Words to Practice by: Favorite Yoga Quotes
For many yogis, the words of wisdom we receive in class are reason enough to keep practicing. At Wanderlust, we are always looking for inspirational mantras to meditate on: you're probably familiar with many of our inspirational photo quotes that we publish on Fridays (pictured below). YOGANONYMOUS recently compiled their 25 favorite yoga quotes, among them:
“Mindfulness helps you go home to the present. And every time you go there and recognize a condition of happiness that you have, happiness comes.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh
“When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others.” ~ Peace Pilgrim
“Accepting means you allow yourself to feel whatever it is you are feeling at that moment. It is part of the isness of the Now. You can’t argue with what is. Well, you can, but if you do, you suffer.” ~Eckhart Tolle
“Yoga does not remove us from the reality or responsibilities of everyday life but rather places our feet firmly and resolutely in the practical ground of experience. We don’t transcend our lives; we return to the life we left behind in the hopes of something better.” ~ Donna Farhi
“A person experiences life as something separated from the rest – a kind of optical delusion of consciousness. Our task must be to free ourselves from this self-imposed prison, and through compassion, to find the reality of Oneness.” ~ Albert Einstein
“Understanding without practice is better than practice without understanding. Understanding with practice is better than understanding without practice. Residing in your true nature is better than understanding or practice.” ~ Upanishads
For more wise words, read the full list of quotes by YOGANONYMOUS here.
Is there a yogic quote that resonates most with you? Please post your favorites below!
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