Best Yoga Quotes To Inspire Your Daily Practice

This collection of yoga quotes come from some of the most renowned teachers and thinkers throughout history.

Quotes For Yoga Practice

The practice of yoga is about much more than just the poses. It’s about learning to connect with yourself and your surroundings, and finding peace and happiness in the present moment.

If you are looking for some words of wisdom to inspire your yoga practice, look no further! These quotes about yoga and come from some of the most renowned teachers and thinkers throughout history.

Some of these yoga quotes come from practitioners, while others are quotes that might come from surprising sources, but nonetheless, all of them are inspiring.

Yoga Quotes to Inspire

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

– Mary Glover


You choose the life you live yoga quote


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


Remember the emphasis on the heart. The mind lives in doubt and the heart lives in trust. When you trust, suddenly you become centered.

– Osho


You only live once quote


The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.

– Jimmy Johnson


You either get bitter or get better. It’s that simple. You either take what has been dealt to you and allow it to make you a better person, or you allow it to tear you down. The choice does not belong to fate, it belongs to you.

– Josh Shipp


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

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.


You have enough. You do enough


Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.

Rumi


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

– Melanie Haiken

Concentrating on poses clears the mind, while focusing on the breath helps the body shift out of fight or flight mode. - quote about yoga


Your mind will answer most questions quote


Inner peace begins the moment you choose not to allow another person or event to control your emotions.

– Pema Chodron


For those wounded by civilization, yoga is the most healing salve.

– T. Guillemets


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

– Erich Schiffmann


The perennial wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita can teach us how to transform our character, conduct and consciousness to meet the challenges of everyday life.

– Leonard Perlmutter


The very heart of yoga practice is abhyasa – steady effort in the direction you want to go.

– Sally Kempton


The true miracle lies in our eagerness to allow, appreciate, and honor the uniqueness, and freedom of each sentient being to sing the song of their heart.

– Amit Ray


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


Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.

Henry David Thoreau


You're image isn't your character quote


Inspirational Yoga Quotes

All I’m saying is that to liberate the potential of your mind, body and soul, you must first expand your imagination. You see, things are always created twice: first in the workshop of the mind and then, and only then, in reality. I call this process ‘blueprinting’ because anything you create in your outer world began as a simple blueprint in your inner world.

– Robin Sharma

All I’m saying is that to liberate the potential of your mind, body and soul, you must first expand your imagination. Yoga Quotes


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 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

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


Feel good, be good, and do good.

– Yogi Bhajan

Feel good, be good, and do good.


If you hear a voice within you say, “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.

– Vincent Van Gogh


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


Be a lamp to yourself. Be your own confidence. Hold on to the truth within yourself as to the only truth.

Buddha

Be a lamp to yourself. Be your own confidence. Hold on to the truth within yourself as to the only truth.


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


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


Your work is going to fill a large part of your life quote


Wisdom is knowing we are all One. Love is what it feels like and Compassion is what it acts like.

– Ethan Walker III


This, then, is the first definition of yoga: walking through the fire of refusing our first reactions, knowing that while we might not choose our circumstances, we can choose our responses to them.

– SWAMI AMBIKANANDA SARASWATI


At this moment, you are seamlessly flowing with the cosmos. There is no difference between your breathing and the breathing of the rain forest, between your bloodstream and the world’s rivers, between your bones and the chalk cliffs of Dover.

– Deepak Chopra

At this moment, you are seamlessly flowing with the cosmos. Quotes to do with yoga


Sit still. Stop thinking.

– ALEISTER CROWLEY


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


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

– Patañjali


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

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Quotes about Yoga

True meditation is about being fully present with everything that is–including discomfort and challenges. It is not an escape from life.

– Craig Hamilton


I have been a seeker and I still am, but I stopped asking the books and the stars. I started listening to the teaching of my Soul.

– Rumi


The soul is here for its own joy.

– Rumi


Yoga is a light, which once lit will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter your flame.

