Yoga quotes

  • Yoga is an inner experience - a workIN within a workOUT.
    -- A. G. Mohan

    #Workout #Yoga

  • Leave nothing for to-morrow which can be done to-day.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Yoga #Done #Morrow

  • A lot of times people will think, "I'm strong, I'm in shape; why can't I do this pose?" But that's not the point. There's nothing to win in yoga. You just do what you can do, one day to the next.
    -- Adam Levine

    #Strong #Yoga #Winning

  • Let's face it, I only practice yoga because the classes are always packed with beautiful women.
    -- Adam Levine

    #Beautiful #Yoga #Practice

  • Yoga carves you into a different person - and that is satisfying physically.
    -- Adam Levine

    #Yoga #Different #Persons

  • At any Maroon 5 concert, you'll see a room backstage marked 'yoga.'
    -- Adam Levine

    #Yoga #Rooms #Maroon

  • There's nothing to win in yoga. You just do what you can do, one day to the next.
    -- Adam Levine

    #Yoga #Winning #One Day

  • Yoga takes what you have and molds and sculpts it, which is a much more natural way to look and feel.
    -- Adam Levine

    #Yoga #Mold #Looks

  • No trumpets sound when the important decisions of our life are made. Destiny is made known silently.
    -- Agnes de Mille

    #Inspirational #Life #Yoga

  • Great compassion penetrates into the marrow of the bone. It is the support of all living beings. Like the love of a parent for an only child, the tenderness of the Compassionate One is all-pervasive.
    -- Akkineni Nagarjuna

    #Children #Yoga #Compassion

  • If you want to find God, hang out in the space between your thoughts.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Yoga #Space #Want

  • Range is of the ego, form is of the soul.
    -- Alan Finger

    #Yoga #Ego #Soul

  • Yoga adds years to your life and life to your years.
    -- Alan Finger

    #Yoga #Years #Add

  • Whatever fells your mind is what you are. So, feel loving and peaceful for no reason at all.
    -- Alan Finger

    #Yoga #Peaceful #Mind

  • Yoga is when you feel pure consciousness and spirit.
    -- Alan Finger

    #Yoga #Spirit #Consciousness

  • When you know who you truly are, you can live more freely and in tune with your karma.
    -- Alan Finger

    #Karma #Yoga #Tunes

  • You are not your thoughts, and you are not the product of your thoughts.
    -- Alan Finger


  • Who you truly are is a place of no particular thing, but all things at once.
    -- Alan Finger

    #Yoga #Particular

  • When our consciousness is quiet, the waves of thought cease and we see clearly enough to relate back to our spirit. we connect with who we really are.
    -- Alan Finger

    #Yoga #Spirit #Quiet

  • A guru is needed not to worship, but to direct you.
    -- Alan Finger

    #Yoga #Worship #Guru

  • If you don't have the background awareness of oneness, duality becomes real.
    -- Alan Finger

    #Real #Yoga #Oneness

  • Practicing yoga is like tuning up your car: it allows the bode to function in accordance with what it was designed to do.
    -- Alan Finger

    #Yoga #Car #Tuning

  • When consciousness has no thoughts in it, one can experience spirit and live in harmony with the universal forces.
    -- Alan Finger

    #Yoga #Spirit #Consciousness

  • You are an aperture through which the universe is looking at and exploring itself.
    -- Alan Watts

    #Inspirational #Life #Yoga

  • If there is any religion that could respond to the needs of modern science, it would be Buddhism.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Inspirational #Yoga #Buddhism

  • 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

    #Yoga #Reality #Compassion

  • By having a reverence for life, we enter into a spiritual relation with the world By practicing reverence for life we become good, deep, and alive.
    -- Albert Schweitzer

    #Spiritual #Yoga #Deep Life

  • I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Change #Life Changing #Yoga

  • The two seem, at first glance, to be opposed, but when you have advanced a little in both, you find that concentration learned in Yoga is of immense use in attaining the mental powers necessary in Magick; on the other hand, the discipline of Magick is of the greatest service in Yoga.
    -- Aleister Crowley

