Our Favourite Yoga Quotes

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

Jason Crandell

“The nature of yoga is to shine the light of awareness into the darkest corners of the body.”

Jason Crandell

“What I am looking for is not out there, it is in me.”

Helen Keller

“Yoga is the practice of tolerating the consequences of being yourself.”

Bhagavad Gita

“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

“Can you remember who you were, before the world told you who you should be?”

Danielle LaPorte

“Yoga is not about self-improvement, it's about self-acceptance.”

Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa

“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

“One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.”

Carl Jung

“Sometimes people try to renounce the world by retiring to a forest or cave, thinking that otherwise they will get caught. But such people can never be free from the nature. They can never hide anywhere; wherever they go, Nature will follow. There is no other way except to understand it, handle it properly and then the rise above it.”

Sri Swami Satchidananda

“Only when you transcend the mind can you understand it. Yoga claims there is a knowledge possible without the mind.”

Sri Swami Satchidananda

“Adapt, adjust, accommodate. Bear insult. Bear injury. That is the highest spiritual practice. Say "Thank you. I want more and more. I know you want me to become pure soon. Bring your friends also to inflict pain." Because if I accept everything, what can affect me?”

Sri Swami Satchidananda

“However clever we are, we can only keep the mind quiet for a little while. Therefore, our aim is not to keep the mind peaceful but to rise above the mind and realise the ever-peaceful Self.”

Sri Swami Satchidananda

“You can leave the real you alone. It is the image-you or the ego-you that needs Yoga.”

Sri Swami Satchidananda

“Yoga is the most misunderstood of all spiritual practices. Yoga is not physical exercise. Yoga is a practice to gain Supermind.”

Dr. Baskaran Pillai

“You can't stop your thoughts but you can change your relationship with them.”

Yulia Heaton

“Balance is not static. Balance is an act.”

Yulia Heaton

“Curiosity is the beginning of the mind, wonder is the end of the mind.”

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

“The true you is always the same, but you appear to be distorted or mixed up with the mind.”

Patanjali

“If you really want to be selfish, be selfish in the idea of retaining your peace.”

Patanjali

“If you feel bound, you are bound. If you feel liberated, you are liberated. Things outside neither bind you nor liberate you; only your attitude toward them does that.”

Patanjali

“To die in one's duty is life: to live in another's is death.”

Bhagavad Gita

“Yoga practice is like an obstacle race; many obstructions are purposely put on the way for us to pass through. They are there to make us understand and express our own capacities.”

Patanjali

“Guru is not merely a yoga teacher. He is the only one who can enlighten your soul by the luminosity of his own revealed spirit. He reflects the brilliance of your spirit and what you see in him is actually your own self.”

Hatha Yoga Pradipika

“The word Mahatma it means great soul and its inside of us just waiting to unfold.”

MC Yogi

“Rise, wake up, seek the wise and realise. The path is difficult to cross like the sharpened edge of the razor, so say the wise.”

Katha Upanishad

“Yoga doesn't take time, it gives time”

Ganga White

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