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Balance In Yoga Quotes


"In movement there is balance. In balance there is movement. Yoga is all about balance. Within and Without. Above, Below. Front, Behind. Male, Female. In, Out." - Mark Whitwell

"I would advise dancers, musicians and others in the entertainment industry to take up yoga, as it clears the mind and creates a sense of balance and stillness which is important for any performing artist." - Emmanuel Jal

"I've tried many other styles of yoga, but nothing has ever given me the same centeredness, energy, and internal balance that I feel when practicing Ashtanga Yoga." - David F. Swensen

"Yoga releases the creative potential in life." - B.K.S. Iyengar

"Yoga in America is a joke." - Bikram Choudhury

"I fell in love with doing yoga." - Ione Skye

"I enjoy pumping iron, but I do try and get the yoga, 'cause it's a nice balance to the weightlifting." - Adrian Grenier

"It used to be only yoga, but now I do Pilates as well; I feel like I need the balance." - Donna Karan

"Do yoga in order to know what to do when you're not doing yoga." - Rod Stryker

"Coming to Haramara is like coming home. My body returns to the earth, my mind mesmerized by the rhythms of the ocean and my spirit flies in this magical place. Yoga is a way of life and Haramara Retreat is where we can re-educate ourselves to live in balance." - Rodney Yee

"I work out on almost a daily basis wherever I am, but yoga brings into that equation something that is ideal for me to maintain a physical and emotional and mental kind of balance, and to stay healthy - I see it as a way of investing in my future." - Queen Noor of Jordan

"My exercise varies from yoga to Pilates. The yoga provides me with achieving my balance and mental relaxation, whereas the Pilates allow me to work my inner core through stretching and keeping my muscles toned." - Erin Heatherton

"Yoga believes in transforming the individual before transforming the world." - Swami Satchidananda

"It is never too late in life to practice yoga" - B.K.S. Iyengar

"Yoga aims for complete awareness in everything you do." - B.K.S. Iyengar

"Do you know, every yoga school in India is free?" - Bikram Choudhury

"Yoga means union, in all its significances and dimensions." - Indra Devi

"In the morning, I practice 15 minutes of yoga." - Vivienne Westwood

"More yoga in the world is what we need." - Diane Lane

"Everything in life... has to have balance." - Donna Karan

"I want balance in my life." - Ron Dellums

"The balance in your life is more important than the balance in your checking account." - Chris Gardner

"Balance in the body is the foundation for balance in life." - B.K.S. Iyengar

"The balance of power in a society accompanies the balance of property in land." - John Adams

"I don't like balance. Balance is not a word you can use in Versace fashion." - Donatella Versace

"Yoga nidra is the yoga of aware sleep. In this lies the secret of self healing. Yoga Nidra is a pratyahara technique in which the distractions of the mind are contained and the mind is relaxed." - Satyananda Saraswati

"Absolutely, everyone and anyone can get involved in yoga. I've seen really small kids doing it in my yoga class, right up to elderly people doing it." - Jayne Middlemiss

"Yoga is bringing suppleness in body, calmness in mind, kindness in heart and awareness in life." - Amit Ray

"When I speak of tantric yoga, I'm speaking of a type of yoga that is best practiced by persons who live in society. It's a yoga for the last yuga." - Frederick Lenz

"Yoga is many things to many people, but in its full potential the practice of yoga can provide the means to transform suffering into happiness and Suzanne Bryant's film YOGA IS shows us this path." - Sharon Gannon

"I really think there's an evolution to the practice and the individual no matter what brings you in, whether it's wine and yoga or chocolate and yoga or surfing and yoga..." - Beryl Bender Birch

"I have had the great good fortune of working with a true genius of yoga, Karuna Erickson, in developing a new system called Heart Yoga." - Andrew Harvey

"Any of the yoga poses could be substituted in this analogy. How you practice is much more meaningful than what yoga moves you can or cannot do." - Tara Stiles

"I do a lot of yoga, and when I'm in L.A., I have an outdoorsy sort of lifestyle. It's sort of comfortable, West Coast, yoga chic." - Gugu Mbatharaw

"I enjoy horse riding, tennis, yoga and running - it helps to clear my head, and I can do bits of yoga in between filming." - Anthony Howell

"If anybody knows me, knows that I'm a workhorse, not just on the floor, but psychologically. I meditate a lot, I like to get massages, do yoga. I like to keep a balance." - Kevin Garnett

