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Ho’oponopono What?

Ho’oponopono What?

However, if you are like the rest of us who still project (consciously or unconsciously), or still have some healing to do, read on.

First off, you may wonder why this would be written and published for a yoga website. Well, to be perfectly honest, this IS the yoga. You may think you’re attending class to open your hips, lengthen your hamstrings or strengthen your abdominals, and thankfully, that will happen. But underneath all that density and ego, you are journeying to your soul. You are aligning with who you are at a deep level of awareness.

It’s our intention, to be one with what we think, say and do. To align how we react with how we really feel. And to be honest, we can’t do that when we are still occupied with anger, resentment, grief and old patterns that we are flinging out there on unsuspecting individuals. It won’t work, so we do the work. We breathe, we move, we awaken and we forgive. We take responsibility, we express compassion and we move forward in grace.

Here’s the key … it’s called Ho’oponopono and it’s a cleaning process that consists of repetitions of the following phrases:
I Love You
Please forgive me
I am sorry
Thank you

These phrases repeated will ignite the self-transformation process for the practitioner. This is exactly what Dr. Hew Len did to invite divine transformation powers for his surroundings during his work at Hawaiian mental hospital. This is exactly how I did it when I was leaving my old life for an unfamiliar new one.

It’s very powerful, I believe, because it allows you, the one wanting the healing, to take ownership of your feelings. It allows you to separate yourself from the person supposedly causing you conflict. (They aren’t you know … it’s all your own stuff.) And it allows you to dig deep into your heart, not your head, for forgiveness … which by the way, is all about forgiving yourself and finding gratitude for the other person and how they showed up in your life.

Try it … This is what mine sounded like:

I love you for giving me such angels that I get to guide in this lifetime.
Please forgive me for not loving you in a way that you could understand.
I am sorry that things did not work out the way we both planned.
Thank you for doing your best.

I swear, there was an audible “whoosh” at that moment. Even if you don’t ever get to say these phrases to that person, do it… try it today. The veil will lift and you will see the beautiful movie you call your life for what it really is. Love.

 By Dana Damara


“My passion on the mat is proper alignment, powerful breath and effortless flow so you feel that off your mat. Your practice becomes sacred space where you arrive to find more meaning, depth, authenticity and integrity in your life."

- Dana Damara: mother, author, yoga instructor, speaker and yogini.

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