25 Yoga Quotes For Motivation & Inspiration

Looking for some inspiration to get your yoga on? These 25 yoga quotes will give you motivation to go unroll your yoga mat and find your inner peace.

1- Yoga takes you into the present moment, the only place where life exists. ~Patanjali

2- Yoga practice can make us more sensitive to subtler sensations in the body. Paying attention to and staying with finer sensations within the body is one of the surest ways to steady the wandering mind. ~Ravi Ravindra

3-The attitude of gratitude is the highest yoga. ~Yoga Bhajan

4- Yoga means addition — addition of energy, strength, and beauty to body, mind, and soul. ~Amit Ray

5- Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self. ~Bhagavad Gita

6- Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured. ~BKS Iyengar

7- Calming the mind is yoga. Not just standing on the head. ~Swami Satchidananda

8- Yoga does not ask you to be more than you are. But it does ask you to be all that you are. ~Bryan Kest

9- Yoga does not remove us from the reality of responsibilities of everyday life but rather places our feet firmly and resolutely in the practical ground of experience. ~Donna Farhi

10- Warrior poses battles inner weakness and wins focus. You see that there is no war within you. You are on your own side, and you are your own strength. ~Terri Guillemets

11- Concentrating on poses clears the mind, while focusing on the breath helps the body shift out of fight or flight mode. ~Melanie Haiken

12- Yoga means ‘union’. It is often interpreted as the union of mind, body, and soul, and can provide perfect harmony and balance. ~Nancy Hine

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13- Yoga does not change the way we see things, it transforms the person who sees. ~BKS Iyenger

14- One becomes firmly established in practice only after attending to it for a long time, without interruption and with and attitude of devotion. ~Yoga Sutra I.14

15- Yoga is like music. The rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind and the harmony of the soul creates the symphony of life. ~BKS Iyenger

16- The most important pieces of equipment you need for doing yoga are your body and your mind. ~Rodney Yee

17- Yoga is about awakening. Yoga is about creating a life that brings more beauty and more love into the world. ~John Friend

18- Sun salutations can energize and warm you, even on the darkest, coldest winter day. ~Carol Krucoff

19- Yoga is a way of moving into stillness in order to experience the truth of who you are. ~Erich Schiffmann

20- Remember, it doesn’t matter how deep into a posture you go; what does matter is who you are when you get there. ~Max Strom

21- Yoga is not gymnastics or competition. The goal is not to achieve an outwardly perfect form through exercise ambition but rather to experience your own spirituality and the interaction of body and mind in each pose. ~Athanasios Karta Singh

22- 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

23- It is through the alignment of the body that I discovered the alignment of my mind, self, and intelligence. ~BKS Iyenger

24- Yoga is so universal in its principles and so holistically beneficial, it is possible for any person, young or old, religious or agnostic, to embrace and enjoy a practice. ~Christy Turlington

25- Yoga is the suspension of the fluctuations of the mind. ~Yoga Sutra I.2

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Hey there! I’m the creator and author at The Balanced Elephant. Through my passion, knowledge and training in yoga, meditation & marriage & family therapy I know we can create a healthier lifestyle even during the difficult times in life. I love to help others learn to live mindfully to be able to live in the present moment (good or bad) and to find balance of the whole self through the body and the mind.

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