75 Best Yoga Quotes For Getting Rid Of Anxiety [Infographic]

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In today’s stressful world, who doesn’t know about Yoga? Daily grind of repetitive routine leaves us exhausted and anxious and at such times, the age old practice of yoga, which was evolved in mid 1800s, comes to the rescue. Relevant in today’s time as well, yoga postures and meditation helps rejuvenate the worrisome mind, gets rid of anxiety and makes us mindful about outer world and our reactions to it.

We have put a collection of 75 fabulous yoga quotes which emphases the importance of relaxed body and peaceful mind. Although we can’t guarantee that the world will change its way to accommodate you, these quotes might show you a silver lining of hope on a cloudy day.

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

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2.“Yoga means addition – addition of energy, strength and beauty to body, mind and soul.” – Amit Ray

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3.“A photographer gets people to pose for him. A yoga instructor gets people to pose for themselves.” – T. Guillemets

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4.“Anyone who practices can obtain success in yoga but not one who is lazy. Constant practice alone is the secret of success.” – Hatha Yoga Pradipika

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5.“True yoga is not about the shape of your body, but the shape of your life. Yoga is not to be performed; yoga is to be lived. Yoga doesn’t care about what you have been; yoga cares about the person you are becoming. Yoga is designed for a vast and profound purpose, and for it to be truly called yoga, its essence must be embodied.” – Aadil Palkhivala

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6.“Yoga begins right where I am – not where I was yesterday or where I long to be.” – Linda Sparrowe

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7.“Yoga is not a religion. It is a science, science of well-being, science of youthfulness, science of integrating body, mind, and soul.” – Amit Ray

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8.“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

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9.“Yoga is not just repetition of few postures – it is more about the exploration and discovery of the subtle energies of life.” – Amit Ray

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10.“Yoga is the fountain of youth. You’re only as young as your spine is flexible.” – Bob Harper

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

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

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13.“When you listen to yourself, everything comes naturally. It comes from inside, like a kind of will to do something. Try to be sensitive. That is yoga.” – Petri Räisänen

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14.“Yoga is a dance between control and surrender – between pushing and letting go – and when to push and when to let go becomes part of the creative process, part of the open-ended exploration of your being.” – Joel Kramer

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15.“Yoga is the dance of every cell with the music of every breath that creates inner serenity and harmony.” – Debasish Mridha

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16.“Exercises are like prose, whereas yoga is the poetry of movements. Once you understand the grammar of yoga; you can write your poetry of movements.” – Amit Ray

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17.“Yoga exists in the world because everything is linked.” – Desikashar

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18.“Calming the mind is yoga. Not just standing on the head.” – Swami Satchidananda

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19.“Go from a human being doing yoga to a human being yoga.” – Baron Baptiste

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20.“Remember, it doesn’t matter how deep into a posture you go. What does matter is who you are when you get there.” – Max Storm

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21.“Although yoga has its origins in ancient India, its methods and purposes are universal, relying not on cultural background, faith or deity, but simply on the individual. Yoga has become important in the lives of many contemporary Westerners, sometimes as a way of improving health and fitness of the body, but also as a means of personal and spiritual development.” –Tara Fraser

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

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23.“Yoga is 99% practice and 1% theory.” – Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois

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24.“Yoga is the cessation of the movements of the mind. Then there is abiding in the Seer’s own form.” – Patañjali

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25.“Yoga does not always cure stress. It neutralizes it through increasing awareness and by changing self-perception.” – Debasish Mridha

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26.“Yoga is the unifying art of transforming dharma into action, be it through inspired thought, properly nurturing our children, a painting, a kindness or an act of peace that forever moves humanity forward.” – Micheline Berry

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27.”Yoga is invigoration in relaxation. Freedom in routine. Confidence through self-control. Energy within and energy without.” – Ymber Delecto

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28.“Yoga is the best holistic workout and body toner there is. It sorts out a chaotic mind and calms the body – it is how I de-stress – or stop myself getting stressed in the first place.” – Trudie Styler

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29.“Yoga is not about tightening your ass. It’s about getting your head out of it.” – Eric Paskel

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30.“It is important not to abandon the practice of yoga because we believe it is driven by the wrong motivation. The practice of yoga itself transforms. Yoga has a magical quality.” – Ravi Ravindra

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31.“Yoga is not only a process of the integration of the soul, mind, and body for self-improvement; it is a process of self -realization and self -acceptance.” – Debasish Mridha

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32.“Yoga is not about touching your toes. It is what you learn on the way down.” – Jigar Gor

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33.“The pose begins when you want to get out of it.” – Baron Baptiste

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34.“Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.” – B.K.S Iyengar

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

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36.“Yoga does not remove us from the reality or responsibilities of everyday life but rather places our feet firmly and resolutely in the practical ground of experience. We don’t transcend our lives; we return to the life we left behind in the hopes of something better.” – Donna Farhi

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37.“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

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38.“All kidding aside, if everyone did yoga, we would have world peace.” – Rory Freedman

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39.“Yoga is self-conquest. Self-conquest is God-realisation. He who practises yoga does two things with one stroke: he simplifies his whole life, and he gets free access to the Divine.” – Sri Chinmoy

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40.“The practice of Yoga brings us face to face with the extraordinary complexity of our own being.” – Sri Aurobindo

