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“The hardness of a diamond is part of its usefulness, but its true value is in the light that shines through it.”
B.K.S. Iyengar, Light on Life
“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
“Yoga does not just change the way we see things, it transforms the person who sees.”
B.K.S. Iyengar, Light on Life
“It is through the alignment of the body that I discovered the alignment of my mind, self, and intelligence.”
B.K.S. Iyengar, Light on Life
“Yoga allows you to rediscover a sense of wholeness in your life, where you do not feel like you are constantly trying to fit broken pieces together.”
B.K.S. Iyengar, Light on Life
“Be inspired but not proud.”
B.K.S. Iyengar, Light on Life
“Action is movement with intelligence. The world is filled with movement. What the world needs is more conscious movement, more action.”
B.K.S. Iyengar, Light on Life
“Yoga allows you to find a new kind of freedom that you may not have known even existed.”
B.K.S. Iyengar, Light on Life
“As animals, we walk the earth. As bearers of divine essence, we are among the stars. As human beings, we are caught in the middle, seeking to reconcile the paradox of how to make our way upon earth while striving for something more permanent and more profound.”
B.K.S. Iyengar, Light on Life
“Nothing can be forced, receptivity is everything.”
B.K.S. Iyengar, Light on Life
“Spirituality is not some external goal that one must seek, but a part of the divine core of each of us, which we must reveal.”
B.K.S. Iyengar, Light on Life
“Do not aim low, you will miss the mark. Aim high and you will be on a threshold of bliss.”
B.K.S. Iyengar, Light on Life
“One's spiritual realization lies in none other than how one walks among and interacts with one's fellow beings.”
B.K.S. Iyengar, Light on Life
“There is a universal reality in ourselves that aligns us with a universal reality that is everywhere.”
B.K.S. Iyengar, Light on Life
“There is only one reality, but there are many ways that reality can be interpreted.”
B.K.S. Iyengar, Light on Life
“You do not need to seek freedom in a different land, for it exists with your own body, heart, mind, and soul.”
B.K.S. Iyengar, Light on Life
“Yoga allows you to find an inner peace that is not ruffled and riled by the endless stresses and struggles of life.”
B.K.S. Iyengar, Light on Life
“There is no progress toward ultimate freedom without transformation, and this is the key issue in all lives.”
B.K.S. Iyengar, Light on Life
“We must create a marriage between the awareness of the body and that of the mind. When two parties do not cooperate, there is unhappiness on both sides.”
B.K.S. Iyengar, Light on Life
“The union of nature and soul removes the veil of ignorance that covers our intelligence.”
B.K.S. Iyengar, Light on Life
“A fusion of nature and soul.”
B.K.S. Iyengar, Light on Life
“It is Einstein’s famous equation E=MC^2, in which E is energy (rajas), M is mass (tamas), and C is the speed of light (sattva). Energy, mass, and light are endlessly bound together in the universe.”
B.K.S. Iyengar, Light on Life: The Yoga Journey to Wholeness, Inner Peace, and Ultimate Freedom
“As breath stills our mind, our energies are free to unhook from the senses and bend inward.”
B.K.S. Iyengar, Light on Life
“But a yogi never forgets that health must begin with the body. Your body is the child of the soul. You must nourish and train your child. Physical health is not a commodity to be bargained for. Nor can it be swallowed in the form of drugs and pills. It has to be earned through sweat.”
B.K.S. Iyengar, Light on Life: The Yoga Journey to Wholeness, Inner Peace, and Ultimate Freedom
“The physical body is not only a temple for our soul, but the means by which we embark on the inward journey toward the core.”
B.K.S. Iyengar, Light on Life
“Yoga is about the will, working with intelligence and self-reflexive consciousness, can free us from the inevitability of the wavering mind and outwardly directed senses.”
B.K.S. Iyengar, Light on Life
“By drawing our senses of perception inward, we are able to experience the control, silence, and quietness of the mind.”
B.K.S. Iyengar, Light on Life
“As we explore the soul, it is important to remember that this exploration will take place within nature (the body), for that is where and what we are.”
B.K.S. Iyengar, Light on Life
“Life itself seeks fulfillment as plants seek sunlight.”
B.K.S. Iyengar, Light on Life
“When we free ourselves from physical disabilities, emotional disturbances, and mental distractions, we open the gates to our soul.”
B.K.S. Iyengar, Light on Life

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