152 Inspirational Yoga Meditation Quotes For Calm Mindfulness

Inspirational Yoga Meditation Quotes For Calm Mindfulness
Inspirational Yoga Meditation Quotes For Calm Mindfulness

Inspirational Yoga Meditation Quotes For Calm Mindfulness


If you are looking for inspirational yoga meditation quotes? You have come to the right place. Here are the best yoga meditation quotes. Sometimes with the worries of everyday life hinder you, you need a little motivation to get you in the groove again.

Yoga meditation is an incredible practice for both the body and the mind, it offers harmony, peace, and care to its darlings and helps them get through everyday stress. 

Whatever your goals, meditation, inner peace, or mindfulness, I've collected some awesome yoga meditation quotes. These quotes, sayings, and proverbs are perfect to motivate you through and also help cultivate mindfulness and calm life. Check out the following inspirational yoga meditation quotes on peace, success, life, happiness, strength, love, mindfulness, nature, music, and others


Inspirational Yoga Meditation Quotes


1. Through meditation and by giving full attention to one thing at a time, we can learn to direct attention where we choose. - Eknath Easwaran

2. If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. - Wayne Dyer

3. You can’t lead anyone else further than you have gone yourself. - Gene Mauch

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


Inspirational Yoga Meditation Quotes For Calm Mindfulness
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5. 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. - Krishnamacharya
 
6. The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. - Eleanor Roosevelt

7. Whenever you see a successful person you only see the public glories, never the private sacrifices to reach them. - Vaibhav Shah

8. The yoga poses that you avoid the most you need the most. - Anonymous

9. You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger. - Buddha

10. In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you. - Deepak Chopra

11. Meditation is to be aware of every thought and of every feeling, never to say it is right or wrong, but just to watch it and to move with it. - Jiddu Krishnamurti

12. Your problem isn’t the problem. Your reaction is the problem. - Anonymous

13. Meditation is a way for nourishing and blossoming the divine within you. - Amit Ray

14. Be conscious of yourself as consciousness alone, watch all the thoughts come and go. Come to the conclusion, by direct experience, that you are really consciousness itself, not its ephemeral contents. - Annamalai Swami

15. The gift of learning to meditate is the greatest gift you can give yourself in this lifetime. - Sogyal Rinpoche

16. Yoga is the fountain of youth. You’re only as young as your spine is flexible. - Bob Harper

17. Take the time to just do nothing. It will open up a completely new world of insight for you. - Scott Shaw


18. Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. - Jim Ryun

Inspirational Yoga Meditation Quotes For Calm Mindfulness

19. Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.  - Jim Rohn

20. Yoga has a sly, clever way of short-circuiting the mental patterns that cause anxiety. - Baxter Bal

21. Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Appreciate your friends. Continue to learn. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is. - Mary Radmacher



Famous Yoga Meditation Quotes


21. The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it. - Thich Nhat Hanh

22. Our bodies are our gardens—our wills are our gardeners. - William Shakespeare

23. Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself. - Rumi

24. Choose to be optimistic, it feels better. - Dalai Lama

25. Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured. - BKS Iyengar

26. Travel light, live light, spread the light, be the light. - Yogi Bhajan

27. One hour of contemplation surpasses sixty years of worship. - Elijah Muhammad


28. Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self. - Bhagavad Gita

Inspirational Yoga Meditation Quotes For Calm Mindfulness

29. Meditation is not a means to an end. It is both the means and the end. - Jiddu Krishnamurti

30. The creation of a thousand forest is in one acorn. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

31. The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new. - Socrates

32. Do not ask for less responsibility to be free and relaxed—ask for more strength. - Shengyan

33. Do one thing at a time, and while doing it put your whole soul into it to the exclusion of all else. - Swami Vivekananda

34. What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise. - Oscar Wilde

35. Nothing ever is but is always becoming. - Plato

36. Silence is not silent. Silence speaks. It speaks most eloquently. Silence is not still. Silence leads. It leads most perfectly. - Sri Chinmoy



Mindfulness Yoga Meditation Quotes For Stress


37. You should not be carried away by the dictation of the mind, but the mind should be carried by your dictation. - A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami

38. Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. - Buddha

39. The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind. - Caroline Myss

40. Intelligence comes into being when the mind, the heart, and the body are really harmonious. -
Jiddu Krishnamurti

Inspirational Yoga Meditation Quotes For Calm Mindfulness

41. Mindfulness isn’t difficult, we just need to remember to do it. - Sharon Salzberg

42. The body benefits from movement, and the mind benefits from stillness. - Sakyong Mipham

43. Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet. It’s a way of entering into the quiet that’s already there. - Deepak Chopra

44. Your mind is your instrument. Learn to be its master and not its slave. - Remez Sasson

45. Yoga is the artwork of awareness on the canvas of body, mind, and soul. - Anonymous

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46. Meditation is to the mind what exercise is to the body – it warms and invigorates. - John Thornton

47. Yoga is the stilling of the changing states of the mind. - Patanjali

48. Mindful meditation has been discovered to foster the ability to inhibit those very quick emotional impulses. - Daniel Goleman

