Yoga Classes at The North Palm Beach Library are back!

Hello Everyone, 🤗

Yoga at the North Palm Library park on Friday was a tremendous success!

The Memorial park is large enough to hold whoever wants to come (of course with social distancing). You don’t need to email me to reserve a spot.

The class is held every Friday morning at 9:00 AM (weather permitting).

Suggested donation is $10.

Click here for more information about this event.

Namaste
Mi Sun🙏🏻🕉

Resuming Yoga Classes at The NPB Library

I have great news for all my fellow yogis! 🎉

I will be resuming the yoga classes at The North Palm Beach Library. A once-a-week class every Friday morning from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM. Starting next Friday, February 12 (weather permitting).

Anyone can attend! This will be the perfect opportunity for those who have not yet participated in Online Yoga to try to get back to some balance with a regular routine.

The classes will be donation-based as they used to be.

Looking forward to seeing you again! 🤗

First Sound Healing Session of 2021

Happy 2021! 🥳 I am sure all of us are looking forward to getting back to a little more normal life, whatever that may be for each one of us, I hope it will be 🙏🏻

Today, I wanted you to know that we reactivated our monthly Sound Healing Sessions that take place every 2nd Wednesday of each month.

Sound Healing Sessions is a monthly Live Stream Session where I will be covering Tong Ren Tapping Therapy and Yoga Nidra Meditation to remove blockages and restore the body’s natural ability to heal. Along with a Sound Bath using instruments such as Singing bowls and gongs to create frequencies focused on reducing stress and anxiety.

To register for the session, simply click the yellow button ⬇️

The power of energy medicine is an amazing modality that people are discovering every day. Join us for this powerful healing session, to relax and reduce the anxiety and depression which is running rampant in our lives these days.

Don’t worry if you can’t attend the live session, we will upload the recording so you can watch it after making your donation. Also, don’t forget to sign-up for the newsletter to stay up to date about news and events.

And If you are concerned about the technical side of things, we’ll be providing online support during the session in case you have any difficulty. 🤗

I hope to see you there.

Mi Sun 🕉

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It’s time to stop worrying what others think of you

I’ve been teaching yoga for 11 years. I have worked with many Yoga students, and it never ceases to amaze me how so many of us worry about what others think. Even my students who are in their nineties still worry what others think of them.

When teaching in-person yoga classes, I will often notice students finding a place in the back of the room. I invite them to move closer. I ask, “Why are you in the back when you can be in the front?”

They say to me, “Well, I don’t want to be in the front because I don’t want people to see me.” 

“Oh my goodness!” I will say. “At my age, and at your age…we’re still here. Somewhere along the way, self-consciousness came into play when we were children. And at this age, you are still concerned about what other people think of you.”

And what a waste of time, I say to myself. 

Because, at the end of the day, what other people think of you shouldn’t matter. It really doesn’t matter. It’s none of your business what others think of you, and vice versa. 

But these wounds still happen. 

When we were children, we became self-conscious, and it seems we kept carrying this all along. So, I find myself telling my yoga students, “Can you just let it go? Can you breathe into it?” 

Because you’re not the same person you were fifty years ago, seven years ago, maybe even ten days ago…or only one day ago.

This is unnecessary luggage that we carry, and it no longer serves us. Now, it is time for us to let go of what no longer serves us. 

And this is an aim we can incorporate into our daily yoga practice…starting today.

Here’s why a Yoga Practice is more important than ever

Are you getting enough exercise?

What concerns me right now is that most of us are in self-quarantine, and many of us are not keeping up with physical exercise. This will affect us emotionally, psychologically, and physically.

I’ve been teaching yoga in-person for 11 years, and my students are between 30 and 90 years of age. The majority are seniors. I started teaching online yoga during the pandemic because a lot of my students wanted to keep up with their yoga practice and didn’t know where to go.

I hope you are getting some form of exercise. But if you’re not, consider joining me. Check out my website, and give it a try. https://misunsyoga.com/

More than anything else, it’s so important to stretch and strengthen our muscles.

I hope I will see you in class.

Namaste,
Mi Sun.

User-Friendly Livestream Yoga in an Ever-Changing World

What a year it’s been for all of us, individually and collectively. And it’s only April!

We are trying to navigate uncharted waters, trying to find a direction in our lives. If you feel lost and confused, you are not alone. Many of us feel anxious and overwhelmed. Be patient as we grow accustomed to the new normal. Like all things in life, this too shall pass, and it will become a memory. Oh God, I hope this ends soon.

This season, we moved from the yoga studio to the online classroom….

I enlarged my studio and meditation center. Yoga classes began at the North Palm Beach Public Library on the first Monday in October. I also resumed teaching at Old Port Cove.

When the current crisis arose, we shut down all our classes and activities. Emails and phone calls came in from my fellow yogis. We started trying to figure out how to bring yoga back into our lives for our mental and physical well-being.

One day, my daughter Erica said to me, “Why don’t you teach yoga on Facebook Live?” 

Until then, I’d never given a thought to teaching online. I didn’t even know how I would begin.

The idea was born, the platform created….

When I told my friend Alfredo what my daughter suggested, he assured me it was possible, and he offered to help. He has already created my website, and he manages it for me.

Just like that, an inspiring idea was born. We began creating an entire platform to teach yoga online.

Alfredo has created an amazing website which students can access very easily. It has taken much time and dedication on his part. Like most things in life, ideas are just the beginning. A first step.

