Almost everyone who practices yoga has heard of B.K.S. Iyengar’s book, Light on Yoga, which is often seen as the definitive guide to yoga asanas and correct alignment.
But have you heard of Iyengar’s other book, Light on Life? It outlines how to bring the Eight Limbs of Yoga into your daily life, so that you can truly live your yoga. Full of wonderful insights as only Iyengar can present them, Light on Life is truly worth a read.
Before you head out to your nearest library to check it out, here are some of the most inspiring quotes from Iyeangar’s Light on Life.
Do not aim low, you will miss the mark. Aim high and you will be on a threshold of bliss. ~B.K.S. Iyengar
It is through the alignment of the body that I discovered the alignment of my mind, self, and intelligence. ~B.K.S. Iyengar
There is no progress toward ultimate freedom without transformation, and this is the key issue in all lives. ~B.K.S. Iyengar
All games are meaningless if you do not know the rules. ~B.K.S. Iyengar
Asanas maintain the strength and health of the body, without which little progress can be made. Asanas keep the body in harmony with nature. ~B.K.S. Iyengar
The hardness of a diamond is part of its usefulness, but its true value is in the light that shines through it. ~B.K.S. Iyengar
When you see a mistake in somebody else, try to find if you are making the same mistake. This is the way to take judgment and to turn it into improvement. ~B.K.S. Iyengar
Asana is perfect firmness of body, steadiness of intelligence, and benevolence of spirit. ~B.K.S. Iyengar
You have to create love and affection for your body, for what it can do for you. ~B.K.S. Iyengar
Which quotes did you find the most inspiring? Do you have any wisdoms from B.K.S. Iyengar that you’d like to share? Give us a shout in the comments below!