YepYoga Quotes

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The pose has to conform to who we are, we don't conform to the pose.Bryan Kest
We don't try to get anywhere, we try to be where we are as fully as possible.Bryan Kest
It isn't about how it looks like, it is about how it feels like. Not about esthetics, it's about sensation.Bryan Kest
Breath deep, feel your way to the poses.Bryan Kest
All poses are endless. Be where you are because you're already there.Bryan Kest
It doesn't make sense to think about it, when nothing changes in the game.Unknown
In Yoga, we are trying to free ourselves from this dependency on Prakriti by involution, by reversing the process of evolution, by going backward. We are trying to access through the gross, physical body and work our way, via the nervous system, to our mind and eventually transcending our Ego mind to enter our Buddhi Nature. From here, we can feel the presence of our true soul, Purusha.
When you forgive, you are the one who relaxes.
You recognize who you are when tested, when meeting difficulties (like difficult poses).
You must love your body before it starts listening to you.
You learn to love by learning to forgive.Erich Schiffmann
Strengthening your capacity for attention is the real way to yoga and your breathing is the key to this capacity.Erich Schiffmann
We accept the love we think we deserve.
What you think you become. What you feel you attract. What you imagine you create.
Your energy field works like a funnel. The universe mirrors what you put out.
I stopped looking for someone to love me. I became the person instead.Rudy Francisco
Change one thing... one idea, one habit and frontiers open.Don Miguel Ruiz
Whenever you feel sad, just remember there are billions of cells in your body and all they care about is you.
The realm of conciousness is much vaster than thought can grasp. When you no longer believe everything you think, you step out of thought and see clearly that the thinker is not who you are.Eckart Tolle
If opportunity does not knock, build a door.
I am. I am full of love. I am full of compassion. I am full of richdom. I am creative. I am intuitive. Let. Go.
The secret of change is to focus all your energy. Not on fighting the old, but on building the new.
Life is not a novel to be read, but to be written.
Associate with people who are likely to improve you.
Sometimes shit happens, so the shift can happen.
Learning how to love is the goal and the purpose of spiritual life. Not learning how to develop psychic powers, not learning how to bow, chant, do yoga or even meditate. But learning to lvoe. Love is the truth. Love is the light.Lama Surya Das
In de weidsheid van mijn wezen plant ik het zaad van wat komen zal.Krishna
A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it. It just blooms.
All things are in the universe, and the universe is in all things: we in it, and it in us; in this way everything concurs in a perfect unity.Giordana Bruno
Body is the bow. Asana is the arrow. Soul is the target.B.K.S. Iyengar
Those who don't move won't feel their chains.
The path of inner peace begins with four words. Not my F***ing problem.
Your relationship with yourself sets the tone for every other relationship you have.
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.
It doesn't matter if things aren't perfect. My practice is my time to feel alive, loved & free. That's my yoga.
A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.
Quiet the mind and the soul will speak.
if your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.
if it does not open, it is not your door.
Allow your feet to lead you to your heart.Irish proverb
You are the sky, everything else is the weather.Pema Chodron
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
Being firmly grounded in non violence creates opportunity for others to release their own hostility.YS 2.35
Learn to hear the body whisper so that you won't need to hear it scream.
Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.Rumi
Yoga doesn't get deeper by adding more poses, that is acutally just another form of materialism, like buying more and more things. This is a practice about letting go and gooing deeper into the layers of the basic poses.jo_bting
If you take care for the root of the tree, the fragrance and flouring takes care of itself. If you care for the body the fragrance of the mind and flouring of the spirit will flourish.B.K.S. Iyengar
I am not my thoughts, emotions, sense perceptions, and experiences. I am not the content of my life. I am Life. I am the space in which all things happen. I am consciousness. I am the Now. I Am.Eckhart TOlle
The universe is responding to who you believe you are.
Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.C. Jung
How cool is that the same God that created mountains and oceans and galaxies looked at you and thought the world needed one of you too.
If only our eyes saw souls instead of bodies, how different our ideals of beauty would be.
