72 Truly Inspiring Yoga Quotes

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Even though the physical practices of yoga are only one element of the umbrella term yoga, they are by far the most popular. In fact, most people associate the wide variety of different athletic exercises with the term ‘yoga’. However, yoga – in its entirety – is a deeply spiritual discipline that combines physical, mental, philosophical, and spiritual elements. Something most also do not know is that the literal translation of ‘yoga’ is ‘union with the divine’. Therefore, yoga goes much deeper than can be seen with a short glimpse. Yoga is something that needs to be experienced. Interestingly enough, most people who start practicing the different relaxing, breathing, stretching and muscle strengthening exercises are convinced of their great effects on the body and mind. When you’re regularly practicing yoga, you’ll slowly but surely develop a very beautiful peace of mind. If you’re an adept yoga practitioner, you’ll love the following yoga quotes. These inspiring quotes about yoga will help you to get motivated to practice these beautiful and healthy exercises day after day.

There are many benefits to practicing yoga. For one, it helps you to calm down and to center yourself in a state of peace, tranquility, and serenity. At the same time, yoga is a wonderful practice that helps you to develop your body’s flexibility.

“Yoga is not a religion. It is a science, science of well-being, science of youthfulness, science of integrating body, mind, and soul.”
Amit Ray

Aside from these great benefits, yoga can also help strengthen your muscular system. In short, yoga is not only great for the mind but also allows you to become more flexible and to garner a strong body. The following yoga quotes will address even more beautiful benefits of becoming a yoga practitioner.

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These are the beautiful yoga quotes that will inspire you to do your yoga practices.

Even though yoga has been around for thousands of years, it never lost its popularity. In fact, it has even grown more popular in the recent decades. One major contributor to its impressive growth is the fact that yoga helps you to beautifully rejuvenate not only your body but also your mind. For this reason, it is a perfect exercise that helps you to become more in tune with your spiritual side.

72 Truly Inspiring Yoga Quotes

The following quotes about yoga stem from many of its great teachers and practitioners. As such, these beautiful individuals have come to love the many physical and mental benefits of yoga. At the same time, however, they also know that it sometimes takes a little spark of inspiration to get you practicing. For this reason, the following yoga quotes are a beautiful way to get motivated for practicing your yoga exercises. Enjoy!

Here are these beautiful yoga quotes:

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“Yoga is the fountain of youth. You’re only as young as your spine is flexible.”
Bob Harper

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“Yoga is the dance of every cell with the music of every breath that creates inner serenity and harmony.”
Debasish Mridha

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“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

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“Yoga is 99% practice and 1% theory.”
Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois

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“Yoga is the cessation of the movements of the mind. Then there is abiding in the Seer’s own form.”
Patañjali

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“A photographer gets people to pose for him. A yoga instructor gets people to pose for themselves.”
T. Guillemets

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“Yoga does not always cure stress. It neutralizes it through increasing awareness and by changing self-perception.”
Debasish Mridha

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“Yoga is the unifying art of transforming dharma into action, be it through inspired thought, properly nurturing our children, a painting, a kindness or an act of peace that forever moves humanity forward.”
Micheline Berry

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“Yoga means addition – addition of energy, strength and beauty to body, mind and soul.”
Amit Ray

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“Undisturbed calmness of mind is attained by cultivating friendliness toward the happy, compassion for the unhappy, delight in the virtuous, and indifference toward the wicked.”
Patañjali

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“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

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“Yoga is not only a process of the integration of the soul, mind, and body for self-improvement, it is a process of self -realization and self -acceptance.”
Debasish Mridha

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“Yoga is the space where flower blossoms.”
Amit Ray

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“[It] is important not to abandon the practice [of yoga]because we believe it is driven by the wrong motivation. The practice of yoga itself transforms. Yoga has a magical quality.”
Ravi Ravindra

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“Yoga reveals to you the beauty of mindfulness and takes you into the essence of an endless present moment.”
Debasish Mridha

