"Basketball is an endurance sport, and you have to learn to control your breath; that's the essence of yoga, too. So, I consciously began using yoga techniques in my practice and playing. I think yoga helped reduce the number and severity of injuries I suffered. As preventative medicine, it's unequaled."
— Kareem Abdul-Jabbar NBA All-Star Center
"Let an Athlete cultivate their INNER WITNESS and watch out as they display 'GRACE in MOTION'."
— Eagle (Ashtanga For Athletes)
"I am moving and not moving at all. I am like the moon underneath the waves that ever go on rolling and rocking. It is not, 'I am doing this', but rather, an inner realization that 'this is happening through me,' or 'it is doing this for me.' The consciousness of self is the greatest hinderance to the proper execution of all physical action."
— Bruce Lee (from the TAO OF JEET KUNE DO - 1975)
"If we practice the science of yoga, which is useful to the entire human community and which yields happiness both here and hereafter - if we practice it without fail, we will then attain physical, mental and spiritual happiness, and our minds will flood towards the Self."
— Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois of the ASHTANGA YOGA RESEARCH INSTITUTE in Mysore, India