    #Yoga #Hands #Two

  • I try to do yoga once a week.
    -- Alessandra Ambrosio

    #Yoga #Trying #Week

  • It's been my experience that the longer I do yoga, the more I want to know, the more I am able to understand and the less judgmental I am.
    -- Ali MacGraw

    #Yoga #Want #Able

  • I fully expect to be doing yoga for the rest of my life.
    -- Ali MacGraw


  • I was really involved with other people's opinions of me, and it got heightened during my film career. I don't have any opinion, good or bad about it, it just was. It's not the way I feel now, and I think yoga has a lot to do with that.
    -- Ali MacGraw

    #Yoga #Thinking #Careers

  • Yoga makes me feel really sexy.
    -- Alicia Silverstone

    #Sexy #Yoga #Feels

  • I deal with postpartum feelings by reaching out to mom friends. I became very close with some of the women in my prenatal yoga class.
    -- Alyssa Milano

    #Mom #Yoga #Class

  • I took prenatal yoga three times a week, including the morning I went into labor. It helped me stay comfortable.
    -- Alyssa Milano

    #Morning #Yoga #Three

  • 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 #Writing #Exercise

  • 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 #Soul #Mind

  • Yoga is the art work of awareness on the canvas of mind,body and the soul.
    -- Amit Ray

    #Art #Yoga #Soul

  • Exercises are like prose, whereas yoga is the poetry of movements.
    -- Amit Ray

    #Yoga #Exercise #Movement

  • Yoga means addition - addition of energy, strength and beauty to body, mind and soul.
    -- Amit Ray

    #Yoga #Mean #Soul

  • Yoga and Vipassana are the two most time tested ancient techniques for keeping the body, mind and spirit in harmony and in sync. There is no contradiction between yoga and vipassana. They are complementary to each other.
    -- Amit Ray

    #Yoga #Two #Mind

  • Combining these two ancient teachings (yoga and vipassana) in a seamless manner, which will bring maximum benefits to the meditators, is not at all a challenge. It is just removal of some mental blocks. Ideally speaking, this combination should be done based on scientific, clinical and neurobiological studies and the combined structure should be made brick by brick, layer by layer in a flawless manner as a homogeneous composition.
    -- Amit Ray

    #Block #Yoga #Teaching

  • Mystical bliss, joy and rapture are part of both yoga and vipassana. When the mind is concentrated, purified, bright, unblemished, free from defects, pliant and steady, this positive joy arises.
    -- Amit Ray

    #Yoga #Joy #Mind

  • 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

    #Song #Lying #Yoga

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

    #Yoga #Ayurveda #Medicine

  • 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 #Discovery #Energy

  • I do Pilates and yoga and try to eat healthy.
    -- Amy Smart

    #Yoga #Healthy #Trying

  • 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

    #Yoga #Thinking #Class

  • It's helped my outlook, how I interact with people. It's made me more conscious. It's helped me be able to focus, make better decisions, think on my feet. I don't know what I'd do without it. It's my sanctuary.
    -- Andie MacDowell

    #Yoga #Thinking #Feet

  • I have had the great good fortune of working with a true genius of yoga, Karuna Erickson, in developing a new system called Heart Yoga.
    -- Andrew Harvey

    #Yoga #Heart #Genius

  • Millions of Americans today are taking dietary supplements, practicing yoga and integrating other natural therapies into their lives. These are all preventive measures that will keep them out of the doctor's office and drive down the costs of treating serious problems like heart disease and diabetes.
    -- Andrew Weil

    #Yoga #Heart #Doctors

  • I think yoga is like anything else, it's a workout in the sense you are going to get what you put into it.
    -- Andrew Whitworth

    #Workout #Yoga #Thinking

  • A yoga session is harder than a football practice easily for me. Probably in some ways just as intense, not from a physical standpoint of hitting ,but from a game, the intensity is the same.
    -- Andrew Whitworth

    #Football #Yoga #Practice

  • I signed up with Kundalini yoga teacher training, which has been shifting me in some really beautiful ways.
    -- Angela Lindvall

    #Beautiful #Teacher #Yoga

  • My job involves a lot of sitting on aeroplanes and a lot of walking in high heels! I find yoga helps with both.
    -- Anja Rubik

