280 Yoga Quotes to Inspire Your Daily Practice
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280 Yoga Quotes to Inspire Your Daily Practice

Are you a lover of yoga? Whether you’re advanced or a beginner, yoga is a beautiful method to destress, centre your mind, and get a challenging workout in the process. Yoga is an excellent practice for both the body and the mind. It offers peace and mindfulness to its lovers and helps them get through daily stress. Anyone who does yoga will tell you that it’s more than just tricky poses and positive affirmations; it’s not about incense and frills. Yoga is a lifestyle and approach to the positivity that seeks to enlighten the spirit and attune body and mind.

Here are 280 of our favourite yoga quotes to motivate and inspire you, whatever your mood may be. Pick some favourites and think of them the next time you go to a yoga class, whether that’s at a studio or home. Yoga quotes are just so serene and pure. It goes to every tip of your body, purifying yourself with positivity. You become happy and energetic, and when you are happy, you make others happy as well. It is so needed to be happy throughout life and to be happy. It would be best if you did yoga. It is that simple as that.

280 Yoga Quotes for Inspiration & Motivation

Top 10 Yoga Quotes

The most important pieces of equipment you need for doing yoga are your body and your mind.” – Rodney Yee

Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.” – The Bhagvad Gita

Yoga is a way to freedom. By its constant practice, we can free ourselves from fear, anguish and loneliness.” – Indra Devi

Do activities you’re passionate about – which make your heart and soul feel perky – including things like working out, cooking, painting, writing, yoga, hiking, walking, swimming, being in nature, being around art, or reading inspiring books.” – Karen Salmansohn

I’m a sucker for turquoise sea, white beaches and palm trees. I’ve been to the tropics every year since I could afford it. It’s the perfect place to unwind. I can chill out, read, do a bit of yoga.” – Bruno Tonioli

I get into certain yoga positions at times, when I’m working out and for exercises. I use a little of it in some of my meditation, but I chant now and that sort of replaced it.” – John Astin

Meditation, yoga, working out, and eating well. That’s my wellness. And I think occasionally you have to treat yourself, so if you do need to take yourself shopping, go take yourself shopping.” – Cynthia Erivo

To achieve fitness one need not hit the gym. One can always opt for any sport: yoga, jog, swimming and much more. The idea is to do something that not only burns calories but relieves stress as well.” – Milind Soman

Yoga is the settling of the mind into silence. When the mind has settled, we are established in our essential nature, which is unbounded Consciousness. Our essential nature is usually overshadowed by the activity of the mind.” – Patanjali

Flexibility is crucial to my fitness. Incorporating a good warm-up and cool-down into every session decreases my chances of injury. I use both dynamic and static stretching in my training. I’ve starting doing a few yoga sessions which incorporates muscle strength and flexibility.” – Samantha Stosur

What is Yoga?

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Yoga is the unifying art of transforming dharma into action, be it through inspired thought, properly nurturing our children, a painting, a kindness or an act of peace that forever moves humanity forward.” – Micheline Berry

Yoga is the ultimate practice. It simultaneously stimulates our inner light and quiets our overactive minds. It is both energy and rest. Yin and Yang. We feel the burn and find our bliss.” – Beachbody Yoga Expert Elise Joan

Yoga is the space where flower blossoms.” – Amit Ray

Yoga is the science of reality.” – Sushil Singh

Yoga is the process of eliminating pain – pain form the body, mind and the society.” – Amit Ray

Yoga is the practice of quieting the mind.” – Patanjali

Yoga is the perfect opportunity to be curious about who you are.” – Jason Crandell

Yoga is the fountain of youth. You’re only as young as your spine is flexible.” – Bob Harper

Yoga is the cessation of the movements of the mind. Then there is abiding in the Seer’s own form.” – Patanjali

Yoga is the dance of every cell with the music of every breath that creates inner serenity and harmony.” – Debasish Mridha

Yoga is the artwork of awareness on the canvas of body, mind, and soul.”

Yoga is possible for anybody who really wants it. Yoga is universal…. But don’t approach yoga with a business mind looking for worldly gain.” – Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois

Yoga is not only a process of the integration of the soul, mind, and body for self-improvement, it is a process of self -realization and self -acceptance.” – Debasish Mridha

Yoga is not just repetition of few postures, it is more about the exploration and discovery of the subtle energies of life.” – Amit Ray

Yoga is not for the flexible. It’s for the willing.”