– B.K.S. Iyengar


If I’m losing balance in a pose, I stretch higher and God reaches down to steady me. It works every time, and not just in yoga.

– Terri Guillemets


Your time is limited so don't waste it quote


Yoga is a light which once lit will never dim, the better your practice the brighter your flame.

– B.K.S. Iyengar


Penetration of our mind is our goal, but in the beginning to set things in motion, there is no substitute for sweat.

– B. K. S. Iyengar


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

Mother Teresa

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


Your smile quote


Understanding without practice is better than practice without understanding. Understanding with practice is better than understanding without practice. Residing in your true nature is better than understanding or practice.

– Upanishads


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

I think yoga helped reduce the number and severity of injuries I suffered.


What you think, you become.

– Buddha


Inhale, and God approaches you. Hold the inhalation, and God remains with you. Exhale, and you approach God. Hold the exhalation, and surrender to God.

– Krishnamacharya


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 matter of the Spirit and not of the intellect. For just as water will find its way through every obstruction, in order to rise to the level of its source, so does the spirit in man strive upwards ever towards the source whence it came.

– ANNIE BESANT


Yoga does not change the way we see things, it transforms the person who sees.

– B.K.S Iyengar


When you are looking in the mirror, you are looking at the problem. But, remember, you are also looking at the solution.

– Anonymous

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Quotes from Yoga Teachers

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


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


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

– Jigar Gor


Light tomorrow with today.

– Elizabeth Barrett Browning


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


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


Your calm mind is the ultimate weapon quote


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


All kidding aside, if everyone did yoga, we would have world peace.

– Rory Freedman

All kidding aside, if everyone did yoga, we would have world peace. - Quotes about Yoga


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

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.


Silence is not silent. Silence speaks. It speaks most eloquently. Silence is not still. Silence leads. It leads most perfectly.

– Sri Chinmoy


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A photographer gets people to pose for him. A yoga instructor gets people to pose for themselves.

– Terri Guillemets

A photographer gets people to pose for him. A yoga instructor gets people to pose for themselves. - Yoga Quote


A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.

– Willy Wonka

A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.


Every waking moment we talk to ourselves about the things we experience. Our self-talk, the thoughts we communicate to ourselves, in turn control the way we feel and act.

– John Lembo

Every waking moment we talk to ourselves about the things we experience. Our self-talk, the thoughts we communicate to ourselves, in turn control the way we feel and act.


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


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

Maya Angelou


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

– Bob Harper


You're only human quote


Quotes for Yoga

Mountain pose teaches us, literally, how to stand on our own two feet…. teaching us to root ourselves into the earth…. Our bodies become a connection between heaven and earth.

– Carol Krucoff


Calming the mind is yoga. Not just standing on the head.

– Swami Satchidananda

Calming the mind is yoga. Not just standing on the head.


To perform every action artfully is yoga.

– Swami Kripalu


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


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


Inspiring yoga quote


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

Crying includes all the principles of Yoga.


My sole literary ambition is to write one good novel, then retire to my hut in the desert, assume the lotus position, compose my mind and senses, and sink into meditation, contemplating my novel.

– Edward Abbey


One of the fundamental principles of yoga: a small action done repeatedly can make an enormous difference.

– Dr. Timothy McCall


The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.

Ralph Waldo Emerson


The peace of God is with them whose mind and soul are in harmony, who are free from desire and wrath, who know their own soul.

– Hagavad Gita


Inhale the future. Exhale the past.

– Unknown


Yoga is the practice of quieting the mind.

– Patanjali


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

– Amit Ray


Hope is not a prediction of the future, it’s a declaration of what is possible.

– Yogi Bhajan


The body benefits from movement, and the mind benefits from stillness.

– Sakyong Mipham


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


Quotations for Yoga

Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.

Winston Churchill


Yoga is 99 percent practice and one percent theory.

