175 Meditation And Yoga Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of meditation and yoga quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about yoga and life.

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The Most Famous Meditation And Yoga Quotes (Best in 2024)

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Yoga is the art and science of living. — Indra Devi

Yoga cultivates Peace of Body. Meditation cultivates Peace of Mind. — Naval Ravikant

Yoga is the practice of quieting the mind. — Patanjali

Health is wealth. Peace of mind is happiness. Yoga shows the way. — Vishnudevananda Saraswati

Meditation is the most effective form of relaxation. It not only relaxes the body and mind but also feeds them with vital energy, peace and happiness. — Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Meditation is a vital way to purify and quiet the mind, thus rejuvenating the body. — Deepak Chopra

Yoga is your direct intimacy with the nurturing power of Life. It is the practical means adapted to personal needs, age, health and all cultures. — Mark Whitwell

Breathing is meditation; life is a meditation. You have to breathe in order to live, so breathing is how you get in touch with the sacred space of your heart. — Willow Smith

Meditation is listening to the divine within — Edgar Cayce

The practice of yoga induces a primary sense of measure and proportion. Reduced to our own body, our first instrument, we learn to play it, drawing from it maximum resonance and harmony. — Yehudi Menuhin

Short Meditation And Yoga Quotes

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  • You are only as young as your spine is flexible. — Joseph Pilates
  • Do your practice and all is coming. — K. Pattabhi Jois
  • The body is your temple. Keep it pure and clean for the soul to reside in. — B.K.S. Iyengar
  • Move, but don't move the way fear makes you move. — Rumi
  • Avoid the rabbit holes that can kind of lead to us not being our best selves and not feeling great… — Christina Koch
  • You have to remain centered at all times and never let her push you off that center. — Corey Wayne
  • I get up in the morning and I go to practice like everyone else. — Kylian Mbappe
  • The more I hold myself close and fully embrace who I am, the more I thrive. — Elliot Page
  • We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise, we harden. — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • Investing is like Yoga. Body, mind and soul have to be aligned. — Vijay Kedia

Top 10 Meditation And Yoga Quotes

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You are only as young as your spine is flexible. — Joseph Pilates

When you think everything is someone else's fault, you will suffer a lot. When you realize that everything springs only from yourself, you will learn both peace and joy. — Dalai Lama

Do your practice and all is coming. — K. Pattabhi Jois

Have only love in your heart for others. The more you see the good in them, the more you will establish good in yourself. — Paramahansa Yogananda

The body is your temple. Keep it pure and clean for the soul to reside in. — B.K.S. Iyengar

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. — K. Pattabhi Jois

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Move, but don't move the way fear makes you move. — Rumi

When you find your path, you must not be afraid. You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes. Disappointment, defeat, and despair are the tools God uses to show us the way. — Paulo Coelho

The mind is responsible for the feelings of pleasure and pain. Control of the mind is the highest Yoga. — Sivananda

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. — Patanjali

Meditation And Yoga Image Quotes

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Meditation and yoga quote by Rumi

Move, but don't move the way fear makes you move. — Rumi

Meditation and yoga quote Everything you need, you courage, strength, compassion and love; everything you
Everything you need, you courage, strength, compassion and love; everything you need is already within you.

What Is Yoga Quotes

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Water is fluid, soft, and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield. As a rule, whatever is fluid, soft, and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard. This is another paradox: what is soft is strong. — Lao Tzu

You are what you want to become. Why search anymore? You are a wonderful manifestation. The whole universe has come together to make your existence possible. There is nothing that is not you. The kingdom of God, the Pure Land, nirvana, happiness, and liberation are all you. — Nhat Hanh

If you know how to keep yourself pleasant within, irrespective of what is happening around you, Ultimate Liberation cannot be denied to you. — Jaggi Vasudev

Meditation and yoga quote Prayer is when you talk to god, meditation is when god talks to you.
Prayer is when you talk to god, meditation is when god talks to you.

When we think of failure; failure will be ours. If we remain undecided nothing will ever change. All we need to do is want to achieve something great and then simply to do it. Never think of failure, for what we think, will come about. — Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

I’m doing what I love to do. Martial arts is my everything. It’s my life, my philosophy, how I think, who I am. — Valentina Shevchenko

Mind is everything. What we think, we become. — Gautama Buddha

Meditation and yoga quote Everything you need, your courage, strength, compassion and love; everything you
Everything you need, your courage, strength, compassion and love; everything you need is already within you.

