“There is always room for change, but you have to be open to that change.”
“The very heart of yoga practice is ‘abyhasa’ – steady effort in the direction you want to go.”
“Yoga means addition – addition of energy, strength and beauty to body, mind and soul.”
“You will never influence the world by trying to be like it.”
“True meditation is about being fully present with everything that is–including discomfort and challenges. It is not an escape from life.”
"The body is your temple. Keep it pure and clean for the soul to reside in.
"Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we
take between two deep breaths".
– Etty Hittlesum
"Yoga begins right where I am – not where I was yesterday or where I
long to be."
– Linda Sparrowe
"You are the sky, everything else is
just the weather."
– Pema Chodron
"Inner peace begins the moment you choose not to allow another person or event to control your
– Pema Chodron
For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a
heart somewhere to receive it.
– Ivan Panin
"Go from a human being doing yoga
to a human being yoga."
– Baron Baptiste
"Yoga is the journey of the self,
through the self, to the self."
– The Bhagavad Gita
"Yoga is not about touching your toes, it’s about what you learn on
the way down."
– Jigar Gor
"Yoga is the perfect opportunity to
be curious about who you are."
– Jason Crandell
"Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never
decreases by being shared."
"When I was five years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they
didn’t understand life."
– John Lennon
"The ultimate goal of yoga is to always observe things accurately, and therefore never act in a way that will make us regret our actions later."
– T.K.V. Desikachar
"If you hear a voice within you say, “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint and that voice will be
– Vincent Van Gogh
"My sole literary ambition is to write one good novel, then retire to my hut in the desert, assume the lotus position, compose my mind and senses, and sink into meditation,
contemplating my novel."
– Edward Abbey
"The success of Yoga does not lie in the ability to perform postures but in how it positively changes the way we live our life and our relationships."
– T.K.V. Desikachar
"In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible
"Yoga is almost like music in a way; there’s no end to it."
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“A photographer gets people to pose for him. A yoga instructor gets people to pose for themselves.”
“Yoga is not just repetition of few postures – it is more about the exploration and discovery of the subtle energies of life.”
"Yoga is a light which once lit will never dim, the better your practice the brighter your flame."
– B.K.S. Iyengar
"Yoga is a dance between control and surrender – between pushing and letting go – and when to push and when to let go becomes part of the creative process, part of the open-ended exploration of your being."
– Joel Kramer
"First, have a definite, clear practical ideal; a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends; wisdom, money, materials, and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that
"Yoga is possible for anybody who really wants it. Yoga is universal…. But don’t approach yoga with a business mind looking for worldly gain."
– Sri Pattabhi Jois
"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