49. Even in the midst of disturbance, the stillness of the mind can offer sanctuary. - Stephen Richards
50. When meditation is mastered, the mind is unwavering like the flame of a candle in a windless place. - Bhagavad Gita

Inspirational Yoga Meditation Quotes For Calm Mindfulness

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

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

53. This withdrawal from the day’s turmoil into creative silence is not a luxury, a fad, or a futility. It dissolves mental tensions and heals negative emotions. - Paul Brunton


Daily Yoga Meditation Quotes About Strength, Success, Beauty


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

55. Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most. - Buddha

56. Put your heart, mind, intellect, and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. - Swami Sivananda

57. The spirit of meditation is the combating against the weight of one’s feelings. - Hakuin Ekaku

58. Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in, and day-out. - Robert Collier

59. The beauty is that people often come here for the stretch, and leave with a lot more. - Liza Ciano

60. Inner stillness is the key to outer strength. - Jared Brock


Inspirational Yoga Meditation Quotes For Calm Mindfulness

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

62. The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus. - Bruce Lee

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63. We are not going in circles, we are going upwards. The path is a spiral; we have already climbed many steps. - Hermann Hesse

64. Meditation is like a gym in which you develop the powerful mental muscles of calm and insight. - Ajahn Brahm

65. Therefore, it is good advice to slow down a little, steady the course, and focus on the essentials when experiencing adverse conditions. - Dieter F. Uchtdorf

66. Beautiful things happen when you distance yourself from negative. - Anonymous

67. Simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being. Patient with both friends and enemies, you accord with the way things are. Compassionate toward yourself, you reconcile all beings in the world. - Lao Tzu


Positive Yoga Meditation Quotes About Peace


68. The more regularly and the more deeply you meditate, the sooner you will find yourself acting always from a center of peace. - J. Donald Walters

69. We all wish for world peace, but world peace will never be achieved unless we first establish peace within our own minds. - Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

70. Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without. - Buddha


Inspirational Yoga Meditation Quotes For Calm Mindfulness

71. Detach yourself from all that makes your mind restless. Renounce all that disturbs its peace. If you want peace, deserve it. By being a slave to your desires and fears, you disturb peace. - Nisargadatta Maharaj

72. Meditation teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured. - Anonymous

73. All progress takes place outside the comfort zone. - Michael John Bobak

74. Meditation stills the wandering mind and establishes us forever in a state of peace. - Muktananda

75. We don’t realize that, somewhere within us all, there does exist a supreme self who is eternally at peace.  Eat, Pray, Love - Anonymous

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76. Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul. - Marcus Aurelius

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

78. I meditate so that I can inundate my entire being with the omnipotent power of peace. - Sri Chinmoy

79. Inner peace begins the moment you choose not to allow another person or event to control your emotions. - Kathryn Budig


Inspirational Yoga Meditation Quotes For Calm Mindfulness

80. If one thinks of oneself as free, one is free, and if one thinks of oneself as bound, one is bound. Here this saying is true, “As one thinks, so one becomes”. - Ashtavakra Gita

81. Creating space frees the spirit to bring in what it truly desires. - Deb Rebel

82. The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away. - Anonymous

83. It feels good. Kinda like when you have to shut your computer down, just sometimes when it goes crazy, you just shut it down and when you turn it on, it’s okay again. That’s what meditation is to me. - Ellen DeGeneres


Best Yoga Meditation Quotes About Life, Love, Sadness


84. Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul to another. - George Elliot

85. If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath. - Amit Ray


86. Give the child a taste of meditation by creating a climate and atmosphere of love, acceptance, and silence. - Swami Dhyan Giten

87. Meditation allows us to directly participate in our lives instead of living life as an afterthought. - Stephen Levine

Inspirational Yoga Meditation Quotes For Calm Mindfulness

88. Make the driving force in your life love. - Dr. Oz

89. There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth: not going all the way, and not starting. - Buddha

90. Suffering usually relates to wanting things to be different from the way they are. - Allan Lokos

91. Don’t move the way fear makes you move. Move the way love makes you move. Move the way joy makes you move. - Osho

92. It doesn't matter if things aren't perfect. Your practice is my time to feel alive, loved, and free. - Anonymous

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93. Life is meant to be lived. Curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life. - Eleanor Roosevelt

94. SEX! Now that I have your attention… Please try to meditate at least 15 minutes, every day. You know it’s good for you. - Marcelo Alves

95. Meditation is the discovery that the point of life is always arrived at in the immediate moment. - Alan Watts

96. Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you. - Rumi


97. The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost. - G.K. Chesterton


Inspirational Yoga Meditation Quotes For Calm Mindfulness

98. Even if things don’t unfold the way you expected, don’t be disheartened or give up. One who continues to advance will win in the end. - Daisaku Ikeda

99. She was unstoppable, not because she did not have failures and doubts, but because she continued on despite of them. - Beau Toplin

100. This is universal. You sit and observe your breath. You can’t say this is a Hindu breath or a Christian breath or a Muslim breath. - Charles Johnson



Yoga Meditation Quotes Short (Meditation Captions)


