Like water which can clearly mirror the sky and the trees only so long as its surface is undisturbed, the mind can only reflect the true image of the Self when it is tranquil and wholly relaxed.
Yoga is a way to freedom. By its constant practice, we can free ourselves from fear, anguish and loneliness.
Sri Krishnamacharya used to tell me: ‘Do the Headstand when you are tired and in need of a tonic; when you are unable to fall asleep; when you are hungry, nervous and unhappy. Do it when in need of relaxation, when the brain is clouded, when you are in low spirits. Do it when your thoughts are distracted and you cannot concentrate properly or meditate.’
Yoga is the art and science of living.
We must keep both our femininity and our strength.
It becomes necessary to learn how to clear the mind of all clouds, to free it of all useless ballast and debris by dismissing the burden of too much concern with material things.
I do not belong to any religion. Everything is between God and myself.
Yoga means union, in all its significances and dimensions.
We women must listen to our inner voice. It is easier for women to do this as they are not afraid to say what they feel.
Tranquillizers do not change our environment, nor do they change our personalities. They merely reduce our responsiveness to stimuli. They dull the keen edge of the angers, fears, or anxiety with which we might otherwise react to the problems of living. Once the response has been dulled, the irritating surface noise of living muted or eliminated, the spark and brilliance are also gone.
Laughter drives shouting away.
Tell your husbands any bad news when everything is calm, not just as they come through the door.
Men have to descend from their pedestal and learn how to be more broadminded and spiritual.
Freedom is living without chains.
Women must not shout back when their husbands come home and shout at them for any reason.