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...
April Fools' Day is celebrated all around the world on the April 1 of every year. It’s not a national holiday but it’s celebrated in the form of jokes, hoax and good humored chokes of laughter.
There's a lot of speculation about the origin of this, um, holiday that's only celebrated by people who like a good laugh at others expense, like, moi!
But, the big THEY, say it began around 1582 in France when the calendar (Gregorian) changed making New Year’s Day January 1st and Not April 1st. But they didn’t have the internet back then so the info travelled rather slowly taking people many years to acknowledge the change and some rebelled altogether refusing to celebrate the new year on January first and celebrating on April 1st. What fools!
It's bad luck to play jokes after noon and those who do are considered, April Fools.
So, no matter where you happen to be in the world on April 1, don't be surprised if April fools fall playfully upon you.
Our collective intention through our yoga practice is to go forth with humor no matter what jokes are played today.
"A day without laughter is like a MacDonald's hamburger without fries"- Gerry Hopman
Tell the truth. Sing with passion. Work with laughter. Love with heart. 'Cause that's all that matters in the end. – Kris Kristofferson
I believe that laughter is a language of God and that we can all live happily ever laughter. – Yakov Smirnoff
"One of the best things you can have up your sleeve is a funny bone"- Author unknown
"An onion can make you cry, but there never was a vegetable invented to make people laugh"- Will Rogers
"Through humor you can soften some of the blows that life delivers. And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive it"- Bill Cosby
"Laugh at yourself before anyone else can"- Elsa Maxwell
"He who laughs last lasts"- Mary Pettibone Poole
"Laughter is the shortest distance between people"- Victor Borge (phonetic pronunciation)
Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquillity. - James Thurber
Laughter rises out of tragedy, when you need it the most, and rewards you for your courage. Erma Bombeck
The beauty of the world has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder. Virginia Woolf
Man is most comical when he takes himself too seriously.” Og Mandino
Humor is the great thing, the saving thing. The minute it crops up, all our irritations and resentments slip away and a sunny spirit takes their place.” – Mark Twain
"Comedy is acting out optimism." - Robin Williams
Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there. – Will Rogers
All you need in the world is love and laughter. That's all anybody needs. To have love in one hand and laughter in the other. August Wilson
Everybody laughs the same in every language because laughter is a universal connection. -Yakov Smirnoff
In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed. Khalil Gibran
Laughter is a tranquilizer with no side effects. Arnold H. Glasow
Laughter is America's most important export. Walt Disney
Laughter is an instant vacation. Milton Berle
Seven days without laughter makes one weak. Mort Walker
You can't deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants. Stephen King