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"Yoga is 99% practice and 1% theory." - K. Pattabhi Jois

"Yoga is the practice of radical transformation" - Georg Feuerstein

"Lazy people can't practice Ashtanga Yoga" - K. Pattabhi Jois

"Through practice comes Yoga, through Yoga comes knowledge, through knowledge love, and through love bliss." - Swami Vivekananda

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

"Knowledge of yoga is no substitute for practice." - B.K.S. Iyengar

"Yoga is the practice of quieting the mind." - Patanjali

"Anybody can breathe. Therefore anybody can practice yoga." - T. K. V. Desikachar

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

"I practice yoga every day. The practice calms my spirit, and allows me to be present." - Giancarlo Esposito

"The way anything is developed is through practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice and more practice." - Joyce Meyer

"I do a lot of yoga. I practice yoga three or four times a week. It's an escape for me." - Nina Dobrev

"To practice jnana yoga, the yoga of knowledge and discrimination, it's necessary to have a highly developed mind." - Frederick Lenz

"What kind of Yoga do you want to practice, the Yoga of getting or the Yoga of giving?... One enslaves, the other liberates." - Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

"Raja yoga is the mental practice and incorporates meditation, pranayama, and mudra. What are the benefits of having a raja yoga practice? The benefit is spirituality." - Rajashree Choudhury

"Anyone can practice. Young man can practice. Old man can practice. Very old man can practice. Man who is sick, he can practice. Man who doesn't have strength can practice. Except lazy people; lazy people can't practice Ashtanga yoga." - K. Pattabhi Jois

"My philosophy? Practice, practice, practice and win." - Babe Didrikson Zaharias

"It is very important to understand yoga philosophy: without philosophy, practice is not good, and yoga practice is the starting place for yoga philosophy. Mixing both is actually the best." - K. Pattabhi Jois

"It is important not to abandon the practice of yoga because we believe it is driven by the wrong motivation. The practice of yoga itself transforms. Yoga has a magical quality." - Ravi Ravindra

"Yoga is an internal practice. the rest is just a circus." - K. Pattabhi Jois

"When you practice yoga, first your personality changes, the faith increases, then confidence improves" - Bikram Choudhury

"Yoga is effort. Only practice is important. The rest of knowledge is only theory." - B.K.S. Iyengar

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

"I practice yoga nidra to support my mental health and clear my mind space." - Emily Carpenter

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

"Yoga is essentially a practice for your soul, working through the medium of your body." - Tara Fraser

"Let's face it, I only practice yoga because the classes are always packed with beautiful women." - Adam Levine

"Relationships are like the world's most intense yoga! It's a daily practice." - Tracy Mcmillan

"Any spirituality can be enhanced with the practice or study of yoga." - Christy Turlington

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

"I start my day with a mind, body, soul practice - yoga, Pilates or meditation." - Donna Karan

"My yoga practice was and will always be a spiritual experience. I can honestly say, "Yoga delivered me back to GOD!"" - Faith Hunter

"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

"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

"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

"Yoga is a light, which once lit, will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter the flame." - B.K.S. Iyengar

"The practice of Yoga brings us face to face with the extraordinary complexity of our own being." - Sri Aurobindo

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

"This practice of yoga is to remove the weeds from the body so that the garden can grow." - B.K.S. Iyengar

"Through daily yoga practice we can become present to our own fundamental goodness and the goodness of others" - Donna Farhi

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

"I've been meditating as part of my yoga practice for so long, I can't remember when I started." - Donna Karan

"I try to be consistent, so I practice yoga and Pilates to help keep my body and mind balanced." - Miranda Kerr

"Yoga is a way to freedom. By its constant practice, we can free ourselves from fear, anguish and loneliness." - Indra Devi

"Enlightenment is cumulative. You become a little more enlightened each day as you practice yoga and Buddhism." - Frederick Lenz

"For me, my yoga practice is like putting a one in front of a lot of zeros. Without my practice, everything quickly becomes chaotic." - MC Yogi

"Practice, practice, practice until you eventually get numb on rejections." - Brian Klemmer

"Change needs practice. And practice needs patience." - John Fairclough

"I practice yoga on a regular basis at my gym and when I travel. Yoga not only keeps me flexible, but I feel it enhance the quality of my blood cells through deep breathing. I also feel energized when I practice yoga, which helps me cope with my demanding schedule." - Nathan East

