Yoga Quotes that Inspire and Motivate

Yoga Quotes

Yoga is not only for the body, it is also for the mind and the soul.

A list of Inspirational and motivational Yoga quotes and sayings that explain what Yoga is.

Yoga Quotes from Various Authors

“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

“Yoga is difficult for the one whose mind is not subdued.”
– Bhagavad Gita

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

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

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

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

“The word yoga comes from Sanskrit, the language of ancient India. It means union, integration, or wholeness. It is an approach to health that promotes the harmonious collaboration of the human being’s three components: body, mind, and spirit.”
– Stella Weller

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

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

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

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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“Thus meditating you will no longer strive to build yourself up in your prejudices, but, forgetting self, you will remember only that you are seeking the Truth.”
– James Allen

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

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

“Yoga is acting in such a way that all of our attention is directed toward the activity in which we are engaged.”
– Desikachar

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

“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

“Silence is not silent. Silence speaks. It speaks most eloquently. Silence is not still. Silence leads. It leads most perfectly.”
– Sri Chinmoy

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

“Yoga is the cessation of mind.”
– Patanjali

“Many paths are possible; whichever path is sincerely traveled leads to inner peace.”
– Bhagavad Gita

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

“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

“In stillness all conflict must end.”
– Phillip Urso

“One becomes firmly established in practice only after attending to it for a long time, without interruption and with an attitude of devotion.”
– Yoga Sutra

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