Peace is the result of retraining your mind to prces life as it is, rather than as you think it should be.
Every exit is an entrance somewhere else.
Silence isn't empty, it's full of answers.
Listen to the wind, it talks. Listen to the silence, it speaks. Listen to your heart, it knows.Native american proverb
Be the reason someone believes in the goodness of people.
In any moment we have two options: to step forward into growth or to step back into safety.
We don't use the breath to improve asana... we use asana to improve the breath.Rod Stryker
With the sunsalutations one is offering salutation to the Divine, represented by the sun, as a source of light removing the darkness of a clouded mind and as a source of vitality removing the diseases of the body.Mohan
We are all divine beings, pure consciousness and connected to each other because we are all the same source. Our true state of being is bliss, an eternal happiness that does not depend on any outer circumstances, and pure, unconditional love, that connects us to each other and all other beings.
The rythm of the body, the melody of the mind and the harmony of the soul create the symphony of lifeB.K.S Iyengar
Yoga reveals your true natureYS 1.3 (KH)
Mental clarity is achieved with dedicated practice and letting go of the resultsYS 1.12 (KH)
Yoga becomes firmly rooted when maintained consistently with dedication for a long timeYS 1.14 (KH)
Cultivate friendliness, compassion, delight and equanimity toward all things, be they good or bad, pleasant or painful.YS 1.33 (KH)
A mind at peace is like a crystal, it reflects equally whatever it meets: the object, the process, the state of perceptionYS 1.41 (KH)
You are enough. Trust your instincts. You are your own best teacherYS 1.49 (KH)
Once you wake up on the path, you cannot go back to sleepYS 1.50 (KH)
Anguish and suffering are a result of wrongly identifying oneself with your stuff. You are not your stuffYS 2.17 (KH)
The manifest world exists for the purpose of experience and liberation. It is made up of the qualities of light, action and massYS 2.18 (KH)
All you see, all you don't, all that is big, all that is small. Everything is made of the play of nature: mass, movement and lightYS 2.19 (KH)
Just because you are awakening, others are not. Shattering the illusions of others is not your job, it is the work of the self and must come from withinYS 2.22 (KH)
Discriminative knowledge from direct experience is the key to the state of yoga. Practice dailyYS 2.26 (KH)
When troublesome thoughts or actions arise, practice cultivating the opposite. Untangle the negative. Invite positivityYS 2.33 (KH)
Rooted in non-violence; the yogi releases hostilityYS 2.35 (KH)
Clear the path of possessiveness and greed and make way for the understanding of your life's true purposeYS 2.39 (KH)
Focus more on what is pure and healthy in life and you will be better able to avoid what is toxic and poisonous in body, mind and spiritYS 2.40 (KH)
Happiness is born of contentmentYS 2.42 (KH)
With practice, all things are possible. Even yoga powersYS 2.43 (KH)
A steady pose is a vessel for ease and joy: fill upYS 2.46 (KH)
The pose comes together when you let it goYS 2.47 (KH)
Be a lighthouse: thus, with practice, the veil that covers the inner illumination is diminishedYS 2.52 (KH)
In a state of complete, uninterrupted focus, meditation is revealed. Meditation is not something you do, it is something you becomeYS 3.2 (KH)
We meditate to develop inner wisdom. Practice brings greater depth of experience, insight and realizationYS 3.5 (KH)
Just when you think you've reached the end of the path, you're lost againYS 3.8 (KH)
By knowing your own mind, you will understand the mind of othersYS 3.19 (KH)
Don't mistake understanding someone for knowing what they've been throughYS 3.20 (KH)
Meditation on friendliness, strengthens this qualityYS 3.23 (KH)
Meditation on your own inner landscape shines the sun towards your inner hidden realmsYS 3.26 (KH)
Meditation on the light of the crown helps one to recognize the qualities of characteristics of earth's greatest examples of humanityYS 3.32 (KH)
Meditation on the light of knowledge can reveal all knowledge through focus and studyYS 3.33 (KH)
Meditation on the heart brings one knowledge of the mindYS 3.34 (KH)
External truth is distinct from perceived experiences. Meditation upon that which exists for itself alone and not for another comes the knowledge of parusha or pure, eternal truthYS 3.35 (KH)
Meditation on the relationship between the body and space allows the yogi to become one with the space around him and like a painter, body is the brush, space is the canvas and movement is the art createdYS 3.42 (KH)
When you understand the most subtle parts within yourself, you can better comprehend the whole of creation. Dive into the micro for perspective on the macroYS 3.49 (KH)
There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophyFriedrich Nietzsche
Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be curedB.K.S. Iyengar