I started practicing yoga. I started learning some hands-on healing stuff. And I found really good chiropractors, really good massage therapists, and what I found is I've been able to actually peel off layers of trauma on my body and actually move better now than I did. — Ricky Williams

You cannot do yoga. Yoga is your natural state. What you can do are yoga exercises, which may reveal to you where you are resisting your natural state. — Sharon Gannon

Healing does not mean going back to the way things were before, but rather allowing what is now to move us closer to God. — Ram Dass

What is it that should trace the insuperable line? ...The question is not, Can they reason? nor Can they talk? but, Can they suffer? — Jeremy Bentham

Yoga And Life Quotes

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You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body. — C. S. Lewis

Recognize that you have the courage within you to fulfill the purpose of your birth. Summon forth the power of your inner courage and live the life of your dreams. — Gurumayi Chidvilasananda

When you live your life with an appreciation of coincidences and their meanings, you connect with the underlying field of infinite possibilities. — Deepak Chopra

Meditation and yoga quote Smile, laughter and meditation are all privileges of human life.
Smile, laughter and meditation are all privileges of human life.

You can have calmness of mind at all times by the practice of yoga. You can have restful sleep. You can have increased energy, vigour, vitality, longevity, and a high standard of health. You can turn out efficient work within a short space of time. You can have success in every walk of life. — Sivananda

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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Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don't be sorry. — Jack Kerouac

Meditation and yoga quote If ocean can calm itself, so can you. We are both salt water with with air.
If ocean can calm itself, so can you. We are both salt water with with air.

The success of Yoga does not lie in the ability to perform postures but in how it positively changes the way we live our life and our relationships. — T. K. V. Desikachar

The man who sat on the ground in his tipi meditating on life and its meaning, accepting the kinship of all creatures and acknowledging unity with the universe of things, was infusing into his being the true essence of civilization. — Luther Standing Bear

If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all generations of your ancestors. All of them are alive in this moment. Each is present in your body. You are the continuation of each of these people. — Nhat Hanh

Yoga believes in transforming the individual before transforming the world. Whatever change we want to happen outside should happen within. If you walk in peace and express that peace in your very life, others will see you and learn something. — Swami Satchidananda

Yoga Quotes

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If you want to be sad, no one in the world can make you happy. But if you make up your mind to be happy, no one and nothing on earth can take that happiness from you. — Paramahansa Yogananda

Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace. — Dalai Lama

Anyone can practice. Young man can practice. Old man can practice. Very old man can practice. Man who is sick, he can practice. Man who doesn't have strength can practice. Except lazy people; lazy people can't practice Ashtanga yoga. — K. Pattabhi Jois

Yoga is for internal cleansing, not external exercising. Yoga means true self-knowledge. — K. Pattabhi Jois

If you cannot find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it? — Dogen

The full ashtanga system practiced with devotion leads to freedom within one's heart. — K. Pattabhi Jois

Being a seeker means no matter what the Vedas said, what Krishna or Shiva said, you have to know the truth in your own experience. — Jaggi Vasudev

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Body is not stiff, mind is stiff. — K. Pattabhi Jois

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. — Tirumalai Krishnamacharya

It is very important to understand yoga philosophy: without philosophy, practice is not good, and yoga practice is the starting place for yoga philosophy. Mixing both is actually the best. — K. Pattabhi Jois

Yoga Practice Quotes

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If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete. — Jack Kornfield

Yoga is 99% practice and 1% theory. — K. Pattabhi Jois

Nowadays, the practice of yoga stops with just asanas. Very few even attempt dharana and dhyana (deeper meditation) with seriousness. There is a need to search once more and reestablish the practice and value of yoga in modern times. — Tirumalai Krishnamacharya

If we practice the science of yoga, which is useful to the entire human community and which yields happiness both here and hereafter - if we practice it without fail, we will then attain physical, mental, and spiritual happiness, and our minds will flood towards the Self. — K. Pattabhi Jois

