform the mechanics of this class and safety rules.
Aerial Yoga has been described as Yoga times 10. Not because it is more difficult but rather due to the increased effects gained by being suspended in the hammock. Being supported in this way allows more flexibility, greater strength and core training and decompression and lengthening of the spine.
In order to take the class you will need to reserve your spot online at our website or at the studio.The Master Class is filling up. If needed we will schedule an overflow class. Call Diana for details at 817-909-6544.
Aerial Yoga Master Class
Date: Friday January 12
Time:  5:15 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Fee:    $20.00
Location: Diana’s School of Yoga 925 W. Pioneer Pkwy Ste K Grand Prairie TX 75051The weekly Aerial Yoga class will be every Friday starting January 19th at 5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Aerial Yoga Fees:
Drop In               $20.00
4 Class Package $70.00
4 Class Package Auto draft $60.00
(Classes must be reserved prior to joining the class)

DSY Year Long Meditation for World Peace
Start Date Sunday Jan 21st
At this moment in time we are experiencing some of the greatest challenging known to humanity, as seen in the plight of world hunger, ethnic cleansing, racial divides, as the list goes on and on.
As a singular person you might wonder what can you do, how can you make a difference?
Meditation has been proven to increase the level of peace in the vicinity of where it happens. It has in fact the ability to transform the world. And this potential for peace is magnified in a group setting.
When you meditate in groups each person feels a connection with others more viscerally and imparts feelings of being less alone. The group practice has the ability of allowing the individual person to go deeper and tap into a more profound awareness
Empirical results seem to validate what the ancient sages said, that there is greater peace in the vicinity of the enlightened. Individually we may not see ourselves as enlightened, but the group effect multiplies each single member.
The event with occur every 3rd Sunday monthly. for one year.
The meditation time spans 3 hours. The time spent by each person is uniquely open for each person’s own preference. Stay 3 minutes or 3 hours – all time spent is of value.
Can’t make it to the studio then join us from home by joining us during the time frame scheduled. It is all valued and appreciated!
We ask for everyone interested to join us in this year long journey of Meditation Japa for world peace! This is a donation based event. All proceeds will be donated to United Nations Girl’s Education Initiative.Start Date: Sunday Jan 21, 2018 End Date: Sunday Dec 16, 2018
Schedule:  Every 3rd Sunday
Time:          6:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
 

Winter Ayurveda Workshop with Kat Dinh
Saturday 2/03/18

Registration now open. Go to Special Events Link at www.dianasschoolofyoga.com

Are you ready to get back to focusing on health and self care for the New Year?
Interested in what Ayurveda is and how it can help you live your most balanced and highest life?
Or maybe you’re read to kick those Winter blues this year.

A workshop based on the principles of Ayurveda and focused on maintaining whole being wellness in the Winter season. Students will learn easy and practical ways to incorporate Ayurveda, nutrition, yoga asana, breath work, and self care routines that will:
– reveal your unique constitution
– burn off excesses
– energize the body, mind & spirit
– empower your intuitive inner healing
– bring you back to balance
– improve immunity
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SESSION #1 (includes organic tea & handouts):
1:00-2:15pm
Energizing Pranayama & Heated Yoga Practice
Fire up the body and our digestive systems with an energizing Pranayama (breath work) and yoga practice. Using breath, specific yoga postures, and drishti (gaze), we will get warmed up internally, and burn off excesses to improve immunity. You will feel lighter, energized, joyful and ready to conquer the new year!
Pranayama handout to be emailed to you.

2:15am-2:30pm
Break for Tea + Q&A

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SESSION #2 (includes organic tea, snacks & handouts):
2:30pm-3:30pm
Intro to Ayurveda
Determine your own constitution, which will empower your intuitive healing. An introduction to Ayurveda talk includes deciphering what’s best for your constitution, daily self care practices to maintain balance, specific nutrition for Winter, and how to improve immunity in the Winter season.
Handouts on food & self care available to be taken home, and will also be emailed to you.
3:30pm-4:00pm
Q&A / Ayurvedic Tea & Snacks
Students will have the opportunity to ask questions while enjoying snacks and Ayurvedic tea specific to the Winter season.

