20 yoga quotes to inspire your practise


We’ve shared quotes on our Instagram page almost every day for the last 6 years. These words have the power to bring so much magic to your life.

Words to inspire, words to heal, words for the heart, words to bring connection… they are soul words. 

Right now we’re halfway through our live 21 days of yoga challenge inside the MerryBody Online Studio so we’ve been discovering and sharing epic yoga quotes to inspire all our members to get on the mat. Oh Yoga, we love you.

20 yoga quotes to inspire your practice


“Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.”  The Bhagavad Gita

“Yoga is not for the flexible. It’s for the willing.”  Anonymous

“The body benefits from movement, and the mind benefits from stillness.” Sakyong Mipham

Every time you take care of yourself, you’re taking care of all of us.”  Elena Brower


“The yoga pose is not the goal. Becoming flexible is not the goal. Standing on your hands is not the goal. The goal is serenity. Balance. Truly finding peace in your own skin.”  Rachel Brathen, Yoga Girl

“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

“Yoga does not transform the way we see things, it transforms the person who sees.”  B.K.S. Iyengar


The true purpose of yoga is to discover that aspect of your being that can never be lost.” Deepak Chopra

“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

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

“NOW the practise of yoga can begin” Patanjali Yoga Sutras

“The attitude of gratitude is the highest yoga.” Yogi Bhajan

“The less you open your heart to others, the more your heart suffers.” Deepak Chopra

“The pose begins when you want to get out of it.” Baron Baptiste


“Balancing in yoga and life is a reflection of our inner state. Can we dance with change? Can we fall and try again with playfulness? Do we have the focus, skill, and attunement to find the still point within it all?”  Shiva Rea

 “Get it out of your head that your legs need to be straight or that it should look a certain way. If you’re breathing, and you’re not compromising your body, then you’re doing yoga brilliantly, beautifully.” Seane Corn

“Be congruent, be authentic, be your true self.”  Mahatma Gandhi

“Eat like you love yourself. Move like you love yourself. Speak like you love yourself. Act like you love yourself.” Tara Stiles

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

“Yoga is essentially a practice for your soul, working through the medium of your body.”  Tara Fraser

Oh, yoga! OH LIFE! 

The practice of yoga has allowed us to feel deep acceptance, gratitude and magic of life. It simply has changed our lives in the most positive ways. It’s open our eyes and our hearts. 

We are so blessed to share our MerryBody yoga with you. If you’d like to welcome more Yoga to your life, you can sign up to a FREE MerryBody Class right here. 


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