In the practice of Yoga one can emphasize the body, the mind or the self and hence the effort can never be fruitless. — Tirumalai Krishnamacharya

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

In truth, it matters less what we do in practice than how we do it and why we do it. The same posture, the same sequence, the same meditation with a different intention takes on an entirely new meaning and will have entirely different outcomes. — Donna Farhi

All that is necessary to awaken to yourself as the radiant emptiness of spirit is to stop seeking something more or better or different, and to turn your attention inward to the awake silence that you are. — Adyashanti

Simply notice that you're aware. At any given moment, you can choose to follow the chain of thoughts, emotions, and sensations that reinforce a perception of yourself as vulnerable and limited, or to remember that your true nature is pure, unconditioned, and incapable of being harmed. — Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

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. — Kripalvananda

Prayer And Meditation Quotes

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Help me, Lord, to remember that religion is not to be confined to the church... nor exercised only in prayer and meditation, but that every where I am in Thy Presence — Susanna Wesley

After you have made a decision that is pleasing to God, the Devil may try to make you have second thoughts. Intensify your prayer time, meditation, and good deeds. For if Satan's temptations merely cause you to increase your efforts to grow in holiness, he'll have an incentive to leave you alone. — Ignatius of Loyola

Give yourself to prayer, to reading and meditation on divine truths: strive to penetrate to the bottom of them and never be content with a superficial knowledge. — David Brainerd

For Christians, as for all people of faith, reflection, meditation and prayer help us to renew ourselves in God's love, as we strive daily to become better people. The Christmas message shows us that this love is for everyone. There is no one beyond its reach. — Queen Elizabeth II

Only a life of prayer and meditation will render a vessel ready for the Master's use. — George Muller

Prayer is the wing wherewith the soul flies to heaven, and meditation the eye wherewith we see God. — Ambrose

You can set up an altar to God in your minds by means of prayer. And so it is fitting to pray at your trade, on a journey, standing at a counter or sitting at your handicraft. — Saint John Chrysostom

If you surrender yourself, and do not rush, but meditate on the Word of God, you will find prayer forming in your heart. It is a prayer inspired by the Holy Spirit, a prayer that God will be pleased to hear. — John R. Rice

Petting, scratching, and cuddling a dog could be as soothing to the mind and heart as deep meditation and almost as good for the soul as prayer. — Dean Koontz

Stillness is our most intense mode of action. It is in our moments of deep quiet that is born every idea, emotion, and drive which we eventually honor with the name of action. We reach highest in meditation, and farthest in prayer. In stillness every human being is great. — Leonard Bernstein

Meditation Life Quotes

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Your mind is a powerful thing. When you filter it with positive thoughts, your life will start to change. — Gautama Buddha

Frustration, discouragement, and depression mean you are working against yourself. — Jaggi Vasudev

Life is short and the time of death is uncertain; so apply yourself to meditation. Avoid doing evil, and acquire merit, to the best of your ability, even at the cost of life itself. In short: Act so that you have no cause to be ashamed of yourselves and hold fast to this rule. — Milarepa

Meditation is the only intentional, systematic human activity which at bottom is about not trying to improve yourself or get anywhere else, but simply to realize where you already are. — Jon Kabat-Zinn

Life is short. Time is fleeting. Realize the Self. Purity of the heart is the gateway to God. Aspire. Renounce. Meditate. Be good; do good. Be kind; be compassionate. Inquire, know Thyself. — Sivananda

The key is to be in a state of permanent connectedness with your inner body - to feel it at all times. This will rapidly deepen and transform your life. The more consciousness you direct into the inner body, the higher its vibrational frequency becomes. — Eckhart Tolle

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We meditate so we can see miracles unfolding. Without stillness life is a blur. — Russell Simmons

Your goal is not to battle with the mind, but to witness the mind. — Swami Muktananda

In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in a clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness. Our life is a long and arduous quest after Truth. — Mahatma Gandhi

It does not matter how long you are spending on the earth, how much money you have gathered or how much attention you have received. It is the amount of positive vibration you have radiated in life that matters. — Amit Ray

Meditation Practice Quotes

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With meditation I found a ledge above the waterfall of my thoughts. — Mary Pipher