– Sri Pattabhi Jois


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

– Katha Upanishad


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


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


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


The gift of learning to meditate is the greatest gift you can give yourself in this lifetime.

– Sogyal Rinpoche


Once you’re in touch with the life force around us, it’s natural to want to help keep it around.

– Adi Carter


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


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


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

– Linda Sparrowe


The study of asana is not about mastering posture. It’s about using posture to understand and transform yourself.

– B.K.S Iyengar


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


You will meet two kinds of people in life quote


First, have a definite, clear practical ideal; a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends; wisdom, money, materials, and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end.

Aristotle


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


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

– Swami Kripalu

Each of us is a lake of love, yet strangely enough, we are all thirsty. - quotes on yoga


Yoga Inspiration Quotes

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


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


When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all of your thoughts break their bonds. Your mind transcends limitations; your consciousness expands in every direction; and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive and you discover yourself to be a greater person than you ever dreamed yourself to be.

– Patanjali


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


Quotes about practicing yoga and meditation


The body is your temple. Keep it pure and clean for the soul to reside in.

– Geeta Iyengar


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

– Etty Hillesum


If you fall over, you fall over. If you have to stop, you stop. But you start again. Just like life itself, you start again.

– Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa


This world is your body. This world is a great school, This world is your silent teacher.

– Swami Sivananda


There is always room for change, but you have to be open to that change.

– Kathryn Budig


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


There will always be people who can do it better than you, but that’s a good thing! Start to see competition as inspiration — without envy.

– Kathryn Budig


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


Everything is sorrow for the wise.

– Patañjali

Everything is sorrow for the wise.


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

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.


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

– Svatmarama

Anyone who practices can obtain success in yoga but not one who is lazy. Constant practice alone is the secret of success. - Top Yoga Quote


Yoga is the stilling of the changing states of the mind.

– Patañjali


Inspiring Yoga Quotes

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


A human being is part of a whole, called by us the ‘Universe’ — a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts, and feelings, as something separated from the rest— a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.

– Albert Einstein

A human being is part of a whole, called by us the ‘Universe’


You are the sky, everything else is just the weather.

– Pema Chodron


The best thing you could do is master the chaos in you. You are not thrown into the fire, you are the fire.

– Mama Indigo


You are not defined by your past quote


Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.

– The Bhagavad Gita


Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.

Lao Tzu

Peaceful yoga quote: Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.


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

– Rumi


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


Accepting means you allow yourself to feel whatever it is you are feeling at that moment. It is part of the isness of the Now. You can’t argue with what is. Well, you can, but if you do, you suffer.

– Eckhart Tolle

Accepting means you allow yourself to feel whatever it is you are feeling at that moment. It is part of the isness of the Now. You can’t argue with what is. Well, you can, but if you do, you suffer. - quotes for yoga


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


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


Make each day your masterpiece.

– John Wooden


The five points of yama, together with the five points of niyama, remind us of the Ten Commandments of the Christtian and Jewish faiths, as well as of the ten virtues of Buddhism. In fact, there is no religion without these moral or ethical codes. All spiritual life should be based on these things. They are the foundation stones without which we can never build anything lasting.

– Swami Satchidananda


As the trunk is one but the branches are many, yoga is one but adaptations may vary.

– B. K. S. IYENGAR

As the trunk is one but the branches are many, yoga is one but adaptations may vary.


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


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


Yogis Quotes

It is only when the mind is free from the old that it meets everything anew, and in that there is joy.

– Jiddu Krishnamurti


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

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.


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

– Osho

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


When you inhale, you are taking the strength from God. When you exhale, it represents the service you are giving to the world.

– B. K. S. Iyengar


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 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


True yoga is not about the shape of your body, but the shape of your life. Yoga is not to be performed; it is to be lived. Yoga doesn’t care about what you have been; it 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


Meditation is a way for nourishing and blossoming the divinity within you.

– Amit Ray


The nature of yoga is to shine the light of awareness into the darkest corners of the body.

