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70 Yoga Quotes: Transform Your Mind and Awaken Your Spirit

Does it seem like everyone you know is suddenly doing yoga? You might wonder why everyone is in such a hurry to find a yoga studio. These yoga quotes will illuminate what yoga is and why people love it!

If you haven’t done yoga yet, you are missing out on more than an amazing workout (men benefit from yoga, too).

The benefits of yoga, according to Johns Hopkins Medicine, include: 

  • Improved strength, balance, and flexibility

  • Less back pain and arthritis symptoms

  • Better heart health

  • Improved sleep and relaxation

  • Help manage stress, increase energy levels, and brighten moods

  • A sense of community

  • Commitment to self-care

An info graph with the benefits of yoga listed in little circles around an image of a woman doing yoga. Many of these are discussed in the following yoga quotes.

There have been studies that show practicing yoga poses for as little as 12 minutes a day improves bone health.

Another smaller study found that 20 minutes of yoga helped participants focus and improved memory.

I enjoy yoga because I get to just think and focus for a few minutes without kids, work, and my husband demanding my attention!

The Best Yoga Quotes For Social Media

  • “Smiling is mouth yoga.” — Thich Nhat Hanh

  • “Yoga is the science of reality.” — Sushil Singh

  • “Yoga is the practice of quieting the mind.” — Patanjali

  • “The attitude of gratitude is the highest yoga.” — Yogi Bhajan

  • “In truth, yoga doesn’t take time-it gives time.” ― Ganga White

  • “The yoga pose you avoid the most, you need the most.” — Unknown

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

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

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

  • “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

Funny Yoga Quotes ABout Your Yoga Practice

  • “I do yoga to burn off the crazy.”  — Unknown

  • “Any yoga I do is ‘hot yoga.’ Just sayin’.”  — Unknown

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

  • “Never underestimate a woman with a yoga mat.”  — Unknown

  • “Yoga: because punching people is frowned upon.”  — Unknown

  • “Yoga is 99% practice and 1% theory.” — Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois

  • “I thought hot yoga was just yoga followed by a hot shower. Imagine my surprise.” — Unknown

  • “Sometimes in yoga, I feel like a graceful swan. Other times, I feel like a baby giraffe learning to use its legs.”  — Unknown

  • “For those who say they can’t do yoga because they’re not flexible: it’s like saying you’re too dirty to take a bath!” — Unknown

  • “Some days, you eat salads and go do yoga. Some days you eat cupcakes and refuse to put on pants. It’s called balance.” — Unknown

Yoga Quotes That Explain What Yoga Is

  • “Yoga is the cessation of the movements of the mind.” — Patanjali

  • “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

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

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

  • “Yoga is a method to come to a non-dreaming mind. Yoga is the science to be in the here and now.” — Osho

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

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

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

  • “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

Inspirational Yoga Quotes From Amit Ray and B.K.S. Iyengar

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

  • “Yoga does not just change the way we see things. It transforms the person who sees.” — B.K.S. Iyengar

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

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

  • The purpose of karma yoga is to transcend the bondage of selfish genes through the service of others.” ― 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 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 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
  • “In whatever position one is in, or in whatever condition in life one is placed, one must find balance. Balance is the state of the present—the here and now. If you balance in the present, you are living in Eternity.” — B.K.S. Iyengar

  • “Yoga helps to integrate the mental and the physical plane, bringing about a sense of inner and outer balance, or what I term alignment. True alignment means that the inner mind reaches every cell and fiber of the body.” — B.K.S. Iyengar

Harmony in Motion: Yoga Quotes About Balance

Yoga teaches you the profound lesson that balance is not just a physical achievement but a state of being that illuminates every aspect of your life.

