Beach yoga bliss teaches poses for land and sea

A new book that encourages people to practice yoga on the sand or over a paddleboard seems perfectly matched for Hawaii readers, with our miles of gorgeous, sandy beaches and warm waters.

“Yoga for Surfing: Tips, Techniques, and Living the Flow State Yoga for Surfing” by Dashama Konah marries two activities that are all about going with the flow: yoga and surfing. As she sums up, the point of yoga – getting you to go with the flow of life- is literally framed by the sport of surfing.

The book guides you through over 100 yoga and meditation practices that effectively teach how to access the flow state of consciousness for greater health, happiness, creativity, success, and life fulfillment. Fully illustrated with photos and clear, concise instructions that demonstrate how to do yoga in a variety of settings—on the beach, on the board, while floating on water, with or without props—there is something here for everyone to benefit from, whether they are advanced surfers or beginners.

Contributors include:

Shiva Rea
Donica Shouse
Jeremie Vaine
Peggy Hall
Zane Kekoa Schweitzer
Noelani Love
Eoin Finn
Kendyl Beschen
Jessi Moon

The contributors offer advice on related topics, like surfing techniques, performance focus, and relaxation, as well as inspiring short stories about surfers who have healed themselves via yoga. A few of them – Schweitzer, Love, Beschen- are Hawaii residents.

It’s a fun and interesting book that may make you want to run out and get a paddleboard for your poses! More at

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Diane Ako

Peace of mind By Diane Ako I like to reflect on life. Sometimes it’s philosophically. Sometimes it’s humorously. For all its beauty, life is far too difficult a journey to take alone. You need the support and connection with others to help carry you along the way. Writing brings me that connection– within and without. It clarifies my thoughts and feelings. It helps me reach out to others for advice, wisdom, or feedback. Your thoughts become your actions. Your actions become you. A wise yogi- Patanjali- said, “Speak what is true. Speak what is pleasant.” Let’s speak of things pleasant to one another and seek some peace of mind along the way. ABOUT Diane Ako joined Hawaii: In Real Life in October 2016. She likes being part of a community of local bloggers – people who like writing and sharing, like she does. Ako is an anchor/ reporter at Island News (KITV4 – ABC) in Honolulu. She previously anchored and reported at KHON2 (FOX) and KHNL (NBC), and at stations in California, New Mexico, and Pennsylvania. She freelance writes for NMG Network's magazines. In between news jobs, in 2017, she launched and ran her own p.r. company, Diane Ako PR. From 2010-2014, she headed the public relations department at Halekulani Corporation, which oversees luxury resort Halekulani and boutique hotel Waikiki Parc. She’s been blogging since 2009 – before Hawaii: IRL, she wrote for The Honolulu Star-Advertiser, the state’s largest daily newspaper, where her stories garnered a dozen journalism awards and an Emmy nomination. Ako has a BA in Communications from Menlo College and an MA in Political Science from University of Hawaii at Manoa. She volunteers as a board member of the Honolulu Gay & Lesbian Cultural Foundation, a Shinto shrine maiden at Daijingyu Temple, a citizen-scientist studying shrimp, and a yoga teacher at a senior center.

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