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11 Most Extraordinary Yoga Quotes

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I collect quotes. I like to look for wise sayings when I feel depressed or when I need to change something in my mind. Quotes inspire me and remind me of what is really important in life. I write them down on stickers and stick them on my desktop or mirror. For those of you who are looking for inspiration and wisdom, I want to share with you a selection of my favorite yoga quotes. I believe these wise sayings can be a great tool for inspiration. Enjoy!

#1

Yoga is not a therapy. In the West many psychological therapies are now prevalent, and many Western psychologists think that Yoga is also a therapy. It is not! It is a discipline. And what is the difference? This is the difference: a therapy is needed if you are ill, a therapy is needed if you are diseased, a therapy is needed if you are pathological. A discipline is needed even when you are healthy. Really, only when you are healthy can a discipline then help. It is not for pathological cases.

– Osho

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Yoga is the fountain of youth. You’re only as young as your spine is flexible.

– Bob Harper

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Yoga is not about touching your toes. It is what you learn on the way down.

– Jigar Gor

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The attitude of gratitude is the highest yoga.

– Yogi Bhajan

#5

Yoga is the art work of awareness on the canvas of body, mind, and soul.

– Amit Ray

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Smiling is mouth yoga.

– Thich Nhat Hanh

#7

One of the fundamental principles of yoga: a small action done repeatedly can make an enormous difference.

– Dr. Timothy McCall

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Yoga is for internal cleansing, not external exercising. Yoga means true self-knowledge.

– Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois

#9

Where is the delusion when truth is known? Where is the disease when the mind is clear? Where is death when the Breath is controlled? Therefore surrender to Yoga.

– T. Krishnamacharya

#10

The word yoga is the same as the English word “yoke”. So in the New Testament when Jesus Christ says, “My yoke is easy and my burden is light,” my interpretation is that he’s referring to yoga. It means “union” – Union of the body, mind and the spirit as one continuum of consciousness.

– Deepak Chopra

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Yoga is the dance of every cell with the music of every breath that creates inner serenity and harmony.

– Debasish Mridha

Katya Ki is the Founder and Editor-In-Chief of SOLANCHA Magazine, a Feng Shui Master, a Metaphysical Expert, a Reiki Master, and Human Rights Attorney. She has been studying Eastern metaphysics and esotericism for almost 20 years now. And she's still discovering new knowledge, which is hidden in ancient teachings. During her pilgrimage to the monastery of Saint Catherine in Egypt, she discovered the SOLANCHA System. This is how the SOLANCHA journey started!

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8 Yogananda Lessons We All Need to Learn

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Paramahansa Yogananda was an Indian yogi who played a significant role in spreading the Kriya yoga in the West. In his famous book “Autobiography of a Yogi”, Yogananda describes the life of a yogi who has devoted himself to the service of God and humanity. This book has been highly acclaimed as a spiritual classic including being designated by Philip Zaleski, while he was under the auspices of HarperCollins Publishers, as one of the “100 Most Important Spiritual Books of the 20th Century.”

Among the famous people, inspired by Yogananda lessons and ideas, was The Beatles guitarist George Harrison, the famous American plant breeder Luther Burbank, and a founder of Apple Inc. Steve Jobs. The author of Jobs’ biography, Walter Isaacson, claims that “Autobiography of a Yogi” was the only book on Steve’s iPad.

Yogananda lessons for a better and happier life can be found in each of his books. But, in this article, we want to share with you eight of them that we find very important and inspiring.

Yogananda Lessons We All Need to Learn

Lesson #1: Use the Power of Affirmations

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“Nothing is greater than Cosmic Consciousness, or God. His power far surpasses that of the human mind. Seek His aid alone. But this counsel does not mean that you should make yourself passive, inert, or credulous; or that you should minimize the power of your own mind. The Lord helps those who help themselves. He gave you willpower, concentration, faith, reason, and common sense to use when trying to rid yourself of bodily and mental afflictions; you should employ all those powers while simultaneously appealing to Him.”

Lesson #2: Focus on the Infinite Powers of Your Mind

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“During the physical curing process, the attention should be not on the disease, lest one’s faith be dampened, but on the infinite powers of the mind. During the mental overcoming of fear, anger, bad habits, and so on, one’s concentration should be on the opposite quality; that is, the cure for fear is the consciousness of bravery; for anger, peace; for weakness, strength; for sickness, health.”

Lesson #3: Obey the Divine and the Material Laws

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“Success comes be obeying the divine and the material laws. Both material and spiritual success should be attained. Material success consists in possessing the necessities of life.

