Yoga and meditation quotes to inspire your practice.
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When you’re going through yoga teacher training your thoughts are on things like teaching, anatomy, philosophy, and personal enlightenment. It’s a mindset. Then, the day comes and you complete the training and the business side of teaching yoga hits you. Business cards, schedules, teaching at multiple studios, subbing classes, taxes, financial records, self-promotion, building a class, etc. I’ve been working my butt off learning all that I can about the business of teaching yoga. I can’t say I love the business side of teaching, but it’s necessary to be able to do what I love.
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Yoga is so much more than a physical practice.
Find inspiration and wisdom in the connection of body and mind:
Yoga is about clearing away whatever is in us that prevents our living in the most full and whole way. With yoga, we become aware of how and where we are restricted — in body, mind, and heart — and how gradually to open and release these blockages. As these blockages are cleared, our energy is freed. We start to feel more harmonious, more at one with ourselves. Our lives begin to flow — or we begin to flow more in our lives. – Cybele Tomlinson
Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured. – B.K.S. Iyengar
Mindful meditation has been discovered to foster the ability to inhibit those very quick emotional impulses. – Daniel Goleman
Yoga began with the first person wanting to be healthy and happy all the time. – Sri Swami Satchidananda
Generally we waste our lives, distracted from our true selves, in endless activity. Meditation is the way to bring us back to ourselves, where we can really experience and taste our full being. – Sogyal Rinpoche
Meditation practice isn’t about trying to throw ourselves away and become something better, it’s about befriending who we are. – Ani Pema Chodron
It’s not your history, but your presence on the mat that matters. – Sri Krishna Pattabui Jois
Sun salutations can energize and warm you, even on the darkest, coldest winter day. – Carol Krucoff
It doesn’t matter what it looks like; it matters what it feels like. – Bryan Kest
Yoga is not about touching your toes, it is what you learn on the way down. – Jigar Gor
The path of yoga is the path of self-discovery. As our self-image disintegrates, we contact our true self. Life becomes a great joy. – Amrit Desai
Women need real moments of solitude and self-reflection to balance out how much of ourselves we give away. – Barbara De Angelis
Yoga is the practice of quieting the mind. – Patanjali, The Yoga Sutras
Yoga is like music. The rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind, and the harmony of the soul create the symphony of life. – B.K.S. Iyengar
When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all of your thoughts break their bonds. Your mind transcends limitations; your consciousness expands in every direction; and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive and you discover yourself to be a greater person than you ever dreamed yourself to be. – Patanjali, The Yoga Sutras
Yesterday I was clever so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise so I am changing myself. – Rumi
Yoga is the stilling of the changing states of the mind. – Patanjali, The Yoga Sutras
This yoga should be practiced with firm determination and perseverance, without any mental reservation or doubts. – Bhagavad Gita
While doing yoga we are more ourselves, and more than ourselves. – Valerie Jeremijenko
Any action done with beauty and purity, and in complete harmony of body, mind and soul, is Art. – B.K.S. Iyengar
Yoga is the perfect opportunity to be curious about who you are. – Jason Crendall
The pose begins when you want to get out of it. – Baron Baptiste
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