On Yoga

What to do when your blog is not writing itself????????? 

If you are me, you turn to quotes.  Enjoy! 

Yoga is invigoration in relaxation.  Freedom in routine.  Confidence through self control.  Energy within and energy without.  ~Ymber Delecto

You cannot do yoga.  Yoga is your natural state.  What you can do are yoga exercises, which may reveal to you where you are resisting your natural state.  ~Sharon Gannon

Anyone who practices can obtain success in yoga but not one who is lazy.  Constant practice alone is the secret of success.  ~Svatmarama, Hatha Yoga Pradipika

The autonomic nervous system is divided into the sympathetic system, which is often identified with the fight-or-flight response, and the parasympathetic, which is identified with what’s been called the relaxation response.  When you do yoga – the deep breathing, the stretching, the movements that release muscle tension, the relaxed focus on being present in your body – you initiate a process that turns the fight-or-flight system off and the relaxation response on.  That has a dramatic effect on the body.  The heartbeat slows, respiration decreases, blood pressure decreases.  The body seizes this chance to turn on the healing mechanisms.  ~Richard Faulds

Yoga is the practice of quieting the mind.  ~Patanjali, translated from Sanskrit

And, of course:

Lock the knee!

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2 responses to “On Yoga

  1. I love these!! I’m such a quote collector. Thank you!!

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