Top 91 Mandy Ingber Quotes

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“We’re always in the middle of two energies. Gravity is sinking you down; inspiration is pulling you up.”

― Mandy Ingber

“Cardio activity burns fat, and when you burn fat while building muscle, you change the ratio of stored fat to lean muscle mass, and your arms appear to be more defined.”

― Mandy Ingber

“Have gratitude for all that you have, and you can be happy exactly as you are.”

― Mandy Ingber

“No matter what twists and turns your life offers you, your ability to be adaptable and flexible will help you to stay open to all of the hidden gifts that difficulty may offer.”

― Mandy Ingber

“When your chest is open, and you’re breathing deeply, it lifts your spirits.”

― Mandy Ingber

“Flexibility depends upon your range of motion and will enable you to do more day-to-day tasks with comfort and ease.”

― Mandy Ingber

“I think of exercise as the father of the body and nutrition as the mother.”

― Mandy Ingber

“Be grateful for what you already have. Set aside the time to take care of yourself, too.”

― Mandy Ingber

“Yoga is equal parts strength, flexibility, balance, and endurance.”

― Mandy Ingber

“Especially when you have a lot going on, you must find a way to unplug and focus on yourself.”

― Mandy Ingber

“Twists are wonderful for whittling your waist, stretching your back, and detoxifying the body.”

― Mandy Ingber

“I love the plie squat. I love that because I can feel my glutes and inner thighs, and it makes me feel grounded.”

― Mandy Ingber

“With tireless hours at your desk or traveling on a plane, it’s important that you take time to stay connected to your body.”

― Mandy Ingber

“Your body requires hydration to digest your food, to regulate your hormones, and to be able to think clearly.”

― Mandy Ingber

“For nearly every challenging moment in life, there’s a yoga pose to help you feel better.”

― Mandy Ingber

“Any pose that is an arch will open the chest cavity and is excellent for energizing the body.”

― Mandy Ingber

“Each organ is related to an emotion, and the lungs are related to grief. When you clear your lungs, you eliminate grief and sadness.”

― Mandy Ingber

“I schedule ‘me’ time because, just like everyone else, I need to unwind. I try to remember to take it easy and breathe.”

― Mandy Ingber

“When you stay hydrated, you’re not as hungry. Sometimes, when you think you’re hungry, you’re actually thirsty.”

― Mandy Ingber

“Speaking positively about our bodies is as essential as the physical activity we engage in.”

― Mandy Ingber

“It’s no secret that I’ve worked with celebrities like Jennifer Aniston, Kate Beckinsale and Helen Hunt. These women have more than just incredible physiques – they have an inner strength, grace ,and comfort in their own skin, no matter what life serves up.”

― Mandy Ingber

“I have learned that grief is a vital part of my heart and accept it as a gift that exists alongside joy.”

― Mandy Ingber

“It was Helen Hunt who taught me to incorporate a consistent meditation practice. Her consistency – even when she was at her busiest and most public – was inspiration to me.”

― Mandy Ingber

“What I do is I’m trying to bridge the gap between yoga and fitness.”

― Mandy Ingber

“At the end of my daily yoga routine, lying on the floor in Corpse Pose, I feel as though I am floating in a sea of pure love.”

― Mandy Ingber

“You can totally have a great little yoga routine in 20 minutes: 10 sun salutations and five or six standing poses and five minutes of stretching.”

― Mandy Ingber

“Consider yourself your own kid. Take care of yourself the way you would your own child. You wouldn’t wait until your child was crying to take care of him/her.”

― Mandy Ingber

“Yoga can benefit you no matter what mood you find yourself in.”

― Mandy Ingber

“I started teaching spinning early when it was first happening in the ’90s. I love the mind-body connection of spinning.”

― Mandy Ingber

“I don’t do long juice cleanses because, for me, it messes up my metabolism, and I actually gain weight.”

― Mandy Ingber

“Twenty-eight days is what is takes to break a habit and to implement a new set of habits.”

― Mandy Ingber

“I don’t want people to think there’s one right way to eat.”

― Mandy Ingber

“Yoga is really all about process, acceptance, and becoming more present, and I really want to show that it can expand off the mat.”

― Mandy Ingber

“Yoga is active relaxation, which allows us to develop presence and take responsibility for the way we feel.”

― Mandy Ingber

“Do not compare yourself to what others seem to be.”

― Mandy Ingber

“I am under no illusion that yoga is the solution to all issues! That’s why I am a very open-minded yogi.”

― Mandy Ingber

“In yoga, the key to staying youthful is a flexible spine.”

― Mandy Ingber

“I love nuts. A handful of almonds, cashews, or walnuts will get me through a couple of hours.”

― Mandy Ingber

“I love a good, old-fashioned sliced apple sprinkled with salt and cinnamon, and sometimes cayenne, to enhance the flavor and give it a kick.”

― Mandy Ingber

“I love to take a walk to get myself present and to wind my mind down.”

― Mandy Ingber

“I know from experience that one of the first things to drop off during great transitions, such as dealing with grief or loss, is taking care of our bodies.”

― Mandy Ingber

“Even your favorite celebrities go through tough periods and have heartbreak. They must empower themselves with healthy choices, as do you!”

― Mandy Ingber

“I liked school. I was creative and artistic and fit into most groups.”

― Mandy Ingber

“To be honest, I have never had a 9-5 job where I worked for someone else.”

― Mandy Ingber

“I am not a five-year-plan type. I tend to put one foot in front of the other and to allow things to unfold.”

― Mandy Ingber

“I wish I had a great singing voice.”

― Mandy Ingber

“Our mental state fuels our emotions, and our bodies reflect those emotions.”