Ambition for money-making should include a desire to help others. Acquire all the money you can by improving in some way your community or country or the world, but never seek financial gain by acting against their interests.”

Lesson #4: Banish Soul Ignorance

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“Spiritual success is consciously attuning yourself with the Cosmic Mind, and in maintaining your peace and poise no matter what irremediable events occur in your life, such as the death of relatives or other losses. When you are separated from one of your dear ones by the law of Nature, you should not sorrow. Instead, thank God humbly that for a time He gave you the privilege of tending and befriending and keeping in your charge one of His children.

Spiritual success comes by understanding the mystery of life; and by looking at all things cheerfully and courageously, realizing that events proceed according to a beautiful divine plan.

For the disease of ignorance, the only cure is knowledge.”

Lesson #5: Find the Joy Within

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“Even if life gave you at one time everything you wanted — wealth, power, friends — after a while you would again become dissatisfied and need something more. But there is one thing that can never become stale to you — joy itself. Happiness that is delightfully varied, though its essence is changeless, it’s the inner experience everyone is seeking. Lasting, ever new joy is God. Finding this Joy within, you will find it in everything without. In God, you will tap the Reservoir of perennial, unending bliss.”

Lesson #6: Put God First

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“Most people reason that if they first have prosperity, then they can think of God, but you must have God first because He is what you need. If that consciousness comes, then you will have real happiness. God must be with you always. If you once have that great contact with God, then the prosperity of the universe will absolutely be at your feet.”

Lesson #7: Keep in Mind the Cosmic Plan

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“You must do something every day that will satisfy the Cosmic Plan for which you were sent here. Most people are unhappy because they forget to harmonize their earthly, learned duty with the duties demanded by the Cosmic Plan. The Cosmic Plan demands that you satisfy your soul by including in your own happiness the happiness of the most needy ones.”

Lesson #8: Wake Up!

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“Wake up! It is never too late to analyze what you are what your deep-secret tasks are so that you can make yourself into what you should be. You have talents and power that you have not used. You have all the power you need.”

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Life-Changing Paulo Coelho Quotes

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Paulo Coelho is one of the most famous contemporary authors. He has a peculiar vision of the world and unwavering optimism. His books inspire millions of readers around the world, make them believe in miracles and give hope of a bright future. Currently, the author has published more than 20 works, the most famous of which was “The Alchemist”, which was included in the list of world bestsellers. In this article, we want to share with you the most inspiring Paulo Coelho quotes that can help you to see hidden parts of your life that may need changing.

Paulo Coelho Quotes

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The act of discovering who we are will force us to accept that we can go further than we think.

#2

People are capable at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.

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If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine; it is lethal.

#4

When someone leaves, its because someone else is about to arrive – I’ll find love again.

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Forgive but do not forget, or you will be hurt again. Forgiving changes the perspectives. Forgetting loses the lesson.

#6

You have to take risks. We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen.

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When each day is the same as the next, it’s because people fail to recognize the good things that happen in their lives every day that the sun rises.

#8

Be Brave. Take Risks. Nothing can substitute experience.

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When you repeat a mistake, it is not a mistake anymore: it is a decision.

#10

I can choose either to be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It’s all a question of how I view my life.

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Be crazy! But learn how to be crazy without being the center of attention. Be brave enough to live differently.

#12

You’re always learning. The problem is, sometimes you stop and think you understand the world. This is not correct. The world is always moving. You never reach the point you can stop making an effort.

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When I had nothing to lose, I had everything. When I stopped being who I am, I found myself.

#14

Everything that happens once can never happen again. But everything that happens twice will surely happen a third time.

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Nothing in the world is ever completely wrong. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.

#16

The secret is here in the present. If you pay attention to the present, you can improve upon it. And, if you improve on the present, what comes later will also be better.

#17

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Freedom is not the absence of commitments, but the ability to choose – and commit myself to – what is best for me.

#18

You are what you believe yourself to be.

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10 Lessons From Dalai Lama That Will Make Your Life Easier

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The Dalai Lama is the spiritual leader of the Tibetans and this tradition goes back to 1391. Tibetans believe that their spiritual mentor is reborn in different guises, preserving the wisdom of centuries.

Currently, the 14th Dalai Lama is Tenzin Gyatso. He survived many trials during the invasion of Chinese troops into Tibet and dreams of creating a zone of peace and nonviolence, the harmony of man and nature on the territory of his country. In 1989 he was awarded the Nobel prize for his plan to restore peace and human rights in Tibet.

