If you want to be sad, no one in the world can make you happy. But if you make up your mind to be happy, no one and nothing on earth can take that happiness from you.— Paramahansa Yogananda
Bumbling Inspirational Yoga quotations
Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.
You are only as young as your spine is flexible.
When you think everything is someone else's fault, you will suffer a lot.
When you realize that everything springs only from yourself, you will learn both peace and joy.
You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body.
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.
Do your practice and all is coming.
Water is fluid, soft, and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield. As a rule, whatever is fluid, soft, and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard. This is another paradox: what is soft is strong.
If we learn to open our hearts, anyone, including the people who drive us crazy, can be our teacher.
Master your breath, let the self be in bliss, contemplate on the sublime within you.
Have only love in your heart for others.
The more you see the good in them, the more you will establish good in yourself.
The body is your temple. Keep it pure and clean for the soul to reside in.
If you don't love yourself, you cannot love others.
You will not be able to love others. If you have no compassion for yourself then you are not able of developing compassion for others.
Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.
In the practice of Yoga one can emphasize the body, the mind or the self and hence the effort can never be fruitless.
I have been a seeker and I still am, but I stopped asking the books and the stars. I started listening to the teaching of my Soul.
You must find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible.
Healing may not be so much about getting better, as about letting go of everything that isn’t you - all of the expectations, all of the beliefs - and becoming who you are.
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.
Move, but don't move the way fear makes you move.
Yoga does not remove us from the reality or responsibilities of everyday life but rather places our feet firmly and resolutely in the practical ground of experience. We don't transcend our lives; we return to the life we left behind in the hopes of something better.
Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don't be sorry.
The success of Yoga does not lie in the ability to perform postures but in how it positively changes the way we live our life and our relationships.
The mind is responsible for the feelings of pleasure and pain.
Control of the mind is the highest Yoga.
Yoga is a light, which once lit, will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter the flame.
Snowflakes, leaves, humans, plants, raindrops, stars, molecules, microscopic entities all come in communities. The singular cannot in reality exist.
Be everything with so much love in your heart that you would never want to do it any other way.
A lot of exercise is mindless; you can have music or the radio on and not be aware. But if you're aware in anything you do - and it doesn't have to be yoga - it changes you. Being present changes you.
If you are willing to look at another person's behavior toward you as a reflection of the state of their relationship with themselves rather than a statement about your value as a person. then you will, over a period of time, cease to react at all.
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.
Do not allow yourself to suppress your thoughts.
Instead, let the thoughts come before you and become a sort of observer. Start observing your own mind. Do not try to escape; do not be afraid of your thinking.
There are three values: Feel good, be good and do good.
Yoga ia a way of moving into stillness in order to experience the truth of who you are.
Simply notice that you're aware. At any given moment, you can choose to follow the chain of thoughts, emotions, and sensations that reinforce a perception of yourself as vulnerable and limited, or to remember that your true nature is pure, unconditioned, and incapable of being harmed.
In an asana, the mind has to reach inside the body to find a quiet space until a point comes where perfect balance is felt.