b. k. s. iyengar Quotes

A yogi's brain extends from the bottom of the foot to the top of his head.
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— B. K. S. Iyengar
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.
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— B. K. S. Iyengar
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.
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— B. K. S. Iyengar
The back is like a frame, the front body, the painting that it throws into relief.
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— B. K. S. Iyengar
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.
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— B. K. S. Iyengar
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.
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— B. K. S. Iyengar
All games are meaningless if you do not know the rules.
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— B. K. S. Iyengar
Persistent practice alone is the key to yoga. As you take pains to learn, continue with devotion what you have learn.
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— B. K. S. Iyengar
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.
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— B. K. S. Iyengar
Love begets courage, moderation creates abundance and humility generates power
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— B. K. S. Iyengar
Life without tapas, is like a heart without love.
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— B. K. S. Iyengar
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.
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— B. K. S. Iyengar
Yoga is a way of life; it is an art, a science, a philosophy.
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— B. K. S. Iyengar
By drawing our senses of perception inward, we are able to experience the control, silence, and quietness of the mind.
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— B. K. S. Iyengar
Any action done with beauty and purity, and in complete harmony of body, mind and soul, is Art.
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— B. K. S. Iyengar
Anything physical is always changing, therefore, its reality is not constant, not eternal.
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— B. K. S. Iyengar
Learning is as much an art as teaching
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— B. K. S. Iyengar
When I practice, I am a philosopher. When I teach, I am a scientist. When I demonstrate, I am an artist.
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— B. K. S. Iyengar
Asanas keep your body, as well as your mind, healthy and active
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— B. K. S. Iyengar
Keep your attention internal, not external, not worrying about what others see, but what the Self sees.
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— B. K. S. Iyengar
Yoga cultivates the ways of maintaining a balanced attitude in day- to -day life and endows skill in the performance of one's actions.
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— B. K. S. Iyengar
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.
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— B. K. S. Iyengar
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.
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— B. K. S. Iyengar
How can you know God if you don't know your big toe?
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— B. K. S. Iyengar
From Freedom of the Body comes Freedom of the Mind and then Ultimate Freedom!
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— B. K. S. Iyengar
Your body exists in the past and your mind exists in the future. In yoga, they come together in the present.
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— B. K. S. Iyengar
Firmness in the body leads to firmness in the nervous system.
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— B. K. S. Iyengar
Breath is the king of mind.
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— B. K. S. Iyengar
The body is the prop for the soul. So why not let the body be propped by a wall or a block?
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— B. K. S. Iyengar
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.
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— B. K. S. Iyengar
We need sound bodies so we can develop sound minds.
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— B. K. S. Iyengar
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.
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— B. K. S. Iyengar
When stability becomes a habit, maturity and clarity follow.
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— B. K. S. Iyengar