Adam Levine

“There's nothing to win in yoga. You just do what you can do, one day to the next.”

Albert Einstein

“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.”

“It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.”

“A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?”

“Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.”

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”

“Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.”

Allen Ginsberg

“Our heads are round so thought can change direction.”

Amy Weintraub

“The yoga mat is a good place to turn when talk therapy and antidepressants aren't enough. ”


“Plant the seed of meditation and reap the fruit of peace of mind.”

“Your mind is your instrument. Learn to be its master and not its slave.”

“Coincidence is God's way of proving he exists”

“Things are not what they seem; nor are they otherwise.”

“Breathe in. Breathe out. Forget this and attaining Enlightenment will be the least of your problems.”

“What is the sound of one hand clapping? Like two hands clapping, but half as loud.”

“Does a Margarita fall down my throat if no-one sees it?”

“Some people drink from the fountain of knowledge, others just gargle.”

“Careful with the light at the end of the tunnel, it might be another train coming.”

“Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape.”

“Don't just do something - sit there!”

“A Zen master once said to me, 'Do the opposite of whatever I tell you.' So I didn't.”

“What is mind? No matter. What is matter? Never mind.”

Audrey Hepburn

“I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.”

“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.”

B.K.S. Iyengar

“Yoga is a light, which once lit, will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter the flame.”

Baron Baptiste

“Share yourself in ways that impact others.”

Baxter Bell

“Yoga has a sly, clever way of short circuiting the mental patterns that cause anxiety.”

Betty Roi

“Creativity is a means of connecting with the infinite source of inspiration that arises from within.”

BKS Iyengar

“Yoga is like music. The rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind and the harmony of the soul, creates the symphony of life.”

“It is through your body that you realise you are a spark of divinity.”

“Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and to endure what cannot be cured.”

“The highest point of yesterday should be the lowest point of today.”

“Nose is for breathing, mouth is for eating. If you breathe through your mouth, I will feed you through your nose.”

“The art of teaching is tolerance. Humbleness is the art of learning.”

Bob Harper

“Yoga is the fountain of youth. You're only as young as your spine is flexible.”


“In separateness lies the world's great misery; in compassion lies the world's true strength”

Christopher Wynter

“Enlightenment comes when your third eye is at one with your turd eye, so you can see through your own shit.”

Cyndi Lee

“Yoga is not about touching your toes. It's about unlocking your ideas, about what you want, where you think you can go and what you will achieve when you get there.”

Dalai Lama

“Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.”

Dan Quayle

“If we don't succeed, we run the risk of failure.”

David Livingstone

“I am prepared to go anywhere, providing it is forward”

“If you have men who will only come if they know there is a good road I don't want them. I want men who will come if there is no road at all”

David Williams

“Before you've practiced, the theory is useless. After you've practiced, the theory is obvious.”


“Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul”

Douglas Adams

“In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move.”

Dr Seuss

“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”

“You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”

Edmund Hillary

“It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves”

Frank Jude Boccio

“When you stop and really look, you see that you are supported continuously in literally countless ways. This is the highest lesson of yoga, the truth of interbeing, of no seperation. ”

Friedrich Nietzsche

“A man's maturity consists in having found again the seriousness one had as a child, at play.”

“He who does not know how to put his thoughts on ice ought not to enter into the heat of battle.”

Gautama Buddha

“I gained nothing at all from Supreme Enlightenment, and for that very reason it is called Supreme Enlightenment.”

George Eliot

“It is never too late to become what you might have been”

Grant Snider

“When I was young, I was an idealist. I found beauty, wonder and meaning wherever I looked. When I got older, I became a realist. I saw a world of rough edges and difficult truths. This grew tiresome. I decided to be a surrealist. Things got pretty weird after that.”

Groucho Marx

“These are my principles. If you don't like them, I have others.”

Haruki Murakami

“Everything passes. Nobody gets anything for keeps. And that's how we've got to live.”

Herman Hesse

“Happiness is a how, not a what; a talent, not an object.”

Homer Simpson

“All my life I've had one dream, to achieve my many goals.”

“Well, it's 1 a.m. Better go home and spend some quality time with the kids.”

“It's not easy to juggle a pregnant wife and a troubled child, but somehow I managed to fit in eight hours of TV a day.”

Jason Crandell

“Yoga is the perfect opportunity to be curious about who you are.”

Jennifer Aniston

“I was crying through moves. It’s good to get that stuff out. You feel like you’re having a therapy session, a workout and a meditation at the same time.”

Jerry Seinfeld

“Sometimes the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason.”

“Somebody just gave me a shower radio. Thanks a lot. Do you really want music in the shower? I guess there's no better place to dance than a slick surface next to a glass door.”

Jiddhu Krishnamurti

“Meditation is not the means to an end. It is both the means and the end.”