His lessons about love and compassion are followed by millions of people who realized that there is nothing more important than inner peace and harmony. In this article, we want to share with you 10 lessons from the Dalai Lama that can help you understand life better. All his lessons are connected to the most important Universal Laws. Therefore if you learn these 10 lessons from Dalai Lama you will begin to notice that your is becoming easier and easier.

10 Lessons From Dalai Lama

Lesson #1: Silence is sometimes the best answer

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The Dalai Lama teaches us to think before we say anything. Before we open our mouths, we must understand what we are saying and why. Otherwise, we should keep our mouth shut. Our tongues should speak only those thoughts that we are sure of, and that we are responsible for. Before we say something we should always ask ourselves: “Is it really necessary?”.

Lesson #2: Spend some time alone every day

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Do what makes you happy: go for a walk, read a book, meditate, etc. These activities help you maintain a balance of energy. You can even do nothing at all, just be alone. Take it as a rule, and you will see – to be alone with yourself is the best practice for your harmony, integrity, self-awareness.

Lesson #3: When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it

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A mistake is the cause of most of our problems. Its quick correction does not allow the problem to develop into a disaster. But in order to eliminate the mistake, you must first recognize it, and it is not always easy since it hurts our ego.

Lesson #4: Keep in mind that great love and great achievements are associated with greater risk

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A big responsibility is always a risk, and without it, there can be no achievement – otherwise, you’re just treading water. The path of comfort is a defeatist path. It leads nowhere. Your comfort zone is an “energy swamp”. There is no movement, there is no development. Every great project, every great opportunity, every great relationship are associated with greater risk. So if you want to change something in your life you have to take a risk!

Lesson #5: A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life

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Your physical body is the temple for your soul. But what is the temple for your physical body? That’s right – it’s your actual home.

Our homes are our temples! We should make them sacred. A home is a place where we can calm down our hearts, recharge our energy, relax and find our inner power.

Your home and your family should give you strength. And no matter how important your social activity is to you, always find time to be with your family. Money, career, fame, and success pale in comparison with the value of loving human relations.

Lesson #6: This planet is our only home; we are all responsible for taking care of it

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Nature, despite its power, is too fragile in front of the pressure of its offspring – a man. The consumer attitude towards our only “home” is the biggest stupidity. We should start thinking about our future and the future of our children.

We all need to realize the fact that being eco-friendly is not an option but rather a necessity that we can’t assume. Not anymore. We should never forget that nature is a self-sustaining ecosystem. Therefore, if we do not act right, the system will either wipe us out of existence into oblivion or just make it hard for us to cope. Besides, the changes are nothing we can’t adjust to. It is just a matter of deciding to live and act right.

Lesson #7: If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.

According to the studies, the pleasure of feeling a true compassion is similar to the sensations from sex, tasty food or a relaxing holiday. Compassion is good for your health: it reduces stress, normalizes heartbeat and boosts immunity.

You can express compassion by trying to understand a person’s feelings and emotions. To do this, you need to talk to them and listen to them. Being compassionate is more than just to be kind to somebody. To be compassionate means to be emotionally involved. You will need to ask what kind of help a person needs and hear the answer.

Lesson #8: The purpose of our lives is to be happy

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When the Dalai Lama was interviewed, he said that he receives lots of messages about material goods. Very few people ask about forgiveness, compassion, patience, and kindness. But He teaches that the values like kindness, compassion, forgiveness, and patience should be always our priorities is we want to reach true happiness.

Lesson #9: There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.

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Being kind costs a little, but the benefits that you get at the same time are very significant. Start with small things – help others, do charity. It’s scientifically proven that people who help others, donate money feel happier than those who spend the money on themselves.

There is such a thing as “tithing”, which means giving 10% of your income to charity. The 10% of your income, given to charity, not only teaches you to be generous (and generosity, as we know, is the quality of God), not only heals you from material dependence, but also purifies the remaining 90% of your income, as well as removes energy congestion in the way of prosperity flow into your life.

Lesson #10: Share your knowledge. It’s a way to achieve immortality.

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If you have accumulated useful knowledge, you should not keep it to yourself. Share it with others, help others to understand themselves and the world. It will be useful both for you and for others. Paradoxically, when you share your knowledge, you receive more knowledge. When you share your knowledge, you learn something new from the people who are listening to you. They can share their opinions and their vision and it may help you to get a deeper understanding of your knowledge.

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