Most yoga instructors like to begin their teaching sessions with a yoga quote. It’s believed good words are likely to influence the mind positively, further enhancing yoga’s effects. Despite the squeezing, holding, twisting, hugging, etc., yoga is a lot more than just physical. Yoga quotes help reemphasize that fact. Yoga is therefore connecting the body, mind and soul through different poses. Let’s understand what renowned personalities had to say about yoga.
To learn more about yourself and the surroundings, listening to the teachings of the soul is more enlightening than reading books and traveling.
The emphasis on the heart helps get rid of inner doubts.
B. K. Iyengar
Yoga teaches to mend things that can be cured and endure or adopt obstacles or inconvenience that can’t be rectified.
Meditation makes a person wise. It helps differentiate between the right and the wrong, making it easier to choose the wisdom path.
Yoga creates a sense of curiosity to know more about one’s self.
Yoga is not necessarily synonymous with the ability to touch the toe with your fingers. It’s gaining clarity on the things you need, your potential to march forward, and the means to attain specific objectives.
Yoga sets an individual on a personal, never-ending journey.
Striking some poses may be difficult for a lot of people; true yoga begins only when the body starts to push its limits.
Change is inevitable; but for a change to happen within, you should embrace the change.
Bankei Yotaku, Zen Master
Yoga gives rise to thoughts. These thoughts should not be restricted or hated upon. In an original state, the human mind transcends thoughts. It is, therefore, important to not interfere with this fundamental thought-process and have an open and blank mind.
Meditation, a form of yoga, is an enlightening process, of confiding with the fundamental goodness of what and who you are, and understanding that all the existing wisdom in the world is within the human mind. Humans have the option of leading their lives to take better cognizance of their inner self and actions, instead of trying to better or eliminate or alter their identities or actions. It is important to stay up, remain more alert and inquisitive, and interrogative about ourselves.
H. E. Davey
By having the mind positioned in the current state, unless you’d want to deliberately contemplate the future or past, yoga makes it possible to face life sans any fear. Thereafter, thoughts of future problems or past failures are unlikely to surface in the mind, resulting in a completely positive state of mind.
Emotional reactions are not always reasonable, with the possibilities of the reasons being flawed. It’s not easy to truly confide in them, especially when the reactions are at loggerheads with each other. However, the universal mind instantly exists, and literally views the universe.
Svatmarama, Hatha Yoga Pradipika
The mind is not steady when the breath’s wandering. But when it attains a sense of calm, the mind goes still too, helping the yogi achieve longer life. Therefore, proper breath control is essential for learning yoga.
Yoga practice would increase your sensitivity, thereby helping recognize even the subtlest body sensations. Constantly focusing on and staying abreast with the sensations is a proven technique to steady the unstable mind.
Anne D. LeClaire
Every human soul secretly longs for stillness, a free and calm inner space, which help it deeply realize its self. Silence is a presence and not an absence; it isn’t emptiness but a filling-up state.
Love is the fulcrum of the entire universe. Your relationships and interactions with your loved ones, family, friends, and the society define your emotional wholeness and throws light on the relationship you share with yourself.
Every individual is capable of making a positive change, provided he is at peace with his/her inner self. Akin to ripples spreading out when a pebble is thrown into a pond, individuals’ actions could have far-reaching impacts too.
Venerable Ajahn Chah
True yoga teachers only talk about the difficult aspects of yoga, such as giving up or abandoning one’s negative self. Regardless of what happens, one should never abandon the master/teacher. Let there be a guiding force throughout, for it’s easy to deviate from the path.
Michelle S. Fondin
Bring your hands (fingers and palms) together and do the ‘salutation’ or Namaste pose every time you meet a person. Look into everyone’s eyes you encounter and discreetly honor the other person’s soul.
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These above quotes are only representative and in no way an exhaustive take of what yoga and meditation are about. To excel at yoga and derive its maximum benefits, it’s key to read through these quotes before starting any yoga session.