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Yoga is the liberation of your limitations. — Marisol, Yoga Simha

Conquering others requires force, conquering yourself requires strength. — Lao Tsu

Fear is the enemy of progress. — Marisol, Yoga Simha

Things will happen naturally, if you get out of your own way. — Marisol, Yoga Simha

Enter the cave of your Heart. — Marisol, Yoga Simha

People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar. — Thich Nhat Hanh

Sthira Sukham Asanam – yoga asana should be comfortable, steady, and sweet. — Patanjali, Yoga Sutras 2:46

You are boundless! — Marisol, Yoga Simha

You are what you think. — Marisol, Yoga Simha

You are perfect! ♥ — Marisol, Yoga Simha

As long as you think you are the ego, you are still in the world of sorrow. If you realize you are the Self, the Master of Life, you will be freed from all these. — The Upanishads

Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam – The whole world is one family. — Rig Veda

Love is the face of GOD. — Estafania Perez Muro

Complaining and worrying about what you don’t have is a waste of energy. Rejoice in all that is good in your life! — Marisol, Yoga Simha

I attempt to live by four principles …………..Simplicity …… Patience …… Gratitude …… Compassion …….. — Hector Alvarez

Good morning this is God. I will be taking care of all of your problems today and I will not be needing your help so, have a nice day! — Jean F. Emile

Complacency is an unwanted guest in my house. — Christopher Hemmans

Expect no more than deserved, no less than heaven. — Charlton Boyd (HuSol)

Before attempting to find THE MAN OF YOUR DREAMS, It is imperative that you wake up. — Charlton Boyd (HuSol)

Angels fly because they take themselves lightly. — Elke Schepers

Be yourself, everyone else is taken. — Mamma Reeves

The difference between try and triumph is a little umph. — Frankie Pardina

One of the greatest qualities of friendship is being fully present and listening when someone needs you, giving that person your full attention. there are times when it is a great comfort to know that you are simply being heard. — Shivani Latifah Rabb

If creation is the expansion of the life principle out from the source, constantly evolving into new forms, then yoga (union) is the involution of consciousness back to its source. In this sense, the principles of yoga are found in all religions, while yoga itself is a spiritual discipline and not a religion. Yoga can be practiced both within and without the context of various religion beliefs, as it is an expression of the universal truth. — Baba Hari Dass, Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. A Study Guide for Book I. Samadhi Pada. Page XIX.

Ashtanga Yoga method is universal, it is not mine or yours. That method is perfect, it is complete. Ashtanga Yoga is yama, niyama, asana, pranayama, pratyahara, dharana, dhyana, samadhi – these are the eight steps which make up Ashtanga Yoga method. But first you take asana: “āsanaṃ prāṇasaṃrodhaś pratyāhāraś ca dhāraṇām, dhyānaṃ samādhir etāni ṣaḍaṅgāni prakirtita” (śandilya) upanisads are telling: first you start asana, asanas are your foundation.
This yoga is not for exercise. Yoga is showing where to look for the soul.
— Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, Talk given at Puck Building, NYC 2001. http://aysnyc.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=209&Itemid=167

India’s teaching of Raja Yoga [Ashtanga Yoga], the ‘royal’ science of the soul, supersedes the orthodoxy of religion by setting forth systematically the practice of those methods that are universally necessary for the perfection of every individual, regardless of race or creed. — Paramahansa Yogananda, The Yoga of Jesus. Understanding the hidden Teachings of the Gospels. Self-Realization Fellowship, 2007. Page 17.

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8 Limbs of Ashtanga Yoga

Yama : Universal morality

Niyama : Personal observances

Asanas : Body postures

Pranayama : Breathing exercises, and control of prana

Pratyahara : Control of the senses

Dharana : Concentration and cultivating inner perceptual awareness

Dhyana : Devotion, Meditation on the Divine

Samadhi : Union with the Divine

(Patanjali: Yoga Sutras)