Monthly Archives: April 2011



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.
History is always happening! Today is Easter, April 24th. Yesterday the 23rd was the traditional birthday of William Shakespeare. Friday the 22nd was the 31st anniversary of Earth Day and on the 27th, according to German mathematician and astronomer, Johannes Kepler, the founder of modern science, he claims it was the birth of the universe in 4977 BC!!
In honor of the three, in the bloom of full springtime, we celebrate rebirth and awareness as our collective intention.

Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them. William Shakespeare

Listen to many. Speak to few. William Shakespeare

Pleasure and action make the hours seem short. William Shakespeare

I wish you well and so I take my leave, I Pray you know me when we meet again. William Shakespeare

How poor are they who have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees. William Shakespeare

Be great in act, as you have been in thought. William Shakespeare

Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. Howard Thurman

To be awake is to be alive. Henry David Thoreau

May our hearts garden of awakening bloom with hundreds of flowers. Thich Nhat Hahn

Freedom is not given to us by anyone; we have to cultivate it ourselves. It is a daily practice… No one can prevent you from being aware of each step you take or each breath in and breath out. Thich Nhat Hahn (Tik · N'yat · Hawn)

If we see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change. Buddha

We don’t see things as we are, we see them as we are. Anais Nin

Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. Rumi

The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change. Carl Rogers

I long as does every human being to e home wherever I find myself. Maya Angelou

What is this talked of mystery of birth but being mounted bareback on the earth. Robert Frost

Everyday we are engaged in a miracle which we don’t recognize. A blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black curious eyes of a child. Our own two eyes. All is a miracle. Thich Nhat Hahn

Earth’s the right place for love. I don’t know where it’s likely to go better. Robert Frost

As we grow in wisdom, we pardon more freely. Madame de Stael

We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future. George Bernard Shaw

One’s first step in wisdom is to question everything and one’s last is to come to terms with everything. Georg C. Lichtenberg

Rome, Roam…


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.

Rome wasn’t built in a day. In fact, it’s origin is shrouded in myth and legend. From ancient Greece to twin brothers Romulus and Remus, the truth remains that the city has stood since ancient times and is still one of the most revered, visited, religious and beautiful. In honor of the founding of Rome on April 21st in 753 B.C., let’s explore the idea of Roaming, exploring our truth through our bodies, allowing ourselves the ability to let go of any holding or tension and embracing the freedom, being pioneers of our practices and purpose in doing yoga.

I long to set foot where no man has trod before. Charles Darwin

An idea, like a ghost must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself. Charles Dickens

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. T. S. Eliot

The end of our exploring will be to arrive at where we started, and to know the place for the first time. T. S. Eliot

If you wish to advance into the infinite, explore the finite in all directions. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Fertility of imagination and abundance of guesses at the truth are among the first requisites of discovery. William Jevons

No one knows what he can do till he tries. Publilius Syrus

Not all those who wander are lost. J.R.R. Tolkein

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. Mark Twain

Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. Mark Twain

Anyone can look for history in a museum. The creative explorer looks for history in a hardware store. Robert Wieder

Make voyages! Attempt them...there’s nothing else. Tennessee Williams

If people never did silly things, then nothing intelligent would ever get done. Ludwig Wittgenstein

In wisdom gathered over time… experience is a form of exploration. Ansel Adams

You can accelerate your development by giving yourself a fresh set of challenges, or the same set viewed from a different angle, every day. Explore a different path – if it's a dead end, explore another. Paul Foxton

An artist is an explorer. He has to begin by self-discovery and by observation of his own procedure. After that he must not feel under any constraint. Henri Matisse

I do not explain, I explore. Marshall McLuhan

An artist has to be a little like Lewis and Clark, always exploring in new, uncharted directions. C. W. Mundy

What we have to do is to be forever curiously testing new opinions and courting new impressions. Walter Pater

All that is happening in art is part of a process of exploration and discovery. I hope to live for a few more years so that I can catch glimpses of the oncoming future. Joseph Plaskett

The human mind can dream up far more interesting things than even mother nature. Explore the infinite. Scott Pynn

What a fascinating, unexplored realm to explore – the absent-minded places our minds go! Mary Jo Sinner

I obliged myself to explore where I might otherwise not have. And that's what 'mind-flexing' is all about – making those brain-muscles work so that you feel empowered to pursue your own vision. Tony Smibert

I'm not lost. I'm exploring. Jana Stanfield

The free, exploring mind of the individual human is the most valuable thing in the world. John Steinbeck

The difficult part of the process is the long exploration and discovery of your own soul and living with the results. Mike Svob

Rome wasn’t built in a day. Proverb

The story and the truth is constantly being written and re-written. Keep practicing. Keep your intention, your purpose and your path in patience and roam.

