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 February 24th, 1827 the 1st parade with floats appeared in New Orleans in the celebration of Mardi Gras. Ahh...let's float!!
On February 27th, 1827, a group of masked and costumed students danced through the streets of New Orleans, Louisiana, marking the beginning of the city's famous Mardi Gras celebrations.
Mardi Gras is a Christian tradition brought over from France meaning ‘Fat Tuesday’. It celebrates the last day of indulgence before Lent or fasting before Easter aka the resurrection of Christ. Nowhere is it celebrated more prolifically than in New Orleans. And even though it’s a religious tradition, it crosses religious barriers bringing together people of all kinds with the sole idea to celebrate!
In February of 2006 after being hit by Katrina, the party still went on as a symbol of strength, recovery and zeal of a city in union, tradition and camaraderie.
Let’s bring that strength, zeal and camaraderie into the practice today as our collective intention to celebrate!
Carpe Diem – Sieze the day!
The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate. Oprah Winfrey
Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving, make every day a holiday and celebrate just living! Amanda Bradley
Celebrate what you want to see more of. – Thomas J. Peters.
Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving, make every day a holiday and celebrate just living. – Sydney Smith
Life should be a continuous celebration, a festival of lights the whole year round. Transform small things into a celebration. - Osho
Enjoy yourself. It's later than you think. Chinese Proverb
Go for it now. The future is promised to no one. Wayne Dyer
Every man dies. Not every man really lives. Braveheart
Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive. Elbert Hubbard
As you grow older, you'll find the only things you regret are the things you didn't do. Zachary Scott
And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years. Abraham Lincoln
To change one's life: Start immediately. Do it flamboyantly. No exceptions. William James
You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it. Charles Buxton
Men for the sake of getting a living forget to live. Margaret Fuller
You live longer once you realize that any time spent being unhappy is wasted. Ruth E. Renkl
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. Annie Dillard
If you wait, all that happens is that you get older. Larry McMurtry, 'Some Can Whistle'
When your life flashes before your eyes, make sure you've got plenty to watch. Anon
When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a manner that when you die the world cries and you rejoice. Indian Saying
Whether it's the best of times or the worst of times, it's the only time we've got. Art Buchwald
If you woke up breathing, congratulations! You have another chance. Andrea Boydston
I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well. Diane Ackerman
Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its shortness. Jean de La Bruyère
Every day is an opportunity to make a new happy ending. Anon
May you live all the days of your life. Jonathan Swift
Life is not long, and too much of it must not pass in idle deliberation how it shall be spent. Samuel Johnson
Later never exists. Anon
Let there be space in your togetherness. – Kahlil Gibran
Even if a unity of faith is not possible, a unity of love is. – Hans urs von Bathasar
Strength doesn’t come from physical capacity. It comes from indomitable will. –Mohandas Gandhi
Many people take no care of their money till they come nearly to the end of it, and others do just the same with their time. Johann von Goethe
That it will never come again Is what makes life so sweet. Emily Dickinson
Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop to look around once in a while you could miss it. From the movie 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off'
Waste your money and you're only out of money, but waste your time and you've lost a part of your life. Michael Leboeuf
You only live once; but if you live it right, once is enough. Adam Marshall
We're fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance. Japanese Proverb
Don't ever save anything for a special occasion. Being alive is the special occasion. Anon
Seize the day, put no trust in the morrow! Horace Odes
Not all of us will do great things in life, But we can all do the small things in life greatly. James Yatras
Beads and bras amuck,