Anyone can practice. Young man can practice. Old man can practice. Very old man can practice. Man who is sick, he can practice. Man who doesn't have strength can practice. Except lazy people; lazy people can't practice Ashtanga yoga.— K. Pattabhi Jois
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It is very important to understand yoga philosophy: without philosophy, practice is not good, and yoga practice is the starting place for yoga philosophy. Mixing both is actually the best.
So whether you do your first downward dog at 14 or 44, it’s not your history but your presence on your mat that counts.
Do your practice and all is coming.
Yoga is for internal cleansing, not external exercising. Yoga means true self-knowledge.
Yoga, as a way of life and a philosophy, can be practiced by anyone with inclination to undertake it, for yoga belongs to humanity as a whole. It is not the property of any one group or any one individual, but can be followed by any and all, in any corner of the globe, regardless of class, creed or religion.
The full ashtanga system practiced with devotion leads to freedom within one's heart.
Body is not stiff, mind is stiff.
Yoga is 99% practice and 1% theory.
If we practice the science of yoga, which is useful to the entire human community and which yields happiness both here and hereafter - if we practice it without fail, we will then attain physical, mental, and spiritual happiness, and our minds will flood towards the Self.
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.
Yoga is your mind control capacity.
Lazy people can't practice Ashtanga Yoga
It would be a shame to lose the precious jewel of liberation in the mud of ignorant body building.