"Don't be a slave to your memory." Iyengar communicated to us emphatically. Abhi explained that our habitual, mechanical ways of practicing keep us from being open to their instructions. Here are a few more quotes from the Women's classes:
"You must keep the asanas fresh. Life is dynamic. Asana must be dynamic."
"We bring knowledge to various parts of our bodies. Where there is knowledge, there is energy."
"Sequence isn't to warm up, but to guide us with the knowledge of correct action and alignment."
"Asana practice is Brahamacharya, discipline, to bring the Self forward."
"Yoga is for clarity of intelligence, not satisfaction of the mind."
"Bring intelligence to the body."