In Lady Yoga fashion, it is my goal to look back in history to see where we have come from and find the yoga in the moments past. Support those moments with the words of likely and unlikely yogis to keep us rooted in the present. Use those moments and words to keep us passionate about where we are going in the future.
April 26th-May 11th 2011 is British Week in Los Angeles, celebrating British contributions to California. This is also the week of the royal wedding, we’re living and celebrating fairy tale history of a prince and princess wedding, on the 29th of this month. Let’s have our collective intention be to tap into our fantasy...the deepest dream we have for our life, celebrate our practice and carry our heads tiara high. Be royal and elegant in our movement in and out of stillness. Use the words of these famous Brits as inspiration to keep you rooted in the present and our practice. Commit to it fully and draw upon it when you need it most.
And, I’m going to teach this class in an English accent! Or, if you are reading this blog, try on the accent for fun as you read it aloud.
William Mulholland to quote an LA Times article, ‘made LA possible’ establishing the city’s water supply in the early 20th century. You probably drive the scenic Mulholland Drive often.
Griffith Griffith built the Park and Observatory, two of LA’s most treasured buildings.
Charlie Chaplin was early Hollywood royalty as was writer, Raymond Chandler + artist, David Hockney
John Parkinson built the coliseum, City hall, Bullocks Wilshire, Union Station + Pershing Square USC.
Yoga in the Bishop's Sermon!!!
The more we give of self, the richer we become in soul; the more we go beyond ourselves in love, the more we become our true selves and our spiritual beauty is more fully revealed. - Bishop of London's sermon from the royal wedding of Catherine and William
You have both made your decision..."I Will", and by making this new relationship, you have aligned yourselves with what we believe is the way in which life is spiritually evolving, and which will lead to a creative future..." -Bishop of London's sermon from the royal wedding of Catherine and William
There it is - take it! William Mulholland (head of LA DWP - built the water aqueducts and dams to allow the city of LA to grow into one of the largest in the world)
Circumstances are beyond human control, but our conduct is in our own power. - Benjamin Disraeli
The pain I feel now is the happiness I had before. That's the deal. C.S. Lewis quotes
The price of greatness is responsibility. Winston Churchill
We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give. Winston Churchill
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. Winston Churchill
The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to him his own. Benjamin Disraeli
The secret of success is constancy of purpose. Benjamin Disraeli
Our bodies are our gardens to which our wills are gardeners. William Shakespeare
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap ... but by the seeds you plant! Robert Louis Stevenson
This moment contains all moments. C.S. Lewis
Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm. Winston Churchill
Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential. Winston Churchill
I've got to admit it's getting better. It's a little better all the time. – Paul Mc Cartney
All you need is love. – John Lennon
In the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make. Paul McCartney
It's all right letting yourself go, as long as you can get yourself back. Mick Jagger
All great things are simple and many can be expressed in a single word – justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope. Winston Churchill
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. Winston Churchill
Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence is the key to unlocking our potential. Winston Churchill
The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you can see. Winston Churchill
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities, because it is the quality which guarantees all others. Winston Churchill
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. Winston Churchill
Difficulties mastered are opportunities won. Winston Churchill
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is time to dare and endure. Winston Churchill
If you are going through hell, keep going. Winston Churchill
It is always wise to look ahead but difficult to look further than you can see. Winston Churchill
It is no use saying ‘we are doing our best’ you have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
Kites rise highest against the wind – not with it. Winston Churchill
Never, never, never give up. Winston Churchill
Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong. Winston Churchill
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. Winston Churchill
Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill
To improve is to change. To be perfect is to change often. Winston Churchill
We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself, the means of inspiration and survival. Winston Churchill
Lose your dreams and you might lose your mind. Mick Jagger
The secret of getting ahead is getting started. Agatha Christie
Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you've got to say, and say it hot. D H Lawrence
Life is a travelling to the edge of knowledge, then a leap taken. D H Lawrence
Life is ours to be spent, not to be saved. D H Lawrence
Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus. Alexander Graham Bell
A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow – Charlotte Bronte
If you fell down yesterday, stand up today. H. G. Wells
Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you. Princess Diana
Everyone of us needs to show how much we care for each other and, in the process, care for ourselves. Princess Diana
They say it is better to be poor and happy than rich and miserable, but how about a compromise like moderately rich and just moody? Princess Diana
When you are happy you can forgive a great deal. Princess Diana
Keep Calm and Carry On British government poster slogan for ww2
Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them. William Shakespeare
Pleasure and action make the hours seem short. William Shakespeare
Be great in act, as you have been in thought. William Shakespeare