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17 Jan 2021 - Aimée Kuntz

1400+ yoga quotes - DEEL 5

We hebben allemaal wel eens inspiratie of motivatie nodig. Ook voor iets wat ons zo goed helpt als yoga.  Ik heb meer dan 1400 inspirerende yoga quotes voor je verzameld.

Wat is jouw favoriete yoga quote? Laat je het me weten via een reactie (helemaal onderaan onder de quotes)? Vind ik leuk!

 

Ik heb echter zoveel mooie quotes voor je gevonden dat ze niet pasten in één blog post. Hier vind je meer quotes:

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Voorbeelden hoe je ze kan gebruiken:

  • Gebruik je intuïtie om er een yoga quote uit te pakken en laat je gedurende dag door deze quote inspireren.
  • Reflecteer op één van de yoga quotes door er over te journalen. Zodat je ze kan gebruiken om meer de diepte op het yogapad.
  • Gebruik een yoga quote als intentie aan het begin van je meditatie. 

 

  1. “One of the most important facts that the vast majority of us are ignorant of is that we are each other.” ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana

 

  1. “Ultimate success in life comes not from achieving wealth, splendors, or higher position but from attaining higher levels of consciousness.” ~ Debasish Mridha, MD

 

  1. “Soul is the individual expression of spirit, and spirit is the universal expression of soul.” ~ Anodea Judith, Eastern Body, Western Mind: Psychology and the Chakra System As a Path to the Self

 

  1. “It doesn't matter that we are inside a jail. Everyone is inside a jail. We need to get out of the bigger jail: this entire life, this life that always leads to death and ruin.” ~ Michael Roach, How Yoga Works (Dutch: Over de werking van yoga)

 

  1. “Is this flesh - born only to die; or is it pure and loving light?” ~ Michael Roach, How Yoga Works (Dutch: Over de werking van yoga)

 

  1. “Are they dead, and gone forever; or do they stand at your side, waiting to be seen, waiting until you learn to see them, be with them, be them?” ~ Michael Roach, How Yoga Works (Dutch: Over de werking van yoga)

 

  1. “Everything is a reflection of the condition of your own heart ... And so looking at the world is like looking in a funny kind of mirror” ~ Michael Roach, How Yoga Works (Dutch: Over de werking van yoga)

 

  1. “The journey of Yoga and Meditation teaches the purpose of human life. The life is enriched with the transformation of body, mind and soul.” ~ Purvi Raniga

 

  1. “Yoga makes us sharp thinkers and gives us the power of flexibility, tolerance and endurance.” ~ Debasish Mridha, MD

 

  1. “Meditation will declutter your mind from the negative emotions to make way for more positivity.” ~ Shivanshu K. Srivastava

 

  1. “Seeing your loved one asleep is a great opportunity to practice seeing them dead.” ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana

 

  1. “Nobody is stopping you from using things such as your ability to read or hear as your definition of ‘success’ or ‘wealth’.” ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana

 

  1. “To think that you are living life, even though you still haven’t realized nondual awakening, is like thinking that you are eating a mostly sweet, partially bitter—or vice versa—apple, while all you are doing is licking a photocopy of a picture of an apple seed.” ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana

 

  1. “We are, not aware, but awareness.” ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana

 

  1. “Once you are spiritually awakened, wherever you are is the best spot from which to watch the Drama of Life; and what is happening is the best and most important scene.” ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana

 

  1. “What is seen can never be nearly as much a wonder as seeing.” ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana

 

  1. “We are alive the most when we are awake but our mind is not.” ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana

 

  1. “The goal of a truly spiritual practice is, not the realization of unity with everything, but the realization of the fact that you are everything.” ~  Mokokoma Mokhonoana

 

  1. “Meditation is generally an alternation between the feeling of bliss and the witnessing of a thought having a problem with the having of thoughts.” ~  Mokokoma Mokhonoana

 

  1. “Your quality of life is not based on standards such as time or ranking, but on finally awakening to an awareness of the fluidity within action itself” ~  Haruki Murakami, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running (Dutch: Waarover ik praat als ik over hardlopen praat)

 

