Perhaps you have made a New Year’s laundry list of things to change? And perhaps that includes an intention to start or keep up a regular practice. In any case, it’s good to be reminded every now and then about why we do what we do —like say for instance, why do we practice yoga?
There are probably as many answers as there are people. One indicator to tell if someone is diligently practicing yoga is that their lives seem improved. Practiced with sincerity, yoga can even make us kinder and more compassionate. It can also help us to interact better and more meaningfully with other people.
This year MYC will turn 3 years old and like kids that age, we will continue to grow and develop in many ways. In this process we are learning from each of you every day, like we are all learning from each and every fellow practitioner.
On that note, we encourage you to stick with the practice over the winter, even when it’s a little harder to find the motivation or energy. Not only because of the benefits you receive, but also for the benefit of those around us. This is our community, we create it together and it is truly a thing to be cherished. So see you on the mat!
”Do your practice and all is coming.” ― Sri K. Pattabhi Jois
”Yoga is the cessation of the fluctuations of the mind.” ― Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
"Astanga yoga is 99 percent practice, one percent theory." ― Sri K. Pattabhi Jois
”Everyone can practice Astanga yoga. Except lazy people.” ― Sri R. Sharath Jois
"Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is." ― Bhagavad Gita
“The mind is restless and difficult to restrain, but it is subdued by practice.” ― Bhagavad Gita
“Asana practise is for 2 hours. Yoga practise is for 24 hours.” ― Sri R. Sharath Jois
”When the mind is quiet, the asana is correct.” ― Sri K. Pattabhi Jois
”This is not a gym, you are not here to work out. You are here to bring peace to yourself, to know who you are.” ― Sri R. Sharath Jois
”With practice anything is possible.” ― Sri R. Sharath Jois
“The mind acts like an enemy for those who do not control it.” ― Bhagavad Gita