Happy Bday to the Lion of Pune
In honor of B.K.S Iyengar’s 93rd Birthday, we are bringing you 5 lifechanging quotes from the man himself. Ok, maybe not INSTANTLY lifechanging, but with a certain measure of heed and application, you’ll find that these words of wisdom will help guide your Yoga practice and enable you to adopt more positive attitudes to your life and administrations. Yes, they really are that good.
2) “Penetration of our mind is our goal, but in the beginning to set things in motion, there is no substitute for sweat.”
3) “Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.”
4) “Yoga, an ancient but perfect science, deals with the evolution of humanity. This evolution includes all aspects of one’s being, from bodily health to self-realization. Yoga means union – the union of body with consciousness and consciousness with the soul. Yoga cultivates the ways of maintaining a balanced attitude in day-to-day life and endows skill in the performance of one’s actions.”
And my personal favorite…
5) “Change is not something that we should fear. Rather, it is something that we should welcome. For without change, nothing in this world would ever grow or blossom, and no one in this world would ever move forward to become the person they’re meant to be.”
Much love to the “Lion of Pune”, thanks for all you’ve done. YfM