"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." - Ben Wheatley

"There's a lot of stress on young people. They've always got exams and have to reach this goal or reach that goal. Yoga might be really good for them because there must be a lot of emotions that come up and yoga would really help to get a perspective and balance." - Jayne Middlemiss

"I run a lot. I do a lot of yoga. Hot yoga. Which is random and sounds lame, but it has definitely made my flexibility and balance 100 percent better on my skateboard. I do that and a lot of plyometric, biometrics, and surf. I train every other day of the week and skate for an hour everyday." - Ryan Sheckler

"I don't believe in balance, not in the classic way." - Marissa Mayer

"Without the Yamas, known as the ethical rules, there is no success in Yoga" - Dharma Mittra

"Whatever you do in life, yoga shows you how to do it better." - Chuck Miller

"In yoga, you never chase an experience - you only prepare for it." - Jaggi Vasudev

"Yoga means union, that in your experience, everything has become one." - Jaggi Vasudev

"Yoga allows you to rediscover a sense of wholeness in your life." - B.K.S. Iyengar

"Bhakti yoga isn't something you join, it's love. It means falling in love." - Krishna Das

"Why do people do yoga? To clear their minds? I embrace the clutter in my head." - Chris Rock

"In yoga you reach your arms to the heavens and the universe smiles back at you." - Diamond Dallas Page

"Even if yoga only enhanced physical fitness, the time spent in practice would be fully worthwhile." - Deepak Chopra

"Even before I knew Yoga in this life, I was into that kind of thing." - Gary Kraftsow

"The practice of yoga only requires us to act and to be attentive in our actions." - T. K. V. Desikachar

"Yoga is vital because it keeps me in full awareness and connection with my breath." - Grace Gealey

"In our uniquely human capacity of connect movement with breath and spiritual meaning, yoga is born." - Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa

"In a world suffering from mental stress, yoga promises calm. In a distracted world, yoga creates focus, creates concentration. In a world of fear, yoga promises strength and courage. A healthy body and a disciplined mind are the foundations of a world free from fear. In crafting a new self through Yoga, we create a new world." - Narendra Modi

"I must know good yoga classes in about 25 cities on this planet." - Minnie Driver

"In private, I'm a hippie who follows Buddhism, does yoga, meditates and loves to dance wildly." - Laura Harring

"Starting out in a beginner class and really understanding the fundamentals of yoga is really important." - Mariel Hemingway

"I run, lift weights and do yoga to stay in shape." - Robin Wright

"I think there's room for both private exploration and group work in Yoga." - Sting

"Yoga is almost like music in a way; there's no end to it." - Sting

"If you practice a little jnana yoga in your daily life, it will help you tremendously." - Frederick Lenz

"In the yoga of love, one has a teacher. It is the teacher whom one loves." - Frederick Lenz

"Cut, Cap and Balance is worst legislation in history." - Harry Reid

"Hangs in the uncertain balance of proud time." - Robert Greene

"In the end, it's all a question of balance." - Rohinton Mistry

"There is balance in life, but not fairness." - Shirley Hazzard

"My theory is that balance is key - nothing in excess." - L'Wren Scott

"I think everything in life is a balance." - Amy Weber

"In the end, it's all a question of balance." - Rohinton Mistry

"Don't give in to hate - it puts you off balance" - Michael Leunig

"I's all about finding balance in your life." - Adriana Lima

"Life isn't a balance between throwing out and inviting in." - Rajneesh

"French elegance lies in the balance of romance and restraint." - Sarah Turnbull

"I believe you have to have balance in your life." - Paula Creamer

"My theory is that balance is key - nothing in excess." - Lwren Scott

"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." - Paul Harvey

"We are each a microcosm; if each of our individual worlds is in balance, the whole planet is in balance." - Greg Reitman

"Balance is so important in our lives. In our busy world, we can give ourselves balance between thinking and feeling." - Yakov Smirnoff

"There has to be a balance in life. A balance of business, family, and the opportunity to learn and teach." - Chuck Feeney

"Both parents' rights must be in balance so children can grow up with a balance between both parents." - Warren Farrell

"I started doing yoga." - Carnie Wilson

"Jnana yoga is practical." - Frederick Lenz

"The one you confront in Yoga is yourself. All that is rigid and stiff in you, all that says 'No." - Frederick Leboyer

