You are only as young as your spine is flexible.— Joseph Pilates
Devotion Meditation And Yoga quotations
Everything you need, you courage, strength, compassion and love; everything you need is already within you.
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.
Do your practice and all is coming.
Prayer is when you talk to god, meditation is when god talks to you.
Nowadays, the practice of yoga stops with just asanas.
Very few even attempt dharana and dhyana (deeper meditation) with seriousness. There is a need to search once more and reestablish the practice and value of yoga in modern times.
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.
Everything you need, your courage, strength, compassion and love; everything you need is already within you.
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.
When you find your path, you must not be afraid.
You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes. Disappointment, defeat, and despair are the tools God uses to show us the way.
Smile, laughter and meditation are all privileges of human life.
The man who sat on the ground in his tipi meditating on life and its meaning, accepting the kinship of all creatures and acknowledging unity with the universe of things, was infusing into his being the true essence of civilization.
The mind is responsible for the feelings of pleasure and pain.
Control of the mind is the highest Yoga.
In truth, it matters less what we do in practice than how we do it and why we do it. The same posture, the same sequence, the same meditation with a different intention takes on an entirely new meaning and will have entirely different outcomes.
If ocean can calm itself, so can you. We are both salt water with with air.
All that is necessary to awaken to yourself as the radiant emptiness of spirit is to stop seeking something more or better or different, and to turn your attention inward to the awake silence that you are.
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.
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.
Zen is not attained by mirror-wiping meditation, but by self-forgetfulness in the existential present of life here and now. We do not "come", we "are" Don't strive to become, but be.
Yes, flexibility of body and physical perfection for Yogasana is important.
However more important is the state of your mind, Meditative mind. Your flexibility might be excellent but if your mind is not attentive, you are merely doing some physical exercise, not Yoga.
Yoga is the practice of quieting the mind.
Most people think that aging is irreversible and we know that there are mechanisms even in the human machinery that allow for the reversal of aging, through correction of diet, through anti-oxidants, through removal of toxins from the body, through exercise, through yoga and breathing techniques, and through meditation.
Meditate regularly to achieve silence and peace within
There will always be people who can do it better than you, but that's a good thing! Start to see competition as inspiration — without envy.
We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise, we harden.
Mind is everything. What we think, we become.
The purpose of is to stop the misery before it comes.
Meditate. Live purely. Be quiet. Do your work with mastery. Like the moon, come out from behind the clouds! Shine.
I meditate, I do yoga and I have a lot of friends who are healers.
....And if none of that works, I go by a chocolate bar and a bottle of cognac.
The most important pieces of equipment you need for doing yoga are your body and your mind.
Yoga doesn't take time, It gives time.
The yogi will tell you that you feel and look as young as your spine is elastic.
Without intention, all these postures, these breathing practices, meditations, and the like can become little more than ineffectual gestures. When animated by intention, however, the simplest movement, the briefest meditation, and the contents of one breath cycle are made potent.
Wear gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life.
Just be Calm and Relax! You will get all your answers automatically.
Learning how to love is the goal and the purpose of spiritual life - not learning how to develop psychic powers, not learning how to bow, chant, do yoga, or even meditate, but learning to love. Love is the truth. Love is the light.
Generally we waste our lives, distracted from our true selves, in endless activity. Meditation is the way to bring us back to ourselves, where we can really experience and taste our full being.
Meditation is the ultimate mobile device; you can use it anywhere, anytime, unobtrusively.
If you want to make sense it has to come from silence.
Yoga means union, in all its significances and dimensions.
The true miracle lies in our eagerness to allow, appreciate, and honor the uniqueness, and freedom of each sentient being to sing the song of their heart.
Yoga is not a religion. It is a science, science of well-being, science of youthfulness, science of integrating body, mind, and soul.
At the end of the day, I can end up just totally wacky, because I've made mountains out of molehills. With meditation, I can keep them as molehills.
My life is so tumultuous. I dive into everything. I'm feeling all up and down and sleepy and moody and hormonal - it just gets crazy. Just to keep myself balanced, I do things like yoga and meditation.