Yoga is like music. The rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind, and the harmony of the soul creates the symphony of life.B.K.S. Iyengar
Yoga does not just change the way we see things, it transforms the person who sees.B.K.S. Iyengar
It is through the alignment of the body that I discovered the alignment of my mind, self, and intelligence.B.K.S. Iyengar
Yoga allows you to find a new kind of freedom that you may not have known even existed.B.K.S. Iyengar
Breath is the king of mindB.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
Yoga is a light, which once lit, will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter the flameB.K.S. Iyengar
There is no difference in souls, only the ideas about ourselves that we wear.B.K.S. Iyengar
The hardness of a diamond is part of its usefulness, but its true value is in the light that shines through it.B.K.S. Iyengar
Let it hurt. Let it bleed. Let it heal. And let it goNikita Gill
Happy is the man who knows how to distinguish the real from the unreal, the eternal from the transient and the good from the pleasant by his discrimination and wisdom.B.K.S. Iyengar
Every path, every street in the world is your walking meditation pathThich Nhat Hanh
Purity of heart enables the human being to see the Divine everywhereParamahamsa Omkarananda Saraswati
Yoga is the answer. WHo cares what the question is.
Yoga must not be practiced to control the body: it is the opposite, it must bring freedom to the body, all the freedom it needs.Vanda Scaravelli
My soul is not contained within the limits of muy body, my body is contained within the limitlessness of my soul.Jim Carrey
The goal of meditation isn't to control your thoughts, it's to stop letting them control you.
Yoga is an education in the human spirit. Yoga is not about the perfect pose. Yoga is about waking up to the truth of who you really are.Kino MacGregor
A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it. It just blooms.Zen Shin
A human being is part of a whole, called by us the ‘Universe’ — a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts, and feelings, as something separated from the rest— a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.Albert Einstein
A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.Willy Wonka
A person experiences life as something separated from the rest a kind of optical delusion of consciousness. Our task must be to free ourselves from this self-imposed prison, and through compassion, to find the reality of Oneness.Albert Einstein
A photographer gets people to pose for him. A yoga instructor gets people to pose for themselves.Terri Guillemets
Accepting means you allow yourself to feel whatever it is you are feeling at that moment. It is part of the isness of the Now. You can’t argue with what is. Well, you can, but if you do, you suffer.Eckhart Tolle
All I’m saying is that to liberate the potential of your mind, body and soul, you must first expand your imagination. You see, things are always created twice: first in the workshop of the mind and then, and only then, in reality. I call this process ‘blueprinting’ because anything you create in your outer world began as a simple blueprint in your inner world.Robin Sharma
Although yoga has its origins in ancient India, its methods and purposes are universal, relying not on cultural background, faith or deity, but simply on the individual. Yoga has become important in the lives of many contemporary Westerners, sometimes as a way of improving health and fitness of the body, but also as a means of personal and spiritual development.Tara Fraser
Anyone can practice. Young man can practice. Old man can practice. Very old man can practice. Man who is sick, he can practice. Man who doesn’t have strength can practice. Except lazy people; lazy people can’t practice Ashtanga yoga.Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois
Anyone who practices can obtain success in yoga but not one who is lazy. Constant practice alone is the secret of success.Svatmarama
Basketball is an endurance sport, and you have to learn to control your breath; that’s the essence of yoga, too. So, I consciously began using yoga techniques in my practice and playing. I think yoga helped reduce the number and severity of injuries I suffered. As preventative medicine, it’s unequaled.Kareem Abdul Jabbar
Be a lamp to yourself. Be your own confidence. Hold on to the truth within yourself as to the only truth.Buddha
Before you’ve practiced, the theory is useless. After you’ve practiced, the theory is obvious.David Williams
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.Lao Tzu
Better indeed is knowledge than mechanical practice. Better than knowledge is meditation. But better still is surrender of attachment to results, because there follows immediate peace.Bhagavad Gita
By cultivating attitudes of friendliness toward the happy, compassion for the unhappy, delight in the virtuous, and disregard toward the wicked, the mind-stuff retains its undisturbed calmness.Patanjali
