The Eight Limbs (Ashta – anga)

from Rolf Gates’ Meditations from the Mat:

In fact, we take up all the limbs together. As the line in the Eagles song goes, we do everything all the time…. Our yoga practice makes this possible. Each time we come to the mat, we have an opportunity to work the entire path, moment by moment…. Our bodies, our breath, our minds, and our choices are being refined in the laboratory that is our yoga mat.” (p. 6)

“The real payoff of a yoga practice … is not a perfect handstand or a deeper forward bend – it is the newly born self that each day steps of the yoga mat and back into life.” (xvii)

(thanks Zazazu for listing this book!)

3 comments
  1. Gregor said:

    Wow Great quotes about practice!!!! I’m going to have to check out that book.

    Awesome blog, I’m going to bloggroll you, I think I can draw a lot of inspiration for my Yoga practice from your work here.

    namaste,

    Gregor

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