New moon and solar eclipse. I had a wonderful evening last night with friends who trust each other, support each other, and grow together no matter of age or race.
On Monday is the powerful Solar Eclipse and New Moon. It's time to let go of old story, baggage, old habitual pattern. Or thing dose not serve me longer. And getting ready for New Beginnings. It's great time to set intentions for things you like to create, develop, cultivate, make manifest.
What is Sangha, community and collaboration of awakened beings. Learning from each other, support each other and inspired each other. For me it is very important part of my life.
Sensei Jokai without his rope...
Cloudy day in AZ
New exciting retreats in December 2017 and March 2018, plus One day Silent Yoga and Meditation Retreat with Bhante Sujatha and Harumi in November! http://mailchi.mp/f6b92d085e2b/harumiyoga-new-retreats-in-2017-2018
Students often ask me what should I do at the time of Eclipse or what should I supported to feel. My answer is always same, I say to them "just be mindful". No need to do anything, not worry, just show up who you are, but mindful way. However it's great time to do cleaning, clear the clutter in the closets or clean bath rooms where usually we don't pay attention. And the best time to do a self pumper, go to massage, take good care of yourself!
The first day of each month gives us reflect and move forward. As I always like to set up intention for the month.
Early morning at Browns Ranch
I sat earlier morning in my backyard. Looking up this cloudy grey sky, listening birds and wind chime. Then had my cup of green tea. I took a big breath. What a moment! Until my neighbor's old cranky A/C started make noise!
monsoon in AZ.
You are not too old, you are not too late!
Recent trip to Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles, CA to see Tony Bennet. At his 90th birthday concert. He was vibrant and full of life. I thought of myself if he is 90 yo then I still have so much time to grow and shine. Be healthy and have a passion in my life, and appreciate everything and everyday. I can do it, you can do it and Let's do it!
Tony with Lady gaga.
Both Calm and Stillness may sound like the same things, but actually they are very different and that we need both.
My experiences, Calm as creating perspective and mindfulness while something happening emotionally reacting.
Stillness, is to me as focusing something and sometime creating a clearing, emotionally and physically clutter-free space.
What is your experience?
Celebration of Freedom.
Nelson Mandela said " For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others". What is freedom to me is, respect self and others, and to have the courage to disagree or speak out with the crowd.
Yes! The studio is open! I am teaching 9:15am Flow class and 11am Basic Class on this very special day! Please come and celebrate together!
Yesterday ar Sedona.
Dark leafy greens, like romain lettuce, Kake, pursely, ciantro, mints, avocado, cucumber. Coconut, like coconut water is great. melons, like water melon, berries and sea vegetable, like nori sea weeds. Try them and see which one of them works better for you!
How to stay cool. Extreme heat that builds unease and irritability in our body and also our mind. Yoga reduces your body temperature in a natural manner. Yin yoga helps cool lower the body temperature down and calming. Tackling this heat wave.
Today is the longest daylight, things to notice at the June Solstice. It's oprtunity to cleanse the body and mind, go beyond ego and feel your spirit soar. I will do Solistice diet eat clean, wear clothe that I reflect my spirit, brings me grace, radiance and joy! And be mindful about what nature teach us.
Cusco, Peru. At Temple of the Sun. A perfect circular Rainbow around sun.
Daily yoga practice, meditation and hike by the beautiful creek at Oak Creak Canyon in Sedona. This retreat offers environment both spacious and intimate for you to explore your body, mind and spirit connection.
Have a Wonderful and Safe Father's Day! To honor all the fathers and father-figures in our community I am inviting all dads to take a break, take a FREE yoga class on Sunday at HarumiYoga+. Join me Community Class at 10am!
Notice Self and trust what you know.