Posts Categorized: quotes

February 5

The depth of my practice is revealed by how many times a day I get angry.

Living Your Yoga: We cannot become angry unless we believe we are right.  Today when you feel irritated about something, breathe deeply and allow being right to melt into being present.

Judith Hanson Lasater

February 1

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The goal of yoga is adaptability, not flexibility.

Living Your Yoga: Many students come to asana practice in order to become more flexible.  More important is learning to be adaptable and to let life flow through you.  How can you do this in your practice today?

Judith Hanson Lasater

January 31

Yoga is not about avoiding difficulty.

Living Your Yoga: When we try to avoid difficulty, we create difficulty.  Today choose something you find difficult and do it with love for five minutes.

Judith Hanson Lasater

January 30

Every asana is about opening.

Living Your Yoga: Today when you practice, find a new part of your body that is opening in each asana, even during a forward bend that seems to be about closing.

Judith Hanson Lasater

January 29

Why do we resist life?

Living Your Yoga: When you feel resistance arising, first notice it.  With a curious mind, allow yourself to acknowledge completely the aspect of your life that your resistance represents.

Judith Hanson Lasater

January 28

Feeling at ease does not mean feeling nothing.

Living Your Yoga: Three times today, stop, close your eyes, and ask yourself, What am I feeling right now?  Can I be at ease with it?  Name it and wait for an answer.

Judith Hanson Lasater

January 27

Discipline arises from clarity of intention and commitment.

Living Your Yoga: Sit quietly on your mat. Create an intention for your practice before you begin, such as this Mantra for Daily Living: Today I will focus my practice on inviting inner stillness.

Judith Hanson Lasater

January 26

Without discipline there is no art.

Living Your Yoga: The art of yoga comes from the consistency of discipline.  Today resolve to practice for the next twenty-one days without missing a single one.  Note it on your calendar.

Judith Hanson Lasater

January 25

Be who you are, where you are.

Living Your Yoga: The more we are ourselves, the more we enjoy our life.  Today if you are in an uncomfortable, even restrictive situation, don’t be afraid to speak your truth with love.

Judith Hanson Lasater

January 24

We spend too much time trying to fix everything.

Living Your Yoga: Write down the three most common thoughts you have about how you should fix yourself and others.  Remember, trying to fix yourself and others never really works.  Instead, revel in your individuality and celebrate the uniqueness of others.

Judith Hanson Lasater