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90 Powerful Yoga Quotes To Master Your Mind and Body

In today’s post, we’ll be highlighting some powerful yoga quotes to help you master your mind and body so they can work harmoniously as one.

It’s been said that the mind is like a parachute, it only works when open. Yoga has been proven to be one of the most effective ways to find peace in your life. It’s about knowing who you are as a human being – not just physically but also mentally.

Empowering your mind and body through yoga is more than just a trend, it’s a way of life. Now, it does take time and effort to find the right balance with all that you may have going on in your life, but let today’s quotes serve as some inspiration to help you along your journey.

Mindfulness Yoga Quotes

1. “Quiet the mind and the soul will speak.”

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

3. “You are the sky. Everything else is just the weather.” – Pema Chödrön

4. “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

5. “Take charge of your thoughts. You can do what you will with them.” – Plato

6. “Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand and melting like a snowflake.” – Francis Bacon Sr.

7. “Breathe and release anything that does not serve you.”

8. “Listen to the wind – it talks. Listen to the silence – it speaks. Listen to your heart – it knows.” – Native American Proverb

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

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

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

12. “There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.” – Aldous Huxley

13. “Happiness lives inside of the smallest moments.”- Christy Ann Martine

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14. “True mediation is about being fully present with everything that is including discomfort and challenges. It is not an escape from life.” – Craig Hamilton

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

Yoga Quotes About Being Present

16. “In today’s rush, we all think too much – seek too much – want too much – and forget about the joy of just being.” – Eckhart Tolle

17. “Change only happens in the present moment. The past is already done. The future is just energy and intention.” – Kino Macgregor

18. “Surrender. 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 an open-ended exploration of your being.”

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

20. “Nothing is more precious than being in the present moment. Fully alive. Fully aware.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

21. “5 things yoga has taught me: Honor your body. Let go of things that no longer serve you. Breath. Be present and okay with it. You can achieve more than you think.”

22. “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

23. “Yoga is a technology for arriving in this present moment. It is a means of waking up from our spiritual amnesia, so that we can remember all that we already know.” – Donna Farhi

24. “Mindfulness: Being present without judgement in every moment.”

25. “Deep in the meadow, under the willow, a bed of grass, a soft green pillow.” – Suzanne Colns

26. “Its not about controlling. It’s about being present, being open, being aware, and allowing it to come.”

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

28. “Here and now is where yoga begins.” – The Yoga Sutras

29. “Yoga does not just change the way we see things, it transforms the person who sees.”

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

Happy Yoga Quotes

31. “You cannot always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside.”

32. “Add years to your life and life your years just by embracing yoga in your life.”

33. “We all want happiness, and yoga is the way for that much needed happiness factor in life.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

34. “Yoga calms me down. Its a therapy session, a workout, and meditation all at the same time!” – Jennifer Aniston

35. “Yoga is not about touching your toes, it is what you learn on the way down.”

36. “Yoga is the golden key that unlocks the door to peace, tranquility, and joy.” – B.K.S. Iyengar

37. “It’s not about being good at something. It’s about being good to yourself.”

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38. “Health is wealth. Peace of mind is happiness. Yoga shows the way.” – Vishnudevananda Saraswati 

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

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

41. “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” – Mahatma Gandhi

42. “Learn to be calm and you will always be happy.” – Paramahansa Yogananda

43. “Yoga began with the first person wanting to be healthy and happy all the time.”

44. “The best thing you could do is master the chaos in you. You are not thrown into the fire, you are the fire.” – Mama Indigo

45. “Who taught us that we need to see a certain number on a scale to be happy.”

Gratitude Yoga Quotes

46. “The attitude of gratitude is the highest yoga.” – Yogi Bhajan

47. “Walk as if you are kissing the earth with your feet.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

48. “The real gift of gratitude is that the more grateful you are, the more present you become.” – Robert Holden

49. “Today I choose to be grateful for everything I have, kind to myself and others, happy to be alive, present here and now.”

50. “The sun is a daily reminder that we too can rise again from the darkness, that we too can shine our own light.” – S. Ajna

51. “Make an attitude to be in gratitude. You will find the whole Universe will come to you.” – Yogi Bhajan

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52. “Inhale love. Exhale Gratitude.”

53. “Gratitude is an opener of locked-up blessings.” – Marianne Williamson

54. “Begin each day with a grateful heart.”

55. “Fall in love with taking care of yourself. Mind. Body. Spirit.”

