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10 Yoga Quotes for Inspiration and Motivation

by Vicky Wilcox on Mar 01, 2023

10 Yoga Quotes for Inspiration and Motivation

Yoga can help us to explore our body, mind, and spirit. It invites us to move into poses that we may find challenging on our journey toward self-realization

10 Yoga Quotes to Inspire You

As a result of this exploration, yoga can help us feel more calm, energized, and present in our lives. The good news is there are many ways to experience yoga—with friends or alone; outdoors or indoors; at studios or in your living room—and you don’t have to be flexible (or even terribly coordinated) in order to enjoy its benefits!

“Yoga is the unifying art of transforming dharma into action, be it through inspired thought, properly nurturing our children, a painting, a kindness or an act of peace that forever moves humanity forward.” – Micheline Berry

Yoga is the unifying art of transforming dharma into action, be it through inspired thought, properly nurturing our children, a painting, a kindness or an act of peace that forever moves humanity forward.

Yoga helps us to live in the present moment because it teaches us to focus on our breathing rather than thoughts that are causing us stress or anxiety. When we’re able to stay focused on one thing at a time (like our breathing), then we’ll feel more relaxed and less stressed out overall.

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

Baron Baptiste is a beloved yoga teacher, author, and founder of the Om Yoga Center in Los Angeles. He’s been teaching for over 25 years and has written 12 books on yoga philosophy and practice. In this quote from his book “Take a Break from Your Thoughts,” he reminds us that we should stay in our poses until we are ready to leave them—no matter how challenging they might be. This is especially important if you’re working toward any sort of physical goal or improvement (like mastering handstands). It’s easy to push beyond your physical limits when you’re motivated by something specific like losing weight or getting stronger, but staying with a pose longer than feels comfortable increases your awareness of what’s happening in your body while also giving you time to process the sensations there. Staying with an uncomfortable feeling—even if it means just holding onto it rather than moving on—can help quiet the chatter between mind and body so that whatever arises next can be met with more ease

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

This quote is so true, especially when it comes to practicing yoga for the first time. There are so many different poses, each with its own variations, that it can be overwhelming to try and remember all of them at once. It’s much better if you focus on one pose at a time and then move on to another pose later on. This way, you’ll be able to remember every turn and rotation in your body while performing each pose effectively!

“A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.” – Bruce Lee

A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence. He never imposes his own ideas but rather encourages the pupil to think for himself. A teacher should be a guide who helps students discover themselves.

A good yoga instructor makes sure that you are aware of your own and other people’s limitations, but he does not impose them on you. A good yoga instructor has integrity and teaches in accordance with this integrity – which is based on humility, understanding, and compassion towards others.

A good yoga instructor teaches by example: they don’t need to tell their students how they should behave; they just show what it means to be a yogi by being one themselves!

“Yoga doesn’t care about what you have been; yoga cares about the person you are becoming. Yoga meets you where you are.” – Anonymous

Your yoga practice is a journey, and the best journeys are always unique. Yoga doesn’t care about what you have been; it cares about who you are becoming. Yoga meets you where you are at, not where it thinks you should be. You don’t need to be flexible or strong or even know how to balance on one foot (though these things can help). What matters most is that when someone asks how your practice is going, your answer rings true from deep within—and if there isn’t an “I” in “yoga,” then there certainly isn’t one in “practice.”

While most people start their yogic journey as beginners, this does not mean they must stay beginners for life. As with any other form of self-improvement, it’s possible to learn yoga at any age; what matters most is finding the right teacher and showing up consistently—and always remember: no two paths look alike!

“It’s not about touching your toes; it’s what you learn on the way down.” – Jigar Gor

This quote is great because it reminds us that we don’t need to be perfect at every single thing. It is OK to be a beginner, and it is also OK to fail—it doesn’t mean you’re a bad person or that you shouldn’t try again. Try your best, but even if it doesn’t work out the way you wanted, at least now you know how not to do something in the future!

“When your mind is still and you have forgotten your worries, that is when you are close to yoga.” – Anonymous

“When your mind is still and you have forgotten your worries, that is when you are close to yoga.” – Anonymous

This quote reminds us of the importance of stillness. The practice of yoga requires stillness in order to be effective, since many poses require us to hold a specific body position while we breathe deeply and listen with our bodies. Stillness also helps us become more aware of ourselves and our surroundings as well as how we feel at any given time. This can be extremely beneficial for those who struggle with anxiety or depression; it allows them to feel calmer and more comfortable in their own skin.

“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.” – BKS Iyengar

  • The body is like an instrument, the mind is like the player and your soul is the music.
  • Yoga is like music because it’s a combination of elements—the rhythm of your body, the melody of your mind and harmony of your soul—that create a symphony.
  • The way to create this symphony is by keeping everything in sync with each other. If you’re not in tune with yourself, then there will be no sound coming out! In order for you to hear yourself better then you need to make sure that all three parts are working together harmoniously.
  • This can be done through yoga which not only strengthens these areas but also teaches us how to calm our minds so we can play better music for ourselves and others around us!

“When we use our bodies to make shapes that open our heart and mind we can simply feel better because we’re doing something healthy for ourselves.” –Tara Stiles

Yoga is a great way to relieve stress and anxiety. It’s also an easy way to stay healthy, no matter your age or fitness level. That’s why this quote from yoga guru Tara Stiles perfectly sums up what yoga is all about: helping people live healthy lives, inside and out!


“Yoga is not about what you have been; it’s about the person you are becoming.” – Anonymous

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