It is education that will arm us with the tools that will enable us to succeed and put a stop to the rising rates of preventable death.
Most of us harbour a significant amount of subconscious fear about death, and act out of this fear in our daily lives.
I tried acupuncture, the patch, and hypnosis, but found that I needed to do it alone – when the time was right for me.
I was never directly pressured by peers, but by surrounding myself with others who were experimenting with smoking provided a certain false comfort.
I don’t think that artists of any kind would or could sacrifice their artistic freedom by being more responsible with their influence on people, especially young people.
It is possible to experience an awakening in this life through realising just how precious each moment, each mental process, and each breath truly is.
The seated lotus postures are an amazing way to go into meditation, or simply just to take a moment to ground oneself.
As long as I was breathing with the contractions and not pushing against them, I felt better. That idea is fundamental-to feel pain and not to resist; to go towards it. It is an incredibly spiritual practice.
It is better to not even try it than to endure the ramifications of either quitting smoking or dying.
Yoga has brought me closer to myself. It’s helped me realize the interconnectedness of the mind, body and spirit, in the Buddhist sense of the word.
Parents should not smoke in order to discourage their kids from smoking. A child is more likely to smoke when they have been raised in the environment of a smoker.
Ayurveda is a sister philosophy to yoga. It is the science of life or longevity and it teaches about the power and the cycles of nature, as well as the elements.
I started practicing Yoga at about 18. I had a friend who was doing it and was incredibly disciplined and meditated all the time.
Yoga is about compassion and generosity towards others. It means being mindful of the world around us.
I have lots of other mountains that I would like to climb. I have no dream of Everest, but there are some, like Mount Fuji, I’d like to do.
Pranayama is the practice of breath control. The word prana refers not only to breath, but also to air and life itself.
I never understand why people have children and then insist on living as though nothing has shifted.
People always think that if you eat anything as a model, it’s amazing. I used to tease them and say, you know I’m going to throw up afterwards.
So much of religion is exegesis. I would rather follow in the footprints of Christ than all of the dogma.
A lot of people have questioned how yoga and their own spiritual beliefs can come together. Yoga actually pre-dates religion.
When you are balanced and when you listen and attend to the needs of your body, mind, and spirit, your natural beauty comes out.
I really wanted to share with people the day-to-day joys that yoga can bring into one’s life-not just the physical aspects.