Dec 3 - A True Gift

Prasarita Padottanasana gets its name from Sanskrit where "Prasarita" means " Wide/Stretched Out", "Pada" means "Foot", "Uttana" means "Intense Stretch" and "Asana" means "Pose or Posture".

"Purvottanasana" (PUR-voh-tun-AHS-uh-nuh) “Purva” — meaning “east" “Ut” — meaning “intense” “Tan” — meaning “to stretch” “Asana” — meaning “pose”

Upavistha Konasana (Wide Angle Seated Forward Bend)

Janu Sirsasana - Janu – Knee, Sirsa – Head, Asana – Pose; Pronounced As – JAH-new shear-SHAHS-anna

This year sure has flown by. Have you ever noticed how time flies, except when you are in Chaturanga Dandasana.

"Breathing in, I know I’m breathing in. Breathing out, I know As the in-breath grows deep, The out-breath grows slow. Breathing in makes me calm. Breathing out makes me ease. With the in-breath, I smile. With the out-breath, I release. Breathing in, there is only the present moment. Breathing out, it is a wonderful moment." Thich Nhat Hanh

“In order to change, we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired.”

“You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” – Margaret Thatcher

“Buried within every problem are the seeds of its own solution. Often it is not that the solution that cannot be seen, but that the problem is never first fully understood.” – David Scott

“A gift is pure when it is given from the heart to the right person at the right time and at the right place, and when we expect nothing in return” – The Gita

"You will know you are rich, when you find yourself content and happy with whatever you have."

“Kindness is lighting someone else's torch with your own inner flame.”

“Only he who does nothing, makes no mistakes.” – French Proverb

If you seek peace, be still. If you seek wisdom, be silent. If you seek love, be yourself.

I don't need someone who only sees the good in me. I need someone who sees all of me and loves me just the same.

"When you own your breath, no one can steal your peace"

“Many people are alive but don’t touch the miracle of being alive. Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts.” - Thich Nhat Hanh

“To keep the body in good health is a duty, for otherwise we shall not be able to trim the lamp of wisdom, and keep our mind strong and clear.” - Buddha

“To keep the lamp burning, we must continue to put oil into it.” – Mother Teresa

“We shape clay into a pot, but it is the emptiness inside that holds whatever we want. - Dao De Jing "The book of the way."- Lao Tzu

Thank yourself for making your practice a priority. Many people were spend their last $100 getting their eyebrows and gel nails, while their heart is crying for help that a month of yoga provides.

“The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.” – Stephen Hawking

Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself.

“The confident person admits to their mistakes, honoring them like hard fought battle scars; the cowardly must instead blame others, learning nothing but shame from their experience.” – David Scott

"Do not cling to a mistake just because you spent a lot of energy and time making it."

"If you light a lamp for somebody, it will also brighten your path." ―Buddha

“The nature of yoga is to shine the light of awareness into the darkest corners of the body.” - Jason Crandell

“You must not allow your long term goals and dreams to be derailed off track by short term defeats. A stumble can often prevent a fall.” – David Scott`

“The sharpest part of a blade is right on the edge. Find that edge in your practice.” David Scott

“In order to change, we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired.”

"Forgive yourself for not knowing what you didn't know before you lived through it. Honor your path. Trust your journey. Learn, grow, evolve, become." ~Creig Crippen

“When you’re forcing love to stay alive with someone, it isn’t love anymore. It has become the fear of being hurt and alone. Clinging to love will be a lot more painful in the long run, and sometimes, you just have to know when to let go.”