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100 Best Yoga Quotes That Will Change Your Life

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Yoga has always been a popular exercise that helps people to relax and de-stress. The poses and breathing exercises are beneficial for both physical and mental health, and there are tons of inspiring quotes about yoga that can be used as motivation.

In this blog, we’ve collected 100 of the best yoga quotes that will help you to stay motivated and inspired while practicing this ancient art. These 100 best yoga quotes include yoga inspirational quotes, funny yoga quotes, yoga love quotes, quotes for a yoga class, quotes about yoga poses, yoga life quotes, yoga teacher quotes, yoga motivational quotes, and whatnot!

With so many quotes to choose from, you’re sure to find inspiration and motivation in the words of some of the world’s most renowned yogis. From simple reminders to finding meaning in your practice, these quotes will help you take your yoga practice to the next level. So dive in and read away!

Best Yoga Quotes

Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.

The Bhagavad Gita

The pose begins when you want to leave it.

You cannot always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside.

Be where you are, not where you think you should be.

Just breathe.

The longest journey of any person is the journey inward.

It’s not about being good at something. It’s about being good to yourself.

Inhale the future, exhale the past.

Yoga is the ultimate practice. It simultaneously stimulates our inner light and quiets our overactive minds. It is both energy and rest. Yin and Yang. We feel the burn and find our bliss.

Elise Joan

Yoga begins with listening. When we listen, we are giving space to what is.

Richard Freeman
Empower Yoga Quote
Empower Yoga Quote

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 is a light, which once lit will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter your flame.

B.K.S. Iyengar

There is always room for change, but you have to be open to that change.

Kathryn Budig

Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Yoga is the stilling of the changing states of the mind.


Yoga is a way of moving into stillness in order to experience the truth of who you are.

Erich Schiffmann

Mindfulness helps you go home to the present. And every time you go there and recognize a condition of happiness that you have, happiness comes.

Thich Nhat Hanh

When you are self-conscious you are really showing symptoms that you don’t know who you are. Your very self-consciousness indicates that you have not come home yet.


You may not be able to control the whole world, but you may learn to control your inner world through yoga.

Debasish Mridha

Doing anything with attention to how you feel is doing yoga.

Jean Couch
Meditation Yoga Quote
Meditation Yoga Quote

A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it. It just blooms.

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

If you seek peace, be still. If you seek wisdom, be silent. If you seek love, be yourself.

Becca Lee

To the degree that we look clearly and compassionately at ourselves, we feel confident and fearless about looking into someone else’s eyes.

Pema Chödrön

Yoga exists in the world because everything is linked.


The body benefits from movement, and the mind benefits from stillness.

Sakyong Mipham

Yoga does not transform the way we see things, it transforms the person who sees.

B.K.S. Iyengar

Stay focused on the root that is breathing.

Yoga takes you into the present moment. The only place where life exists.


When the breath control is correct, mind control is possible.

Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois
Deep Breath
Deep Breath Yoga Quotes

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

Yoga is only good for you.

Yoga is the stilling of the changing states of the mind.

Patanjali, The Yoga Sutras

Yoga reveals to you the beauty of mindfulness and takes you into the essence of an endless present moment.

Debasish Mridha

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.


Happiness is a choice.

Through sustained focus and meditation on our patterns, habits, and conditioning, we gain knowledge and understanding of our past and how we can change the patterns that aren’t serving us to live more freely and fully.

Yoga Sutra

If you don’t like where you are move. You are not a tree.

Yoga is not a religion. It is a science, science of well-being, the science of youthfulness, the science of integrating body, mind, and soul.

Amit Ray

Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths.

Etty Hittlesum
Relax Yoga Quote
Relax Yoga Quote

When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others.

Peace Pilgrim

Change is not only inevitable, but always happening. When you truly embrace this concept of change being constant, the only thing left to do is grow, detach, venture inwards, touch the spirit and find your source — the one responsible for keeping you grounded through the ever-changing seasons of life.

Peace Pilgrim

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

Inner peace begins the moment you choose not to allow another person or event to control your emotions.

Pema Chodron

The body benefits from movement, and the mind benefits from stillness.

Sakyong Mipham

There will always be people who can do it better than you, but that’s a good thing! Start to see competition as inspiration — without envy.

Kathryn Budig

Once you’re in touch with the life force around us, it’s natural to want to help keep it around.

Adi Carter

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.

Henry David Thoreau

The best thing you could do is master the chaos in you. You are not thrown into the fire, you are the fire.

