A few great quotes from Guruji:
“Yoga is about cultivating awareness, and you begin with something very tangible– your own body, cultivating awareness with that. Tha’ts a way of doing self-inquiry. You know, you put yourself through a variety of asanas. The asanas could be seen as metaphors for the varying situations we encounter in life.
“You put yourself in a challenging situation and you summon as much poise, as much steadiness and relaxation as you can under the circumstances, and that’s incredibly good training for life, but there’s got to be some carryover. The asana is not an end in itself. It’s just a training ground as a way of training the body, training the mind so you can use those skills in other aspects of your life.”
“There is a saying of the alchemists: through repetition the magic is forced to arise. Aristotle said that practice is the strongest teacher of all. It’s only through repetition that we can gain depth of understanding.”
“I do not feel that the more advanced series steal femininity. There is nothing more beautiful than a strong woman…The changes to the female body are only more masculine if you identify strength with the male. If something was lost on the way, it was probably nothing I needed. I love my yoga body. Whether it is attractive to another is not a major concern. Femininity comes from within. My female peers are women of dignity and beauty.”