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