Do your practice and all is coming.— K. Pattabhi Jois
Jaw-dropping Yoga Teachers quotations
If we learn to open our hearts, anyone, including the people who drive us crazy, can be our teacher.
I hoped to get instruction in Yoga, expected wonderful teachings, but what the teacher did was mainly to force me to face the darkness within myself and it almost killed me.... I was beaten down in every sense until I had to come to terms with that in me which I kept rejecting all my life.
By embracing your mother wound as your yoga, you transform what has been a hindrance in your life into a teacher of the heart.
There is no doubt that the foundation of being a great yoga teacher is being a great yoga student.
This world is your body. This world is a great school, This world is your silent teacher.
Yoga is a product of Eastern thought.
A further complication is that the early Yoga teachers were both Indian and Hindu. So from the late 1800's and early 1900's the Yoga teachers who came across were as interested in Hinduism as in Yoga. Often what we were being taught was a mixture of two different systems.
It is very good to see thousands of new teachers, so that with our thoughts, we can gradually change the world -send peace to the world. That's the best contribution to world peace-first the students should find their peace, and then they share with the other students.
It's smart to marry your yoga teacher so when you get divorced you know how to go down on yourself.
Intelligence comes into being when the mind, the heart and the body are really harmonious.
The thing that I do in my day-to-day is teach Yoga, and train teachers, and train therapists, and now my life has gone to a whole other level because I became involved with people at the very top of American healthcare.
I could go on for days about why I love yoga.
One of my favorite parts is I can't think about anything else other than doing what the teacher tells me to do. For me, someone who has a million things going on at any given moment, that kind of surrender is liberating. I also learn so much about myself - my limitations, my potential, how to be mindful of an injury.
What I get on a yoga mat, and from a yoga teacher, has been more beneficial onstage than any other workshop I've ever done. And it starts with that breath; it starts with getting out of my head and really just slowing the system down and being in a true present moment with each and every breath. That then allows me to be a more balanced and focused individual onstage.
In the yoga of love, one has a teacher. It is the teacher whom one loves.
If an actor commits properly to a role, they do a bit mad during a shoot.
If they're going to do that, they should balance themselves by doing a role as a yoga teacher.
I've done a little yoga, not as a professional, and every time I have a good teacher I see the immense possibilities and subtleties in this discipline. It's a little bit like music.
Have you ever seen the stereotype of the angry yoga teacher? There are some people that are at an 11 and yoga takes them down to a nine. That's me.
Yoga is really big - I'm actually a certified teacher, although I've never taught classes at a studio. I really find myself drawn to more traditional styles.
No reason to get angry at anybody for slapping you literally or figuratively.
It's just nature unfolding perfectly and obviously that slap is part of my process that is shaping me as I become all I'm becoming. I'm sure this understanding will be a big help to us in our yoga practice and also as a teacher. More than anything though, it will affect the way we look at everything in our life, which affects how we respond to things.
I encourage students to check out different styles of yoga and different teachers even within one system. Seek the teacher that inspires you, and practice the yoga that makes you feel the best. You'll then find the authentic practice for your life and path.
If I can find the time to do it, I'll probably become a yoga teacher.
I am a certified yoga teacher and I love to cycle and swim.
Getting to play a yogic healer was awesome. I love yoga, so I've had a lot of teachers.
What I get on a yoga mat, and from a yoga teacher, has been more beneficial onstage than any other workshop I've ever done.
I signed up with Kundalini yoga teacher training, which has been shifting me in some really beautiful ways.
We see that love manifested normally in the soldier, in the parent, in the lover, and in the spiritual teacher.
The true teacher of love is the heart.
The heart is very, very wise. It makes mistakes from time to time, but it has a wisdom all of its own.
Love is a modest and immodest teacher who will bring you through the school of existence, which is the heart.
When you've become strong enough and developed enough, the teacher will fall away.
The yoga of love is for those who want an all-consuming relationship with their teacher. They see the teacher as an extension of God, of eternity - which all of us are.
The relationship between the student and teacher is ultimately important.
In higher spirituality we don't study a subject as much as a person.
If one has an enlighened teacher and you come to this person with love, they will show you the ways of love.
To deal with someone from other infinites is problematic at times, to deal with a true master of all the realms of the yogas. We call them someone with the seven seals of enlightenment, meaning that their gradated perception has past through all the realms.
The enlightened teacher is someone who has become absorbed in eternity.
While they may have a body like others, the essence of their being is light.
Yoga means we accept responsibility for the tasks in our life, and we know that being a king, being an enlightened teacher, being someone who sweeps the streets, we know that nothing is a greater yoga than anything else.