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 is 99% practice and 1% theory. Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois
Yoga is a way to freedom. By its constant practice, we can free ourselves from fear, anguish, and loneliness. Indra Devi
Yoga is skillful action. The Bhagavad Gita
Yoga is almost like music in a way; there's no end to it. Sting
Yoga aims to remove the root cause of all diseases, not to treat its symptoms as medical science generally attempts to do. Swami Vishnu-Devananda
Yoga is about compassion and generosity toward others. It means being mindful of the world around us. Christy Turlington
Yoga carves you into a different person—and that is satisfying physically. Adam Levine
Yoga is an art and science of living. Yoga means union, in all its significances and dimensions. Indra Devi
Yoga calms me down. It's a therapy session, a workout, and meditation all at the same time! Jennifer Aniston
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
Yoga is about remembering that we are already one with the divinity and we've never left it. Guy Donahaye and Eddie Stern
For me, yoga is not just a workout—it's about working on yourself. Mary Glover
Yoga is invigoration in relaxation. Freedom in routine. Confidence through self control. Energy within and energy without. Ymber Delecto
Practicing yoga during the day is a matter of keeping your eyes on the road and one ear turned toward the infinite. It's about listening inwardly as often as you can for your deepest impulses about what to say, think, do, or be. Erich Schiffmann
Yoga, an ancient but perfect science, deals with the evolution of humanity. This evolution includes all aspects of one's being, from bodily health to self-realization. Yoga means union—the union of body with consciousness and consciousness with the soul. B. K. S. Iyengar
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
The attitude of gratitude is the highest yoga. Yogi Bhajan
The "yoga" intuition is founded on the notion of transforming the body, & I don't know if there's any Christian alternative answer to it. Our present body is almost wholly unknown to the consciousness which inhabits it. Yoga creates an imaginative body in its place, & goes to work on that. Northrop Frye
Yoga is the voluntary suppression of the involuntary actions of the mind. We're all born with a natural yoga: we're freed by objective energy and our consciousness freezes it into matter. Northrop Frye
I was frequently so wrought up that I had to do certain yoga exercises in order to hold my emotions in check. But since it was my purpose to know what was going on within myself, I would do these exercises only until I had calmed myself enough to resume my work with the unconscious. As soon as I had the feeling that I was myself again, I abandoned this restraint upon the emotions and allowed the images and inner voices to speak afresh. The Indian, on the other hand, does yoga exercises in order to obliterate completely the multitude of psychic contents and images. Carl Jung
They call it "European Yoga." Well people are doing it all over Europe. I mean, standing up, doing yoga day and night. They hardly ever stop. I mean, some countries have given up chairs completely. Melody Hanson
Yoga is as yoga does there's no in-between / Your either with it on the ball or you've blown the scene / I can see lookin' at you, you just can't get settled / How can I even move, twistin' like a pretzel. Fred Burch and Gerard Nelson
I'm a yogi, and I'm doin' my yoga / And the world looks better standin' on my head / Touch the natural earth / Have a happy rebirth / Be a yogi, a yogi. Christopher Ward Dedrick