If you’re looking for inspiring, funny, and positive yoga quotes, then this article is for you. Quotes can motivate your own practice, be used by teachers during classes, or as social media content for your wellness business. After all, Instagram loves a wise (or laugh-out-loud funny) yoga saying!

In this article – we share 60+ of the best yoga quotes on happiness and balance, including plenty of funny ones too…

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Yoga Inspirational Quotes

Here are some inspirational and motivational yoga quotes to encourage your practice (or that of your students)…

  • Yoga is not about touching your toes. It is about what you learn on the way down. – Jigar Gor
  • If you fall over, you fall over. If you have to stop, you stop. But you start again. Just like life itself, you start again. – Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa
  • Yoga is possible for anybody who really wants it. Yoga is universal. – Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois
  • Yoga means addition – addition of energy, strength and beauty to body, mind and soul. – Amit Ray
  • The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new. – Socrates
  • Yoga is the golden key that unlocks the door to peace, tranquility, and joy. – B.K.S. Iyengar
  • If every eight-year-old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation. – Dalai Lama
  • Yoga is the artwork of awareness on the canvas of body, mind, and soul.
  • Find happiness within nature and yourself. For a healthy and peaceful life, make yoga a habit!
  • At this moment, you are seamlessly flowing with the cosmos. There is no difference between your breathing and the breathing of the rain forest, between your bloodstream and the world’s rivers, between your bones and the chalk cliffs of Dover. – Deepak Chopra
  • Yoga does not just change the way we see things, it transforms the person.
  • Yoga allows you to rediscover a sense of wholeness in your life, where you do not feel like you are constantly trying to fit broken pieces together. – B.K.S. Iyengar
  • Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths. – Etty Hillesum

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Funny Yoga Quotes

Let’s be honest, some yogis have been known to take themselves a little too seriously… If you want to share some funny quotes related to yoga, then feel free to copy and paste those listed below.

  • I’m not napping. This is savasana!
  • I do yoga so that I can stay flexible enough to kick my own arse if necessary.
  • What did the yogi tell the door-to-door salesperson who came to his home selling vacuum cleaners? Too many attachments! – Sadhana Yoga
  • Calming the mind is yoga. Not just standing on the head. – Swami Satchidananda
  • You can close your eyes and imagine yourself in a relaxing place. Like on your sofa, not doing yoga. – Grant Tucker
  • Is taco yoga a thing yet? Someone get on that. – Chisty Lowe
  • If you fall, I’ll be there. Love, Your Yoga Mat 
  • Yoga adds years to your life and life to your years.
  • I’ve got 99 problems and I’m gonna go to yoga and solve about 53 of them.
  • Yoga class helps me calm down from the agonizing stress of trying to get to yoga class on time.
  • Yoga is a way of getting totally drunk – not on alcohol but on life. You know, they call it divine. – Sadhguru
  • Yoga is not about tightening your ass. It’s about getting your head out of it. – Eric Paskel
  • Sorry for what I said before I yoga-ed.
  • Yoga pants. Because jeans are stressful and you don’t need that in your life.
  • It’s funny when people think ‘yoga people’ are supposed to be calm. No. We’re all here because we’re nuts!
  • Reaching under the couch for something is the closest I’ll ever get to yoga. – Grant Tucker

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Quotes About Strength & Balance

There are physical and mental aspects to the practice – here’s a selection of famous yoga quotes about strength and balance (that also make ideal captions for yoga posts on social media)…

  • Yoga helps you in maintaining balance in life.
  • The body benefits from movement, and the mind benefits from stillness. Sakyong Mipham
  • The pose begins when you want to get out of it. – Baron Baptiste
  • You cannot always control what goes on outside, but you can always control what goes on inside.
  • The keys to health and weight-loss: stress reduction, sleep, deep breathing, clean water, complete nutrition, sunshine, walking, stretching, meditation, love, community, laughter, dreams, perseverance, purpose, humility, action. – Bryant McGill
  • Your body will most likely become much more flexible by doing yoga, and so will your mind. – Cyndi Lee
  • True success is achieved by stretching oneself, learning to feel comfortable being uncomfortable. – Ken Poirot
  • Remember, it doesn’t matter how deep into a posture you go – what does matter is who you are when you get there. – Max Strom
  • Just know what is happening in your mind: not happy or sad about it, not attached. If you suffer, see it, know it and be empty.
  • Stretching your body and mind is essential to avoid rigidity. – Haresh Sippy
  • 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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Yoga Practice Quotes

Whether you practice yin yoga, kundalini, bikram, or any other type, here are some quotes about the practice that will be relevant…

  • The most important pieces of equipment you need for doing yoga are your body and your mind.
  • Anyone who practices can obtain success in yoga but not one who is lazy. Constant practice alone is the secret of success. – Svātmārāma
  • 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
  • You are one yoga class away from a good mood.
  • A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms. – Zen Shin
  • Yoga is the journey of the self through the self to the self.
  • Yoga is a light, which once lit, will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter the flame.
  • That’s why it’s called a practice. We have to practice a practice if it is to be of value. – Peace Pilgrim
  • Yoga is not a religion, it is a science, science of well-being, a science of youthfulness, a science of integrating body, mind, and soul.
  • Yoga is the practice of quieting the mind. – Patanjali
  • 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
  • Yoga is 99 percent practice and one percent theory. – Sri Pattabhi Jois
  • Yoga begins right where I am – not where I was yesterday or where I long to be. – Linda Sparrowe
  • 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
  • One becomes firmly established in practice only after attending to it for a long time, without interruption and with an attitude of devotion.
  • 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
  • For many years I mistook discipline as ambition. Now I believe it to be more about consistency. Do get on the mat. Practice and life are not that different. – Judith Hanson Lasater
  • Yoga begins with listening. When we listen, we are giving space to what is. – Richard Freeman
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Quotes for Yoga Teachers

For teachers and instructors, here are a few quotes to end a yoga class and inspire your students (or simply use as quirky one-liners)…

  • Yoga is the perfect opportunity to be curious about who you are. – Jason Crandell
  • Yoga begins with listening. When we listen, we are giving space to what is. – Richard Freeman
  • You owe it to yourself to be yourself – Yogi Bhajan
  • You cannot always control what goes on outside, but you can always control what goes on inside. – Wayne Dyer
  • Chasing after the world brings chaos. Allowing it all to come to me, brings peace. – Zen Gatha
  • The wise yogi knows that the process itself is a destination. That life itself – perhaps this very moment – is the ultimate reward.
  • Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor. – Thich Nhat Hanh
  • Go from a human being doing yoga to a human being yoga. – Baron Baptiste
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Caroline @ Wellness Creative Co

Qualified personal trainer (BSc Sports Science) & nutritionist (MSc Human Nutrition) with 15+ years of fitness & wellness marketing experience working with global brands.