"The point of yoga is to develop a level of clarity and self-understand ing so that when we're done doing our yoga practice we make really good decisions, because that will determine whether we're fulfilled. Not the quality of our poses. But really the yoga is what happens when we're done practicing yoga." - Rod Stryker

"The point of yoga is to develop a level of clarity and self-understand ing so that when we"re done doing our yoga practice we make really good decisions, because that will determine whether we"re fulfilled. Not the quality of our poses. But really the yoga is what happens when we"re done practicing yoga." - Rod Stryker

"We talkin' about practice?" - Allen Iverson

"Practice does everything." - Periander

"Mathematicians practice absolute freedom." - Henry Adams

"Practice humility and patience." - Vincent de Paul

"Practice being excited." - Bill Foster

"Practice is everything" - Periander

"Practice what you preach." - Proverbs

"Practice in tranquility." - Artur Schnabel

"Practice makes perfect." - Proverbs

"Practice is nine-tenths." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Practice makes the master." - Patrick Rothfuss

"Buddhas don't practice nonsense." - Bodhidharma

"Yoga means to bind back, unite. To bring the body and the soul together. For this reason the practice of yoga is a holy endeavor and the teaching of it to our people a very high calling." - Alice Walker

"The awareness that we cultivate is what makes yoga a practice, rather than a task or a goal to be completed. Your body will most likely become much more flexible by doing yoga, and so will your mind." - Cyndi Lee

"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

"When I found yoga, I realized that I can direct my own mind through my yoga practice and meditation. I can actually create my own mood. That was a huge awakening for me." - MC Yogi

"In the practice of Yoga one can emphasize the body, the mind or the self and hence the effort can never be fruitless." - Tirumalai Krishnamacharya

"The quality of your practice is ultimately measured by its effect on the quality of your life. In other words, mastery in yoga is mastery of life." - Rod Stryker

"Persistent practice alone is the key to yoga. As you take pains to learn, continue with devotion what you have learn." - B.K.S. Iyengar

"Why should you practice Yoga? To kindle the divine fire within yourself. Everyone has a dormant spark of divinity in him which has to be fanned into flame." - B.K.S. Iyengar

"When the restlessness of the mind, intellect and self is stilled through the practice of Yoga, the yogi by the grace of the Spirit within himself finds fulfillment." - B.K.S. Iyengar

"By persistent and sustained practice, anyone and everyone can make the yoga journey and reach the goal of illumination and freedom." - B.K.S. Iyengar

"I am ever with those who practice Kriya Yoga. I will guide you to the Cosmic Home through your enlarging perceptions." - Lahiri Mahasaya

"If the foundation is firm the building can withstand calamities. The practice of yoga is the foundation so that the self is not shaken under any circumstances." - B.K.S. Iyengar

"If you practice yoga every day with perseverance, you will be able to face the turmoil of life with steadiness and maturity." - B.K.S. Iyengar

"Anyone who practices can obtain success in yoga but not one who is lazy. Constant practice alone is the secret of success." - Svatmarama

"Food affects the mind. For the practice of any kind of yoga, vegetarianism is absolutely necessary since it makes the mind more pure and harmonious." - Ramana Maharshi

"A lot of people have come to Krishna consciousness through prasadam. I mean, this process is the only kind of yoga that you can actually practice by eating." - Mukunda Goswami

"The practice of yoga allows us to become more conscious of our own physical existence and how significant we really are." - Sharon Gannon

"Yoga practice seems to be used to access some deeper dimension or some enlightened state. Understand right now there is no connection between flexibility and enlightenment." - Bryan Kest

"Practice means making an effort to keep your mind steady. Yoga is about learning to pay attention. That's what drives transformation." - Beryl Bender Birch

"In yoga practice, over time you use fewer muscles more efficiently. Expansion does require energy, but it should not require a great deal of effort." - Brenda Strong

"Until my Yoga practice became the great facilitator of all things in my life, the integration of career, purpose and motherhood felt like an unattainable dream." - Brenda Strong

"Yoga has moved from relative anonymity in the West to a well-recognized practice offered in thousands of studios, community centers, hospitals, gyms, and health clubs." - Deepak Chopra

"I practice yoga and take a steam-filled bath or shower. Then I sit quietly and review and prioritize my to-do list." - Donna Karan

"Yoga is really the practice of seeing what's most important. Focusing on that first. Then it helps everything else sort of fall into alignment." - MC Yogi

