Hello everyone! Do you believe in energy flow? If yes, please keep seeking your flow. If not, let’s learn what’s the energy flow first and you can choose if you want to learn more or not. Energy is something you cannot see, but it truly takes you to the right path of your life. (Be careful, it can go wrong if you have negative energy!) Broadly, energy is flowing on this earth, but it is also flowing within your body. Have you heard of “Chakra”? That’s the merge of your energy. When you learn yoga, you will learn two energy flows – Ida and Pingala. Ida: the sun energy Pingala:…

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Happy New Year! Right now I think 2020 will go by as fast as 2019!?   May 24, 2020, Sunday, is the celebration of Honolulu Myohoji’s 90th Anniversary! A milestone for the Temple, in reflecting on the past history. We are already planning for the event. The main celebration will take place at the Hawaii Prince Hotel in Waikiki, recently renamed, 100 Sails. We believe having it at this venue will make coordination of logistics much easier, not only on the few volunteers available from the Temple but also the visiting ministers, who will not have to be concerned with transportation issues. We project the event will go a lot…

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Hello from Oahu! This is a continuation of my last article. Today’s topic is “zero-waste”. I briefly mentioned that “zero-waste” is a type of earth-friendly lifestyle. Let’s see what “zero-waste” practitioners actually do. Below 4 is the main pillars:       Reduce       Reuse       Recycle       Compost There are many websites which introduces how to live free from waste already, so I would like to share tips for a better life with the combination of yoga, Ayurveda and waste-control. One of the basis of yoga says “purify your environment”. It’s because what you see (or surrounding) is actually showing the state of…

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Hello everyone! This is Jessica from Honolulu Myohoji. Let me continue sharing the topic of “eight limbs” in Yoga. What does the “eight limbs” refer to? It shares eight things to do in your daily life as below. Each of the teachings are very important, so I would like to mention the details in my future posts.   1. Yama – Things to do for yourself. The base of the learning of “eight limbs”. 2. Niyama – Things to do to others, for instance, how to get in touch with others. 3. Asana – Physical movement. Yoga regards physical movement as a stage of our spiritual growth. 4. Pranayama –…

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I’ve heard people says “I eat this every day because this is good for my health”, or “ I take this vitamin tablet because it’s good for my health”. But what does it mean to be healthy? How to define your health condition? Let’s focus on what we need to know to be healthy today.   According to Ayurveda, the definition of health consists of three aspects of your life: mind, body and soul. It means your physical body has to be well and not suffering from ill, but you also need to maintain your mind and soul. Let’s focus on mind and soul today.   Mind is without saying…

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The state of your parents’ dosha at the time you were conceived is the primary responsible for your constitution. This is because the qualities your parents in life continuously affect the dosha in every cell for their bodies. Let us look at a simple example. Imagine a father-to-be who has a pitta constitution and a pressurized, intellectual job in which he is very ambitious. His current doshic state has been higher pitta than his constitutional balance. The mother-to-be has a kapha constitution and works part time in an undemanding job. She is often bored in the evening waiting for her partner to come home, so she spends her time nibbling…

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This story is from – “The book of Ayurveda. A holistic approach to health and longevity” / by Judith H. Morrison followed by Dr. Robert E. Svoboda / Touchstone / page 8   What does Ayurveda tells you? Ayurveda is a science of life which focuses on the subtle energies in all things, but also in other thoughts, emotions, and actions. Each person’s constitution is based on a particular relationship of three fundamental and vital energies, or doshas. Known by their Sanskrit names of vata, pitta, and kapha, these doshas are at the heart of Ayurveda. Not only do they determine your capacity for health but also govern the way…

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Common knowledge tells us that a strong constitution brings good health. We all know someone whose health seems robust. Not because they keep fit, eat the right foods, and avoid excess toxins. But because they were born with the strength that equips them to cope with the stress of modern life, and to restore and hereby equilibrium to their health. How most of us wish we could be like that: eat and do what we like, and not suffer the consequences. But what is constitution? Ayurveda stresses that we are born with an individual constitution that is unique: an integral part of our being, a fixed point which is our…

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