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
Calming the mind is yoga. Not just standing on the head.Swami Satchidananda
Change is not only inevitable, but always happening. When you truly embrace this concept of change being constant, the only thing left to do is grow, detach, venture inwards, touch the spirit and find your source — the one responsible for keeping you grounded through the ever-changing seasons of life.Julie Weiland
Clinging to life, flowing by its own potency [due to past experience], exists even in the wise.Patanjali
Close your eyes and imagine the best version of you possible. That’s who you really are. Let go of any part of you that doesn’t believe it.C. Assaad
Concentrating on poses clears the mind, while focusing on the breath helps the body shift out of fight or flight mode.Melanie Haiken
Crying is one of the highest devotional songs. One who knows crying, knows spiritual practice. If you can cry with a pure heart, nothing else compares to such a prayer. Crying includes all the principles of Yoga.Kripalvanandji
Do your practice and all is coming.Sri Pattabhi Jois
Don’t move the way fear makes you move. Move the way love makes you move. Move the way joy makes you move.Osho
Each of us is a lake of love, yet strangely enough, we are all thirsty.Swami Kripalu
Every moment is a fresh beginning.T.S. Eliot
Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.Mother Teresa
Every waking moment we talk to ourselves about the things we experience. Our self-talk, the thoughts we communicate to ourselves, in turn control the way we feel and act.John Lembo
Everyone has in him something divine, something his own, a chance of perfection and strength in however small a sphere which God offers him to take or refuse. The task is to find it, develop it & use it. The chief aim of education should be to help the growing soul to draw out that in itself which is best and make it perfect for a noble use.Sri Aurobindo
Everything is sorrow for the wise.Patañjali
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
Feel good, be good, and do good.Yogi Bhajan
First, have a definite, clear practical ideal; a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends; wisdom, money, materials, and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end.Aristotle
Follow your nature. The practice is really about uncovering your own pose; we have great respect for our teachers, but unless we can uncover our own pose in the moment, it’s not practice — it’s mimicry. Rest deeply in Savasana every day. Always enter that pratyahara (withdrawn state) every day. And 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
For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it.Ivan Panin
For me, yoga is not just a workout it’s about working on yourself.Mary Glover
For those wounded by civilization, yoga is the most healing salve.T. Guillemets
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.Henry David Thoreau
Go from a human being doing yoga to a human being yoga.Baron Baptiste
Habits allow us to not think about what we’re doing . . . giving us the illusion of ease. When we are under the illusion of ease, not thinking about what we’re doing. Breathing the same old way, moving the same old way, thinking the same old way we check out of the present, out of happiness itself.Alex Levin
Have only love in your heart for others. The more you see the good in them, the more you will establish good in yourself.Paramahansa Yogananda
Hope is not a prediction of the future, it’s a declaration of what is possible.Yogi Bhajan
I close my eyes in order to see.Paul Gauguin
I have been a seeker and I still am, but I stopped asking the books and the stars. I started listening to the teaching of my Soul.Rumi
I offer you peace. I offer you love. I offer you friendship. I see your beauty. I hear your need. I feel your feelings. My wisdom flows from the Highest Source. I salute that Source in you. Let us work together for unity and love.Gandhi
I was in yoga the other day. I was in full lotus position. My chakras were all aligned. My mind is cleared of all clatter and I’m looking out of my third eye and everything that I’m supposed to be doing. It’s amazing what comes up, when you sit in that silence. Mama keeps whites bright like the sunlight, Mama’s got the magic of Clorox.Ellen DeGeneres
I was looking for someone to inspire me, motivate me, support me, keep me focused… Someone who would love me, cherish me, make me happy, and I realized all along that I was looking for myself.Unknown
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.Terri Guillemets
If you choose to see everything as a miracle, then where you are right now is perfect. There is nowhere to run to; there is nothing else to do except be in this moment and allow what is to be. From that place of radical acceptance, major change can happen. The first step in any transformational experience is acceptance and surrender to the present moment, the way that it is. From that place we have the awareness, humility and power to change what is.Mastin Kipp