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41.“Inner peace begins the moment you choose not to allow another person or event to control your emotions.” – Unknown

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42.“Your body can do it.  It’s your mind you need to convince.” – Unknown

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43.“Yoga does not just change the way we see things, it transforms the person who sees.” – B.K.S Iyengar

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44.“Not only is yoga excellent for flexibility, but it is also a great tool for longevity and injury prevention, as it allows for internal body awareness.” – Kyle Shewfelt

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45.“Doing anything with attention to how you feel is doing yoga.” – Jean Couch

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46.“Yoga allows you to find an inner peace that is not ruffled and riled by the endless stresses and struggles of life.” – B.K.S Iyengar

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47.“Yoga is about clearing away whatever is in us that prevents our living in the most full and whole way. With yoga, we become aware of how and where we are restricted — in body, mind, and heart — and how gradually to open and release these blockages. As these blockages are cleared, our energy is freed. We start to feel more harmonious, more at one with ourselves. Our lives begin to flow — or we begin to flow more in our lives.” – Cybele Tomlinson

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48.“For me, yoga is not just a workout – it’s about working on yourself.” – Mary Glover

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49.“Yoga’s an amazing release.” – Monica Keena

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50.“You cannot always control what goes on outside, but you can always control what goes on inside.” – Wayne Dyer

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51.“The study of asana is not about mastering posture.  It’s about using posture to understand and transform yourself.” – B.K.S Iyengar

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52.“Yoga is a way of moving into stillness in order to experience the truth of who you are.” – Erich Schiffmann

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53.“Yoga teaches you how to listen to your body.” – Mariel Hemingway

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54.“The universe does this thing… where it aligns you with people, things, and situations that match the energy you put out.  The more you improve yourself and raise your vibration, the more you will see things that are beneficial to your well-being.” – ThinkGrowProsper

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55.“Why they always look so serious in Yoga? You make serious face like this, you scare away good energy. To meditate, only you must smile. Smile with face, smile with mind, and good energy will come to you and clean away dirty energy. Even smile in your liver. Practice tonight at hotel. Not to hurry, not to try too hard. Too serious, you make you sick. You can calling the good energy with a smile.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

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56.“Through the practices of yoga, we discover that concern for the happiness and well being of others, including animals, must be an essential part of our own quest for happiness and well being. The fork can be a powerful weapon of mass destruction or a tool to create peace on Earth.” – Sharon Gannon

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57.“Yoga is possible for anybody who really wants it. Yoga is universal…. But don’t approach yoga with a business mind looking for worldly gain.” – Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois

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58.“If I’m losing balance in a pose, I stretch higher and God reaches down to steady me. It works every time, and not just in yoga.” – Terri Guillemets

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59.“Yoga practice can make us more and more sensitive to subtler and subtler sensations in the body. Paying attention to and staying with finer and finer sensations within the body is one of the surest ways to steady the wandering mind.” – Ravi Ravindra

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60.“Smiling is mouth yoga.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

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61.“The most important pieces of equipment you need for doing yoga are your body and your mind.” – Rodney Yee

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62.“Yoga has a sly, clever way of short circuiting the mental patterns that cause anxiety.” – Baxter Bell

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63.“The yoga mat is a good place to turn when talk therapy and antidepressants aren’t enough.” – Amy Weintraub

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64.“The ultimate goal of yoga is to always observe things accurately, and therefore never act in a way that will make us regret our actions later.” – T.K.V. Desikachar

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65.“One of the fundamental principles of yoga: a small action done repeatedly can make an enormous difference.” – Dr. Timothy McCall

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

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67.“I do a lot of yoga and meditation. It calms my nerves and helps me channelise my energy.” – Vijender Singh

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68.“The path of yoga is the path of self-discovery. As our self-image disintegrates, we contact our true self. Life becomes a great joy.” – Amrit Desai

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69.“Yoga is the practice of quieting the mind.” – Patanjali

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70.“Yoga is a way to freedom. By its constant practice, we can free ourselves from fear, anguish and loneliness.” – Indra Devi

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71.“Yoga is almost like music in a way; there’s no end to it.” – Sting

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72.“Yoga is a method for restraining the natural turbulence of thoughts, which otherwise impartially prevent all men, of all lands, from glimpsing their true nature of Spirit. Yoga cannot know a barrier of East and West any more than does the healing and equitable light of the sun.” – Paramahansa Yogananda

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73.“The meaning of yoga is connection of mind, body and spirit. If you have a bad telecommunication system, your body gets sick. Yoga helps fix that.” – Bikram Choudhury

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74.“In asana practice we learn to cherish each breath, to cherish every cell in our bodies. The time we spend on the mat is love in action.” – Rolf Gates

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75.“You can enter yoga, or the path of yoga, only when you are totally frustrated with your own mind as it is. If you are still hoping that you can gain something through your mind, yoga is not for you.” – Osho

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People all over the world are going ga-ga about this ancient art on their social medias, showing off different poses called asana. Many have tapped into this world of alternate healing for their physical, mental and psychological issues. Unless you are living on an alien planet, it is difficult to not hear about all the benefits of yoga and meditation. It calms the agitated mind and lends power to accept the realities of the world. We hope that these Yoga quotes will inspire you to the path of self-discovery. We wish you a happy journey.


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