Yoga is the practice of quieting the mind.
The success of Yoga does not lie in the ability to perform postures but in how it positively changes the way we live our life and our relationships.
Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.
Yoga is not a religion. It is a science, science of well-being, science of youthfulness, science of integrating body, mind, and soul.
You cannot do yoga. Yoga is your natural state.
Change is not something that we should fear. Rather, it is something that we should welcome. For without change, nothing in this world would ever grow or blossom, and no one in this world would ever move forward to become the person they're meant to be.
Yoga does not remove us from the reality or responsibilities of everyday life but rather places our feet firmly and resolutely in the practical ground of experience. We don't transcend our lives; we return to the life we left behind in the hopes of something better.
I cannot always control what goes on outside. But I can always control what goes on inside.
The most important pieces of equipment you need for doing yoga are your body and your mind.
When you inhale, you are taking the strength from God. When you exhale, it represents the service you are giving to the world.
Yoga is like music: the rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind, and the harmony of the soul create the symphony of life.
The wound is the place where the Light enters you.
In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.
Healthy plants and trees yield abundant flowers and fruits. Similarly, from a healthy person, smiles and happiness shine forth like the rays of the sun.
You cannot do yoga. Yoga is your natural state. What you can do are yoga exercises, which may reveal to you where you are resisting your natural state.
Meditation is the discovery that the point of life is always arrived at in the immediate moment.
If you can get the inside right, the outside will fall into place.
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.
Whatever you do in life, yoga shows you how to do it better.
The gift of learning to meditate is the greatest gift you can give yourself in this lifetime.
Be at least as interested in what goes on inside you as what happens outside. If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place.
Don't move the way fear makes you move. Move the way love makes you move. Move the way joy makes you move.
The asanas are useful maps to explore yourself, but they are not the territory.
Giving to others is the greatest gift you can give yourself.
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