World Famous Quotes by World Famous People.
Yoga is the practice of quieting the mind.
Patanjali, translated from Sanskrit
Yoga is invigoration in relaxation. Freedom in routine. Confidence through self
control. Energy within and energy without.
This yoga should be practiced with firm determination and perseverance, without
any mental reservation or doubts.
The meaning of our self is not to be found in its separateness from God and
others, but in the ceaseless realisation of yoga, of union; not on the side of
the canvas where it is blank, but on the side where the picture is being
When you inhale, you are taking the strength from God. When you exhale, it
represents the service you are giving to the world.
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.
Before you've practiced, the theory is useless. After you've practiced, the
theory is obvious.
Yoga is a science, and not a vague dreamy drifting or imagining. It is an
applied science, a systematized collection of laws applied to bring about a
definite end. It takes up the laws of psychology, applicable to the unfolding of
the whole consciousness of man on every plane, in every world, and applies those
rationally in a particular case. This rational application of the laws of
unfolding consciousness acts exactly on the same principles that you see applied
around you every day in other departments of science.