BKS Iyengar Quotes – 100 Inspirational and Motivational Quotes by B.K.S Iyengar
THE 100 MOST INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES BY BKS IYENGAR
B.K.S. Iyengar, founder of Iyengar Yoga was considered amongst the most important teachers of yoga in the world. He has often been credited with popularising yoga, especially in the west.
He was given the Padma Vibushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri – The fourth, third and second highest civilian award respectively – by the government of India for his outstanding work in Yoga.
At the age of 90, Iyengar continued to practice asanas for 3 hours and pranayama for one hour a day.
100 QUOTES filled with wisdom
– BY b.k.s iyengar
15. “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.”
83. “Often, we hear people saying they remain active and light when they do just a little bit of asana practice. When a raw beginner experiences this state of well-being, it is not merely the external or anatomical effects of yoga. It is also about the internal physiological and psychological effects of the practice.”
100. “The practice of yogasana for the sake of health, to keep fit, or to maintain flexibility is the external practice of yoga. While this is a legitimate place to begin, it is not the end… Even in simple asanas, one is experiencing the three levels of quest: the external quest, which brings firmness of the body; the internal quest, which brings steadiness of intelligence; and the innermost quest, which brings benevolence of spirit.”
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