20 Quotes on Yoga that will Make You do Yoga!

20 Quotes on Yoga that will Make You do Yoga

Yoga has been getting international recognition in recent years. Yog, the sanskrit word means integration, joining or mixing. Yoga is an Indian Spiritual, physical and mental practice. Yoga might have been misinterpreted by many as just a form of physical exercise, but it is much more than that. Yoga teaches meditation and breath control. It is an exercise for the body and the mind.

In Dec 2014 the UN assembly declared that 21 June will be celebrated as International Yoga day. This is going to be the first Yoga day ever! So on this Yoga day we bring you 20 interesting quotes about Yoga.

1. Yoga is not a religion. It is a science, science of well-being, science of youthfulness, science of integrating body, mind and soul. – Amit Ray

2. Yoga is the practice of quieting the mind. – Patanjali

3. Undisturbed calmness of mind is attained by cultivating friendliness toward the happy, compassion for the unhappy, delight in the virtuous, and indifference toward the wicked. – Patañjali

4. Yoga practice can make us more and more sensitive to subtler and subtler sensations in the body. Paying attention to and staying with finer and finer sensations within the body is one of the surest ways to steady the wandering mind. – Ravi Ravindra

5. Kindness and awareness work together. Through awareness we understand the underlying beauty of everything and every being. – Amit Ray

6. Every soul innately yearns for stillness, for a space, a garden where we can till, sow, reap, and rest, and by doing so come to a deeper sense of self and our place in the universe. Silence is not an absence but a presence. Not an emptiness but repletion A filling up. – Anne D. LeClaire

7. Corpse Pose sounds like no big deal, right? Then what’s so difficult about this spiritualized snooze? Forget about getting your feet behind your head. Just try lying still for ten minutes. With nothing left to do, you’re finally forced to come face to face with yourself. – Edward Vilga

8. It is important not to abandon the practice [of yoga] because we believe it is driven by the wrong motivation. The practice of yoga itself transforms. Yoga has a magical quality. – Ravi Ravindra

9. Exercises are like prose, whereas yoga is the poetry of movements. Once you understand the grammar of yoga; you can write your poetry of movements. – Amit Ray

10. You cannot do yoga. Yoga is your natural state. What you can do are yoga exercises, which may reveal to you where you are resisting your natural state. – Sharon Gannon

11. A photographer gets people to pose for him. A yoga instructor gets people to pose for themselves. – T. Guillemets

12. 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

13. You cannot always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside. – Mr. Yoga

14. The most important pieces of equipment you need for doing yoga are your body and your mind. – Rodney Yee

15. 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. – B.K.S. Iyengar

16. The yoga mat is a good place to turn when talk therapy and antidepressants aren’t enough. – Amy Weintraub

17. Meditation brings wisdom; lack of mediation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what hold you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom. – Buddha quotes

18. Anyone who practices can obtain success in yoga but not one who is lazy. Constant practice alone is the secret of success. – Svatmarama

19. Yoga has a sly, clever way of short circuiting the mental patterns that cause anxiety. – Baxter Bell

20. Basketball is an endurance sport, and you have to learn to control your breath; that’s the essence of yoga, too. So, I consciously began using yoga techniques in my practice and playing. I think yoga helped reduce the number and severity of injuries I suffered. As preventative medicine, it’s unequaled. – Kareem Abdul Jabbar

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