51 Yoga Quotes to Get You Started


Yoga is not just difficult poses and positive affirmations and it’s not about incense and frills. Yoga is an approach to positivity which seeks to enlighten the spirit and attune body and mind. Altogether it’s a lifestyle. If you seek yoga for such an experience, here are 51 yoga quotes to get you started.

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Top 51 Inspirational Yoga Quotes for Your Daily Practice

  • “Yoga is 99% Practice & 1% theory.”  Sri K. Pattabhi Jois

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  • “Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.”  B.K.S. Iyengar

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  • “In truth, Yoga doesn’t take time – it gives time.”  Ganga White
  • “Surrender to Yoga, for where is the conflict when the truth is known.”  Sri T.Krishnamacharya
  • “The attitude of gratitude is the highest yoga.”   Yogi Bhajan
  • “Just breathe.”
  • “Yoga takes you into the present moment, the only place where life exists.”
  • “Yoga is not about touching your toes, it’s about what you learn on the way down.”  Judith Lasate

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  • “Take care of your body, it’s the only place you have to live.”  Jim Rohn
  • “Yoga is a light, which once lit will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter your flame.” — B.K.S. 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
  • “The nature of yoga is to shine the light of awareness into the darkest corners of the body.” — Jason Crandell
  • “Yoga is the dance of every cell with the music of every breath that creates inner serenity and harmony.”   Debasish Mridha
  • “Yoga is the fountain of youth. You’re only as young as your spine is flexible.”  Bob Harper
  • “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
  • “Yoga is the cessation of the movements of the mind. Then there is abiding in the Seer’s own form.”   Patañjali

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  • “Yoga is the cessation of the movements of the mind. Then there is abiding in the Seer’s own form.”   Patañjali
  • “A photographer gets people to pose for him. A yoga instructor gets people to pose for themselves.”     T. Guillemets
  • “Yoga does not always cure stress. It neutralizes it through increasing awareness and by changing self-perception.”    Debasish Mridha
  • “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
  • “Yoga means addition – addition of energy, strength and beauty to body, mind and soul.” Amit Ray
  • “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 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
  • “Yoga is not only a process of the integration of the soul, mind, and body for self-improvement, it is a process of self -realization and self -acceptance.” Debasish Mridha
  • “Yoga is the space where flower blossoms.”   Amit Ray
  • “It is important not to abandon the practice [of yoga]because we believe it is driven by the wrong motivation. The practice of yoga itself transforms. Yoga has a magical quality.”  Ravi Ravindra
  • “[It] is important not to abandon the practice [of yoga]because we believe it is driven by the wrong motivation. The practice of yoga itself transforms. Yoga has a magical quality.”   Ravi Ravindra
  • “Yoga is the process of eliminating pain – pain forms the body, mind and society.”  Amit Ray
  • “To the yogi, all experience is seen as one, as a means to help him cultivate devotion. All experiences have equal meaning and value.”   Prem Prakash
  • “Yoga means addition – addition of energy, strength and beauty to body, mind and soul.”  Amit Ray
  • “For those wounded by civilization, yoga is the most healing salve.”   T. Guillemets
  • “That’s why it’s called a practice. We have to practice a practice if it is to be of value.” Allan Lokos
  • “Misery, like yoga, is not a competitive sport”   Matt Haig
  • “You may not be able to control the whole world, but you may learn to control your inner world through yoga.”   Debasish Mridha
  • “Yoga is the journey of the Self, to the Self, through the Self.”  The Bhagavad Gita

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  • “Practice makes comfort. Expand your experiences regularly so every stretch won’t feel like your first.”    Gina Greenlee
  • “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
  • “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
  • “Why [do]they always look so serious in Yoga? [When] you make [a]serious face like this, you scare away good energy. To meditate, only you must smile. Smile with face, smile with the mind, and good energy will come to you and clean away dirty energy.”  Elizabeth Gilbert
  • “Yoga makes you harmonious with nature and teaches you to be joyfully curious about your inner world.”   Debasish Mridha

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  • “Usually, when people hear the term Yoga, many of them associate it with various physical exercises where they need to twist, turn and stretch their body in complex ways that are known as Asanas, but this is only one type of Yoga, called “Hatha-Yoga”. In reality, Yoga is an umbrella term for various physical and mental exercises that lead to the overall well-being of a person.”   Abhijit Naskar
  • “Meditation is a way for nourishing and blossoming the divinity within you.”  Amit Ray
  • “Yoga is a method to come to a nondreaming mind. Yoga is the science to be in the here and now.”  Osho
  • “Anyone who practices can obtain success in yoga but not one who is lazy. Constant practice alone is the secret of success.”   Hatha Yoga Pradipika
  • “The Yogic system does not talk about God. It does not talk about the soul or heaven. Such talk invariably makes people hallucinatory. Yoga talks only about the barriers that you have set up because this resistance is all that needs to be attended to. The creator is not looking for your attention. The ropes that bind you and the walls that block you- these are one hundred percent of your making. And these are all you need to unknot and dismantle. You have no work with existence. You only have work with the existence that you created.”  Sadhguru
  • “Yoga is invigoration in relaxation. Freedom in routine. Confidence through self-control. Energy within and energy without.”    Ymber Delecto
  • “I like the posture, but not the yoga. I like the inebriated morning, but not the opium. I like the flower but not the garden, the moment but not the dream. Quiet, my love. Be still. I am sleeping.”   Roman Payne
  • “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 Krishna Pattabhi Jois
  • “Yoga is the science of reality.”   Sushil Singh

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  • “Yoga has a sly, clever way of short circuiting the mental patterns that cause anxiety.” Baxter Bell
  • “Anyone that does not wish or desire to stretch himself will get nowhere in this life. That is just the way life is.”  Sunday Adelaja
  • “All kidding aside, if everyone did yoga, we would have world peace.” Rory Freedman
  • “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

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