We have come up with a list of yoga quotes that will help to lead you along the path of this enriching practice. Sometimes we all need a little inspiration to guide our lives, our thoughts, our yoga and meditation practice. Adding a quote into a yoga practice helps to achieve total awareness. There is something so powerful about someone sharing their wisdom.


“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

“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, Yoga and Vipassana: An Integrated Life Style

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

“PTSD is a whole-body tragedy, an integral human event of enormous proportions with massive repercussions.”
Susan Pease Banitt

“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, Yoga and Vipassana: An Integrated Life Style

“Self-care is how you take your power back.”
Lalah Delia

“The heart of a yogi should always bear good-will and thoughts that benefit others.”
Amit Ray, OM Sutra: The Pathway to Enlightenment

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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, Meditation: Insights and Inspirations – Yoga Quotes

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

“There are many goals but one path – the path of compassion.”
Amit Ray, Nonviolence: The Transforming Power

“Yoga is the art work of awareness on the canvas of body, mind, and soul.”
Amit Ray, Yoga and Vipassana: An Integrated Life Style

“When you catch yourself slipping into a pool of negativity, notice how it derives from nothing other than resistance to the current situation.”
Donna Quesada, Buddha in the Classroom: Zen Wisdom to Inspire Teachers

“When we are aware about our body’s sensations, we can release physical pain, tensions or stress through slow movements.”
Amit Ray, Yoga The Science of Well-Being

“Poor breathing is to low energy as bad air filter is to low car performance.”
Sukhraj S. Dhillon, The Power of Breathing

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“Yoga is the cessation of the movements of the mind. Then there is abiding in the Seer’s own form.”
Patanjali, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

“We all are so deeply interconnected; we have no option but to love all.”
Amit Ray, Yoga and Vipassana: An Integrated Life Style

“Yoga is not just repetition of few postures – it is more about the exploration and discovery of the subtle energies of life.”
Amit Ray, Yoga and Vipassana: An Integrated Life Style

“Exercises are like prose, whereas yoga is the poetry of movements.”
Amit Ray, Yoga and Vipassana: An Integrated Life Style

“Compassion is all inclusive. Compassion knows no boundaries. Compassion comes with awareness, and awareness breaks all narrow territories.”
Amit Ray, Nonviolence: The Transforming Power

“The more you treat your body and the cells as intelligent being the more you will be sharp, quick, competent, and fulfilled.”
Amit Ray, Yoga The Science of Well-Being – Yoga Quotes

“Yoga is establishing an harmonious connection to your inner world with outer world.”
Amit Ray, Yoga The Science of Well-Being

inspirational yoga quotes

“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, The Wisdom of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras: A New Translation and Guide by Ravi Ravindra

“Micro meditations should be performed with very little activity. These practices should not be associated with any goal, concept or belief.”
Amit Ray, Yoga and Vipassana: An Integrated Life Style

“There’s a limit to my patience with anything that smacks of metaphysics. I squirm at the mention of “mind expansion” or “warm healing energy.” I don’t like drum circles, public nudity or strangers touching my feet.”
Koren Zailckas, Fury: A Memoir

“A balanced inner calmness radiates from a peaceful centre. It neither craves others’ approval nor rejects others’ presence. It neither pulls towards nor pushes away. It has a reverent attitude towards life and all its inhabitants.”
Donna Goddard, The Love of Devotion

“Joy is found when you focus your energy on improving human dignity, human capacity and human values.”
Amit Ray, Yoga The Science of Well-Being

“Life is a living flute, yoga is the art of creating melody and rhythm in it.”
Amit Ray, Yoga The Science of Well-Being

“Yoga exercises are the best connecting tools for unity, human dignity, health, equality, global peace and compassion.”
Amit Ray, Yoga The Science of Well-Being – Yoga Quotes

inspirational yoga quotes

“We do not learn for the benefit of anyone, we learn to unlearn ignorance.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

“When you blame, you open up a world of excuses, because as long as you’re looking outside, you miss the opportunity to look inside, and you continue to suffer.”
Donna Quesada, Buddha in the Classroom: Zen Wisdom to Inspire Teachers

“Kindness and awareness work together. Through awareness we understand the underlying beauty of everything and every being.”
Amit Ray, Nonviolence: The Transforming Power

“Everything is sorrow for the wise.”
Patanjali, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

“Courage is often associated with aggression, but instead should be seen as a willingness to act from the heart.”
Donna Quesada, Buddha in the Classroom: Zen Wisdom to Inspire Teachers

“Magic is not something supernatural, but part of the field dynamics of nature.”
John Myrdhin Reynolds, The Practice of Guru Yoga for Padmasambhava in the Nyingmapa

“Misery, like yoga, is not a competitive sport.”
Matt Haig, Reasons to Stay Alive – – Yoga Quotes

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“Every soul innately yearns for stillness, for a space, a garden where we can till, sow, reap, and rest, and by doing so come to a deeper sense of self and our place in the universe. Silence is not an absence but a presence. Not an emptiness but repletion A filling up.”
Anne D. LeClaire

