For many years I have traveled teaching yoga all over America. Sometimes there is a feeling of not having a home. Then I roll out my mat and remember the entire earth is our home.
Swami Vivekenanda: “You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.” “We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.” Swam Vivekenanda, a discipline […]
Sri Ramakrishna Quotes: When the “I” disappears, what is remains. That cannot be described in words.” Who are you beyond your name, your story, your life experiences? One of my favorite yoga teachers brings this up in class a lot, and I love thinking about it. This quote really clearly exemplifies that— who are we? […]
Quote from Hatha Yoga Pradipika: “Anyone who practices can obtain success in yoga but not one who is lazy. Constant practice alone is the secret of success.” Hatha Yoga Pradipika One of the most powerful changes I’ve witnessed since beginning my teacher training journey is the speed with which my practice improved once I learned […]
(Swami Vivekananda’s Guru) Ramakrishna was a Dyyana-siddha (expert in meditation) and experienced Nirvikalpa Samadhi (the highest stage of meditation). Ramakrishna Paramahansa Saves a Scorpion “Once Ramakrishna Paramahansa was walking along with some of his disciples across the river. He saw a scorpion floating on the surface in the river, struggling to survive; it must have been struggling there […]
Swami Vivekananda at the Parliament of the World’s Religions (September 11-27,1893) From left to right: Virchand Gandhi, Hewivitarne Dharmapala, Swami Vivekananda, (possibly) G. Bonet Maury. “The seed is put in the ground, and earth and air and water are placed around it. Does the seed become the earth; or the air, or the water? […]
Hatha Yoga Pradipika by Swami Svātmārāma (15th Century CE) The Greatness of Repeated Practice (Chapter 1: Verses 64 – 66) “Even a young, old, decrepit, diseased, or weak Sadhaka obtains success if he does regular practice of the limbs of Yoga. A Sadhaka through practice receives success. How can an individual without practice have success […]
” When the breath wanders the mind also is unsteady. But when the breath is calmed the mind too will be still, and the yogi achieves long life. Therefore, one should learn to control the breath. ” Favorite quote from the Hatha Yoga Pradipika I am an artist- i act and i write.. this […]