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Correct Knowledge
December 2018

Yoga Sutra 1.7
“The sources of correct knowledge are direct perception, inference and scriptured testimony”
Correct knowledge is the first of the 5 sources of consciousness of the mind. To gain the ability to know what is correct knowledge it must be accessed by 3 things;
1) direct perception, which means it knowing by direct experienced.
2) Inference is when for example you see smoke it can be inferred that there is fire, because fire is a known entity that causes smoke.
3) scriptured testimony. This is testimony that has been known as a truth through the test of time. There may be many religions and many dogmas and yet the truth must be consistent across all. This scriptured truth can also be gained from a spritual sage or from a person who has gained correct knowing of truth through a mastery of these 3 ways.
When you practice knowing correct truth through these 3 sources this is where you have gained mastery over all that is true.

DSY Holiday Schedule 

Diana’s School of Yoga schedule for observing the holidays are as follows:
Closed Mon 12/24 – Wed 12/26
We will reopen with our full schedule:
Thur 12/27 – Sun 12/30
We will be closed 12/31
Mon 1/1 we will have a special Free Family Day Yoga Class at noon all other classes will be canceled for this day only.
Our regular schedule will resume 1/2

DSY Year Long Meditation for World Peace
Last Meditation Japa Sunday 12/16th

As a community we have spent the last year dedicating the 3rd Sunday of each month to meditating for world peace!
We ask for everyone interested to join us in this last commitment to world peace.
This is a donation based event. All proceeds will be donated to United Nations Girl’s Education Initiative. So far we have collected donations in the amount of $250.00!

“I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.”

-Martin Luther King Jr.

Meditation Japa Ending: Sunday Dec 16, 2018

Time:          6:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

DSY Featured November $5.00
Drop In Class
Restorative and Gentle Yoga Tues/Thurs @7:35 p.m. Saturday @8:00 a.m.

For the month of December we are featuring Restorative and Gentle Yoga on Tues/Thurs @7:35 p.m. and Saturdays at 8:00 a.m.
These are Yoga classes that look at the more serene and peaceful aspect of a yoga practice.

To get the $5.00 drop in rate for the class visit our studio, or contact us at either diana@dianasschoolofyoga.com or call 
817-909-6544.

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.
 
Emily May MA – Ergonomics & Health Fitness Specialist

New Discount Starting in January 2019
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

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
All group fees using auto draft will earn an extra 5% discount starting January 1, 2019
Monthly Unlimited means you can join in on all the classes on our schedule as many times as you wish!

The discounted packages for Aerial Yoga
Package of 4 classes $70.00
Auto draft package of 4 classes $60.00
Packages expire in 6 months. Classes do not have to be taken consecutively.
For more information please visit our website at www.dianasschoolofyoga.com, contact Diana at diana@dianasschoolofyoga.com or call 817-909-6544

December Pose of the Month

Upward Bow/Urdva Dhanurasana

Lying on your back facing upward, bend your knees with your feet and knees about 6 inches apart.  Place the palms of your hands next to your shoulders, fingers pointing towards the feet. With the elbows facing upwards, exhale to press the palms into the mat, inhale as you slowly begin your arms as you lift your hips off the mat.