"I always try to practice what I preach. I meditate for fifteen minutes every day and do yoga several times a week." - Arianna Huffington

"Yoga has expanded beyond asana for me. It's how I live my life and currently I'm throwing myself into a meditation practice." - Kathryn Budig

"Clear perception is the cornerstone and an absolute necessity for living your best life - and that's exactly what the focus of a yoga practice should be all about." - Rod Stryker

"The practice of yoga has been an amazing tool to actually unearth where my inspiration lives inside my body and mind and heart." - Rodney Yee

"I'm a Bhakti, meaning I practice devotional yoga and the heart and love, so I say to people, start with your ego and go down to your heart." - Ram Dass

"Yoga is a big part of my life now. There's not a day that goes by where I don't do an Asana and mediation practice." - Giancarlo Esposito

"I've never meditated in my life. I don't practice yoga nor any religion. I'm a tourist on the realm of stillness." - Pico Iyer

"I have seen people who practice yoga and Buddhism who are scared to death of the sorcery powers of others. This is absurd." - Frederick Lenz

"It is necessary first in the practice of Kundalini yoga to determine what the dharma is. There is a dharma for you." - Frederick Lenz

"The deeper you get into Yoga you realize it is a spiritual practice. It's a journey I'm making. I'm heading that way." - Sting

"I practice yoga even when my schedule doesn't allow me to teach. I've been practicing for 17 years, since before it became hip." - Brenda Strong

"Jnana yoga is a very demanding practice. It's necessary for you to become conscious of the fact that you're not human." - Frederick Lenz

"The yoga of selfless giving is easy for anyone to practice. The key is detachment. The spirit is unattachment to results." - Frederick Lenz

"I gave up drinking lots of whiskey and began to practice yoga and meditation. As a result I am not dead." - Billy Childish

"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

"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

"I encourage students to check out different styles of yoga and different teachers even within one system. Seek the teacher that inspires you, and practice the yoga that makes you feel the best. You'll then find the authentic practice for your life and path." - David F. Swensen

"Yoga has been something that's always there to take with me and practice throughout any journey. There's no place I've ever been where yoga hasn't fit itself in. I currently work on a commercial fishing boat in Alaska and I am still able to find time to lay my mat on the deck and practice what makes me the best me I can be, thanks to yoga." - Nelly

"You practice meditation so that meditation can practice you." - Swami Premodaya

"Practice makes perfect, but nobody's perfect, so why practice?" - Kurt Cobain

"Knowledge without practice is useless. Practice without knowledge is dangerous." - Confucius

"You can either practice being right or practice being kind." - Anne Lamott

"Knowledge does not advance practice. Rather practice advances knowledge." - Richard Pascale

"Like everything else, Fletcher. Practice." - Richard Bach

"Tomorrow's victory is today's practice." - Chris Bradford

"We need practice solving problems." - Bob Gill

"Engineering is a creative practice." - Cory Arcangel

"France does not practice revenge." - Francois Fillon

"Practice without improvement is meaningless." - Chuck Knox

"Practice random acts of . . . Grumpiness." - Grumpy Cat

"What makes knowledge automatic is what gets you to Carnegie Hall - practice, practice, practice." - Alison Gopnik

"The study of yoga makes me inspired. And then the teaching of yoga makes it that much more real. The sense that this practice and this tool helps other people be centered, be present, and helps them really [be] embodied and [have] a life." - Rodney Yee

"I love Bikram Yoga. I tend to move and think at a fast pace, and the heat forces me to slow down and just focus on my breath. I'm also a fan of Kundalini yoga. It's still a new practice for me, but I've found it infinitely helpful in getting me present." - Allison McAtee

"Yoga is for everyone. Personally I believe yoga would benefit anyone's life. It is such an amazing form of exercise and if you practice regularly it really slows your mind down and it helps you to get perspective. It keeps you incredibly fit and really flexible. It helps prevent ailments because you're working all the body." - Jayne Middlemiss

"In the same way that the physical practice of yoga so effectively benefits your body and mind, the larger science of yoga is similarly powerful in unlocking the vast potentials of your body, mind and spirit to help you achieve your best life imaginable." - Rod Stryker

"I started doing yoga in college, so that has just become a staple of a self-care routine for my mind and my body. My body craves it at this point, so I do it two to three times a week, sometimes more. I practice Vinyasa style yoga and sometimes mix it up." - Taylor Schilling

