You are only as young as your spine is flexible.— Joseph Pilates
Useful Hatha Yoga quotations
Everything you need, you courage, strength, compassion and love; everything you need is already within you.
Do your practice and all is coming.
Inhale, and God approaches you. Hold the inhalation, and God remains with you. Exhale, and you approach God. Hold the exhalation, and surrender to God.
The purpose of is to stop the misery before it comes.
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 a light, which once lit, will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter the flame.
Hatha Yoga teaches us to use the body as the bow, asana as the arrow, and the soul the target.
Yoga doesn't take time, It gives time.
Undisturbed calmness of mind is attained by cultivating friendliness toward the happy, compassion for the unhappy, delight in the virtuous, and indifference toward the wicked.
Yoga is the practice of quieting the mind.
It takes courage and intelligence, you know, to do the stages of Yoga right, and to start with this Hatha Yoga… It’s just you and nothing but you, standing in one spot frozen like a statue with no place to go for help or excuse or scapegoat except inward.
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.
By embracing your mother wound as your yoga, you transform what has been a hindrance in your life into a teacher of the heart.
The practice of Yoga brings us face to face with the extraordinary complexity of our own being.
Yoga is the fountain of youth. You're only as young as your spine is flexible.
Be at least as interested in what goes on inside you as what happens outside.
If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place.
When you inhale, you are taking the strength from God.
When you exhale, it represents the service you are giving to the world.
If you can get the inside right, the outside will fall into place.
Yoga cultivates the ways of maintaining a balanced attitude in day-to-day life and endows skill in the performance of one's actions.
You cannot do yoga. Yoga is your natural state.
Yoga, an ancient but perfect science, deals with the evolution of humanity.
This evolution includes all aspects of one's being, from bodily health to self-realization.
People should be talking about "yoga asanas" as a competive sport.
Because there are many forms of yoga. The most common two forms are hatha yoga and raja yoga. That's mostly what people understand.
The pose begins when you want to leave it.
All forms of yoga involve occult assumptions, even hatha yoga, which is often presented as a merely physical discipline.
What's the benefit of hatha yoga? Physical.
What do you need to do hatha yoga? Physical body. That's it. Breathing and spirit is a part of any sport. So that's why hatha yoga can be a sport.
A lot of people trash their subtle physical body with psychedelic drugs.
While they do certainly give you experiences in altered levels of attention, you pay a price for it. They definitely screw up the subtle physical. Hatha Yoga can be good for that.
Hatha yoga is a powerful tool for self-transformation.
It asks us to bring our attention to our breath, which helps us to still the fluctuations of the mind and be more present in the unfolding of each moment.