150 Inspiring Yoga Quotes to Balance Mind, Body and Soul

There are amazing benefits of practicing yoga. It helps you to be balanced, flexible, be calm, focus on inner peace and tranquility. It is widely practiced internationally and is beneficial for health, mind, and soul. We have rounded up some of the famous Yoga Quotes, sayings, slogans, (with images and pictures) from famous Yoga teachers, masters, celebrities, leaders and more for you to relax and get peace of mind.

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Yoga is powerful and has its origin in India. It is a Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline that includes breath control, meditation, and flexible bodily postures. In a word, yoga is not only helpful for concentration but also allows you to reap a strong body and make it flexible and increase mindfulness.

The term “Yoga” in its entirety – is a deeply spiritual discipline that combines physical, mental, philosophical, and spiritual elements. The literal translation of ‘yoga’ is ‘union with the divine’.

In this post you will find;

  • Famous Yoga Quotes
  • Yoga and Balance Quotes
  • Funny Yoga Quotes
  • Yoga Love Quotes
  • Short Yoga Quotes
  • Yoga Quotes, Image gallery
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Images of Yoga Quotes

Inspirational Yoga Quotes and Sayings

These quotes on yoga by famous personalities and yogis will surely inspire you to embrace yoga and meditation as a lifestyle everyday with the sunrise. Going to your Yoga class with your mat and right motivation is the best start of a day!

  1. “Just breathe.”

  2. “Yoga is a skill in action.”-  The Bhagavad Gita

  3. “Yoga is a mirror to look at ourselves from within”

  4. “The attitude of gratitude is the highest yoga.” – Yogi Bhajan

  5. “Yoga is 99% practice & 1% theory.” – Sri K. Pattabhi Jois

  6. “Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape.”

  7. “In truth, Yoga doesn’t take time – it gives time.” – Ganga White

  8. “Yoga teaches you how to listen to your body.”- Mariel Hemingway

  9. “When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” – Lao Tzu

  10. “Take care of your body, it’s the only place you have to live.” – Jim Rohn

  11. “Yoga takes you into the present moment, the only place where life exists.”

  12. “Yoga is the art work of awareness on the canvas of body, mind, and soul.”

  13. “If you are in a state of all-inclusive passion, we call this yoga.” — Sadhguru

  14. “It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles…” – Buddha

  15. “The inspiration you seek is already inside you, be silent and listen.” – Rumi

  16. “The mind is madness. Only when you go beyond the mind, will there be Meditation.” — Sadhguru

  17. “You don’t go to a Guru for solace. He is not a tranquilizer-he is there to awaken you.” — Sadhguru Jaggi

  18. “Peace cannot be enforced from outside. It is a consequence of how we are within ourselves.” — Sadhguru Jaggi

  19. “Health yoga should not be taught as an exercise from but as a live process; then asanas will lead to ecstatic states.” — Sadhguru Jaggi

  20. “The very way you breathe, sit, stand, eat, walk, work – everything can become yoga. You can use any process of life to transcend your limitations.” — Sadhguru Jaggi

  21. Calming the mind is yoga. Not just standing on the head.” ― Swami Satchidananda

  22. “Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.” — The Bhagavad Gita

  23. “For me, yoga is not just a workout – it’s about working on yourself.” – Mary Glover

  24. “It is health that is the real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.” – Mahatma Gandhi

  25. “Find Happiness within nature and yourself. For a healthy and peaceful life, Make Yoga a Habit!”

  26. “The body benefits from movement, and the mind benefits from stillness.” — Sakyong Mipham

  27. “Yoga is the golden key that unlocks the door to peace, tranquility, and joy.” ― B.K.S. Iyengar

  28. “Yoga does not just change the way we see things, it transforms the person who sees.” –B.K.S Iyengar

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

  30. “Yoga allows you to find a new kind of freedom that you may not have known even existed.” ― B.K.S. Iyengar, Light on Life

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

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

  33. “Yoga is the dance of every cell with the music of every breath that creates inner serenity and harmony.” – Debasish Mridha
  34. “Yoga is the cessation of the movements of the mind. Then there is abiding in the Seer’s own form.” Patañjali

