92 Inspirational Yoga Quotes And Sayings

We have curated the most beneficial yoga quotes and sayings which will inspire you to do yoga to shape your body, mind, and energy.

Inspirational Yoga Quotes And Sayings


“Yoga is not just doing some exercise, it is much more. It is to expand your awareness, sharpen your intellect and enhance your intuitive ability.” — Sri Sri Ravi Shankar


“The chakras are very intelligent. They are like the software of the whole computer body.” -Dharma Mittra


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


“The primary aim of yoga is to restore the mind to simplicity and peace, and free it from confusion and distress.” — B.K.S. Iyengar

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


“Remember, it doesn’t matter how deep into a posture you go- what does matter is who you are when you get there.” – Max Strom


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


“Yoga is like music: the rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind, and the harmony of the soul create the symphony of life.” — B.K.S. Iyengar

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


“When we feel like there isn’t enough time in the day for us to get everything done. We wish for more time. But we don’t actually need more time. We need more stillness.”


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


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

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“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


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


“Most people have no idea how good their body is designed to feel.” – Kevin Trudeau


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

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“Yoga must not be practiced to control the body: It is the opposite, it must bring freedom to the body, all the freedom it needs.” – Vanda Scaravelli


“Yoga is the methodology with which to unveil the miracle that exists right in front of our faces and inside ourselves.” – Rodney Yee


“Yoga is when every cell of the body sings the song of the soul.” – B.K.S Iyengar


“Yoga is the journey of the Self, to the Self, through the Self.” – The Bhagavad Gita

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“The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind.” – Caroline Myss


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


“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


“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

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“My yoga mat is a magic carpet when I am on it; I discover places within me I never knew existed.”


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


“The body benefits from movement, and the mind benefits from stillness.” — Sakyong Mipham


“Yoga is like a geologist for the soul; it can show you where to dig, and what to dig for, but the digging you must do yourself.”

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


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


“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


“Master your breath, let the self be in bliss, contemplate on the sublime within you.” – Tirumalai Krishnamacharya

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


“Yoga is the stilling of the fluctuations of the mind.” – Patanjali


“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 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

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“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


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


“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


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


“Yoga is a method to come to a no dreaming mind. Yoga is the science to be in the here and now.” – Osho


“Don’t rush anything. When the time is right, it will happen.”


“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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“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


“No work is stressful. It is your inability to manage your body, mind, and emotions that makes it stressful.” – Sadhguru


“Yoga is a mirror to look at ourselves from within.” — B.K.S. Iyengar


“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

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“Essentially, yoga means dissolving your identity.” – Sadhguru


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


“The study of asana is not about mastering posture. It’s about using posture to understand and transform yourself.” – B.K.S Iyengar

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“The sun shines down, and its image reflects in a thousand different pots filled with water. The reflections are many, but they are each reflecting the same sun. Similarly, when we come to know who we truly are, we will see ourselves in all people.” – Mata Amritanandamayi


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


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


“Don’t practice yoga to get better at yoga; practice yoga to get better at living.”

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


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


“In dream yoga we use the etheric double and go beyond the confines of the physical, it’s very ecstatic.” – Frederick Lenz


“You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.” – Swami Vivekananda


“Yoga is not a new path to follow but a way to become conscious of the original impetus of life. Yoga is the movement and evolution of Life itself.” — David Frawley


“Yoga is the art and science of living.” — Indra Devi


“Do not feel lonely. The entire universe is inside of you.” – Rumi


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

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


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


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


“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


“I bend so I don’t break.”


“Ultimate life hack: Yoga.”


“More stretching, less stressing.”


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


“If you can breathe you can do yoga.” – Krishnamacharya


“Yoga allows you to find an inner peace that is not ruffled and riled by the endless stresses and struggles of life.” – B.K.S Iyengar


“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


“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


“Your body can do it. It’s your mind you need to convince.” – Unknown


“Quiet your mind. Free your body.”


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


“With yoga, not only your body should become flexible – your mind and emotions, and above all your consciousness should become flexible.” – Sadhguru


“The rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind and the harmony of the soul create the symphony of life.” -B.K.S. Iyengar


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


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


“The word ‘yoga’ literally means ‘union’. When you experience everything as one in your consciousness, then you are in yoga.” – Sadhguru


“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


“The body is your temple. Keep it pure and clean for the soul to reside in.” – Geeta Iyengar


“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


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


“The very heart of yoga practice is ‘abyhasa’ – steady effort in the direction you want to go.” –Sally Kempton


“This world is your body. This world is a great school; This world is your silent teacher.” – Swami Sivananda


“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.”


“The heart of all spiritual teaching is simple. Be love. Be peace. Be harmony. Be compassion. Be joy.”


“The methods and technologies of how to experience that which is beyond the physical is what is known as the science of Yoga.” – Sadhguru

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