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Previously, we talked about the relationship between yoga and weight loss. We also talked about how individuals have their own reasons for practicing yoga.
Pinning down yoga to a single description is practically impossible. As I mentioned before, I’ve only just began practicing, and I don’t think I can do yoga any justice if I try to define it myself. The best thing to do is to share the thoughts and sayings of renowned yogis. So here are some of the best yoga quotes, which I think will give you a deeper understanding of the practice.
- The word yoga comes from Sanskrit, the language of ancient India. It means union, integration, or wholeness. It is an approach to health that promotes the harmonious collaboration of the human being’s three components: body, mind, and spirit. – Stella Weller
- Although yoga has its origins in ancient India, its methods and purposes are universal, relying not on cultural background, faith or deity, but simply on the individual. Yoga has become important in the lives of many contemporary Westerners, sometimes as a way of improving health and fitness of the body, but also as a means of personal and spiritual development. ? Tara Fraser
- 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
- 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. – Hatha Yoga Pradipika
- Yoga is the practice of quieting the mind. – Patanjal
- Yoga has a sly, clever way of short circuiting the mental patterns that cause anxiety. – Baxter Bell
- 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. – Donna Farhi
- 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. – T.K.V. Desikachar
- I like that: a little pressure on the understood boundaries of yourself. Sounded like something out of a self-awareness class, probably with yoga. See what kind of a pretzel you can tie yourself into and press on the understood…I was raving, if only to myself. ? Robin McKinley
- The yoga mat is a good place to turn when talk therapy and antidepressants aren’t enough. – Amy Weintraub
- A photographer gets people to pose for him. A yoga instructor gets people to pose for themselves. – T. Guillemets