Yoga Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old yoga quotes, yoga sayings, and yoga proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

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

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

Sri Swami Satchidananda

No great work has ever been produced except after a long interval of still and musing meditation     

Walter Bagehot

Breathe Through the Pain, It Always Gets Easier with Time.     

Dashama Konah Gordon

Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.     

B.K.S. Iyengar

In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.     

Deepak Chopra

In truth, yoga doesn't "take time" — it gives time.     

Ganga White

When meditation is mastered, the mind is unwavering like the flame of a lamp in a windless place.     

Bhagavad Gita

One succeeds in all Yogas through energetic practice—even if one is young, old, very old, sick, or weak.     


To perform every action artfully is yoga.     

Swami Kripalu

The ultimate essence of yoga is the contact and the union between the individual consciousness and the divine consciousness.     

Raphael, Essence

You must find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible.     

Deepak Chopra

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

Jason Crandell

Meditation is such a more substantial reality than what we normally take to be reality.     

Richard Gere

Through the practices of yoga, we discover that concern for the happiness and well being of others, including animals, must be an essential part of our own quest for happiness and well being. The fork can be a powerful weapon of mass destruction or a tool to create peace on Earth.     

Sharon Gannon

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

Tree pose grows confidence. It roots me to this world.     

Terri Guillemets

Meditation is defined by not just the mode of thinking, but also the object of thought     

Chaitanya Charan Das

Take a Tree Pose in your life.     

Kathryn E. Livingston

Pain and Happiness are the coverings over reality     

Yogi Vini

Happiness is a state of inner fulfillment.     

Matthieu Ricard

Yoga is the fountain of youth. You're only as young as your spine is flexible.     

Bob Harper

Meditation is painful in the beginning but it bestows immortal bliss and supreme joy in the end.     

Swami Sivananda

Paths are many, Truth is ONE!     

Swami Satchitananda

You cannot control anything except your thoughts. With yoga, you do not control yourself but you harmonize with nature.     

Debasish Mridha

A photographer gets people to pose for him. A yoga instructor gets people to pose for themselves.     

T. Guillemets

It doesn't matter how deep into a posture you go, what matters is who you are when you get there.     

Max Strom

Yoga is a light, which once lit, will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter the flame.     

B.K.S. Iyengar

A mind free from all disturbances is Yoga     


Mindful meditation has been discovered to foster the ability to inhibit those very quick emotional impulses.     

Daniel Goleman