If you hear a voice within you say, “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.Vincent Van Gogh
If you seek peace, be still. If you seek wisdom, be silent. If you seek love, be yourself.Becca Lee
If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.Jack Kornfield
In meditation and in our daily lives there are three qualities that we can nurture, cultivate, and bring out. We already possess these, but they can be ripened: precision, gentleness, and the ability to let go.Pema Chodron
In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.Camus
Inhale the future. Exhale the past.Unknown
Inhale, and God approaches you. Hold the inhalation, and God remains with you. Exhale, and you approach God. Hold the exhalation, and surrender to God.Krishnamacharya
Inner peace begins the moment you choose not to allow another person or event to control your emotions.Pema Chodron
It is not arrogant or egotistical to feel good inside. You had nothing to do with it. It’s simply the honest response to clearly perceived Reality.Erich Schiffman
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.Maya Angelou
Light tomorrow with today.Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Live life as if everything is rigged in your favour.Rumi
Make each day your masterpiece.John Wooden
Meditation is a way for nourishing and blossoming the divinity within you.Amit Ray
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
Most people have no idea how good their body is designed to feel.Kevin Trudeau
Mountain pose is an affirmation. You can conquer anything with your natural boldness and resolute strength. Only you can reach the peak of your success.Terri Guillemets
Mountain pose teaches us, literally, how to stand on our own two feet…. teaching us to root ourselves into the earth…. Our bodies become a connection between heaven and earth.Carol Krucoff
My sole literary ambition is to write one good novel, then retire to my hut in the desert, assume the lotus position, compose my mind and senses, and sink into meditation, contemplating my novel.Edward Abbey
Once you’re in touch with the life force around us, it’s natural to want to help keep it around.Adi Carter
One of the fundamental principles of yoga: a small action done repeatedly can make an enormous difference.Dr. Timothy McCall
Penetration of our mind is our goal, but in the beginning to set things in motion, there is no substitute for sweat.B. K. S. Iyengar
People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing. That’s why we recommend it daily.Zig Ziglar
Practicing yoga during the day is a matter of keeping your eyes on the road and one ear turned toward the infinite.Erich Schiffmann
Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.Rumi
Remember the emphasis on the heart. The mind lives in doubt and the heart lives in trust. When you trust, suddenly you become centered.Osho
Remember, it doesn’t matter how deep into a posture you go. What does matter is who you are when you get there.Max Storm
Silence is not silent. Silence speaks. It speaks most eloquently. Silence is not still. Silence leads. It leads most perfectly.Sri Chinmoy
Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths.Etty Hittlesum
Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.Winston Churchill
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
That’s why it’s called a practice. We have to practice a practice if it is to be of value.Peace Pilgrim
The aim of yoga is to eliminate the control that material nature exerts over the human spirit, to rediscover through introspective practice what the poet T.S. Eliot called ‘the still point of the turning world.Barbara Stoler Miller
The attitude of gratitude is the highest yoga.Yogi Bhajan
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
The body benefits from movement, and the mind benefits from stillness.Sakyong Mipham
The body is your temple. Keep it pure and clean for the soul to reside in.Geeta Iyengar
The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.Jimmy Johnson
The gift of learning to meditate is the greatest gift you can give yourself in this lifetime.Sogyal Rinpoche
The harmonizing of opposing forces is a key aspect of yoga — hot energy is united with cool energy, strong with soft, and masculine with feminine.Tara Fraser
The meaning of our self is not to be found in its separateness from God and others, but in the ceaseless realization of yoga, of union.Rabindranath Tagore
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.C.G. Jung
The more you meditate, the more helpful you can be to others, and the more deeply you will be in tune with God.Paramahansa Yogananda
The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.Ralph Waldo Emerson
The peace of God is with them whose mind and soul are in harmony, who are free from desire and wrath, who know their own soul.Hagavad Gita
