“it is not the movement itself, but the quality of attention we bring to the movement that makes postures qualify as yoga”


“…hatha yoga: through teaching us to attune in the most visceral way to the spontaneous wisdom of the body, this ancient path takes us all the way to union with the mind of God. … The physical is revealed to be spiritual. The spiritual is revealed to be physical. … Most of us who start out on the yoga mat do not realize that, if we dedicate ourselves to practice, it is only a matter of time until the mat becomes an altar.”

From Stephen Cope, Yoga and the Quest for the True Self