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110 Best Yoga Quotes That’ll Make You Roll Up That Mat 

110 Best Yoga Quotes That’ll Make You Roll Up That Mat 

Get ready to stretch your mind and find your inner yogi with an amazing collection of yoga quotes that’ll make your heart say ‘namaste’!

Top 10 Yoga Quotes

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

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

3. “Yoga is the dance of every cell with the music of every breath that creates inner serenity and harmony.” — Ewnetu Bereda

4. “Yoga means addition. Addition of energy, strength, and beauty to body, mind, and soul.” ― Amit Ray

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

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

7. “The practice of Yoga brings us face to face with the extraordinary complexity of our own being.” — Sri Aurobindo

8. “In our uniquely human capacity of connect movement with breath and spiritual meaning, yoga is born.” — Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa

9. “Yoga is the study of balance, and balance is the aim of all living creatures: it is our home.” — Rolf Gates

10. “Yoga allows you to find an inner peace that is not ruffled and riled by the endless stresses and struggles of life.” — B.K.S. Iyengar

Inspirational Quotes About Yoga

1. “That’s exactly how it is in yoga. The places where you have the most resistance are actually the places that are going to be the areas of the greatest liberation.” — Rodney Yee

2. “The mind can go in a thousand directions, but on this beautiful path, I walk in peace. With each step, the wind blows. With each step, a flower blooms.” — Thich Nhat Hanh

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

4. ”Your body exists in the past and your mind exists in the future. In yoga, they come together in the present.” ― B.K.S.Iyengar

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

6. “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.” — Elise Joan

7. “Yoga is invigoration in relaxation. Freedom in routine. Confidence through self-control. Energy within and energy without.” — Ymber Delecto

8. “Yoga is the space where flower blossoms.” ― Amit Ray

9. “In asana practice we learn to cherish each breath, to cherish every cell in our bodies. The time we spend on the mat is love in action.” — Rolf Gates

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

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11. ”Yoga is not just repetition of few postures, it is more about the exploration and discovery of the subtle energies of life” ― Amit Ray

12. “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

13. ”The nature of yoga is to shine the light of awareness into the darkest corners of the body.” — Geneva Pope

14. “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

15. “The success of Yoga does not lie in the ability to perform postures but in how it positively changes the way we live our life and our relationships.” ― T.K.V. Desikachar

16. “Yoga happens beyond the mat, anything you do with attention to how you feel is doing yoga.” — Unknown

17. “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

18. “Practicing yoga and learning about yourself is like entering a big dark room and turning the lights on one by one. People want instant transformation. Yoga is not for these people. It is for people who are patient and willing to work hard to overcome their limitations.” — Swami Niranjanananda

19. “Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.” ― Buddha

20. “Yoga is a way of moving into stillness in order to experience the truth of who you are.” ― Erich Schiffmann

21. “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

22. “A mind free from all disturbances is yoga.” — Patanjali

23. “When this body has been so magnificently and artistically created by God, it is only fitting that we should maintain it in good health and harmony by the most excellent and artistic science of Yoga.” — Geeta Iyengar

24. ”The gift of learning to meditate is the greatest gift you can give yourself in this lifetime.” ― Sogyal Rinpoche

25. “Yoga has sly, clever ways of short-circuiting the mental patterns that cause anxiety.” — Baxter Bell

26. “I am standing on my own altar. The poses are my prayers.” ― B.K.S. Iyengar

27. “The quality of our breath expresses our inner feeling.” — T.K.V. Desikachar

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

29. ”Meditation can help us embrace our worries, our fear, our anger; and that is very healing. We let our own natural capacity of healing do the work.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh

30. “Yoga is essentially a practice for your soul, working through the medium of your body.” — Tara Fraser

31. “The meaning of our self is not to be found in its separateness from God and others, but in the ceaseless realization of yoga of union.” — Rabindranath Tagore

32. “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

33. “The beauty is that people often come here for the stretch, and leave with a lot more.” — Liza Ciano

34. “A photographer gets people to pose for him. A yoga instructor gets people to pose for themselves.” — T. Guillemets

35. “Yoga science is not just a scholarly pursuit. It is a moment-by-moment and thought-by-thoughts practical guide for living.” — Leonard Perlmutter

36. “You cannot do yoga. Yoga is your natural state. What you can do are yoga exercises, which may reveal to you where you are resisting your natural state.” — Sharon Gannon

37. “Yoga teaches us that we can have whatever we may want in life if we are willing to provide it for others first.” — Sharon Gannon

38. “When we practice yoga, we clear the space to begin to touch base with who we truly are, beneath the story, beneath the tragedy. And that can infuse us with a sense of hope.” — Amy Weintraub

39. “We all wish for world peace, but world peace will never be achieved unless we first establish peace within our own minds.” ―Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

40. “Yoga can calm an anxious state, elevate a depressed mood, and generally allow us to cope better with whatever life brings. And, as an act of self-care, it’s empowering.” — Amy Weintraub

Meaningful Yoga Quotes

1. “All kidding aside, if everyone did yoga, we would have world peace.” — Rory Freedman

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2. ”In truth, yoga doesn’t take time — it gives time.” ― Ganga White

