Everything you do right now ripples outward and affects everyone. Your posture can shine your heart or transmit anxiety. Your breath can radiate love or muddy the room in depression. Your glance can awaken joy. Your words can inspire freedom. Your every act can open hearts and minds.— David Deida
Revealing Posture quotations
Good posture can be successfully acquired only when the entire mechanism of the body is under perfect control.
Beginners must master low stance and posture, natural body positions are for the advanced.
I want to get old gracefully. I want to have good posture, I want to be healthy and be an example to my children.
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.
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.
Falling out of a posture means you are human; getting back into the posture means you are a yogi.
I don't want to be the center of attention.
My posture has changed. I walk with my head down and shoulders slumped. Suddenly I carry myself as if I'm ashamed of something.
Elegance is usually confused with superficiality, fashion, lack of depth.
This is a serious mistake: human beings need to have elegance in their actions and in their posture because this word is synonymous with good taste, amiability, equilibrium and harmony.
Not only did secular scientists rout the Christian fundamentalists, they placed themselves in the posture of knowing more, on the basis of their own very short-term investigations, than the collective remembrances of the rest of humankind.
Your best posture is your next posture.
As a child I drew objects that caught my eye outside the window of my room - the dry twigs, leaves and lizard-like creatures crawling about, the servant chopping firewood and, of course, and number of crows in various postures on the rooftops of the buildings opposite.
Cultivate an ever continuous power of observation.
Wherever you are, be always ready to make slight notes of postures, groups and incidents. Store up in the mind... a continuous stream of observations from which to make selections later. Above all things get abroad, see the sunlight and everything that is to be seen.
The mind is a kind of theater, where several perceptions successively make their appearence; pass, re-pass, glide away, and mingle in an infinite variety of postures and situations.
Backbends are to be felt more than expressed.
The other postures can be expressed and then felt. Like in meditation each person has to feel backbends.
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.
Yoga is the only exercise in the world you can do at any age.
There is always some posture that will improve your health, mind and soul.
Let no man posture as an advocate of peace if he proposes or supports any social system that initiates the use of force against individual men, in any form.
Fearful people are more dependent, more easily manipulated and controlled, more susceptible to deceptively simple, strong, tough measures and hard-line postures. ... They may accept and even welcome repression if it promises to relieve their insecurities.
Cultivate an ever-continuous power of observation.
Wherever you are, be always ready to make slight notes of postures, groups and incidents.
It was a tradition to represent a dancer frozen in a chosen position, like a snapshot. I broke away from this tradition by superimposing postures, blending light and motion and scrambling the planes.
What a hell of an economic system! Some are replete with everything while others, whose stomachs are no less demanding, whose hunger is just as recurrent, have nothing to bite on. The worst of it is the constrained posture need puts you in. The needy man does not walk like the rest; he skips, slithers, twists, crawls.
Being Missional means actually doing mission right where you are.
Missional means adopting the posture of a missionary, learning and adapting to the culture around you while remaining Biblically sound.
I grew up to have my father's looks, my father's speech patterns, my father's posture, my father's opinions, and my mother's contempt for my father.
Because of poor posture, practically 95% of our population suffers from varying degrees of spinal curvature, not to mention more serious ailments. Good posture can be successfully acquired only when the entire mechanism of the body is under perfect control.
When the asana is correct, there is lightness, a freedom.
Freedom comes when every part of the body is active. Let us be free in whatever posture we are doing. Let us be full in whatever we do.
Once upon a time our traditional goal in war and can anyone doubt that we are at war? - was victory. Once upon a time we were proud of our strength, our military power. Now we seem ashamed of it. Once upon a time the rest of the world looked to us for leadership. Now they look to us for a quick handout and a fence-straddling international posture.
I am certain that movement never lies.
There is only one law of posture I have been able to discover - the perpendicular line connecting heaven and earth.
Unless some misfortune has made it impossible, everyone can have good posture.
You just realize that you can't turn a lefthand corner in a right posture without exposing some part of your body, and so it was really me just noticing the exposure I had, and it made me start doing and practicing the switching.
You're always in a rush, or else you're too exhausted to have a proper conversation. Soon enough, the long hours, the traveling, the broken sleep have all crept into your being and become part of you, so everyone can see it, in your posture, your gaze, the way you move and talk.
ZENITH, n. The point in the heavens directly overhead to a man standing or a growing cabbage. A man in bed or a cabbage in the pot is not considered as having a zenith, though Horizontalists hold that the posture of the body was immaterial.
Some of what I wrote bordered on blasphemy.
...If there was a God, He would have to be truth. And in that case, candor--however impertinent--would be more pleasing to Him than posturing.
There are thoughts which are prayers.
There are moments when, whatever the posture of the body, the soul is on its knees.
My name is Alexei Yuri Gagarin Siege of Stalingrad Glorious Five Year Plan Sputnik Tractor Moscow Dynamo Back Four Balowski. Me Dad was a bit of a Communist, know what I mean?