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August 19
2011

Dashama & Journey to Joyful on Good Day LA Fox News!

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August 19, 2011

http://www.myfoxla.com/dpp/good_day_la/shape-up-america-expo-preview-20110811

Aloha Loves!

Last Thursday we were invited to the Shape Up America fitness expo at the Grove in Los Angeles, and featured with other celebrity fitness and health gurus on Good Day LA Fox News. 

August 16
2011

"Don't Let Your Commitments Slip"

Posted by Dashama in Yoga , Lifestyle , life coaching , Dashama , commitments , amanda hynes

August 16, 2011
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Don’t Let Your Commitments Slip!


How are you doing with your commitment to wellness? Making the commitment to follow a
healthy lifestyle is not easy. Even more difficult is the maintenance of that commitment. If you have it in your heart to lead a healthy lifestyle do not get discouraged if your best laid plans seem to be going awry. The following tips offer helpful techniques for strengthening your commitment to your healthy lifestyle.

Take a Picture


Nothing reveals the whole truth quite as much as a photograph. While healthy lifestyle
changes should not revolve solely around appearance, if your goal is to lose weight, a photo
may be an extremely helpful tool. A “before” picture creates a baseline starting point. Scales
may not be the best indicators of success with weight loss because initially you may gain weight if you are strength training even though you are becoming leaner and losing inches. A picture more accurately showcases your hard work and effort. Continue to take pictures either weekly or monthly to continue to monitor your progress.

Schedule Appointments for Fitness


Just like you make an appointment at the doctor’s office, or take your car in to have the oil
changed, make fitness a non negotiable appointment for yourself. Making fitness mandatory
prevents the excuse of, “I don’t have time”. Most people are short on time because of work,
school and family obligations. The good news is that effective exercise sessions may be broken down into segments as short as 10 minutes, and performed throughout the day. If time is your obstacle, re-prioritize to find a way to fit in some form of exercise. Maybe you will need to get up half an hour earlier or use your lunch break for a walk.

Maintain a Food Diary


Keeping a food diary is the best method for staying true to your healthy commitments.
Because of today’s technology, keeping a food journal can provide much more than
accountability. Many online nutrition tracking methods (many of which are free!), can be used to track your daily caloric intake as well as your activity levels. Most of these sites also provide nutrition information for specific foods. Old school written journals are equally as effective as electronic versions because they provide you with reflections of everything you eat in a day. If you are honest with your journal, you won’t want to look at too many entries that are made up of fast food!!!

If you feel like you have started to slip, then recommit. If you haven’t yet started, now is the
time. Remember that practicing a healthy lifestyle such as exercising regularly and eating
nutritious food, requires discipline. Do not get discouraged if it doesn’t feel easy. Just as with
anything in life, the more you practice, the easier it becomes!























August 05
2011

Daily Meditation: Loving Kindness & Being with What Is.

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August 05, 2011
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"To solve the human equation, we need to add love, subtract hate, multiply good, and divide between truth and error."
-- Janet Coleman
 
Aloha My Love,
 
How are you?

Since I have been back from Bali,

I have been waking up at the sunrise and being still with the silence. 
Allowing my mind to go in whichever direction it will, 
and bringing it back to the center, back with my breath --gently. 
 
I'm really working on being more gentle with myself. 
 
And I would offer that we can all benefit from this practice. 
 
Loving kindness with what is. 
 
Whatever is occurring for you. 
Whatever is arising in your life. 
Surrender and stop for a moment. 
See that it is all divine. 
All that is happening --these forces are from a greater power at play. 
 
Allow these subtle messages to be your guiding angels. 
Listen deeply and sincerely and know that the 
answers will all be revealed to you, in the stillness of the present
moment. 
 
All we have to do is: ASK.
 
Ask for help, ask for what you need. 
And expect that you will always be given exactly what you 
need. 
 
Not always what you WANT.. that is the hard part for most of us.
 
I ask and sometimes things show up so quickly I'm shocked!
 
And then sometimes I'm asking in 10 different ways and 
the messages are not getting through, or so it appears!
 
