• 26 HOT Yoga Quotes … and Some Smokin’ HOT Photos, Too!

    Posted on March 23, 2010 by in All Posts, Hot Yoga

    Do you find quotes as comforting as I do? Something about ‘em, right? Like, hearing your own thoughts and feelings phrased in such a succinct and beautiful way. They’re not necessarily profound, or even unique, insights but they’ve got that certain something that triggers within you a resounding “YES!”

    So, hand-picked by yours truly … Here are 26 of my favorite quotables – some related to Hot Yoga, some about yoga in general and some just because, well, they’re AWESOME! Yours to read whenever you need a lift. Enjoy!

    These GLOWING photos are courtesy of Pyro Fusion Entertainment!!

    And let the quoting commence! ;-)

    The cure for anything is salt water – sweat, tears, or the sea. -Isak Dinesen

    To sweat is to pray, to make an offering of your innermost self. Sweat is holy water, prayer beads, pearls of liquid that release your past. Sweat is an ancient and universal form of self healing, whether done in the gym, the sauna, or the sweat lodge … The more you sweat, the more you pray. The more you pray, the closer you come to ecstasy. -Gabrielle Roth

    The more we sweat in peace the less we bleed in war. -Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit

    Yoga maintains youth long. It keeps the body full of vitality, immune to diseases, even at old, old age. The Yogi never becomes old. -Bishnu Ghosh

    Sweat, sweat, sweat!  Work and sweat, cry and sweat, pray and sweat! -Zora Neale Hurston

    It takes courage and intelligence, you know, to do the stages of Yoga right, and to start with this Hatha Yoga… It’s just you and nothing but you, standing in one spot frozen like a statue with no place to go for help or excuse or scapegoat except inward. -Bikram Choudhury

    It’s all in the hips. - Chubbs (from Happy Gilmore)

    In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer. -Albert Camus

    Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. -Anais Nin

    Postures strengthen and develop will and body – physical and mental development are intertwined. -Bishnu Ghosh

    Suffering is Optional -Unknown

    The discipline is to get you to the place where you trust your intuition & the yoga pose is an easy place to practice it. -Erich Schiffmann

    I don’t like an alarm clock but it’s useful to me. I don’t like tension but it tells me something needs attending. -Hugh Prather

    You cannot always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside. -Mr. Yoga

    Yoga is the perfect opportunity to be curious about who you are. -Jason Crandell

    Yoga exists in the world because everything is linked. -Desikashar

    Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; for it becomes your destiny. -Upanishads

    Your hand opens and closes and opens and closes. If it were 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. -Rumi

    Yoga is almost like music in a way; there’s no end to it. -Sting

    You cannot do yoga.  Yoga is your natural state.  What you can do are yoga exercises, which may reveal to you where you are resisting your natural state.  -Sharon Gannon

    Basketball is an endurance sport, and you have to learn to control your breath; that’s the essence of yoga, too.  So, I consciously began using yoga techniques in my practice and playing.  I think yoga helped reduce the number and severity of injuries I suffered.  As preventative medicine, it’s unequaled. -Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

    Nothing can steal happiness, peace away from you: if anyone does make you angry, you are the loser; if someone can allow you to lose peace, you are the loser. -Bikram Choudhury

    On an airplane, you are always told to put on your oxygen mask first. The same way in life, you need to take care of your health first. If you are not happy and healthy, you cannot make anyone else happy and healthy. -Rajashree Choudhury

    Observe the wonders as they occur around you. Don’t claim them. Feel the artistry moving through and be silent. -Rumi

    Breathe and all will be revealed, love and all will be healed. This is yoga. -Seane Corn

    I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am. -Sylvia Plath 

    Please share your favorites in the comments below.

    Thanks!

    Lindsay

    PHOTO CREDITS
    Photographer: Starry Night Photography
    Artist: Queen Luana 
    Models: Pyro Fusion
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  3. Love these quotes – will use some to inspire my students over the spring class session. Thanks

    And the photos rock too!
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  4. Felicia says:

    What wonderful photos! Wow! I really should be doing yoga during this pregnancy!!
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    • Thanks for stopping by, Felicia! I practiced yoga during both of my pregnancies and it was so awesome. Not only was it good exercise but it turned out to be very special mommy-baby-bonding time. :)

  5. Those shots are sooooo cool!!

    I am from the Welcome Wagon at SITs! I hope you are enjoying the party:-)

  6. I love the collection of quotes you chose for this post. Really rockin photos too!

    Stopping by from SITS. Welcome!

    Cheers :-)
    - CoconutPalmDesigns
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  7. Pub Quiz says:

    Dammit!
    I just typed a whole long message, and when I tried to submit it my browser did something really weird.
    Was it somehow saved or do I need to redo it?

  8. mari says:

    This quotes are really cool!!!
    love the articlee!!
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  9. Thanks a bunch for sharing this with all folks you actually know what you are speaking about! Bookmarked. Kindly also talk over with my website =). We will have a link change agreement between us

  10. Zarah says:

    Very inspiring! Thank you very much!
    As a yoga-beginner I am learning much from this site – and getting very inspired as well. I am truly thankful for that!

    From cold ol´Sweden: Sincerely,
    Zarah

  11. Mike Shore says:

    t takes courage and intelligence, you know, to do the stages of Yoga right, and to start with this Hatha Yoga… It’s just you and nothing but you, standing in one spot frozen like a statue with no place to go for help or excuse or scapegoat except inward. -Bikram Choudhury

    Basketball is an endurance sport, and you have to learn to control your breath; that’s the essence of yoga, too. So, I consciously began using yoga techniques in my practice and playing. I think yoga helped reduce the number and severity of injuries I suffered. As preventative medicine, it’s unequaled. -Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

    You cannot always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside. -Mr. Yoga

    haha I had to stop coz i realized i liked SO many of your quotes. Thanks, i already have posted some on my Facebook Wall. Great Job from this new Bikram student. 11 classes and i signed up for a year. 60 years old and it fills me with life, with courage and with incredible focus and discipline. Yeah, i kinda like it. I HATE the heat so this was my chance to embrace my fears. So nice to challenge them 3x a week and walk out a big time winner.

  12. Jill Gamer says:

    Love your quotes so much!  here is a link to my favorite yoga quotes, hope you check them out! Thanks for the inspiration :-) http://www.gameryoga.com/inspiring-quotes

  13. [...] Do that, and no other shall say nay. All quotes, except for the quotes from Liber AL, I plucked from this article of 26 quotes about hot yoga. [...]

  14. Joe says:

    i heard about a about a quote from bikram choudury concerning locking your knee that went something like this:
    students try to lock their knee and they and they practice and practice for a very long time and still they can't lock their knee, and they keep trying and they never get it and 20 years later, they've had a good life.
     
    :)

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