– Jason Crandell


I close my eyes in order to see.

– Paul Gauguin


Close your eyes and imagine the best version of you possible. That’s who you really are. Let go of any part of you that doesn’t believe it.

– C. Assaad

Close your eyes and imagine the best version of you possible. That’s who you really are. Let go of any part of you that doesn’t believe it. - Yoga quote


Before you’ve practiced, the theory is useless. After you’ve practiced, the theory is obvious.

– David Williams


You never really learn much from hearing yourself speak


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

– RODNEY YEE


Everyone has in him something divine, something his own, a chance of perfection and strength in however small a sphere which God offers him to take or refuse. The task is to find it, develop it & use it. The chief aim of education should be to help the growing soul to draw out that in itself which is best and make it perfect for a noble use.

– Sri Aurobindo

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Do your practice and all is coming.

– Sri Pattabhi Jois

Do your practice and all is coming.


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

– Randal Williams


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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


Better indeed is knowledge than mechanical practice. Better than knowledge is meditation. But better still is surrender of attachment to results, because there follows immediate peace.

– Bhagavad Gita

Better indeed is knowledge than mechanical practice. Better than knowledge is meditation. But better still is surrender of attachment to results, because there follows immediate peace.


There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.

– Aldous Huxley


Most people have no idea how good their body is designed to feel.

– Kevin Trudeau


Yoga powers. To make oneself invisible or small. To become gigantic and reach to the farthest things. To change the course of nature. To place oneself anywhere in space or time … in one’s deepest inner mind, or in the minds of others.

– JIM MORRISON


Live life as if everything is rigged in your favour.

– Rumi


Remember, it doesn’t matter how deep into a posture you go. What does matter is who you are when you get there.

– Max Storm


Follow your nature. The practice is really about uncovering your own pose; we have great respect for our teachers, but unless we can uncover our own pose in the moment, it’s not practice — it’s mimicry. Rest deeply in Savasana every day. Always enter that pratyahara (withdrawn state) every day. And 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


Mountain pose is an affirmation. You can conquer anything with your natural boldness and resolute strength. Only you can reach the peak of your success.

– Terri Guillemets


The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.

– C.G. Jung


Combined with values, Yoga is the only source of hope for humanity to restore peace. Remember, without practice of yoga, unbridled consumerism and reinless commercialism cannot be kept under checks and balances and neither can man have purity of thought nor peace of mind. A conscious effort to incorporate yoga into our lives is necessary to face all shades of extremism within ourselves and out there in the world.

– RAJYOGI BRAHMAKUMAR NIKUNJ

Combined with values, Yoga is the only source of hope for humanity to restore peace.


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


A person experiences life as something separated from the rest – a kind of optical delusion of consciousness. Our task must be to free ourselves from this self-imposed prison, and through compassion, to find the reality of Oneness.

– Albert Einstein

A person experiences life as something separated from the rest – a kind of optical delusion of consciousness. Our task must be to free ourselves from this self-imposed prison, and through compassion, to find the reality of Oneness. Yoga Quotes


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

– Sting


People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing. That’s why we recommend it daily.

– Zig Ziglar


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.

– Unknown


Yoga Sayings and Thoughts

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, “Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?” Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

– Marianne Williamson


Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.

– Thich Nhat Hanh

Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.


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

– Cyndi Lee


The attitude of gratitude is the highest yoga.

– Yogi Bhajan


Move your joints every day. You have to find your own tricks. Bury your mind deep in your heart, and watch the body move by itself.

– Sri Dharma Mittra


In meditation and in our daily lives there are three qualities that we can nurture, cultivate, and bring out. We already possess these, but they can be ripened: precision, gentleness, and the ability to let go.

– Pema Chodron


When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.

Helen Keller


That’s why it’s called a practice. We have to practice a practice if it is to be of value.

– Peace Pilgrim


Yoga exists in the world because everything is linked.

– Desikashar


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

– Ymber Delecto


Yoga begins with listening. When we listen, we are giving space to what is.

