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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Favorite Quotes from Yoga

Aloha Everyone,

Here is a collection of some of my favorite quotes on yoga.  Enjoy!

Namaste – Cathi

“Yoga meditations and practice methodology promotes a greater awareness and appreciation of the present moment, which calms the mind and allows the peace deep within to surface.”
~Anmol Mehta.

“You must purge yourself before finding faults in others.  When you see a mistake in somebody else, try to find if you are making the same mistake.  This is the way to take judgment and to turn it into improvement.  Do not look at others' bodies with envy or with superiority.  All people are born with different constitutions.  Never compare with others.  Each one's capacities are a function of his or her internal strength.  Know your capacities and continually improve upon them.”
~B.K.S. Iyengar

“The ultimate language of yoga is expressed in doing yoga, a practice that transcends words as we open our lives to living more consciously through the infinite wisdom of the heart.”
~Mark Stephens

“Yoga is really trying to liberate us from ... shame about our bodies. To love your body is a very important thing -- I think the health of your mind depends on your being able to love your body.”
~Rodney Yee

“[Let] go of your attachments: your attachment to being right, to having total control, or to living forever. This process of letting go is integral to the process of becoming whole.”
~Judith Hanson Lasater

“When you listen to yourself, everything comes naturally. It comes from inside, like a kind of will to do something. Try to be sensitive. That is yoga.”
~Petri Räisänen

“Yoga practice can make us more and more sensitive to subtler and subtler sensations in the body. Paying attention to and staying with finer and finer sensations within the body is one of the surest ways to steady the wandering mind.”
~Ravi Ravindra

 “Yoga is not a religion. It is a science, science of well-being, science of youthfulness, science of integrating body, mind and soul.”
~Amit Ray

“What we're trying to do in yoga is to create a union, and so to deepen a yoga pose is to actually increase the union of the pose, not necessarily put your leg around your head.” ~Rodney Yee

“That's exactly how it is in yoga. The places where you have the most resistance are actually the places that are going to be the areas of the greatest liberation”.
 ~Rodney Yee

“Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.” ~B.K.S. Iyengar

“As we look deeply within, we understand our perfect balance.  There is no fear of the cycle of birth, life and death.  For when you stand in the present moment, you are timeless.”
~Rodney Yee

“The yogi will tell you that you feel and look as young as your spine is elastic”
 ~Richard Hittleman

“Yoga is not about self-improvement, it's about self-acceptance.”
~Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa

“Yoga is the practice of quieting the mind.”

“Yoga doesn't take time, it gives time”
~Ganga White

“Yoga, an ancient but perfect science, deals with the evolution of humanity. This evolution includes all aspects of one's being, from bodily health to self-realization. Yoga means union—the union of body with consciousness and consciousness with the soul. Yoga cultivates the ways of maintaining a balanced attitude in day-to-day life and endows skill in the performance of one's actions.”
~B.K.S. Iyengar

“The most important pieces of equipment you need for doing yoga are your body and your mind. “
~Rodney Yee

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