3. “To perform every action artfully is yoga.” ― Swami Kripa

4. “Yoga is a method to come to a nondreaming mind. Yoga is the science to be in the here and now.” ― Osho

5. “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

6. ”Calming the mind is yoga. Not just standing on the head.” ― Swami Satchidananda

7. “It is indeed true that by practicing yoga we gradually improve our ability to concentrate and to be independent. We improve our health, our relationships, and everything we do.” ― T.K.V. Desikachar

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

9. “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.” — Unknown

10. “Yoga is not about touching your toes, it’s about what you learn on the way down.” — Jigar Gor

11. “Yoga is not about self-improvement, it’s about self-acceptance.” ― Gurmukh Kaur khalsa

12. “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.” — Aadil Palkhivala

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

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

15. “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

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

17. “Yoga is the stilling of the changing states of the mind.” — Patañjali

18. “Yoga is a mirror to look at ourselves from within.” — Unknown

19. “Yoga does not always cure stress. It neutralizes it through increasing awareness and by changing self-perception.” — Debasish Mridha

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

21. “True meditation is about being fully present with everything that is including discomfort and challenges. It is not an escape from life.” ― Craig Hamilton

22. “Yoga is about clearing away whatever is in us that prevents our living in the most full and whole way. With yoga, we become aware of how and where we are restricted — in body, mind, and heart — and how gradually to open and release these blockages. As these blockages are cleared, our energy is freed. We start to feel more harmonious, more at one with ourselves. Our lives begin to flow — or we begin to flow more in our lives.” — Cybele Tomlinson

23. “Balancing in yoga and life is a reflection of our inner state. Can we dance with change? Can we fall and try again with playfulness? Do we have the focus, skill, and attunement to find the still point within it all?” — Shiva Rea

24. “To the degree that we look clearly and compassionately at ourselves, we feel confident and fearless about looking into someone else’s eyes.” — Pema Chödrön

25. “The purpose of yoga is to stop the misery before it comes.” — Patanjali

26. “Yoga takes you into the present moment. The only place where life exists.“ — Unknown

27. ”When breath control is correct, mind control is possible.” ― Pattabhi Jois

28. “Yoga begins right where I am — not where I was yesterday or where I long to be.” ― Linda Sparrowe

29. ”The attitude of gratitude is the highest yoga.” ― Yogi Bhajan

30. “Yoga becomes one lifelong journey to internal revelation.” — Aadil Palkhivala

31. “Practicing yoga during the day is a matter of keeping your eyes on the road and one ear turned toward the infinite.” — Erich Schiffmann

32. “Yoga is not about what you do. It is about how you do it.” —Adriene Mishler

33. “As you breathe in, cherish yourself. As you breathe out, cherish all beings.” — Dalai Lama

34. “Without proper breathing, the yoga postures are nothing more than calisthenics.” — Rachel Schaeffer

35. “Concentrating on poses clears the mind while focusing on the breath helps the body shift out of fight or flight mode.” — Melanie Haiken

36. “Yoga accepts. Yoga gives.” — April Vallei

37. “Yoga teaches more than postures; it teaches you how to trust.” — Kathryn E.

38. “Corpse pose restores life. Dead parts of your being fall away, the ghosts are released.” — Terri Guillemets

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

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

Yoga Quotes To Motivate You

1. “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

2. “Go from a human being doing yoga to a human being yoga.” — Baron Baptiste

3. “The very way you breathe, sit, stand, eat, walk, work — everything can become yoga. You can use any process of life to transcend your limitations.” — Sadhguru

4. “For many years I mistook discipline as ambition. Now I believe it to be more about consistency. Do get on the mat. Practice and life are not that different.” — Judith Hanson Lasater

5. “Yoga should be practiced with firm determination and perseverance, without any mental reservation or doubts.” — Bhagavad Gita

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

7. “The yoga pose is not the goal. Becoming flexible is not the goal. Standing on your hands is not the goal. The goal is serenity. Balance. Truly finding peace in your own skin.” ― Rachel Brathen

8. “Anyone who practices can obtain success in yoga but not one who is lazy. Constant practice alone is the secret of success.” — Svātmārāma

9. “Yoga teaches you how to listen to your body.” — Mariel Hemingway

10. “Whether young or old, very old, sick, or feeble, one can attain perfection in all the yogas by practicing.” — Unkown

11. “First month paining, second month tired, third month flying.” — Sharath Jois

12. “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

13. “Stretching your body and mind is essential to avoid rigidity.” ― Haresh Sippy

14. “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.” ― Tiffany Cruikshank

15. “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

16. “My body is my temple and asanas are my prayers.” ― Sri.B.K.S.Iyengar

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

18. “Anybody can breathe. Therefore anybody can practice yoga.” — T.K.V. Desikachar

19. “For breath is life, and if you breathe well you will live long on earth.” — Sanskrit Proverb

20. “Yoga adds years to your life and life to your years.” — Alan Finger

Final Thoughts

I collected these yoga quotes from various online sources, and I hope they inspired you to unroll that mat, take a deep breath, and let the journey of self-discovery begin!

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