Are you concerned about the technical aspects?

There’s no need to worry. While setting up live-stream yoga, we made every effort to ensure logging on and participating would be as easy as possible. If you miss the live class, you can log in and access the recording to watch and practice any time of day or night.

For the month of May you can become a member for just $36 a month, you will receive 8 yoga classes, which amounts to $3.75 per class. We are holding this price until May 31, 2020. If you join before May 31, you will become a charter member, and you won’t be subject to any future price increases, as long as your membership does not lapse.

I hope you will try it. I think you will enjoy it! Click here to access the live yoga classes

Here’s what other students have to say…

  • It feels wonderful to enjoy yoga classes during these difficult times. The bonus is getting to watch the recordings of the class over again.
    – Marylou Tripp
  • Thank you for putting the yoga classes online. It is bringing some sense of normalcy and much needed stress relief.
    – Fatima Hicks
  • I’m so happy Mi Sun started teaching yoga online, it’s the best part of the day. Accessing the live stream and the class recordings is very easy.
    – Christine Bopp

Namaste,
Mi Sun.

Modifying our lifestyle when you start doing yoga

I started teaching yoga ten years ago, at the age of 56. Because of my age and life experience, what I brought to my class was a little different than what you might find in a local yoga studio filled with the photos of beautiful bodies doing amazing, excruciating poses. In my class what you find are people of various ages dealing with a variety of issues. I try not to concentrate on just physical flexibility and strength. I also share information about alternative methods of healing  This is important for me, I convey to all my Yoga students the importance of understanding that yoga is not just about stretching and strengthening. I also teach about learning to Meditate. Meditation can help you control the stresses in your life.

In order to help deal with these stresses, we need to be consistent in doing the practice of yoga. There are no shortcuts in life. I would often say to my yoga students most of us pay more attention to our cars than we do to our bodies. We do all sorts of unhealthy things to our bodies every day, yet we expect them to function without any problems. When something does go wrong with our bodies we act surprised. How crazy is that? If we want to live happy and healthy lives we have to pay attention to this amazing beautiful Machine we call our body. This will not happen by accident. We are living longer, yet we seem to be getting sicker. What an irony?

What is the point in living longer if we are spending most of our precious time in the doctor’s office or feeling ill? There are new diseases we have never heard of before. We take drugs for every illness. The healthcare industry has become so difficult to navigate through. So, what is the solution? It appears the solution is right in front of us. The answer is what we are eating. What we are putting into our body. Some food heals our body, and some food makes us sick. These foods and the way we eat them can make all the difference. This information is not new to the world. Our ancestors ate what today we would call a paleo diet.

An Ayurvedic diet is also something you may wish to explore. I have been reading a lot about Ayurvedic diets for the last ten years, I began to learn about Ayurveda when I was training to be a yoga teacher. Ayurveda was part of my curriculum, but to most people, it was just a novelty. Today more than ever people are open to alternative healing. As a society, we are more willing to consider changes in our diet. The improvements we can gain can be substantial. An Ayurvedic diet can improve our health and help us to deal with many diseases such as Type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, allergies, and heart disease. Eating a more plant-based diet is good for everyone. An Ayurvedic diet is a good alternative when you are sick and looking to avoid drugs that you may have to take for the rest of your life.

An alternative for people with type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, allergies and more. If an individual can stay on a vegetarian diet combined with fasting for 14 to 16 hours between a meal for 90 days they could possibly reverse the symptoms of their diseases. That sounds amazing and little daunting but, if it can work what have you got to lose? What if we can change our eating habits before we get sick? That would be the most logical thing to do, as humans have a tendency to not to be so conscious about our health until we reach the point of desperation, which is so unfortunate. I am sure no one wants to spend their golden years in the doctor’s office and taking a multitude of the lab test. So what if we take a preemptive strike before this happens? So far my husband has not had many health issues. Both of us still work and would like to stay healthy and continue to be proactive.

We decided to start our New Year by trying out this diet. We want to see for ourselves if we can notice any changes. We are modifying our lifestyle not for 90 days, but rather only 45 days. We wanted to see how difficult it is and what kind of changes we would see and feel. I do not believe in doing anything extremes drastic. We have allowed room for some flexibility. This is one of the ways to make sure you succeed in your endeavors, whatever they might be. We figure whatever benefits we gain is more than we had before we started this diet. My husband stretches every morning and does some core exercises for about 20 minutes. He finds it very easy and tries to meditate each evening before going to bed. If he skips more than a day he says he can feel the difference in his body.

I do yoga and meditation every day. I try to live an active and balanced life. If anyone is interested in trying the plant-based diet or somewhere in a between there are many sources of information out there. It is easy to find. One of the good books out there is Dr. Steven Gundry’s book The Planet Paradox. Dr. Gundry is a cardiologist, and he has done lots of research on this subject. Diet we are following is most close to is Ayurvedic Philosophy, there are lots of similar good diets out there, that fits your lifestyle. If you are interested in doing what we are doing it is very very simple one, we try to eat in eighth hour window in a day, lots Fruits and vegetable, and fish, and yes we do eat Beef but not much and fast for16 hours, that sounds little drastic but we did not find all that difficult some days you may not fast for 16 hours that’s okay, do it in the next day it is not the end of the world.

Since we started this project I have shared with my yoga students and ask them to try out this experiment with me. As we see it, we have everything to gain and nothing to lose. If you decided to try this diet please let me know how it is going? I would love to hear from all of you.