As requested by many students, here are the quotes I used for the 6 week intro series.
“If you attend to yourself and seek to come into your presence, you will find exactly the right rhythm for you life.” – John O’Donohue, Anam Cara
“By bringing deeper awareness into our everyday lives, wisdom frees us from the narrows reality we are trapped in.” -Ariana Huffington, Thrive
“Yes, I am imperfect and vulnerable and sometimes afraid, but that doesn’t change the truth that I am also brave and worthy of love belonging.” – Brene Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection
“Yoga practice is like an obstacle race, many obstructions are purposely put in the way for us to pass through. They are there to make us understand our own capacities. We all have strength, but don’t seem to know it. We seem to need to be challenged and tested to understand our own capacities. In fact, this is the natural law. If the river just flows easily, it does not express it’s power. But put an obstacle to the flow by constructing a dam, then you can see its strength.” -Swami Satchidananda, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
“You were born with potential,
You were born with goodness and truth,
You were born with ideals and dreams,
You were born with greatness,
You were born with wings,
You are not meant for crawling, so don’t.
You have wings,
Learn to use them and fly.”
“Joy and happiness are born of concentration. When you are having a cup of tea, the value of that experience depends on your concentration.” -Thich Nhat Hahn, you are here
“Concentration is the practice of happiness. … Happiness is not something you find at the end of the road. You have to understand that it is here, now.” -Thich Nhat Hanh, you are here