91 Yoga Quotes About Strength, Happiness & Balance

The International Yoga day is celebrated on 21 June every year since 2015 across the countries. People around the globe have realized the benefits of Yoga. Yoga is dated back to 5000 years in India, where people practiced it for physical, mental, spiritual and disciplined thoughts. People have experienced great reforms by just practicing 5 minutes yoga every day. The best part of Yoga is it is not associated with any religion, cast or creed. It is practiced across the world for mental peace and meditation. These Yoga quotes will bring you to reality and define the importance of meditation and concentration.

  1. “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
  2. “Yoga is a way to freedom. By its constant practice, we can free ourselves from fear, anguish and loneliness.” – Indra Devi
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  4. “Yoga is almost like music in a way; there’s no end to it.” – Sting
  5. “Inhale the future, exhale the past.” – Anonymous, yoga quotes inspiration
  6. “A photographer gets people to pose for him. A yoga instructor gets people to pose for themselves.” – T. Guillemets
  7. “By embracing your mother wound as your yoga, you transform what has been a hindrance in your life into a teacher of the heart.” – Phillip Moffitt
  8. “Yoga is 99% practice and 1% theory.” – Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois
  9. “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
  10. “You cannot always control what goes on outside.But you can always control what goes on inside.” – Wayne Dyer
  11. “Yoga is invigoration in relaxation. Freedom in routine. Confidence through self control. Energy within and energy without.” – Ymber Delecto
  12. “Concentrating on poses clears the mind, while focusing on the breath helps the body shift out of fight or flight mode.” – Melanie Haiken,  yoga quotes about breath
  13. “The most important pieces of equipment you need for doing yoga are your body and your mind.” – Rodney Yee
  14. “Yoga has a sly, clever way of short circuiting the mental patterns that cause anxiety.”-  Baxter Bell
  15. “Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.” – B.K.S. Iyengar
  16. “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
  17. “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, yoga quotes about peace
  18. “When you inhale, you are taking the strength from God. When you exhale, it represents the service you are giving to the world.” – B.K.S. Iyengar
  19. “The yoga mat is a good place to turn when talk therapy and antidepressants aren’t enough.” – Amy Weintraub
  20. “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
  21. “For me, yoga is not just a workout – it’s about working on yourself.” – Mary Glover
  22. “This world is your body. This world is a great school; This world is your silent teacher.” – Swami Sivananda
  23. “The ultimate goal of yoga is to always observe things accurately, and therefore never act in a way that will make us regret our actions later.” – T.K.V. Desikachar
  24. “Vogue and Self are putting out the message of yoginis as buff and perfect. If you start doing yoga for those reasons, fine. Most people get beyond that and see that it’s much, much more.” – Patricia Walden
  25. “When asked what gift he wanted for his birthday, the yogi replied: I wish no gifts, only presence.” – Anonymous
  26. “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,  yoga quotes balance
  27. “Anyone who practices can obtain success in yoga but not one who is lazy. Constant practice alone is the secret of success.” – Svatmarama
  28. “Yoga is the practice of quieting the mind.” – Patanjali
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  30. “Yoga is the perfect opportunity to be curious about who you are.” – Jason Crandell
  31. “Yoga accepts. Yoga gives.” – April Vallei
  32. “Mountain pose teaches us, literally, how to stand on our own two feet…. teaching us to root ourselves into the earth…. Our bodies become a connection between heaven and earth.” – Carol Krucoff
  33. “Yoga is a light, which once lit, will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter the flame.” – B.K.S. Iyengar
  34. “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, yoga quotes on love
  35. “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
  36. “For those wounded by civilization, yoga is the most healing salve.” – T. Guillemets
  37. “The body is your temple. Keep it pure and clean for the soul to reside in.” – B.K.S Iyengar
  38. “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
  39. “Yoga exists in the world because everything is linked.” – Desikashar
  40. “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 quotes by Osho
  41. “The meaning of our self is not to be found in its separateness from God and others, but in the ceaseless realization 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
  42. “This yoga should be practiced with firm determination and perseverance, without any mental reservation or doubts.” – Bhagavad Gita,  yoga quotes Bhagavad Gita
  43. “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
  44. “Yoga is the perfect opportunity to be curious about who you are.” – Jason Crandell, yoga quotes happiness
  45. “In Karma yoga no effort is ever lost, and there is no harm. Even a little practice of this discipline protects one from great fear of birth and death.” – Bhagavad Gita
  46. “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
  47. “Penetration of our mind is our goal, but in the beginning to set things in motion, there is no substitute for sweat.” – B. K. S. Iyengar
  48. “The practice of Yoga brings us face to face with the extraordinary complexity of our own being.” – Sri Aurobindo
  49. “Live in the present, forget the past. Give up hopes of future.” – Swami Sivananda, yoga quotes being present
  50. “What yoga philosophy and all the great Buddhist teachings tells us is that solidity is a creation of the ordinary mind and that there never was anything permanent to begin with that we could hold on to. Life would be much easier and substantially less painful if we lived with the knowledge of impermanence as the only constant.” – Donna Farhi
  51. “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
  52. “Beyond meditation there is the experience of now.” – Ryan Parenti
  53. “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
  54. “This yoga is not possible, for the one who eats too much, or who does not eat at all; who sleeps too much, or who keeps awake.” – Bhagavad Gita
  55. “The word yoga comes from Sanskrit, the language of ancient India. It means union, integration, or wholeness. It is an approach to health that promotes the harmonious collaboration of the human being’s three components: body, mind, and spirit.” – Stella Weller, yoga quotes health
  56. “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
  57. “Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in Eternal awareness or Pure consciousness without objectification, knowing without thinking, merging finitude in infinity.” – Swami Sivananda
  58. “Thus meditating you will no longer strive to build yourself up in your prejudices, but, forgetting self, you will remember only that you are seeking the Truth.” – James Allen
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  60.  “You may think that only you are a prisoner, but other people are also prisoners. You are in a small prison, but others are in the big prison outside. When will they be released? Think that you are a yogi and that you are pursuing your sadhana in this particular place and at this particular moment. Immediately you will experience great joy. If you change your understanding, you will be free in a minute.” – Baba Muktananda
  61. “Our raga/dveshas make us prisoners to the mental lenses through which we view the world. No matter what actually appears before us, our vision is always skewed, and as a result we suffer.” – Leonard Perlmutter
  62. “Yoga is the fountain of youth. You’re only as young as your spine is flexible.” – Bob Harper
  63. “Meditation brings wisdom; lack of mediation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what hold you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.” – Buddha, yoga quotes Buddha
  64. “The perennial wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita can teach us how to transform our character, conduct and consciousness to meet the challenges of everyday life.” – Leonard Perlmutter
  65. “Enormous possibilities for health and creativity are held captive by your likes and dislikes. Inspecting your desires and attachments to food and making choices intuitively with discrimination will make your spiritual practice and every other relationship more rewarding.” – Leonard Perlmutter
  66. “Letting go is the hardest asana.”- Anonymous, yoga quotes about change
  67. “Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.” – The Bhagavad Gita
  68. “Yoga Science teaches us to ‘include all and exclude none.’ If the outer guru, in the form of a person or experience, reflects the Truth and light of the inner guru, the advice is to be heeded and served in thought, word and deed. If a suggestion from the outer guru is not in harmony with the inner guru as reflected by the purified discrimination of buddhi, the advice is to be honored and lovingly rejected with gratitude—for your teacher has just taught you what not to do.” – Leonard Perlmutter
  69. “Just breathe.” – Anonymous
  70. “The very heart of yoga practice is abhyasa – steady effort in the direction you want to go” -Sally Kempton
  71. “Yoga is the stilling of the fluctuations of the mind.” – Anonymous
  72. “This calm steadiness of the senses is called yoga. Then one should become watchful, becomes yoga comes and go.” – Katha Upanishad

