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Inspirational Quotes from Namaste: Season 2

At the suggestion of one of our community members, we have created a directory of quotes and inspirations from each of our sequences. If you remember a quote, but forget which practice you heard it in, turn to this guide to find it quickly. You will also find links to gain more information about each sequence. 

Namaste's intentions to inspire were expanded in the second season, as the team gathered quotes to enhance soulful energy supplied by Master Teacher, Kate Potter. Each sequence in the Season Two contains two quotes from inspirational people. These words are displayed at the beginning and conclusion of each dynamic flow.  


"A gift is pure when it is given from the heart... when we expect nothing in return." ~ Bhagavad Gita 

"Give up competing with yourself and simply see the honesty in your effort." ~ Kate Potter 

"Your own positive future begins in this moment. All you have is right now. Every goal is possible from here." ~ Lao Tzu 

Heart Opening

"Freedom is not a concept in yoga, but an experience felt as our nature shines forth, unburdened, unattached, free of the ego." ~ Kate Potter

"Asana means a posture that brings comfort and steadiness. If you can achieve one, that is enough." ~Yoga Sutras of Pantanjali

"Learn to listen to the voice within yourself. Your body and mind will become clear and you will realize the unity in all things." ~ Dogen Zenji


"Let us meet in a space with no fences, endless sky, boundless potential, opening from the heart." ~ Kate Potter

"Morning opens a door with help for those who don't ask for any." ~ Rumi

"Build great accomplishments from small beginnings. Prepare for rough spots while the going is still smooth." ~ Lao Tzu


"Our life is shaped by our mind. We become what we think." ~ Buddha

"When we have difficulty, we should check our expectations, and temper the need for results." ~ Kate Potter

"When both body and mind are at peace, all things appear as they are: perfect, complete, lacking nothing." ~ Dogen Zenji

Sun Wind

"By giving and receiving equally, we balance the energy of the body, and bring harmony to our lives." ~ Kate Potter

"A coin lost in the river is found in the river." ~ Master Yunmen

"Truth is not far away, it is ever present." ~ Dogen Zenji

Seated Twist

"Sunrise in the sky of the heart is the most blessed sight." ~ Swami Nithyananda

"We can learn to cultivate truth by really listening to one another, without teh need to defend our own point of view." ~ Kate Potter

"Learn to be gentle with others and with yourself." ~ Swami Rama

Extended Leg Balancing

"Our greatest glory is not in never failing; but in rising every time we fall." ~ Confucius

"To be annoyed by our restrictions is perhaps normal. To not be annoyed by our restrictions, is yoga." ~ Kate Potter

"As is one's thought, so one becomes." ~ Maitri Upanishad


"Yoga asks us to make a choice in our life to forgive, and then to remember that again and again." ~ Kate Potter

"The most ancient traveller in the world is called love... love means expansion." ~ Swami Rama

"Your eyes, when they really see a rose or an anemone, flood the wheeling universe with tears." ~ Rumi

Third Eye

"Truth is what stands the test of experience." ~ Albert Einstein

"To be kind to others and to ourselves should be as natural as a flower opening to the sun." ~ Kate Potter

"When the heart is right, for and against is forgotten." ~ Lao Tzu

Heart Mind

"Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart." ~ Confucius

"To forgive weakness in others is to recognize and forgive weakness in ourselves." ~ Kate Potter

"Someone who does not run toward the allure of love walks a road where nothing lives." ~ Rumi

Lord of the Fishes

"The blossoming plum! Today all the fires of hell remain empty." ~ Issa

"Our intellect tells us we are separate. Our deepest nature knows no such thing." ~ Kate Potter

"We are here to be a forgiveness door, through which freedom comes." ~ Rumi


"Yoga is a practice that requires both effort, and letting go of the results of that effort." ~ Kate Potter

"Negative intentions evaporate beneath the rising sun of love." ~ Sri Ramakrishna

"The longest journey begins with a single step." ~ Lao Tzu

Dancing Shiva

"Freedom is not doing whatever you want to do. Freedom is moving, thinking and speaking from a place of no ego." ~ Kate Potter

"Many people give up when they are about to succeed." ~ Lao Tzu

"The obstacle is the path." ~ Zen Proverb

Which of the Season Two inspirations resonates most strongly with you? We'd love to hear your favorite. Prepare for even more musings in our upcoming seasons!



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