In Movement There is Life

In Movement There is Life

Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person’s physical, emotional and mental states.

– Carol Welch

Your hand opens and closes and opens and closes.  If it were always a fist or always stretched open, you would be paralyzed.  Your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expanding, the two as beautifully balanced and coordinated as bird wings.

– Rumi

Life requires movement.

– Aristotle

Yoga is not about touching your toes.  It is what you learn on the way down.

Jigar Gor 

It doesn’t matter how deep into a posture you go, what matters is who you are when you get there.

– Max Strom

A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world.

– Paul Dudley White

Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness.

– Edward Stanley

Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.

– John Wooden

Exercise is optional.  Movement is essential.  Exercise is a modern invention.  Movement is ancient.  Movement was here first.  Movement is what the human body is designed for.

Ben Medder

Nothing is more revealing than movement. The body says what words cannot.

– Martha Graham

Words represent your intellect.  The sound, gesture and movement represent your feelings.

– Patricia Fripp

In truth, it matters less what we do in practice than how we do it and why we do it.  The same posture, the same sequence, the same meditation with a different intention takes on an entirely new meaning and will have entirely different outcomes.

– Donna Farhi

Consciousness is only possible through change; change is only possible through movement.

– Aldous Huxley

It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new.  But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful.  There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.

– Alan Cohen

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