So, then I am reminded: 
 
All occurs in divine time. 
 
Be patience and grace -- allow for the unfolding of
the beauty of the master plan of your life and
all your heart's desires will come to fruition. 
 
The key is trust, clarity and emptiness. 
 
We must empty our cup of expections and projection. 
 
Release the traumas from the past and let go of our story. 
 
Be open to receive and the blessing will surely come in 
a more beautiful package then we could have ever envisioned!
 
Empty my cup and fill me with love. 
 
Guide me with thy will and reveal to me where I am needing to grow. 
Then offer me the options that I may take advantage 
of the resources this abundant life has to offer. 
 
What must I let go of to create space for the greater more 
expanded version of who I am, who we are as a human family and as a 
global community?
 
These have been my mantras, my meditations this week.
 
The answers that came to me:
One thing that has come to me is that many people ask if they can get the 
30DYC home study course for the discount price, even after the sale has ended. 
 
This has urged me to create a new option, which lowers the price and 
gives you a 2 payment option, so you can access this transformational 
home study course without money being an issue. 
 
You can see the new price is lower and you can pay in 2 installments, 
for even greater accessibility: http://www.30dyc.com 
 
Another thing I have created, in response to the inquiries about Europe
and Mexico training options are 2 week long Pranashama Yoga
Training Retreats, you can see the details and register here: 
and click the link to see info, pics and to register for the Ibiza Training Retreat. 
 
These will both give you 50 hours toward your Pranashama Yoga
Teacher Certification and also can act as a catalyst to help you 
create what your heart is desiring right now. 
 
Even if that is just some peace and yoga in paradise :)
 
Last year we really had an amazing time in Ibiza. 

One of the hugest breakthroughs I had in Ibiza was in relation to 
abundance. I even wrote an amazing article about it, called
"A Beggar in the Kingdom" which I will release to you one day...
or perhaps it will be a chapter in my next book :)
 
If you didn't know already about my story, I actually grew up very poor. 
We bought our food with foodstamps and received the government WIC free
cheese and milk as well. Since we didn't have funds for new shoes, we always
wore hand me downs. My shoes were so tight growing up, some of my toes 
got cramped and it took me years to uncramp them through some yoga foot 
exercises. That's why I laugh sometimes when the foot fetish viewers
comment about how cute my feet are on youtube!! :) hehe
 
My mother received an SSI check due to her clinically diagnosed schizophrenic mental 
disorder, and that was how we got by. I can remember walking 2 miles
to the local mini part, Mr. Pope's to buy an orange orange sherbert push pop for 1
food stamp dollar. Mr. Pope didn't typically take food stamps, since his shop was a 
gas station, but he made the exception for us. My sisters and I were a sight to see!
4 tiny little girls walking 2 miles in the summer to buy an ice cream cone with a food stamp!
 
I'll tell you one thing: 
I enjoyed and appreciated every single last lick of that push pop, 
EVERY SINGLE TIME. 
 
It made me a more grateful human being to grow up with nothing. 
I wouldn't change the past for anything in the world. 
 
So, for me, the process of allowing abundance into my life has not been easy. 
For years, I wanted to give everything away all the time and had a terrible time 
charging a price for anything I did. As a result of that, for many years I was broke
and struggling and in debt. 
 
Another thing that has taken me my entire life so far to do is to 
ask for help.
 
Growing up in foster homes, I didn't know who I could 
trust for help or support. So, I learned very early to do everything for 
myself. That was a good thing to a certain extent, as it made me very self 
sufficient.  Most people can see how much I can create on my own. 
 
But now I am being called to co-create and collaborate. 
 
I want to work with many others and am breaking through my 
trust barriers all the time. I am excited about the upcoming Journey to Joyful 
book tour, since I know this is the first big step in the direction toward
the vision of global unity that I have been holding so closely in my heart
all of these years. I made this video a few years ago, if you didn't see it
 
I know it begins with me, it begins with YOU and together we 
can make it a reality. 
 
