"Yogas citta vrtti nirodhah"
(the restraint of the modifications of the mind-stuff is Yoga)
--from The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Sri Swami Satchidananda

Our fundamental and ultimate goal:

Dharma-rooted Yoga: Yoga Classes in Hawaii (See Visit Us)

(November 6, 2022)

Aloha, my yoga mates.

How are you doing?


This week we can see a full moon on Tuesday, November 8. This will coincide with a total lunar eclipse, and the Blood Moon will appear reddish-black before and after.

Furthermore, during this lunar eclipse, there will be a "Uranus eclipse" in which the moon will hide Uranus. This is the first time in 442 years since 1580 when a lunar and planetary eclipse coincided. The next time this phenomenon will occur is on July 26, 2344.

That is why people, not only sky-watchers but also general people, are excited about this very rare celestial event.


I have experienced that many communication devices, such as PCs and cell phones, break down before and after such rare astronomical phenomena, so I must be careful...OMG, it happened just as I started writing this e-mail to you. The cursor suddenly stopped moving, and the PC froze.

In such a case, however, I would not panic nor make a fuss. I took a deep breath in through my nostril and exhaled slowly through my nostril, repeating it until I felt calm. Then I turned off the computer and went to the kitchen. I took a few deep breaths, drank a cup of hot tea, returned to my desk to turn on my PC and restarted it, and am writing this. (So sorry for the late delivery 🙇 )



This week I want to continue practicing Pranayama (yogic breathing exercises) that connect the mind and body. Let's restrain our senses and emotions, hone our focus, and make the most of this year’s remaining time safely.


【Palolo Class: Palolo Hongwanji Mission】


15:00-16:15 (Yoga for Osteoporosis)


(For beginners-to-intermediate practitioners)

【Nuuanu Class: Honolulu Myohoji Mission】

Mondays 8:45-10:00 (Yoga for Osteoporosis)

10:15-11:30 (Morning stretch for beginners) 

【Zoom* Online Class】Continued

Fridays 5:00 pm~6:30 pm    Yang/Ying fusion with restorative asana for beginners.

 【Private Lessons】

After a free consultation, the detail will accommodate each student's condition and schedule.

Tel: 808-386-5358
Mail: contact@bigbear-dharma.com or takaeoj@gmail.com

Hawaii, U.S.A.

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