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.

Meditation is a way for nourishing and blossoming the divinity within you. Amit Ray
Meditation is the soul's perspective glass. Owen Feltham
Concentrating on poses clears the mind, while focusing on the breath helps the body shift out of fight-or-flight mode. Melanie Haiken
Yoga exists in the world because everything is linked. Desikashar
Yoga is possible for anybody who really wants it. Yoga is universal.... But don't approach yoga with a business mind looking for worldly gain. Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois
Yoga is the space where flower blossoms. Amit Ray
Anyone who practices can obtain success in yoga but not one who is lazy. Constant practice alone is the secret of success. Svatmarama
Yoga takes us to the present moment, the only place where life exists. Ellen Brenneman
In our uniquely human capacity of connect movement with breath and spiritual meaning, yoga is born. Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa
REAL Peace is always unshakable... Bliss is unchanged by gain or loss. Yogi Bhajan
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
Yoga began with the first person wanting to be healthy and happy all the time. Sri Swami Satchidananda
Breathe Through the Pain, It Always Gets Easier with Time. Dashama Konah Gordon
You must find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible. Deepak Chopra
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
When you live your life with an appreciation of coincidences and their meanings, you connect with the underlying field of infinite possibilities. Deepak Chopra.
The beauty is that people often come here for the stretch, and leave with a lot more Liza Ciano
Worries are pointless. If there's a solution, there's no need to worry. If no solution exists, there's no point to worry. Matthieu Ricard
Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past, or a pioneer of the future. Deepak Chopra
Be present and aware of the privilege of living. Ann Marie Frohoff
One of the fundamental principles of yoga: a small action done repeatedly can make an enormous difference. Dr. Timothy McCall
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
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
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
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
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
The goal of yoga is liberation from all limitations. So how do we overcome limitations? Look what happens when you do Hatha Yoga: a stiff and inflexible body will stretch, release and relax. In the same way, if you use the other tools of yoga you will stretch your mind and bring your essential self into the Light. Swami Radhananda
People enjoy the practice of yoga in many different ways. Most do it because it is low impact form of exercise that quietens the mind. Some do it exclusively for the heightened awareness and presence that they get out of their yoga session. Shanti Priva
The Yoga we practice is not for ourselves alone, but for the Divine; its aim is to work out the will of the Divine in the world, to effect a spiritual transformation and to bring down a divine nature and a divine into the mental, vital, and physical nature and life of humanity. Sri Aurobindo
Hatha yoga is a refuge for all those who are scorched by the three fires. To those who practice yoga, hatha yoga is like the tortoise who supports the three worlds. Hatha Yoga Pradipika