“Mira, Mira!”

Concentration on subtle sense perceptions can cause steadiness of the mind.

— Patanjali.

This is the first post on my new blog. I’m just getting this blog going, so stay tuned for more. Subscribe below to get notified when I post new updates.

In this blog, I am hoping to make yoga accessible to every age group and population and to respect the origins of yoga, in terms of both language and lineages.

The name Yoga Mira was chosen for a few reasons.

Yoga in itself is a way to harness and bring the mind, emotions and physical body into harmony with one another. Within a steady mind-emotional-physical triad a yogi is better able to reflect and receive guidance from the soul.

The word “mira” means an ocean, lake or body of water in the Sanskrit language.

Yoga Mira is merely a reflecting pool and a place to allow the mind, emotions and body to flow in communication with one another and to find peace. The word “Mira” in Spanish also means “look.”

When I was a little girl my Panamanian mother would often say, “mira, mira” when she saw something special in our backyard. It could be a white butterfly, green lizard or hot pink fuscia flower. These things were fascinating and a delight to the senses. At 81 my mother is still very active in her miracle jungle of a backyard and will point out new hydrangea blossoms and thriving plants. She will offer snips of greenery that I can take home and use as starters for my garden.

Interestingly enough, she is also an active yogi. She takes a gentle yoga class two times a week and it has helped her thrive and keep her asthma at bay. When she feels an asthma attack coming on, she guides herself into her yogic breathing and is able to calm the histamine response. Mind you, she still keeps her inhaler nearby and sees her allergist regularly. However, her doctor has told her to keep up the yoga and has been impressed with her diligent practice.

As a yoga teacher, I am constantly learning and sharing new ideas and concepts. In this blog my intention is to synthesize and share with others in a clear and fluid way. Currently, I teach prenatal, hatha flow, teen yoga and chair yoga on a regular basis. Working with the very young on up to the senior generation is a blessing. Everyday, I feel like calling my mother or a dear friend and saying, “Mira, mira!” I love to share what I learn from wonderful students and fellow yogis.

Please join me once a week for a look into how yoga and can benefit your relationship with your body, your inner self and with the people whom you hold dear.

“Mira, mira,” my friends and may peace be with you,

Dianne Daucher

Published by Yoga Mira

Yoga has weaved it’s way in and out of my life since I was 5 years old. My father taught me yoga! He learned yoga while living in France during the 1950s. I loved the inversions and often went into shoulder and head stands, using it as cross training for my favorite sport, synchronized swimming. Flash forward to 2016 and that is when I started teaching yoga to elementary school children. I was working as a PE instructor for Irvine Unified School District and noticed that the children could use some centering. I took a Level 1 instructor course from YogaFit and have been teaching yoga ever since. I currently teach gentle yoga at the Merage JCC, online zoom yoga, senior chair yoga at Jamboree Housing and serve as a sub for the YMCA of Orange County. In 2018 I completed my 200 hour training with YogaFit Worldwide Training Systems and am a 200 RYT (registered yoga teacher) with Yoga Alliance. It has been a pleasure teaching people of all ages and backgrounds while on a barefoot yogic path.

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