Yoga is not about what you do. It is about how you do it.” – Adriene Mishler

Yoga is not about touching your toes, it’s about what you learn on the way down.” – Jigar Gor

Yoga is not about tightening your ass. It’s about getting your head out of it.” – Eric Paskel

Yoga is not about self-improvement. It’s about self-acceptance.” – Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa

Yoga is not a work-out; it is a work-in. And this is the point of spiritual practice, to make us teachable, to open up our hearts, and focus our awareness so that we can know what we already know and be who we already are.” – Rolf Gates

Yoga is not a religion. It is a science, science of well-being, science of youthfulness, science of integrating body, mind and soul.” – Amit Ray

Yoga is just gymnastics for uncoordinated people.” – Claire Dederer

Yoga is invigoration in relaxation. Freedom in routine. Confidence through self-control. Energy within and energy without.” – Ymber Delecto

Yoga is essentially a practice for your soul, working through the medium of your body.” – Tara Fraser

Yoga is about clearing away whatever is in us that prevents our living in the most full and whole way. With yoga, we become aware of how and where we are restricted — in body, mind, and heart — and how gradually to open and release these blockages. As these blockages are cleared, our energy is freed. We start to feel more harmonious, more at one with ourselves. Our lives begin to flow — or we begin to flow more in our lives.” – Cybele Tomlinson

Yoga is a way of moving into stillness in order to experience the truth of who you are.” – Erich Schiffmann

Yoga is a mirror to look at ourselves from within”

Yoga is a method to come to a nondreaming mind. Yoga is the science to be in the here and now.” – Osho

Yoga is almost like music in a way; there’s no end to it.” – Sting

Yoga is a light, which once lit, will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter the flame.” – B.K.S. Iyengar

Yoga is a journey of the soul through the body that creates a harmony among nature, mind, and body.” – Debasish Mridha

Yoga is 99% practice and 1% theory.” – Sri K. Pattabhi Jois

Yoga means addition. Addition of energy, strength and beauty to body, mind and soul.” – Amit Ray

The ultimate goal of yoga is to always observe things accurately, and therefore never act in a way that will make us regret our actions later.” – T.K.V. Desikachar

When you listen to yourself, everything comes naturally. It comes from inside, like a kind of will to do something. Try to be sensitive. That is yoga.” – Petri Räisänen

Yoga, as a way of life and a philosophy, can be practiced by anyone with inclination to undertake it, for yoga belongs to humanity as a whole. It is not the property of any one group or any one individual, but can be followed by any and all, in any corner of the globe, regardless of class, creed or religion.” – Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois

Yoga will always be transformational, even when it stops being cool.” – Victoria Moran

Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.” – B.K.S. Iyengar

Yoga teaches us that we can have whatever we may want in life if we are willing to provide it for others first.” – Sharon Gannon

Yoga teaches more than postures; it teaches you how to trust.” – Kathryn E.

Yoga takes you into the present moment. The only place where life exists.”

Yoga takes us to the present moment, the only place where life exists.” – Ellen Brenneman

Yoga should be practiced with firm determination and perseverance, without any mental reservation or doubts.” – Bhagavad Gita

Yoga science is not just a scholarly pursuit. It is a moment by moment and thought by thoughts practical guide for living.” – Leonard Perlmutter

Yoga reveals to you the beauty of mindfulness and takes you into the essence of an endless present moment.” – Debasish Mridha

Yoga practice can make us more and more sensitive to subtler and subtler sensations in the body. Paying attention to and staying with finer and finer sensations within the body is one of the surest ways to steady the wandering mind.” – Ravi Ravindra

Yoga makes you harmonious with nature and teaches you to be joyfully curious about your inner world.” – Debasish Mridha

Yoga has sly, clever ways of short circuiting the mental patterns that cause anxiety.” – Baxter Bell

The nature of yoga is to shine the light of awareness into the darkest corners of the body.” – Jason Crandell

Best Yoga Quotes

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It is important not to abandon the practice [of yoga]because we believe it is driven by the wrong motivation. The practice of yoga itself transforms. Yoga has a magical quality.” – Ravi Ravindra

Although yoga has its origins in ancient India, its methods and purposes are universal, relying not on cultural background, faith or deity, but simply on the individual. Yoga has become important in the lives of many contemporary Westerners, sometimes as a way of improving health and fitness of the body, but also as a means of personal and spiritual development.” – Tara Fraser

Anyone can practice. Young man can practice. Old man can practice. Very old man can practice. Man who is sick, he can practice. Man who doesn’t have strength can practice. Except lazy people; lazy people can’t practice Ashtanga yoga.” – Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois

