Although their responses differ, they all point in the same direction: a regular practice enriches their lives in many ways. The common theme goes straight to the heart of Ashtanga: the asana practice straightens and strengthens us up, and in its essence it’s a tool that enables us to go within, calm the mind and experience life from a wider, even happier perspective.
As one of the daily practitioners poetically described it, “For me, practicing yoga is a daily nourishment on several levels; spiritually, emotionally, mentally and on levels I do not yet know the names of. I learn to cultivate focus and patience in a way that influences all aspects of my life in a way that I cannot describe — it has to be experienced. In all, dedicating the first couple of hours of the day practicing, simply makes life more simple.”
Do we need to say more? See you on the mat soon!
”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