Speaking of Yoga

Monday, October 18th, 2010 by American Senior Fitness Association   View This Issue of Experience!

"Yoga has a sly, clever way of short-circuiting the mental patterns that cause anxiety."

– Baxter Bell, quoted in Yoga Journal, March 2006

"Yoga is invigoration in relaxation. Freedom in routine. Confidence through self control. Energy within and energy without."

– Ymber Delecto

"Yoga is the fountain of youth. You’re only as young as your spine is flexible."

– Bob Harper

"Yoga is the perfect opportunity to be curious about who you are."

– Jason Crandell, quoted in Yoga Journal, November 2005

"Vogue and Self are putting out the message of yoginis as buff and perfect. If you start doing yoga for those reasons, fine. Most people get beyond that and see that it’s much, much more."

– Patricia Walden

"Yoga is the practice of quieting the mind."

– Patanjali, translated from Sanscrit

"Yoga accepts. Yoga gives."

– Terri Guillemets

"Basketball is an endurance sport, and you have to learn to control your breath; that’s the essence of yoga, too. So, I consciously began using yoga techniques in my practice and playing. I think yoga helped reduce the number and severity of injuries I suffered. As preventative medicine, it’s unequaled."

– Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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