112 Inspirational Yoga Quotes To Revitalize Your Practice

No matter how much we value the benefits of Yoga, it is sometimes really difficult to find the inspiration to step on the mat and get started. We have chosen 112 inspirational Yoga quotes to help you find the inspiration and get back into the swing of Yoga.

Scroll through these quotes to see what resonates for you. Find one or two that have a special meaning for you. You even might find it useful to write down the quote(s) and take some time to think or journal about it, or build it into your Yoga meditation. Does it make a difference to your inspiration and motivation? If not, chose another inspirational Yoga quote and test it out on yourself.

112 Inspirational Yoga Quotes

  1. “Yoga. Quiet your mind. Free your body”
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2. “Just Breathe.” – Every Yogi

3. “Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.” – Bhagavad Gita

4. “Yoga began with the first person wanting to be healthy and happy all the time.” – Sri Swami Satchidananda, The Yoga Sutras

5. “Yoga is the space where flower blossoms.” – Amit Ray

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6. “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” – Chinese Proverb

7. “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

8. “Yoga adds years to your life and life to your years.” – Alan Finger

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9. “It is important not to abandon the practice of yoga because we believe it is driven by the wrong motivation. The practice of yoga itself transforms. Yoga has a magical quality.” – Ravi Ravindra

10 “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Mark Twain

11. “Yoga exists in the world because everything is linked.” – T. K. V. Desikachar

12. “True yoga is not about the shape of your body, but the shape of your life.” – Aadil Palkhivala

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13.“When in doubt, do Yoga” – Anonymous

14. “The pose begins when you want to leave it.” – B.K.S Iyengar

15. “Yoga is not for the flexible. It’s for the willing.” – Anonymous

16. “Yoga is a light, which once lit will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter your flame.” – B.K.S. Iyengar

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17. “The asanas are useful maps to explore yourself, but they are not the territory.” – Donna Farhi

18. “If we have the attitude that it’s going to be a great day it usually is.” – Catherine Pulsifier

19. Yoga does not transform the way we see things, it transforms the person who sees. – B.K.S. Iyengar

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20. “Yoga is about clearing away whatever is in us that prevents our living in the most full and whole way.” -Cybele Tomlinson

21. “Yoga is a way of moving into stillness in order to experience the truth of who you are.” – Erich Schiffman

22. “Impossible is just an opinion.” – Paulo Coelho

When Yoga seems impossible

23. “When life is foggy, the path is unclear and the mind is dull, remember your breath. It has the power to give you the peace. It has the power to resolve the unsolved equations of life.” – Amit Ray

24. “Yoga is a vision that excludes nothing from its practice” – Bhagavad Gita

25. “Yoga is the practice of quieting the mind.” – Patanjali

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26. “The most important pieces of equipment you need for doing Yoga are your body and your mind.” – Rodney Yee

27. “Never too late, never too bad and never too old or too sick to start from scratch once again.”- Bikram Choudhury

28. “Yoga is invigoration in relaxation. Freedom in routine. Confidence through self-control. Energy within and energy without.” – Ymber Delecto

29. “Yoga is an inner experience¬ – a workIN within a workOUT.” – A. G. Mohan

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30. “Let us accept all the different paths as different rivers running toward the same ocean.” – Swami Satchidananda

31. “There’s no pose that you can’t begin to break down and try to do.” – Jason Crandell

32. “Yoga is the only exercise in the world you can do at any age. There is always some posture that will improve your health, mind and soul.”- Bikram Choudhury

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33. “Yoga is the process of eliminating pain – pain form the body, mind and the society.” – Amit Ray

34. “In truth, Yoga doesn’t take time it gives time” – Ganga White

35. “The life of a Yogi is to manifest a beautiful and wonderfully blissful tomorrow.” – Yogi Bhajan

36. “It’s not about being good at something. It’s about being good to yourself.” – Yogi Malik

Quote about a good life

37. “Magic is believing in yourself. If you can make that happen, you can make anything happen.” – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

38. “Yoga is the practice of tolerating the consequences of being yourself.” – Bhagavad Gita

39. “Life is not a battle to win but a melody to sing.” – Amit Ray

Quote about life

40. “The meaning of yoga is connection of mind, body and spirit. If you have a bad telecommunication system, your body gets sick. Yoga helps fix that.”- Bikram Choudhury

41. “To perform every action artfully is Yoga” – Swami Kripalu

42. “Yoga is the only exercise on this planet from which you gain energy instead of burning energy.”- Bikram Choudhury

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43. “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Gandhi

44. “Yoga makes you harmonious with nature and teaches you to be joyfully curious about your inner world.” – Debasish Mridha

45. “Yoga is not about self-improvement, it’s about self-acceptance.” – Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa

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46. “Yoga allows you to rediscover a sense of wholeness in your life, where you do not feel like you are constantly trying to fit broken pieces together.” – B.K.S. Iyengar

47. “When the light comes from within, balance is inevitable.” – Amy Jirsa

48. “Yoga is a way of getting totally drunk – not on alcohol but on life. You know, they call it divine.” – Sadhguru

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49. “The real pleasure, the real peace, the real enlightenment is to give. The more you give the more you get. If you give 10, you get 100.” – Bikram Choudhury

50. “Yoga teaches is to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be changed.” – B.K.S. Iyengar

51. “One day or day one. You decide.” – Unknown

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52. “I have often said that yoga is meditation and meditation is yoga.” – B.K.S. Iyengar

53. “The very heart of yoga practice is ‘abyhasa’ – steady effort in the direction you want to go.” – Sally Kempton

