Week 23.2

Approach your practice with no expectations. Instead of asking yourself what you hope to get out of your practice, ask yourself what you would like to get rid of….

“Yoga is a mirror to look at ourselves from within”

“Experience the boundaries in your practice tonight. Explore and identify where the restrictions are in your body, your heart and your mind. What is preventing you from going just a little deeper and farther in your practice and life? Let your practice dance on the edges of these limitations, like dew on the tip of a leaf. “- David Scott

Sthira sukham asanam Sthira' means steady or stable or grounded or strong and 'Sukha' means comfortable or easy (or 'easeful') or peaceful.

Yoga practice – dreaming while awake

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

Yoga does not just change the way we see things, it transforms the person who sees.” ― B.K.S Iyengar

Mantra – Note to self: “I do not have to set myself on fire to keep others warm.”

“Please all, and you will please none.” – Aesop Be a voice. Not an echo.

You have set yourself on fire to keep others warm for so long, but inside your soul is shivering. Your voice is shaking and raspy from all the times you wanted to say no but said yes. Use that last match to rekindle your inner flame. Stop letting people who do so little for you control so much of your mind and emotions. Decide this minute to never again clip your own wings just to make someone happy, never again beg yourself for the love, respect, and attention that you should be showing to yourself.

When someone rejects or abandons you, it isn’t actually about you. It’s about them and their own limitations and needs. Your value does not decrease based on someone’s inability to see your worth

“When you listen to yourself, everything comes naturally. It comes from inside, like a kind of will to do something. Try to be sensitive. That is yoga.” ― Petri Räisänen

Sometimes you don’t know what you need in life until you experience what you don’t

“The yoga pose you avoid the most you need the most.”

We often pray to God to change our situation, not realizing that maybe we were placed in that situation, to change us. After every struggle there is an opportunity to succeed!

I do not have to set myself on fire to keep others warm.

If you think adventure is dangerous, try boredom, it is deadly. Paulo Coelho

“Whenever you are in doubt, it is best to pause. Few things are so pressing that they cannot wait for a moment of breath.” - T.K.V. Desikachar

“The greatest wealth is health. We tend to feel our illnesses, but we seldom feel or appreciate our health.”- David Scott

“Healthy plants and trees yield abundant flowers and fruits. Similarly, from a healthy person, smiles and happiness shine forth like the rays of the sun.” - B.K.S. Iyengar “The Light that YOGA sheds on Life is something special. It is transformative. It does not change the way we see things; it transforms the person who sees.” - B.K.S. Iyengar

“Compassion and tolerance are not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength.” Dalai Lama

"You don't have to attend every argument you’re invited to. Sometimes silence is better than being right.

“I often wonder, on that last conscious breath, as my spirit leaves my body, what thought will play across the canvas of my mind. I pray it will not be about the meaningless drama of the day, or regrets about what could have been, I pray instead that it be a thought of gratitude and joy for a life well lived.” – David Scott

“True meditation is about being fully present with everything that is including discomfort and challenges. It is not an escape from life.” ― Craig Hamilton

From Mother Theresa:

People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies. Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you. Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight. Build anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous. Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow. Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough. Give the best you've got anyway.

You see, in the final analysis it is between you and God; it was never between you and them anyway.

“We all wish for world peace, but world peace will never be achieved unless we first establish peace within our own minds.” ― Geshe Kelsang Gyatso