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“Yoga is the process of eliminating pain – pain form the body, mind and the society.”
Amit Ray

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“To the yogi, all experience is seen as one, as a means to help him cultivate devotion. All experiences have equal meaning and value.”
Prem Prakash

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“Yoga means addition – addition of energy, strength and beauty to body, mind and soul.”
Amit Ray

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“For those wounded by civilization, yoga is the most healing salve.”
T. Guillemets

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“That’s why it’s called a practice. We have to practice a practice if it is to be of value.”
Allan Lokos

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“Misery, like yoga, is not a competitive sport”
Matt Haig

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“You may not be able to control the whole world, but you may learn to control your inner world through yoga.”
Debasish Mridha

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“Practice makes comfort. Expand your experiences regularly so every stretch won’t feel like your first.”
Gina Greenlee

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

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“The true miracle lies in our eagerness to allow, appreciate, and honor the uniqueness, and freedom of each sentient being to sing the song of their heart.”
Amit Ray

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“Why [do]they always look so serious in Yoga? [When] you make [a]serious face like this, you scare away good energy. To meditate, only you must smile. Smile with face, smile with the mind, and good energy will come to you and clean away dirty energy.”
Elizabeth Gilbert

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“Yoga makes you harmonious with nature and teaches you to be joyfully curious about your inner world.”
Debasish Mridha

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“Usually, when people hear the term Yoga, many of them associate it with various physical exercises where they need to twist, turn and stretch their body in complex ways that are known as Asanas, but this is only one type of Yoga, called “Hatha-Yoga”. In reality, Yoga is an umbrella term for various physical and mental exercises that lead to the overall well-being of a person.”
Abhijit Naskar

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“Meditation is a way for nourishing and blossoming the divinity within you.”
Amit Ray

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“Yoga is a method to come to a nondreaming mind. Yoga is the science to be in the here and now.”
Osho

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“Anyone who practices can obtain success in yoga but not one who is lazy. Constant practice alone is the secret of success.”
Hatha Yoga Pradipika

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“The Yogic system does not talk about God. It does not talk about the soul or heaven. Such talk invariably makes people hallucinatory. Yoga talks only about the barriers that you have set up because this resistance is all that needs to be attended to. The creator is not looking for your attention. The ropes that bind you and the walls that block you- these are one hundred percent of your making. And these are all you need to unknot and dismantle. You have no work with existence. You only have work with the existence that you created.”
Sadhguru

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“Yoga is invigoration in relaxation. Freedom in routine. Confidence through self control. Energy within and energy without.”
Ymber Delecto

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“I like the posture, but not the yoga. I like the inebriated morning, but not the opium. I like the flower but not the garden, the moment but not the dream. Quiet, my love. Be still. I am sleeping.”
Roman Payne

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“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

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“Yoga is the science of reality.”
Sushil Singh

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“Yoga has a sly, clever way of short circuiting the mental patterns that cause anxiety.”
Baxter Bell

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“Anyone that does not wish or desire to stretch himself will get nowhere in this life. That is just the way life is.”
Sunday Adelaja

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“All kidding aside, if everyone did yoga, we would have world peace.”
Rory Freedman

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“When you listen to yourself, everything comes naturally. It comes from inside, like a kind of will to do something. Try to be sensitive. That is yoga.”
Petri Räisänen

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“We all are so deeply interconnected; we have no option but to love all.”
Amit Ray

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“You have to stretch your soul to find your potential strength.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

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“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

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“That’s why it’s called a practice. We have to practice a practice if it is to be of value.”
Allan Lokos

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“Yoga will always be transformational, even when it stops being cool.”
Victoria Moran

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“Depending on their psychic makeup, for some people, closing the eyes or being quiet produces anxiety and increases mental agitation. In such situations, it is better to undertake the practice of yoga–whether physical yoga or meditation–with other people with whom one is comfortable and at ease. Gradually, as we see more and more clearly their roots, the fears and the imaginings will diminish. Mental distractions are harder to overcome when practicing alone.”
Ravi Ravindra

