The Yoga Quotes listed and explained in this post will inspire you to know more about the inner meaning and importance of age-old Yoga.
The entire world has seen the benefits it provides and people from many countries already have included some part of it in their lives.
See how Yoga has been described by William Blake – “To see the world in a grain of sand and to see heaven in a wildflower, hold infinity in the palm of your hands, and eternity in an hour.”
These quotes will assist you to remove your self-doubts and inhibitions if any and push you to opt for it.
So read these inspirational quotes on Yoga and welcome a healthier mind and body.
What does Yoga mean?
I am sure most of us are aware of the fact that it is much more than just stretching our limbs or doing some breathing practices.
“Yoga is the harmonious collaboration of the body, mind, and spirit of the human being.”
“The word Yoga means union or integration.”
“Yoga is a practical guide for living.”
“The word yoga comes from Sanskrit, the language of ancient India. It means union, integration, or wholeness. It is an approach to health that promotes the harmonious collaboration of the human being’s three components: body, mind, and spirit.” – Stella Weller
” Yoga Science is not just a scholarly pursuit. It is a moment by moment and thought by thought practical guide for living.” – Leonard Perlmutter
“Yoga deals with the evolution of humanity which includes both physical health and Self-realization.”
“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. Yoga cultivates the ways of maintaining a balanced attitude in day-to-day life and endows skill in the performance of one’s actions. – B.K.S. Iyengar
Quotes on Yoga – Benefits of Yoga
It is not about stretching and flexibility of our physical body only, in fact, it’s much more than that. Yoga helps us to live in the present. It assists to get rid of our mental clutter.
“Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape.”
“The beauty is that people often come here for the stretch, and leave with a lot more.” – Liza Ciano
“When I started doing asana, the yoga postures, I had a very strong feeling of many unnecessary things dropping away – especially tension and inadequacy.” – Patricia Sullivan
“As I start my day every morning doing Yoga ‘asana’ I feel being in the present – leaving behind all unnecessary clutter of my mind”
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“Yoga helps us get rid of our shame about our bodies. It teaches us to love our body, which in turn helps to take care of the health of our mind.”
” Yoga is really trying to liberate us from … shame about our bodies. To love your body is a very important thing – I think the health of your mind depends on your being able to love your body.”- Rodney Yee
“Surya Namaskar” or Sun Salutation is one such Yoga that can help us so much to energize our body.
” Sun salutations can energize and warm you, even on the darkest, coldest winter day.” – Carol Krucoff
“Beyond meditation, there is the experience of now.” – Ryan Parenti
“ Yoga Science teaches us to ‘include all and exclude none.’
If the outer guru, in the form of a person or experience, reflects the Truth and light of the inner guru, the advice is to be heeded and served in thought, word and deed.
If a suggestion from the outer guru is not in harmony with the inner guru as reflected by the purified discrimination of buddhi, the advice is to be honored and lovingly rejected with gratitude – for your teacher has just taught you what not to do.” – Leonard Perlmutter
“These days, my practice is teaching me to embrace imperfection: to have compassion for all the ways things haven’t turned out as I planned, in my body and in my life – for the ways things keep falling apart, and failing, and breaking down. It’s less about fixing things, and more about learning to be present for exactly what is.“- Anne Cushman
“Watch your thoughts; they become words.
Watch your words; they become actions.
Watch your actions; they become habits.
Watch your habits; they become character.
Watch your character; for it becomes your destiny.” – Upanishads
“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
“Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more; hate less, love more; and all good things are yours.” -Swedish Proverb
“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
“The purpose of yoga is awareness, not perfected poses, beliefs, or any kind of attainment. Awareness from moment to moment requires quiet strength, flexibility, and balance. A good Yoga practice develops exactly these characteristics.” – Jim Gaudette
” Yoga is a path to undo the root of all types of misery through the direct experience of deep, clear, open awareness.” – Richard Freeman
” Yoga asks you to make peace with the deepest, most terrifying parts of yourself and then make that same peace with the external world.” – Kino MacGregor
“ A few minutes of deep relaxation a day can remind you that even when you’re busy on the outside, there’s a quiet place within. Do the practice as if your life depends on it.. Because it does.”- Dr. Timothy McCall
Yoga Day Quotes | International Yoga Day Quotes
International Yoga Day is observed on 21st June every year. The objective of this Yoga day is to spread awareness about the importance and benefits of yoga on the health of the people.
Here is a bunch of quotes that you can share to commemorate Yoga Day.
Yoga is the perfect opportunity to be curious about who you are. – Jason Crandell
Mountain pose teaches us, literally, how to stand on our own two feet…. teaching us to root ourselves into the earth…. Our bodies become a connection between heaven and earth. – Carol Krucoff
Yoga accepts. Yoga gives. – April Vallei
” We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.” – Buddha
Basketball is an endurance sport, and you have to learn to control your breath; that’s the essence of yoga, too. So, I consciously began using yoga techniques in my practice and playing. I think yoga helped reduce the number and severity of injuries I suffered. As preventative medicine, it’s unequaled. – Kareem Abdul Jabbar
A photographer gets people to pose for him. A yoga instructor gets people to pose for themselves. – T. Guillemets
Quotes on Yoga in English
Quotes on Yoga and meditation
More Quotes about Yoga
“In truth, it matters less what we do in practice than how we do it and why we do it. The same posture, the same sequence, the same meditation with a different intention takes on an entirely new meaning and will have entirely different outcomes.” – Donna Farhi
“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built. “- Rumi
“Ashtanga yoga has completely changed me. I try to do it every day, and the effect is amazing. It’s not just during the hours that I’m practicing. It’s about how it filters through into the rest of my life. It makes all the other bullshit dissipate. Who I am has emerged, and everything else has gone by the wayside.” – Gwyneth Paltrow
“Real peace is always unshakable… ‘Bliss is unchanged by gain or loss‘ – Yogi Bhajan
“The most important pieces of equipment you need for doing yoga are your body and your mind.” – Rodney Yee
Yoga and Life – wise sayings
Fashion your life as a garland of beautiful deeds.- Buddha
The highest point of yesterday should be the lowest point of today. -B.K.S. Iyengar
Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. – Eckhart Tolle
Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop. – Ovid
Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn, a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter. If your mind isn’t clouded by unnecessary things, this is the best season of your life. – Wu-Men
The yogi realizes that his life and all its activities are part of the divine action in nature, manifesting and operating in the form of man. In the beating of his pulse and rhythm of his respiration, he recognizes the flow of the seasons and the throbbing of universal life… BKS Iyengar
Yoga is acting in such a way that all of our attention is directed toward the activity in which we are engaged. – Desikachar
Live each present moment completely and the future will take care of itself. Fully enjoy the wonder and beauty of each instant. -Yogananda
I hope these Yoga quotes will ignite your mind to go and reach for that union or integration with the universal wholeness through Yoga.
Embrace compassion and generosity in your life, as guided by the following quote.
“Yoga is about compassion and generosity towards others. It means being mindful of the world around us.” – Christy Turlington
At the same time, Yoga teaches us to differentiate between essentials and non-essentials. “Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.”– Lin Yutan
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