35 Quotes About Ishvara Pranidhana

Yoga is more than just physical exercise, it’s a journey filled with ancient wisdom that helps you navigate the ups and downs of life. A key part of this journey involves following certain ethical guidelines known as the Yamas and Niyamas, which are within the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Ishvara Pranidhana, the fifth Niyama, invites you into a profound practice of Surrender.

When you learn to practice Surrender, the ebbs and flows of life are more easeful to manage. Instead of feeling like you’re pushing boulders up hill, you’re like water, moving with the flow of the current, bending around obstacles as they fall on your path.

The action of surrender is not about inaction or passivity, it’s an active practice of acknowledging that you can not control everything, it’s understanding that every moment and experience is part of something bigger. The 35 quotes about Ishvara Pranidhana will inspire you to explore this idea of surrendering.

If you’d like to dive deeper into the Niyamas and Yoga, the perfect way to do so is with a Yoga Teacher Training. You can learn more about our MerryBody Teacher Training over here. The practice of Surrender is said to be one of the most important of all within Yogic philosophy. It’s something we refer back to again and again during our Yoga Teacher Program.

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35 Quotes About Ishvara Pranidhana

“Ishvara pranidhana is the surrender of the small self to the grand tapestry of existence.” — Mooji

“Surrender is the acceptance of this moment.” — Eckhart Tolle

“True surrender is a complete trust in the divine.” — Swami Satchidananda


“Surrender is the sweetest freedom.” — Swami Satchidananda

“Ishvara pranidhana is the practice of acknowledging the divine presence in all things.” — Deepak Chopra

“In surrender, we find our true self.” — Mooji

“In surrendering, you find strength beyond yourself.” — Tony Robbins

“Ishvara pranidhana is the art of releasing control and trusting the divine plan.” — Deepak Chopra

“To surrender is to open oneself to the divine flow.” — Deepak Chopra


“Ishvara pranidhana is the practice of surrendering the ego’s resistance to the natural flow of life.” — Deepak Chopra

“In the surrender of Ishvara pranidhana, we find strength in relinquishing control.” — Eckhart Tolle

“In the act of surrender, you release control and find peace.” — Sharon Salzberg

“Surrender is the secret to lasting peace.” — Deepak Chopra

“In Ishvara pranidhana, we bow to the supreme consciousness within and around us.” — Mooji

“Surrender is not giving up but a giving over.” — Richard Rohr

“In surrender, we find true strength.” — Eckhart Tolle

“In surrender, the ego melts into the divine.” — Eckhart Tolle

“To surrender is to stop struggling and start living.” — Deepak Chopra

“Surrender is the doorway to the miraculous.” — Wayne Dyer

“Surrender is the courage to be still.” — Rumi

“Ishvara pranidhana is the practice of bowing to the divine intelligence that orchestrates all of life.” — Wayne Dyer

“To surrender is the greatest freedom.” — Lao Tzu

“Surrender is the art of letting go.” — Deepak Chopra

“Surrender is the wisdom of yielding.” — Lao Tzu

“True surrender is a profound acceptance of what is.” — Mooji

“To surrender is to let go of the known.” — Osho

“Surrender is the bridge between struggle and grace.” — Rumi

“To surrender is to become what might be.” — Lao Tzu

“In Ishvara pranidhana, we surrender the need for outcomes and trust in the divine orchestration of life.” — Mooji

“Surrender is the path to freedom through non-resistance.” — Deepak Chopra

“In Ishvara pranidhana, we surrender the need to control and allow the divine plan to unfold.” — Wayne Dyer

“In the light of Ishvara pranidhana, we find peace in the midst of life’s chaos.” — Wayne Dyer

“In the practice of yoga, true surrender is found in Ishvara pranidhana.” — B.K.S. Iyengar

“Ishvara pranidhana is the doorway to the sacred dance of existence.” — Thich Nhat Hanh

“To surrender is to become one with the flow of life.” — Eckhart Tolle

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