2.2 - Learning to Fly

2.2 - Learning to Fly

“Yoga is about clearing away whatever is in us that prevents our living in the most full and whole way. With yoga, we become aware of how and where we are restricted — in body, mind, and heart — and how gradually to open and release these blockages. As these blockages are cleared, our energy is freed. We start to feel more harmonious, more at one with ourselves. Our lives begin to flow — or we begin to flow more in our lives.” - Cybele Tomlinson

“Experience the boundaries in your practice tonight. Explore and identify where the restrictions are in your body, your heart and your mind. What is preventing you from going just a little deeper and farther in your practice and life? Let your practice dance on the edges of these limitations, like dew on the tip of a leaf. “ - David Scott

“You can’t enjoy wealth if you’re not in good health. We usually do not value your health until we do not have it anymore.”

“Happiness is the highest form of health.” – Dalai Lama

“He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything.” - Arabian Proverb

“A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.” Steve Maraboli

“Compassion is a verb not a noun.” Thich Nhat Hanh

“Nobody cares how much you know until they know how much you care.” – Theodore Roosevelt

"Forgive others, not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace"

"Even if we disagree about everything, we can still be kind to each other."

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

“You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.”

“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” - Mother Teresa

“It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.” – Mahatma Gandhi

You’re only as young as your spine is flexible. Quality of life is determined by our health.

“Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.” – Buddha

“To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” – Buddha

“It is in the quiet moments of your practice, that you prepare yourselves for the exciting and challenging moments.”

Sometimes we must just stand back and let life happen. Don’t hold together what must fall apart. The familiar fades away to create space for the new.

I was looking for someone to inspire me, motivate me, support me, keep me focused… Someone who would love me, cherish me, make me happy, and I realized all along that I was looking for myself.

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

Be strong when you are weak, brave when you are scared and be humble when you are victorious.

“If you stumble, make it part of the dance.”

“May you be firm, but never inflexible; may be you proud, but never boastful; may you be strong, but never forceful; may you be gentle but never weak; may you be truthful, but never unkind; may you be brave but never foolish; may you have more than enough, but never be greedy. – David Scott

If you feel something calling you to dance or write or paint or sing, please refuse to worry about whether you're good enough. Just do it. Be generous. Offer a gift to the world no one else can offer: yourself.