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