  35. The yoga mat is a good place to turn when talk therapy and antidepressants aren’t enough”
  36. “Yoga is not about self-improvement, it’s about self-acceptance.” — Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa

  37. “Yin Yoga is simple, but simple does not mean easy.” ― Bernie Clark, The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga

  38. “The wise man lets go of all results, whether good or bad, and is focused on the actions alone.” – The Bhagavad Gita

  39. “Peace is our very nature, and yoga leads you to inner peace.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

  40. “Yoga brings the knowledge, passion and action together.”- Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

  41. “Like a flower bud, human life has the potential to blossom fully. Blossoming of human potential to fullness is yoga.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

  42. “Yoga is not just weight-loss program, it is a science to make you feel lighter. You lose mental stuff of anger, jealousy, hatred, greed, etc.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

  43. “The wisdom of Yoga transforms one from arrogance to self-confidence; meekness to humility; from dependence to a realization of interdependence.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

  44. “Uniformity is the rigorous law of nature; what once happened can happen always.” ― Swami Vivekananda

  45. “All this bringing of the mind into a higher state of vibration is included in one word in Yoga — Samadhi.” ― Swami Vivekananda

  46. “there is a continuity of mind, as the Yogis call it. The mind is universal. Your mind, my mind, all these little minds, are fragments of that universal mind, little waves in the ocean; and” ― Swami Vivekananda, Raja Yoga

  47. “Anything that is secret and mysterious in these systems of Yoga should be at once rejected. The best guide in life is strength. In religion, as in all other matters, discard everything that weakens you, have nothing to do with it.” ― Swami Vivekananda, Raja Yoga

  48. “All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.” – Buddha

  49. “Inhale, and God approaches you. Hold the inhalation, and God remains with you. Exhale, and you approach God. Hold the exhalation, and surrender to God.”

  50. “Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.” – Buddha

  51. 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.

     

  52. “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.”

  53. “Yoga is not a work-out it is a work-in, and this is the point of spiritual practice to make us teachable to open up our hearts and focus our awareness so that we can know what we already know and be who we already are.”

Yoga Quotes About Balance to Motivate You

  1. “Yoga Helps You in Maintaining Balance in Life.”

  2. “Balancing in yoga and life is a reflection of our inner state.” ― Shiva Rea

  3. “Each morning we are born again, what we do today is what matters most.” – Zen Quote

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

  5. “For nearly every challenging moment in life, there’s a yoga pose to help you feel better.” — Mandy Ingber

  6. “You cannot always control what goes on outside, but you can always control what goes on inside.”

  7. “The most important pieces of equipment you need for doing yoga are your body and your mind.”

  8. “When we push for immediate results and instant healing, we never inhabit the important in-between phase, which is where much of the learning and growth actually happen.” ― Bo Forbes, Yoga for Emotional Balance

  9. “Yoga is not about practicing your defined poses. It’s about what your body learns, how nimble and flexible you become, and what experience you gain throughout the process.” — Debasish Mridha MD

  10. “The meaning of yoga is connection of mind, body, and spirit. If you have a bad telecommunication system, your body gets sick. Yoga helps fix that.” — Bikram Choudhury

  11. “The yoga pose is not the goal. Becoming flexible is not the goal. Standing on your hands is not the goal. The goal is serenity. Balance. Truly finding peace in your own skin.” ― Rachel Brathen, Yoga Girl

  12. “If I’m losing balance in a pose, I stretch higher and God reaches down to steady me. It works every time, and not just in yoga.” — T. Guillemets

  13. “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

  14. “Yoga nidra is the yoga of aware sleep. In this lies the secret of self healing. Yoga Nidra is a pratyahara technique in which the distractions of the mind are contained and the mind is relaxed.” – Swami Satyananda Saraswati

  15. “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

Inspirational Quotes on Yoga by Osho 

  1. “Yoga means to encounter the reality as it is.”

  2. “Yoga is the science to be in the here and now.”

  3. “Whatsoever you do with awareness is meditation.”

  4. “Yoga means now you will have to be a harmony. You will have to become One.”

  5. “You can enter yoga, or the path of yoga, only when you are totally frustrated with your own mind as it is. If you are still hoping that you can gain something through your mind, yoga is not for you.”

