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Ignite Your Practice With These Inspiring Yoga Quotes About Life

Laura Finch on January 6, 2020
Laura is a yoga teacher who completed 200 hours of training.

Words have immense power when spoken at the right moment. They can guide, inspire, send shivers down the spine and provide comfort. A spot-on quote can not only give food for thought but change perspectives and push us through life.

These touching yogic quotes about life are a perfect addition to your yoga practice on and off your mat as well as a dose of inspiration to help you get through the day.

You can't stop the waves but you can learn to surf.

"You can't stop the waves but you can learn to surf."

― Swami Satchitananda

"You either get bitter or get better. It’s that simple. You either take what has been dealt to you and allow it to make you a better person, or you allow it to tear you down. The choice does not belong to fate, it belongs to you."

― Josh Shipp

“Just remember that doing anything that begins to shift the pattern and lessen the gravity of suffering or frustration is a breakthrough.”

― Baron Baptiste

“The mountain ahead of you is no greater than the thousands of mountains you’ve already climbed. Stay the course. You can get through anything one breath at a time.”

― Hania Khuri-Trapper

Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

“Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”

― George Bernard Shaw

“Pain and Happiness are the coverings over reality.”

― Yogi Vini

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.”

― Henry David Thoreau

“In life, you only have to travel 6 inches. That is the distance from your mind to your heart.”

― Bikram Choudhury

A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there.

“A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there.”

― Author Unknown

“Every moment is an opportunity to become more enlightened, more open and expanded. Continually choose that path and you will be free.”

― Dashama Konah Gordon

“Be present and aware of the privilege of living.”

― Ann Marie Frohoff

“We create the world we live in. If we want to change what we don't like in the world, we must start by changing what we don't like about ourselves.”

― Sharon Gannon


“You’re never too old, never too bad, never too late and never too sick to start from scratch once again.”

― Bikram Choudhury

“Life is a series of awakenings.”

― Swami Mukerji

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.”

― Maya Angelou

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