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

"Tantra is not sexual yoga. When the word tantra is used in the West, very often people immediately associate it with some kind of sexual yoga in which you use sex as a vehicle for enlightenment." - Frederick Lenz

"Yoga and Vipassana are the two most time tested ancient techniques for keeping the body, mind and spirit in harmony and in sync. There is no contradiction between yoga and vipassana. They are complementary to each other." - Amit Ray

"The literal meaning of "yoga" is "union," "integration," "reconnection." But in the context of practice, yoga is a way of gaining access to your own inner luminosity and becoming established in your essential self." - Rajmani Tigunait

"There's nothing to win in yoga. You just do what you can do, one day to the next." - Adam Levine

"Practice doing yoga with an innocent mind. Then, you will be able to cognize the things happening in your body" - B.K.S. Iyengar

"All of us have a dormant spark of divinity in us which has to be fanned into flame by yoga." - B.K.S. Iyengar

"When body, breath, and mind work together in harmony to achieve a spiritual goal, that is yoga." - Baba Hari Dass

"What kind of a world do we live in that has room for dog yoga but not for Esperanto?" - Arika Okrent

"Yoga is more than physical. It is cellular, mental, intellectual and spiritual-it involves man in his entire being" - B.K.S. Iyengar

"Yoga ia a way of moving into stillness in order to experience the truth of who you are." - Erich Schiffmann

"We hold on to so much in our bodies. Yoga helps you let go of things, and it's incredibly grounding." - Michaela Conlin

"We hold on to so much in our bodies. Yoga helps you let go of things, and it's incredibly grounding." - Michaela Conlin

"Yoga has helped me become more in tune and respectful of not just my body but my soul." - Zoe McLellan

"If I just take an hour yoga class, I will come out differently than I went in." - Lisa Rinna

"In everyday life, I use positive thoughts, sense of humor, Taekwondo, running, and yoga to make me stronger." - Pom Klementieff

"If we do not pay attention to ourselves in our practice, then we cannot call it yoga." - T. K. V. Desikachar

"I try to do a lot of yoga and meditation. I think now it's creating things in times of waiting." - Emma Stone

"Yoga is the cessation of the movements of the mind. Then there is abiding in the Seer's own form." - Patanjali

"The yoga tradition provides one of humankind's most effective systems for achieving enrichment and happiness in every aspect of life." - Rod Stryker

"I think it's interesting that the opposite of being active in yoga is not being passive. It's being receptive." - Cyndi Lee

"I love going to the cinema, listening to music, yoga and long walks along Holkham beach in Norfolk." - Saffron Aldridge

"I signed up with Kundalini yoga teacher training, which has been shifting me in some really beautiful ways." - Angela Lindvall

"Everybody is in the waiting room of life. Yoga is not a waiting. It is a doing, today." - Frederick Lenz

"The thing that comes most frequently to me on yoga retreats is excruciating pain in my hips." - Taiye Selasi

"Discrimination, viveka, means you know the difference between the transient and the eternal. That's what discrimination means in Shankara's yoga." - Frederick Lenz

"I wouldn't really worry to much about practicing the yoga of discrimination at this point in your evolution." - Frederick Lenz

"In the Yoga of Love we see that matter and spirit are one. It's only the ego that separates." - Frederick Lenz

"In dream yoga we use the etheric double and go beyond the confines of the physical, it's very ecstatic." - Frederick Lenz

"Nowadays, the practice of yoga stops with just asanas. Very few even attempt dharana and dhyana (deeper meditation) with seriousness. There is a need to search once more and reestablish the practice and value of yoga in modern times." - Tirumalai Krishnamacharya

"I can set up shop anywhere. I've got my oils, I've got my yoga mat and I'm good to go. I must know good yoga classes in about 25 cities on this planet" - Minnie Driver

"What we're trying to do in yoga is to create a union, and so to deepen a yoga pose is to actually increase the union of the pose, not necessarily put your leg around your head." - Rodney Yee

"Jnana, bhakti, yoga and karma - these are the four paths which lead to spiritual freedom. One must follow the path for which one is best suited. But in this age, special stress should be laid on karma yoga." - Swami Vivekananda

"I think it's possible for all of us to use our yoga to distract us from our yoga. Because we get so caught up in the form that we forget the soul." - Judith Hanson Lasater

"Concentration of the mind is in a way common to both Knowledge and Yoga. Yoga aims at union of the individual with the universal, the Reality. This Reality cannot be new. It must exist even now, and it does exist." - Ramana Maharshi

