“We can bring calmness and quietness to our minds and our emotions with the retention of breath after exhalation.
I have said that exhalation empties the brain and pacifies the ego, bringing it to quiescent humility. When you empty the brain, you also empty the toxins of memory. With the exhalation and retention, you let go of resentment, anger, envy, and rancor. Exhalation is a sacred act of surrender, of self-abandonment.” – Guruji B.K.S. Iyengar
“Yoga does not change the way we see things, it transforms the person who sees. There is no progress towards ultimate freedom without transformation, and this is the key issue in all lives.” – Guruji B.K.S. Iyengar