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Some Quotes on Yoga by different peoples

The article contains 38 amazing Quotes on yoga given by different yogis.

  1. The state of being equanimous i.e. evenness of mind in all dualities like success and failure; hot and cold; loss and gain etc. is called Yoga. – Bhagawat Geeta.
  2. Yoga is the cessation of thought of mind. – Patanjali
  3. Yoga is the science to be in the here and now. – Osho
  4. Yoga means now you are ready not to move into the future. – Osho
  5. Yoga means to encounter the reality as it is. – Osho
  6. Yoga means that now there is no hope, now there is no future, now there are no desires. One is ready to know what is. One is not interested in what can be, what should be, what ought to be. – Osho
  7. 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
  8. The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.” – Buddha
  9. “All wrong-doing arises because of mind. If the mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain? – Buddha
  10. “The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly. ” – Buddha
  11. “The very heart of yoga practice is ‘abyhasa’ – steady effort in the direction you want to go.” – Sally Kempton
  12. “Yoga means addition – an addition of energy, strength, and beauty to body, mind, and soul.” – Amit Ray
  13. True meditation is about being fully present with everything that is–including discomfort and challenges. It is not an escape from life.” – Craig Hamilton
  14. “Yoga is not just repetition of few postures – it is more about the exploration and discovery of the subtle energies of life.” – Amit Ray
  15. Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.” – The Bhagavad Gita
  16. “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
  17. “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
  18. “Yoga is the perfect opportunity to be curious about who you are.” – Jason Crandell
  19. Yoga is 99% practice and 1% theory. – Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois
  20. Yoga is the fountain of youth. You’re only as young as your spine is flexible. – Bob Harper
  21. Yoga takes you into the present moment.  The only place where life exists.” – Unknown
  22. Yoga is not about touching your toes. It is what you learn on the way down.” – Jigar Gor
  23. Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.” – B.K.S Iyengar
  24. “The nature of yoga is to shine the light of awareness into the darkest corners of the body.” – Jason Crandell
  25. “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 Farh
  26. “Doing anything with attention to how you feel is doing yoga.” – Jean Couch
  27. “Yoga allows you to find an inner peace that is not ruffled and riled by the endless stresses and struggles of life.” –K.S Iyengar
  28. “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
  29. The study of asana is not about mastering posture.  It’s about using posture to understand and transform yourself.” –K.S Iyengar
  30. “Yoga is a way of moving into stillness in order to experience the truth of who you are.” – Erich Schiffmann
  31. “Yoga teaches you how to listen to your body.” – Mariel Hemingway
  32. “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, Yoga and Vipassana: An Integrated LifeStyle
  33. Undisturbed calmness of mind is attained by cultivating friendliness toward the happy, compassion for the unhappy, delight in the virtuous, and indifference toward the wicked.”  ― Patañjali, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
  34. “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, Yoga and Vipassana: An Integrated LifeStyle
  35. “Yoga is the artwork of awareness on the canvas of body, mind, and soul.” ― Amit Ray, Yoga and Vipassana: An Integrated LifeStyle
  36. Yoga is the cessation of the movements of the mind. Then there is abiding in the Seer’s own form.” ― Patañjali, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
  37. “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, The Wisdom of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras: A New Translation and Guide by Ravi Ravindra
  38. “Crying is one of the highest devotional songs. One who knows crying, knows spiritual practice. If you can cry with a pure heart, nothing else compares to such a prayer. Crying includes all the principles of Yoga.” ― Kripalvanandji