Yoga is a spiritual discipline with its roots in ancient times, aims to unify the mind and body, originating from the Sanskrit word ‘Yuj’, implying ‘union’.
This art and science of healthy living promotes the fusion of individual consciousness with universal consciousness, predating the formation of the first religions or belief systems.
Regular engagement in yoga has yielded transformative results for many, making it a worthwhile addition to daily routines.
This collection of 62 yoga quotes is designed to inspire and motivate both seasoned yogis and newcomers.
These quotes serve as a reminder of why one embarked on the yoga journey, encouraging persistence and the deepening of the practice.
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Best Yoga Quotes
Yoga is the perfect opportunity to be curious about who you are. ~ Jason Crandell.
Yoga is the stilling of the changing states of the mind. ~ Patañjali.
You must find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible. ~ Deepak Chopra.
Without inner peace, outer peace is impossible. ~ Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.
Yoga is the fountain of youth. You’re only as young as your spine is flexible. ~ Bob Harper.
Do your practice and all is coming. ~ K. Pattabhi Jois.
Ego says, “Once everything falls into place, I’ll feel peace”. Spirit says, “Find your peace, and then everything will fall into place”. ~ Marianne Williamson.
Learn to be calm and you will always be happy. ~ Paramahansa Yogananda.
Love is the bridge between you and everything. ~ Rumi.
In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you. ~ Buddha.
Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured ~ B.K.S Iyengar.
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 game is not about becoming somebody, it’s about becoming nobody. ~ Ram Dass.
Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
We have never arrived. We are in a constant state of becoming. ~ Bob Dylan.
Top Yoga Quotes
As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth. Today, I know, this is “AUTHENTICITY”. ~ Charlie Chaplin.
Remain calm, serene, always in command of yourself. You will then find out how easy it is to get along. ~ Paramahansa Yogananda.
Yoga does not always cure stress. It neutralizes it through increasing awareness and by changing self-perception. ~ Debasish Mridha.
The body is your temple. Keep it pure and clean for the soul to reside in. ~ B.K.S Iyengar.
Be at least as interested in what goes on inside you as what happens outside. If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place. ~ Eckhart Tolle.
He who is persistent will realize God. So try your best to make meditation a regular experience in your life. ~ Paramahansa Yogananda.
Powerful Yoga Quotes
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society. ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti.
Yoga is not an ancient myth buried in oblivion. It is the most valuable inheritance of the present. It is the essential need of today and the culture of tomorrow. ~ Satyananda Saraswati.
Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving. ~ Khalil Gibran.
Yoga begins with listening. When we listen, we are giving space to what is. ~ Richard Freeman.
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. ~ Nhat Hanh.
Go from a human being doing yoga to a human being yoga. ~ Baron Baptiste.
Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet. It is a way of entering into the quiet that is already there – buried under the 50,000 thoughts the average person thinks every day. ~ Deepak Chopra.
Whatever is worth doing is worth doing well. ~ Lewis Carroll.
If you want to find God, hang out in the space between your thoughts. ~ Alan Cohen.
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism. ~ Norman Vincent Peale.
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Famous Yoga Quotes
Speak a new language so that the world will be a new world. ~ Rumi.
Diseases of the soul are more dangerous and more numerous than those of the body. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero
Calming the mind is yoga. Not just standing on the head. ~ Swami Satchidananda.
The spiritual journey is individual, highly personal. It can’t be organized or regulated. It isn’t true that everyone should follow one path. Listen to your own truth. ~ Ram Dass.
Yoga is not about touching your toes, it’s about what you learn on the way down. ~ Jigar Gor.
You are an aperture through which the universe is looking at and exploring itself. ~ Alan Watts.
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. ~ Elise Joan.
Yoga does not just change the way we see things, it transforms the person who sees. ~ B.K.S Iyengar.
Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts. ~ Paramahansa Yogananda.
Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses. ~ Confucius.
The soul has been given its own ears to hear things mind does not understand. ~ Rumi.
My workout is my meditation. ~ Kyle MacLachlan.
Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self. ~ The Bhagavad Gita.
Whatever you lost through fate, be certain that it saved you from pain. ~ Rumi.
True meditation is about being fully present with everything that is including discomfort and challenges. It is not an escape from life. ~ Craig Hamilton.
Yoga begins right where I am – not where I was yesterday or where I long to be. ~ Linda Sparrowe.
Popular Yoga Quotes
Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Appreciate your friends. Continue to learn. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is. ~ Mary Anne Radmacher.
The attitude of gratitude is the highest yoga. ~ Yogi Bhajan.
The secret of karma yoga which is to perform actions without any fruitive desires is taught by Lord Krishna in the Bhagavad-Gita. ~ Swami Vivekananda.
Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful, that’s what matters to me. ~ Steve Jobs..
When it comes right down to it, all you have is yourself. Your Self is a sun with a thousand rays… ~ Pablo Picasso.
Healing does not mean going back to the way things were before, but rather allowing what is now to move us closer to God. ~ Ram Dass.
The very heart of yoga practice is abhyasa – steady effort in the direction you want to go. ~ Sally Kempton.
Yoga means addition. Addition of energy, strength and beauty to body, mind and soul. ~ Amit Ray.
The nature of yoga is to shine the light of awareness into the darkest corners of the body. ~ Jason Crandell.
I also do a lot of Kundalini yoga. ~ Russell Brand.
So these were the 62 quotes about Yoga.
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