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    b. k. s. iyengar Quotes

    A yogi's brain extends from the bottom of the foot to the top of his head.
    — B. K. S. Iyengar
    tags: brain 
     
    As the trunk is one but the branches are many, yoga is one but adaptations may vary.
    — B. K. S. Iyengar
    The yogi cannot be afraid to die, because he has brought life to every cell of his body. We are afraid to die, because we are afraid we have not lived. The yogi has lived.
    — B. K. S. Iyengar
    tags: body  die 
     
    If everyone practiced yoga, pharmacies would have to close.
    — B. K. S. Iyengar
    The needs of the body are the needs of the divine spirit which lives through the body.
    — B. K. S. Iyengar
    tags: live  body  divine  spirit 
     
    The back is like a frame, the front body, the painting that it throws into relief.
    — B. K. S. Iyengar
    tags: body  painting 
     
    The sleeping tortoise takes all its limbs into its carapace. So does the yogi: going back into himself he does not see anything worldly any longer, he makes peace in himself.
    — B. K. S. Iyengar
    tags: peace 
     
    A lamp does not flicker in a place where no wind blows; so it is with a yogi, who controls his mind, intellect and self, being absorbed in the spirit within him.
    — B. K. S. Iyengar
    tags: self  control  mind  spirit 
     
    All games are meaningless if you do not know the rules.
    — B. K. S. Iyengar
    tags: rules  games 
     
    Persistent practice alone is the key to yoga. As you take pains to learn, continue with devotion what you have learn.
    — B. K. S. Iyengar
    tags: pain  alone  key  learn 
     
    In each pose there should be repose.
    — B. K. S. Iyengar
    The yogi learns to forget the past and takes no thought for the morrow. He lives in the eternal present.
    — B. K. S. Iyengar
    tags: live  past  present  thoughts  learn 
     
    Love begets courage, moderation creates abundance and humility generates power
    — B. K. S. Iyengar
    Life without tapas, is like a heart without love.
    — B. K. S. Iyengar
    tags: heart 
     
    Sirsasana the king of all asanas and the reasons are not hard to find.
    — B. K. S. Iyengar
    Illuminated emancipation, freedom, unalloyed and untainted bliss await you, but you have to choose to embark on the Inward Journey to discover it.
    — B. K. S. Iyengar
    tags: freedom  journey 
     
    Yoga is a way of life; it is an art, a science, a philosophy.
    — B. K. S. Iyengar
    tags: philosophy 
     
    By drawing our senses of perception inward, we are able to experience the control, silence, and quietness of the mind.
    — B. K. S. Iyengar
    Any action done with beauty and purity, and in complete harmony of body, mind and soul, is Art.
    — B. K. S. Iyengar
    tags: beauty  action  soul  body  harmony  mind 
     
    Anything physical is always changing, therefore, its reality is not constant, not eternal.
    — B. K. S. Iyengar
    tags: reality 
     
    Learning is as much an art as teaching
    — B. K. S. Iyengar
    tags: learning  teaching 
     
    When I practice, I am a philosopher. When I teach, I am a scientist. When I demonstrate, I am an artist.
    — B. K. S. Iyengar
    Asanas keep your body, as well as your mind, healthy and active
    — B. K. S. Iyengar
    tags: body  healthy  mind 
     
    Keep your attention internal, not external, not worrying about what others see, but what the Self sees.
    — B. K. S. Iyengar
    tags: self  attention 
     
    Yoga cultivates the ways of maintaining a balanced attitude in day- to -day life and endows skill in the performance of one's actions.
    — B. K. S. Iyengar
    tags: action  attitude 
     
    Your whole being should be symmetrical. Yoga is symmetry. That is why yoga is a basic art.
    — B. K. S. Iyengar
    The body has to be invaded by the intelligence; each part has to become intelligent.
    — B. K. S. Iyengar
    tags: body 
     
    If we become aware of its limitations and compulsions, we can transcend them.
    — B. K. S. Iyengar
    The best way to overcome fear is to face with equanimity the situation of which one is afraid.
    — B. K. S. Iyengar
    tags: fear 
     
    How can you know God if you don't know your big toe?
    — B. K. S. Iyengar
    tags: god 
     
    From Freedom of the Body comes Freedom of the Mind and then Ultimate Freedom!
    — B. K. S. Iyengar
    tags: freedom  body  mind 
     
    Your body exists in the past and your mind exists in the future. In yoga, they come together in the present.
    — B. K. S. Iyengar
    tags: future  past  present  body  mind 
     
    Firmness in the body leads to firmness in the nervous system.
    — B. K. S. Iyengar
    tags: body 
     
    Breath is the king of mind.
    — B. K. S. Iyengar
    tags: mind 
     
    The body is the prop for the soul. So why not let the body be propped by a wall or a block?
    — B. K. S. Iyengar
    tags: soul  body 
     
    If you can adapt to and balance in a world that is always moving and unstable, you learn how to become tolerant to the permanence of change and difference.
    — B. K. S. Iyengar
    tags: world  balance  learn 
     
    We need sound bodies so we can develop sound minds.
    — B. K. S. Iyengar
    tags: body  mind 
     
    Without the accurate spine movement, one can't exist dynamically.
    — B. K. S. Iyengar
    Your body is the child of the soul. you must nourish and train that child.
    — B. K. S. Iyengar
    tags: children  soul  body  child 
     
    When stability becomes a habit, maturity and clarity follow.
    — B. K. S. Iyengar
    tags: clarity  maturity 
     
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