20 Yoga quotes for inspiration & mindfulness

Sometimes we all need a little inspiration to guide our lives, our thoughts, our yoga and meditation practice. These quotes, proverbs, and sayings are perfect to inspire and motivate you through challenges. They also help foster mindfulness and a calm life. Use them as a daily mantra or to add inspiration to meditation and yoga spaces in Nepal.

1. “The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.” Thich Nhat Hanh

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

3. “You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.” Buddha

4. “When meditation is mastered, the mind is unwavering like the flame of a candle in a windless place.” Bhagavad Gita

5. “We all wish for world peace, but world peace will never be achieved unless we first establish peace within our own minds.” Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

6. “Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.” Buddha

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

8. “The nature of yoga is to shine the light of awareness into the darkest corners of the body.” Jason Crandell

9. “That’s exactly how it is in yoga. The places where you have the most resistance are actually the places that are going to be the areas of the greatest liberation.” Rodney Yee

10. “Altogether, the idea of meditation is not to create states of ecstasy or absorption, but to experience being.” Chögyam Trungpa

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

12. ”Yoga does not transform the way we see things, it transforms the person who sees.” B.K.S. Iyengar

13. “It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles.” Buddha

14. “Yoga is the artwork of awareness on the canvas of body, mind, and soul.” Amit Ray

15. “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

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

17. “The body is your temple. Keep it pure and clean for the soul to reside in.” Geeta Iyengar

18. “Yoga is like music. 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

19. “The yoga pose is not the goal. Becoming flexible is not the goal. Standing on your hands is not the goal. The goal is serenity. Balance. Truly finding peace in your own skin.” Rachel Brathen

20. “The primary aim of yoga is to restore the mind to simplicity, peace, and poise, to free it from confusion and distress.” B.K.S. Iyengar

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