November 10 2017 – Hana Difrawy
Coming across an inspiring quote on the web or on Instagram or Facebook can add a few rays of sunshine to your cloudy day, so we’ve put together a list of our top 10 inspirational yoga quotes to help you find your peace.
"When the breath wanders the mind also is unsteady. But when the breath is calmed the mind too will be still, and the yogi achieves long life. Therefore, one should learn to control the breath."
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 and consciousness with the soul. Yoga cultivates the ways of maintaining a balanced attitude in day to day life and endows skill in the performance of one’s actions."
"Yoga is a light, which once lit, will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter the flame."
"The beauty is that people often come here for the stretch, and leave with a lot more."
"Anyone who practices can obtain success in yoga but not one who is lazy. Constant practice alone is the secret of success."
"For those wounded by civilization, yoga is the most healing salve."
"Yoga is really trying to liberate us from ... shame about our bodies. To love your body is a very important thing -- I think the health of your mind depends on your being able to love your body."
"Beyond meditation there is the experience of now."
Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more; hate less, love more; and all good things are yours.
A lot of exercise is mindless; you can have music or the radio on and not be aware. But if you’re aware in anything you do - and it doesn’t have to be yoga - it changes you. Being present changes you.