10 yoga teachings to follow for life

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With the teachings of a discipline as complete and as ancient as Yoga, the lack of words are compensated by the practice. The knowledge gathered by yoga practitioners is a profound source of enlightenment that can shed light on the journey ahead for others.

This is a compilation of mantras, ideas and thoughts from a yogi perspective that offer to change the way we relate to things, consider others and experience our own lives.

#1 On remembering nothing is permanent
“Yoga is the joining of our mind, body and spirit. It is like nature, everything is always recycled and brought full circle. I find that I can heal myself if I do what nature does. It’s taken away stress and has helped me through crisis.” - Tao Porchon-Lynch

#2 On healing and perseverance
“Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.” - B.K. S Iyengar

#3 On balance and the present moment
“Don’t put too much on your plate! Don’t overeat. Don’t fill your mind with fear. Tomorrow never comes, don’t procrastinate.”- Tao Porchon-Lynch

#4 On acceptance
"When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others." - Peace Pilgrim

#5 On the will to evolve
“No one is wise by birth, for wisdom results from one own’s efforts.” – T. Krishnamacharya

#6 On thankfulness
“The attitude of gratitude is the highest yoga.” – Bhajan

#7 The objective of yoga
“The primary aim of yoga is to free the mind from confusion and distress, and restore the mind to simplicity and peace." - B.K. S Iyengar

#8 On where to find happiness
"I have been a seeker and I still am, but I stopped asking the books and the stars. I started listening to the teaching of my soul." - Rumi

#9 On health and happiness
“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

#10 On success
“Put your heart, mind, intellect and soul even into your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.” – Swami Sivananda

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