54. “Yoga means addition – the addition of energy, strength, and beauty to body, mind and soul.” – Amit Ray

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55. “Negative attitude is nine times more powerful than positive attitude.” – Bikram Choudhury

56. “The yoga pose is not the goal. Becoming flexible is not the goal. Standing on your hands is not the goal. The goal is serenity. Balance. Truly finding peace in your own skin.” – Rachel Brathen, Yoga Girl

57. Yoga is 99% practice and 1% theory.” – Sri K. Pattabhi Jois

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58. “Travel light, live light, spread the light, be the light.” -Yogi Bhajan

59. “Yoga philosophy believes that we each must face certain obstacles along our path.” – Kino McGregor

60. “Yoga teaches you how to listen to your body.”- Mariel Hemingway

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61. “Every moment is a fresh beginning.” – T.S. Eliot

62. “Goodbye blue Monday.” – Kurt Vonnegut

63. “Calming the mind is yoga. Not just standing on the head.” – Swami Satchidananda

Inspiration to calm your mind with Yoga

64. “I bend so that I don’t break.” ~ unknown

65. “Anyone can practice. Young man can practice. Old man can practice. Very old man can practice. Man who is sick, he can practice. Man who doesn’t have any strength can practice. Except lazy people; lazy people can’t practice.” – Sri K. Pattabhi Jois

66. “Yoga is the golden key that unlocks the door to peace, tranquility, and joy.” – B.K.S. Iyengar

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67. “In our uniquely human capacity of connecting movement with breath and spiritual meaning, Yoga is born.” – Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa

68. “Yoga is a balanced equation between stiffness and mobility, flexibility and strength.” – Jason Crandell

69. “Yoga is the fountain of youth. You’re only as young as your spine is flexible.” – Bob Harper

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70. “Yesterday I was clever so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise so I am changing myself.” – Rumi

71. “I have often said that yoga is meditation and meditation is yoga.” – B.K.S. Iyengar

72. “The true purpose of yoga is to discover that aspect of your being that can never be lost.” – Deepak Chopra

Quote on the purpose on yoga

73. “The inspiration you seek is already inside you, be silent and listen.” – Rumi

74. “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

75. “The attitude of gratitude is the highest yoga.” – Yogi Bhajan

Quote on attitude in Yoga

76. “It doesn’t matter what it looks like; it matters what it feels like.” – Bryan Kest

77. “Yoga is clear, discerning, totally voluntary, dynamic participation in one’s life.” – Bhagavad Gita

78. “It’s not your history but your presence on the mat that matters.” – Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois

79. “We all want happiness, and Yoga is the way for that needed happiness factor in life.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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80. “Most people have no idea how good their body is designed to feel.” – Kevin Trudeau

81. “Yoga allows you to find a new kind of freedom that you may not have known even existed.” – B.K.S. Iyengar

82. “Yoga is a mirror to look at ourselves from within.”

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83. “What you think, you become.” – Buddha

84. “Yoga takes you into the present moment, the only place where life exists.”- Patanjali

85. “Yoga is a powerful tool for liberating ourselves from unwanted, ingrained patterns.” – B.K.S. Iyengar

86. “Yoga is the perfect opportunity to be curious about who you are.” –Jason Crandell

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87. “My Yoga practice made me sure – made me know in my bones, that my body was a powerful, good and safe place to be.” – Amber Karnes

88. “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing. That’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar

89. “Do not feel lonely. The entire universe is inside of you.” –Rumi

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90. “A mind free from all disturbances is yoga.” – Patanjali

91. “I was looking for someone to inspire me, motivate me, support me, keep me focused… Someone who would love me, cherish me, make me happy, and I realized all along that I was looking for myself.” –Unknown

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

93. “Practice and all is coming.” – Sri K. Pattabhi Jois

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94. “The quality of our breath expresses our inner feeling.” – T.K.V Desikachar

95. “You have to understand the purpose of life. The purpose of life is to do something which will live forever.” – Yogi Bhajan

96. “The nature of yoga is to shine the light of awareness into the darkest corners of the body.” – Jason Crandell

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97. “Yoga is not about touching your toes, it is what you learn on the way down.” – Jigar Gor

98. “Whatever you do in life, Yoga show you how to do it better.” – Chuck Miller

99. “The best time to practice Yoga is when you don’t have the time for it” – Unknown

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100. “The body benefits from movement and the mind benefits from stillness” – Sakyong Mipham

101. “Don’t move the way fear makes you move. Move the way love makes you move. Move the way joy makes you move.” – Osho

102. “Remember it does not matter how deep into a posture you go. What does matter is who you are when you get there.” – Max Storm

103. “Yoga is essentially a practice for your soul, working through the medium of your body.” – Tara Fraser

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104. “Here and now is where yoga begins” – The Yoga Sutras

105. “Yoga is invigoration in relaxation. Freedom in routine. Confidence through self-control. Energy within and energy without.” – Ymber Delecto

106. “Yoga begins right where I am – not where I was yesterday or where I long to be.” – Linda Sparrowe

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107. “Yoga is a light that will never dim, the better your practice, the brighter your flame.” – B.K.S Iyengar

108. “Yoga is your mind control capacity.” Sri K. Pattabhi Jois

109. “It’s not your history but you presence on your mat that matters.” – Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois

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110. “Change only happens in the present moment. The past is already done. The future is just energy and intention.” – Kino MacGregor

111. “Yoga is the practice of tolerating the consequences of being yourself.” – Bhagavad Gita

112. “The yoga pose you avoid the most is the one you need the most.” – Anonymous

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We hope you have found a few gems under these inspirational yoga quotes – enough to give your practice a boost.

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