“Compassion is the religion of the heart.”
Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati, The 11 Karmic Spaces: Choosing Freedom from the Patterns That Bind You

“Corpse Pose sounds like no big deal, right? Then what’s so difficult about this spiritualized snooze? Forget about getting your feet behind your head. Just try lying still for ten minutes. With nothing left to do, you’re finally forced to come face to face with yourself.”
Edward Vilga, Downward Dog

“That’s why it’s called a practice. We have to practice a practice if it is to be of value.”
Allan Lokos, Patience: The Art of Peaceful Living

“I had discovered something; there was a pleasure in becoming something new. You could will yourself into a fresh shape. Now all I had to do was figure out how to do it out there, in my life.”
Claire Dederer, Poser: My Life in Twenty-three Yoga Poses

“Yoga is an exact science in the form of poetry when we measure the flow of neurotransmitters in the brain.”
Amit Ray, Yoga The Science of Well-Being

“In our dreams we find the dreams of others and in other’s dreams we find ourselves. No will is separated from others and no dream is in itself isolated from the will of God.”
Robin Sacredfire

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“Don’t wait for a better world. Start now to create a world of harmony and peace. It is up to you, and it always has been. You may even find the solution at the end of your fork.”
Sharon Gannon, Yoga and Vegetarianism: The Path to Greater Health and Happiness

“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, The Yoga of Spiritual Devotion A Modern Translation of the Narada Bhakti Sutras

“Providence knows best.”
Michael Beloved – Yoga Quotes

“Teaching yoga itself is great karma yoga, because it reconnects people to the source.”
Amit Ray, Yoga The Science of Well-Being

“If we become aware that someone is sending thoughts of ill will in our direction, we do not argue with the apparent reality of malice. To do so would give it more substance. We remove the personal sense of ourself and the other person.”
Donna Goddard, The Love of Devotion

“You can’t stop the waves but you can learn to surf.”
Swami Satchitananda

“Woe to that seven months abortion who thinks to take advantage of the accidents of birth, and, mocking the call of duty, sneaks off to stare at a wall in China!”
Aleister Crowley, Eight Lectures on Yoga

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“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 – Yoga Quotes

“So what is a good meditator? A good meditator meditates.”
Allan Lokos, Patience: The Art of Peaceful Living

“The young should not think of themselves as immature and the elderly need not view themselves as feeble. Our minds control our bodies. Have no age, transcend both past and future, and enter into naka-ima—the “eternal present.”
H.E. Davey, Japanese Yoga: The Way of Dynamic Meditation

“Yoga is the process of eliminating pain – pain form the body, mind and the society.”
Amit Ray, Yoga The Science of Well-Being

“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, Downward Dog

“I’m often told that money and spirituality are different things from people that don’t have time to read spiritual books because they have to work for money.”
Robin Sacredfire

“Vibrate higher daily.”
Lalah Delia

yoga inspirational quotes

“It’s when I stand on my head that I see things the right way up.”
Anthony T. Hincks

“Meditation is a method-less act.”
Abhijit Naskar

“Kids meditate on things, the adults meditate on the self.”
Abhijit Naskar

“I practice yoga to become flexible so I can adjust and adapt harmoniously.”
Debasish Mridha

“Every day I stretch my body, mind, and soul so that stress may never touch me.”
Debasish Mridha – Yoga Quotes

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

“I closed my eyes and turned my face into the cold wind. When I felt it swept along my skin there was no past. No future. Just now.”
Nina Hrusa

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“The good news is that attachment is not an industrial strength glue that binds the mind to condition-based happiness. You can free your mind at any moment by simply letting go—simply relax the mind the way you would unclench your fist.”
Darren Main, The River of Wisdom: Reflections on Yoga, Meditation, and Mindful Living

“An advanced yoga practice has less to do with what happens when you roll out your mat and move through your practice and more to do with what happens when you roll up your mat and move through life.”
Darren Main, The River of Wisdom: Reflections on Yoga, Meditation, and Mindful Living

“If you live well, you will be shocked and surprised to see how, at the end of your life, it all turns out. But like any great novel, the clues have always been there and the plot twists and turns were hidden in plain sight.”
Darren Main, The River of Wisdom: Reflections on Yoga, Meditation, and Mindful Living

“Relationship with another is like gazing into a still pond. You will either see your own face reflected or the depth of the water, but never both at the same time.”
Darren Main, The River of Wisdom: Reflections on Yoga, Meditation, and Mindful Living

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

“One who can do transcedental meditation only will succeed in spirituality.”
Vibhoothi R Puthumana

“Yoga is a life discipline that involves adjusting and adapting the inner intricacy of nature with harmony and love.”
Debasish Mridha

“Using your body to free your mind. That’s the blessing bestowed by movement, by action.”
Marty Rubin – Yoga Quotes

“The ego mind is like a plant growing in a very small pot. While the pot may be attractive and ornate, its size doesn’t allow the plant to express its full potential.”
Darren Main, The River of Wisdom: Reflections on Yoga, Meditation, and Mindful Living