"I was a rhythmic and athletic gymnast for a little while. Then, when I quit gymnastics, I fell in love with yoga. So sometimes I think I'd like to open up a yoga studio." - Nina Dobrev

"I can set up shop anywhere. I've got my oils, I've got my yoga mat and I'm good to go. I must know good yoga classes in about 25 cities on this planet." - Minnie Driver

"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." - Frederick Lenz

"Yoga means we go a step further back. In yoga we go to the cause. The cause of pain is not the world. The cause of pain is us." - Frederick Lenz

"When there is no mind, you are in yoga; when there is mind you are not in yoga. So you may do all the postures, but if the mind goes on functioning, if you go on thinking, you are not in yoga." - Rajneesh

"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

"Live your life without hurting anybody. Harmlessness is a most powerful form of Yoga and it will take you speedily to your goal. This is what I call nisarga yoga, the Natural yoga. It is the art of living in peace and harmony, in friendliness and love. The fruit of it is happiness, uncaused and endless." - Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

"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." - Geeta Iyengar

"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

"Yoga is a big misnomer in the west, people don't know what this yoga is. Yoga means union with the divine. When you become one with the divine, the divine starts flowing through you and you become part and parcel of the whole." - Nirmala Srivastava

"The attitude of gratitude is yoga. Ingratitude is "unyoga," like "uncola." Where gratitude is, there is yoga. Where there is ingratitude, yoga is gone. That mind which does not live in gratitude is just like a junkyard. There are great cars there, but they don't work; they are useless, because they are junk. What are you without gratitude?" - Harbhajan Singh Yogi

"I studied Sanskrit for many years, and I've got all the coursework for my Ph.D. And a lot of what's going on in American Yoga is just made-up stuff. Smart people, even good people, Western therapists, Yoga therapists and other things, Western healthcare practitioners who love Asana and say, "Let's make up yoga therapy."" - Gary Kraftsow

"In fact, many people, including some who practice yoga, assume that yoga is nothing more than a form of exercise, or they believe that only the physical aspects of yoga have relevance to their lives. Nothing could be farther from the truth." - Rod Stryker

"Yoga has trimmed my body in a way that the gym never could. I used to be a gym rat, but I switched to yoga and am now almost 10 pounds lighter. One important thing I've gotten from yoga is breathing. When I'm cooking, the top part of my body collapses down. It cuts off my diaphragm." - Giada De Laurentiis

"A true outlaw finds the balance between the passion in his heart and the reason in his mind. The outcome is the balance of might and right." - J-Ax

"Everything in nature has found a niche, a perfect harmony of balance. Man need to find his niche, his perfect balance, where he fits in the natural cycle" - Stephen Colbert

"Balance is if you try hard, you work hard then the rewards are in balance with what you put in and what is available." - Iain Duncan Smith

"Falling out of balance doesn't matter, really and truly. How we deal with that moment and how we find our way back to center, every day, again and again - that is the practice of's about trusting that you will find your way." - Cyndi Lee

"Yoga reduced my stress and bodily tension. It allowed me to bring my body back into balance, to emerge from my fertility struggle with my sense of self esteem and self worth intact, and to forge a stronger bond with my husband." - Brenda Strong

"If you work on yoga, yoga will work on you." - Baba Hari Dass

"You cannot do yoga. Yoga is your natural state." - Sharon Gannon

"I like tea and yoga, but I don't do yoga." - Moby

"You always need to find the balance in the science, but the balance to talking about evolutionary theory is not to talk about creationism, that's not a balance, that's misleading and it's just wrong." - Robin Ince

"Yoga is mind wave quieting." - Patanjali

"Yoga is a natural thing." - Laura Huxley

"Yoga only works one way." - Bikram Choudhury

"Yoga is a life-saver." - Ione Skye

"We must introduce a new balance in the relationship between the individual and the government-a balance that favors greater individual freedom and self-reliance." - Gerald R Ford

"I think the most important thing is in life, it's all about balance. It's balance between foods you like and nutrition." - Travis Lane Stork

"Invest in your work life balance. Time with friends and family is as important as times at work. Getting that out of balance is a path toward unhappiness." - Stephen Gillett

"Situated in some nebulous distance I do what I do so that the universal balance of which I am a part may remain a balance." - Antonio Porchia

"Men and nature must work hand in hand. The throwing out of balance of the resources of nature throws out of balance also the lives of men." - Franklin D Roosevelt



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