100 Top Yoga Quotes

100 Top Yoga Quotes

Here is a a collection of 100+ top yoga quotes. The quotes may help you to keep your practice alive and joyful. They will remind you of the most crucial points of yoga. These are from masters (both ancient and modern). These quotes are from famous philosophers, scientists, authors or celebrities. They can be used in many ways.

It is health that is the real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver. — Mahatma Gandhi

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

Yoga is the art work of awareness on the canvas of body, mind, and soul. — Amit Ray

Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity. — Buddha

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

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

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. — Patanjali

The real Meaning of Yoga is a deliverance from contact with pain and sorrow. — Bhagavad Gita

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

Mind and body are the cosmic flowers. Yoga is the space where flower blossoms. — Amit Ray

Kindness has no religion. Religions are like narrow tracks but kindness is like an open sky. It encompasses all. — Amit Ray

Karma-yoga is strengthening the heart muscles by removing the sufferings of others. — Amit Ray

We live in everyone. I live in you. You live in me. There is no gap, no distance. — Amit Ray

Don’t move the way fear makes you move. Move the way love makes you move. Move the way joy makes you move. — Osho
Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self. — The Bhagavad Gita.
Yoga is the practice of quieting the mind. — Patanjali
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
It is health that is the real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver. — Mahatma Gandhi

Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured. — B.K.S. Iyengar

The practice of ‘asanas’ and ‘pranayama’ wards off disease and helps to maintain alertness. — Swami Sivananda

Yoga is ninety nine percent practice and one percent theory. — Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois

Yoga is not about self-improvement, it’s about self-acceptance. — Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa

The true purpose of yoga is to discover that aspect of your being that can never be lost. — Deepak Chopra

Yoga is the perfect opportunity to be curious about who you are — Jason Crandell

Your greatest awakening comes, when you are aware about your infinite nature. — Amit Ray

We all are so deeply connected; we have no option but to love all. — Amit Ray

Yoga is not about touching your toes. It’s about unlocking your ideas about what you want, where you think you can go, and how you will achieve when you get there. — Cyndi Lee

Yoga is like music. The rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind, and the harmony of the soul create the symphony of life. — B.K.S. Iyengar

Yoga is about remembering that we are already one with the divinity and we’ve left it. — Rolf Naujokat,
Yoga is essentially a practice for your soul, working through the medium of your body. — Tara Fraser
Yoga teaches you how to listen to your body. — Mariel Hemingway

Yoga doesn’t take time, it gives time. — Ganga White

Yoga is a powerful vehicle for change. As you build strength you start to believe in your own potential. — Tiffany Cruikshank

The success of yoga does not lie in the ability to perform postures but in how it positively changes the way we live our life and our relationships. — T.K.V. Desikachar

Yoga is a mirror to look at ourselves from within. — B.K.S. Iyengar

Body is not stiff, mind is stiff. — Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois
Yoga is the fountain of youth. You’re only as young as your spine is flexible. — Bob Harper
Yoga has a sly, clever way of short circuiting the mental patterns that cause anxiety. — Baxter Bell
Yoga is almost like music in a way; there’s no end to it. — Sting, English musician
Perfection in asana is achieved when the effort to perform it becomes effortless and the infinite being within is reached. — Patanjali
Exercises are like prose, whereas yoga is the poetry of movements. — Amit Ray
When there is no mind, you are in yoga; when there is mind you are not in yoga. So you may do all the postures, but if the mind goes on functioning, if you go on thinking, you are not in yoga. — Osho
Yoga is about stilling the turbulence of consciousness. — Patanjali
Yoga means stillness of mind and freedom from oscillations and various mental processes. — Patanjali
Asanas bring perfection in body, beauty in form, grace, strength, compactness, and the harness and brilliance of a diamond. — Patanjali
There is always a light within us that is free from all sorrow and grief, no matter how much we may be experiencing suffering. — Patanjali

When the breath wanders the mind also is unsteady. But when the breath is calmed the mind too will be still, and the yogi achieves long life. Therefore, one should learn to control the breath. — Hatha Yoga Pradipika
Yoga is ninety nine percent practice and one percent theory. — Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois

There are many goals but one path – the path of compassion. — Amit Ray

Do your practice and all is coming. — Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois

Yoga is meant for the purification of body and its exploration as well as for the refinement of the mind. — B.K.S. Iyengar

A man needs six hours of sleep, one hour of yoga, one hour of daily routine, two hours for family and 14 hours of hard work. — Swami Ramdev

The yogi learns to forget the past and takes no thought for the morrow. He lives in the eternal present. — B.K.S. Iyengar

Yoga takes us to an unconditioned freedom, because yoga sees even good habits as a form of conditioning or limitation. — B.K.S. Iyengar

Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past, or a pioneer of the future. — Deepak Chopra
Happiness is your nature. It is not wrong to desire it. What is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside. — Ramana Maharshi
Yoga is a light, which once lit, will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter the flame. — B.K.S. Iyengar
Be soft in your practice. Think of the method as a fine silvery stream, not a raging waterfall. — Sheng-Yen
The most important pieces of equipment you need for doing yoga are your body and your mind. — Rodney Yee
Yoga teaches you how to listen to your body. — Mariel Hemingway
Concentrating on poses clears the mind, while focusing on the breath helps the body shift out of fight-or-flight mode. — Melanie Haiken
Yoga is the perfect opportunity to be curious about who you are. — Jason Crandell
Remedy of all illnesses lies in yoga and healthy lifestyle. — Swami Ramdev
Yoga has a sly, clever way of short circuiting the mental patterns that cause anxiety. — Baxter Bell
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. — Krishnamacharya
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. — Osho
Yoga is a way to freedom. By its constant practice, we can free ourselves from fear, anguish and loneliness. — Indra Devi
I love yoga and hiking – I think that’s the perfect combo. — Olivia Wilde
I do yoga, I do Bikram and I run, and I eat really healthy. — Lady Gaga
When I consider the deeper meaning of yoga, I realize it’s about a lot more than simply performing a variety of postures on a mat. — Carre Otis
What is yoga? In simple words, it is taking your attention to the Spirit. This is yoga. — Nirmala Devi Mataji
The attitude of gratitude is the highest yoga. — Yogi Bhajan
To perform every action artfully is yoga. — Swami Kripalu
The most important pieces of equipment you need for doing yoga are your body and your mind. — Rodney Yee
It takes courage and intelligence, you know, to do the stages of Yoga right, and to start with this Hatha Yoga… It’s just you and nothing but you, standing in one spot frozen like a statue with no place to go for help or excuse or scapegoat except inward. — Bikram Choudhury
Nothing can steal happiness, peace away from you: if anyone does make you angry, you are the loser; if someone can allow you to lose peace, you are the loser. –- Bikram Choudhury
On an airplane, you are always told to put on your oxygen mask first. The same way in life, you need to take care of your health first. If you are not happy and healthy, you cannot make anyone else happy and healthy. — Rajashree Choudhury
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
Seated posture should be steady and comfortable. — Patanjali
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
There is no end of craving. Hence contentment alone is the best way to happiness. Therefore, acquire contentment. — Swami Sivananda
Stillness is not the absence or negotiation of energy, life or movement. Stillness is dynamic. It is unconflicted movement, life in harmony with itself, skill in action. — Erich Shifferman
In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you. — Deepak Chopra
Liberation can be attained by breathing exercises which is accomplished by understanding the gap between inspiration and expiration. — Patanjali
Persistence guarantees that results are inevitable. — Paramahansa Yogananda
Self-realization is the knowing in all parts of body, mind, and soul that you are now in possession of the kingdom of God. — Paramahansa Yogananda
I guarantee you, yoga will compete with computers, music, sports, automobiles, the drug industry. Yoga will take over the world! — Bikram Choudhury
If you can breath you can do yoga. — David Beadle
How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours. — Wayne W. Dyer
Remember with deep feelings the meaning of the word “Om”. From that remembering comes the realization of the Self and the removal of obstacles. — Patanjali
Everyone needs to discover the balance between the masculine and feminine energies, between the active and the receptive. — Patanjali
Nine kinds of obstacles may come on the path yoga. One-pointedness of mind is the antidote for those obstacles. — Patanjali
Why they always look so serious in Yoga? .. you must smile. Smile with face, smile with mind, and good energy will come to you and clean away dirty energy. — Elizabeth Gilbert
That’s why it’s called a practice. We have to practice a practice if it is to be of value. — Allan Lokos
Although yoga has its origins in ancient India, its methods and purposes are universal. — Tara Fraser
Yoga will always be transformational, even when it stops being cool. — Victoria Moran
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. — Ravi Ravindra
I learned early on that most yoga poses are about showing off. — Edward Vilga
As I explore the wilderness of my own body, I see that I am made of blood and bones, sunlight and water, pesticide residues and redwood humus, the fears and dreams of generations of ancestors, particles of exploded stars. — Anne Cushman
Deep down within the heart there is a stillness which is healing. — Paul Brunton
I had discovered something; there was a pleasure in becoming something new. — Claire Dederer
Memorizing someone else’s explanation of the truth isn’t the same as seeing the truth for yourself. — H.E. Davey
The meaning of our self is not to be found in its separateness from God and others, but in the ceaseless realisation of yoga, of union; not on the side of the canvas where it is blank, but on the side where the picture is being painted. — Rabindranath Tagore
A person experiences life as something separated from the rest—a kind of optical delusion of consciousness. Our task must be to free ourselves from this self-imposed prison, and through compassion, to find the reality of oneness. — Albert Einstein

Anytime you try to be a loving person, you’re doing your part to save the world. — Marianne Williamson

All the commandments: You shall not commit adultery, you shall not kill, you shall not steal, you shall not covet, and so on, are summed up in this single command: You must love your neighbor as yourself. — Jesus Christ
Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So, spread your love everywhere you go. — Mother Teresa

Yoga is bringing fitness in body, calmness in mind, kindness in heart and awareness in life. — Amit Ray

As long as we observe love for others and respect for their rights and dignity in our daily lives, then whether we believe in the Buddha or God, follow some religion or none at all, as long as we have compassion for others and conduct ourselves with restraint out of a sense of responsibility, there is no doubt we will be happy. — Dalai Lama

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