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...
The 83rd Academy Awards is this evening. I don't have a television and my internet is down.
I rise at 5AM to propel myself to the nearest internet cafe and imbibe caffeine...an old friend I haven't seen in a while and one I'm all to excited to meet as I gather my intention and set my collective intention for the three classes I will teach in the heat today.
It doesn't matter. They don't mind. No, I MIND. It's important to me to show up with something that makes the sequence that I teach, the same sequence, over and over, more than just a script but a collective experience that changes as we do in body, mind and spirit every time we come to the mat.
Refresh what you come in to. Revive what you want to. Re new what you think you.
Today, LA is filled with all the glitter and glamour we all came here for, whether we admit it or not, it is a part of the cultural experience of BEING here in this city. It's an undeniable pulse and surge of energy amuck. It makes me grateful to be here.
I'm not part of any festivity and will not watch the Oscars, not because I do not want to but because I will be teaching. I'll You Tube it later. And whether you like it or not, our city is the Oscars on this day. So in honor of that, lets celebrate the collective effort to produce the creativity that allows us to escape, congregate and converse over, judge, argue and bet over winners and losers and adore and gasp at the fashion that dons the red carpet.
Let's celebrate that we can practice AND honor what moves us.
Your greatest test is yet to come. - The King's Speech
Take a good deep breath...Lionel Logue, The King's Speech
Everything just comes together. I chose this. Aron Ralston 127 Hours
The only person standing in your way is you. - Thomas Leroy - Black Swan
This is your moment. Don't let it go. - Thomas Leroy - Black Swan
I'm the CEO bitch! - The Social Network
You mustn't be afraid to dram a little bigger darling. - Eames, Inception
With the slightest disturbance, the dream is going to collapse. - Arthur, Inception
I miss you more than I can bear, but we had our time together. I have to let you go. Cobb, Inception
This is the highlight of my day. I hope it's not all downhill from here. - Kevin Spacey, best actor, American Beauty
Do you want to take a leap of faith? - Saito, Inception
Looking back is a bad habit. - True Grit
Recess don't last forever. - Toy Story 3
There's no way out. Just kidding. The door's over there. - Toy Story 3
Never ask for what oughta be offered. - Winter's Bone
You'll never be out grown or neglected, never abandoned or forgotten. - Lotso, Toy Story 3
He's brave, like a cowboy should be. And kind and smart. He'll never give up on you. He'll be there for you no matter what. Andy about Woody, Toy Story 3
Just like me. Keep coming back. Keep practicing and keep celebrating that you can do this every day or now and then.