YepYoga Quotes

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The pose has to conform to who we are, we don't conform to the pose.Bryan Kest
We don't try to get anywhere, we try to be where we are as fully as possible.Bryan Kest
It isn't about how it looks like, it is about how it feels like. Not about esthetics, it's about sensation.Bryan Kest
Breath deep, feel your way to the poses.Bryan Kest
All poses are endless. Be where you are because you're already there.Bryan Kest
It doesn't make sense to think about it, when nothing changes in the game.Unknown
In Yoga, we are trying to free ourselves from this dependency on Prakriti by involution, by reversing the process of evolution, by going backward. We are trying to access through the gross, physical body and work our way, via the nervous system, to our mind and eventually transcending our Ego mind to enter our Buddhi Nature. From here, we can feel the presence of our true soul, Purusha.
When you forgive, you are the one who relaxes.
You recognize who you are when tested, when meeting difficulties (like difficult poses).
You must love your body before it starts listening to you.
You learn to love by learning to forgive.Erich Schiffmann
Strengthening your capacity for attention is the real way to yoga and your breathing is the key to this capacity.Erich Schiffmann
We accept the love we think we deserve.
What you think you become. What you feel you attract. What you imagine you create.
Your energy field works like a funnel. The universe mirrors what you put out.
I stopped looking for someone to love me. I became the person instead.Rudy Francisco
Change one thing... one idea, one habit and frontiers open.Don Miguel Ruiz
Whenever you feel sad, just remember there are billions of cells in your body and all they care about is you.
The realm of conciousness is much vaster than thought can grasp. When you no longer believe everything you think, you step out of thought and see clearly that the thinker is not who you are.Eckart Tolle
If opportunity does not knock, build a door.
I am. I am full of love. I am full of compassion. I am full of richdom. I am creative. I am intuitive. Let. Go.
The secret of change is to focus all your energy. Not on fighting the old, but on building the new.
Life is not a novel to be read, but to be written.
Associate with people who are likely to improve you.
Sometimes shit happens, so the shift can happen.
Learning how to love is the goal and the purpose of spiritual life. Not learning how to develop psychic powers, not learning how to bow, chant, do yoga or even meditate. But learning to lvoe. Love is the truth. Love is the light.Lama Surya Das
In de weidsheid van mijn wezen plant ik het zaad van wat komen zal.Krishna
A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it. It just blooms.
All things are in the universe, and the universe is in all things: we in it, and it in us; in this way everything concurs in a perfect unity.Giordana Bruno
Body is the bow. Asana is the arrow. Soul is the target.B.K.S. Iyengar
Those who don't move won't feel their chains.
The path of inner peace begins with four words. Not my F***ing problem.
Your relationship with yourself sets the tone for every other relationship you have.
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.
It doesn't matter if things aren't perfect. My practice is my time to feel alive, loved & free. That's my yoga.
A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.
Quiet the mind and the soul will speak.
if your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.
if it does not open, it is not your door.
Allow your feet to lead you to your heart.Irish proverb
You are the sky, everything else is the weather.Pema Chodron
Your body exists in the past and your mind exists in the future. In yoga they come together in the present.BKS Iyengar
Being firmly grounded in non violence creates opportunity for others to release their own hostility.YS 2.35
Learn to hear the body whisper so that you won't need to hear it scream.
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.Rumi
Yoga doesn't get deeper by adding more poses, that is acutally just another form of materialism, like buying more and more things. This is a practice about letting go and gooing deeper into the layers of the basic poses.jo_bting
If you take care for the root of the tree, the fragrance and flouring takes care of itself. If you care for the body the fragrance of the mind and flouring of the spirit will flourish.BKS Iyengar
I am not my thoughts, emotions, sense perceptions, and experiences. I am not the content of my life. I am Life. I am the space in which all things happen. I am consciousness. I am the Now. I Am.Eckhart TOlle
The universe is responding to who you believe you are.
Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.C. Jung
How cool is that the same God that created mountains and oceans and galaxies looked at you and thought the world needed one of you too.
If only our eyes saw souls instead of bodies, how different our ideals of beauty would be.