Funny Yoga Quotes to Make You Smile

Some people take Yoga very seriously. Well, yes discipline is important, but you can always have fun in the process. This will help you relieve your stress faster. We have compiled some of the best sarcastic, witty and funny yoga quotes and sayings that will make you feel happy and brighten your day!

  1. “I do yoga to burn off the crazy”

  2. “Smiling is mouth yoga.” — Thich Nhat Hanh

  3. “Yoga. Because punching people is frowned upon.”

  4. “The yoga pose you avoid the most you need the most.”

  5. “Keep calm and ommm… nonommm…” — Anonymous

  6. “Yoga is almost like music in a way; there’s no end to it.” — Sting

  7. “A day without yoga is like a sundae without sprinkles” — Emma Mildon

  8. “What Yoga really is… Spending an entire hour trying not to fart.”— Anonymous

  9. “Yoga is not about tightening your ass. It’s about getting your head out of it.” — Eric Paskel

  10. “When I’m under stress, I do yoga. It’s when I’m happiest that I have a problem with junk food.” — Britney Spears

  11. “Somedays you eat salad and go do Yoga. Somedays you eat cupcakes and refuse to put on pants. This is called balance.”

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

  13. “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

Famous Yoga Quotes About Love

  1. “The more one judges, the less one loves.” ~ Honore de Balzac

  2. “I love yoga, but the namaste thing only takes you so far.” — Jillian Michaels

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

  4. “Love is when you meet someone who tells you something new about yourself.” ~Andre Breton

  5. “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” ~ Lao Tzu

  6. “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built.” ~ Rumi

  7. “Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.” ~ Dalai Lama

  8. “I’ve always loved yoga because you get to connect to a deep religious truth while stretching your legs.” — Katya Zamolodchikova

  9. “In asana practice, we learn to cherish each breath, to cherish every cell in our bodies. The time we spend on the mat is love in action” — Rolf Gates

  10. “Have only love in your heart for others. The more you see the good in them, the more you will establish good in yourself.”- Paramhansa Yogananda

Powerful Short Yoga Quotes and Captions

  1. “In stillness, all conflict must end.”

  2. “In the silence of the breath, is peace.”

  3. “Yoga accepts. Yoga gives.” – April Vallei

  4. “The pose begins when you want to leave it.”

  5. “Yoga is the practice of quieting the mind.” – Patanjali

  6. “To perform every action artfully is Yoga.” – Swami Kripalu

  7. “The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear.” – Rumi

  8. “Yoga exists in the world because everything is linked.” – Desikashar

  9. “Yoga is the perfect opportunity to be curious about who you are.” – Jason Crandell

  10. “The body is your temple. Keep it pure and clean for the soul to reside in.” – B.K.S Iyengar

Yoga Sutra Quotes by Patanjali

  1. “The purification of the mind is very necessary.” ― Sri S. Satchidananda, The Yoga Sutras

  2. “Yoga is the restraining of the operations of mind born of conditioning.” – Patanjali Yoga Sutras 1:2

  3. “Mere philosophy will not satisfy us. We cannot reach the goal by mere words alone. Without practice, nothing can be achieved.” ― Sri S. Satchidananda, The Yoga Sutras

  4. “The period between four and six in the morning is called the Brahmamuhurta, the Brahmic time, or divine period, and is a very sacred time to meditate. ” ― Sri S. Satchidananda, The Yoga Sutras

  5. “Yoga says instinct is a trace of an old experience that has been repeated many times and the impressions have sunk down to the bottom of the mental lake. Although they go down, they aren’t completely erased. Don’t think you ever forget anything. All experiences are stored in the chittam; and, when the proper atmosphere is created, they come to the surface again. When we do something several times it forms a habit. Continue with that habit for a long time, and it becomes your character. Continue with that character and eventually, perhaps in another life, it comes up as instinct.” ― Sri S. Satchidananda, The Yoga Sutras

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Whether you use them in your yoga blogs or share it with your kids, students and friends, or just refer to it for some early morning inspiration. These quotes will help you deepen your connection with your Yoga practice! So indulge, connect, and be inspired!

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