51 Inspiring Quotes about Yoga

Are you looking for inspirational quotes about yoga? Inspiring Lizard has got you covered! In this article we present the 51 most beautiful yoga quotes we could find. Let’s get inspired!

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Teaching yoga itself is great karma yoga, because it reconnects people to the source.

— Amit Ray, Yoga The Science of Well-Being

My mom is a yoga instructor: 100% black with dreadlocks.

— Meghan Markle

Instead of asking, “How can I ease my suffering?” yoga would have us ask, “How can I better serve my brothers and sisters?” Because only in answering the latter can we hope to answer the former.

— Darren Main, The River of Wisdom: Reflections on Yoga, Meditation, and Mindful Living

Forcing Your body into a yoga pose is like brushing your teeth with a wire brush. You may get rid of the plaque but gingivitis will be the least of your concerns.

— Darren Main, The River of Wisdom: Reflections on Yoga, Meditation, and Mindful Living

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

Though the names karma yoga and sannyasa are different, the truth at the heart of both is the same.

— Vinoba Bhave

I’ve never meditated in my life. I don’t practice yoga nor any religion. I’m a tourist on the realm of stillness.

— Pico Iyer

…it’s most important to accept that your yoga poses may not look like everyone else’s. That’s okay. Just adapt the poses to your current state of being.

— Jessamyn Stanley, Every Body Yoga: Let Go of Fear. Get On the Mat. Love Your Body.

Jnana yoga is the yoga of kindness and compassion – serving the self that is everywhere.

— Amit Ray, Yoga The Science of Well-Being

Although yoga is supposedly noncompetitive, I can’t help that my Alpha nature requires that I go for the hardest variation of every pose, always pushing my limits as far as possible.

— Edward Vilga, Downward Dog

I guess it was what my friend Phoolendu at the yoga studio would call kismet. That’s like fate, but much more dramatic.

— Robin Palmer, Cindy Ella

A passionate look, touch or a hug on a plant is enough to open your inner eyes than going for a serious yoga and other therapies

— Karthikeyan V

I have some cool talents. I’m really flexible and can do all sorts of twisted yoga positions. And I’m a big athlete and especially love soccer.

— Genevieve Padalecki

Exercises are like prose, whereas yoga is the poetry of movements.

— Amit Ray, Yoga and Vipassana: An Integrated Life Style

Runners and yogis are alike in lots of ways, and not just because some of us need yoga to unkink what running jams. Runners and yogis are also alike because of this tortoise shell idea, this ‘home’ we can access inside ourselves.

— Kristin Armstrong

I go to yoga every day. I meditate every morning.

— Russell Simmons

Keep flowing even its good or bad. Stilness is ultimate result of flow, path of yoga is to keep flowing.

— Yogi Vini

I don’t feel the need for religion. But I went on a yoga retreat last year and I do believe slightly in the karma thing and just being good and true unto yourself. And I slightly believe that you can attract good and bad to you.

— Imelda Staunton

Karma yoga is giving food to the hungry, clothes to the needy, shelter to the homeless, education to the uneducated, medicine to the sick, and trees and cleanliness to the environment.

— Amit Ray, Yoga The Science of Well-Being

Not everything that is related to yoga is equally beneficial.

— Gudjon Bergmann, Living in the Spirit of Yoga: Take Yoga Off the Mat and Into Your Everyday Life

I always think I look better after a yoga class. It’s the same as a massage. We look so amazing after a massage because we’re relaxed.

— Andie MacDowell

If you want to increase your self-confidence as a yoga teacher very fast – go out there, face your fears, and teach as much as you possibly can!

— Gudjon Bergmann, Create a Safe Space: An Inspirational Guidebook for Yoga Teachers Who Want to Further Serve Their Students

While I was in India, my yoga teacher asked me to start teaching, and my life became about that for years. I taught 18 classes a week, therapeutics, and traveled to study with other teachers.

— Johnny Colt

The hardest part of any yoga practice is rolling out your mat.

— Darren Main, The River of Wisdom: Reflections on Yoga, Meditation, and Mindful Living

In Los Angeles, parenting is a competitive sport. From Beverly Hills baby boutiques to kids’ yoga classes, L.A. fuses high style, industrial-strength materialism, and parental outsourcing into our own unique version of child-rearing.

— Shawn Amos

What kind of a world do we live in that has room for dog yoga but not for Esperanto?

