Mantras, quotes and poems that help sustain and nourish a personal practice Everyone comes to yoga with a different intention, and that intention can vary day-to-day. When I teach I aim to provide value by incorporating poses that improve posture. These are a list of quotes that move me, and I hope some may serve you. Thank you for visiting my online space.
"We are not going to change the whole world, but we can change ourselves and feel free as birds. We can be serene even in the midst of calamities and, by our serenity, make others more tranquil. Serenity is contagious. If we smile at someone, he or she will smile back. And a smile costs nothing. We should plague everyone with joy. If we are to die in a minute, why not die happily, laughing?"Swami Satchidananda
"Think with your whole body." Taisen Deshimaru
"There can be no casual connection between practice and wisdom. But the obstacles to wisdom are deeply affected by practice." I AM THAT by Nisargadatta Maharaj “Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and freedom.”Viktor Frankl
"Asana variations are not just for people with specific physical problems. They can help all yoga practitioners remain open to discovery." T.K.V. Desikachar
May all beings everywhere be happy and free. Buddhist compassion prayer
I am enough This is a great mantra to fight perfectionism. Draw it in on your mirror, say it when you feel imperfect or consider repeating it when you need help accepting yourself.
The body is my anchor Let what doesn't serve you go, including thoughts and even your narrative.
I am the flow Freeing oneself from the illusion of control, making the most of the moment and becoming one with the universe.
"The meeting of two eternities, the past and the future, is precisely the present moment." Thoreau
"The memory of the trauma is imprinted on the human organism. I don’t think you can overcome it unless you learn to have a friendly relationship with your body. The big question: How can you help people confront their internal sensations? Yoga is one way you can do that." Bessel van der Kolk
"The part can never be well unless the whole is well." Plato "When you’re in the darkness, know that the light will come. We are light and dark, sun and moon, male and female, yin and yang; life is composed of opposites, in a continuing cycle of change." Kathryn E. Livingston
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