50 Motivational Quotes To Encourage You To Give Yoga A Try

by - June 20, 2017









International Day of Yoga is celebrated on 21 June annually. Yoga 
provides a holistic approach to health and well-being, it aims at building better individual lifestyles. Below are some motivational quotes to encourage you to give Yoga a try:





1- “Yoga does not remove us from the reality or responsibilities of everyday life but rather places our feet firmly and resolutely in the practical ground of experience. We don't transcend our lives; we return to the life we left behind in the hopes of something better.” 


- Donna Farhi



2- "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






3- "You cannot do yoga. Yoga is your natural state. What you can do are yoga exercises, which may reveal to you where you are resisting your natural state."
- Sharon Gannon



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

- T. Guillemets



5- "Yoga has a sly, clever way of short circuiting the mental patterns that cause anxiety."

- Baxter Bell



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

- B.K.S. Iyengar






7- "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. Yoga means union - the union of body with consciousness and consciousness with the soul. Yoga cultivates the ways of maintaining a balanced attitude in day to day life and endows skill in the performance of one's actions."

- B.K.S. Iyengar



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


- B.K.S. Iyengar






9- "The yoga mat is a good place to turn when talk therapy and antidepressants aren't enough."
- Amy Weintraub

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

- Bob Harper







11- "Yoga is possible for anybody who really wants it. Yoga is universal.... But don't approach yoga with a business mind looking for worldly gain."
- Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois



12- "By embracing your mother wound as your yoga, you transform what has been a hindrance in your life into a teacher of the heart."
- Phillip Moffitt


13- "Yoga is 99% practice and 1% theory."
- Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois



14- "For me, yoga is not just a workout - it's about working on yourself."

- Mary Glover


15- "The beauty is that people often come here for the stretch, and leave with a lot more."
- Liza Ciano







16- "Vogue and Self are putting out the message of yoginis as buff and perfect. If you start doing yoga for those reasons, fine. Most people get beyond that and see that it's much, much more."

- Patricia Walden


17- "When asked what gift he wanted for his birthday, the yogi replied: I wish no gifts, only presence."
- Unknown



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

- Svatmarama


19- "Yoga is the practice of quieting the mind."
- Patanjali

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

- Jason Crandell


21- "Yoga is invigoration in relaxation. Freedom in routine. Confidence through self-control. Energy within and energy without."
- Ymber Delecto







22- "Corpse pose restores life. Dead parts of your being fall away, the ghosts are released."
- The Quote Garden



23- "Yoga accepts. Yoga gives."

- April Vallei


24- "Tree pose grows confidence."
- The Quote Garden


25- "For those wounded by civilization, yoga is the most healing salve."
- T. Guillemets


26- "Yoga is really trying to liberate us from ... shame about our bodies. To love your body is a very important thing -- I think the health of your mind depends on your being able to love your body."
- Rodney Yee


27- "You can enter yoga, or the path of yoga, only when you are totally frustrated with your own mind as it is. If you are still hoping that you can gain something through your mind, yoga is not for you."
- Osho








28- "In Karma yoga no effort is ever lost, and there is no harm. Even a little practice of this discipline protects one from great fear of birth and death."

- Bhagavad Gita


29- "Yoga is about clearing away whatever is in us that prevents our living in the most full and whole way. With yoga, we become aware of how and where we are restricted -- in body, mind, and heart -- and how gradually to open and release these blockages. As these blockages are cleared, our energy is freed. We start to feel more harmonious, more at one with ourselves. Our lives begin to flow -- or we begin to flow more in our lives."
- Cybele Tomlinson



30- “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 and Vipassana


31- "This yoga is not possible, for the one who eats too much, or who does not eat at all; who sleeps too much, or who keeps awake.
- Bhagavad Gita


32- "The word yoga comes from Sanskrit, the language of ancient India. It means union, integration, or wholeness. It is an approach to health that promotes the harmonious collaboration of the human being's three components: body, mind, and spirit."
- Stella Weller








33- "Karma yoga is a supreme secret indeed."
- Bhagavad Gita


34- "Plant the seed of meditation and reap the fruit of peace of mind."
- Unknown


35- "Meditation and concentration are the way to a life of serenity."


- Unknown

36- "Your mind is your instrument. Learn to be its master and not its slave."

- Unknown


37- "When calm your mind and your senses, you become conscious of your always present inner self."
- Unknown





38- "Yoga Science is not just a scholarly pursuit. It is a moment by moment and thought by thought practical guide for living."
- Leonard Perlmutter




39- "Yoga is a way to freedom. By its constant practice, we can free ourselves from fear, anguish and loneliness."
- Indra Devi

40- "Yoga is almost like music in a way; there's no end to it."

- Sting

41- "Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self." 

- The Bhagavad Gita



42- “You cannot do yoga. Yoga is your natural state. What you can do are yoga exercises, which may reveal to you where you are resisting your natural state.” 

- Sharon Gannon



43- “True yoga is not about the shape of your body, but the shape of your life. Yoga is not to be performed; yoga is to be lived. Yoga doesn’t care about what you have been; yoga cares about the person you are becoming. Yoga is designed for a vast and profound purpose, and for it to be truly called yoga, its essence must be embodied.” 

- Aadil Palkhivala







44- “The success of Yoga does not lie in the ability to perform postures but in how it positively changes the way we live our life and our relationships.”  



- T.K.V. Desikachar



45- “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


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

–Sri Swami Satchidananda


47- "
I do yoga so that I can stay flexible enough to kick my own arse if necessary." 

– Betsy Cañas Garmon

48- “Don’t just do something—sit there!” 

- Unknown


49- “Yoga has a sly, clever way of short circuiting the mental patterns that cause anxiety.”

- Baxter Bal



50- 
“The yoga pose that you avoid the most you need the most.” 

Author Unknown




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