  1. “The love of life as a whole is the highest degree of self-love.” ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana

 

  1. “Yoga has undoubtedly altered my inner truths by expanding my mind into the body and mind connection.” ~ Helen Edwards, Nothing Sexier Than Freedom

 

  1. “My mind is blown every time I think of how my body is designed. I'm built with such divine mechanics to think, feel, look, and breathe. It's insane!” ~ Helen Edwards, Nothing Sexier Than Freedom

 

  1. “Meditation can make an hour feel slightly longer … than a sneeze.” ~  Mokokoma Mokhonoana

 

  1. “If an adult has just moved as fast as a child, from crying to laughing, then it is either the laughter is fake, or they are being tickled.” ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana

 

  1. “Our deaths are not obliged to happen in the same order as our births.” ~  Mokokoma Mokhonoana

 

  1. “The mind is a drama queen that gets too embarrassed to continue acting up, after only a few seconds of getting our undivided attention.” ~  Mokokoma Mokhonoana

 

  1. “Mindfulness is the manifestation of the belief in the fact that what is happening is more important than what has, should have, or could have happened, and what will, should, or could happen.” ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana

 

  1. “Your relationship with your breath is your personal religion. This relationship ends only with your last exhale.” ~ Anu Lall

 

  1. “Building a healthy relationship with the most advanced technology app on the planet – Our own breath.” ~  Anu Lall

 

  1. “Train the breath to work for you, rather than let it run amuck with a ‘mind’ of its own.” ~ Anu Lall

 

  1. “Unlike happiness, unhappiness cannot happen without the presence of an ego.” ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana

 

  1. “We prefer our way into things such as regret, unhappiness, and anxiety.” ~  Mokokoma Mokhonoana

 

  1. “The mind is a sweetheart, when it is wondering; and a bitch, when it is wandering.” ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana

 

  1. “Deep blissfulness and calmness of our Inner being is our true food, true shelter and true identity. Understand and abide in the beauty of your inner being. Life will be beautiful.” ~ Amit Ray

 

  1. “The Vedas say, srnvantu visve amrtasya putra (Svetasvatara-upanisad: 2.5): “O, you sons of nectar, sons of the nectarine ocean sea: please listen to me. You were born in nectar; you were born to taste nectar, and you must not allow yourselves to be satisfied by anything but nectar. So, however misguided you may be for the time being, awake! Arise! Search for that nectar, that satisfaction.” ~ Srila Bhakti Rakshak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, Search For Sri Krishna: Reality The Beautiful

 

  1. “You are not the body, you are not the mind. You are not associated with any religion or prophet. You are eternally free, the Supreme Truth.” ~ Amit Ray, Meditation: Insights and Inspirations

 

  1. “Truth, including the very highest of spiritual and philosophical truths, can be known to us with ever-increasing depth and clarity. We can know truth, both in theory, as well as through direct experiential insight, by employing the Vedic tools of Yoga and meditation, all under the capable guidance of the Vedic scriptures, the authentic guru, and the power of our own sincerity and direct insight into the nature of the Absolute. This is the Vedic way of knowing.” ~ Sri Dharma Pravartaka Acharya, Sanatana Dharma: The Eternal Natural Way

 

  1. “The yogi must be prepared to plunge deeply and fearlessly into the ecstatic reality of the sweet Absolute. Nothing less than this sweetness of devotion will suffice. Nothing greater than this sweetness is to be attained. This is the essential teaching of the Bhagavad Gita.” ~ Sri Dharma Pravartaka Acharya, Sanatana Dharma: The Eternal Natural Way

 

  1. “Spend your time building a good foundation and then let everything else flow from that.” ~ Kino MacGregor

 

  1. “It doesn't matter if you succeed at the pose, but it does matter that you try. The effort of trying will teach you valuable lessons that can transform every aspect of your life.” ~ Kino MacGregor

 

  1. “When [God] is moving you toward a new consciousness, you need to recognize the winds of change at once, move with them instead of clinging to what is already gone.” ~ Stephen Cope, The Great Work of Your Life: A Guide for the Journey to Your True Calling (Dutch: Authentiek leven)

