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"We may begin our practice to benefit the body; to become healthy, strong, flexible,sexy, or vibrant. We may see yoga on a more superficial level as simply an answer to our boredom or a good way to meet people. Then one day in a yoga class we may experience the mind spontaneously dropping into a state of calm and clarity, a feeling that draws us back again in a search of that natural sense of balance. The particulars of why we come to yoga may take on any number of forms, and all of them are honourable starting points for the practice because each doorway that reveals itself is a path into the deeper matrix of what yoga is, and each entrance reveals that ultimately we have come in search of the mystical experience – a timeless sense of complete freedom and happiness."
— Richard Freeman – The Mirror Of Yoga
"The desire to go home that is a desire to be whole, to know where you are, to be the point of intersection of all the lines drawn through all the stars, to be the constellation-maker and the center of the world, that center called love. To awaken from sleep, to rest from awakening, to tame the animal, to let the soul go wild, to shelter in darkness and blaze with light, to cease to speak and be perfectly understood."
— Rebecca Solnit, Storming the Gates of Paradise: Landscapes for Politics (via aumunlimited)
"Even our workouts and yoga classes have become places where we demand perfection from our bodies rather than feeling them, where we sculpt the body rather than inhabit it. We’ve lost our connection to the subtle sensations of attraction and closeness because we no longer live in our bodies—we’re afraid to."
— (via sweeteuphoriablog)