By embracing your mother wound as your yoga, you transform what has been a hindrance in your life into a teacher of the heart.” – Phillip Moffitt

Depending on their psychic makeup, for some people, closing the eyes or being quiet produces anxiety and increases mental agitation. In such situations, it is better to undertake the practice of yoga–whether physical yoga or meditation–with other people with whom one is comfortable and at ease. Gradually, as we see more and more clearly their roots, the fears and the imaginings will diminish. Mental distractions are harder to overcome when practicing alone.” – Ravi Ravindra

Drinking tea is as sacred as doing yoga. Sleeping silently, relaxed, is as sacred as prayer. Looking at a tree, talking to a friend, walking early in the morning, working in the factory or in the office, is as holy as anything else. This is the understanding that is needed for Tao to happen.” – Osho

Exercises are like prose, whereas yoga is the poetry of movements. Once you understand the grammar of yoga; you can write your poetry of movements.” – Amit Ray

The journey of Yoga and Meditation teaches the purpose of human life. Life is enriched with the transformation of body, mind and soul.” – Purvi Raniga

The perfection of yoga, therefore, does not terminate in voidness or impersonalism; on the contrary, the perfection of yoga is attained when one actually sees the Personality of Godhead in His eternal form.” – A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

The Yogic system does not talk about God. It does not talk about the soul or heaven. Such talk invariably makes people hallucinatory. Yoga talks only about the barriers that you have set up because this resistance is all that needs to be attended to. The creator is not looking for your attention. The ropes that bind you and the walls that block you- these are one hundred percent of your making. And these are all you need to unknot and dismantle. You have no work with existence. You only have work with the existence that you created.” – Sadhguru

Usually, when people hear the term Yoga, many of them associate it with various physical exercises where they need to twist, turn and stretch their body in complex ways that are known as Asanas, but this is only one type of Yoga, called “Hatha-Yoga”. In reality, Yoga is an umbrella term for various physical and mental exercises that lead to the overall well-being of a person.” – Abhijit Naskar

What yoga philosophy and all the great Buddhist teachings tells us is that solidity is a creation of the ordinary mind and that there never was anything permanent to begin with that we could hold on to. Life would be much easier and substantially less painful if we lived with the knowledge of impermanence as the only constant.” – Donna Farhi

Your body exists in the past and your mind exists in the future. In yoga, they come together in the present.” – B.K.S.Iyengar

If the human mind continues to evolve, enlarge, and expand, so that we are able to recognize our kinship with the creations around us, so that we are able to grasp our oneness with the cosmos, and so that we merge in yoga with the Divine, the long cosmic cycle will disclose its cryptic secret, and the long saga of billions of years of evolution will display its profound significance.” – Roy J. Mathew

Short Yoga Quotes

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Just breathe.”

Calming the mind is yoga. Not just standing on the head.” – Swami Satchidananda

Everyday is a great day for yoga!”

Go from a human being doing yoga to a human being yoga.” – Baron Baptiste

Misery, like yoga, is not a competitive sport” – Matt Haig

Life’s too fast…Slow down and do yoga.”

The attitude of gratitude is the highest yoga.” – Yogi Bhajan

The yoga pose you avoid the most you need the most.”

To perform every action artfully is yoga.” – Swami Kripalu

Yoga accepts. Yoga gives.” – April Vallei

Yoga adds years to your life, and life to your years.”

Yoga begins with listening. When we listen, we are giving space to what is.” – Richard Freeman

Yoga claims limbs to give lives.” – Mantaranjot Mangat

Yoga exists in the world because everything is linked.” – T. K. V. Desikachar

Yoga happens beyond the mat, anything you do with attention to how you feel is doing yoga.”

Yoga has never been about the stretch; it’s always been about the reach.” – Seane Corn

You’re only one yoga class away from a good mood.”

It’s not about being good at something. It’s about being good to yourself.”

Inhale the future, exhale the past.”

Letting go is the hardest asana.”

The pose begins when you want to leave it.”

You cannot always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside.”

Funny Yoga Quotes

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All kidding aside, if everyone did yoga, we would have world peace.” – Rory Freedman

In truth yoga doesn’t take time – it gives time.” – Ganga White

Keep flowing even its good or bad. Stilness is ultimate result of flow, path of yoga is to keep flowing.” – Yogi Vini

Practicing yoga during the day is a matter of keeping your eyes on the road and one ear turned toward the infinite.” – Erich Schiffmann

Sometimes in yoga I feel like a graceful swan. Other times I feel like a baby giraffe trying to use its legs.”