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When: Saturday, February 3rd 2018 1:00pm-4:00pm
Where: Diana’s School of Yoga
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SESSION #1 includes Tea + Handouts: $20
SESSION #2 includes Tea/Snacks + Handouts: $25

Emily’s Corner

Hate to Exercise? 
6 Reasons Why and What You Can Do About It

  1. You’re Working Out for Weight Loss

One of the top reasons for starting a fitness program is weight loss. It’s a surprisingly bad motivator when it comes to getting long term adherence to an exercise program. In the list of benefits from exercising, weight loss is pretty far down the timeline list when compared to other benefits gained almost immediately such as more energy, less stress, better sleep, improved blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose. It’s important to focus on the numerous internal benefits that are not necessarily reflected on the bathroom scales. Remembering how good you feel afterwards and reminding yourself of those seemingly invisible results will help keep you steady and on track ensuring that you will continue to say yes to exercise and see the weight loss.

  1. You’re Going Overboard

There’s no doubt that exercise can be a big life change especially if you’ve been sedentary for a long time. With that said, start-up exercise programs shouldn’t be intense and drastic. Sure, anyone can muster up the discipline to dive in to the 5 a.m. 6 week killer boot camp but most people drop out before the end or quit exercising shortly thereafter. Let’s be honest, who wants to get up at 5 am and kill themselves everyday especially if you already hate exercise.  Start with small goals that you know you can achieve and then build upon that foundation. This has been shown to bring about long term adherence. Not only do you give your body a period of time to adjust to the increased physical demand, you avoid unnecessary overuse injuries.

  1. You Feel Bad About Your Body

Self-consciousness about how your body looks and worrying over what people think can squash your motivation quick. There’s mixed research on the effect of mirrors in gyms and motivation but for those suffering with body hatred a mirror might not be such a good thing in the beginning. Most people don’t look amazing in their workout clothes when they begin exercising so don’t put that unreasonable pressure on yourself. Celebrate the fact that you are doing something positive for your health. Many YMCAs, private gyms and ladies only fitness centers offer safe spaces for people to work out who might be overly self-conscious.  Working out in the privacy of your own home is another option. Find a workout that’s right for you on a DVD, YouTube channel, or podcast.

  1. Picking the Wrong Workout

Don’t force yourself to do workouts that don’t suit your personal preference or personality. If you’re a clumsy loner who loves the outdoors, don’t go to a jam packed Zumba class. A long walk or bike ride on a beautiful nature trail is probably more suitable. On the flip side, if you’re energized around people and love the social aspect of group fitness classes you probably won’t enjoy swimming laps in the pool.  This isn’t to say you box yourself in to certain activities because cross training is beneficial for minimizing overuse injuries. Go for the types of activities that you enjoy so it’s easier to participate and the dread-hate factor is lessened.  Think about those activities you’ve always wanted to do but never had the chance to do, or something you enjoyed in the past.

  1. You’re in Pain

A bad back, sore knee, previous injury or arthritis can make getting fit a challenge. Physical therapy or corrective exercises can probably help many of these conditions. Ask your doctor to prescribe physical therapy or find a corrective exercise specialist who can show you techniques to address problem areas. By strengthening and lengthening specific muscles, exercise can be more comfortable if not pain free.

  1. You Think It Costs Too Much

It’s true that you can shell out a lot of cash on fitness. Personal trainers, boutique studios, upscale fitness centers and Pilates classes can add up. Skip the expensive activities and stick to your budget. You may already own a pair of walking shoes, bicycle or fitness equipment. There are tons of free YouTube videos and podcasts to guide you through any type and length of workout you want.

Wanting to practice Yoga but concerned about the cost?
DSY HAS DISCOUNTED MEMBERSHIPS to suit every budget!
We offer an Introductory Special for new students where for only $10.00 you can take 10 classes within 10 days.

Monthly Unlimited auto pay for single membership is $76.00

We also offer group rate discounts for monthly unlimited.
Group of 2 $67.00 per person
Group of 3 $52.00 per person
Group of 4 $41.00 per person
Monthly Unlimited means you can join in on all the classes on our schedule as many times as you wish!

For more information please visit our website at www.dianasschoolofyoga.com or contact Diana at diana@dianasschoolofyoga.com or call 187-909-6544

January Pose of the Month

Baddha Parivrrta Anjaneyasana/Bound Revolved Crescent Lunge

Stand in Mountain pose, inhale lift arms overhead, exhale bending the right knee, step left foot back into a lunge balancing on the ball of the left foot. Inhale bring arms out to the side like the letter “T”. Exhale as you twist the upper torso to the right with the left hand in front and right hand back. Exhaling fold forward bringing the left arm outside of the right knee, inhaling lift the right arm up. To bind the pose bend left arm under right knee. Take the right arm behind your back, clasp both hands together. To modify hold a strap in your right hand, then grab the strap in your left hand. Repeat opposite side.

Image taken from “Yoga Anatomy” by Leslie Kaminoff

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