 

  1. “Praying makes you feel like you are talking to God. Meditating makes you feel like you are God.” ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana

 

  1. “Hoping is a waste of The Present.” ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana

 

  1. “What is meant figuratively by ‘mindfulness’ is meant literally by ‘mindlessness’.” ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana

 

  1. “A barrier more formidable than Mount Everest looms between you and your consciousness: It’s called Mount Ego.” ~ Khang Kijarro Nguyen

 

  1. “Life never happens to anyone. Everyone is always part of life’s happening.” ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana

 

  1. “To think is to dilute the sweetness of life; or, worse, to make it bitter.” ~  Mokokoma Mokhonoana

 

  1. “We do not become happy. We stop being unhappy.” ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana

 

  1. “Thinking is a blindfold that prevents us from seeing Mother Nature’s beauty; and earplugs that prevent us from hearing Her while She is trying to tell us more about Herself.” ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana

 

  1. “Life is happening neither to nor for but through us.” ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana

 

  1. “Life is a single never-ending event that is divided into innumerable mostly-ending events by the mind.” ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana

 

  1. “The mind is a wonderful problem-solving machine without which there exists not even a single problem.” ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana

 

  1. “Spiritual enlightenment includes the realization that there is no ‘there’ to go to, and no one to go.” ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana

 

  1. “Let every cell dance, love in harmony and breathe through yoga poses.” ~  Debasish Mridha

 

  1. “To reduce stress and find peace, slow down and do yoga.” ~ Debasish Mridha

 

  1. “Your inner world is full of treasures, yoga is your key to open the door.” ~  Debasish Mridha

 

  1. “Yoga lets you shine the lights within you so that you can see your inner world and its beauty.” ~ Debasish Mridha

 

  1. “Love, unless it is for life as a whole, is contaminated by things such as our preferences and memories.” ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana

 

  1. “The name of a thing gets in the way of us seeing more of it.” ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana

 

  1. “The mind cannot really rest or be still: it is either busy, or non-existent.” ~  Mokokoma Mokhonoana

 

  1. “Reality is stationary, but is given the illusion of movement by our memory.” ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana

 

  1. “Yoga is not about mastering posture and different poses, it is about taking control over the thoughts that control us.” ~ Debasish Mridha

 

  1. “Yoga is not a theory, but a journey towards to find your inner bliss and reveal its magnificence.” ~ Debasish Mridha

 

  1. “Food should be eaten fresh. Food is not only physical substance but shakti, or energy, a manifestation of Consciousness in living beings.” ~ James Swartz

 

  1. “Don’t take it personal. Take it spiritual.” ~ Qwana M. Reynolds-Frasier

 

  1. “Don’t let the things that lower you cover you!” ~ Qwana M. Reynolds-Frasier

 

  1. “Yoga teaches me to be patient and keep practicing. It all happens when the body learns to keep right balance, with right strength when mind learns to be calm in most uncomfortable position and breath is constant.” ~ Purvi Raniga

 

  1. “We start living in heaven as soon as we leave life … the hell alone.” ~  Mokokoma Mokhonoana

 

  1. “You cannot be unhappy, or even depressed, while you are not thinking.” ~  Mokokoma Mokhonoana

 

  1. “Wanting makes the mind restless.” ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana

 

  1. “Not being in the present moment is like not paying attention to someone you are with, because you are thinking about someone else with whom you were; or will, could, or should be; or could or should have been.” ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana

 

  1. “They who have gone beyond the duality of pain and pleasure have nothing to escape or chase.” ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana

 

  1. “We are separate from nature or life only in our minds.” ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana

 

  1. “Hatred and love are equally enslaving.” ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana

 

  1. “Meditation is choosing not to engage in the drama of mind but elevating the mind to its highest potential.” ~ Amit Ray

 

  1. “We can realize, not that our mind is wandering, but that it was.” ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana

 

  1. “And now. This moment. It moves too fast. This is the practice, the way we slow down time. Each breath is a gift, each one an opportunity for reflection, focus, and purpose. What's gone is gone. What's ahead isn't real. I take each breath as it comes. Here. Now. I am here now.” ~ Sasha Brown-Worsham, Namaste the Hard Way: A Daughter's Journey to Find Her Mother on the Yoga Mat