As gold purified in a furnace loses its impurities and achieves its own true nature, the mind gets rid of the impurities of the attributes of delusion, attachment and purity through meditation and attains Reality. — Adi Shankara

I believe that if people would learn to use LSD's vision-inducing capability more wisely, under suitable conditions, in medical practice and in conjunction with meditation, then in the future this problem child could become a wonderchild. — Albert Hofmann

If every 8 year old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation — Dalai Lama

Meditation practice is a way of making friends with ourselves. Whether we are worthy or unworthy, that's not the point. It's developing a friendly attitude to ourselves, accepting the hidden neurosis coming through. — Chogyam Trungpa

All your experiences, all your meditations, all your prayer, all that you do, is self-centred. It is strengthening the self, adding momentum, gathering momentum, so it is taking you in the opposite direction. Whatever you do to be free from the self also is a self-centred activity. — U.G. Krishnamurti

By the practice of meditation, you will find that you are carrying within your heart a portable paradise. — Paramahansa Yogananda

Walking is the great adventure, the first meditation, a practice of heartiness and soul primary to humankind. Walking is the exact balance beween spirit and humility. — Gary Snyder

When we meditate regularly, we view our stresses and problems with a lot more clarity. With practice, we become detached observers. We start to understand that there's a lot of self-generated noise that exists entirely in our own minds. — Rangan Chatterjee

Go within every day and find the inner strength so that the world will not blow your candle out — Katherine Dunham

Meditation And Prayer Quotes

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When you cease from labour, fill up your time in reading, meditation, and prayer: and while your hands are labouring, let your heart be employed, as much as possible, in divine thoughts. — David Brainerd

Ask yourself whose voice are you listening to? What you see in me is the result of prayer and hard work and obedience to the voice of God. — Folorunsho Alakija

Alone-in moments of prayer or meditation, or simply in stillness-we breathe more deeply, see more fully, hear more keenly. We notice more, and in the process, we return to what is sacred. — Katrina Kenison

Perhaps one of the greatest rewards of meditation and prayer is the sense of belonging that comes to us. — Bill W.

If you want to know what you are here to do, how you can be more loving, or how to get through a difficult situation, my answer is always meditate. The difference between prayer and meditation is that when we pray, we are asking for something, and when we meditate, we are listening to the answer. — James Van Praagh

In order to succeed in it (prayer), it should be done when we first awaken, when our whole being is calm and recollected. We need to make our meditation before anything else. — Peter Julian Eymard

Our most emotionally active life is lived in our dreams, and our cells renew themselves most industriously in sleep. We reach highest in meditation, and farthest in prayer. In stillness every human being is great; he is free from the experience of hostility; he is a poet, and most like an angel. — Leonard Bernstein

Once the vision of the fulfillment of your dream has been planted in your mind, bring it in to your prayer life. Each time you pray the picture to mind and meditate on it. Pray over it. See it happening. Destroy all the images of failure. Replace them with the image of success. — Phil Pringle

I deepen my experience of God through prayer, meditation, and forgiveness. — Marianne Williamson

Meditation and prayer have withstood the test of time. They work today as perfectly as they did for those who first practised and perfected them. — Michael Beckwith

Buddhist Meditation Quotes

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Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. What you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing. — Ajahn Chah

All meditation must begin with arousing deep compassion. Whatever one does must emerge from an attitude of love and benefitting others. — Milarepa

I'm expressin' with my full capabilities, And now I'm livin in correctional facilities. Cause some don't agree with how I do this, I get straight and meditate like a Buddhist. — Dr. Dre

If you let cloudy water settle, it will become clear. If you let your upset mind settle, your course will also become clear. — Gautama Buddha

In horror of death, I took to the mountains - again and again I meditated on the uncertainty of the hour of death, capturing the fortress of the deathless unending nature of mind. Now all fear of death is over and done. — Milarepa

You are never alone or helpless. The force that guides the stars guides you too. — Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar

Breathing in, I calm body and mind. Breathing out, I smile. Dwelling in the present moment I know this is the only moment. — Nhat Hanh

When sitting in meditation, say, "That's not my business!" with every thought that comes by. — Ajahn Chah

