Week 29.1

Why you do Yoga?, What you wish to gain from Yoga? But more importantly, What do you wish to leave behind?"

“The most important part that happens during a yoga class, is not what happens outside the body, but what happens inside the body.” David Scott

“It is the possibility of a dream coming true, that makes life interesting.” – Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

When you get tired, learn to rest and not to quit.

In every asana tonight try to find peace within yourself.

Do the best you can with what you know. Then when you know better, do better.” – Maya Angelou

“Don’t be afraid to give up the good in your life and reach for great.” – David Scott

“I am rooted but I flow,” Virginia Woolf

“All we are today is a result of what we have thought in our past.” – David Scott

“Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.”

“Breath, the universe is taking care of everything else.”

“Remember the entrance to the sanctuary is inside you.” – Rumi

“Perhaps you are searching among the branches, for what only appears in the roots.” Rumi

Be someone you would enjoy being around.

Lie is a balance of holding and letting go.

“I am at that awkward age, between birth and death.”

Self-Observation Without Judgment (Danna Faulds)

Release the harsh and pointed inner

voice. it's just a throwback to the past,

and holds no truth about this moment.

Let go of self-judgment, the old,

learned ways of beating yourself up

for each imagined inadequacy.

Allow the dialogue within the mind

to grow friendlier, and quiet. Shift

out of inner criticism and life

suddenly looks very different.

i can say this only because I make

the choice a hundred times a day to release the voice that refuses to

acknowledge the real me.

What's needed here isn't more prodding toward perfection, but

intimacy - seeing clearly, and

embracing what I see.

Love, not judgment, sows the

seeds of tranquility and change.

From “One Soul”

Let Go of Something (Danna Faulds)

Let go of something, somewhere.

Use yoga to become aware,

to touch what lies beneath

the surface of the skin.

Is there tension longing

for release; a knot of

fear so deep and familiar

that you believe it's

part of who you are?

Ease into dark corners,

locked rooms, unexplored

hallways. Gain entry

not by force or will

but only by softness.

Enter on the wings of

breath, and turn the

key of self-acceptance

to let go of something,


Who You Are (Danna Faulds)

Who you are is so much more than what you do. The essence, shining through the heart, soul, and center, the bare and bold truth of you does not lie in your to-do list. You are not just at the surface of your skin, not just the impulse to arrange the muscles of your face into a smile or a frown, not just boundless energy, or bone wearying fatigue. Delve deeper. You are divinity; the vast and open sky of spirit. It's the light of God, the ember at your core, the passion and the presence, the timeless, deathless essence of you that reaches out and touches me. Who you are transcends fear and turns suffering into liberation. Who you are is love.

“May the sun bring you new energy by day, may the moon softly restore you by night, may the rain wash away your worries, may the breeze blow new strength into your being, may you walk gently through the world and know it's beauty all the days of your life.” - Apache Blessing