 

  1. “Life is not only the dance and the dancer but also the song.” ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana

 

  1. “The unfolding of life is best enjoyed when the mind’s arms are folded.” ~  Mokokoma Mokhonoana

 

  1. “Yoga is a journey to create harmony among the body, mind, spirit and nature to find a serene and blissful life.” ~ Debasish Mridha

 

  1. “Yoga breathing control or pranayama is a joyful song that soothes, purifies, energizes and harmonizes our body, mind and soul to create inner healing. So, practice singing the song of pranayama.” ~ Debasish Mridha

 

  1. “We cannot really experience something while we are thinking, not even the act of thinking.” ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana

 

  1. “The breath is the rein for the mind.” ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana

 

  1. “Yoga and meditation let our body and mind blossom with every breath to create a joyful and harmonious life.” ~ Debasish Mridha

 

  1. “Yoga is not about practicing your defined poses. It's about what your body learns, how nimble and flexible you become, and what experience you gain throughout the process.” ~ Debasish Mridha

 

  1. “Yoga is not to fit in, but to become flexible and nimble enough to blend in and find the true rhythm and harmony of life.” ~ Debasish Mridha

 

  1. “Yoga is the best way to get to know yourself.” ~ Debasish Mridha

 

  1. “Yoga is a journey to find yourself, your flexibility, your inner strength, your inner beauty. It helps shape yourself to improve adaptability.” ~ Debasish Mridha

 

  1. “Yoga is an attractive, inquisitive and practical expression of true love for your inner self.” ~ Debasish Mridha

 

  1. “Yoga is a simple journey to discover your own beauty and bloom like a flower.” ~ Debasish Mridha

 

  1. “Some of us would take our time, if we knew that we are rushing to our deaths.” ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana

 

  1. “Yoga is the way of our approach to the goal, that is, a way of getting connected to our objective. Etymologically, the word Yoga in Sanskrit means to add, to be united. In other words, it is the means to join or be united with our goal.” ~ Nihar Satpathy, The Puzzles of Life

 

  1. “Knowing ourselves is the beginning of all transformation. Of ourselves. Of our relationships. Of our world.” ~ Nicola Jane Hobbs, Thrive Through Yoga: A 21-Day Journey to Ease Anxiety, Love Your Body and Feel More Alive

 

  1. “Self-awareness is crucial for the simple reason that you cannot love someone you do not know.” ~ Nicola Jane Hobbs, Thrive Through Yoga: A 21-Day Journey to Ease Anxiety, Love Your Body and Feel More Alive

 

  1. “The practical problem of _yama_ is therefore, to a great extent, 'How shall I settle down to do the work?' Then, having complied with the theoretically best conditions, you have to tackle each fresh problem as it arises in the best way you can.” ~ Aleister Crowley, Eight Lectures on Yoga

 

  1. “The planet Saturn, which represents anatomy, is the skeleton: It is a rigid structure upon which the rest of the body is built. To what moral qualities does this correspond? The first point of virtue in a bone is its rigidity, its resistance to pressure.” ~ Aleister Crowley, Eight Lectures on Yoga

 

  1. “Imagine how much more crazy money would drive us if we could each drive more than one car at the same time.” ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana

 

  1. “To focus is to ignore.” ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana

 

  1. “Yoga says that the timings of eating are as important as how much you eat.” ~ Amit Ray

 

  1. “Life is a symphony to the wise. And a cacophony to the foolish.” ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana

 

  1. “The purpose of yoga is not to put your foot behind your head. Or do the splits. Or perfect a handstand. Yoga is about more than pretty poses. It's about healing. Thriving. Understanding what it means to be truly alive.” ~  Nicola Jane Hobbs

 

  1. “Reality is at least a billion trillions times less malleable than our desires.” ~  Mokokoma Mokhonoana

 

  1. “Life has always been and will always be beautiful, regardless of how some or even all people have looked, are looking, or will look at it.” ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana

 

  1. “Some people are a degree of impatience away from wishing a year were only a few weeks long.” ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana

 

  1. “To make man superman, add the word ‘super’ to the word ‘man’; or meditation to his day.” ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana

 

  1. “I go to yoga to tend my own garden. —self-love” ~ Ashley Asti

 

  1. “As we remember the Personal God, chant his name, clean his temples, or read tales of his play on earth...we start liking God. The expressive mind experiences the feeling of affection towards our preferred form of God. When this bond of love is purified by the addition of selflessness (nishkama mode) to it, love becomes true love or bhakti.” ~ Mukul Shri Goel

 

  1. “In the spiritual path, if you are dependent on any person or organisation, you can’t grow. At some point in time, you need to drop all dependency and walk alone with all humbleness and sincerity. In the silence of mind, eternity arises.” ~ Amit Ray

 

  1. “There are millions of neurons in the brain. Humming Om chanting creates resonance patterns between different brain regions that foster subsequent long-term plasticity changes in the brain.” ~ Amit Ray

 

  1. “You can alter your emotions by changing your breathing patterns. Yoga breathing can release the untold stories inside you.” ~ Amit Ray

 

  1. “Time to time you need to stop the thinking machine and get in touch with the eternity - the state of the no-mind - the state of the pure being.” ~ Amit Ray

 

  1. “God is in every particle in the Universe. No religion, no prophet can make division on it.” ~ Amit Ray

 

  1. “Catch me in a light, which once lit, will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter the flame.” ~ Roman Shtrom

 

  1. “Unless you challenge yourself, you cannot grow. Yoga is the art of challenging the body, mind, intellect and soul to reach the highest potential within.” ~ Amit Ray

 

  1. “You can be angry that someone did not flush the toilet, or be glad that they have relieved themselves into it.” ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana

 

  1. “Yoga is the ultimate fusion of science and spirituality.” ~ Amit Ray

 

  1. “It is our job to follow the impulse, or vision, placed in our hearts at birth and then to release that impulse into the unseen hand of the Beloved for manifestation.” ~ Stephanie Rutt

 

  1. “Yesterday it was relaxation day. So I seated in a lotus position and closed my eyes to meditate. "Are you relaxing? I wish I had your peace of mind," someone said. "No, I'm working." I answered. Then I got up and started to paint. "Are you working now?" "Nope," I said, "I'm just relaxing... " When I finished painting, I showed it up saying, "Here's my piece of mind!” ~ Ana Claudia Antunes

 

  1. “Renunciation on its own has no staying power. You can renounce bananas all you like, but if you continue to live in your banana home on your banana street, if you keep your job at the banana warehouse and hang out with your banana-gobbling friends, you'll be eating bananas before you know it. Practice is doing the work. It is following up your intention with action.” ~  Rolf Gates, Meditations from the Mat: Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga

 

  1. “We define meditation as thinking about one thing continuously. Therefore, many people mistake it for concentration. But meditation is not concentration. Concentration is forceful, while meditation is effortless, involving no force at all.” ~ Kamlesh D. Patel

 

  1. “Like flowers of the field, we are each unique, yet all brought forth by the same Source.” ~ Stephanie Rutt

 

  1. “Yoga has the power to change your life!” ~ Purvi Raniga

 

  1. “Like Arjuna, we too are enough, as we have a unique part to play in the Divine plan. And, like Arjuna, we are nothing when—in those glorious moments—we take refuge in our God, crying out in sweet surrender, “Thy will be done!” And, in an instant, we are free. Welcome Home.” ~ Stephanie Rutt

 

  1. “Radical self-acceptance enables us to sit at the feet of our life to be taught. Being taught transforms our fears and struggles into a kind of compost from which we may grow a more joyful life. And, along the way, we become a little more free of self-imposed obstacles and become a little more our Self. And, we are glad.” ~ Stephanie Rutt

 

  1. “Be like a tree standing planted by a dead river bed, until you transform into the confidence of your own stream of consciousness flowing from the sea of your own inner depths.” ~ Curtis Tyrone Jones

 

