Bhagvad Gita says – Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.
Yoga means different things to different people. For some it is the way of life, for others it is a way of discovering themselves. So let’s have a look at some of the many inspiring quotes on yoga.
When we say “yoga,” for most people it probably means twisting the body into impossible postures. That’s not what yoga is about. Among the Yoga Sutras, which form the bedrock of today’s yoga, only one sutra is dedicated to asanas. All Patanjali said was “Sthiram sukham asanam” – a posture which is comfortable and firm, that is your asana. Asanas are a very preparatory step, but unfortunately they are being propagated as the whole of yoga. Yoga means to be in perfect tune. Your body, mind and spirit and the existence are in absolute harmony. When you fine-tune yourself to a point where everything functions so beautifully within you, the best of your abilities will naturally flow out of you.
“You cannot always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside.”
“In truth, yoga doesn’t take time – it gives time.”
“Meditation is a way for nourishing and blossoming the divinity within you.”
– Amit Ray
”To perform every action artfully is yoga.”
– Swami Kripalu
And last but not the least, just breathe!