Over the years, I have been blessed with the courage to seek guidance 
and find mentors who would help me along the way. 
 
Although when I did have the money, I have always preferred to go to live
trainings with my teachers, as these catalyze the greatest shift for me...
 
Many times, these mentors have taught me through online courses,
which were the only things I could afford. 
 
I got scammed online a few times, at the age 18 I paid over
$4,000 for a program I didn't have the money for,
and later realized it wasn't even something I really cared at all about. 
 
So, I have learned through the school of hard knocks and I know what it is 
like to be on both sides of the stick. 
 
Being broke sucks. 
 
And to have abundance is great, but it can make people 
act differently toward you as well. 
 
So, there is a careful balance we all must find in life. 
This balance must take place in the mind first. 
 
We see ourselves in one way--
and we hopefully behave in alignment with that vision. 
 
This is true balance. 
Mind, body, heart and soul in alignment. 
One common vision bridging them all together. 
This is a strong force and nothing on earth can ever 
stop such a force from reaching the brightness of the sunshine 
or the radiance of the star-shine, here on earth. 
 
You are a star. 
You are meant to shine. 
So, shine on you crazy diamond!
 
I hope to meet you sometime soon.
Blessings and Love all ways, 
Namaste,
Dashama
 
***PS. The affiliate program is a winning idea so far! My long time friend and co-creator Ryan, who also joined us in Bali to share some of his brilliant internet marketing strategies with the new Pranashama Yoga Teachers, is also the master mind behind the Affiliate program.
 
If you learn the system (and it is super easy btw) you can make BIG extra income. Dave Smyth earned $900 his first week in the program by referring 2 students to the Bali Yoga Training retreat next summer. And you can do this too. Here is the link to register: 
 
Contact me or Ryangunness@gmail.com if you have any questions. He's going to be providing support in this arena, and we'll give more info later.
 
 
PPS. We are looking for few new blog contributors for both perfect10lifestyle.com and 30dayyogachallenge.com. Both of these get thousands of visitors each month and 
I don't always have time to post new blogs each week.. although I try, there is only so much time in the day.
 
So, if you are a great writer, passionate about what you do and
can write about topics like yoga, health, fitness, mind, body, spiritual or even eco fashion and nutrition, I would love to connect with you to see if your blogs would be a great fit for the community.
 
One of my new Prana Shaman, Dave Smyth from Isle of Mann will begin blogging for us soon, so that is very exciting! He is not a 500 hour registered yoga teacher as well as a very accomplished musician! His CD album is at #3 in Europe for Classic Rock right now! Go Dave!! You are so awesome :)
 
We can all share and in that sharing, there is tremendous growth.
You can gain exposure to a wider audience and we all benefit from your brilliance.
Email me or lacey@30dayyogachallenge.com if you want to know more.
 
Be sure to join us on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube where I post all the new pics, videos and info.
 
Blessings and Love xoxo

 

July 31
2011

Upcoming Prana Shama Yoga Teacher Training Retreats in Paradise

Posted by Dashama in yoga teacher training retreats , yoga teacher training mexico , yoga teacher training bali , yoga teacher training , yoga retreat mexico , Yoga , pranashama yoga , prana yoga , Lifestyle , journey to joyful , egypt international yoga festival , Dashama , bali yoga teacher training

July 31, 2011

Photo take of Dashama, Kuta Beach, Bali 2011

Aloha Love,

How are you?

Since I've been back from Bali, life has been a wonderful whirlwind of planning for the upcoming global book tour and release for the expanded edition of Journey to Joyful. 

July 24
2011

3 Keys to Manifesting Your Dreams

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July 24, 2011

Aloha Love!

Happy Sun-day!

I hope you are enjoying these warm sunny summer days... they seem to bring so much peace and joy, with the long warm days, mother earth is so vibrant and alive in the presence of the sun!

And just like the trees, flowers and grass, humans need sunshine and warmth to flourish and grow. We need attention, love and fresh air! So be sure to step outside and go for that walk, hike, run, swim or yoga session in the park you've been dreaming about.

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