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Positive Attitudes is Meditation
May 2017

Yoga Sutra 1.33 In relationships, the mind becomes purified by cultivating feelings of friendliness towards those who are happy, compassion for those who are suffering, goodwill towards those who are virtuous, and indifference or neutrality towards those we perceive as wicked or evil.The four attitudes of friendliness, compassion, goodwill and indifference are practices of a different type of mediation than we normally think about. This is a meditative practice bringing one pointed focus into each person’s self awareness.
When you open your awareness to what is worthy and good, you can then utilize the tenants of this practice.  Your life will immediately take a positive turn, suffering can be released, and you will manifest a life for yourself of authentic joy!

New Changes to the DSY Schedule
May 15th Start Date

We recently sent out a survey regarding changes to the class schedule.
As it turns out the majority of people who participated in the survey didn’t want changes to the order of classes on the present schedule. We have added 15 minutes between classes on Saturday to allow for more ease of movement between classes and for the enjoyment of our weekend tea service.
The new times will be:
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Gentle Yoga and Guided Meditation
9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Traditional Yoga
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Pilates
11:45 a.m. 12:45 p.m. Power Yoga
The Monday and Wednesday 5:25 p.m. will have a change in class format.
Monday 5:25 p.m. will now be Yoga Plus. This is a Yoga class that uses a variety of methods for strength and flexibility enhancement, such as weighted balls, bands, and stability ball. Wednesdays will now offer Pilates by popular request.
These new classes will be lead by Emily May our usual instructor for the Monday and Wednesday 5:25 p.m. classes.
Thank you so much for your feedback. We are all here to make your practice will us relevant and fun!

DSY 21 Day Yoga Boot Camp May 5th – May 26th

Diana’s School of Yoga’s 21 Day Yoga Boot Camp offers a transformative journey to the Self.
Registration is open now

This boot camp is based on a Panchakarma model (Panchakarma means 5 ways).  Panchakarma is an Ayurvedic system for removal of impurities of mind, spirit and body. The process brings an awareness that releases old patterns that can improve health and possibly even prolong life.

The 5 practices that will be used are;
– Mon thru Fri 6:00 a.m. – 7:00 a.m. Yoga
– Ancient cleansing method diet
– Breath work/Pranayama
– Sweat Therapy
– Daily Journaling
This boot camp is designed to progressively move through all 5 practices allowing complete ease throughout the 21 days.

Anyone from a beginner to an advanced student can fully participate in all phases of the Boot Camp due to this method..

Boot Camp Start: Friday May 5th
Time: 6:00 a.m. – 7:00 a.m. Mon – Fri
Fee: $110.00 for Non Members
$45.00 for current paid DSY members.

DSY Fee Discounts

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 for only $10.00 where you can take 10 classes within 10 days.

Monthly Unlimited with auto pay for a single membership is $76.00

We also offer group rate discounts for monthly unlimited.
Group of 2 is $67.00 per person
Group of 3 is $52.00 per person
Group of 4 is $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


Yoga Chant Meditate 3 Day Retreat
June 9th – 11th

DSY will be hosting a 3 day Yoga Chant Meditate retreat weekend. This will be an opportunity to rejuvenate mind, spirit and body through a holistic yogic approach.

This all-inclusive weekend features over 10 hours of yoga, including yoga asana practice meditation, chanting and an examination of  yoga philosophy found in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras.

Exquisite vegetarian fare will be served at each meal.
In addition, there will be professional massages available, at special retreat prices that can’t be missed.

Center of Divine Light, a holistic retreat center, is the site for this invigorating sojourn, only 70 miles NW of the D/FW area.

It is owned and operated by Kevin Leech, a potter, artist and registered massage therapist.
Kevin purchased the property in 1999 and has worked steadily to bring the land and buildings back to life in a creative, loving and respectful manner.
Some of the amenities of the property include 10-foot wind chimes, sky chairs, natural mineral bath soaks and a star lit night sky without end!

We are now taking registrations for the Spring 2017 Yoga Chant Meditate Retreat scheduled for Friday June 9th – Sunday June 11th.

$50.00 non-refundable deposit is all that is needed to reserve your space today.

Address:
121 Green Elm Rd
Wizard Wells, Texas 76458
Retreat Center Phone: (940) 374-3058

Fee: $300.00
Early Registration, (on or before Friday May 12th) $250.00
Register online at www.dianasschoolofyoga.com or at Diana’s School of Yoga studio.

