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20 Best Quotes About Yoga

Yogis often speak in ways that words are not required while in the practice. They are often silent and soft and do very little talking while instructing. Yet I find they have profound things to say when they are not practicing their discipline and self-enlightenment.

Change is not something that we should fear. Rather, it is something that we should welcome. For without change, nothing in this world would ever grow or blossom, and no one in this world would ever move forward to become the person they’re meant to be. BKS Iyengar

The very heart of yoga practice is abyhasa - steady effort in the direction you want to go. Sally Kempton

Yoga means addition - addition of energy, strength, and beauty to the body, mind and soul. Amit Ray

“A photographer gets people to pose for him. A yoga instructor gets people to pose for themselves.”

–T. Guillemets

Give this world good energy. Lauren Mac Yoga

“Yoga is not just repetition of few postures – it is more about the exploration and discovery of the subtle energies of life.”

–Amit Ray

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

-Kevin Trudeau

“When you listen to yourself, everything comes naturally. It comes from inside, like a kind of will to do something. Try to be sensitive. That is yoga.”

–Petri Räisänen

“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.”


Quiet your mind, free your body. BKS Lyengar

“Although yoga has its origins in ancient India, its methods and purposes are universal, relying not on cultural background, faith or deity, but simply on the individual. Yoga has become important in the lives of many contemporary Westerners, sometimes as a way of improving health and fitness of the body, but also as a means of personal and spiritual development.”

–Tara Fraser

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

–Bob Harper

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


Take care of your body, it’s the only place you have to live.”

-Jim Rohn

“All kidding aside, if everyone did yoga, we would have world peace.”

–Rory Freedman

“The future depends on what we do in the present.”

–Mahatma Gandhi

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


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


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

–Zen Shin

Yoga teaches you how to listen to your body.”

–Mariel Hemingway

Now that you’re feeling a little more zen, take a moment to sit with your thoughts. Whether you stretch or not is not important, the most important thing is to create peace inside of your mind.

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