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

  • The body benefits from movement, and the mind benefits from stillness. Sakyong Mipham

  • “Yoga cultivates the ways of maintaining a balanced attitude in day-to-day life and endows skill in the performance of one’s actions.” — B.K.S. Iyengar

  • “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

Achieving balance in yoga

  • “Yoga teaches me to be patient and keep practicing. It all happens when the body learns to keep right balance, with right strength when mind learns to be calm in most uncomfortable position and breath is constant.” — Purvi Raniga

  • “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

  • “When we practice a yoga posture designed to challenge our balance, the use of a gazing point or Drishti is a most effective way to maintain physical equanimity. The act of gazing without judgment or attachment is easily the most effective way to bring stability and balance to the pose.” — Darren Main

  • “When you are balancing perfectly in a tree pose, everything is easy; your breath is deep and relaxed, and your muscles are working for you just as you’d like. It’s pure and simple. Efficient. When you are having a great day, the same things occur. Your breathing is relaxed, your body is working harmoniously with your mind; everything just feels easier because you are in a state of balance.” — Tara Stiles

Celebrity Insights: Embracing Yoga for Mind, Body, and Soul

This collection of yoga quotes illustrates yoga as a life-enhancing practice that cultivates inner peace, physical well-being, and mental focus.

  • “Gotta do yoga not for my body but for my mind! DO YOGA or GO CRAZY!” — Miley Cyrus

  • “I don’t do yoga to look good. I do it to feel good. And then you look good in the end.” — Lea Michele 

  • “Yoga gave me relief like nothing else. It made me a better person and a better mother.” — Michelle Williams

  • “Yoga practice helps me stay present and focus on THE NOW, which is Kryptonite to my inner saboteur.” — RuPaul

  • “Yoga isn’t just about the body, it’s also about the mind, and it’s a technique that has really helped me.” — LeBron James
  • “Doing yoga five times a week has transformed my body. I love being toned and having muscle; it’s so sexy and beautiful.” — Kaley Cuoco
  • “I come out of yoga feeling prepared to deal with any situation and I feel completely rejuvenated and ready to step back into the practice of real life.” — Jessica Biel

  • “Yoga kind of helps you prepare for everything, honestly. It’s like meditation. It allows anything that’s coming at you at the end of the day to be doable.” — Jennifer Aniston

  • “I have a hard time sitting still. I can be all over the map. Yoga has given me the ability to be more focused and make better decisions that come from a clear place.” — Adam Levine

  • “Yoga is a metaphor for life. You have to take it really slowly. You can’t rush. You can’t skip to the next position. You find yourself in very humiliating situations, but you can’t judge yourself. You just have to breathe and let go. It is a workout for your mind, your body, and your soul.”  — Madonna

Yoga Quotes About Personal and Spiritual Development

  • “Go from a human being doing yoga to a human being yoga.” Baron Baptiste

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

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

  • “The study of asana is not about mastering posture. It’s about using posture to understand and transform yourself.” B.K.S. Iyengar

  • “Anyone who practices can obtain success in yoga but not one who is lazy. Constant practice alone is the secret of success.” Hatha Yoga Pradipika

  • “Yoga is not only a process of the integration of the soul, mind, and body for self-improvement, it is a process of self-realization and self-acceptance.” — Debasish Mridha

  • “You cannot do yoga. Yoga is your natural state. What you can do are yoga exercises which may reveal to you where you are resisting your natural state.” Sharon Gannon

  • Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.” ― Buddha

  • “Yoga is a dance between control and surrender-between pushing and letting go-and when to push and to let go becomes part of the creative process, part of the open-ended exploration of your well-being.” Joel Kramer

  • “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

Yoga is a Spiritual Practice for the Body, Mind, and Soul

Whether you find a yoga studio near you, watch a guided workout on Amazon Prime (paid link), or even get a yoga app on your phone, I would highly recommend giving yoga a shot!

It is great for your muscles, your breathing, and your mind!

My favorite quote here is, “I do yoga to burn off the crazy.” I feel much calmer and a little saner after doing some yoga! 

You also don’t need much to get started practicing yoga. A nice pair of yoga pants (paid link) (which I know you already have), a comfy shirt, and a mat (paid link)!

An image of a mom in her living room doing yoga to a TV program. Demonstrating how these yoga quotes inspired her to add it to her routine.

Don’t let the names of all the poses stress you out!

You will learn; that if you’re moving instead of not moving, I think you are already making progress.

Share your favorite yoga pose with us in the comments section below or one you hope to do someday!


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