111 Yoga Quotes

Top Yoga Quotes That Will Make Your Life More Awesome

We have come up with a list of yoga quotes that will help to lead you along the path of this enriching practice.

Anyone who does yoga will tell you that it’s more than just difficult poses and positive affirmations; it’s not about incense and frills. Yoga is a lifestyle and approach to positivity which seeks to enlighten the spirit and attune body and mind.

Many yoga classes begin with positive mantras and may even end with uplifting quotes about mindfulness, or positivity. Everyone can use a little motivation when it comes to yoga. I hope you enjoy these yoga quotes.


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

Etty Hittlesum

 

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

Becca Lee


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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

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

– Peace Pilgrim

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

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

Linda Sparrowe

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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

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

Osho

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

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

Pema Chodron

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

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

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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

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

B.K.S. Iyengar

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

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

Ethan Walker III

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

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

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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

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

Pema Chodron

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

Ashourina Yalda

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

Sakyong Mipham


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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

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

Lao Tzu

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

Buddha

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

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

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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

What you think, you become.

Buddha

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

Adi Carter

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

The Bhagavad Gita

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

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

Swami Kripalu

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

Jason Crandell

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 soul is here for its own joy.

Rumi

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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

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

Sally Kempton

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

Mother Teresa

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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

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

Baron Baptiste

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

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

Jigar Gor

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

B.K.S Iyengar

Live life as if everything is rigged in your favour.

Rumi

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

Amit Ray

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

– Zig Ziglar


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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

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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

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 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

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The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.

– Jimmy Johnson

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

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

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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

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

– C.G. Jung

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

– Geeta Iyengar

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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

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 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

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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

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

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

– Henry David Thoreau

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

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

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

– Maya Angelou

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

– Aldous Huxley

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

– Camus

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

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

– Willy Wonka

Make each day your masterpiece.

– John Wooden

Every moment is a fresh beginning.

– T.S. Eliot

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

– Lao Tzu

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

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I close my eyes in order to see.

– Paul Gauguin

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

– Winston Churchill

Light tomorrow with today.

– Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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

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

– Terri Guillemets

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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.

– Svatmarama

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

– David Williams

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


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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

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

– Sting

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

– Sogyal Rinpoche

To perform every action artfully is yoga.

– Swami Kripalu

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

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

– Rumi

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

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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

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

– Dr. Timothy McCall

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

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

– 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.

– Patanjali

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

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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

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

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

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

– Yogi Bhajan

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

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

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

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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

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

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


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

– Erich Schiffmann

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

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

– Randal Williams

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

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

– Melanie Haiken

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


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

– Katha Upanishad

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

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

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

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

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

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

– Sri Chinmoy

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

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

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

The attitude of gratitude is the highest yoga.

– Yogi Bhajan

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 99 percent practice and one percent theory.

– Sri Pattabhi Jois

Yoga is the practice of quieting the mind.

– Patanjali

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

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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

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

– Jack Kornfield

Yoga accepts. Yoga gives.

– April Vallei

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

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

Yoga is 99 percent practice and one percent theory.

– Sri Pattabhi Jois

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

– Swami Sivananda

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

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

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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

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

– Bob Harper

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

– T. Guillemets

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

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

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

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

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


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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

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

– Sri Aurobindo

Do your practice and all is coming.

– Sri Pattabhi Jois

Feel good, be good, and do good.

– Yogi Bhajan

Everything is sorrow for the wise.

– Patañjali

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

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

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

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

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

– Mary Glover

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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

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

– Osho

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

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

– Patañjali

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

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

– Amit Ray

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

– Amit Ray

Inhale the future. Exhale the past.

– Unknown

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

– Kevin Trudeau

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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

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

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

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

– Swami Satchidananda

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

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

– Bob Harper

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

– Ymber Delecto

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

– Zen Shin

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

– B.K.S Iyengar

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

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

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

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

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

– Kathryn Budig

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  1. I really love your inspiring yoga post , it’s really good.. because yoga is one of the most important therapy which work like medicine

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