Wednesday, May 25, 2011

In a galaxy far far away...


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.

A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away,

On this day May 25th,1977, Memorial Day weekend opened with an intergalactic bang!

The first of George Lucas' blockbuster Star Wars movies hits American theaters. It was and is a cultural phenomenon that’s spanned generations. Consistency.

The incredible success of Star Wars, it’s groundbreaking special effects, 5 more films in the series, five tv series, comic books, toys, games, two sequels, seven Oscars, $461 million in U.S. ticket sales and a gross of close to $800 million worldwide. Going Beyond your limits.

Let's set the collective intention to be consistent in our commitment to practice, whatever your yoga is, whether it's on the mat or in your life. Go beyond what you think you are capable of emotionally and physically. It's usually the mind that will tell you first that you can't do something. Shut that off and change your perspective. Even if you do the same thing, the same sequence, the same routine every day, take another perspective, another view of it and see how it looks and feels to go beyond your limits.


Be still and know it. - Oprah Winfrey

Star Wars Quotes

[Luke:] I can’t believe it. [Yoda:] That is why you fail.

Yes, a Jedi's strength flows from the Force. But beware of the dark side. Anger, fear, aggression; the dark side of the Force are they. Easily they flow, quick to join you in a fight. If once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny, consume you it will... – Yoda

A Jedi must have the deepest commitment, the most serious mind. This one a long time have I watched. All his life has he looked away... to the future, to the horizon. Never his mind on where he was. Hmm? What he was doing. Hmph. Adventure. Heh. Excitement. Heh. A Jedi craves not these things. - Yoda

Rejoice for those around you who transform into the Force. Yoda

Truly wonderful the mind of a child is. Yoda

Always in motion is the future. Yoda

Attachment leads to jealously. The shadow of greed, that is. Yoda

Named must your fear be before banish it you can. - Yoda

You will find only what you bring in. – Yoda

There's no mystical energy field that controls my destiny. HAN SOLO

The fear of loss is a path to the Dark Side. YODA

Your eyes can deceive you; don't trust them. OBI-WAN KENOBI

Who's the more foolish: the fool, or the fool who follows him? OBI-WAN KENOBI

I think my eyes are getting better. Instead of a big dark blur, I see a big light blur. - Han Solo

There's always a bigger fish. Qui-Gon Jinn

Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering. Yoda

Remember, a Jedi can feel the Force flowing thru him" -Obi-Wan to Luke

Stretch out with your feelings. - Obi-Wan to Luke

You've got a lot of guts coming here… - Lando to Han

You have your moments, not many of 'em, but you do have 'em." - Leia to Han

Difficult to see, always in motion is the future. - Yoda to Luke

You cannot escape your destiny. - Ben to Luke

Try not. Do or do not. There is no try. ~Yoda in The Empire Strikes Back

Did you think Star Wars ever had so much Yoga in it!!??


Just change it to GA and you've got YOGA! May the force be with you,


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