Thursday, February 3, 2011

Xinnian Kuaile - Happy Chinese New Year -Year of the Rabbit!


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...

Xinnian Kuaile
Pronounced, Chinyin kai luh or sing yen quay ler in pinyan or the English translation of Chinese characters means Happy Chinese New Year!!!

We are transitioning from the year of the tiger, a strong but volatile year, of course the year yours truly was born.

For the next 15 days we celebrate it's transition into a year that is much more placid in nature.
Contemplate the idea of a year of slow, delibrate, mercy, elegance, amiability, peacefulness and quiet.

Be like a duck. Calm on the surface, but always paddling like the dickens underneath. Michael Caine

In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.
Deepak Chopra

But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?
Albert Camus

“Inward calm cannot be maintained unless physical strength is constantly and intelligently replenished.” – Buddha

Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace. – Buddha

“The most intense conflicts, if overcome, leave behind a sense of security and calm that is not easily disturbed. It is just these intense conflicts and their conflagration which are needed to produce valuable and lasting results.” – Carl Jung

“There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm.” - Willa Sibert Cather quotes

“Time's glory is to calm contending kings, to unmask falsehood and bring truth to light.” – William Shakespeare

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Remain calm, serene, always in command of yourself. You will then find out how easy it is to get along. Paramahansa Yogananda

“Nothing is so bitter that a calm mind cannot find comfort in it.” – Seneca

“As we sail thru life, don't avoid rough waters, sail on because calm waters won't make a skillful sailor” - unknown

Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.
Albert Camus

Hip hop and fluffy tails,
Lady Yoga

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