"Crying is one of the highest devotional songs. One who knows crying, knows spiritual practice. If you can cry with a pure heart, nothing else compares to such a prayer. Crying includes all the principles of Yoga." - Kripalvananda

"The practice of yoga induces a primary sense of measure and proportion. Reduced to our own body, our first instrument, we learn to play it, drawing from it maximum resonance and harmony." - Yehudi Menuhin

"Work sustains us as bodies and it consumes a great deal of energy. The conservation of energy is the component theme of Buddhist practice and yoga. That is why people live in monasteries." - Frederick Lenz

"A yoga session is harder than a football practice easily for me. Probably in some ways just as intense, not from a physical standpoint of hitting ,but from a game, the intensity is the same." - Andrew Whitworth

"Slowing down is the precursor to Yoga practice because this simple act allows us to consider our thoughts, feelings and actions more carefully in the light of our desire to live peacefully." - Donna Farhi

"Gaining maturity in yoga practice involves learning to respect the paths that other people are on and acknowledging their merits, maybe even acknowledging that your own path is lacking in some area where another one excels." - Geeta Iyengar

"As each individual is electrically alive and dynamic, so yoga is a living, dynamic force in life. In order to savor its essence, one needs a religiously attentive dynamic practice done with awareness and absorption." - B.K.S. Iyengar

"I don't go to the gym or practice yoga. And the closest thing I have to a nutritionist is the Carlsberg Beer Company. I just have the appetite of a pigeon." - Colin Farrell

"Yoga is so universal in its principles and so holistically beneficial, it is possible for any person, young or old, religious or agnostic, to embrace and enjoy a practice." - Christy Turlington

"No amount of meditation, yoga, diet, and reflection will make all of our problems go away, but we can transform our difficulties into our practice until little by little they guide us on our way." - Jack Kornfield

"With my schedule, I don't have much time to get to yoga classes, but I do keep a mat in my trailer and practice for a few minutes most days. It keeps me centered." - Zoe McLellan

"The quiet of the morning offers a perfect time to do a meditation and yoga practice. It also allows time to be creative or to contemplate before the business of the day." - Kandyse Mcclure

"My Yoga practice is number one, straight physical exercises are number two, and when I can do neither, I focus on the breath. Make sure I drink enough water and get enough sleep." - Leilani Bishop

"Now I know why yoga is so life-giving for so many. I have never experienced a practice that combines such physical challenge and spiritual wellbeing in my life." - Emily Saliers

"I don't practice yoga, but it's on my list of things to try again. I gave it a shot, but the class was too advanced for me, and I felt overwhelmed and a little embarrassed." - Mike Colter

"Yoga is so much more about the instructor than it is about the practice itself. It's their point of view and the way they teach that makes the experience so special and opens things up for me." - Jennifer Widerstrom

"Yoga is an integral part of my daily routine. That definitely helps me approach all aspects of my life from a place of mindfulness and clarity, through the meditation that usually accompanies this practice." - Christy Turlington

"The aim of yoga is to eliminate the control that material nature exerts over the human spirit, to rediscover through introspective practice what the poet T.S. Eliot called the still point of the turning world." - Barbara Stoler Miller

"When I started, these [yoga] were very functional practices, as I said, productive to lose weight, or whatever, and now it has become a very spiritual kind of practice." - Karan Bajaj

"Through yoga practice you can change the course of your life by purifying your karma. But to do that you must have an idea of where you've been and where you want to go." - Sharon Gannon

"It takes an honest look to observe our selves without judgment, and then to do something about it. Observing without judgment is the practice of yoga. Doing something about it is the stuff that makes up your life." - Tara Stiles

"I love yoga. I can practice it wherever I am, at home, in my hotel room... I like playing tennis, too, but that's more of a hobby because I'm not very good!" - Sigrid Agren

"People on a spiritual path - personal growth, spiritual practice, recovery, yoga and so forth - are the last people who should be sitting out the social and political issues of our day." - Marianne Williamson

"Happiness will come through the practice of yoga and Buddhism, that happiness is not something you will lose at the end of this lifetime. It will stay with you." - Frederick Lenz

"I find the practice of yoga very spiritual and taking the time to just be and to reflect through meditation and chanting helps me to connect to a higher energy." - Miranda Kerr

"I'm appalled that an industry has grown around teaching a practice as wholesome and spiritual as yoga, so I decided to create my own free video to help people get started." - Andrew Mason



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