YOGA QUOTES

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As the trunk is one but the branches are many, yoga is one but adaptations may vary.

B. K. S. IYENGAR, "Yoga: A Path to Wholeness", BeliefNet

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Yoga is about clearing away whatever is in us that prevents our living in the most full and whole way. With yoga, we become aware of how and where we are restricted -- in body, mind, and heart -- and how gradually to open and release these blockages. As these blockages are cleared, our energy is freed. We start to feel more harmonious, more at one with ourselves. Our lives begin to flow -- or we begin to flow more in our lives.

CYBELE TOMLINSON, Simple Yoga

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What yoga philosophy and all the great Buddhist teachings tells us is that solidity is a creation of the ordinary mind and that there never was anything permanent to begin with that we could hold on to. Life would be much easier and substantially less painful if we lived with the knowledge of impermanence as the only constant.

DONNA FARHI, Yoga Mind, Body & Spirit

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Sit still. Stop thinking.

ALEISTER CROWLEY, Eight Lectures on Yoga

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

RODNEY YEE, Yoga: The Poetry of the Body

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Yoga is ideal for calming the mind and harmonizing with nature. Plus, since this meditation consists of listening to what's taking place in the instant, it brings the mind into the present, where the body resides, producing unification of mind and body.

H. E. DAVEY, Japanese Yoga: The Way of Dynamic Meditation

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A lot of times people will think, "I'm strong, I'm in shape; why can't I do this pose?" But that's not the point. There's nothing to win in yoga. You just do what you can do, one day to the next.

ADAM LEVINE, "How Adam Levine Finds Strength, Focus, and Balance", Men's Health

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A photographer gets people to pose for him. A yoga instructor gets people to pose for themselves.

TERRI GUILLEMETS, attributed, Quote Unquote

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Yoga calms me down. It's a therapy session, a workout, and meditation all at the same time!

JENNIFER ANISTON, attributed, The Little Red Book of Yoga Wisdom

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The meaning of our self is not to be found in its separateness from God and others, but in the ceaseless realisation of yoga, of union; not on the side of the canvas where it is blank, but on the side where the picture is being painted.

RABINDRANATH TAGORE, Sadhana: The Realization of Life

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The word yoga comes from Sanskrit, the language of ancient India. It means union, integration, or wholeness. It is an approach to health that promotes the harmonious collaboration of the human being's three components: body, mind, and spirit.

STELLA WELLER, Yoga

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There is no waiting and no delayed gratification because yoga is both the means and the result, and the seed of all that is possible is present at the very beginning. This experience of stillness is possible in the first ten minutes of your first yoga class. It is possible in this very breath.

DONNA FARHI, Yoga Mind, Body & Spirit

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Yoga powers. To make oneself invisible or small. To become gigantic and reach to the farthest things. To change the course of nature. To place oneself anywhere in space or time ... in one's deepest inner mind, or in the minds of others.

JIM MORRISON, The Lords: Notes on Vision

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Yoga heals, nourishes, and challenges us. The practice infiltrates every corner of our lives.

VALERIE JEREMIJENKO, How We Live Our Yoga

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Yoga is a science, and not a vague dreamy drifting or imagining. It is an applied science, a systematized collection of laws applied to bring about a definite end. It takes up the laws of psychology, applicable to the unfolding of the whole consciousness of man on every plane, in every world, and applies those rationally in a particular case. This rational application of the laws of unfolding consciousness acts exactly on the same principles that you see applied around you every day in other departments of science.

ANNIE WOOD BESANT, Introduction to Yoga

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Yoga in Mayfair or Fifth Avenue, or in any other place which is on the telephone, is a spiritual fake.

CARL JUNG, Collected Works

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Yoga is so universal in its principles and so holistically beneficial, it is possible for any person, young or old, religious or agnostic, to embrace and enjoy a practice.

CHRISTY TURLINGTON, Living Yoga

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The Self in you is the same as the Self Universal. Whatever powers are manifested throughout the world, those powers exist in germ, in latency, in you.... If you realize the unity of the Self amid the diversities of the Not-Self, then Yoga Will not seem an impossible thing to you.

ANNIE WOOD BESANT, Introduction to Yoga

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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.

OSHO, Yoga: A 50-Card Practice Deck

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For all the practical purposes of Yoga, the man, the working, conscious man, is so much of him as he cannot separate from the matter enclosing him, or with which he is connected. Only that is body which the man is able to put aside and say: "This is not I, but mine."

ANNIE WOOD BESANT, Introduction to Yoga

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