Before youve practiced the theory is useless

Before you’ve practiced, the theory is useless.  After you’ve practiced, the theory is obvious.  ~David Williams, an Ashtanga yoga teacher in Maui, Hawaii, quoted from yoga.com

Of all the exercises i should say

Of all the exercises, I should say that T’ai Chi is the best.  It can ward off disease, banish worry and tension, bring improved physical health and prolong life.  It is a good hobby for your whole life, the older you are, the better.  It is suitable for everyone – the weak, the sick, the aged, children, the disabled and blind.  It is also an economical exercise.  As long as one has three square feet of space, one can take a trip to paradise and stay there to enjoy life for thirty minutes without spending a single cent.  ~T.T. Liang (Liang Tung-Tsai, 1900-2002), T’ai Chi Ch’uan for Health and Self-DefenseTPV

Tai chi is the one exercise that

Tai chi is the one exercise that can universally help solve our growing health crisis.  It has stood the test of thousands of years.  We have a generation of baby boomers with increasing health problems; old people who are sick, in pain, fearful, and cranky; a middle class that is increasingly incapable of affording most of the drugs that are prescribed for their ailments; children that are flaccid, diabetic and asthmatic.  People of all ages are addicted to drugs, alcohol, sugar, cigarettes, and caffeine.  Stress follows almost everyone like a shadow.  ~Bruce Frantzis

Yoga an ancient but perfect science deals

Yoga, an ancient but perfect science, deals with the evolution of humanity.  This evolution includes all aspects of one’s being, from bodily health to self-realization.  Yoga means union – the union of body with consciousness and consciousness with the soul.  Yoga cultivates the ways of maintaining a balanced attitude in day-to-day life and endows skill in the performance of one’s actions.  ~B.K.S. Iyengar, Astadala Yogamala

You possess the ability to tap a

You possess the ability to tap a bottomless well of physical and psychic energy…. With it, you can harness the magickal power of the universe. Yet most of us unknowingly block the flow of this power, and live out our lives not reaching the potential that we could achieve if we only knew how. ~L.V. Carnie, Chi Gungback cover

The beauty is that people often come

The beauty is that people often come here for the stretch, and leave with a lot more.  ~Liza Ciano, co-owner & co-director of Yoga Vermont, yogavermont.com

Concentrating on poses clears the mind while

Concentrating on poses clears the mind, while focusing on the breath helps the body shift out of fight-or-flight mode.  ~Melanie Haiken, about yoga and anxiety, "Worry Thwarts," Yoga Journal, March 2006TPV

I tried yoga once but took off

I tried yoga once but took off for the mall halfway through class, as I had a sudden craving for a soft pretzel and world peace.  ~Terri Guillemets

You cannot do yoga yoga is your

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

It has long been my dream that

It has long been my dream that one day Americans of all ages, creeds and colors will be practicing taijiquan in the parks of this nation as they do in China.  Few places in the world have such beautiful open spaces which can and should be used productively at no expense.  The result would be tremendous improvement in mental and physical well-being.  ~Jou Tsung HwaTPV

I was in yoga the other day

I was in yoga the other day.  I was in full lotus position.  My chakras were all aligned.  My mind is cleared of all clatter and I’m looking out of my third eye and everything that I’m supposed to be doing.  It’s amazing what comes up, when you sit in that silence.  "Mama keeps whites bright like the sunlight, Mama’s got the magic of Clorox 2."  ~Ellen DeGeneres

Vogue and self are putting out the

Vogue and Self are putting out the message of yoginis as buff and perfect.  If you start doing yoga for those reasons, fine.  Most people get beyond that and see that it’s much, much more.  ~Patricia Walden

Mountain pose teaches us literally how to

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 KrucoffYJCal2005, TPV