    #Jobs #Yoga #High Heels

  • The body is the vehicle, consciousness the driver. Yoga is the path, and the chakras are the map.
    -- Anodea Judith

    #Yoga #Maps #Body

  • I do yoga every morning, then I run for half an hour and take a sauna.
    -- Antonio Banderas

    #Running #Morning #Yoga

  • I am a gym rat who loves to work out, particularly running, Zumba, yoga, cycling, and kickboxing.
    -- Aprilynne Pike

    #Running #Zumba #Yoga

  • A lot of people over the years have been doing yoga and I think even more these days are expressing an interest in it. So there are a lot of manifestations of spirituality here in town.
    -- Ashley Judd

    #Yoga #Thinking #Years

  • You pray for good health and a body that will be strong in old age. Good-but your rich foods block the gods' answer and tie Jupiter's hands.
    -- Aulus Persius Flaccus

    #Strong #Block #Yoga

  • Yoga is the rule book for playing the game of Life, but in this game no one needs to lose. It is tough, and you need to train hard. It requires the willingness to think for yourself, to observe and correct, and to surmount occasional setbacks. It demands honesty, sustained application, and above all love in your heart.
    -- B.K.S. Iyengar

    #Honesty #Yoga #Book

  • As we shave it happens that we cut ourself with the razor blade; this does not mean that we must not shave in the morning any longer. It is the same thing for yoga.
    -- B.K.S. Iyengar

    #Morning #Yoga #Mean

  • Yoga is an interior penetration leading to integration of being, senses, breath, mind, intelligence, consciousness, and Self. It is definitely an inward journey, evolution through involution, toward the Soul, which in turn desires to emerge and embrace you in its glory.
    -- B.K.S. Iyengar

    #Yoga #Journey #Self

  • Yoga releases the creative potential in life.
    -- B.K.S. Iyengar

    #Yoga #Creative #Release

  • Any action done with beauty and purity, and in complete harmony of body, mind and soul, is Art.
    -- B.K.S. Iyengar

    #Art #Yoga #Soul

  • It is while practicing yoga asanas that you learn the art of adjustment.
    -- B.K.S. Iyengar

    #Art #Yoga #Asana

  • The body is your temple. Keep it pure and clean for the soul to reside in.
    -- B.K.S. Iyengar

    #Yoga #Soul #Body

  • Yoga uses the body to discipline the mind and to reach the soul.
    -- B.K.S. Iyengar

    #Yoga #Discipline #Soul

  • Yoga allows you to find an inner peace that is not ruffled and riled by the endless stresses and struggles of life.
    -- B.K.S. Iyengar

    #Stress #Struggle #Yoga

  • The aim of yoga is to calm the chaos of conflicting impulses
    -- B.K.S. Iyengar

    #Yoga #Calm #Chaos

  • Yoga is the music of the soul. So do continue, and the gates of the soul will open.
    -- B.K.S. Iyengar

    #Yoga #Soul #Gates

  • I don't stretch my body as if it is an object. I do yoga from the self towards the body, not the other way around.
    -- B.K.S. Iyengar

    #Yoga #Self #Body

  • Yoga is more than physical. It is cellular, mental, intellectual and spiritual-it involves man in his entire being
    -- B.K.S. Iyengar

    #Spiritual #Yoga #Men

  • The ultimate goal of yoga is to realize the brilliance of your soul.
    -- B.K.S. Iyengar

    #Yoga #Goal #Soul

  • Yoga is when every cell of the body sings the song of the soul...
    -- B.K.S. Iyengar

    #Song #Yoga #Cells

  • 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.
    -- B.K.S. Iyengar

    #Yoga #Self #Perfect

  • Our greed comes from our fear that we will not have enough - whether it is money or love that we grasp. Yoga teaches us to let go of these fears and so to realize the abundance around us and within us.
    -- B.K.S. Iyengar

    #Letting Go #Yoga #Greed

  • Words cannot convey the value of yoga - it has to be experienced.
    -- B.K.S. Iyengar

    #Yoga #Values

  • Hatha Yoga teaches us to use the body as the bow, asana as the arrow, and the soul the target.
    -- B.K.S. Iyengar

