This quote of the week

This is a beautiful quote, reminding us that even when we are in a stationary pose, we are still moving, taking our awareness to a deeper level, to the breath!

"Your hand opens and closes. If it was always a fist or always stretched open, you would be paralyzed. Your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expanding, the two as beautifully balanced and coordinated as bird wings."

Quote of the week

Hello everyone out there in internet land. Here is the quote of the week, a good one being in mind what we are trying to do in Yoga. I often say to new students at the various sports centres I teach at, Yoga is not a exercise, if you want a exercise class, try the class next door.

"The purpose of Yoga is awareness, not perfected poses, beliefs, or any kind of attainment. Awareness from moment to moment requires quiet strength, flexibility and balance. A good Yoga practice develops exactly these characteristics."

A new quote for Easter

"When there is no mind, you are in Yoga; when there is mind you are not in Yoga. So you may do all the postures, but if the mind goes on functioning, if you go on thinking, you are not in Yoga. Yoga is the state of no mind. If you can be without the mind without doing any postures, you have become a perfect yogi. It has happened to many without doing the postures, and it has not happened to many who have been doing postures for many lives."

My Yoga Journal

This weeks quotation from my Yoga journal. Not only is there some lovely quotes, but also it gives me a focus on what I am trying to teach in each weeks class. Can you guess what this weeks class is going to be?

"Hatha Yoga teaches us to use the body as the bow, asana as the arrow, and the soul, the target"