Roam if you want to, roam around the world. Roam, if you want to, without wings, without wheels, roam if you want to, roam around the world. Roam if you want to, without anything but the love we feel....b52's


Coo, coo, ca-choo, Mr. Robinson


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...

On April 15th of 1947, Jackie Robinson, age 28 become the first African-American player in Major League Baseball. He was a star infielder and outfielder for the Brooklyn Dodgers and broke the color barrier in a sport that had been segregated for more than 50 years. His integrity, skill, talent and will was what got him recruited and Robinson played on the National League All-Star team from 1949 through 1954, leading the Dodgers to six National League pennants and one World Series, in 1955. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962. After retiring from baseball in 1957, Robinson became a businessman and civil rights activist. He died October 24, 1972, at age 53, in Stamford, Connecticut.

Today, we think about Jackie Robinson as a leader, expert and inspiration in his field. Back then, we thought of him as an African-American who pioneered and blazed a path. He was both, true, but what stays with us most is his potential achieved in possibility and greatness, not his race.

Back just 10 years ago, I couldn’t imagine getting up into crow pose. It’s a little thing, perhaps, but eventually, I did it and was able to achieve more postures with each practice. Now I teach you to do the same. Yoga is about the postures and I’m no Jackie Robinson but, it is within that potential and possibility that inspires me to keep going in my physical practice and achieve the little steps to greatness I feel each time I share yoga with others when I teach and each time I can conquer a pose as a student.

Each day I teach and each time I am able to master my mental and emotional practice, ah, hem, like meditation and living yoga not just ‘doing’ yoga on a mat, I feel like I’m hitting a home run. It's my passion and inspiration.

Let’s use the inspiration from the great athlete, Jackie Robinson to realize our potential in possibility and limitlessness in our goals on and off the mat.

A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives. - Jackie Robinson

Courage is the discovery that you may not win, and trying when you know you can lose. – Tom Krause

Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.” – Raymond Lindquist

Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

There’s always a way – if you’re committed.” – Tony Robbins

It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” – Walt Disney

You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. – Confucius

Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it. Buddha

Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” – Maria Robinson

That some achieve great success is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.– Abraham Lincoln

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. - Aristotle

Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind. – Bruce Lee

A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.” – Bruce Lee

Everyone who got where he is has had to begin where he was.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

Fall seven times, Stand up eight. – Japanese Proverb

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration. “ – Thomas A. Edison

Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without. – Buddha

Be Content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.” – Lao Tzu

The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.” – Albert Einstein

Time you enjoyed wasting is not wasted time.” – T.S. Elliot

If we’re growing, we’re always going to be out of our comfort zone.” – John Maxwell

The difficult we do immediately; the impossible takes a little longer.--an Air Force motto

Every life comes with a story ... and a possibility for a great adventure.--Kobi Yamada

Great things are only possible with outrageous requests.--Thea Alexander

Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.--St. Francis of Assisi

There are no obstacles to what you can accomplish except the obstacles that you create in your mind.--Brian Tracy

Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning. -Gloria Steinem

Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph. - Zig Ziglar

Don't keep reaching for the stars because you'll just look like an idiot stretching that way for no reason. –Jimmy Fallon

Glory lies in the attempt to reach one's goal and not in reaching it. Mohandas Gandhi

Forget goals. Value the process. Jim Bouton

There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder. Ronald Reagan

Be Content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.” – Lao Tzu

The gleam of an heroric act. Such strange illumination -- The Possible's slow fuse it litBy the Imagination.--Emily Dickinson (Poem #1867)

I'd rather be a could-be if I cannot be an are; because a could-be is a maybe who is reaching for a star. I'd rather be a has-been than a might-have-been, by far; for a might have-been has never been, but a has was once an are. -Unknown

History is not your story…unless you stop writing…turn the page and write a new chapter. – John Settles

Reaching, stretching, grabbing, holding and letting go of the rest,