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30 Profound Yoga Quotes For Beginners


Yoga is a philosophy that was originally developed in India. It consists of exercises and meditation that helps people attain a state of calmness and is believed to unite one’s soul with the ultimate source (God). This blog consists of 30 profound yoga quotes from some of the popular personalities across the globe.

Yoga is one of the hottest trending topics on the internet today. If you have decided to practice yoga, then you are on the right path. This blog has some powerful yoga quotes that will motivate you to embrace yoga.

30 Yoga Quotes for Motivation

“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

“Don’t move the way fear makes you move. Move the way love makes you move. Move the way joy makes you move.”

– Osho

“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

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“The body benefits from movement, and the mind benefits from stillness.”

– Sakyong Mipham

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

– Pema Chodron

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”

– Lao Tzu

“Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.”

– The Bhagavad Gita

“Be a lamp to yourself. Be your own confidence. Hold on to the truth within yourself as to the only truth.”

– Buddha

“Change is not something that we should fear. Rather, it is something that we should welcome. For without change, nothing in this world would ever grow or blossom and no one in this world would ever move forward to become the person they’re meant to be.”

–B.K.S Iyengar

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“To the yogi, all experience is seen as one, as a means to help him cultivate devotion. All experiences have equal meaning and value.”

–Prem Prakash

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

–Swami Kripalu

“The very heart of yoga practice is ‘abyhasa’ – 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

“Yoga is the cessation of the movements of the mind. Then there is abiding in the Seer’s own form.”


“Anyone who practices can obtain success in yoga but not one who is lazy. Constant practice alone is the secret of success.”

Hatha Yoga Pradipika

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

–B.K.S Iyengar

“A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it.  It just blooms.”

Zen Shin

“The body is your temple. Keep it pure and clean for the soul to reside in.”

B.K.S Iyengar

“Doing anything with attention to how you feel is doing yoga.”

Jean Couch

“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

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

—Kino MacGregor

“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

“The body benefits from movement, and the mind benefits from stillness.”

—Sakyong Mipham

 “Yoga is the dance of every cell with the music of every breath that creates inner serenity and harmony.”

—Debasish Mridha

“Body is not stiff, Mind is stiff.”

―  Terri Guillemets

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“Practice makes comfort. Expand your experiences regularly so every stretch won’t feel like your first.”

–Gina Greenlee

Yoga makes you harmonious with nature and teaches you to be joyfully curious about your inner world.”

–Debasish Mridha

“Yoga will always be transformational, even when it stops being cool.”

–Victoria Moran

“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.”

―Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois

“Breath is your link to life; the direct connection to your spirit.”

–Dashama Konah Gordon

Yoga can certainly transform your life and completely broaden your horizons in ways that you can never imagine. You must try it if you haven’t already.