Yoga Inspiration Quotes

Yoga Inspiration Quotes by Patanjali, Rajneesh, Rodney Yee, Amit Ray, Annie Besant, B.K.S. Iyengar and many others.

Yoga is the practice of quieting the mind.

Yoga is the practice of quieting the mind.
Patanjali
Don’t move the way fear makes you move. Move the way love makes you move. Move the way joy makes you move.
Rajneesh
Yoga is the cessation of the movements of the mind. Then there is abiding in the Seer’s own form.
Patanjali
The most important pieces of equipment you need for doing yoga are your body and your mind.
Rodney Yee
Exercises are like prose, whereas yoga is the poetry of movements.
Amit Ray
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
Yoga is a science, and not a vague dreamy drifting or imagining.
Annie Besant
Remember the emphasis on the heart. the mind lives in doubt and the heart lives in trust. When you trust, suddenly you become centered.
Rajneesh
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
I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Maya Angelou
Crying is one of the highest devotional songs. One who knows crying, knows spiritual practice
Kripalvananda
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, 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.
B.K.S. Iyengar
It is through the alignment of the body that I discovered the alignment of my mind, self, and intelligence.
B.K.S. Iyengar
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
People will never forget how you made them feel.
Maya Angelou
Move, but don’t move the way fear makes you move.
Rumi
Spirituality is not some external goal that one must seek, but a part of the divine core of each of us, which we must reveal.
B.K.S. Iyengar
Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become your actions. Watch your actions, they become habits. Watch your habits, they become character. Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.
Frank Jackson
The sun shines down, and its image reflects in a thousand different pots filled with water. The reflections are many, but they are each reflecting the same sun. Similarly, when we come to know who we truly are, we will see ourselves in all people.
Mata Amritanandamayi
In meditation and in our daily lives there are three qualities that we can nurture, cultivate, and bring out. We already possess these, but they can be ripened: precision, gentleness, and the ability to let go.
Pema Chodron
Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habit.
Laozi
In theory, practice and theory are the same, but in practice they are different.
Larry McVoy
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
Healthy plants and trees yield abundant flowers and fruits. Similarly, from a healthy person, smiles and happiness shine forth like the rays of the sun.
B.K.S. Iyengar
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
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.
K. Pattabhi Jois
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
Have only love in your heart for others. The more you see the good in them, the more you will establish good in yourself.
Paramahansa Yogananda
The quality of our breath expresses our inner feelings.
T. K. V. Desikachar
Yoga is a way to freedom. By its constant practice, we can free ourselves from fear, anguish and loneliness.
Indra Devi
Your hand opens and closes, opens and closes. If it were always a fist or always stretched open, you would be paralysed. Your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expanding, the two as beautifully balanced and coordinated as birds’ wings.
Rumi
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
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
Do your practice and all is coming.
K. Pattabhi Jois
Your hand opens and closes and opens and closes. If it were always a fist or always stretched open, you would be paralyzed.
Rumi
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
The body is your temple. Keep it pure and clean for the soul to reside in.
B.K.S. Iyengar
Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.
Rumi