    #Yoga #Arrows #Soul

  • Yes, flexibility of body and physical perfection for Yogasana is important. However more important is the state of your mind, Meditative mind. Your flexibility might be excellent but if your mind is not attentive, you are merely doing some physical exercise, not Yoga.
    -- B.K.S. Iyengar

    #Yoga #Exercise #Perfection

  • Yoga is effort. Only practice is important. The rest of knowledge is only theory.
    -- B.K.S. Iyengar

    #Yoga #Practice #Effort

  • Yoga allows you to find a new kind of freedom that you may not have known even existed.
    -- B.K.S. Iyengar

    #Yoga #May #Kind

  • First yoga deals with health, strength and conquest of the body. Next, it lifts the veil of difference between the body and the mind. Lastly, it leads the Sadhaka to peace and unalloyed purity.
    -- B.K.S. Iyengar

    #Yoga #Differences #Mind

  • There is no difference in our souls...That is what yoga teaches. When you and I meet together, we forget ourselves -- our cultures and classes. There are no divisions, and we talk mind to mind, soul to soul. We are no different in our deepest needs. We are all humans.
    -- B.K.S. Iyengar

    #Yoga #Class #Differences

  • Yoga is a way of life; it is an art, a science, a philosophy.
    -- B.K.S. Iyengar

    #Art #Philosophy #Yoga

  • Yoga is firstly for individual growth, but through individual growth, society and community develop.
    -- B.K.S. Iyengar

    #Yoga #Community #Growth

  • If you practice yoga every day with perseverance, you will be able to face the turmoil of life with steadiness and maturity.
    -- B.K.S. Iyengar

    #Perseverance #Yoga #Maturity

  • Yoga is about the will, working with intelligence and self-reflexive consciousness, can free us from the inevitability of the wavering mind and outwardly directed senses.
    -- B.K.S. Iyengar

    #Yoga #Self #Mind

  • Life means to be living.Problems will always be there.  When they arise navigate through them with yoga- don't take a break.
    -- B.K.S. Iyengar

    #Yoga #Mean #Problem

  • As each individual is electrically alive and dynamic, so yoga is a living, dynamic force in life. In order to savor its essence, one needs a religiously attentive dynamic practice done with awareness and absorption.
    -- B.K.S. Iyengar

    #Yoga #Order #Essence

  • Yoga is a light, which once lit, will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter the flame.
    -- B.K.S. Iyengar

    #Motivational #Yoga #Light

  • 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

    #Inspiring #Yoga #Giving

  • All of us have a dormant spark of divinity in us which has to be fanned into flame by yoga.
    -- B.K.S. Iyengar

    #Yoga #Flames #Divinity

  • Yoga is a mirror to look at ourselves from within.
    -- B.K.S. Iyengar

    #Yoga #Mirrors #Looks

  • When the restlessness of the mind, intellect and self is stilled through the practice of Yoga, the yogi by the grace of the Spirit within himself finds fulfillment.
    -- B.K.S. Iyengar

    #Yoga #Self #Practice

  • The practice of yogasana for the sake of health, to keep fit, or to maintain flexibility is the external practice of yoga. While this is a legitimate place to begin, it is not the end Even in simple asanas, one is experiencing the three levels of quest: the external quest, which brings firmness of the body; the internal quest, which brings steadiness of intelligence; and the innermost quest, which brings benevolence of spirit.
    -- B.K.S. Iyengar

    #Yoga #Simple #Practice

  • The challenge of yoga is to go beyond our limits - within reason. We continually expand the frame of the mind by using the canvas of the body. It is as if you were to stretch a canvas more and create a larger surface for a painting. But we must respect the present form of our body. If you pull too much at once, we will rip the canvas. If the practice of today damages the practice of tomorrow, it is not correct practice.
    -- B.K.S. Iyengar

    #Rip #Yoga #Practice

  • The light that Yoga sheds on life is something special. It is transformative. It does not just change the way we see things; it transforms the person who sees.
    -- B.K.S. Iyengar

    #Yoga #Light #Special

  • Yoga has to be done with the intellect of the head as well as the intellect of the heart
    -- B.K.S. Iyengar

    #Yoga #Heart #Done