Inspiring Yoga Quotes to Feed your Soul

11th January 2020

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Yoga has been for me so much more than a sport. As my practice has deepened over the last ten or so years I have been practising, at some point, something shifted, and I am so thankful for this. One of my favourite yoga quotes comes from Patanjali and goes: “A mind free from all disturbances is yoga”. If you think yoga is just Asana practice, then I invite you to meditate on these inspiring yoga quotes and keep practising.

At some point in my life, yoga started to have a transformative effect on my body, of course, but most importantly on my mind and my soul. It became a daily opportunity to take time out from the daily grind and reconnect with myself on the mat. Yoga is a time to acknowledge how grateful I am and to let go of what no longer serves me. The physical act of daily yoga practise has evolved into a healing and empowering tool and I have discovered strengths inside of me I didn’t even know existed in times when I really needed it.

Yoga helps me become more in tune with everything internal and external and I feel this is serving me so much in becoming a better version of myself. And to celebrate, today I wanted to offer you some yoga inspiration in the form of these yoga sayings, yoga quotes, and yoga slogans.

Here’s some more yoga content from me to continue feeding your soul 🙂

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The best yoga quotes to feed your soul


Patanjali yoga inspiration

If you’re a yoga regular, chances are you are already familiar with the Yoga Sutras. Written over 1700 years ago by Patanjali, the Yoga Sutras are a collection of nearly 200 little nuggets of wisdom, all of them amazing yoga quotes, individually or as a whole. I have the book Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by B. K. S. Iyengar (more on him below) and it’s an easier to digest version. The Yoga Sutras are short yoga sayings that will inspire you. Here are some of my favourite yoga quotes from the Yoga Sutras.

“If you can control the rising of the mind into ripples, you will experience yoga.”
― Patanjali

“Aversion is a form of bondage. We are tied to what we hate or fear. That is why, in our lives, the same problem, the same danger or difficulty, will present itself over and over again in various prospects, as long as we continue to resist or run away from it instead of examining it and solving it.”
― Patanjali

“In order to achieve a state of yoga, one must develop both practice and detachment.”
― Patanjali

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“Yoga is the settling of the mind into silence. When the mind has settled, we are established in our essential nature, which is unbounded Consciousness. Our essential nature is usually overshadowed by the activity of the mind.”
― Patanjali


The Bhagavad Gita yoga quotes

The Bhagavad Gita is a philosophical Hindu scripture, and the most widespread book of piety in India. It is read, reread, studied and learned by heart by Hindus and Yogis alike and contains a lot of yoga inspiration.

“Perform every action with you heart fixed on the Supreme Lord. Renounce attachment to the fruits. Be even-tempered in success and failure: for it is this evenness of temper which is meant by yoga.”
― The Bhagavad Gita

“Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.”
― The Bhagavad Gita

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“Through selfless service, you will always be fruitful and find the fulfillment of your desires”
― The Bhagavad Gita

“Seek refuge in the attitude of detachment and you will amass the wealth of spiritual awareness. The one who is motivated only by the desire for the fruits of their action, and anxious about the results, is miserable indeed.”
― The Bhagavad Gita


B.K.S Iyengar Yoga Slogans

Iyengar was an internationally renowned yoga teacher and author. Born in 1918 in Bellur in the south of India, he was initiated to yoga by his master T. Krishnamacharya in his teenage years to overcome health problems, including tuberculosis. With great perseverance in his practice, he overcame the difficulties and, very quickly, his master asked him to teach lessons and then sent him to Pune, near Mumbai. It was there that he founded in 1975 a yoga institute. His influence brought him students from all over the world because he knew how to develop a simple, precise method, experienced by himself and adapted to the needs of modern man. He is the author of Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, in my book one of the most important literature of yoga.

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

“My Body Is My Temple And Asanas Are My Prayers”
― B.K.S Iyengar

“Action is movement with intelligence. The world is filled with movement. What the world needs is more conscious movement, more action.”
― B.K.S Iyengar

“It is through the alignment of the body that I discovered the alignment of my mind, self, and intelligence.”
― B.K.S Iyengar


Osho yoga quotes

Osho was an Indian guru. Originally named Rajneesh Chandra Mohan Jain, he was known to be an outstanding speaker and charismatic guru. He is the creator of dynamic meditation, and he is is also at the heart of several controversies. Almost 30 years after his disappearance, his teachings continue to influence his followers and the Netflix documentary Wild Wild Country sheds some more light on the controversy.

“If you love a flower, don’t pick it up. Because if you pick it up it dies and it ceases to be what you love. So if you love a flower, let it be. Love is not about possession. Love is about appreciation.”
― Osho

Yoga is the science to be in the here and now.”
― Osho

“A certain darkness is needed to see the stars.”
― Osho

“If you suffer it is because of you, if you feel blissful it is because of you. Nobody else is responsible – only you and you alone.”
― Osho


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