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10 Inspirational yoga quotes

Because a little inspiration goes a long way…

 10 Inspirational quotes from yogis

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If you ever happen to find yourself in my yoga class, you’ll probably notice that I like to begin and end each practice with an inspiring quote. In fact, I like feel-good words so much so that I google them on the daily. I like ’em on Instagram. I post ’em on Facebook. I pin ’em on Pinterest. And I would totally tweet ’em on Twitter… if I was into that sort of thing. But you get the point — I love me some inspirational quotes. What can I say? Positive affirmation is just plain good for the soul.

Often times during yoga class, we’re so focused on the physical practice — the breathing, the squeezing, the holding, the hugging — that we forget about the mental aspect of it. Yoga is about so much more than just the physical. Yoga is about connecting the mind, body and soul through a series of poses that can be used as a gateway to dig deeper into our inner warriors and feeling beyond the postures themselves to bring more meaning and awareness to our lives both on, and off, the mat.

Don’t just take my word for it though. Check out what these famous yogis had to say about what their practice has taught them below.

Inspirational quotes from yogis


I have been a seeker and I still am, but I stopped asking the books and the stars. I started listening to the teaching of my Soul. — Rumi


Remember the emphasis on the heart. The mind lives in doubt and the heart lives in trust. When you trust, suddenly you become centered. — Osho


Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured. — B.K. Iyengar


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


Yoga is the perfect opportunity to be curious about who you are. — Jason Crandell


Yoga is not about touching your toes. It's about unlocking your ideas about what you want, where you think you can go, and how you will achieve it when you get there. — Cyndi Lee


The mind is everything. What you think, you become. — Buddha


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


The pose begins when you want to get out of it. — Baron Baptiste


There is always room for change, but you have to be open to that change. — Kathryn Budig

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