  1. “We blossom not in spite of but because of. I think of every experience as my teacher, most especially the difficult ones. I believe this is the role of suffering. Suffering cracks us open to allow for new light. Yet, we can choose to accept the light or hide under our bushel.” ~ Stephanie Rutt

 

  1. “Society mainly uses the concept of self to make the individual less unpredictable.” ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana

 

  1. “It is impossible to give your best effort without mindfulness.” ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana

 

  1. “Inside mind there are two parts: the controlling mind (ego), and the relaxed but aware mind (self). The controlling mind is the overthinking mind. It is the ego. It tries too much and has many doubts and conflicts. It overthinks and overdoes. It is full with excessive possessiveness and attachments. On the other-hand, the relaxed but aware mind has the natural ability to face and overcome the problems of life with awareness and efficiency.” ~ Amit Ray

 

  1. “Mindfulness is the difficult art of simply replacing thinking with experiencing.” ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana

 

  1. “Enlightenment is blessing the world with one hand and touching the earth with the other hand.” ~ Amit Ray

 

  1. “Without meditation life is a brief candle, with deep meditation life is an eternal light.” ~ Amit Ray

 

  1. “Yoga is establishing connection with the every cell of the body and with every soul of the cosmos.” ~ Amit Ray

 

  1. “Overthinking arises when you are disconnected - disconnected from the body, mind, soul, society and the nature.” ~ Amit Ray

 

  1. “Yoga means connection – connection with the cosmos that transcends the limited self.” ~ Amit Ray

 

  1. “Movement is the song of the body.” ~ Vanda Scaravelli, Awakening the Spine

 

  1. “Destroying the seeds of disappointment requires you to unexpect the expected.” ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana

 

  1. “Be infinitely flexible and constantly amazed.” ~ Jason Kravitz

 

  1. “Overthinking evaporates when you feel connected with your body, mind, breath and the soul.” ~ Amit Ray

 

  1. “Once we stop asking ourselves to be happy or perfect or anything else other than what is simply true for us in the moment, we can more easily stop asking the same of others as well.” ~ Stephanie Rutt

 

  1. “Yoga is the union of that which has become separated in the play of the universe with its own true self, origin and universality.” ~ Sri Aurobindo

 

  1. “Meditation is preparing one hand for blessing the world and preparing the other hand for doing well-being of the world.” ~ Amit Ray

 

  1. “The world is not what it appears to be. Behind this surface life, where we experience the play of life and death, there is a deeper life which knows no death; behind our apparent consciousness, which gives us the knowledge of objects and things…there is…pure…consciousness…Truth…is experienced only by those who turn their gaze inward.” ~ Swami Prabhavanada

 

  1. “We do the self that is connected with the whole universe.” ~ Kosho Uchiyama Roshi, Zen Teaching of Homeless Kodo

 

  1. “Yoga is the art of realizing that you are made in the image of God.” ~ Amit Ray, Meditation: Insights and Inspirations

 

  1. “When other people are worried about the future, but you're at peace because you learned to live in the present.” ~ Richie Norton

 

  1. “A common stone locks within itself the secret of stupendous atomic energy; even so, a mortal is yet a powerhouse of divinity.” ~ Paramhansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi (Dutch: Autobiografie van een yogi)

 

  1. “I repeat what I said before: we must teach a person what he or she can accept at the time, not what we think would finally be best for them.” ~ T. K. V. Desikachar

 

  1. “Yoga kriya can help you tap into your hidden reserves of life energy.” ~  Amit Ray

 

  1. “One of the best ways to start being impatient is to stop meditating.” ~  Mokokoma Mokhonoana

 

  1. “It is impossible to become the best version of yourself if you do not read, exercise, and meditate.” ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana

 

  1. “The thing to remember with support is that true support always brings you back to your own sense of agency and confidence, not your need to rely on something or someone outside of you. A person who offers you support with integrity does so in a way that makes space for your fear and insecurities and doubts, whether rational or not, but does not enable them.” ~ Jay Fields

 

  1. “It is the very parts we perceive to be not-so-good that need our love the most. As it is only in love that what is hurting or what has been marginalized can be embraced, felt and transformed.” ~ Stephanie Rutt