– Richard Freeman


Yoga means addition – addition of energy, strength and beauty to body, mind and soul.

– Amit Ray


You only pass through this life once


While it may seem mellow compared to most training programs, yoga’s health benefits keep pace–and often outdistance–what many people would call “traditional” forms of exercise. For starters, research shows regular yoga practice lowers your risk for heart disease and hypertension. Yoga may also lessen symptoms of depression, headaches, diabetes, some forms of cancer and pain-related diseases like arthritis.

– MARKHAM HEID


In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.

– Camus


Through practice, I’ve come to see that the deepest source of my misery is not wanting things to be the way they are. Not wanting myself to be the way I am. Not wanting the world to be the way it is. Not wanting others to be the way they are. Whenever I’m suffering, I find this war with reality to be at the heart of the problem.

– Stephen Cope


The aim of yoga is to eliminate the control that material nature exerts over the human spirit, to rediscover through introspective practice what the poet T.S. Eliot called ‘the still point of the turning world.

– Barbara Stoler Miller


Inspiring Quotes on Yoga

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

– Erich Schiffmann


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


A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it. It just blooms.

– Zen Shin

A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it. It just blooms.


Every moment is a fresh beginning.

– T.S. Eliot

Every moment is a fresh beginning.


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

– Kino MacGregor

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


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

– Sri Aurobindo


To the degree that we look clearly and compassionately at ourselves, we feel confident and fearless about looking into someone else’s eyes.

– Pema Chödrön


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


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


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


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

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.


Go from a human being doing yoga to a human being yoga.

– Baron Baptiste


Yoga accepts. Yoga gives.

– April Vallei


The purpose of life is to watch and experience living. To enjoy living every moment of it. And to live in environments, which are calm, quiet, slow, sophisticated, elegant. Just to be. Whether you are naked or you have a golden robe on you, that doesn’t make any difference. The ideal purpose of your life is that you are grateful – great and full – that you are alive, and you enjoy it.

– Yogi Bhajan


If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.

– Jack Kornfield


Clinging to life, flowing by its own potency [due to past experience], exists even in the wise.

– Patanjali

Clinging to life, flowing by its own potency [due to past experience, exists even in the wise.


Motivational Quotes about Yoga

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.

– Buddha


When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others.

– Peace Pilgrim


A lot of times people will think, “I’m strong, I’m in shape; why can’t I do this pose?” But that’s not the point. There’s nothing to win in yoga. You just do what you can do, one day to the next.

– ADAM LEVINE

There's nothing to win in yoga. You just do what you can do, one day to the next. - Quotes For Yoga


Mindfulness helps you go home to the present. And every time you go there and recognize a condition of happiness that you have, happiness comes.

– Thich Nhat Hanh


Yoga is the perfect opportunity to be curious about who you are.

– Jason Crandell


When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

– Lao Tzu


It is not arrogant or egotistical to feel good inside. You had nothing to do with it. It’s simply the honest response to clearly perceived Reality.

– Erich Schiffman


If you seek peace, be still. If you seek wisdom, be silent. If you seek love, be yourself.

– Becca Lee


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

– Ashourina Yalda


You have brains in your head

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What are some yoga sayings?

Some of the most famous yoga sayings are ‘yoga is not about the poses,’ and ‘yoga is about learning to connect with yourself and your surroundings.’ These quotes reflect the true essence of yoga – a practice that can help you find peace and happiness in the present moment, no matter what life throws your way.

Why do we do yoga quotes?

People read yoga quotes to find peace and to connect with themselves. They can act as a little daily inspiration to help you on your yoga journey.

What is yoga message?

The yoga message is to find peace and happiness in the present moment, no matter what life throws your way. Yoga is about learning to connect with yourself and your surroundings, and it can be a powerful tool for self- growth and transformation.

What’s a positive quote for today?

‘Every day is a new opportunity to change your life for the better.’

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