A practitioner must focus between the mind and the body, listening to the counsel of each, but letting the intelligence and the soul make the true decision, for this is where real willpower and real dedication are found. Do to your capacity while always striving to extend your capacity. Ten minutes today. After a few days, twelve minutes. Master that, then again extend. It is better to do a good pose minimum than a bad pose maximum. BKS Iyengar, Light on Life
Yoga releases the creative potential of life. The light that yoga sheds on life is something special. It is transformative. It does not just change the way we see things; it transforms the person who sees. - B.K.S. Iyengar
PRATYAHARA WHEN THE MIND IS CONTROLLED, STILLED AND SILENCED, WHAT REMAINS IS THE SOUL.
Cultivating mindfulness can lead to the discovery of deep realms of relaxation, calmness, and insight within yourself.
Jon Kabat-Zinn Full Catastrophe Living
Exploration As a society, we have an obsession with performance and not exploration. In Purna Yoga, It is different. It's not about opening your chest wider; it's about exploring why your chest is closed. It's not about relieving lower back pain; it's about exploring what your body and mind are trying to tell you by creating lower back pain. So in your practice, refuse the temptation to excel. Instead, invite the opportunity to explore. -Aadil Palkhivala