 

  1. “On hearing the subtle unstruck sounds of Om, the mind goes to the state of perfect stillness and the bliss of infinity arises. The chakras and nadis create divine melodies like a heavenly flute.” ~ Amit Ray

 

  1. “I see a real yogi as a someone who is committed to growth and to being the best version of themselves, and, at the same time, is courageous enough to be fully present and authentic in each moment. Someone who is not afraid to get real about the whole mess of who they are - the good, the bad, and the ugly” ~ Baron Baptiste, Perfectly Imperfect: The Art and Soul of Yoga Practice

 

  1. “Most people’s minds are almost always too busy for them to feel their skins being caressed by the wind or the sun.” ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana

 

  1. “Meditation is experiencing the life not just from the surface but from the source.” ~ Amit Ray, Meditation: Insights and Inspirations

 

  1. “You cannot attain everlasting peace of mind unless you stop seeing your mind as yourself and start seeing yourself as your mind’s guardian.” ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana

 

  1. “Samadhi, which translates to 'neutral vision.' Sama means 'even' or 'neutral', and dhi means 'vision' or 'seeing.' Neutral vision means to see without judging. No appreciating nor condemning; simply looking.” ~ Baron Baptiste, Perfectly Imperfect: The Art and Soul of Yoga Practice

 

  1. “Meditation betters not only the mind but also the brain.” ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana

 

  1. “It takes patience to nurture patience.” ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana

 

  1. “Yoga is a path of liberation from the attachment to both mind and matter. It is a door to the inner world and a life devoted to inner peace. Physical form and poses, although useful along the way, are not the end goal. It simply does not matter whether your hamstrings are long or your body is toned if you are not a nice person.” ~ Kino MacGregor, The Power of Ashtanga Yoga: Developing a Practice That Will Bring You Strength, Flexibility, and Inner Peace

 

  1. “Color breathes life into my soul.” ~ Emily Hopper

 

  1. “Emotion integrates but emotivity isolates. So free yourself from affectivity. In this absence of emotivity, you may have the impression at first that you become indifferent. But very soon you’ll see that there is really affection for your surroundings. Emotion, affection, is giving.” ~ Jean Klein, Who Am I?: The Sacred Quest

 

  1. “Of course we want to perform the poses with a focus on intelligent mechanics of body movement ... and push ourselves to the point of discomfort in order to create new results. But, at the same time, we want to be detached from insatiably perfecting that form and instead seek and create a depth of experience.” ~ Baron Baptiste, Perfectly Imperfect: The Art and Soul of Yoga Practice

 

  1. “The less I'm in a hurry, the quicker the results seem to happen. With patience, the quality of my experience has a depth that can't be measured on the clock, but by the timelessness of my experience.” ~ Baron Baptiste, Perfectly Imperfect: The Art and Soul of Yoga Practice

 

  1. “For me, yoga provides the answer to every question and the solution to every problem.” ~ Kali Om, Beyond the Mat: Don't Just Do Yoga - Live It

 

  1. “The mountain ahead of you is no greater than the thousands of mountains you’ve already climbed. Stay the course. You can get through anything one breath at a time.” ~ Hania Khuri-Trapper

 

  1. “Even the busiest bee does not move from one flower to another as often as an untamed mind moves from one thought to another.” ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana

 

  1. “Any method can settle the mind in the present moment, but with Silent Illumination you can be relieved of even the present moment. Just take this attitude: don’t worry about the past or the future, and let go of the present too. Just stay in awareness. Chan is called the “gateless gate” because it has no door to enlightenment.” ~ Sheng Yen, The Method of No-Method: The Chan Practice of Silent Illumination

 

  1. “Using unbreakable cups robs us of yet another incentive to be mindful.” ~  Mokokoma Mokhonoana

 

  1. “If you look deeply into anyone's eyes, you will find yourself.” ~ Bert McCoy

 

  1. “Staying in the Beingness. Without judgement. This is where the real progress happens.” ~ SantataGamana

 

  1. “Using your body to free your mind. That's the blessing bestowed by movement, by action.” ~ Marty Rubin

 

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