56. “In truth, yoga doesn’t take time, it gives time.” – Ganga White

51. “When you are grateful, an invisible blanket of peace covers you. It makes you glow, it makes you happy, strong, warm. Gratitude puts mind at ease about everything around.” – Om Swami

52. “There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy.” – Ralph H. Blum

53. “Each of us is a lake of love, yet strangely enough, we are all thirsty.” – Swami Kripalu

54. “Keeping your body healthy is an expression of gratitude to the whole cosmos – the trees, the clouds, everything.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

55. “Gratitude is the golden frame through which we can view the meaning of life.” – Brendon Burchard

56. “Learning to be present with yourself and to abide in that which is steady and comfortable does not allow space for self judgement. When you live in this way, you are practicing yoga: you are living fully.” – Judith Hanson Lasater

57. “When gratitude becomes your default setting, life changes.” – Nancy Leigh Demoss

58. “I don’t have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness – its right in front of me if I’m paying attention and practicing gratitude.” – Brene Brown

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

60. “Remember to breathe. It is after all, the secret of life.” – Gregory Maguire

Inner Strength Yoga Quotes

61. “My inner strength is a mighty fortress. I respect myself, I choose who I let in my heart center. I trust my choices. I am at peace with my life.”

62. “You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” – Marcus Aurelius

63. “Inner stillness is the key to outer strength.” – Jared Brock

64. “To keep the body in good health is a duty…Otherwise, we shall not be able to keep out mind strong and clear.” – Buddha

65. “Inner peace begins the moment you choose not to allow another person or event to control your emotions.” – Kathryn Budig

66. “Yoga is a powerful vehicle for change. As you build strength you start to believe in your own potential.” – Tiffany Cruikshank

67. “I dont sweat for pounds, or inches, or dress size. I sweat to make my outside match my inside.” – Amber Dawn Hunter

68. “When the breath control is correct, mind control is possible.” – Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois

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

70. “Everything is within. Seek nothing outside of yourself.” – Miyamoto Musashi

71. “Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes form an indomitable will.” – Mahatma Ganhi

72. “Yoga is not for the flexible. Its for the willing.”

73. “Yoga believes in transforming the individual before transforming the world.” – Swami Satchidananda

74. “It is worth remembering that the time of greatest gain in terms of wisdom and inner strength is often that of greatest difficulty.” – Dalai Lama

75. “The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need tomorrow.” – Robert Tew

Yoga Quotes About Balance

76. “Life is a balance of holding on and letting go…”

77. “In movement there is balance. In balance there is movement. Yoga is all about balance. Within and without. Above, Below. Front, Behind. Male, Female. In, Out.” – Mark Whitwell

78. “Balance is the key to everything. What we do, think, say, eat, feel, they all require awareness and through this awareness we can grow.” – Koi Fresco

79. “Balance in the body is the foundation for balance in life.” – B.K.S. Iyengar

80. “When the light comes from within, balance is inevitable.” – Amy Jirsa

81. “Yoga is about rising to a new level of balance and competence in all aspects of life.” – Sadhguru

82. “Yoga is the study of balance, and balance is the aim of all living creatures: it is our home.” – Rolf Gates

83. “Falling out of posture means that you are human; getting back into the posture means you are a yogi.” – Bikram Choudhury

84. “Yoga does not ask you to be more than you are. But it does ask you to be all that you are.” – Bryan Kest

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

86. “There is no such thing as work – life balance – it is all life. The balance has to be within you.” – Sadhguru

87. “Life is a balance between rest and movement.“

88. “Yoga is like life. It is a balance of holding on and letting go.”

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

90. “If I’m losing balance in a pose, I stretch higher and God reaches down to steady me. It works every time, and not just in yoga.” – Terry Guillemets

Which quotes were your favorites?

We hope you’ve enjoyed reading today’s collection of yoga quotes. They may not be able to do the work for you, but they can certainly inspire and motivate you on your journey towards a more mindful life.

Yoga is a practice that can be enjoyed by all regardless of age, fitness level or body type. It’s about connecting with your true self and breathing into the moment in order to find peace within yourself.

So next time you’re feeling overwhelmed or stressed out, take some time for yoga! You deserve it.

And…you don’t have to be a yogi to benefit from the philosophy of yoga. Practicing mindfulness is an excellent way for anyone, regardless of religion or any other affiliation, to center themselves and find peace in their lives.

Whether you’re looking for some spiritual enlightenment or just trying to ease your mind after a hectic day at work, these quotes are sure to speak volumes for how important it is as human beings that we take time out for ourselves every now and then.