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I love yoga and I have been practising yoga on and off for the last 20 years. I wish I would be motivated enough to do yoga practice every morning. So as I did the research for good morning quotes to make my mornings better I decided to search Yoga Quotes to inspire myself and maybe some of you to do more Yoga and more Meditations as this makes us better and happier people.

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Whenever you practise Yoga in home or Yoga studio enjoy and share these Inspiring Yoga Quotes

While on a quotation roll, here are links to my collections of beautiful quotations about adventurerainbowsrain and rivers and travel quotes – do check them all out and enjoy some new angles on our beautiful world.

My favorite Yoga Quote

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

Short Yoga Quotes

In truthyoga doesn’t take time, it gives time.” ― Ganga White

“Here and now is where yoga begins”  ― The Yoga Sutras

”The attitude of gratitude is the highest yoga” ― Yogi Bhajan

”Travel light, live light, spread the light, be the light.” ― Yogi Bhajan

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

”To perform every action artfully is yoga.” – Swami Kripalu

 ”Body is not stiff. Mind is stiff.”― Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois

 “What you think, you become.” ― Buddha

”Calming the mind is yoga. Not just standing on the head.” ― Swami Satchidananda 

”Yoga teaches you how to listen to your body.” – Mariel Hemingway

”Yoga is the stilling of the changing states of the mind.”― Patanjali, The Yoga Sutras

”Yoga is the science of reality.”- Sushil Singh

“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.” ― Gautama Buddha

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

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Yoga Quotes of Unknown Origin

”Everyday is a great day for yoga!” — Anonymous

“Letting go is the hardest asana.” — Anonymous

”Yoga adds years to your life, and life to your years.” — Anonymous

”Life’s too fast…Slow down and do yoga.” — Anonymous

“I bend so I don’t break.” — Anonymous

”The yoga pose you avoid the most you need the most.” — Anonymous

“Inhale the future. Exhale the past.” ― Unknown

 “Yoga is a mirror to look at ourselves from within” — Anonymous

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

”Yoga happens beyond the mat, anything you do with attention to how you feel is doing yoga.”

”It’s not about being good at something, it’s about being good to yourself”

”The study of asana is not about mastering posture. It’s about using posture to understand and transform yourself.”

”It doesn’t matter if things aren’t perfect. My practice is my time to feel alive, loved and free.”

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

”Yoga is the artwork of awareness on the canvas of body, mind, and soul.”

Clever Yoga Captions

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

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

“If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place” – Eckhart Tolle

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

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. — Lao Tzu

“Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.” — The Bhagavad Gita

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

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

“The body benefits from movement, and the mind benefits from stillness.” — Sakyong Mipham

“Yoga begins with listening. When we listen, we are giving space to what is.” — Richard Freeman

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

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

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

”Yoga is invigoration in relaxation, freedom in routine, confidence through self-control, energy within and energy without.” – Ymber Delecto

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Inspirational Yoga quotes by Sri B.K.S Iyengar Yoga

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

“I am standing on my own altar. The poses are my prayers” ― B.K.S. Iyengar   

“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

”Your body exists in the past and your mind exists in the future. In yoga, they come together in the present.” ― B.K.S.Iyengar

”The body is your temple. Keep it pure and clean for the soul to reside in.” ― B.K.S Iyengar 

“My body is my temple and asanas are my prayers.” ― Sri B.K.S. Iyengar

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

“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, Light on Life

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

”Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.”― Sri B.K.S. Iyengar

”It is through your body that you realize you are a spark of divinity.”― Sri B.K.S. Iyengar

Great yoga quotes by Amit Ray

Amit Ray is hope reading some of his quotes will inspire your practice

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

”Yoga is not just repetition of few postures, it is more about the exploration and discovery of the subtle energies of life” ― Amit Ray

”Yoga means addition. Addition of energy, strength and beauty to body, mind and soul.” ― Amit Ray 

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 purpose of karma yoga is to transcend the bondage of selfish genes through the service of others.” Amit Ray

Inspirational yoga quotes about meditations and mindfulness

”Meditation can help us embrace our worries, our fear, our anger; and that is very healing. We let our own natural capacity of healing do the work.” Thich Nhat Hanh

“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

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

”The gift of learning to meditate is the greatest gift you can give yourself in this lifetime.” ― Sogyal Rinpoche

“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.”- Patañjali

“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

 ”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

Yoga Quotes for Inspiration

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

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

“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

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

Your soul is your best friend. Treat it with care, nurture it with growth, feed it with love. – Ashourina Yalda

“That’s exactly how it is in yoga. The places where you have the most resistance are actually the places that are going to be the areas of the greatest liberation.”— Rodney Yee

“By embracing your mother wound as your yoga, you transform what has been a hindrance in your life into a teacher of the heart.” –Phillip Moffitt

“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.”

Long Yoga Quotes 

“True yoga is not about the shape of your body, but the shape of your life. Yoga is not to be performed; yoga is to be lived. Yoga doesn’t care about what you have been; yoga cares about the person you are becoming. Yoga is designed for a vast and profound purpose, and for it to be truly called yoga, its essence must be embodied.” — Aadil Palkhivala, Fire of Love

“…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

”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

“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

Various Yoga Quotes

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

”When the breath control is correct, mind control is possible.”― Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois

”Yoga begins with listening. When we listen, we are giving space to what is.” — Richard Freeman

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

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

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

”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

“Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you. Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion. Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.”― Rumi

“Balancing in yoga and life is a reflection of our inner state.” ― Shiva Rea

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

”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

”It would be a shame to lose the precious jewel of liberation in the mud of ignorant body building.”― Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois

”For those wounded by civilization, yoga is the most healing salve.”- T. Guillemets

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

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Ania James

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