Monthly Archives: January 2012


On January 23rd, 1957, the Wham-O toy company rolled out the first batch of their aerodynamic plastic discs known around the world as the Frisbee!

William Frisbee opened the Frisbie Pie Company in 1871 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. College kids would throw their empty pie tins at each other yelling, Frisbeeeee as they let go.
The definition of levity is lightness or buoyancy.
Like the Frisbee that coasts lightly through the air and connects the hand of one to the hand of another, find the levity in the connection with yourself and those around you as you come to mat and practice yoga.
Enjoy the silliness of some of the poses, the glide of your limbs as they create shape and holding of a posture that is rooted in the camaraderie of connection.
It is, after all, just yoga. And yoga is designed to move the body to a place of stillness.
Frisbees are meant to soar until they are reached.
Yup, I can even find yoga in the frisbee.
You can find yoga in everything and it takes looking at our history, our actions and interactions to find the bliss and balance in it all.
Have fun and breathe deeply,

Grand Canyon 1/11/12

Happy 1/11/11...did you make a wish at 1:11? Did you miss it at the AM? Well you had the PM!! Make a wish now on 1 and celebrate.

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 January 11th, 1908 President Roosevelt declared the Grand Canyon a National Monument stating, “Let this great wonder of nature remain as it is. You cannot improve upon it…but keep it for your children, your children’s children and all who come after you.”

More than 5 million people visit this pocket of earth that has virtually unchanged for 400 years. (80K acres, 7K above sea level)

Immovable, strong and marvelous - it stays virtually the same no matter what the weather or how many people walk all over it.

As individuals, we ARE movable. But we’re strong and stable in our foundation and determination in practice - staying balanced no matter what weather, people and challenges come into our life.

Observe and ride the peaks and valleys of this practice like the ebbs and flow of life. Let the breath serve you in and out as you move and hold postures.
The wind at the Grand Canyon is magnificent and it's mobile force supports the ground it fills and flows throughout.
Enjoy the playfulness as you explore the stillness between the movements, holding and letting go. Compression postures to detoxify, heat to let go, standing postures to strengthen, breathing to stay true to your intention and stretches to open up. Savor it all and stay steady.

“Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity. – Carl Jung

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, emotions, goals, and values are in balance. –Brian Tracy

“Let the wave of memory, the storm of desire, the fire of emotion pass through without affecting your equanimity.”Sri Sathya Sai Baba

“The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise man.” – Euripedes

“Be aware of wonder. Live a balanced life – learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.” ~ Robert Fulghum

“Take the time it takes so it takes less time” ~ Unknown

“Trust your hunches. They’re usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level.” ~ Joyce Brothers

A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for.” ~ William Shedd

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” ~Albert Einstein

“They can because they think they can.” ~ Virgil

Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.” ~ Benjamin Franklin

“Do not wait for your ship to come in. Swim out to it.” ~ Unknown

Accept challenges so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.” ~ George S. Patton

Life is ten percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you respond to it.” ~ Lou Holtz

Whatever the mind can conceive and believe the mind can achieve.” ~ Napoleon Hill

The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty. - Zig Ziglar

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. – Albert Einstein

I seldom end up where I wanted to go, but I almost always end up where I need to be. – Douglas Adams

The struggle itself towards the heights is enough to fill a man’s heart. –Albert Camus

Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable. – Coco Chanel

Yours in balance and in-balance, stability in stillness and movement,
Lady Yoga