Remember Why?

A conventional wisdom seems to exist, in writings and teachings related to human performance that the “why” behind what we do is equally, if not more important than the “what.” Our so called “why” is touted as having tremendous motivational power and contains within it the needed fuel to propel us beyond the obstacles that might normally stop us from achieving a goal. In yoga, also, the power of intention is seen as decisive in determining the fruits of our actions. So in honor of memorial day 2017, here are some things to remember for yoga practitioners of all types to inspire dedicated and ardent practice (“they keys to the yogic kingdom.”) This list is by no means exhaustive but we hope it is inspiring and, perhaps, even entertaining.

  • Practicing Iyengar Yoga fosters a willingness to strive and a familiarity with change
  • Practicing Iyengar Yoga lowers resistance to change
  • Practicing Iyengar Yoga makes one’s blood healthy via circulation, oxygenation, and secretion
  • Love and joy fill the empty spaces where pain was
  • Practicing Iyengar Yoga makes you humble
  • Humble people are nicer (and nicer to be around)
  • It takes courage to be humble
  • If you can bend your legs and your butt is soft, your back hurts less
  • Good breathing reduces anxiety and inner chaos
  • If you can concentrate well, you can make your life more the way you want it
  • If you are willing to work at it, you can make your life more the way you want it
  • Practicing Iyengar Yoga makes you less reliant on substances to withstand life
  • First: gain the power to withstand
  • Second: Go from withstanding to understanding
  • Third: Go from understanding to OUTSTANDING
  • Practicing Iyengar Yoga can help just about every part of the body
  • Practicing Iyengar Yoga can organize the mind
  • Practicing Iyengar Yoga can connect you more deeply to life’s spiritual dimension
  • Practicing Iyengar Yoga can make feel better . . . forever.