Joan Rivers

“In the old days I was always a little worried when I went on stage because I had too much at stake. Nowadays I’d say anything I want. What are you going to do, fire me? I’ve been fired. Bankrupt me? I’ve been bankrupt. What? You’re not going to hire me? No one hired me for years! What are you going to do to me? And it’s very freeing.”

“My body is a temple, my temple needs redecorating.”

Lao Tzu

“By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try. The world is beyond the winning.”

“He who conquers others is strong; He who conquers himself is mighty.”

“He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.”

“He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened.”

Lewis Carroll

“Sometimes I believe as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”

Marilyn Monroe

“We should all start to live before we get too old. Fear is stupid. So are regrets.”

Mark Twain

“Inherently, each one of us has the substance within to achieve whatever our goals and dreams define. What is missing from each of us is the training, education, knowledge and insight to utilize what we already have.”

Mary Glover

“For me, yoga is not just a workout - it's about working on yourself.”

Mother Teresa

“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other. ”

“I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.”

“Peace begins with a smile.”

“I know God won't give me anything I can't handle. I just wish he didn't trust me so much.”

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”

“Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.”

“Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.”

“People are unrealistic, illogical, and self-centered. Love them anyway.”

“Never travel faster than your guardian angel can fly.”

Neale Donald Walsch

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”

Nelson Mandela

“There is no passion to be found in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.”


“You can have it all. Just not all at once.”

“Everyone wants to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.”

“Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure. ”

“You don't become what you want, you become what you believe.”

“When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are.”

Oprah Winfrey

“So go ahead. Fall down. The world looks different from the ground.”

Oscar Wilde

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”


“Yoga is a method to come to a non-dreaming mind. Yoga is the science to be in the here and now.”

“While you are laughing you cannot be in the past, you cannot be in the future; you have to be here right now.”

“Be realistic: plan for a miracle.”

“Laughter relaxes. And relaxation is spiritual.”

Pattabhi Jois

“Practice and all is coming.”

“Yoga is possible for anybody who really wants it. Yoga is universal.... But don't approach yoga with a business mind looking for worldly gain.”

“Yoga is 99% practice and 1% theory.”

Paul Valery

“The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.”

“God made everything out of nothing, but the nothingness shows through.”

Peter O'Toole

“When did I realise I was God? Well, I was praying and I suddenly realised I was talking to myself.”

Purple Valley Goa Noticeboard

“Never take life too seriously - no one gets out alive anyway.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Nothing can bring you peace but yourself”

Ramana Maharshi

“The degree of freedom from unwanted thoughts and the degree of concentration on a single thought are the measures to gauge spiritual progress.”

“You need not aspire for or get any new state. Get rid of your present thoughts, that is all.”

“Mind is consciousness which has put on limitations. You are originally unlimited and perfect. Later you take on limitations and become the mind.”

Robert Downey Jr.

“Discipline is doing what you say you're gonna do. That's life. To me, that's honour.”

Rodney Yee

“The most important pieces of equipment you need for doing yoga are your body and your mind”

Sally Kempton

“The very heart of yoga practice is abhyasa - steady effort in the direction you want to go.”


“You know who you are, but know not who you could be”

Sharath Jois

“First month paining, second month tired, third month flying.”

Shri K. Pattabhi Jois

“The Ashtanga practice is breathing, the rest is just bending.”

Shunryu Suzuki

“How much ego do you need? Just so much that you don't step in front of a bus.”

“The most important thing is to find out what is the most important thing.”

Søren Kierkegaard

“A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him.”

“Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.”

Steve Martin

“A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.”

Steven Wright

“You can't have everything ... where would you put it? ”


“Yoga is almost like music in a way; there's no end to it.”

Sufi saying

“A donkey with a load of holy books is still a donkey.”

Swami Kripalu

“To perform every action artfully is yoga.”

Swami Rama

“The sun, the moon, the stars, and all the lights that you can imagine in the entire external world are but fragments of that one great Light that is within you”

Swami Satyasangananda Sarswati

“The inner guru is like the bombshell… and the external guru is the detonator.”

Swami Sivananda

“Crave for a thing, you will get it. Renounce the craving, the object will follow you by itself.”

Swedish proverb

“Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more; hate less, love more; and all good things are yours. ”

Terri Guillemets

“For those wounded by civilization, yoga is the most healing salve.”

“A photographer gets people to pose for him. A yoga instructor gets people to pose for themselves.”

“The last time I opened my chakra so I could feel my peace, I got thrown right out of the pub.”

The Bhagavad Gita

“Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.”

Tiffany Cruikshank

“Yoga is a powerful vehicle for change. As you build strength, you start to believe in your own potential. ”

Yogi Berra

“In theory, practice and theory are the same. In practice, they are not.”

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