The more you meditate, the more helpful you can be to others, and the more deeply you will be in tune with God.” – Paramahansa Yogananda

The yoga mat is a good place to turn when talk therapy and antidepressants aren’t enough.” – Amy Weintraub (See also: Despression Quotes)

This calm steadiness of the senses is called yoga. Then one should become watchful, becomes yoga comes and go.” – Katha Upanishad

This yoga is not possible, for the one who eats too much, or who does not eat at all; who sleeps too much, or who keeps awake.” – Bhagavad Gita

Yoga. Because punching people is frowned upon.”

The person earning the federal minimum wage of $7.25 isn’t going out to eat at restaurants. They’re not taking piano lessons. They’re not going to the gym or the yoga studio. They’re not sending mom flowers on Mother’s day. What good is this person in the economy? If you raise it to $15 an hour, they’re doing all of those things.” – Nick Hanauer

Happy Yoga Quotes

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When I was five years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” – John Lennon

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.” – Patañjali

I was looking for someone to inspire me, motivate me, support me, keep me focused… Someone who would love me, cherish me, make me happy, and I realized all along that I was looking for myself.”

By cultivating attitudes of friendliness toward the happy, compassion for the unhappy, delight in the virtuous, and disregard toward the wicked, the mind-stuff retains its undisturbed calmness.” – Patanjali

…just enjoy yourself. For many years I mistook discipline as ambition. Now I believe it to be more about consistency. Do get on the mat. Practice and life are not that different.” – Judith Hanson Lasater

I had discovered something; there was a pleasure in becoming something new. You could will yourself into a fresh shape. Now all I had to do was figure out how to do it out there, in my life.” – Claire Dederer

I think it’s interesting that the opposite of being active in yoga is not being passive. It’s being receptive.” – Cyndi Lee

The reward for doing yoga well is simple—you get to do a better job at living a fulfilling life.” – Randal Williams

To find inner bliss and happiness through yoga, learn to accept things as they are by changing your thoughts.” – Debasish Mridha

Why [do]they always look so serious in Yoga? [When] you make [a]serious face like this, you scare away good energy. To meditate, only you must smile. Smile with face, smile with the mind, and good energy will come to you and clean away dirty energy.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

Inspirational Yoga Quotes

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Anyone who practices can obtain success in yoga but not one who is lazy. Constant practice alone is the secret of success.” – Hatha Yoga Pradipika

Crying is one of the highest devotional songs. One who knows crying knows spiritual practice. If you can cry with a pure heart, nothing else compares to such a prayer. Crying includes all the principles of Yoga.” – Kripalvanandji

I was in yoga the other day. I was in full lotus position. My chakras were all aligned. My mind is cleared of all clatter and I’m looking out of my third eye and everything that I’m supposed to be doing. It’s amazing what comes up, when you sit in that silence. Mama keeps whites bright like the sunlight, Mama’s got the magic of Clorox.” – Ellen DeGeneres

Karma yoga is giving food to the hungry, clothes to the needy, shelter to the homeless, education to the uneducated, medicine to the sick, and trees and cleanliness to the environment.” – Amit Ray

In karma yoga no effort is ever lost, and there is no harm. Even a little practice of this discipline protects one from great fear of birth and death.” – Bhagavad Gita

That’s exactly how it is in yoga. The places where you have the most resistance are actually the places that are going to be the areas of the greatest liberation.” – Rodney Yee

The harmonizing of opposing forces is a key aspect of yoga — hot energy is united with cool energy, strong with soft, and masculine with feminine.” – Tara Fraser

The meaning of our self is not to be found in its separateness from God and others, but in the ceaseless realization of yoga, of union.” – Rabindranath Tagore

The more you know, the more you don’t know, the further you go in your training, learning, and experience as a yoga teacher, the more you’ll realize that there’s an infinite universe of knowledge and wisdom to bring to the practice.” – Mark Stephens

The practice of Yoga brings us face to face with the extraordinary complexity of our own being.” – Sri Aurobindo

The purpose of karma yoga is to transcend the bondage of selfish genes through the service of others.” – Amit Ray

The Self in you is the same as the Self Universal. Whatever powers are manifested throughout the world, those powers exist in germ, in latency, in you… If you realize the unity of the Self amid the diversities of the Not-Self, then Yoga Will not seem an impossible thing to you.” – Annie Wood Besant

