Monthly Archives: October 2010

Gonna go back in time….


On October 26th, 1985, the time-space continuum was permanently altered with the first successful temporal displacement. A re-modeled and customized DeLorean left the Twin Pines Mall in Hill Valley, California, and travelled backwards in time to 1955. In 2010.

HA! Ok, today, in 2010, the film, 'Back To The Future' celebrates its 25th anniversary.

Marty McFly altered his future by traveling back into the past and narrowly evading the possibility of his existence by intercepting the meeting and falling in love of his parents.

'Back To The Future' is a perfect example of yoga’s reminder to remain in the present moment, while still having dreams of the future and letting go of the past.

Today, our collective intention on the mat and on the blog is to stay rooted in the present while keeping the goals and on our path to the future.

The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time. – Abraham Lincoln

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind in the present moment. Buddha

If we open a quarrel between past and present, we shall find that we have lost the future. –Winston Churchill

Go for it now. The future is promised to no one. Wayne Dyer

In this bright future you can’t forget your past. –Bob Marley

Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed. – Wayne Dyer

I am not afraid of tomorrow for I have seen yesterday and love today. – William Allen White

My interest is in the future because I’m going to spend the rest of my life there. – Charles F. Kettering

For tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today. – African Proverb

I never think about the future. It comes soon enough. – Albert Einstein

The future is always beginning now. – Mark Strand

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. – Eleanor Roosevelt

Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith. – Henry Ward Beecher

The point of power is always in the present moment. – Louise L. Hay

With the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future. I live now. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

He who controls the present, controls the past. He who controls the past, controls the future. – George Orwell

If you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything. –Marty McFly

The future’s so bright, I gotta wear shades, Timbuk 3

Be bright and stay present,


40 hour work week…

On October 26th of 1940 the US adopted the 40 hour work week per the fair labor standards act of 1938. I love to look back in history and find the yoga. The government believed in the balance of 8 hours work, 8 hours recreation and 8 hours of rest.
Of course, as Americans, driven and passionate, we all know how easy it is to stick to that balance. We're a country of work-a-holics who believe, yes, WE CAN...have it all.
In the wake of that want, we get out of balance. We're overworked and under rested. We need to restore.
It's our quest to seek that balance, whether we work 40 or 140 hours a week.
We know our bodies better than anyone else and we know our limits.
It's up to us, on and off the mat to listen to ourselves, find and stay in balance.
How much can we do and fit in? How much can we let go?
We are in control of our balance and limits. Find the balance in a posture, even if you fall. Find where you can stay even in the mind and your body will follow. If you fall, guess who's going to catch you? You, the most important person in the room. So, let yourself.

There's no secret to balance. You just have to feel the waves. - Frank Herbert

Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony. -Thomas Morton

Just as your car runs more smoothly and requires less energy to go faster and farther, when the wheels are in perfect alignment, you perform better when your thoughts, feelings, goals and values are in balance. - Brian Tracy

Toleration is the greatest gift of the mind; it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle. – Helen Keller

Man maintains his balance, poise and sense of security only as he is moving forward. – Maxwell Maltz


Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them. – Albert Einstein

If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is compromise. – Robert Fritz

Limits exist only in the mind. – Unknown

Know your limits, but never accept them. – Unknown

The limits of the possible can only be defined by going beyond them into the impossible. – Arthur C. Clarke

We come into this world head first, and go out feet first, in between, it is all a matter of balance. –Paule Boese

Yours, in and out of balance,


Success and Courage


This week, on October 26th 1951, wartime leader, Winston Churchill, leader of the UK during World War 2, inventor of the ‘peace sign’, historian, Nobel prize winner for literature, honorary citizen of the US, one of 100 most influential people of the century (Time Magazine)...and a democrat, became prime minister of England.

He was a leader, pioneer and inspiration.

On his inspiration, we celebrate success and courage on and off the mat.

All great things are simple and many can be expressed in a single word – justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.

Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence is the key to unlocking our potential.

The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you can see.

Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities, because it is the quality which guarantees all others.

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.

Difficulties mastered are opportunities won.

This is no time for ease and comfort. It is time to dare and endure.

If you are going through hell, keep going.

It is always wise to look ahead but difficult to look further than you can see.

It is no use saying ‘we are doing our best’ you have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.

Kites rise highest against the wind – not with it.

Never, never, never give up.

Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.

Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.

To improve is to change. To be perfect is to change often.

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.

We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself, the means of inspiration and survival. ~Winston Churchill

Yours in inspiration,