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Yoga Quotes To Inspire Your Mind and Body

“Inhale the future, exhale the past.”

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

“Letting go is the hardest asana.”

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

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

“The pose begins when you want to leave it.”

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

“Be where you are, not where you think you should be.”

“Just breathe.”

”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 very heart of yoga practice is ‘abyhasa’ – 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

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

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

”Yoga exists in the world because everything is linked.” – Desikashar

”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 quotes to elevate your mind

”Treat your soul with care. It is your bosom friend. Feed and nurture it with love.” – Ashourina Yalda

”Yoga is the science of reality.”- Sushil Singh

”You may not be able to control the whole world, but you may learn to control your inner world through yoga.”- Debasish Mridha

“Letting go is the hardest asana.”- Anonymous

”Be where you are, not where you think you should be.”- Anonymous

”Yoga is invigoration in relaxation, freedom in routine, confidence through self-control, energy within and energy without.” – Ymber Delecto

”Yoga teaches you how to listen to your body.” – Mariel Hemingway

“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 reveals to you the beauty of mindfulness and takes you into the essence of an endless present moment.”- Debasish Mridha

”For those wounded by civilization, yoga is the most healing salve.”- T. Guillemets

Yoga quotes to inspire your practice

”Through sustained focus and meditation on our patterns, habits, and conditioning, we gain knowledge and understanding of our past and how we can change the patterns that aren’t serving us to live more freely and fully.” – Yoga Sutra

”Yoga is the stilling of the changing states of the mind.”― Patanjali, The Yoga Sutras

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

”It would be a shame to lose the precious jewel of liberation in the mud of ignorant body building.”― Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois

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

”Body is not stiff. Mind is stiff.”― Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois

”It is through your body that you realize you are a spark of divinity.”― B.K.S. Iyengar

”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

”When the breath control is correct, mind control is possible.”― Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois

Yoga quotes to inspire your life

”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

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

”Yoga takes you into the present moment. The only place where life exists.” – Anonymous

”Let your practice be a celebration of life” – Seido lee deBarros

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

”To perform every action artfully is yoga.” – Swami Kripalu

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

”The longest journey of any person is the journey inward.“- Anonymous

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

”Yoga is the perfect opportunity to be curious about who you are.” – Jason Crandell

Yoga quotes for inspiration and motivation

”The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new. ― Socrates

”Inner peace begins the moment you choose not to allow another person or event to control your emotions.” – Pema Chodron (see more Pema Chödrön quotes)

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

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

”The yoga pose you avoid the most you need the most.” — Anonymous

”Yoga begins with listening. When we listen, we are giving space to what is.” — Richard Freeman

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

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

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

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

Other inspirational yoga quotes

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

“Yoga is not about touching your toes. It is what you learn on the way down.” – Jigar Gor

“Meditation is a way for nourishing and blossoming the divinity within you.” – Amit Ray

“So what is a good meditator? A good meditator meditates.” – Allan Lokos

“I had discovered something; there was a pleasure in becoming something new. You could will yourself into a fresh shape. Now all I had to do was figure out how to do it out there, in my life.” — Claire Dederer, Poser: My Life in Twenty-three Yoga Poses

“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

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

“I think it’s interesting that the opposite of being active in yoga is not being passive. It’s being receptive.” — Cyndi Lee

“Learning to be present with yourself and to abide in that which is steady and comfortable does not allow space for self-judgment. When you live this way, you are practicing yoga: you are living fully.” — Judith Hanson Lasater, Living Your Yoga: Finding the Spiritual in Everyday Life

“Yoga begins with listening. When we listen, we are giving space to what is.” — Richard Freeman

“If we practice yoga long enough, the practice changes to suit our needs. It’s important to acknowledge that the practice isn’t meant to be one practice for everybody. The beautiful thing about yoga is that there are so many different approaches. As we go through our life cycles, hopefully we are able to find a practice that suits us. And if you practice yoga long enough, that will change many times. What exactly that looks like is going to be different for each person.” — Tiffany Cruikshank

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

“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.” — Beachbody Yoga Expert Elise Joan

“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

“True yoga is not about the shape of your body, but the shape of your life. Yoga is not to be performed; it is to be lived. Yoga doesn’t care about what you have been; it 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, Fire of Love

“Spiritual awakening is like unfollowing who you think you are.” – Frode Gåsland

“When Sun rises Up and you get another beautiful day! Make sure you live it in a beautiful way.” – Vivek Kalura

“With the everyday practice of Meditation, we learn to create equilibrium and balance within.” – Purvi Raniga

“Yoga and Meditation have the power to change our physical and mental existence.” –Purvi Raniga

“Let go of something to gain everything; let go of fraction to gain the whole.” – Shunya

“Yoga has never been about the stretch; it’s always been about the reach.” – Seane Corn

“Yoga claims limbs to give lives.” – Mantaranjot Mangat

“The pose begins when you want to get out of it.” – Baron Baptiste

“What you think, you become.” – Buddha

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

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

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

“Inhale the future. Exhale the past.” – Unknown

“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 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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