Through the practices of yoga, we discover that concern for the happiness and well-being of others, including animals, must be an essential part of our own quest for happiness and well-being. The fork can be a powerful weapon of mass destruction or a tool to create peace on Earth.” – Sharon Gannon

Vogue and Self are putting out the message of yoginis as buff and perfect. If you start doing yoga for those reasons, fine. Most people get beyond that and see that it’s much, much more.” – Patricia Walden

With yoga, you go back to your source to bloom again with joy and inner peace.” – Debasish Mridha

Yoga begins right where I am – not where I was yesterday or where I long to be.” – Linda Sparrowe

Yoga does not always cure stress. It neutralizes it through increasing awareness and by changing self-perception.” – Debasish Mridha

Yoga does not remove us from the reality or responsibilities of everyday life but rather places our feet firmly and resolutely in the practical ground of experience. We don’t transcend our lives; we return to the life we left behind in the hopes of something better.” – Donna Farhi

You cannot do yoga. Yoga is your natural state. What you can do are yoga exercises, which may reveal to you where you are resisting your natural state.” – Sharon Gannon

You may not be able to control the whole world, but you may learn to control your inner world through yoga.” – Debasish Mridha

Yoga Quotes About Change

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You may think that only you are a prisoner, but other people are also prisoners. You are in a small prison, but others are in the big prison outside. When will they be released? Think that you are a yogi and that you are pursuing your sadhana in this particular place and at this particular moment. Immediately you will experience great joy. If you change your understanding, you will be free in a minute.” – Baba Muktananda

Yoga does not just change the way we see things, it transforms the person who sees.” – B.K.S Iyengar

Yoga and Meditation have the power to change our physical and mental existence.” – Purvi Raniga

There is always room for change, but you have to be open to that change.” – Kathryn Budig

The success of Yoga does not lie in the ability to perform postures but in how it positively changes the way we live our life and our relationships.” – T.K.V. Desikachar

If you choose to see everything as a miracle, then where you are right now is perfect. There is nowhere to run to; there is nothing else to do except be in this moment and allow what is to be. From that place of radical acceptance, major change can happen. The first step in any transformational experience is acceptance and surrender to the present moment, the way that it is. From that place we have the awareness, humility and power to change what is.” – Mastin Kipp

If we practice yoga long enough, the practice changes to suit our needs. It’s important to acknowledge that the practice isn’t meant to be one practice for everybody. The beautiful thing about yoga is that there are so many different approaches. As we go through our life cycles, hopefully we are able to find a practice that suits us. And if you practice yoga long enough, that will change many times. What exactly that looks like is going to be different for each person.” – Tiffany Cruikshank

Change only happens in the present moment. The past is already done. The future is just energy and intention.” – Kino MacGregor

Change is not something that we should fear. Rather, it is something that we should welcome. For without change, nothing in this world would ever grow or blossom, and no one in this world would ever move forwards to become the person they’re meant to be.” – B.K.S. Iyengar

Change is not only inevitable, but always happening. When you truly embrace this concept of change being constant, the only thing left to do is grow, detach, venture inwards, touch the spirit and find your source — the one responsible for keeping you grounded through the ever-changing seasons of life.” – Julie Weiland

Balancing in yoga and life is a reflection of our inner state. Can we dance with change? Can we fall and try again with playfulness? Do we have the focus, skill, and attunement to find the still point within it all?” – Shiva Rea

One of the fundamental principles of yoga: a small action done repeatedly can make an enormous difference.” – Dr. Timothy McCall

Yoga does not transform the way we see things, it transforms the person who sees.” – B.K.S. Iyengar

Yoga Quotes About Balance

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Your hand opens and closes and opens and closes. If it were always a fist or always stretched open, you would be paralyzed. Your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expanding, the two as beautifully balanced and coordinated as bird wings.” – Rumi (See also: rumi quotes)

Yoga, an ancient but perfect science, deals with the evolution of humanity. This evolution includes all aspects of one’s being, from bodily health to self-realization. Yoga means union – the union of body with consciousness and consciousness with the soul. Yoga cultivates the ways of maintaining a balanced attitude in day to day life and endows skill in the performance of one’s actions.” – B.K.S. Iyengar

Yoga is the study of balance, and balance is the aim of all living creatures: it is our home.” – Rolf Gates

With the everyday practice of Meditation, we learn to create equilibrium and balance within.” – Purvi Raniga

