Mindful meditation has been discovered to foster the ability to inhibit those very quick emotional impulses.
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.
Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.
Quiet the mind and the soul will speak.
Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet. It is a way of entering into the quiet that is already there - buried under the 50,000 thoughts the average person thinks every day
Do your practice and all is coming.
Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.
Giving to others is the greatest gift you can give yourself.
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
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.
If a man who enjoys a lesser happiness beholds a greater one, let him leave aside the lesser to gain the greater.
The secret of health for both mind and body is...live the present moment wisely and earnestly.
Simply notice that you're aware. At any given moment, you can choose to follow the chain of thoughts, emotions, and sensations that reinforce a perception of yourself as vulnerable and limited, or to remember that your true nature is pure, unconditioned, and incapable of being harmed.
People will never forget how you made them feel.
You are only as young as your spine is flexible.
Meditation provides a way of learning how to let go. As we sit, the self we've been trying to construct and make into a nice, neat package continues to unravel.
Exercises are like prose, whereas yoga is the poetry of movements.
Move, but don't move the way fear makes you move.
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly. There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.
Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.
In meditation and in our daily lives there are three qualities that we can nurture, cultivate, and bring out. We already possess these, but they can be ripened: precision, gentleness, and the ability to let go.
Meditation practice isn't about trying to throw ourselves away and become something better. It's about befriending who we are already.
When we dance, the journey itself is the point, as when we play music the playing itself is the point. And exactly the same thing is true in meditation. Meditation is the discovery that the point of life is always arrived at in the immediate moment.
Yoga is the practice of quieting the mind.
Work is not always required. There is such a thing as sacred idleness.
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