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Inspiring Yoga Quotes

Inspiring Yoga Quotes

In the sacred  practice of yoga, where body, mind, and spirit converge, the power of inspiration can be profound. Whether you're just starting on your yoga journey or you're a seasoned practitioner, the wisdom encapsulated in yoga quotes has the potential to uplift, motivate, and guide. Here are ten inspiring yoga quotes to infuse your practice with renewed energy and purpose:


"Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self." - The Bhagavad Gita

This timeless quote reminds us that yoga is not just about physical postures but about self-discovery and self-realization. With each practice, we embark on a journey inward, peeling away layers to uncover our true essence. It serves as the great reminder that the journey is the point and our entire experience here is to connect back to the Self. 


"Stop acting so small. You are the Universe in ecstatic motion”

- Rumi

With each breath, we have the opportunity to release what no longer serves us and embrace the infinite possibilities of the power and gift of the present moment. Yoga practice offers us the opportunity to look past the facades, opinions and labels we live by and remember who we truly are, the universe in ecstatic motion. It reminds us to dream big, follow our hearts and see how magnificent and powerful you truly are. 

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

- Debasish Mridha

Imagine your body as a symphony of movement, flowing gracefully in harmony with each breath. Through yoga, we cultivate a profound sense of awareness of our breath and can tap into that  inner peace and harmony that dwells within. It is allowing every cell to dance to the rhythm of life. It is waking ourselves up to have reverence for what our bodies and minds carve and are capable of. 


“to practice is to pay attention to your whole life: your thoughts, your bodily sensations, and your speech and other actions.”

- Judith Hanson Lasater

Yoga teaches us to find strength and resilience in moments of discomfort. When we feel the urge to escape, we challenge ourselves to stay present, breathe with intention, and explore the depths of our practice. The practice invites us to pay attention, to be present on the mat and in our life. The poses serve as the metaphor, it is an opportunity to look past the physical to experience the subtle and powerful teaching of transformation. 


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

Maintaining a flexible spine is key to vitality and longevity. Through regular yoga practice, we nurture spinal health, improve posture, and enhance overall well-being, allowing us to age with grace and vitality. When we walk, sit and move through life with more bodily awareness we not only nourish our internal systems we also create more energy, vitality and confidence as we move through life. Stand tall, sit erect and take up more space. Your body and spirit will thank you! 


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

- Jason Crandell

Yoga invites us to explore both the light and the shadows within ourselves. By bringing awareness to areas of tension, discomfort, or resistance, we create space for healing, growth, and transformation. The practice invites us to come as we are and offers us a nourishing light to see ourselves more fully so we can shed, evolve and grow. 


”The very heart of yoga practice is ‘abyhasa’ steady effort in the direction you want to go.” 

- Sally Kempton

Each yoga practice is a choice and with that choice we move forward towards ourselves. We are beckoned towards that gentle draw to our values, goals and dreams. The practice of yoga is to move with intention. As we move through asanas, cultivate mindfulness, and connect with our breath, we create a path to path that extends beyond the mat. 


"The rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind, and the harmony of the soul create the symphony of life." 

- B.K.S. Iyengar

In the symphony of life, yoga serves as a conductor, guiding us towards greater alignment and balance. Yoga has a way of showing us where we need to release so we can receive. When body, mind, and soul are in harmony, we experience a profound sense of peace, joy, and interconnectedness with all of existence. 


"Yoga is the cessation of the fluctuations of the mind." 

- Patanjali

In a world filled with noise and distractions, yoga offers a sanctuary of stillness and tranquility. Through meditation, pranayama, and mindful movement, we quiet the chatter of the mind and discover the profound serenity that lies within. Yoga has the power and grace to calm the monkey mind so we can see ourselves and life with awareness and more clarity. 


"Yoga is not about touching your toes, it's about what you learn on the way down." 

- Jigar Gor

Ultimately, yoga is not about achieving perfection in postures but about the journey of self-discovery and growth. As we explore the depths of our practice, we uncover valuable insights, cultivate inner strength, and awaken to the beauty of our own existence.


May these inspiring yoga quotes serve as guiding lights on your journey, illuminating the path towards greater self-awareness, balance, and inner peace. As you step onto your mat, remember that the true essence of yoga lies not in the poses themselves but in the transformative power of presence and intention. Embrace each moment with an open heart and a receptive mind, and let your practice be a celebration of the infinite possibilities that lie within.



With Love,

Sama Yoga House