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Yoga, an ancient but perfect science, deals with the evolution of humanity.  This evolution includes all aspects of one's being, from bodily health to self-realization.  Yoga means union - the union of body with consciousness and consciousness with the soul.  Yoga cultivates the ways of maintaining a balanced attitude in day-to-day life and endows skill in the performance of one's actions.  ~B.K.S. Iyengar, Astadala Yogamala

Yoga is 99% practice and 1% knowledge. - Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois

Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.  ~B.K.S. Iyengar

For those wounded by civilization, yoga is the most healing salve. 
~Terri Guillemets

The yoga mat is a good place to turn when talk therapy and antidepressants aren't enough.  ~Amy Weintraub

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.  ~Sharon Gannon

If I'm losing balance in a pose, I stretch higher and God reaches down to steady me.  It works every time, and not just in yoga. 
~Terri Guillemets

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.  ~Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois

By embracing your mother wound as your yoga, you transform what has been a hindrance in your life into a teacher of the heart. 
~Phillip Moffitt

Sun salutations can energize and warm you, even on the darkest, coldest winter day.  ~Carol Krucoff

For me, yoga is not just a workout - it's about working on yourself.  ~Mary Glover

"Health Profile: Yoga leaves aches and pains behind," Arizona Republic, 6 April 2004 (page E3, article by Connie Midey)

The beauty is that people often come here for the stretch, and leave with a lot more.  ~Liza Ciano, co-owner & co-director of Yoga Vermont

The last time I opened my chakra so I could feel my peace, I got thrown right out of the pub.  ~Terri Guillemets

Yoga in Mayfair or Fifth Avenue, or in any other place which is on the telephone, is a spiritual fake.  ~Carl Jung

When the breath wanders the mind also is unsteady.  But when the breath is calmed the mind too will be still, and the yogi achieves long life.  Therefore, one should learn to control the breath. 
~Svatmarama, Hatha Yoga Pradipika

Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape. 
~Author Unknown

Vogue and Self are putting out the message of yoginis as buff and perfect.  If you start doing yoga for those reasons, fine.  Most people get beyond that and see that it's much, much more.  ~Patricia Walden

I tried yoga once but took off for the mall halfway through class, as I had a sudden craving for a soft pretzel and world peace.  ~Terri Guillemets

When asked what gift he wanted for his birthday, the yogi replied:  "I wish no gifts, only presence."  ~Author Unknown

A photographer gets people to pose for him.  A yoga instructor gets people to pose for themselves.  ~Terri Guillemets


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