My hubby used to hate it when I quote Baron - he would say this to me “Don’t try to sneak a Baron on me. I’m not one of your students.”
Some days I do it to annoy him and usually it just comes out as me. It has become part of my own way of living. The simple definition of Yoga is the union of mind, body and soul. And so Baptiste Power Yoga gives access to possibilities off the mat and integrate (or unite) yoga methodology to every aspects of our life.
And that’s my mission.
He got me dabbing for every time Baron comes into our conversation. But I think he secretly enjoys doing “the Baron” too, because he dabs as often as I do. :):)
I can’t count how many times I’ve done the Baron with others (outside of class); I have my favourites (which is in bold below) and his other quotes have also made an impact in my life. The list below is limitless and all I can give is what I have right now.
My advice is choose One that resonates with you and re-create in your own life/work/teaching/practice until it no longer becomes a concept; it becomes a real possibility.
You are whole and complete.
There is nothing to fix.
Leave people in their greatness.
Pose begins when you want to get out of it.
It is only when we are tired and ready to come out of a pose, that that pose really begins for us.
If you’ve always done what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.
The work you do on the mat facilitates your whole life.
Yoga is not for everyone, but anyone can do yoga.
Choose not to struggle.
The deeper aim of the practice is not to solve problems, and that there is, in fact, nothing to fix.
Come as you are, not as what you think you should be.
Acceptance of what is and is not happening - in a pose as in life - creates peace.
Our yoga practice might start out being about ourselves, but eventually we outgrow that. The great masters are those who make their practice about others.
Sit like that, like a tack. (Contributed by Kimberley Luz Manley, alluding to "heavyness" of life. How heavy is it?)
Anything is possible if you come from a place of anything is possible.
If not you, who? If not here, where? If not now, when?
Staying focused on what you cannot do prevents you from discovering what you can do.
If you can, you must.
Drop what you know
Think Less be more.
We have what we need right here to make things happen.
Power is the ability to transform intentions into reality.
Right now is all we’ve got!
In order to heal you must feel.
The way you do anything is the way you do everything
Intention without action is useless.
Transformation comes not by adding things on but by removing what didn’t belong in the first place.
Don’t work on bring liked and accepted. Just work on being you.
Your words make your world.
Stop trying to do it the right way; You’re not doing it right anyway.
Your “unwelcoming” is just waiting to happen.
BE A YES
Be a yes and you will know how
Sometimes our ability to say no actually serves our bigger yes!
When you are NO to something, you are a YES to something else.
Don't wish for it.
Work for it.
Do the Work.
The most effective teachers do the least amount of teaching and allow you to discover for yourself.
Create space for people to step into and experience in their own greatness.
You Inspire by leadings and not teaching(knowledge)
Knowledge does not make you an inspiring leader. Showing up and doing what you said you would do even if its messy - will inspire others.
Be intentional in creating the physical foundation of the pose and being up to something bigger than yourself.
Look, Listen, Give Tools.
It doesn’t matter what you know, but what you do with what you know that matters.
People usually don't do all the things they say they know.⠀
Be the Energy of Possibility!
Standing together sets us apart.
You get what you want in life by being for others.
We get powerful by making others powerful.
My ego screams out that there is so much to do, but I’ve learned that staying present in anything is a practice. As often as I forget and get distracted, I must remember and simply begin again.
You are either Now here or Nowhere.
When you are Now here, a whole world of options opens up to you.
Today’s breakthrough is tomorrow’s Ego trip!
The present moment is the perfect teacher.
Disrupt the drift /order of business
You can meditate and do yoga until you are blue in the face, and all you will ever be is blue in the face unless you have the courage to open your heart, face reality, admit mistakes, and take right action.
If you have a favourite Baron quote which changed your life tremendously, please share in the comments below?
With love xox