Famous Quotes on Yoga and Well-Being

Motivational Quotes on Yoga Benefits

by Whitney Hopler, Communications Director

Yoga benefits well-being by freeing the human body, mind, and spirit to transcend everyday stress and discover greater energy. Practicing yoga enhances overall well-being and quality of life in a myriad of ways, research reveals. Enjoy these famous motivational quotes on yoga and well-being:

“Yoga is just good for you.” – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

“Yoga … is a science, science of well-being, science of youthfulness, science of integrating body, mind, and soul.” – Amit Ray

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

“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

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

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

“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.” – Sharon Gannon

“My workout is my meditation.” – Kyle MacLachlan

“Yoga is invigoration in relaxation, freedom in routine, confidence through self-control, energy within and energy without.” – Ymber Delecto

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

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

“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

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

“You spend so much time in your head in life. And what yoga does is, it asks you to allow your head to be quiet, to allow it to be still, just for an hour and a half. Just deal with your body and your breath. And it’s a great workout. I love it.” – Colin Farrell

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

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

“Yoga reveals to you the beauty of mindfulness and takes you into the essence of an endless present moment.” – Debasish Mridha

“Yoga is the science of reality.” – Sushil Singh

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

“Yoga is really trying to liberate us from shame about our bodies. To love your body is a very important thing – I think the health of your mind depends on your being able to love your body.” – Rodney Yee

“Yoga will always be transformational, even when it stops being cool.” – Victoria Moran

“Yoga disciplines both the mind and the souls and not just your body. It helps me in having a constant positive outlook in life.” – Jacqueline Fernandez

“We merge in yoga with the divine.” – Roy Mathew

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

“The whole thing about meditation and yoga is about connecting to the higher part of yourself, and then seeing that every living thing is connected in some way.” – Gillian Anderson 

“Yoga is a method for restraining the natural turbulence of thoughts, which otherwise impartially prevent all people, of all lands, from glimpsing their true nature of spirit.” – Paramahansa Yogananda

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

“For nearly every challenging moment in life, there’s a yoga pose to help you feel better.” – Mandy Ingber

“Yoga takes what you have and molds and sculpts it, which is a much more natural way to look and feel.” – Adam Levine

“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

“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

“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

The eulogy virtues are the ones that are talked about at your funeral – whether you were kind, brave, honest or faithful. Were you capable of deep love? I want to foster eulogy virtues when I’m in a yoga class or meditation session or any spiritual gathering. Especially if I’m lying in corpse pose. It just makes sense.” – Maggie Rowe

“Yoga is a lifesaver.” – Ione Skye

“Yoga is immediately rewarding, whatever your level, because it’s not about being able to attain the perfect lotus position. Each day, there is an improvement on the day before. It’s not competitive; it’s not a race. With yoga, the journey is the destination.” – Trudie Styler

“Yoga has been the best tool for managing stress and life’s challenges.” – Christy Turlington

“Yoga is at the core of my health and wellness routine … it helps me to re-center and to focus as well as improve my overall core strength.” – Miranda Kerr

“Yoga did not just help me with my body, I became fitter from within. It helped me to focus better.” – Shilpa Shetty

“To help staff recharge and think better, companies are setting aside quiet places to relax, practice yoga or even take a nap.” – Carl Honore

“I love being toned and having muscle; it’s so sexy and beautiful. And I owe it 100 percent to yoga.” – Kaley Cuoco

“More yoga in the world is what we need.” – Diane Lane