20 Inspiring Yoga Quotes

Updated: Feb 18

Here are some of my favourite yoga quotes. These quotes have inspired me throughout my yoga journey and I am sure that you will find them equally inspiring. They are perfect for addition to your yoga class plan or you can just read them daily for inspiration and motivation.



1. “Yoga does not just change the way we see things; it transforms the person who sees.”

― B.K.S. Iyengar


2. “The past is already gone; the future is not yet here. There’s only one moment for you to live.” ― Buddha


3. “There’s no value in digging shallow wells in a hundred places. Decide on one place and dig deep. Even if you encounter a rock, use dynamite and keep going down. If you leave that to dig another well, all the first effort is wasted and there is no proof you won’t hit rock again.” ― Swami S. Satchidananda


3. "Love is the bridge between you and everything." ― Rumi


4. “Rid your body of its impurities; let your speech be true and sweet; feel friendship for the world and with humility, seek wealth and knowledge.” ― Tirumalai Krishnamacharya


5. “Breath is indispensable for life and its absence is death. Hence the necessity to make it longer and accumulate the Prāṇa Śakti. Just as a rich man accumulates money slowly to get wealthy, so also one should practice every day through the proper use of the breath in Āsana to maintain good health.” ― Tirumalai Krishnamacharya


6. “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


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


8. “Yoga is the perfect opportunity to be curious about who you are.” ― Jason Crandell


9. “The future depends on what we do in the present.” ― Mahatma Gandhi


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


11. “What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create.” ― Buddha


12. “The wise man lets go of all results, whether good or bad, and is focused on his actions alone.” ― The Bhagavad Gita


13. “The quality of our breath expresses our inner feelings.” ― T.K.V. Desikachar


14. “Let us accept all the different paths as different rivers running toward the same ocean.” ― Swami Satchidananda


15. “Inhale, and God approaches you. Hold the inhalation, and God remains with you. Exhale, and you approach God. Hold the exhalation, and surrender to God.” ― Krishnamacharya


16. “Yoga is for internal cleansing, not external exercising. Yoga means true self-knowledge.” ― Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois


17. “Love is your quality. Love is not what you do. Love is what you are.” ― Sadhguru


18. “The happiness that comes from long practice and leads to the end of suffering, which at first is like poison and at last like nectar arises only from the serenity of one's own mind.” ― The Bhagavad Gita


19. “To live the life of Yoga, to repeat, is about a faith that continuously guides the teacher toward practices leading to the harmony of body, mind, and spirit.” ― Yoga Quote: T.K.V. Desikachar


20. “When the breath wanders, the mind is also unsteady. But, when the breath is calmed, the mind too will become still and the yogi achieves long life. Therefore, one should learn to control the breath.” ― Hatha Yoga Pradipika







Welcome to my blog, I am Katya 

I am an artist, Yoga lover and 'British Wheel of Yoga' Teacher of over 10 years. Sharing and helping people is something I am incredibly passionate about, and I aim to serve to the best of my ability. 

I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Creative Writing & English in 2007; I find that blogging and poetry is a perfect way for me to express myself and to structure my knowledge to share with others. 

I hope you find something that can help on these pages and I look forward to sharing more content with you. Love and Hugs Katya 

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