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International Yoga Day 2017

International Yoga Day

The purpose of International Yoga Day is to promote yoga and endeavor towards making it a part and parcel of everyone's daily routine. The benefits of a yogic routine are many, hence, motivating your loved ones to practice yoga is a must on this International Yoga Day.


Here is a list of quotes and messages that you can share with them and inspire them to start their yoga workout.

"Through the practices of yoga, we discover that concern for the happiness and well-being of others, including animals, must be an essential part of our own quest for happiness and well-being. The fork can be a powerful weapon of mass destruction or a tool to create peace on Earth." - Sharon Gannon

"A photographer gets people to pose for him. A yoga instructor gets people to pose for themselves." - T. Guillemets

"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."- Hatha Yoga Pradipika

"The most important pieces of equipment you need for doing yoga are your body and your mind."- Rodney Yee

"Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured." - B.K.S. Iyengar

"When you inhale, you are taking the strength from God. When you exhale, it represents the service you are giving to the world."- B.K.S. Iyengar

"Yoga is the fountain of youth. You're only as young as your spine is flexible."- Bob Harper

"Yoga is 99% practice and 1% theory." - Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois
When asked what gift he wanted for his birthday, the yogi replied: I wish no gifts, only presence. - Unknown

"Anyone who practices can obtain success in yoga but not one who is lazy. Constant practice alone is the secret of success." - Svatmarama

"Yoga is the practice of quieting the mind." - Patanjali

"Yoga is an invaluable gift of India's ancient tradition. It embodies the unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfillment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and nature. By changing our lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help in bettering our well-being. Let us work towards adopting a routine that includes yoga."- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

"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 Krucoff

"Inhale, and God approaches you. Hold the inhalation, and God remains with you. Exhale, and you approach God. Hold the exhalation, and surrender to God."- Krishnamacharya

"Undisturbed calmness of mind is attained by cultivating friendliness toward the happy, compassion for the unhappy, delight in the virtuous, and indifference toward the wicked."- The yoga sutras of Patanjali

"You can enter yoga, or the path of yoga, only when you are totally frustrated with your own mind as it is. If you are still hoping that you can gain something through your mind, yoga is not for you."- Osho

"The meaning of our self is not to be found in its separateness from God and others, but in the ceaseless realization of yoga, of union; not on the side of the canvas where it is blank, but on the side where the picture is being painted."- Rabindranath Tagore

"This yoga should be practiced with firm determination and perseverance, without any mental reservation or doubts."- Bhagavad Gita

"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."- Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois

"In Karma yoga, no effort is ever lost, and there is no harm. Even a little practice of this discipline protects one from great fear of birth and death"- Bhagavad Gita

"Yoga is a science, and not a vague dreamy drifting or imagining. It is an applied science, a systematized collection of laws applied to bring about a definite end. It takes up the laws of psychology, applicable to the unfolding of the whole consciousness of man on every plane, in every world, and applies those rationally in a particular case. This rational application of the laws of unfolding consciousness acts exactly on the same principles that you see applied around you every day in other departments of science." - Annie Wood Besant

"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



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