There is no difference in souls, only the ideas about ourselves that we wear.
Without education, confidence does not come.
Meditation is oneness, when there is no longer time, sex, or country. The moment when, after you have concentrated on doing a pose (or anything else) perfectly, you hold it and then forget everything, not because you want to forget but because you are concentrated: this is meditation.
Yoga allows you to find a new kind of freedom that you may not have known even existed.
All games are meaningless if you do not know the rules.
Yoga is about the will, working with intelligence and self-reflexive consciousness, can free us from the inevitability of the wavering mind and outwardly directed senses.
Health is a state of complete harmony of the body, mind and spirit. When one is free from physical disabilities and mental distractions, the gates of the soul open.
Yoga allows you to rediscover a sense of wholeness in your life, where you do not feel like you are constantly trying to fit broken pieces together.
One's spiritual realization lies in none other than how one walks among and interacts with one's fellow beings.
The hardness of a diamond is part of its usefulness, but its true value is in the light that shines through it.
It is through the alignment of the body that I discovered the alignment of my mind, self, and intelligence
Yoga is like music: the rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind, and the harmony of the soul create the symphony of life.
You must purge yourself before finding faults in others.
When you see a mistake in somebody else, try to find if you are making the same mistake.
This is the way to take judgment and to turn it into improvement.
Do not look at others' bodies with envy or with superiority.
All people are born with different constitutions.
Never compare with others.
Each one's capacities are a function of his or her internal strength.
Know your capacities and continually improve upon them.
When have you done something for the first time in your life?
I always tell people: Live happily and die majestically.
"When I am in an asana, I go beyond the chronological and psychological boundary of time." ~Guruji BKS Iyengar
Guruji emphasises the aspect of maintaining an asana to build it up, develop and surface the effects and reap its benefits.
As the endurance, power and confidence grows the timing should be increased. Timing is important from the point of view of creating and developing a circulation in the body which is peculiar to the asana.
Timing is not a mere calculation of seconds and minutes one remains in an asana. It is a 'time requisition' made by an asana for its evolution when one matures in sadhana.
When each cell is sensitive to being in the present, it is timing.