Yoga Quotes

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“Crying is one of the highest devotional songs. One who knows crying, knows spiritual practice. If you can cry with a pure heart, nothing else compares to such a prayer. Crying includes all the principles of Yoga.”
Kripalvanandji

Amit Ray
“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, Yoga and Vipassana: An Integrated Life Style

Patañjali
“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.”
Patanjali, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

Amit Ray
“Meditation is a way for nourishing and blossoming the divinity within you.”
Amit Ray, Meditation: Insights and Inspirations

Susan Pease Banitt
“PTSD is a whole-body tragedy, an integral human event of enormous proportions with massive repercussions.”
Susan Pease Banitt

Amit Ray
“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, Yoga and Vipassana: An Integrated Life Style

Amit Ray
“The true miracle lies in our eagerness to allow, appreciate, and honor the uniqueness, and freedom of each sentient being to sing the song of their heart.”
Amit Ray, Meditation: Insights and Inspirations

Amit Ray
“Yoga means addition - addition of energy, strength and beauty to body, mind and soul.”
Amit Ray, Meditation: Insights and Inspirations

Amit Ray
“There are many goals but one path - the path of compassion.”
Amit Ray, Nonviolence: The Transforming Power

Amit Ray
“Yoga is the art work of awareness on the canvas of body, mind, and soul.”
Amit Ray, Yoga and Vipassana: An Integrated Life Style

Donna Quesada
“When you catch yourself slipping into a pool of negativity, notice how it derives from nothing other than resistance to the current situation.”
Donna Quesada, Buddha in the Classroom: Zen Wisdom to Inspire Teachers

Roman Payne
“I like the posture, but not the yoga.
I like the inebriated morning, but not the opium. I like the flower but not the garden, the moment but not the dream. Quiet, my love. Be still. I am sleeping.”
Roman Payne

“Life is made up of a collection of moments that are not ours to keep. The pain we encounter throughout our days spent on this earth comes from the illusion that some moments can be held onto. Clinging to people and experiences that were never ours in the first place is what causes us to miss out on the beauty of the miracle that is the now. All of this is yours, yet none of it is. How could it be? Look around you. Everything is fleeting.

To love and let go, love and let go, love and let go...it's the single most important thing we can learn in this lifetime.”
Rachel Brathen

Amit Ray
“We all are so deeply interconnected; we have no option but to love all.”
Amit Ray, Yoga and Vipassana: An Integrated Life Style

B.K.S. Iyengar
“You must purge yourself before finding faults in others.
When you see a mistake in somebody else, try to find if you are making the same mistake.
This is the way to take judgment and to turn it into improvement.
Do not look at others' bodies with envy or with superiority.
All people are born with different constitutions.
Never compare with others.
Each one's capacities are a function of his or her internal strength.
Know your capacities and continually improve upon them.”
B.K.S. Iyengar, Light on Life

Amit Ray
“Yoga is not just repetation of few postures - it is more about the exploration and discovery of the subtle energies of life.”
Amit Ray, Yoga and Vipassana: An Integrated Life Style

Amit Ray
“Exercises are like prose, whereas yoga is the poetry of movements.”
Amit Ray, Yoga and Vipassana: An Integrated Life Style

Patañjali
“Yoga is the cessation of the movements of the mind. Then there is abiding in the Seer's own form.”
Patanjali, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

Amit Ray
“Compassion is all inclusive. Compassion knows no boundaries. Compassion comes with awareness, and awareness breaks all narrow territories.”
Amit Ray, Nonviolence: The Transforming Power

Elizabeth Gilbert
“Why they always look so serious in Yoga? You make serious face like this, you scare away good energy. To meditate, only you must smile. Smile with face, smile with mind, and good energy will come to you and clean away dirty energy. Even smile in your liver. Practice tonight at hotel. Not to hurry, not to try too hard. Too serious, you make you sick. You can calling the good energy with a smile.
(From Ketut Liyer, the Balinese healer)”
Elizabeth Gilbert

Swami Satchidananda
“The five points of yama, together with the five points of niyama, remind us of the Ten Commandments of the Christtian and Jewish faiths, as well as of the ten virtues of Buddhism. In fact, there is no religion without these moral or ethical codes. All spiritual life should be based on these things. They are the foundation stones without which we can never build anything lasting. (127)”
Sri S. Satchidananda, The Yoga Sutras

Eric Micha'el Leventhal
“A healer's power stems not from any special ability, but from maintaining the courage and awareness to embody and express the universal healing power that every human being naturally possesses.”
Eric Micha'el Leventhal

“I like that: a little pressure on the understood boundaries of yourself. Sounded like something out of a self-awareness class, probably with yoga. See what kind of a pretzel you can tie yourself into and press on the understood...
I was raving, if only to myself.”
Robin McKinley, Sunshine

Kamand Kojouri
“We dance to seduce ourselves. To fall in love with ourselves. When we dance with another, we manifest the very thing we love about ourselves so that they may see it and love us too.”
Kamand Kojouri

Amit Ray
“Micro meditations should be performed with very little activity. These practices should not be associated with any goal, concept or belief.”
Amit Ray, Yoga and Vipassana: An Integrated Life Style

Donna Goddard
“A balanced inner calmness radiates from a peaceful centre. It neither craves others' approval nor rejects others' presence. It neither pulls towards nor pushes away. It has a reverent attitude towards life and all its inhabitants.”
Donna Goddard, The Love of Devotion

Amit Ray
“Joy is found when you focus your energy on improving human dignity, human capacity and human values.”
Amit Ray, Yoga The Science of Well-Being

Sri Aurobindo
“It is true that the subliminal in man is the largest part of his nature and has in it the secret of the unseeen dynamisms which explain his surface activities. But the lower vital subconscious which is all that this psycho-analysis of Freud seems to know, - and of that it knows only a few ill-lit corners, - is no more than a restricted and very inferior portion of the subliminal whole... to begin by opening up the lower subconscious, risking to raise up all that is foul or obscure in it, is to go out of one's way to invite trouble.”
Sri Aurobindo, Integral Yoga: Teaching and Method of Practice

Michael Bassey Johnson
“We do not learn for the benefit of anyone, we learn to unlearn ignorance.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Aleister Crowley
“So nobody must be allowed to think at all. Down with the public schools! Children must be drilled mentally by quarter-educated herdsmen, whose wages would stop at the first sign of disagreement with the bosses. For the rest, deafen the whole world with senseless clamour. Mechanize everything! Give nobody a chance to think. Standardize "amusement." The louder and more cacophonous, the better! Brief intervals between one din and the next can be filled with appeals, repeated 'till hypnotic power gives them the force of orders, to buy this or that product of the "Business men" who are the real power in the State. Men who betray their country as obvious routine.

The history of the past thirty years is eloquent enough, one would think. What these sodden imbeciles never realize is that a living organism must adapt itself intelligently to its environment, or go under at the first serious change of circumstance.”
Aleister Crowley, Magick Without Tears

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