― Mandy Ingber

“Having the body you want begins with loving the body you have.”

― Mandy Ingber

“Yoga will uplift you if you are feeling sluggish or down, relax you if you feel high-strung, and soften your edges if you are feeling angry.”

― Mandy Ingber

“Staying present in a high-pressure situation where you have so much coming at you is gold.”

― Mandy Ingber

“My father first brought yoga into my life when I was 7. He began yoga, meditation, and diet to help with his back injuries incurred from being really athletic. Once he healed, he began to use yoga to take his body to a new level.”

― Mandy Ingber

“Yoga is a part of who I am. It has given me a permanent relationship. A relationship between my body, my mind, and my emotions.”

― Mandy Ingber

“Yoga has given me more compassion for my imperfections.”

― Mandy Ingber

“I think the combo of spin and yoga is a yin and yang thing. It’s very important to have balance. I like to bring energy to yoga, and spinning gets you very connected to your core.”

― Mandy Ingber

“Iyengar yoga, hatha yoga, vinyasa flow – I love them all! My go-to is vinyasa, but I really love a mix of the purist forms and the fun stuff.”

― Mandy Ingber

“My father was really into yoga, and back then, it seemed like we were really the only ones who knew about yoga. It amazes me now… just what a movement yoga has become and what an industry it’s become.”

― Mandy Ingber

“I have found that most meal plans will work, simply because it causes us to become more aware as we eat.”

― Mandy Ingber

“One thing that those who are in shape have in common is that we are restricting. When eating, we are choosing what we put in our bodies. This arrests unconscious eating.”

― Mandy Ingber

“Coming up with a simple statement like ‘I choose health’ is a good beginning.”

― Mandy Ingber

“Kind Bars are my lifesaver. They are so convenient for my on-the-go lifestyle and are delicious!”

― Mandy Ingber

“It’s important to eat healthy fats to regulate hunger.”

― Mandy Ingber

“I am obsessed with the Mylkman. His fresh, handmade Almond Mylk is nondairy and the best I have ever had. It tastes like dessert.”

― Mandy Ingber

“Sometimes moving your body can bring you into a better place mentally and emotionally.”

― Mandy Ingber

“Body image has a lot to do with where you’re coming from personally.”

― Mandy Ingber

“If you don’t do yoga, it doesn’t mean that you can’t have a sense of detachment, which means not attaching yourself to your thoughts or your emotions.”

― Mandy Ingber

“I was born in L.A., so there’s a lot of focus on getting into great shape, and, for me, I found that when I started to be more loving to myself and find ways to get excited about my exercise routine, I got into shape easier and faster, and it became a lifestyle.”

― Mandy Ingber

“Nothing is rigid, and everything is movable.”

― Mandy Ingber

“If you focus on what’s wonderful, that’s where the energy will go.”

― Mandy Ingber

“I always degenerate to chocolate and coffee.”

― Mandy Ingber

“I have never had skinny arms.”

― Mandy Ingber

“Arm balances, in general, are excellent for strength-building.”

― Mandy Ingber

“Although I spent years thinking that I had fat arms, I am now approached by women daily who want to know how they can get arms like mine.”

― Mandy Ingber

“We hold a lot of emotional energy in the hips, which is why they’re often tight.”

― Mandy Ingber

“If you’re feeling sluggish, do a back bend.”

― Mandy Ingber

“Many people talk about the mind-body connection and how what we think can affect our physical self. What I have found, even more than the mental connection, is that the emotions rule the body.”

― Mandy Ingber

“Before you find a way to channel your emotional energy, you must take time to be still and actually feel. Meditation is a simple tool for becoming present.”

― Mandy Ingber

“You do not get into better shape being hard on yourself.”

― Mandy Ingber

“Eat whole foods that are unpackaged. If it’s in a package, avoid it.”

― Mandy Ingber

“Taking a 10-minute meditation break is something you can do anywhere in your office, and it’s so easy – you’re not at the altar.”

― Mandy Ingber

“The forward bend really relaxes the nervous system and brings blood flow back to the brain.”

― Mandy Ingber

“I have always loved the Barnsdall Art Center and the Hollyhock House.”

― Mandy Ingber

“I went to a school for experiential learning all around the city of Los Angeles. We went on at least 2 field trips a week, and I went there for 7 years, so I have seen a lot of this city.”

― Mandy Ingber

“I wake up and meditate for 20 minutes. The first thing I do when I wake up is say, ‘Thank you.’”

― Mandy Ingber

“I can’t believe I actually wrote a book.”

― Mandy Ingber

“I try to get a workout for myself in before I work with my clients. I do this to center myself.”

― Mandy Ingber

“My father was a complex man – expansive and uncontainable, volatile and aggressive. He was also the one who introduced me to yoga. He practiced daily, and I would sometimes practice alongside him. His example inspired me.”

― Mandy Ingber

“My father left our family for his ‘yoga buddy’ in 1984, when I was 15. I always stayed in touch with him – I had a deep need to be connected to my father, even though it could be painful at times. I shunned the yoga community because of his actions but eventually realized that yoga could be the antidote to my pain.”

― Mandy Ingber

“I love yoga because it allows me to slow down and experience how good it feels to be in relationship to my body. It teaches me patience, acceptance, and how to receive.”

― Mandy Ingber

“Mountain pose is the mother of all poses. The alignment of mountain pose is contained within every yoga posture.”

― Mandy Ingber

“The only difference between a flexible person and one who is not is that the flexible person has to go farther to get the same stretch.”

― Mandy Ingber

“I think that whenever we’re physical, not just in yoga, I think that physical exercise brings up a lot of emotional things. If someone’s in a spinning class, they might just start crying. That just happens.”

― Mandy Ingber
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