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Yoga Quote of the Month

09/15/14

"While doing yoga we are more ourselves, and more than ourselves." ~ Valerie Jeremijenko

08/21/14

"Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured." ~ B.K.S. Iyengar

07/1/14

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ~ Maya Angelou

05/11/14

“The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image.” ~ Thomas Merton

03/3/14

"I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself."
Aldous Huxley

12/21/13

"Usually there's about a three-month love affair with yoga. 'I feel so good.' After about two months of practice, people think they are practically enlightened. Then usually around the third month, something happens and the yoga actually starts to work. And the first thing the ego structure does is to look for an escape route. People start heading for the door just at the moment when they should stay." ~ Richard Freeman

12/10/13

"Yoga is a balancing factor, a substratum across all of your life, so you do not get shifted in one direction or another. It gives you freshness, gives you light, recharges your batteries. You become a stable person. You realize what balance is, what sukha is, what contentment is, what joy is.”
~ Birjoo Mehta

11/6/13

"Attention is the most basic form of love."
~ John Tarrant Roshi

10/29/13

"The things that matter most in our lives are not fantastic or grand. They are the moments when we touch one another." ~ Jack Kornfield

10/7/13

"I am standing on my own altar; The poses are my prayers." ~ B.K.S. Iyengar

09/21/13

"The thing that's important to know is that you never know. You're always sort of feeling your way."
~ Diane Arbus, photographer

05/24/13

"In True Meditation, we're in the body as a means to transcend it. It is paradoxical that the greatest doorway to the transcendence of form is through form itself." ~ Adyashanti

04/7/13

"At first you might find that nothing happens there. But if you have a sacred space and use it, eventually something will happen. Your sacred space is where you find yourself again and again."
~Joseph Campbell

02/25/13

"...true yoga was always aimed at recognizing us as that which is eternal, infinite, and unchangeable." ~ Gregor Maehle 


02/4/13

"For what we seek is within, and in yoga, this is where we dive headfirst." ~ Max Strom 

11/9/12

"All sorrows, without distinction, are ownerless; . . . So why should the body of another not be taken as my own? . . . Whoever wishes to quickly rescue himself and another, should practice the supreme mystery: the exchanging of self and other." ~ Santiveda

10/3/12

"There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique, and if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium, and be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is, not how it compares with other expression. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open." ~ Martha Graham

08/24/12

"...develop the habit of avoiding all activities which are useless, time-consuming and energy-depleting, and channelize all your desires and actions into spiritual ventures." ~ Swami Muktibodhananda, Hatha Yoga Pradipika

05/5/12

"How Do I Listen to others? As if everyone were my Master Speaking to me His Cherished Last Words." ~ Hafiz

04/2/12

"Do your practice, all is coming." ~ Sri K Pattabhi Jois

03/14/12

"You cannot do yoga. Yoga is your natural state. What you can do are yoga exercises, which may reveal to you where you are resisting your natural state." ~ Sharon Gannon

02/18/12

"Sitting quietly, doing nothing, spring comes, and the grass grows by itself." ~ Zen proverb

01/10/12

"Trouble is another word for fate; what troubles us the most is what we are fated to one day face. What troubles us in youth will return at each crossroad in life because it secretly seeks to provoke a deep awakening to the unique way that we are intended to live."  ~ Michael Meade, Storyteller, Author, and Scholar

12/10/11

"Everything that lives is Holy." ~  William Blake, English Poet

11/10/11

"...if I don't look after my body, I'll have nowhere to live." ~ from The Juice Master: Turbo-Charge Your Life in 14 Days by Jason Vale

10/10/11

"Work is love made visible." ~ Khalil Gibran, Lebanese-American writer, poet, and artist

09/10/11

"...love is our true nature. When we do not express love in our words and actions it is like honey hidden in a rock. " ~ Amma, the Hugging Saint

07/10/11

"...yoga is a path to undo the root of all types of misery through the direct experience of deep, clear, open awareness." ~ Richard Freeman, Yoga Instructor

06/10/11

"To see the world in a grain of sand, and to see heaven in a wild flower, hold infinity in the palm of your hands, and eternity in an hour." ~ William Blake, English Poet & Painter

05/10/11

"Yoga has a sly, clever way of short-circuiting the mental patterns that cause anxiety. " ~ Baxter Bell

04/10/11

"The life I touch for good or ill will touch another life, and that in turn another, until who knows where the trembling stops or in what far place my touch will be felt." ~ Frederick Buechner

02/10/11

"Do you have the patience to wait till your mud settles and the water is clear? Can you remain unmoving till the right action arises by itself?" ~ Tao Te Ching

01/7/11

"Yoga's greatest gift is the vulnerability that fills your tender heart after a deep practice session and the spiritual strength that gives you the benefit of unflappable faith and devotion." ~ Kino MacGregor, Yoga Teacher

12/7/10

"Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths, or the turning inwards in prayer for five short minutes." ~ Etty Hillesum, writer

