I think that we are like stars. Something happens to burst us open; but when we burst open and think we are dying; we’re actually turning into a supernova. And then when we look at ourselves again, we see that we’re suddenly more beautiful than we ever were before!

C. JoyBell C. (via observando)

Pain is a pesky part of being human, I’ve learned it feels like a stab wound to the heart, something I wish we could all do without, in our lives here. Pain is a sudden hurt that can’t be escaped. But then I have also learned that because of pain, I can feel the beauty, tenderness, and freedom of healing. Pain feels like a fast stab wound to the heart. But then healing feels like the wind against your face when you are spreading your wings and flying through the air! We may not have wings growing out of our backs, but healing is the closest thing that will give us that wind against our faces.

C. JoyBell C. (via observando)

Be (unconditonal).

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Be unconditional (in) your (love), your joy, and your belief in what’s possible. Though conditions may manifest around you that make it hard to connect (with) the essence of these feelings, know that the source of your well-being comes from within and not from the circumstances that (you) often wish were different(.)

— Unknown

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The student, like the teacher, needs to practice faithfully. The teacher dedicates time and effort in preparing for class and teaching; to receive the maximum benefit, the student must make the same commitment. Of course, life events may interrupt a steady practice. One may go for days or even weeks, without a solid session. But eventually, the discipline of regular practice must be established if yoga is to affect one on the deepest level. Guruji BKS Iyengar repeats his simple but profound advice again and again, and that is, “Practice.” Only through practice can the understanding come. And from understanding come insight, from insight – wisdom – freedom, the very essence of the art of yoga. One must experience this endlessly evolving process for oneself; it cannot be apprehended through any means, other than practice. Part of the teacher’s job is inspire the student to begin and maintain a regular practice, but the students task is to take the energy of inspiration and transform it into the reality of action. BKS Iyengar Excerpt from Yogapushpanjali

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The student, like the teacher, needs to practice faithfully. The teacher dedicates time and effort in preparing for class and teaching; to receive the maximum benefit, the student must make the same commitment. Of course, life events may interrupt a steady practice. One may go for days or even weeks, without a solid session. But eventually, the discipline of regular practice must be established if yoga is to affect one on the deepest level. Guruji BKS Iyengar repeats his simple but profound advice again and again, and that is, “Practice.”

Only through practice can the understanding come. And from understanding come insight, from insight – wisdom – freedom, the very essence of the art of yoga. One must experience this endlessly evolving process for oneself; it cannot be apprehended through any means, other than practice. Part of the teacher’s job is inspire the student to begin and maintain a regular practice, but the students task is to take the energy of inspiration and transform it into the reality of action.

BKS Iyengar
Excerpt from Yogapushpanjali

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