— Arika Okrent, In the Land of Invented Languages: Esperanto Rock Stars, Klingon Poets, Loglan Lovers, and the Mad Dreamers Who Tried to Build a Perfect Language

I guarantee you, yoga will compete with computers, music, sports, automobiles, the drug industry. Yoga will take over the world!

— Bikram Choudhury

Sometimes people go to a yoga class and think it’s not for them, but it might just not be the right studio or teacher – try a new one!

— Payal Kadakia

Sometimes I can’t think of a better way to end my day than coming home and just strumming my ukulele for a few minutes. I mean, I joke around and tell people that it’s an entire yoga session in one strum, you know?

— Jake Shimabukuro

Meditation is yoga for the mind, just as there is yoga of the body.

— Poonam Dhandhania

I don’t believe we should carry backupplans in life’s suitcase—they’re too easy to unpack like living a life in yoga pants, so comfortable our hips spreadinto new timezones…

— Kelli Russell Agodon, Hourglass Museum

I learned early on that most yoga poses are about showing off. You find something amazing you can do, and suddenly, Shazam—you’re a guru, ready for your groupies.

— Edward Vilga, Downward Dog

On the occasion of yoga day, I want to offer you the simplest form of yoga: Namaskar – Yoga for all.

— Sadghuru

Life is a living flute, yoga is the art of creating melody and rhythm in it.

— Amit Ray, Yoga The Science of Well-Being

When I write I feel like I can breathe. It’s like yoga for the brain.

— Elise Stokes, Cassidy Jones and the Secret Formula

Science of yoga and ayurveda is subtler than the science of medicine, because science of medicine is often victim of statistical manipulation.

— Amit Ray

•Don’t do yoga to get peace. It is possibly occultic. It seems innocent, but it can open a door to Satan in your life. I know this from personal experience. Seek God for peace, not things of this world.

— Lisa Bedrick, On Christian Hot Topics

To keep my back from getting stiff, I have a strict regime every morning of stretching and do yoga once a week and Pilates. ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ in 2008 was great for my fitness.

— Cherie Lunghi

The only way to experience true wellbeing is to turn inward. This is what yoga means – not up, not out, but in. The only way out is in.

— Sadghuru

I think there should be holy war against yoga classes.

— Werner Herzog

The ultimate language of yoga is expressed in doing yoga, a practice that transcends words as we open our lives to living more consciously through the infinite wisdom of the heart.

— Mark Stephens, Teaching Yoga: Essential Foundations and Techniques

All the sudden high-impact stress can really take a toll on your body. So if you still want to be active and get in a good workout, go to a yoga class or pilates class, or get in some strength and conditioning.

— Sophia Bush

The purpose of karma yoga is to transcend the bondage of selfish genes through the service of others.

— Amit Ray, Yoga The Science of Well-Being

Red lipstick has been my beauty staple for years. I show up to Pilates or yoga at 8 A.M. wearing my red lipstick.

— Liz Goldwyn

[I]t is important not to abandon the practice [of yoga] because we believe it is driven by the wrong motivation. The practice of yoga itself transforms. Yoga has a magical quality. . . . (20)

— Ravi Ravindra, The Wisdom of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras: A New Translation and Guide by Ravi Ravindra

Peace is the foundation of yoga. Karma yoga is the effort for bringing peace and happiness in the world.

— Amit Ray, Yoga The Science of Well-Being

Wealth announces itself with what’s easy to break and impossible to clean. The chairs were all curvy works of art that turned sitting into yoga exercises.

— Anthony Marra, The Tsar of Love and Techno

I eat super healthy and I’m super fit. I dabble in every type of fitness. I have a trainer and I go to the gym. I do yoga as well.

— Linda Evangelista

Fall in love with all knowing manifestations of one. You may find those connections between you and all through yoga and meditation.

— Debasish Mridha

Please don’t worry that yoga will contradict your religious belief systems, as Pranashama Yoga embraces all religions and beliefs systems. I believe we are all One and that Love is the highest truth. Love is my Religion.

— Dashama Konah Gordon, Journey to Joyful: Transform Your Life with Pranashama Yoga

The more you know, the more you don’t know, ” the further you go in your training, learning, and experience as a yoga teacher, the more you’ll realize that there’s an infinite universe of knowledge and wisdom to bring to the practice.

— Mark Stephens, Yoga Sequencing: Designing Transformative Yoga Classes

I’ve always been into sports and yoga and running. I actually study a martial arts self-defense program called Krav Maga. I can’t quite say it’s easy, but it’s fun for me and I love to do it.

— Kari Matchett