Movement is good for the body. Stillness is good for the mind. — Sakyong Mipham

If you have a glass full of liquid you can discourse forever on its qualities, discuss whether it is cold, warm, whether it is really and truly composed of H-2-O, or even mineral water, or saki. Meditation is Drinking it! — Taisen Deshimaru

Mindfulness Meditation Quotes

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Half an hour's meditation each day is essential, except when you are busy. Then a full hour is needed. — Saint Francis de Sales

Curb your senses and your mind and see the Lord within your heart. — Adi Shankara

Be happy in the moment, that's enough. Each moment is all we need, not more. — Mother Teresa

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Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless - like water. — Bruce Lee

I don't mind what happens. That is the essence of inner freedom. It is a timeless spiritual truth: release attachment to outcomes, deep inside yourself, you'll feel good no matter what. — Jiddu Krishnamurti

Music without words means leaving behind the mind. And leaving behind the mind is meditation. Meditation returns you to the source. And the source of all is sound. — Kabir

Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally. — Jon Kabat-Zinn

Learn silence. With the quiet serenity of a meditative mind, listen, absorb, transcribe, and transform. — Pythagoras

It is not the world that needs peace, it is people. When people in the world are at peace within, the world will be at peace. — Prem Rawat

Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet. It is a way of entering into the quiet that is already there - buried under the 50,000 thoughts the average person thinks every day — Deepak Chopra

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Healthy attachment doesn’t mean losing yourself in someone else; it’s about finding a balance between closeness and individuality. — Amir Levine

To be able to float and move around and, pretty much effortlessly, do whatever you want with your body in space is pretty amazing. — Peggy Whitson

Identify the things that are challenging in your day based on how you develop your own focus and then coming up with a strategy specifically for that. — Christina Koch

When I competed in jiu-jitsu and judo, I had losses. We never accept to lose, but we learn that it’s not the end of the world. It’s not. — Amanda Nunes

I’m not going to the past, and it’s not tied to me, every time moving forward, and this is more important – to move forward every time. — Valentina Shevchenko

Yes, flexibility of body and physical perfection for Yogasana is important. However more important is the state of your mind, Meditative mind. Your flexibility might be excellent but if your mind is not attentive, you are merely doing some physical exercise, not Yoga. — B.K.S. Iyengar

While you’re in space, you grow in height! Without the constant force of gravity on your spine, it stretches out, and you’re actually taller when you land. — Christina Koch

There’s days in training where everything flows and days in training where they don’t. You just pray that doesn’t happen the night of the fight. — Holly Holm

Past is gone, present is going, and tomorrow is day after tomorrow’s yesterday. So why worry about anything? God is in all this. — R.K. Narayan

Most people think that aging is irreversible and we know that there are mechanisms even in the human machinery that allow for the reversal of aging, through correction of diet, through anti-oxidants, through removal of toxins from the body, through exercise, through yoga and breathing techniques, and through meditation. — Deepak Chopra

There will always be people who can do it better than you, but that's a good thing! Start to see competition as inspiration — without envy. — Kathryn Budig

Meditate. Live purely. Be quiet. Do your work with mastery. Like the moon, come out from behind the clouds! Shine. — Gautama Buddha

As much as I enjoy growing my wealth, I also realize that there’s a point of diminishing returns if I don’t take care of myself and my well-being. — Paul Jarvis

You must constantly meditate on God’s word because what you meditate on and for how long you meditate on have an effect on your lifestyle. — Enoch Adeboye

The universe whispers until it screams, and happy people listen while the call is still quiet. — Brianna Wiest

Fragrance is my favorite thing. So much so that if I leave the house and I don’t put any on, I’ll turn around and go back home. — Meghan Markle

I meditate, I do yoga and I have a lot of friends who are healers.....And if none of that works, I go by a chocolate bar and a bottle of cognac. — Susan Strasberg

The most important pieces of equipment you need for doing yoga are your body and your mind. — Rodney Yee

Everything every day here on Earth is based on gravity, and you don’t realize it until you don’t have it anymore. — Peggy Whitson

The yogi will tell you that you feel and look as young as your spine is elastic. — Richard Hittleman

I consider fitness, diet, and beauty to be essential to a balanced self. — Hannah Bronfman

If you think love is something that exists anywhere but within your own mind and heart, you will never have it. — Brianna Wiest

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