'Ohana Rising Yoga School

From our teachers to your heart...


When you walk toward light, you have to forget the darkness. In darkness you can't see

what you're doing, and ego is just like darkness. It is a total cloud in which you are very

limited, and you won't make it anywhere. When you are brilliant, you are flexible, smiling and

everything is just all right.  - Yogi Bhajan


Each day, live to elevate yourself, each day elevate one person. Make elevation your religion.

-Yogi Bhajan


The quickest path to enlightenment is to simply lighten up! -Bashar


Without the desire for God, asana (the physical dimension of yoga) is meaningless exercise.  

Without devotion, Yoga cannot be attained. - Sharon Gannon and David Life.


Yoga is about inner transformation.  

If yoga ceases to become about this it ceases to become yoga

it just becomes exercise. - Dhanurdhara Swami


I am not the body.  I am not the mind.  I am something Divine. - Raghunath


Yoga is an eternal practice. - Dhanurdhara Swami


Experience yourself beyond matter at least once a day. - Madan Mohan


To show love for God, one must affectionately serve His children.- Radhanath Swami


Our spiritual life is nourished by taking some inconvenience for higher purpose, and we can only survive by tolerating inconvenience. – Radhanath Swami


Undisturbed calmness of mind is attained by cultivating friendliness toward the happy, compassion for the unhappy, delight in the virtuous, and indifference toward the wicked.- Patanjali


God is consciousness. There is essentially nothing else in the universe except mind and consciousness.- Paramahansa Yogananda


Live quietly in the moment and see the beauty of all before you. The future will take care of itself.- Paramahansa Yogananda


Each asana physically reflects a particular attitude: acceptance, surrender, balance, or open heartedness.  As you move into a posture, your body manifests the physical form of the attitude associated with it.  You bypass verbal or rational understanding, but you understand the pose emotionally. - Sri Dharma Mittra


Self-realization is the knowing in all parts of body, mind, and soul that you are now in possession of the kingdom of God; that you do not have to pray that it come to you; that God’s omnipresence is your omnipresence; and that all that you need to do is improve your knowing. - Paramahansa Yogananda


From the Bhagavad Gita
Bg 11.19 — You are without origin, middle or end. Your glory is unlimited. You have numberless arms, and the sun and moon are Your eyes. I see You with blazing fire coming forth from Your mouth, burning this entire universe by Your own radiance.