When we push for immediate results and instant healing, we never inhabit the important in-between phase, which is where much of the learning and growth actually happen.” – Bo Forbes

The yoga pose is not the goal. Becoming flexible is not the goal. Standing on your hands is not the goal. The goal is serenity. Balance. Truly finding peace in your own skin.” – Rachel Brathen, Yoga Girl

Yoga Quotes About Letting Go

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When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. When I let go of what I have, I receive what I need.” – Tao Te Ching

Impermanence is a principle of harmony. When we don’t struggle against it, we are in harmony with reality.” – Pema Chodron

Somehow, in the process of trying to deny that things are always changing, we lose our sense of the sacredness of life. We tend to forget that we are part of the natural scheme of things.” – Pema Chodron

When we let go of our battles and open our hearts to things as they are, then we come to rest in the present moment. This is the beginning and the end of spiritual practice.” – Jack Kornfield

We are awakened to the profound realization that the true path to liberation is to let go of everything.” – Jack Kornfield

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” – Buddha

Learning to let go should be learned before learning to get. Life should be touched, not strangled. You’ve got to relax, let it happen at times, and at others move forward with it.” – Ray Bradbury

You can only lose what you cling to.” – Buddha

Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our heart, we still cling to anything – anger, anxiety, or possessions – we cannot be free.” – Thich Nhat Hanh,

Yoga is a dance between control and surrender — between pushing and letting go — and when to push and when to let go becomes part of the creative process, part of the open-ended exploration of your being.” – Joel Kramer

In the process of letting go you will lose many things from the past, but you will find yourself.” – Deepak Chopra

Yoga Quotes About Love

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Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built.” – Rumi

Yoga is really trying to liberate us from shame about our bodies. To love your body is a very important thing – I think the health of your mind depends on your being able to love your body.” – Rodney Yee

Wisdom is knowing we are all One. Love is what it feels like and Compassion is what it acts like.” – Ethan Walker III

We all are so deeply interconnected; we have no option but to love all.” – Amit Ray

True yoga is not about the shape of your body, but the shape of your life. Yoga is not to be performed; yoga is to be lived. Yoga doesn’t care about what you have been; yoga cares about the person you are becoming. Yoga is designed for a vast and profound purpose, and for it to be truly called yoga, its essence must be embodied.” – Aadil Palkhivala, Fire of Love

The word ‘yoga’ means skill—skill to live your life, to manage your mind, to deal with your emotions, to be with people, to be in love, and not let that love turn into hatred.” – Sri Chinmoy,

May today there be peace within. May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others. May you use the gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you. May you be content with yourself just the way you are. Let this knowledge settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. It is there for each and every one of us.” – Saint Terese of Liseaux

It doesn’t matter if things aren’t perfect. My practice is my time to feel alive, loved and free.”

If you seek peace, be still. If you seek wisdom, be silent. If you seek love, be yourself.” – Becca Lee

I offer you peace. I offer you love. I offer you friendship. I see your beauty. I hear your need. I feel your feelings. My wisdom flows from the Highest Source. I salute that Source in you. Let us work together for unity and love.” – Gandhi

I like the posture, but not the yoga. I like the inebriated morning, but not the opium. I like the flower but not the garden, the moment but not the dream. Quiet, my love. Be still. I am sleeping.” – Roman Payne

Have only love in your heart for others. The more you see the good in them, the more you will establish good in yourself.” – Paramahansa Yogananda

For me, yoga is not just a workout – it’s about working on yourself.” – Mary Glover

For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it.” – Ivan Panin

Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.” – Mother Teresa

Each of us is a lake of love, yet strangely enough, we are all thirsty.” – Swami Kripalu

Don’t move the way fear makes you move. Move the way love makes you move. Move the way joy makes you move.” – Osho

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” – Lao Tzu

Yoga Quotes About Growth

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Your soul is your best friend. Treat it with care, nurture it with growth, feed it with love.” – Ashourina Yalda

Your life is a sacred journey. It is about change, growth, discovery, movement, transformation, continuously expanding your vision of what is possible, stretching your soul, learning to see clearly and deeply, listening to your intuition, taking courageous challenges at every step along the way. You are on the path… exactly where you are meant to be right now… And from here, you can only go forward, shaping your life story into a magnificent tale of triumph, of healing, of courage, of beauty, of wisdom, of power, of dignity, and of love.” – Caroline Adams

Learning to be present with yourself and to abide in that which is steady and comfortable does not allow space for self-judgment. When you live this way, you are practicing yoga: you are living fully.” – Judith Hanson Lasater

Yoga Quotes About Spring

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Spring cleaning isn’t just about sorting through things and getting rid of clutter. It’s about taking stock of who you are, and how others see you. It’s a chance to redefine yourself, to change expectations, and to remember that it’s never too late to recapture who you were, or to aim for who you want to be.”