“At the root of all suffering, whether personal or societal, is the false perception of separation. Yoga, in all it forms, is the practice of healing the mind by joining together that which is perceived to be separate.”
Darren Main, The River of Wisdom: Reflections on Yoga, Meditation, and Mindful Living

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

“A prison cell, however tastefully decorated, is still a cage.”
Darren Main, The River of Wisdom: Reflections on Yoga, Meditation, and Mindful Living

“Like other animals, humans have the inherent ability to heal and find balance. We don’t need books, or teachers, or fancy diets. The answers we seek are encoded in our cells. While we have this innate ability to heal, purification is usually a prerequisite. That is why we do hatha yoga.”
Darren Main, The River of Wisdom: Reflections on Yoga, Meditation, and Mindful Living

“This morning after yoga, I laid in the grass and watched the white clouds go by as the Earth turned slowly, and it was the single most beautiful thing, that I started to cry.”
Erika B.

“Praying for peace is wonderful; meditations on loving kindness and compassion are sublime; acts of generosity and healing have the power to change the world. But when all three come together in a selfless act of devotion, miracles occur.”
Darren Main, The River of Wisdom: Reflections on Yoga, Meditation, and Mindful Living

“The problem is not the unhappiness and disappointment you feel at harvest time; the problem is the seeds you planted last spring.”
Darren Main, The River of Wisdom: Reflections on Yoga, Meditation, and Mindful Living

“Yoga may teach you how to reveal your inner joy and inner beauties that beautify this world.”
Debasish Mridha
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“Spiritual practice lives at the corner of self-respect and self-discipline.”
Darren Main, The River of Wisdom: Reflections on Yoga, Meditation, and Mindful Living

“Procrastination is the enemy of accomplishment—not simply because the
task you are avoiding fails to get done, but because all of your other goals and objectives get mired in the same sandpit as well.”
Darren Main, The River of Wisdom: Reflections on Yoga, Meditation, and Mindful Living

“Yoga heals the body. Love heals the mind, and meditation heals the soul.”
Debasish Mridha – Yoga Quotes

“Yoga gives you the freedom to choose, but it does not guarantee you will choose freedom.”
Darren Main, The River of Wisdom: Reflections on Yoga, Meditation, and Mindful Living

“The only place healing can occur, wisdom can be realized, compassion can be extended, and peace can be experienced, is the present moment.”
Darren Main, The River of Wisdom: Reflections on Yoga, Meditation, and Mindful Living

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“Rise up and lift your sword, peaceful warrior. Keep it strong and steady. You’ve already lived and fought a thousand battles, and you’re not here—again—to cower in fear and pain.”
Anne Clendening, Bent: How Yoga Saved My Ass – Yoga Quotes

“Forcing Your body into a yoga pose is like brushing your teeth with a wire brush. You may get rid of the plaque but gingivitis will be the least of your concerns.”
Darren Main, The River of Wisdom: Reflections on Yoga, Meditation, and Mindful Living

“Hell is indeed a fiery pit—but it’s not found in death, but rather in your stomach when you fail to speak your truth, live with integrity, or allow compassion to guide you.”
Darren Main, The River of Wisdom: Reflections on Yoga, Meditation, and Mindful Living

“Many look at the blessings in their lives—money, talent, love, abundance, and so on—and say, “I must be one of the chosen ones.”But the blessings in your life were not bestowed upon you to help you live a life of ease, but rather a life of service. You were chosen—chosen to serve.”
Darren Main, The River of Wisdom: Reflections on Yoga, Meditation, and Mindful Living

“Meditation alone cannot heal the world, but it can and does speed up the healing process.”
Darren Main, The River of Wisdom: Reflections on Yoga, Meditation, and Mindful Living

yoga inspirational quotes

“Gratitude is both a vaccine and an antidote for grief. Grief may be an inevitable fact of life, but gratitude has the power to transform the experience of grief from agonizing suffering to profound joy.”
Darren Main, The River of Wisdom: Reflections on Yoga, Meditation, and Mindful Living

“Sculpting the future and healing the past can only happen through mindful action in the present moment.”
Darren Main, The River of Wisdom: Reflections on Yoga, Meditation, and Mindful Living

“True power—not to be confused with worldly power—is found at that beautiful and sacred spot where will and surrender merge into an unstoppable force.”
Darren Main, The River of Wisdom: Reflections on Yoga, Meditation, and Mindful Living

“The narrow edge between comfort and discomfort is to a yogi what a grain of sand is to an oyster.”
Darren Main, The River of Wisdom: Reflections on Yoga, Meditation, and Mindful Living

“The great paradox of life is that to fully live, we must let a piece of ourselves die.”
Darren Main, The River of Wisdom: Reflections on Yoga, Meditation, and Mindful Living

“Standing at the end of a diving board looking at the water never made the water warmer, but it will make taking the plunge unnecessarily hard.”
Darren Main, The River of Wisdom: Reflections on Yoga, Meditation, and Mindful Living – Yoga Quotes

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