Mama Indigo

The very heart of yoga practice is abhyasa – steady effort in the direction you want to go.

Sally Kempton
Breath Yoga Quote
Breath Yoga Quote

Close your eyes and imagine the best version of you possible. That’s who you really are. Let go of any part of you that doesn’t believe it.

C. Assaad

Yoga is not about touching your toes, it’s about what you learn on the way down.

Jigar Gor

Meditation is a way for nourishing and blossoming the divinity within you.

Amit Ray

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

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.

Rolf Gates

To perform every action artfully is yoga.

Swami Kripalu

Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.


One of the fundamental principles of yoga a small action done repeatedly can make an enormous difference.

Dr. Timothy McCall

Remember the emphasis on the heart. The mind lives in doubt and the heart lives in trust. When you trust, suddenly you become centered.


The nature of yoga is to shine the light of awareness into the darkest corners of the body.

Jason Crandell
Strength Yoga Quote
Strength Yoga Quote

Yoga begins with listening. When we listen, we are giving space to what is

Move your joints every day. You have to find your own tricks. Bury your mind deep in your heart, and watch the body move by itself.

Sri Dharma Mittra

The yoga pose you avoid the most you need the most.


I think it’s interesting that the opposite of being active in yoga is not being passive. It’s being receptive.

Cyndi Lee

I bend so I don’t break.


Yoga is a powerful natural state that can inspire you in many ways.

just enjoy yourself. For many years I mistook discipline as ambition. Now I believe it to be more about consistency. Do get on the mat. Practice and life are not that different.

Judith Hanson Lasater

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

Yoga. Because punching people is frowned upon.


Do we have the focus, skill, and attunement to find the still point within it all

Shiva Rea
Inspire Yoga Quote
Inspire Yoga Quote

Yoga is not about self-improvement. It’s about self-acceptance.

Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa

Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.

The Bhagavad Gita

The soul is here for its own joy.


The attitude of gratitude is the highest yoga.

Yogi Bhajan

Yoga adds years to your life and life to your years.

Alan Finger

Yoga is essentially a practice for your soul, working through the medium of your body.

Tara Fraser

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


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

Yoga begins right where I am—not where I was yesterday or where I long to be.

Linda Sparrowe

Yoga is the fountain of youth. You’re only as young as your spine is flexible.

Bob Harper
Self Love Yoga Quote
Self Love Yoga Quote

You’re only one yoga class away from a good mood.


Yoga is the practice of quieting your mind.

Patanjali, author of The Yoga Sutras

Yoga is essentially a practice for your soul, working through the medium of your body.

Tara Fraser, yoga teacher and author

It doesn’t matter how deep into a posture you go—what does matter is who you are when you get there.

Max Storm, breathing teacher, speaker, and author

You spend so much time in your head in life. And what yoga does is, it asks you to allow your head to be quiet, to allow it to be still, just for an hour and a half. Just deal with your body and your breath.


Just know what is happening in your mind not happy or sad about it, not attached. If you suffer, see it, know it and be empty.

Yoga is not about self-improvement, it’s about self-acceptance.

Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa

“Yoga is path of Flowering, Yoga is path of Purification, Yoga is self Realization, Yoga is joy of Being Yourself, Yoga is Ocean of Bliss.”

The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.


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

Happy Yoga Quote
Happy Yoga Quote

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

I do yoga so that I can stay flexible enough to kick my own arse if necessary.

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

I meditate so that I can sit and inundate my entire being with the omnipotent power of peace.

Sri Chinmoy

Within you, there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat any time and be yourself.

Hermann Hesse

Yoga is a way of getting totally drunk – not on alcohol but on Life. You know, they call it divine.


I think it’s interesting that the opposite of being active in yoga is not being passive. It’s being receptive.

Cyndi Lee

Learning to be present with yourself and to abide in that which is steady and comfortable does not allow space for self-judgment. When you live this way, you are practicing yoga: you are living fully.

Judith Hanson

Yoga Heals the soul

Letting go is the hardest asana.

Inhale Yoga Quote
Inhale Yoga Quote

That’s it for now. Stay tuned for more amazing quotes about yoga that will completely support your practice of the discipline.

These quotes can change how you approach this art in life and make you a better practitioner. The only thing left to do is to dive into the mind and soul of every one of these inspirational people and begin practicing what they preach.

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Doing anything with attention to how you feel is doing yoga. — Jean Couch
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