As age comes on, one source of enjoyment after another is closed, but nature’s sources never fail.” – John Muir

There are some things one can only achieve by a deliberate leap in the opposite direction.” – Franz Kafka

Our life is an apprenticeship to the truth that around every circle another can be drawn; that there is no end in nature, but every end is a new beginning, and under every deep a lower deep opens.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery, air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, ‘This is what it is to be happy.’” – Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” – Audrey Hepburn

Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.” – John Muir, Our National Parks

We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise, we harden.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Genius is the ability to renew one’s emotions in daily experience.” – Paul Cezanne

In the beginning it is always dark. The mind thinks and leads us to believe that this darkness is forever. The body can feel the light as soon as it is allowed, and will always grow towards it. That’s nature. That’s yoga.”

If you are renewed by grace, and were to meet your old self, I am sure you would be very anxious to get out of his company.”

The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are.” – J. Pierpont Morgan

Find your place on the planet. Dig in, and take responsibility from there.” – Gary Snyder

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” – Lao Tzu

Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’” – Robin Williams

The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.”

Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.” – Buddha

Begin today. Declare out loud to the universe that you are willing to let go of struggle and eager to learn through joy.”

Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.” – Rachel Carson, American Biologist

You are the gardener of your mind, and you are sowing seeds every moment of every day with the thoughts you think and the actions you take. The seeds you plant today will determine tomorrow’s harvest. Choose mindfully.”

Can words describe the fragrance of the very breath of spring?” – Neltje Blanchan

You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming.” – Pablo Neruda

Then came the healing time, hearts started to shine, soul felt so fine, oh what a freeing time it was.”

Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. … There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature, the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.” – Rachel Carson, Silent Spring

Not just beautiful, though the stars are like the trees in the forest, alive and breathing. And they’re watching me.” – Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

Spring won’t let me stay in this house any longer! I must get out and breathe the air deeply again.” – Gustav Mahler

It’s hard not to stand in awe and enchantment with the beauty in which nature expresses herself.” – Steve Maraboli

You must learn a new way to think before you can master a new way to be.” – Marianne Williamson

Energy is the currency of the universe. When you pay attention to something, you buy that experience. So when you allow your consciousness to focus on someone or something that annoys you, you feed it your energy, and it reciprocates the experience of being annoyed. Be selective in your focus because your attention feeds the energy of it and keeps it alive. Not just within you, but in the collective consciousness as well.” – Emily Maroutian

Every single cell in the human body replaces itself over a period of seven years. That means there’s not even the smallest part of you now that was part of you seven years ago.”

We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.” – Joseph Campbell

The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” – John Muir

Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” – William Morris

Don’t worry about being worried. You’re heading out on an adventure and you can always change your mind along the way and try something else.”

Mindfulness isn’t difficult, we just need to remember to do it.” – Sharon Salzberg, Co-founded Insight Meditation Society

No matter how chaotic it is, wildflowers will still spring up in the middle of nowhere.” – Sheryl Crow

Open the window of your mind. Allow the fresh air, new lights and new truths to enter.” – Amit Ray

Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn.” – Lewis Grizzard

Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction.” – E. O. Wilson

Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.” – Khalil Gibran

An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.” – Henry David Thoreau

Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.” – John Lubbock

Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush.” – Doug Larson

Without Shakti, there can be no creation. As the energy that holds the cosmos together, she is the movement of the galaxies that creates the new stars and black holes.” – Kavitha Chinnaiyan

If we surrendered to earth’s intelligence we could rise up rooted, like trees.” – Rainer Maria Rilke

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”

Rest when you’re weary. Refresh and renew yourself, your body, your mind, your spirit. Then get back to work.” – Ralph Marston

Soften the world around you. Allow the air and Earth to heal, revive, rejuvenate, and reawaken. Remember how wildness always holds you close, strong, consistent, and steady.” – Victoria Erikson

The heart is like a garden. It can grow compassion or fear, resentment or love. What seeds will you plant there?” – Jack Kornfield

I can hardly wait for tomorrow; it means a new life for me each and every day.” – Stanley Kunitz

Perhaps the Earth can teach us, as when everything seems dead and later proves to be alive.” – Pablo Neruda

I sit before flowers hoping they will train me in the art of opening up.” – Shane Koyczan

Life isn’t about finding yourself. It’s about creating yourself.”

