YOGA QUOTES | 30+ Quotes on Stretching, Mindfulness & Yoga

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Quotes on yoga from practiced yogis and yoga enthusiasts to keep you motivated!

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“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, Yoga and Vipassana: An Integrated Life Style

“A little yoga goes a long way.”

Mary Richards

“The pose begins when you want to get out of it.”

Baron Baptiste

“That’s why it’s called a practice. We have to practice a practice if it is to be of value.”

Allan Lokos, Patience: The Art of Peaceful Living

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

Etty Hillesum

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

Bob Harper

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

Debasish Mridha

“Preparation teaches me that we bend so we do not break, and that gravity is a field, not a force. I am vibration”

Leo Lourdes, A World of Yoga: 700 Asanas for Mindfulness and Well-Being

“Everything is a reflection of the condition of your own heart … And so looking at the world is like looking in a funny kind of mirror”

Michael Roach, How Yoga Works

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

Erich Schiffmann

“Let your practice be a celebration of life”

Seido lee deBarros

“It is only when the mind is free from the old that it meets everything anew, and in that there is joy.”

Jiddu Krishnamurti

“Exercises are like prose, whereas yoga is the poetry of movements. Once you understand the grammar of yoga; you can write your poetry of movements.”

Amit Ray, Yoga and Vipassana: An Integrated Life Style

“Yoga means subtraction – subtraction of negative energy, weakness, and fatigue from body, mind, and soul.”

Dipti Dhakul

“Every soul innately yearns for stillness, for a space, a garden where we can till, sow, reap, and rest, and by doing so come to a deeper sense of self and our place in the universe. Silence is not an absence but a presence. Not an emptiness but repletion A filling up.”

Anne LeClaire

“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

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

Amit Ray, Meditation: Insights and Inspirations

“Yoga is often referred to as a moving meditation. In yoga, one goes deeply inward, connecting with the Divine while simultaneously moving the body in a beneficial and life-enhancing way. One does not force the pose or fall asleep. It is awake, reverent attention.”

Donna Goddard, The Love of Being Loving

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

Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa

“Body practice is the root of spiritual practice. When we calm the body, the mind can expand without limit.”

Kenneth S. Cohen, The Way of Qigong: The Art and Science of Chinese Energy Healing

“Yoga is about clearing away whatever is in us that prevents our living in the most full and whole way. With yoga, we become aware of how and where we are restricted — in body, mind, and heart — and how gradually to open and release these blockages. As these blockages are cleared, our energy is freed. We start to feel more harmonious, more at one with ourselves. Our lives begin to flow — or we begin to flow more in our lives.”

Cybele Tomlinson

“Yoga is the art work of awareness on the canvas of body, mind, and soul.”

Amit Ray, Yoga and Vipassana: An Integrated Life Style

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

Rory Freedman

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

Richard Freeman

“Balancing in yoga and life is a reflection of our inner state. Can we dance with change? Can we fall and try again with playfulness? Do we have the focus, skill, and attunement to find the still point within it all?”

Shiva Rea

“Yoga is the space where flower blossoms.”

Amit Ray, Yoga The Science of Well-Being

“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 is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.”

The Bhagavad Gita

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

Amit Ray, Yoga The Science of Well-Being

“Consolidation of my mind, body, and spirit occurs when I learn to surrender to the present moment”

Leo Lourdes

“Go from a human being doing yoga to a human being yoga.”

Baron Baptiste

“I experience rejuvenation when I accept that my home truly resides within me, so every place I visit is an extension of this assurance”

Leo Lourdes, A World of Yoga: 700 Asanas for Mindfulness and Well-Being

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

Jason Crandell

“Yoga does not always cure stress. It neutralizes it through increasing awareness and by changing self-perception.”

Debasish Mridha

“Yoga: once an exotic rite for mystics, now a suburban hobby in church halls and gymnasiums. Stretches, belly breaths and chants. Ancient (and awkward) poses with odd animal names, enjoyed by Lycra-clad mothers and post-matcha tea hipsters alike.”

Damon Young, How to Think More About Exercise

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

Kevin Trudeau

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

Rodney Yee

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