The perennial wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita can teach us how to transform our character, conduct and consciousness to meet the challenges of everyday life.Leonard Perlmutter
The practice of Yoga brings us face to face with the extraordinary complexity of our own being.Sri Aurobindo
The purpose of life is to watch and experience living. To enjoy living every moment of it. And to live in environments, which are calm, quiet, slow, sophisticated, elegant. Just to be. Whether you are naked or you have a golden robe on you, that doesn’t make any difference. The ideal purpose of your life is that you are grateful great and full that you are alive, and you enjoy it.Yogi Bhajan
The reward for doing yoga well is simple—you get to do a better job at living a fulfilling life.Randal Williams
The Self in you is the same as the Self Universal. Whatever powers are manifested throughout the world, those powers exist in germ, in latency, in you… If you realize the unity of the Self amid the diversities of the Not-Self, then Yoga Will not seem an impossible thing to you.Annie Wood Besant
The soul is here for its own joy.Rumi
The study of asana is not about mastering posture. It’s about using posture to understand and transform yourself.B.K.S Iyengar
The success of Yoga does not lie in the ability to perform postures but in how it positively changes the way we live our life and our relationships.T.K.V. Desikachar
The true miracle lies in our eagerness to allow, appreciate, and honor the uniqueness, and freedom of each sentient being to sing the song of their heart.Amit Ray
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
The very heart of yoga practice is abhyasa steady effort in the direction you want to go.Sally Kempton
There is always room for change but you have to be open to that change.Kathryn Budig
There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.Aldous Huxley
There will always be people who can do it better than you, but that’s a good thing! Start to see competition as inspiration — without envy.Kathryn Budig
This calm steadiness of the senses is called yoga. Then one should become watchful, becomes yoga comes and go.Katha Upanishad
This world is your body. This world is a great school, This world is your silent teacher.Swami Sivananda
This yoga is not possible, for the one who eats too much, or who does not eat at all; who sleeps too much, or who keeps awake.Bhagavad Gita
Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.Buddha
Through practice, I’ve come to see that the deepest source of my misery is not wanting things to be the way they are. Not wanting myself to be the way I am. Not wanting the world to be the way it is. Not wanting others to be the way they are. Whenever I’m suffering, I find this war with reality to be at the heart of the problem.Stephen Cope
To perform every action artfully is yoga.Swami Kripalu
True meditation is about being fully present with everything that is–including discomfort and challenges. It is not an escape from life.Craig Hamilton
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
Understanding without practice is better than practice without understanding. Understanding with practice is better than understanding without practice. Residing in your true nature is better than understanding or practice.Upanishads
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
Vogue and Self are putting out the message of yoginis as buff and perfect. If you start doing yoga for those reasons, fine. Most people get beyond that and see that it’s much, much more.Patricia Walden
What yoga philosophy and all the great Buddhist teachings tells us is that solidity is a creation of the ordinary mind and that there never was anything permanent to begin with that we could hold on to. Life would be much easier and substantially less painful if we lived with the knowledge of impermanence as the only constant.Donna Farhi
What you think, you become.Buddha
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.Lao Tzu
When I was five years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.John Lennon
When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.Helen Keller
When the breath wanders the mind also is unsteady. But when the breath is calmed the mind too will be still, and the yogi achieves long life. Therefore, one should learn to control the breath.Hatha Yoga Pradipika
When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all of your thoughts break their bonds. Your mind transcends limitations; your consciousness expands in every direction; and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive and you discover yourself to be a greater person than you ever dreamed yourself to be.Patanjali
When you are looking in the mirror, you are looking at the problem. But, remember, you are also looking at the solution.Anonymous
When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others.Peace Pilgrim
When you inhale, you are taking the strength from God. When you exhale, it represents the service you are giving to the world.B. K. S. Iyengar
