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50 Yoga Quotes Celebrating Your Mind, Body & Spirit

Yoga Quotes To Inspire Your Mind and Body

Our latest collection of yoga quotes that will inspire your life. These yoga quotes will enrich your mind, body, and spirit.

Yoga is an ancient practice that originated from India around 3000BC. In its entirety, yoga is actually a deeply spiritual discipline which incorporates philosophical, mental and of course, spiritual elements.

Yoga Quotes To Inspire Your Mind and Body

Yoga was developed as a way to gain balance between the heart and the soul with the aim of divine enlightenment. Currently yoga is highly popular in the west due to the many practical benefits it brings.

If you love yoga, you are going to love the following quotes. And if you haven’t started yoga yet, the following yoga quotes will motivate you to start practicing it.

Yoga Quotes To Inspire Your Mind and Body

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

2.) ”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

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

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4.) ”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

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

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

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

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

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

10.) ”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 for inspiration and motivation

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

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

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

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

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

Yoga quotes for inspiration and motivation

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

17.) ”Inner peace begins the moment you choose not to allow another person or event to control your emotions.” – Pema Chodron

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

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

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

Yoga quotes to inspire your life

21.) ”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

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

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

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

Yoga quotes to inspire your life

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

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

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

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

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

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

Yoga quotes to inspire your practice

31.) ”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

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

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

34.) ”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

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

Yoga quotes to inspire your practice

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

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

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

39.) ”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

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

Other inspirational yoga quotes

41.) “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

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

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

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

45.) “Letting go is the hardest asana.”- Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

Which of these yoga quotes was your favorite?

One of the best attributes of yoga is that it lets you connect with your inner self and makes it possible for you to enjoy an amazing peace of mind.

Besides the peace of mind, yoga has great effects on your body. You will not believe how flexible and fit your body is going to be once you start practicing yoga. We hope these yoga quotes have helped enrich your mind, body and spirit.

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