Peace is the result of retraining your mind to prces life as it is, rather than as you think it should be.
Every exit is an entrance somewhere else.
Silence isn't empty, it's full of answers.
Listen to the wind, it talks. Listen to the silence, it speaks. Listen to your heart, it knows.Native american proverb
Be the reason someone believes in the goodness of people.
In any moment we have two options: to step forward into growth or to step back into safety.
We don't use the breath to improve asana... we use asana to improve the breath.Rod Stryker
With the sunsalutations one is offering salutation to the Divine, represented by the sun, as a source of light removing the darkness of a clouded mind and as a source of vitality removing the diseases of the body.Mohan
We are all divine beings, pure consciousness and connected to each other because we are all the same source. Our true state of being is bliss, an eternal happiness that does not depend on any outer circumstances, and pure, unconditional love, that connects us to each other and all other beings.
The rythm of the body, the melody of the mind and the harmony of the soul create the symphony of lifeB.K.S Iyengar
Yoga reveals your true natureYS 1.3 (KH)
Mental clarity is achieved with dedicated practice and letting go of the resultsYS 1.12 (KH)
Yoga becomes firmly rooted when maintained consistently with dedication for a long timeYS 1.14 (KH)
Cultivate friendliness, compassion, delight and equanimity toward all things, be they good or bad, pleasant or painful.YS 1.33 (KH)
A mind at peace is like a crystal, it reflects equally whatever it meets: the object, the process, the state of perceptionYS 1.41 (KH)
You are enough. Trust your instincts. You are your own best teacherYS 1.49 (KH)
Once you wake up on the path, you cannot go back to sleepYS 1.50 (KH)
Anguish and suffering are a result of wrongly identifying oneself with your stuff. You are not your stuffYS 2.17 (KH)
The manifest world exists for the purpose of experience and liberation. It is made up of the qualities of light, action and massYS 2.18 (KH)
All you see, all you don't, all that is big, all that is small. Everything is made of the play of nature: mass, movement and lightYS 2.19 (KH)
Just because you are awakening, others are not. Shattering the illusions of others is not your job, it is the work of the self and must come from withinYS 2.22 (KH)
Discriminative knowledge from direct experience is the key to the state of yoga. Practice dailyYS 2.26 (KH)
When troublesome thoughts or actions arise, practice cultivating the opposite. Untangle the negative. Invite positivityYS 2.33 (KH)
Rooted in non-violence; the yogi releases hostilityYS 2.35 (KH)
Clear the path of possessiveness and greed and make way for the understanding of your life's true purposeYS 2.39 (KH)
Focus more on what is pure and healthy in life and you will be better able to avoid what is toxic and poisonous in body, mind and spiritYS 2.40 (KH)
Happiness is born of contentmentYS 2.42 (KH)
With practice, all things are possible. Even yoga powersYS 2.43 (KH)
A steady pose is a vessel for ease and joy: fill upYS 2.46 (KH)
The pose comes together when you let it goYS 2.47 (KH)
Be a lighthouse: thus, with practice, the veil that covers the inner illumination is diminishedYS 2.52 (KH)
In a state of complete, uninterrupted focus, meditation is revealed. Meditation is not something you do, it is something you becomeYS 3.2 (KH)
We meditate to develop inner wisdom. Practice brings greater depth of experience, insight and realizationYS 3.5 (KH)
Just when you think you've reached the end of the path, you're lost againYS 3.8 (KH)
By knowing your own mind, you will understand the mind of othersYS 3.19 (KH)
Don't mistake understanding someone for knowing what they've been throughYS 3.20 (KH)
Meditation on friendliness, strengthens this qualityYS 3.23 (KH)
Meditation on your own inner landscape shines the sun towards your inner hidden realmsYS 3.26 (KH)
Meditation on the light of the crown helps one to recognize the qualities of characteristics of earth's greatest examples of humanityYS 3.32 (KH)
Meditation on the light of knowledge can reveal all knowledge through focus and studyYS 3.33 (KH)
Meditation on the heart brings one knowledge of the mindYS 3.34 (KH)
External truth is distinct from perceived experiences. Meditation upon that which exists for itself alone and not for another comes the knowledge of parusha or pure, eternal truthYS 3.35 (KH)
Meditation on the relationship between the body and space allows the yogi to become one with the space around him and like a painter, body is the brush, space is the canvas and movement is the art createdYS 3.42 (KH)
When you understand the most subtle parts within yourself, you can better comprehend the whole of creation. Dive into the micro for perspective on the macroYS 3.49 (KH)
There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophyFriedrich Nietzsche

YS = Yoga Sutra’s of Patanjali

KH = Translation / interpretation by Kirsten Hedden : @kirstenheddenyoga