You’ve got to spread your wings if you want to fly; take risks, go to places you haven’t gone, be willing to not know, and be ok with making mistakes. You will go further than you could have ever dreamed possible.”

There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.” – Rachel Carson

No winter lasts forever, no spring skips its turn.” – Hal Borland

Looking at beauty in the world, is the first step of purifying the mind.” – Amit Ray, Spiritual Master and author

Yoga Quotes About Breath

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Your life is a precious gift from an imaginative loving source that endlessly breathes life.” – Dashama

You spend so much time in your head in life. And what yoga does is, it asks you to allow your head to be quiet, to allow it to be still, just for an hour and a half. Just deal with your body and your breath.” – Colin Farrell, actor

Yoga not only allows you to learn to control your breathing, but it ultimately enhances your abilities to harmonize your thoughts and enhances your inner beauty.” – Debasish Mridha

Without proper breathing, the yoga postures are nothing more than calisthenics.” – Rachel Schaeffer

When we have the confidence to be truly, unabashedly, and radically ourselves, we breathe life into who we were meant to be. We burn with a desire to ecstatically share our unique and priceless gifts with the world.” – Elise Joan

When the breath wanders the mind also is unsteady. But when the breath is calmed the mind too will be still, and the yogi achieves long life. Therefore, one should learn to control the breath.” – Hatha Yoga Pradipika

When breath control is correct, mind control is possible.” – Pattabhi Jois

The quality of our breath expresses our inner feeling.” – T.K.V. Desikachar

The autonomic nervous system is divided into the sympathetic system, which is often identified with the fight-or-flight response, and the parasympathetic, which is identified with what’s been called the relaxation response. When you do yoga – the deep breathing, the stretching, the movements that release muscle tension, the relaxed focus on being present in your body – you initiate a process that turns the fight or flight system off and the relaxation response on. That has a dramatic effect on the body. The heartbeat slows, respiration decreases, blood pressure decreases. The body seizes this chance to turn on the healing mechanisms.” – Richard Faulds

Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths.” – Etty Hittlesum

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” – Maya Angelou

It doesn’t matter how deep into a posture you go—what does matter is who you are when you get there.” – Max Storm, breathing teacher, speaker, and author

In our uniquely human capacity of connect movement with breath and spiritual meaning, yoga is born.” – Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa

In asana practice we learn to cherish each breath, to cherish every cell in our bodies. The time we spend on the mat is love in action” – Rolf Gates

Habits allow us to not think about what we’re doing . . . giving us the illusion of ease. When we are under the illusion of ease, not thinking about what we’re doing. Breathing the same old way, moving the same old way, thinking the same old way we check out of the present, out of happiness itself.” – Alex Levin

For breath is life, and if you breathe well you will live long on earth.” – Sanskrit Proverb

Concentrating on poses clears the mind, while focusing on the breath helps the body shift out of fight or flight mode.” – Melanie Haiken

Breathing is the greatest pleasure in life.” – Giovanni Papini

Breath is your link to life; the direct connection to your spirit.” – Dashama Konah Gordon

Basketball is an endurance sport, and you have to learn to control your breath; that’s the essence of yoga, too. So, I consciously began using yoga techniques in my practice and playing. I think yoga helped reduce the number and severity of injuries I suffered. As preventative medicine, it’s unequaled.” – Kareem Abdul Jabbar

As you breathe in, cherish yourself. As you breathe out, cherish all beings.” – Dalai Lama

Anybody can breathe. Therefore anybody can practice yoga.” – T.K.V. Desikachar

In Conclusion

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Yoga is a mind-body practice—no matter which type of yoga you do—and it’s helpful to give your mind something to focus on as you move on your mat. I find that inspirational yoga quotes can sometimes be just what you need to find a deeper connection to your practice or provide a link between what’s happening on your mat to what’s going on in your life. I hope these yoga quotes have inspired you to keep pushing and growing. Remember, the most challenging part about yoga is getting on your mat. I know you can do it!

When you begin, don’t lose faith and spirit in yoga. These yoga quotes will guide you like a yoga guru. Did you enjoy this yoga quotes collection? Which of the quotes was your favourite? Tell us in the comment section below. We would love to hear all about it.

Originally published May 29, 2021, updated May 29, 2021

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