HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!
2011 what does it have in store for you ?! A great question
to ponder. I've been taking some time to reflect back upon the
last year, what I liked, what I loved, what I didn't like, and
what really hurt. I reflect back with gratitude for all of it.
It's helped me shape my vision for the future, each experience
has taught me something. The so-called "failures" are
simply lessons learned. The only "failure" is giving
up. I reflect back on last year at this time, setting new intentions
and forecasting the year ahead. That year ahead, 2010, is now
the year in review... Sometimes I feel like, hey, why bother with
this intention, I do it every year and it never works out. Well,
phooey to that. Try, try again. The only failure is to give up.
I will never give up or give in.
This year I want to see more of what is truly important in life.
Taking care of myself, family and friends is more important. Look,
we are all in this together, let's look beyond instant gratification
and make decisions with the mindfulness of who and what those
decisions affect. Every action has an effect, who are we effecting
and how? I want to consider the "whole" in all the little
pieces of Life. What we do to someone else, we do to ourselves
and I believe the reverse is also true. C'mon, let's make this
a better world. Let's devote ourselves to real wealth; each other
and clean air to breathe, fresh water to drink and consider our
food as our number one source of wellbeing. May our lifestyle
bring us the greatest quality of Life and health. Take time to
cultivate your intake and consider the outcome. May our actions
serve the wellbeing of ourselves and all the rest of us, focused
on the highest, always.
In Joy, with gratitude and blessings,
unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough,
and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion
to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home,
a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings
peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow."
Birthday Anusara !!
August 15, 2010 ~13 years
“flowing with Grace,” “flowing with Nature,” “following your heart.”
Founded by John Friend in 1997, Anusara yoga is a school of hatha
yoga which unifies a life-affirming Tantric philosophy of intrinsic
goodness with Universal Principles of Alignment. Anusara yoga
is growing quickly all over the world with over 250 certified
teachers, 750 licensed Anusara-Inspired yoga teachers, thousands
of teachers in training, and hundreds of thousands of students
world-wide. Anusara yoga now has a presence on every continent
throughout the world, excluding Antarctica. Anusara yoga's remarkable
growth is due in large part to its uplifting philosophy, epitomized
by a "celebration of the heart" that looks for the good in all
people and all things. Consequently, students of all levels of
ability and yoga experience are honored for their unique differences,
limitations, and talents. This celebratory vision sets the basis
for a yoga school in which the harmony and joy of a tightly knit
community of highly trained teachers and fun-loving students is
exalted. This community feels like it has the tightness of a family,
yet the looseness of a merry band of bohemian artists. The Anusara
yoga community is well networked and organized, yet there is a
strong emphasis on creative freedom and individuality. Anusara
yoga is held together by everyone's implicit alliance to the spiritual
principles of Anusara yoga philosophy, such as celebrating beauty
in all its diversity, truthfulness, and honoring the creative
freedom of the Divine in all beings. Everyone is aligned with
the truth that Grace plays the key role in the successful flow
of their practice, classes, and the community itself. Without
a rigid dogma, the school is open to continual change and restructuring.
Self-examination, discovery, and receptivity to new ideas are
foundational to this dynamic system. Individual creativity and
investigation are always encouraged within the bounds of basic
alignment principles and philosophic precepts of Anusara yoga.
Anusara yoga grows with harmony and integrity through the combined
vision of our Anusara yoga teachers to unveil the innate goodness,
worthiness, and Supreme nature of each student and every being.