Quotes

  • "Yoga is 99% practice and 1% theory."
    ~Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois
  • "A systemic cleansing and detox is definitely the way to go after each holiday. It is the key to fighting high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer, and other health-related illnesses."
    ~Lee Haney
  • "As you walk and eat and travel, be where you are. Otherwise you will miss most of your life."
    ~Budha
  • "Excellence is the unlimited ability to improve the quality of what you have to offer."
    ~Rick Pitino
  • "Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop."
    ~Ovid
  • "I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new."
    ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • "Community cannot for long feed on itself; it can only flourish with the coming of others from beyond, their unknown and undiscovered brothers."
    ~Howard Thurman
  • "Patanjali defines yoga as a multifaceted method of bringing consciousness to a state of stillness."
    – Chip Hartranft, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
  • "The word yoga is derived from the Sanskrit word yuj meaning to bind, join, attach, and yoke, to direct and concentrate one's attention on, to use and apply."
    – B.K.S. Iyengar, Light on Yoga
  • "It [yoga] means the disciplining of the intellect, the mind, the emotions, the will, which that yoga presupposes; it means a poise of the soul which enables one to look at life in all its aspects evenly."
    – Mahadev Desai, The Gita According to Gandhi
  • "Work alone is your priviledge, never the fruits thereof. Never let the fruits of action be your motive; and never cease to work. Work in the name of the lord, abandoning selfish desires. Be not affected by succes or failure. This equipoise is called yoga."
    – Bhagavad Gita
  • "When the senses are stilled, when the mind is at rest, when the intellect wavers not – then, say the wise, is reached the highest stage. This steady control of the senses and mind has been defined as yoga. Who attains it is free from delusion."
    – Kathopanishad
  • "The meaning of yoga is union, the bringing together of the various polarities within, in order to reach a state of balance and transcend our limited vision."
    – Swami Radha, Hatha Yoga The Hidden Language
  • "Yoga is a way of moving into stillness in order to experience the truth of who you are."
    – Erich Schiffmann, The Spirit and Practice of Moving Into Stillness
  • "The Sanskrit word yoga means union, although reunion is perhaps closer to actual usage. Reunion implies a reconnection of factors earlier joined but subsequently separated."
    – Raeburn Heimbeck, Ph.D.
  • Yoga is 99% practice and 1% theory."
    – K. Pattabhi Jois
  • "Whether you are sick or weak, young, old or even very old, you can succeed in yoga if you practice diligently."
    – Hatha Yoga Pradipika
  • "Yoga is a systematic technology to improve the body, understand the mind, and free the spirit."
    Timothy McCall, M.D., Yoga As Medicine
  • "Yoga means acting in such a way that all of our attention is directed toward the activity in which we are currently engaged. Yoga attempts to create a state in which we are always present – really present – in every action, in every moment."
    – T.K.V. Desikachar
  • "We are constantly being astonished these days at the amazing discoveries in the field of violence. But I maintain that far more undreamt of and seemingly impossible discoveries will be made in the field of nonviolence."
    Mohandas K. Gandhi
  • "Truth resides in the human heart and one has to search for it there and to be guided by truth as one sees it. But no one has a right to coerce others to act according to his own view of truth."
    Mohandas K. Gandhi
  • "God, Love, and Truth appear to you only in action."
    Mohandas K. Gandhi
  • "If I could persuade myself that I could find God in a Himalayan cave, I would proceed there immediately. But I know that I cannot find God apart from humanity."
    Mohandas K. Gandhi
  • "There is no god higher than truth."
    Mohandas K. Gandhi
  • "The time is always right to do what is right."
    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  • "The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge."
    Stephen Hawking
  • "I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right temporarily defeated is stronger than evil triumphant."
    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  • "Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth."
    Albert Einstein
  • "If you cannot find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it?"
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • "What if everything is an illusion and nothing exists? In that case, I definitely overpaid for my carpet."
    Woody Allen
  • "Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to become the best of which you are capable."
    John Wooden
  • "If moderation means moving on with wise restraint and calm reasonableness, then moderation is a great virtue that all those of good will must seek to achieve. But, if moderation means slowing up in the move for justice and capitulating to the whims and caprices of the guardians of the deadening status quo, then moderation is a tragic vice which all those of good will must condemn."
    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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