Saturday, July 17, 2010
"The body is a mandala. If you look into it you see a source of endless revelation. Without embodiment there is no foundation for enlightenment"
-Dr. Tsampa Ngawang
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 -B.K.S. Iyengar
Mountain pose teaches us, literally, how to stand on our own two feet.... teaching us to root ourselves into the earth.... Our bodies become a connection between heaven and earth. ~Carol Krucoff
Yoga is a spiritual practice. Of course, you can practice yoga strictly for its physical benefits, but that's a bit like traveling to a foreign country known for its native cuisine and eating at the nearest McDonald's the whole time. A yoga practice fully nourishes by aligning our bodies, minds, and spirits, and to foc...us solely on the physical practice is to miss a profound opportunity." R.Pacheco
We do not see things as they are. You see them as you are. When you look, you see reflections of your being. When you listen, you hear echoes of yourself. If you don't like something about what you see and hear, no point in smashing the mirror, change who you are becoming. -Anonymous
If we are to go forward, we must go back and rediscover those precious values - that all reality hinges on moral foundations and that all reality has spiritual control.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.
-Mother Teresa :)
Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.
To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.
It isn't until you come to a spiritual understanding of who you are - not necessarily a religious feeling, but deep down, the spirit within - that you can begin to take control.
Within each of us lies the power of our consent to health and to sickness,
to riches and to poverty, to freedom and to slavery.
It is we who control these things and not another.
The first step in the acquisition of wisdom is silence, the second listening, the third memory, the fourth practice, the fifth teaching others.
-Solomon Ibn Gabriol
The point is not to pay back kindness but to pass it on. – Julia Alvarez
We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection -Dalai Lama
Peace begins with a smile.
“The goal of
mankind is knowledge ... Now this knowledge is inherent in man. No
knowledge comes from outside: it is all inside. What we say a man
'knows', should, in strict psychological language, be what he
'discovers' or 'unveils'; what man 'learns' is really what he discovers
...by taking the cover off his own soul, which is a mine of infinite
knowledge.” Swami Vivekananda