50 Yoga Motivational Quotes

Yoga Motivational Quotes

These 50 yoga motivational quotes will inspire you to get off the couch and on the mat!

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

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

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

“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

“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.”

“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

“Take care of your body, it’s the only place you have to live.” Jim Rohn

“Where is the delusion when the truth is known? Where is the disease when the mind is clear? Where is death when the Breath is controlled? Therefore surrender to Yoga.”

“Rid your body of its impurities, let your speech be true and sweet, feel friendship for the world, and with humility seek wealth and knowledge.”

Yoga Motivational Quotes

“Teach what is inside you, not as it applies to you, to yourself, but as it applies to the other”

“In the practice of Yoga one can emphasize the body, the mind, or the self, and hence the effort can never be fruitless.”

“Meditation results in marvels.”

“Master your breath, let the self be in bliss, contemplate on the sublime within you.”

“Nowadays, the practice of yoga stops with just asanas. Very few even attempt Dharana and dhyana [deeper meditation] with seriousness. There is a need to search once more and reestablish the practice and value of yoga in modern times.”

“Practice and all is coming.”

“If we practice the science of yoga, which is useful to the entire human community and which yields happiness both here and hereafter – if we practice it without fail, we will then attain physical, mental, and spiritual happiness, and our minds will flood towards the Self.”

“Anyone can practice. The young man can practice. An old man can practice. The very old man can practice. Man who is sick, he can practice. Man who doesn’t have strength can practice. Except for lazy people; lazy people can’t practice Ashtanga yoga.”

“Simply be present with your own shifting energies and with the unpredictability of life as it unfolds.”

“In Order to be effective, the truth must penetrate like an arrow and that is likely to hurt.”

“Body is not stiff, the mind is stiff.”

“The Ashtanga yoga system should never be confused with “power yoga” or any whimsical creation which goes against the tradition of the many types of yoga Shastras (scriptures). It would be a shame to lose the precious jewel of liberation in the mud of ignorant bodybuilding.”

“My body is my temple and asanas are my prayers.”

“Action is a movement with intelligence. The world is filled with movement. What the world needs is more conscious movement, more action.”

“Yoga is like music. The rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind, and the harmony of the soul create the symphony of life.”

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

“It is through the alignment of the body that I discovered the alignment of my mind, self, and intelligence.”

“Breath is the king of mind.”

“Yoga allows you to find a new kind of freedom that you may not have known even existed.”

“Yoga allows you to rediscover a sense of wholeness in your life, where you do not feel like you are constantly trying to fit broken pieces together.”

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

“There is no difference in souls, only the ideas about ourselves that we wear.”

“Whenever you are in doubt, it is best to pause. Few things are so pressing that they cannot wait for a moment of breath.” – T.K.V. Desikachar

“Self-control is strength. Right thought is mastery. Calmness is power.” – James Allen

“Yoga is about rising to a new level⁣ of balance and competence in all aspects of life.”⁣ – Sadhguru⁣

“I meet myself in stillness and we breathe.”⁣ – S.W Berry

“We do not use the body to get into a pose – we use the pose to get into our body.” – Bernie Clarke

“The longest journey of any person is the journey inward.” – Dag Hammarskjold

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

“The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear.” – Rumi

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

“The mind is definitely something that can be transformed, and meditation is a means to transform it.” – Dalai Lama

“Letting go emotionally is the quintessential asana for the yoga of the heart.” – Khang Kijarro Nguyen

“Yoga is the restraining of the operations of mind born of conditioning.”  – Patanjali Yoga Sutras

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

“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.”

“Ignorance [avidya] is the root element of all of the other afflictions. Whether it is like or dislike and such, or deep sleep, weakness, dissoluteness or loftiness – no matter what type – all rise out of ignorance.”

“With non-acceptance of unnecessary things, the knowledge emerges of what I was, what I have become, and what I will be.”

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