101. The attitude of gratitude is the highest yoga. - Yogi Bhajan

102. So what is a good mediator? The one who meditates. - Allan Lokos

103. You can do anything, but not everything - Anonymous

104. Life’s too fast…Slow down and do yoga. - Anonymous

105. Quiet the mind and the soul will speak. - Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati


106. Don’t waste a good mistake. Learn from it. - Robert Kiyosaki


Inspirational Yoga Meditation Quotes For Calm Mindfulness

107. The part can never be well unless the whole is well. - Plato

108. You only lose what you cling to. - Buddha

109. One conscious breath in and out is a meditation. - Eckhart Tolle

110. Yoga is a mirror to look at ourselves from within. - Anonymous

111. Silence is not an absence but a presence. - Anne D. LeClaire

112. The quieter you become the more you are able to hear. - Rumi

113. Don’t just do something—sit there. - Anonymous



Yoga and Meditation Quotes About Happiness


114. The first steps in self-acceptance are not at all pleasant, for what one sees is not a happy sight. One needs all the courage to go further. - Nisargadatta Maharaj

115. Happiness is a state of inner fulfillment, not the gratification of inexhaustible desires for outward things. - Matthieu Ricard

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


117. Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling. - Margaret Lee Runbeck

Inspirational Yoga Meditation Quotes For Calm Mindfulness

118. Happiness is an inside job. - William Arthur Ward

119. Happy he stands, happy he sits, happy sleeps, and happy he comes and goes. Happy he speaks and happy he eats. This is the life of a man at peace. - Ashtavakra Gita

120. A most useful approach to meditation practice is to consider it the most important activity of each day. Schedule it as you would an extremely important appointment, and unfailingly keep your appointment. - Roy Eugene Davis



Deep Yoga Meditation Quotes About Nature


121. The state we call realization is simply being oneself, not knowing anything, or becoming anything. - Ramana Maharshi

122. If you have time to breathe you have time to meditate. You breathe when you walk. You breathe when you stand. You breathe when you lie down. - Ajahn Amaro

123. The nature of illusion is that, when you see through it, it disappears. - Mooji

124. Meditation is the antidote to all the poison of you life. It is the nourishment of your authentic nature. - Anonymous

125. Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. - Lao Tzu


Inspirational Yoga Meditation Quotes For Calm Mindfulness

126. Everything is happening spontaneously, and the witnessing of it is also happening spontaneously. Everything is already happening in natural balance. - Mooji

127. The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don’t go back to sleep. - Rumi

128. A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it.  It just blooms. - Zen Shin

129. The nature of yoga is to shine the light of awareness into the darkest corners of the body. - Anonymous

130. Surely there is something in the unruffled calm of nature that overawes our little anxieties and doubts; the sight of the deep blue sky and the clustering stars above seems to impart a quiet tot he mind. - Tryon Edwards



Yoga Meditation Quotes About Music


131. Yoga is like music. The rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind, and the harmony of the soul, created the symphony of life. - BKS Iyengar

132. Yoga is almost like music in a way; there’s no end to it. - Sting

133. Yoga is the dance of every cell with the music of every breath that creates inner serenity and harmony. - Anonymous



Yoga Meditation Proverbs


134. Be the master of mind rather than mastered by mind. - Japanese Proverb

135. Do not speak unless it improves on silence. - Buddhist proverb

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136. He who has health has hope and he who has hope has everything. - Arabian Proverb


137. Silence is a fence around wisdom. - German Proverb


Inspirational Yoga Meditation Quotes For Calm Mindfulness

138. Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, he turned into a butterfly. - Proverb

139. Fearless, hope more; eat less, chew more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more; hate less, love more; and all good things are yours. - Swedish Proverb


Yoga Meditation Words Of Wisdom (Yoga Meditation Quotations)


140. It’s helpful to remind yourself that meditation is about opening and relaxing with whatever arises, without picking and choosing. - Pema Chödrön

141. Prayer is when you talk to God; meditation is when you listen to God. - Diana Robinson

142. Learn to enjoy the way as much as you would enjoy when you reach the destination. - Sakshi Chetana

143. Meditation must be continuous. The current of meditation must be present in all your activities. - Annamalai Swami

144. In prayers, we ask a question. In meditation, we receive the answer. - Anonymous

145. Thoughts are like birds in mind; some fly-in, some fly out. Some stay at a water hole to drink. Beware of birds that linger. - Natalie Wright

146. Meditation brings wisdom; lack of mediation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom. - Buddha


Inspirational Yoga Meditation Quotes For Calm Mindfulness

147. Meditation: Because some answers can only be found on the Inner net. - Shira Tamir

148. May my heart be kind. May my mind be fierce. May my spirit be brave. - Kate Forsyth

149. The study of asana is not about mastering posture. It’s about using posture to understand and transform yourself. - Anonymous

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

151. Meditation practice isn’t about trying to throw ourselves away and become something better, it’s about befriending who we are. - Ani Pema Chodron

152. Some people think that meditation takes time away from physical accomplishment. Taken to extremes, of course, that’s true. Most people, however, find that meditation creates more time than it takes. - Peter McWilliams


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