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K. Pattabhi Jois

Indian yoga teacher

Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (July 26 1915May 18 2009) was an Indian yoga teacher.

QuotesEdit

  • Ahhh. Samadhi.
    Yoga is Samadhi.
    God is One.
    Yoga is One.
    That's all.
    • Quoted in Sharon Gannon and David Life, Jivamukti Yoga, Ballantine Books, 2002, p. 37.
  • Some yoga teachers say that a vegetarian diet is not necessary.
    Pattabhi Jois: [laughing] Oh ... a new method!
    Many Indians and Westerners eat meat.
    Pattabhi Jois: They are not practicing yoga. Meat eating makes you stiff.
    What is the most important yogic practice in this time?
    Pattabhi Jois: Vegetarian diet is the most important practice for yoga.
    • Interview in Sharon Gannon and David Life, Jivamukti Yoga, Ballantine Books, 2002, p. 83.
  • Yoga is possible for anybody who really wants it. Yoga is universal.... But don’t approach yoga with a business mind looking for worldly gain.
    • Quoted in Kelsie Besaw, The Little Red Book of Yoga Wisdom, Skyhorse Publishing, 2013, p. 22.

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