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  73. “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, yoga quotes about self love
  74. “OM – the sound of the universe.” – Anonymous
  75. ”Yoga is a dance between control and surrender – between pushing and letting go – and when to push and when to let go becomes part of the creative process, part of the open-ended exploration of your being.” – Joel Kramer
  76. “To perform every action artfully is yoga” – Swami Kripaivananda
  77. “Here and now is where yoga begins” – Yoga Sutra
  78. “Self-discipline, self-study, and devotion are yoga in the form of action” – Yoga Sutra II
  79. “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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  81. “The chakras are very intelligent – they are like the software of the whole computer body.” – Dharma Mittra
  82. “Do your practice and al One becomes firmly established in practice only after attending to it for a long time, without interruption and with an attitude of devotion.” ~ Yoga Sutra l is coming.” – Sri Pattabhi Jois
  83. “The attitude of gratitude is the highest yoga.” – Yogi Bhajan,  yoga quotes about gratitude
  84. “In the darkness, I am light.” – Anonymous
  85. “Put your heart, mind, intellect and soul even into your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.” – Swami Sivananda
  86. “Yoga takes you into the present moment, the only place where life exists.” – Anonymous, yoga quotes on life
  87. “In stillness all conflict must end.” – Phillip Urso
  88. “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
  89. “The quality of our breath expresses our inner feelings.” – T.K.V. Desikachar, yoga quotes breath
  90. “Make an attitude to be in gratitude, you will find the whole Universe will come to you.” – Yogi Bhajan
  91. “Breathe through it, and release anything that does not serve you.” – Anonymous, yoga quotes about growth

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