21 Inspiring Quotes That Sum Up Yoga

Ling Beisecker
21 Inspiring Quotes That Sum Up Yoga

The journey that is yoga is made up of practice, patience, and countless readings and quotes. A quote can spark discussion as well as capture a moment.

A quote is also worth a thousand interpretations. With so many to choose from it is hard to pick just a few, but here are 21 inspiring quotes that perfectly sum up yoga:

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Joining

1. “Go inward, find your inner space and suddenly you will find an explosion of light, of beauty, of ecstasy.” - Osho

2. “Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.” – Rumi

3. “We don’t set out to save the world; we set out to wonder how other people are doing and to reflect on how our actions affect other people’s hearts.” – Pema Chödrön

Acceptance

4. “The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.” – Carl Rogers

5. “No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.” – Buddha

6. "There is no need to struggle to be free. The absence of struggle is in itself freedom." – Chogyam Trungpa

7. “Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

Noticing the Present

8. “The thoughts that come often unsought, and, as it were, drop into the mind, are commonly the most valuable of any we have.” – John Locke

9. “Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” – Buddha

10. “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” – John Lennon

Practicing

11. “Do your practice and all is coming.” - Sri K Patthabi Jois

12. “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” – Dalai Lama

13. “Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain.” – Carl Jung

14. “All situations teach you, and often it’s the tough ones that teach you best.” - Pema Chödrön

Serenity

15. “Healthy plants and trees yield abundant flowers and fruits. Similarly, from a healthy person, smiles and happiness shine forth like the rays of the sun.” – B.K.S. Iyengar

16. “Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured" – B.K.S. Iyengar

17. “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” – Albert Einstein

Being

18. “Be – don’t try to become. Being is enlightenment, becoming is ignorance.” - Osho

19. “In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.” – Robert Frost

Love

20. “The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread” – Mother Teresa

21. “A single moment of love is equal to the whole eternity of love.” - Osho

While 21 may be blackjack gold, there are still so many wonderful quotes that sum up yoga, please share your favorites below!