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“Micro meditations should be performed with very little activity. These practices should not be associated with any goal, concept or belief.”
Amit Ray

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“Each one of you carries the potential to blossom like flowers. When you blossom, petals of your mind open and the fragrance spread far and near.”
Banani Ray

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“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

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“The purpose of karma yoga is to transcend the bondage of selfish genes through the service of others.”
Amit Ray

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“If the human mind continues to evolve, enlarge, and expand, so that we are able to recognize our kinship with the creations around us, so that we are able to grasp our oneness with the cosmos, and so that we merge in yoga with the Divine, the long cosmic cycle will disclose its cryptic secret, and the long saga of billions of years of evolution will display its profound significance.”
Roy J. Mathew

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“Yoga not only allows you to learn to control your breathing, but it ultimately enhances your abilities to harmonize your thoughts and enhances your inner beauty.”
Debasish Mridha

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“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

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“Breath is your link to life; the direct connection to your spirit.”
Dashama Konah Gordon

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“It is not arrogant or egotistical to feel good inside. You had nothing to do with it. It’s simply the honest response to clearly perceived Reality.”
Erich Schiffman

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“Jonathan’s voice was quiet now. “Thank you for sharing this evening with me. In yoga, we say ‘Namaste,’ which means ‘I bow to the divine in you.'” He bowed his dork-knobbed head and said, “Namaste.” We bowed back and mumbled, “Namaste.” On my tongue, the new word felt as though it contained its own foreign spice.”
Claire Dederer

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“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

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“Karma yoga is giving food to the hungry, clothes to the needy, shelter to the homeless, education to the uneducated, medicine to the sick, and trees and cleanliness to the environment.”
Amit Ray

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“The more you know, the more you don’t know,” the further you go in your training, learning, and experience as a yoga teacher, the more you’ll realize that there’s an infinite universe of knowledge and wisdom to bring to the practice.”
Mark Stephens

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“To find inner bliss and happiness through yoga, learn to accept things as they are by changing your thoughts.”
Debasish Mridha

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“Drinking tea is as sacred as doing yoga. Sleeping silently, relaxed, is as sacred as prayer. Looking at a tree, talking to a friend, walking early in the morning, working in the factory or in the office, is as holy as anything else. This is the understanding that is needed for Tao to happen.”
Osho

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“Yoga is a light, which once lit, will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter the flame.”
B.K.S. Iyengar

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“Mindfulness helps you go home to the present. And every time you go there and recognize a condition of happiness that you have, happiness comes.”
Thich Nhat Hanh

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“Yoga is a journey of the soul through the body that creates a harmony among nature, mind, and body.”
Debasish Mridha

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“Crying is one of the highest devotional songs. One who knows crying knows spiritual practice. If you can cry with a pure heart, nothing else compares to such a prayer. Crying includes all the principles of Yoga.”
Kripalvanandji

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“I have been a seeker and I still am, but I stopped asking the books and the stars. I started listening to the teaching of my Soul.”
Rumi

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“The perfection of yoga, therefore, does not terminate in voidness or impersonalism; on the contrary, the perfection of yoga is attained when one actually sees the Personality of Godhead in His eternal form.”
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

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“Keep flowing even its good or bad. Stilness is ultimate result of flow, path of yoga is to keep flowing.”
Yogi Vini

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“The yoga mat is a good place to turn when talk therapy and antidepressants aren’t enough.”
Amy Weintraub

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“With yoga, you go back to your source to bloom again with joy and inner peace.”
Debasish Mridha

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“I learned early on that most yoga poses are about showing off. You find something amazing you can do, and suddenly, Shazam – you’re a guru, ready for your groupies.”
Edward Vilga

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“Yoga is not just repetition of few postures – it is more about the exploration and discovery of the subtle energies of life.”
Amit Ray

I hope you enjoyed reading this collection of inspiring yoga quotes.

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  1. Hey Steve, I really love your inspiring yoga post , it’s really good.. because yoga is one of the most important therapy which work like medicine .

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