Rodney Yee & Colleen Saidman Yee’s Favorite Quotes

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In honor of our new Yoga Foundations Guide with Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman Yee, Gaiam TV sat down with them to get their favorite inspirational quotes as we begin the building blocks to a solid yoga for life practice. This guide is excellent for yoga for beginners or anyone looking to revisit the defining elements of a strong asana practice.

This guide includes sun salutations for beginners and beginning yoga routines perfect for anyone new to yoga.

Get a sneak peek of day 3 sun salutations!

Rodney Yee’s Favorite Quotes

Cling to the one thing that matters, hold onto “I am” and let go of all else. ::Nisargatta Maharaj

…and it is this immediate perception, this choiceness awareness that puts an end to sorrow. ::J. Krishnamurti

Feel the motions of tenderness around you, the buoyancy. ::Rumi

Colleen Saidman Yee’s Favorite Quotes

How long, babe, will you search for what’s not lost? ::Bob Dylan

I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened. ::Mark Twain

The fruit of silence is prayer. The fruit of prayer is faith. The fruit of faith is love. The fruit of love is service. The fruit of service is peace. ::Mother Teresa

Yoga Foundations with Rodney Yee & Colleen Saidman Yee

Yoga guides — they’re not just for beginners anymore. That’s why Gaiam TV partnered with yoga pioneers Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman Yee. Over the last 15 years, they’ve cultivated the best approach to foundational yoga.

Watch the video below, and sign up for the guide.



What is the Meaning of Om?

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” It is a particularly human trait to be curious about our origins, and the origins of our universe. How could so much – the diversity of our planet, the vastness of our solar system, the unknown reaches of space – come from nothing? Spiritual traditions from all over the world have grappled with this question, and have recognized the profound role of the Divine Word as the origins, the beginning, of the universe. If at first there was nothing, the very first thing was a sound vibration, and from there, everything sprang into existence, and the material world was born. And Western science is now coming on board as well: quantum physicists have been studying the role of vibration at the root of matter itself.

Nikola Tesla said, “If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” The very foundations of our Universe, of matter and thought, appear to lie in sound vibration.

And from a yogic perspective, there is a profound connection between speech (the expression of our thoughts) and prana (the life energy carried on the breath). When we speak, we are naming our reality while using the power of the breath to form and express our words. Speech is prana in action. Prana naturally creates sound.

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