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
Wisdom is knowing we are all One. Love is what it feels like and Compassion is what it acts like.Ethan Walker III
Yoga accepts. Yoga gives.April Vallei
Yoga begins right where I am not where I was yesterday or where I long to be.Linda Sparrowe
Yoga does not change the way we see things, it transforms the person who sees.B.K.S Iyengar
Yoga does not remove us from the reality or responsibilities of everyday life but rather places our feet firmly and resolutely in the practical ground of experience. We don’t transcend our lives; we return to the life we left behind in the hopes of something better.Donna Farhi
Yoga exists in the world because everything is linked.Desikashar
Yoga is 99 percent practice and one percent theory.Sri Pattabhi Jois
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.Joel Kramer
Yoga is a light which once lit will never dim, the better your practice the brighter your flame.B.K.S. Iyengar
Yoga is a way of moving into stillness in order to experience the truth of who you are.Erich Schiffmann
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 almost like music in a way; there’s no end to it.Sting
Yoga is invigoration in relaxation. Freedom in routine. Confidence through self-control. Energy within and energy without.Ymber Delecto
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 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 is not about touching your toes, it’s about what you learn on the way down.Jigar Gor
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 possible for anybody who really wants it. Yoga is universal…. But don’t approach yoga with a business mind looking for worldly gain.Sri Pattabhi Jois
Yoga is really trying to liberate us from… shame about our bodies. To love your body is a very important thing — I think the health of your mind depends on your being able to love your body.Rodney Yee
Yoga is the cessation of the movements of the mind. Then there is abiding in the Seer’s own form.Patañjali
Yoga is the fountain of youth. You’re only as young as your spine is flexible.Bob Harper
Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.The Bhagavad Gita
Yoga is the perfect opportunity to be curious about who you are.Jason Crandell
Yoga is the practice of quieting the mind.Patanjali
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
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
Yoga, an ancient but perfect science, deals with the evolution of humanity. This evolution includes all aspects of one’s being, from bodily health to self realization. Yoga means union the union of body with consciousness and consciousness with the soul. 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
Yoga, as a way of life and a philosophy, can be practiced by anyone with inclination to undertake it, for yoga belongs to humanity as a whole. It is not the property of any one group or any one individual, but can be followed by any and all, in any corner of the globe, regardless of class, creed or religion.Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois
You are the sky, everything else is just the weather.Pema Chodron
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
You either get bitter or get better. It’s that simple. You either take what has been dealt to you and allow it to make you a better person, or you allow it to tear you down. The choice does not belong to fate, it belongs to you.Josh Shipp
You may think that only you are a prisoner, but other people are also prisoners. You are in a small prison, but others are in the big prison outside. When will they be released? Think that you are a yogi and that you are pursuing your sadhana in this particular place and at this particular moment. Immediately you will experience great joy. If you change your understanding, you will be free in a minute.Baba Muktananda
Your hand opens and closes and opens and closes. If it were always a fist or always stretched open, you would be paralyzed. Your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expanding, the two as beautifully balanced and coordinated as bird wings.Rumi
Your life is a sacred journey. It is about change, growth, discovery, movement, transformation, continuously expanding your vision of what is possible, stretching your soul, learning to see clearly and deeply, listening to your intuition, taking courageous challenges at every step along the way. You are on the path… exactly where you are meant to be right now… And from here, you can only go forward, shaping your life story into a magnificent tale of triumph, of healing, of courage, of beauty, of wisdom, of power, of dignity, and of love.Caroline Adams
Your soul is your best friend. Treat it with care, nurture it with growth, feed it with love.Ashourina Yalda
Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built.Rumi

YS = Yoga Sutra’s of Patanjali

KH = Translation / interpretation by Kirsten Hedden : @kirstenheddenyoga