11/7/10

"Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving." ~ Kahlil Gibran, Lebanese born American philosophical Essayist, Novelist and Poet. 1883-1931

10/7/10

"Yoga is the bringing together of that which was never separate." ~ Richard Miller, Yoga Teacher

09/7/10

"Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart." ~Carl Jung

08/7/10

"A smile is a curve that sets everything straight." ~ Phyllis Diller

07/7/10

"As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth. Today, I know, this is "AUTHENTICITY"." ~ Charlie Chaplin on his 70th birthday

06/7/10

"It has taken us our entire lives to arrive at this moment. That all we have is this moment and that love is everything." ~ An interpretation of Patanjali's sutra Atha yoga anushasanam

05/7/10

"The practice itself, done consistently and accurately, is the real teacher." ~ Tim Miller, Yoga Teacher

04/7/10

"Yoga asks you to make peace with the deepest, most terrifying parts of yourself and then make that same peace with the external world." ~ Kino MacGregor, Yoga Teacher

04/7/10

Yoga asks you to make peace with the deepest, most terrifying parts of yourself and then make that same peace with the external world.
~ Kino MacGregor, Yoga Teacher

03/7/10

"Without the Yamas, known as the ethical rules, there is no success in Yoga" ~ Sri Dharma Mittra, Master Yoga Teacher

02/7/10

"Breathe in a smile; breathe out a chuckle. (You can do it.) " ~ Cheri Huber, Zen Teacher

01/7/10

"Through the development of inner knowledge your actions will become pure and then your consciousness, your mind will become graceful and benevolent like an offering." ~ David Garrigues

12/7/09

"What is uttered from the heart alone, will win the hearts of others to your own." ~ Goethe

11/7/09

"Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude." ~ Denis Waitley

10/7/09

"For breath is life, and if you breathe well you will live long on earth." ~ Sanskrit Proverb

09/7/09

"Life energy cannot flow when you grip too tightly and when you relax you allow life to flow through you." ~ Kino McGregor

08/7/09

"The soul is here for its own joy." ~ Rumi

07/7/09

"The life I touch for good or ill will touch another life, and that in turn another, until who knows where the trembling stops or in what far place my touch will be felt." ~ Frederick Buechner, American writer and theologian

06/7/09

"You have to do it by yourself. You can not do it alone." ~ Thich Nhat Han, Zen Buddhist Monk

04/7/09

"Repose is the secret of all contemplation and meditation, the secret of getting in tune with that aspect of life which is the essence of all things. When one is not accustomed to take repose, one does not know what is behind one's being." ~ Hazrat Inayat Khan, Sufi Teacher

03/7/09

"Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself, and know that everything in life has purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from." ~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, psychiatrist and author

02/7/09

"Don't ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive." ~ Howard Thurman, Philosopher

11/7/08

"Om Bhur Bhuvah Svaha, Tat Savitur Varenyam, Bhargo Devasya Dhimahi, Dhiyo Yo Nah Prachodayat. Om. Earth. Atmosphere. Heaven. May we focus our awareness on the alluring radiance of the rising sun, the Vivifier; may it inspire our thoughts and meditations." ~ Savitri Gayatri mantra, Interpreted by Christopher D. Wallis, Sanskrit Scholar

07/10/08

"Our compassion and acts of selflessness take us to the deeper truths." ~ Amma

06/10/08

" The witnessing soul is like the sky. The birds fly in the sky but they don't leave any footprints....[The] man who is awakened lives in such a way that he leaves no footprints.... He never looks ahead, he never looks back, he lives in the moment." ~ Osho

05/10/08

"When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be." ~ Lao Tzu

04/10/08

"Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials." ~ Lin Yutang

03/10/08

"Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass...It is about learning to dance in the rain!" ~ Anonymous

02/10/08

"Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials." ~ Lin Yutang

01/10/08

"Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built." ~ Rumi

12/10/07

"Asanas are a microcosm of life. They are miniature worlds filled with all the forms of the world at large. Our ability to thrive amidst those forms can be improved through the artful awareness developed in yoga practice." ~ Sharon Gannon & David Life

11/10/07

"What is it that should trace the insuperable line? ...The question is not, Can they reason? nor Can they talk? but, Can they suffer? " ~ Jeremy Bentham

10/10/07

"Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important. " ~ Bill Gates

09/10/07

"Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you." ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne

08/10/07

"By having a reverence for life, we enter into a spiritual relation with the world. By practicing reverence for life we become good, deep, and alive. " ~ Albert Schweitzer

07/10/07

"We don't appreciate what we have until it's gone. Freedom is like that. It's like air. When you have it, you don't notice it." ~ Boris Yeltsin

06/10/07

"I thank You God for most this amazing | day:for the leaping greenly spirits of trees | and a blue true dream of sky; and for everything | which is natural which is infinite which is yes" ~ e. e. cummings

05/10/07

"Uttering a word is like striking a note on the keyboard of the imagination." ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein