Geeta Iyengar quotes

  • Knowledge has a beginning but no end.
    -- Geeta Iyengar

    #Knowledge #Ends

  • We are missing the gold if we do asanas as a physical practice only.
    -- Geeta Iyengar

    #Practice #Missing #Gold

  • If the body is stiff that is understandable. But if the mind is also stiff then you can’t get anywhere. The mind has to become flexible.
    -- Geeta Iyengar

    #Mind #Body

  • In an asana, the mind has to reach inside the body to find a quiet space until a point comes where perfect balance is felt.
    -- Geeta Iyengar

    #Yoga #Space #Perfect

  • When this body has been so magnificently and artistically created by God, it is only fitting that we should maintain it in good health and harmony by the most excellent and artistic science of Yoga.
    -- Geeta Iyengar

    #Yoga #Body #Artistic

  • Whenever we find stiffness in the body, our mind should be especially supple. It is never the stiffness in our bodies that limits our practice, it is always the stiffness of our mind.
    -- Geeta Iyengar

    #Practice #Mind #Body

  • In an asana, the mind has to reach inside the body to find a quiet space until a point comes where perfect balance is felt. If the mind is wandering while practicing, then one is not fully present, and there can be no union. Involvement, interpenetratio n and insight are the required qualities for the practitioner.
    -- Geeta Iyengar

    #Space #Perfect #Mind

  • Yoga is the study of the functioning of the body, the mind and the intellect in the process of attaining freedom.
    -- Geeta Iyengar

    #Yoga #Mind #Body

  • Gaining maturity in yoga practice involves learning to respect the paths that other people are on and acknowledging their merits, maybe even acknowledging that your own path is lacking in some area where another one excels.
    -- Geeta Iyengar

    #Yoga #Maturity #Practice

  • Even more exasperating than the guy who thinks he knows it all is the one who really does.

  • Doubt is not below knowledge, but above it.

  • An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself.

  • I think that only daring speculation can lead us further and not accumulation of facts.

  • Information is not knowledge.

  • The mind can proceed only so far upon what it knows and can prove. There comes a point where the mind takes a higher plane of knowledge, but can never prove how it got there. All great discoveries have involved such a leap

  • Music is only a means to an end - it is not the end. The concern is with the condition of man

  • Prayer begins where our power ends.

  • Only the luckless, the petty or the deranged [end] up in court.

  • When diplomacy ends, War begins.