The word Yoga comes from the Sanskrit word "Yuj" meaning to yoke, join or unite. This implies joining or integrating all aspects of the individual. Yoga is usually seen as a physical practice and does offer many health benefits including greater strength and flexibility. But the main goal of yoga is to unite the body, mind, and soul - to achieve a happy and balanced life.
I've incorporated yoga and it's principles into my fitness program for many years. Through yoga you will have the opportunity to get more connected with your body and move with more freedom and strength.
For great results, try to incorporate chiropractic care with a yoga practice. The symbiotic affect on your spine and nervous system is incredible.
Enjoy the Yoga Quotes below. Get inspired and motivated to give yoga a try.
Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured. -B.K.S. Iyengar
The yoga mat is a good place to turn when talk therapy and antidepressants aren't enough. -Amy Weintraub
Yoga is the fountain of youth. You're only as young as your spine is flexible. -Bob Harper
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
Sun salutations can energize and warm you, even on the darkest, coldest winter day. -Carol Krucoff
A photographer gets people to pose for him. A yoga instructor gets people to pose for themselves. -Terri Guillemets
I do yoga so that I can stay flexible enough to kick my own arse if necessary. -Betsy Cañas Garmon
When asked what gift he wanted for his birthday, the yogi replied: I wish no gifts, only presence. -unknown
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
Yoga is the practice of quieting the mind. -Patanjali
Yoga is the perfect opportunity to be curious about who you are. -Jason Crandell
Yoga is invigoration in relaxation. Freedom in routine. Confidence through self control. Energy within and energy without. -Ymber Delecto
More Yoga Quotes
Concentrating on poses clears the mind, while focusing on the breath helps the body shift out of fight-or-flight mode. -Melanie Haiken
When you inhale, you are taking the strength from God. When you exhale, it represents the service you are giving to the world. -B.K.S. Iyengar
The autonomic nervous system is divided into the sympathetic system, which is often identified with the fight-or-flight response, and the parasympathetic, which is identified with what's been called the relaxation response. When you do yoga, the deep breathing, the stretching, the movements that release muscle tension, the relaxed focus on being present in your body, you initiate a process that turns the fight-or-flight system off and the relaxation response on. That has a dramatic effect on the body. The heartbeat slows, respiration decreases, blood pressure decreases. The body seizes this chance to turn on the healing mechanisms. -Richard Faulds
Inhale, and God approaches you. Hold the inhalation, and God remains with you. Exhale, and you approach God. Hold the exhalation, and surrender to God. -Krishnamacharya
For those wounded by civilization, yoga is the most healing salve. -Terri Guillemets
Basketball is an endurance sport, and you have to learn to control your breath; that's the essence of yoga, too. So, I consciously began using yoga techniques in my practice and playing. I think yoga helped reduce the number and severity of injuries I suffered. As preventative medicine, it's unequaled. -Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Before you've practiced, the theory is useless. After you've practiced, the theory is obvious. -David Williams
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
The most important pieces of equipment you need for doing yoga are your body and your mind. -Rodney Yee
More Inspiring Yoga Quotes
Real Peace is always unshakable, Bliss is unchanged by gain or loss. -Yogi Bhajan
Yoga is a light, which once lit, will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter the flame. -B.K.S. Iyengar
You can enter yoga, or the path of yoga, only when you are totally frustrated with your own mind as it is. If you are still hoping that you can gain something through your mind, yoga is not for you. -Osho
Yoga is about clearing away whatever is in us that prevents our living in the most full and whole way. With yoga, we become aware of how and where we are restricted, in body, mind, and heart- and how gradually to open and release these blockages. As these blockages are cleared, our energy is freed. We start to feel more harmonious, more at one with ourselves. Our lives begin to flow, or we begin to flow more in our lives. -Cybele Tomlinson
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 body is your temple. Keep it pure and clean for the soul to reside in. -B.K.S Iyengar
A lot of exercise is mindless; you can have music or the radio on and not be aware. But if you're aware in anything you do- and it doesn't have to be yoga, it changes you. Being present changes you. -Mariel Hemingway
Yoga is a way to freedom. By its constant practice, we can free ourselves from fear, anguish and loneliness. -Indra Devi
Yoga is almost like music in a way; there's no end to it. -Sting
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