Yoga Sayings and Quotes

With millions of practitioners throughout the world, to say yoga is popular would be an understatement. Whether people take up the practice to improve their flexibility, posture, or spiritual well-being, once they start, they often get hooked. Check out the collection of wise and insightful yoga quotes below and see what all the fuss is about.

Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.     

B.K.S. Iyengar

In truth, yoga doesn't 'take time'—it gives time.     

Ganga White

When meditation is mastered, the mind is unwavering like the flame of a lamp in a windless place.     

Bhagavad Gita

Through the practices of yoga, we discover that concern for the happiness and well being of others, including animals, must be an essential part of our own quest for happiness and well being. The fork can be a powerful weapon of mass destruction or a tool to create peace on Earth.     

Sharon Gannon

Yoga is the fountain of youth. You're only as young as your spine is flexible.     

Bob Harper

Meditation is painful in the beginning but it bestows immortal bliss and supreme joy in the end.     

Swami Sivananda

You cannot control anything except your thoughts. With yoga, you do not control yourself but you harmonize with nature.     

Debasish Mridha

A photographer gets people to pose for him. A yoga instructor gets people to pose for themselves.     

Terri Guillemets

It doesn't matter how deep into a posture you go, what matters is who you are when you get there.     

Max Strom

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

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.     

Tirumalai Krishnamacharya

Enlightenment comes when you understand the language of heart - the language of tree, birds and the nature.     

Amit Ray

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

Rodney Yee

Better indeed is knowledge than mechanical practice. Better than knowledge is meditation. But better still is surrender of attachment to results, because there follows immediate peace     

Bhagavad Gita

No great work has ever been produced except after a long interval of still and musing meditation     

Walter Bagehot

In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.     

Deepak Chopra

One succeeds in all Yogas through energetic practice—even if one is young, old, very old, sick, or weak.     


To perform every action artfully is yoga.     

Swami Kripalu

The ultimate essence of yoga is the contact and the union between the individual consciousness and the divine consciousness.     

Raphael, Essence

Yoga is the perfect opportunity to be curious about who you are.     

Jason Crandell

Meditation is such a more substantial reality than what we normally take to be reality.     

Richard Gere

Tree pose grows confidence. It roots me to this world.     

Terri Guillemets

Meditation is defined by not just the mode of thinking, but also the object of thought     

Chaitanya Charan Das

Take a Tree Pose in your life.     

Kathryn E. Livingston

Pain and Happiness are the coverings over reality     

Yogi Vini

Happiness is a state of inner fulfillment.     

Matthieu Ricard

Paths are many, Truth is ONE!     

Swami Satchitananda

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

B.K.S. Iyengar

A mind free from all disturbances is Yoga     


Mindful meditation has been discovered to foster the ability to inhibit those very quick emotional impulses.     

Daniel Goleman