Thursday, May 5, 2011

Cinco de Mayo de Yoga


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.

Cinco de Mayo, the Spanish words for "fifth of May" is a holiday observed in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride and commemorates the cause of freedom and democracy during the first years of the American Civil War.

From Mexico to Cape Canaveral, Florida, Navy Commander Alan Bartlett Shepard Jr. is launched into space aboard the Freedom 7 space capsule, becoming the first American astronaut to travel into space on May 5th 1961.

In addition, this week, many people have been celebrating, feeling a bit more liberation, freedom and peace of mind as we are currently living history (re the death of OBL).

Let’s dedicate this practice then to the idea of celebrating– the freedom to feel inside and out, a chance to reach for our highest potential and maybe just maybe break through a few physical or mental barriers of our own…so we can enjoy some tequila after!

The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate. Oprah Winfrey

“Do not rejoice when your enemies fall, and do not let your heart be glad when they stumble.” ~ Proverbs 24:17.

Celebrate what you want to see more of. Thomas J. Peters

If I need a cause for celebration or a comfort I can use to ease my mind I rely on my imagination And I dream of an imaginary time. Billy Joel

Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving, make every day a holiday and celebrate just living. Sydney Smith

When you jump for joy, beware that no one moves the ground from beneath your feet. Stanislaw J.Lec

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

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

Most of us spend our lives as if we had another one in the bank. Ben Irwin

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

Warning: Dates in Calendar are closer than they appear. Anon

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

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

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


Never again clutter your days or nights with so many menial and unimportant things that you have no time to accept a real challenge when it comes along. This applies to play as well as work. A day merely survived is no cause for celebration. You are not here to fritter away your precious hours when you have the ability to accomplish so much by making a slight change in your routine. No more busy work. No more hiding from success. Leave time, leave space, to grow. Now. Now! Not tomorrow! Og Mandino

Ay ya ya,


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