Week 36.1 - I am rooted but I flow


“The most important part that happens during a yoga class, is not what happens outside the body, but what happens inside the body. There comes a time in the lives of those destined for greatness when we must stand before the mirror of meaning and ask, what is it? What restriction in my life is preventing that seed of hope inside my heart from blossoming into the flower of human potential that I am predestined to become.” David Scott

“I am rooted but I flow, I am grounded but I bend before snapping. I am deep but my worries are shallow. My dreams and hopes are limitless, but I am content where I stand today. What I own is meaningless, how little I truly need allows me the freedom and lightness to travel further. Never intent on arriving, it is the journey where I discover my passions and gain knowledge of self. I have the brave heart of a lion, the vision and intuition of an eagle and the gentleness of the Buddha…. I am a yogi.” – David Scott

“Sometimes it’s not strength but gentleness that cracks the hardest shells.” Richard Paul Evans

Life is a balance of holding and letting go.

The ones most grounded reach the highest.

“The two hardest tests on the spiritual road are the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what we encounter.”- Paulo Coelho, Veronika Decides to Die

“When someone is properly grounded in life, they shouldn't have to look outside themselves for approval.” – Epictetus

“The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.” –Dalai Lama

“Our greatest strength lies in the gentleness and tenderness of our heart.” Rumi

“Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.” -Confucius

“Life gives us whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of our consciousness.” – David Scott

“Those who love you are not fooled by mistakes you have made or dark images you hold about yourself. They remember your beauty when you feel ugly; your wholeness when you are broken; your innocence when you feel guilty; and your purpose when you are confused.” ~ Alan Cohen

Practice and all is coming… “Yoga is 99% practice and 1% theory.” - Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois

“Yoga is a dance between control and surrender – between pushing and letting go – and when to push and to let go becomes part of the creative process, part of the open-ended exploration of your well-being.” –Joel Kramer

“Those who do not find time for exercise will have to find time for illness.” - Edward Smith-Stanley

“Think of the self-love you are giving yourself in your yoga practice tonight, as a medicine for healing the earth.” – David Scott

“Before you heal someone, ask him if he's willing to give up the things that make him sick.” – Hippocrates

“You can’t wake a person who is pretending to be asleep.” – Navajo

“The greatest wealth is health. We tend to feel our illnesses, but we seldom feel or appreciate our health.”- David Scott

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

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

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

“Place your hands into soil to feel grounded. Wade in water to feel emotionally healed. Fill your lungs with fresh air to feel mentally clear. Raise your face to the heat of the sun and connect with that, fire to feel your own immense power.” -Victoria Erickson

Yoga teaches us to create a life that feels good on the inside and not just the outside.

“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

“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