1. Ayurveda is a sister philosophy to yoga. It is the science of life or longevity and it teaches about the power and the cycles of nature, as well as the elements.

2. I sincerely feel that beauty largely comes from within.

3. It is possible to experience an awakening in this life through realising just how precious each moment, each mental process, and each breath truly is.

4. I have a beer belly

5. Parents should not smoke in order to discourage their kids from smoking. A child is more likely to smoke when they have been raised in the environment of a smoker.

6. It is better to not even try it than to endure the ramifications of either quitting smoking or dying.

7. Parents should be the most important examples for their children.

8. I'd rather go naked than wear fur.

9. You can usually tell when I'm happy by the fact that I've put on weight.

10. A lot of people have questioned how yoga and their own spiritual beliefs can come together. Yoga actually pre-dates religion.

11. Any spirituality can be enhanced with the practice or study of yoga.

12. As long as I was breathing with the contractions and not pushing against them, I felt better. That idea is fundamental-to feel pain and not to resist; to go towards it. It is an incredibly spiritual practice.

13. I don't think that artists of any kind would or could sacrifice their artistic freedom by being more responsible with their influence on people, especially young people.

14. I have lots of other mountains that I would like to climb. I have no dream of Everest, but there are some, like Mount Fuji, I'd like to do.

15. I like the big questions. 

16. I never understand why people have children and then insist on living as though nothing has shifted.

17. I really wanted to share with people the day-to-day joys that yoga can bring into one's life-not just the physical aspects.

18. I started practicing Yoga at about 18. I had a friend who was doing it and was incredibly disciplined and meditated all the time.

19. I tried acupuncture, the patch, and hypnosis, but found that I needed to do it alone - when the time was right for me.

20. I was never directly pressured by peers, but by surrounding myself with others who were experimenting with smoking provided a certain false comfort.

21. I would be very proud to have influenced anyone that I know or don't know to quit smoking.

22. It is education that will arm us with the tools that will enable us to succeed and put a stop to the rising rates of preventable death.

23. Modeling is a profession where your worth is tied up with looks.

24. Most of us harbour a significant amount of subconscious fear about death, and act out of this fear in our daily lives.

25. Nicotine is both a stimulant and a depressant, so that can make one feel quite imbalanced.

26. People always think that if you eat anything as a model, it's amazing. I used to tease them and say: You know I'm going to throw up afterwards.

27. Pranayama is the practice of breath control. The word prana refers not only to breath, but also to air and life itself.

28. Sacred spaces can be created in any environment.

29. So much of religion is exegesis. I would rather follow in the footprints of Christ than all of the dogma.

30. The seated lotus postures are an amazing way to go into meditation, or simply just to take a moment to ground oneself.

31. What I did for a living for so many years separated who I was from what I did.

32. When you are balanced and when you listen and attend to the needs of your body, mind, and spirit, your natural beauty comes out.

33. Yoga gave me the ability to calm down.

34. Yoga has brought me closer to myself. It's helped me realize the interconnectedness of the mind, body and spirit, in the Buddhist sense of the word.

35. Yoga has reinforced and grounded my own spiritual beliefs.

36. Yoga is about compassion and generosity towards others. It means being mindful of the world around us.

37. Yoga is not a religion to me.

38. I love fashion, but I'm not obsessed with it.

39. Not all models are meant to be actors.

40. I think, if my butt's not too big for them to be photographing it, then it shouldn't be too big for me.

41. We should all reevaluate advertising that contradicts what we know to be the truth; especially when the ads are harmfully manipulative.

42. I think most people are curious about what it would be like to be able to meet yourself - it's eerie.

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