Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.— Dalai Lama
Reckoning Yoga Practice quotations
Everything you need, you courage, strength, compassion and love; everything you need is already within you.
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.
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.
Sweat more in practice, bleed less in war.
Do your practice and all is coming.
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.
The more you sweat in practice, the less you bleed in battle!
If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.
Yoga is 99% practice and 1% theory.
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.
We all agree that forgiveness is a beautiful idea until we have to practice it.
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.
In the practice of Yoga one can emphasize the body, the mind or the self and hence the effort can never be fruitless.
You can have calmness of mind at all times by the practice of yoga.
You can have restful sleep. You can have increased energy, vigour, vitality, longevity, and a high standard of health. You can turn out efficient work within a short space of time. You can have success in every walk of life.
When we practice loving kindness and compassion we are the first ones to profit.
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.
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.
Practice things until you can't get them wrong. Not until you get them right. There's a big difference.
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.
Yoga is a light, which once lit, will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter the flame.
Practice doesn't make perfect if you're doing it wrong.
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.
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.
Crying is one of the highest devotional songs.
One who knows crying, knows spiritual practice. If you can cry with a pure heart, nothing else compares to such a prayer, Crying includes all the principles of Yoga.
Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice.
Whenever we find stiffness in the body, our mind should be especially supple.
It is never the stiffness in our bodies that limits our practice, it is always the stiffness of our mind.
Yoga is the practice of quieting the mind.
Practicing yoga does not eliminate life’s challenges, and neither does it provide us with a convenient trap-door to escape from life’s distractions. Instead, Yoga gives us the skills to meet life head-on with dignity and poise.
Keep practicing. Never let someone tell you you're too small or too slow.
The practice of yoga induces a primary sense of measure and proportion.
Reduced to our own body, our first instrument, we learn to play it, drawing from it maximum resonance and harmony.
Mind is everything. What we think, we become.
I started practicing yoga. I started learning some hands-on healing stuff. And I found really good chiropractors, really good massage therapists, and what I found is I've been able to actually peel off layers of trauma on my body and actually move better now than I did.
To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it.
People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own souls. They will practice Indian yoga and all its exercises, observe a strict regimen of diet, learn the literature of the whole world - all because they cannot get on with themselves and have not the slightest faith that anything useful could ever come out of their own souls.
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.
Lazy people can't practice Ashtanga Yoga
It never gets easier. You just get better.
Yoga is your direct intimacy with the nurturing power of Life.
It is the practical means adapted to personal needs, age, health and all cultures.
Gaining maturity in yoga practice involves learning to respect the paths that other people are on and acknowledging their merits, maybe even acknowledging that your own path is lacking in some area where another one excels.
The practice of Yoga brings us face to face with the extraordinary complexity of our own being.
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.
Slowing down is the precursor to Yoga practice because this simple act allows us to consider our thoughts, feelings and actions more carefully in the light of our desire to live peacefully.