Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Bridge and Union 1/4/11

Hello darlings and happy new year,
In Lady Yoga fashion, it is my goal to look back in history to see where we have come from, find the yoga in the moments past to keep us rooted in the present and passionate about where we are going in the future.
On that note.
On January 4th 1999, for the first time since Charlemagne's reign in the ninth century, Europe is united with a common currency when the "euro" debuts. Eleven European Union (EU) nations (Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain), representing some 290 million people, launched the currency in the hopes of increasing European integration and economic growth. In this financial union, there is yoga, defining and redefining the exchange of energy in currency, transaction in action.

On January 5th, 1933 construction begins on the Golden Gate bridge after the gold rush.
Following the Gold Rush boom that began in 1849, people realized the land north of San Francisco Bay would increase in value with new accessibility to the city. Soon after, the plan was put into action, building a bridge that would span the Golden Gate, over the San Francisco Bay, connecting the San Francisco Peninsula with the southern end of Marin County.

These moments in history represent connection and unification in yogic terms. Financial gains aside, they represent the momentum we have as a country here and abroad.

We use that connection and the inspirational quotes below as our collective intention as we practice.

Our life is composed greatly from dreams, from the unconscious, and they must be brought into connection with action. They must be woven together. - Anai Nin

When you live your life with an appreciation of coincidences and their meanings, you connect with the underlying field of infinite possibilities.
- Deepak Chopra

The most important thing people can do is refuse to have any resistance to staying connected to their source.
- Dr Wayne Dyer

Our breath plays a very important role in our life. The breath is the connecting link between the inner world of the mind and the outer world of the body and environment.
- Ravi Shankar

Pay attention. It's all about paying attention. Attention is vitality. It connects you with others. It makes you eager. stay eager. - Susan Sontag

Invisible threads are the strongest ties - Friedrich Nietzsche

We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects. - Herman Melville

We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tired into a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one destiny, affects all indirectly. -Martin Luther King Jr.

Man can no longer live for himself alone. We must realize that all life is valuable and that we are united to all life. From this knowledge comes our spiritual relationship with the universe. - Albert Schweitzer

Our ancient experience confirms at every point that everything is linked together, everything is inseparable. - Dalai Lama

There can only be one state of mind as you approach any profound test; total concentration, a spirit of togetherness and strength – Pat Riley
A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality. – John Lennon

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. – Helen Keller

Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success. – Henry Ford

If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.

We are all in this together, by ourselves. – Lily Tomlin

An idea is salvation by imagination. – Frank Lloyd Wright

Gratitude, goals, gold and euros, yours in bridges and union,
Lady Yoga

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