Daily Archives: October 27, 2010

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,