A Quote by B.K.S. Iyengar on iyengar, yoga, yoga wisdom, yoga health, and body mind spirit

Health is a state of complete harmony of the body, mind and spirit. When one is free from physical disabilities and mental distractions, the gates of the soul open

B.K.S. Iyengar

Source: B.K.S. Iyengar from unknown source

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A Quote by Rolf Gates on yoga, yoga study, meditation, balance, and peace

Yoga is the study of balance, and balance is the aim of all living creatures: it is our home.

Rolf Gates

Source: Meditations from the Mat, Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga

Contributed by: yogaheadtotoe

A Quote by Bhagwad Gita 6:19 on spirituality, yogi, yoga, hinduism, peace, mind, and meditation

Yatha dipo nivatastho nengate sopama smrta
Yogino yatachittasya yunjato yogamatmanah

                                                                        Bhagwad Gita 6:19

(As a lamp in a windless place does not flicker, such is the disciplined mind of a Yogi practicing meditation on self).

Bhagwad Gita 6:19

Source: Bhagwad Gita 6:19

Contributed by: Eli

A Quote by Annie Besant on quotes, yoga, beauty, self, and happiness

The world, with all its beauty, its happiness and suffering, its joys and pains, is planned with the utmost ingenuity, in order that the powers of the Self may be shown forth in manifestation.

Annie Besant (1847 - 1933)


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A Quote by B.K.S. Iyengar on breathing, yoga, action, and spirit

When you inhale, you are taking the strength from God.
When you exhale, it represents the service you are giving to the world.

B.K.S. Iyengar

Contributed by: loneturtle

A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley on good being, righteous egos, knowledge of what we are, spiritual exercise, suffering, yoga, faith, and belief

The Yogin and the Stoic--two righteous egos who achieve their very considerable results by pretending, systematically, to be somebody else. But it is not by pretending to be somebody else, even somebody supremely good and wise, that we can pass from insulated Manicheehood to Good Being.
Good Being is knowing who in fact we are; and in order to know who in fact we are, we must first know, moment by moment, who we think we are and what this bad habit of thought compels us to feel and do. A moment of clear and complete knowledge of what we think we are, but in fact are not, puts a stop for the moment, to the Manichean charade. If we renew, until they become a continuity, these moments of the knowledge of what we are not, we may find ourselves, all of a sudden, knowing who in fact we are.
Concentration, abstract thinking, spiritual exercises--systematic exclusions in the realm of thought. Asceticism and hedonism--systematic exclusions in the realms of sensation, feeling and action. But Good Being is in the knowledge of who in fact one is in relation to all experiences. So be aware--aware in every context, at all times and whatever, creditable or discreditable, pleasant or unpleasant, you may be doing or suffering. This is the only genuine yoga, the only spiritual exercise worth practicing.
The more a man knows about individual objects, the more he knows about God. Translating Spinoza's language into ours we can say: The more a man knows about himself in relation to every kind of experience, the greater his chance of suddenly, one fine morning, realizing who in fact he is--or rather Who (capital W0 in Fact (capital F) 'he" (between quotation marks) Is (capital I).
Faith is something very different from belief. Belief is the systematic taking of unanalyzed words much too seriously. Paul's words, Mohammed's words, Marx's words, Hitler's words--people take them too seriously, and what happens? What happens is the senseless ambivalence of history--sadism versus duty, or (incomparably worse) sadism as duty; devotion counterbalanced by organized paranoia; sisters of charity selflessly tending the victims of their own church’s inquisitors and crusaders. Faith, on the Contrary, can never be taken too seriously. For Faith is the empirically justified confidence in our capacity to know who in fact we are, to forget the belief intoxicated Manichee in Good Being. Give us this day our daily Faith, but deliver us, dear God, from belief.

Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)

Source: Island (Perennial Classics), Pages: 41...43

Contributed by: Nara-Narayana

A Quote by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois on yoga and pattabhi jois

Yoga is not easy!

Sri K. Pattabhi Jois

Contributed by: xoxograce

A Quote by Aaron Hoopes on zen, yoga, peace, spirituality, enlightenment, meditation, holistic healing, martial arts, breathing, movement, and zen yoga

A simple yet profound way to create a healthy body, a stress-free mind, and a peaceful sense of well-being.

Aaron Hoopes

Source: Zen Yoga: A Path To Enlightenment Through Breathing, Movement and Meditation

Contributed by: zen17

A Quote by Elysha on accountability, advaita, adyashanti, apocalypse, authenticity, awakening, awareness, beauty, behaviour, being, bible, biology, bliss, buddha, buddhism, catholic, cessation, changes, christ, christian, clarity, communication, concepts

As you learn to leave alone the activity of unconsciously trying to be the mindbody that you think that you are - the mindbody that this "you" is currently flowing through - and you learn to move as this one that you truly are - this "you" of you; the very heart of existence - steadily, consciously and momentarily, the continuity of the ever deepening of this innermost as it keeps on entering its manifestation, through this mindbody that you find yourself flowing through, allows you to simply bubble in the sheer joy, pleasure, peace, delightfulness and stillness that this "you" of you is.



Contributed by: elysha

A Quote by Yogi Bhajan on mind, meditation, and yoga

Without meditation, and without a relationship to your mind, you fail to use the power of the mind. You fail to rely on your self. You complicate your approach. You do not use the beautiful designs given to you by birthright in this body, that link the effectiveness of body, mind, soul and you.

Yogi Bhajan

Source: Mind, The : Its Properties and Multiple Facets, Pages: 8

Contributed by: Aradhana

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