Mother’s Day
Week In 
Happenings

Mothers come to us in all forms but what they do for us is universal They hold a sacred space of unconditional love and support for the ones they love.
In honor of these facts on Mother’s Day weekend each member of DSY can bring a plus one to any class you attend on both Friday and Saturday – Free of Charge!
We will be closed on the actual Mother’s Day Sunday May 14th.

All you need to do is sign up on the special Mother’s Day List at the studio, or email Diana at diana@diansschoolofyoga.com to reserve your plus one!

Emily’s Corner

5 Ridiculous Fitness Gadgets

If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

As a professional in the fitness industry for quite some time now nothing is more maddening or heartbreaking than to see people getting bamboozled into buying fitness gimmicks or fad diets that overpromise and under deliver. While this is a short list of fitness flops, the take home message is clear; if it sounds too easy and requires no effort or dietary restrictions to see results you are probably wasting your money. In other words it’s a rip off.  Real results come from real hard work done consistently for a long, long, time. By the way, all these products were heavily advertised on TV. This money would be better spent on a gym membership for several months or a few sessions with a personal trainer to learn proper training techniques for any of these dubious fitness gadgets.

 # 1.  Ab Lounge:

 Imagine being able to get “Great Abs” while you watch television”?

When a product’s marketing claims sound too good to be true they usually are. To work the abdominal muscles there may be 1,000 more effective and cheaper exercises but the ab lounge is one of the few which you can comfortably sit in front of the television and not break a sweat or feel any muscle burn.

# 2.  Six Second Abs:

15 times more effective than a regular crunch.

 The name six second abs plays on the great success of 8 Minute Abs, which was a series of videos that came out in 1994. The video involved 8 minutes of various exercises done in timed intervals with brief rests in between. The actual gimmick product for 6 second abs is a very low quality piece of plastic that is to be placed on your thighs while sitting in a chair. The resistance offered is very insignificant and offered little, if any benefit. YouTube has tons of free fitness videos for virtually any type of workout, any length of time and with any type of equipment including abdominals on fitness balls.

# 3. ThighMaster

We may not have been born with great legs but now we can look like we were.

 If you turned on a television for an hour during the early 1990s you would most likely have seen an infomercial for the Thighmaster with none other than the famous Suzanne Somers. This may have been the beginning of the “results by association” phenomena which is prevalent in the fitness industry today. If Suzanne Somers has great legs, and she uses the Thighmaster, it must work right? Many of these celebrities were born with amazing bodies and have probably had some help along the way in terms of plastic surgery.

 # 4. Electric Abdominal Belts

Get great abs and an unbelievable 6 Pak quickly. It’s unfortunate how many people fell for this fitness gimmick but when the infomercial actors are comfortably lounging around watching TV while developing their 6 paks what’s not to love about that, right?  These electronic muscle stimulators are commonly used in physical therapy as an adjunct tool for rehabilitating weak muscles where joint mobility is limited.  If the prospect of sitting on your desk eating Ben & Jerry’s while simultaneously toning your waist caused you to spend anywhere from $50 to $150 on an electronic ab belt you probably are not shocked with electronic ab belts being the #2 most worthless fitness gimmick of all time.

# 5.  Sauna Belts

The Sauna belt system sweats away unwanted fat, eliminates cellulite, lose weight and ease muscle pain, all while in the comfort of your own home. Instead of actually moving or contracting muscles to burn fat, the sauna belts claim to melt fat off like a form of thermal liposuction. The marketing of these types of neoprene belts capitalizes on the myth that sweat reflects fat melting away from the specific location. Wrong! Sweat produced by merely wearing a heat trapping material around the midsection, or any body part for that matter is completely unfounded.

How to Avoid Fitness Gimmicks
So the recommendation I would give is to use your common sense and live by the age old adage, “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” There is no substitute for hard work and discipline. Educate yourself about the most valuable possession you have, your body. This body that you live in is the only vehicle you get in life so take care of it now while you can. Treat yourself well, eat healthy, exercise regularly and you won’t be inclined to waste money on products that are doomed to disappoint.

May Posture: Parighasana/Gate Pose

From table top position, where you are lined up on your hands and knees, stand up on your knees. Bring your arms out like the letter “t”. Move one leg out to the side level with your hips. Exhale – release the same side hand down the leg, stretch the other arms overhead. Inhale – bring your torso back to the top, then pull that leg back in and repeat on the opposite side.
(This image was taken from Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff)

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