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B.K.S. Iyengar quotes

B.K.S. Iyengar
Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.

B.K.S. Iyengar
The art of teaching is tolerance. Humbleness is the art of learning.

B.K.S. Iyengar
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.

B.K.S. Iyengar
When you inhale, you are taking the strength from God. When you exhale, it represents the service you are giving to the world.

B.K.S. Iyengar
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.

B.K.S. Iyengar
He who has learnt to control his tongue has attained self-control in a great measure. When such a person speaks he will be heard with respect and attention. His words will be remembered, for they will be good and true. When one who is established in truth prays with a pure heart, then things he really needs come to him when they are really needed: he does not have to run after them. The man firmly established in truth gets the fruit of his actions without apparently doing anything. God, the source of all truth, supplies his needs and looks after his welfare.

B.K.S. Iyengar
The body is your temple. Keep it pure and clean for the soul to reside in.