Your hand opens and closes and opens and closes. If it were always a fist or always stretched open, you would be paralyzed.
Inhale, and God approaches you. Hold the inhalation, and God remains with you. Exhale, and you approach God. Hold the exhalation, and surrender to God.
Yoga is possible for anybody who really wants it. Yoga is universal.... But don't approach yoga with a business mind looking for worldly gain.
Yoga is a way to freedom. By its constant practice, we can free ourselves from fear, anguish and loneliness.
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.
Your hand opens and closes, opens and closes. If it were always a fist or always stretched open, you would be paralysed. Your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expanding, the two as beautifully balanced and coordinated as birds' wings.
Exercises are like prose, whereas yoga is the poetry of movements.
Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.
When we come to know who we truly are, we will see ourselves in all people.
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.
The body is your temple. Keep it pure and clean for the soul to reside in.
Exercises are like prose, whereas yoga is the poetry of movements. Once you understand the grammar of yoga; you can write your poetry of movements.
Yoga is not a religion. It is a science, science of well-being, science of youthfulness, science of integrating body, mind, and soul.
Have only love in your heart for others. The more you see the good in them, the more you will establish good in yourself.
The sun shines down, and its image reflects in a thousand different pots filled with water. The reflections are many, but they are each reflecting the same sun. Similarly, when we come to know who we truly are, we will see ourselves in all people.
You can enter yoga, or the path of yoga, only when you are totally frustrated with your own mind as it is. If you are still hoping that you can gain something through your mind, yoga is not for you.
The most important pieces of equipment you need for doing yoga are your body and your mind.
Yoga is the practice of quieting the mind.
You are only as young as your spine is flexible.
Undisturbed calmness of mind is attained by cultivating friendliness toward the happy, compassion for the unhappy, delight in the virtuous, and indifference toward the wicked.
Yoga is almost like music in a way; there's no end to it.
I cannot always control what goes on outside. But I can always control what goes on inside.
Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habit.
Yoga cultivates the ways of maintaining a balanced attitude in day-to-day life and endows skill in the performance of one's actions.
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