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Opposite Positive Thoughts - applying yoga to everyday life

Applying Yoga to Daily Life

The Opposite Positive Thought



Most people who practice yoga like to participate in the yoga asanas, or postures. Usually people go to a yoga studio, or a fitness location a few times a week. The benefits of this practice are enormous and many yoga students will gladly tell you about their experiences with reduced stress, better mental health, improved physical health and so on.



What many people are not aware of is that yoga is considered by many… Continue

Added by Sita Chaitanya on November 19, 2010 at 8:17pm — No Comments

On peace

‎‎"Peace is a quality of the soul. It fills the pure heart. Peace is in
 the heart of a desireless person who has controlled the senses and the
mind." Sri Swami Sivananda.

Added by Sita Chaitanya on October 25, 2010 at 10:23pm — No Comments

Famous quote

"There the sun does not shine; nor the moon and the stars; nor do these lightnings shine; nor even this fire. All this shines after that Light; by Its effulgence all this shines." -Katha Upanishad.

Added by Sita Chaitanya on October 25, 2010 at 10:22pm — No Comments

Never worry

‎"All trials and difficulties are temporary. They will pass away. Have faith. Fear not. Worry not. Be cheerful. Contact God by regular Japa, Kirtan and study of holy books." Swami Sivananda.

Added by Sita Chaitanya on October 25, 2010 at 10:21pm — No Comments

On renouncing things

“Crave for a thing, you will get it. Renounce the craving, the object will follow you by itself.” Swami Sivananda.

Added by Sita Chaitanya on October 25, 2010 at 10:21pm — No Comments

Be Happy

‎"Praise and blame, gain and loss, pleasure and sorrow come and 
go like the wind. To be happy, rest like a giant tree, in the midst of them all." Buddha.

Added by Sita Chaitanya on October 25, 2010 at 10:20pm — No Comments

Love is expansion

"All love is expansion, all selfishness is contraction. Love is therefore the only law of life. He who loves lives, he who is selfish is dying. Therefore love for love's sake, because it is law of life, just as you breathe to live." Swami Vivekananda.

Added by Sita Chaitanya on October 10, 2010 at 1:26am — No Comments

Love

‎"Only if one knows the truth of love, which is the real nature of Self, will the strong entangled knot of life be untied. Only if one attains the height of love will liberation be attained. Such is the heart of all religions. The experience of Self is only love, which is seeing only love, hearing only love, feeling only love, tasting only love and smelling only love, which is bliss." Ramana Maharishi

Added by Sita Chaitanya on September 24, 2010 at 11:55pm — No Comments

Progress

“I died from the mineral and became a plant; I died from the plant and reappeared in an animal; I died from the animal and became a man. Wherefore then should I fear? When did I grow less by dying? Next time I shall die from the man, that I may grow the wings of angels. From the angel too must I seek advance; All things shall perish save His face... verily unto Him do we return.” Rumi

Added by Sita Chaitanya on September 24, 2010 at 11:54pm — No Comments

How to decide your future

What you are is what you have been, and what you will be is what you do now
. Buddha.

Added by Sita Chaitanya on September 12, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

The difference practice makes

People sometimes ask me what difference practice has made in my life. The answer is it’s changed everything for me. And, in a funny way, it’s changed nothing. Lama Surya Das.

Added by Sita Chaitanya on September 12, 2010 at 6:59pm — No Comments

There is a field

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I'll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about. Rumi.

Added by Sita Chaitanya on September 12, 2010 at 6:58pm — No Comments

Austerity of Speech

One of the yogic ideals is the practice of austerity of speech. This means speaking words that are truthful, pleasing, beneficial, and not agitating to others. This is a lot easier said than done and a lot of questions of morality can be discussed in trying to determine what exactly makes up austerity of speech. Remembering the importance of not speaking words that might be agitating to someone else goes a long way towards understanding life from someone else's point of view and in being… Continue

Added by Sita Chaitanya on September 6, 2010 at 1:58am — No Comments

Confidence

“If I want to know the truth, I begin to inquire, and before I can know the truth of anything, I must have confidence. To have confidence, I must inquire into myself and remove those causes that prevent each experience from giving its full significance.” Krishnamurti.

Added by Sita Chaitanya on September 5, 2010 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Calm is between the desires

‎"A desire arises in the mind. It is satisfied, 
immediately another comes. In the interval which separates two desires 
a perfect calm reigns in the mind. It is at this moment freed from all
thought, love or hate." Swami Sivananda.

Added by Sita Chaitanya on September 5, 2010 at 7:29pm — No Comments

No right or wrong

"Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I'll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk." Rumi

Added by Sita Chaitanya on September 5, 2010 at 7:28pm — No Comments

Practice more

“Yoga is a light, which once lit, will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter the flame.” B.K.S. Iyengar

Added by Sita Chaitanya on August 31, 2010 at 4:47pm — No Comments

Practice more

“Yoga is a light, which once lit, will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter the flame.” B.K.S. Iyengar

Added by Sita Chaitanya on August 31, 2010 at 4:47pm — No Comments

Peace is within

‎"Peace is within. Search for peace within the chambers of your own heart, through one-pointed concentration and meditation. If you do not find peace there, you will not find it anywhere else." Swami Sivananda.

Added by Sita Chaitanya on August 26, 2010 at 4:31pm — No Comments

Love others as the self

"You can search the whole universe and not find a single being more worthy of love than yourself. Since each and every person is so precious to themselves, let the self-respecting harm no other being." Buddha.

Added by Sita Chaitanya on August 26, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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