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Quotes by BKS Iyengar

  1. “Yoga is the golden key that unlocks the door to peace, tranquility and joy.”
  2. “Health is a state of complete harmony of the body, mind and spirit. When one is free from physical disabilities and mental distractions, the gates of the soul open.”
  3. “When you inhale, you are taking the strength from God.
  4. When you exhale, it represents the service you are giving to the world.”
  5. “Illuminated emancipation, freedom, unalloyed and untainted bliss await you, but you have to choose to embark on the Inward Journey to discover it.”
  6. “The rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind & the harmony of the soul create the symphony of life.”
  7. “Change leads to disappointment if it is not sustained. Transformation is sustained change, and it is achieved through practice.”
  8. “It is through your body that you realize you are a spark of divinity.”
  9. “Confidence, clarity & compassion are essential qualities of a teacher.”
  10. ”Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.”
  11. “The art of teaching is tolerance. Humbleness is the art of learning.”
  12. “Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured. “
  13. “Willpower is nothing but willingness to do.”
  14. “Life means to be living.Problems will always be there.  When they arise navigate through them with yoga- don’t take a break.”
  15. “Yoga is a means and an end.”
  16. “Body is the bow, asana is the arrow, & the soul is the target.”
  17. “Your body exists in the past and your mind exists in the future. In yoga, they come together in the present.”
  18. ”Focus on keeping your spine straight. It is the job of the spine to keep the brain alert.”
  19. “Yoga is a light, which once lit, will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter the flame.”
  20. ”It is while practicing yoga asanas that you learn the art of adjustment.”
  21. “When I practice, I am a philosopher. When I teach, I am a scientist. When I demonstrate, I am an artist.”
  22. ”A yogi’s brain extends from the bottom of the foot to the top of the head. A crooked body means a crooked mind.”
  23. “Words cannot convey the value of yoga – it has to be experienced.”
  24. “Your body is the child of the soul. you must nourish and train that child.”
  25. “Yoga allows you to rediscover a sense of wholeness in your life.”
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