30 Best Yoga Quotes About Breath To Destress

Best yoga quotes about breath to destress

Keep practicing and keep breathing. Here are the best yoga quotes about breath below to keep you inspired and help you rediscover your inner peace and happiness.

Breathing allows your movements to flow and your essence to shine forth. When we breathe, our minds are cleansed. We start to stay focused and return to our inner selves. 

Controlling your breathing is the best way to cherish the energy within. Here are the best yoga quotes about breath that will help you rediscover the relationship between breathwork and being present. You might also enjoy our list of yoga quotes about balance and yoga quotes about creating space

Yoga Quotes About Breath To Be Present

Yoga quotes about breath to be present
Every breath away from the awareness of the present moment is a step away from the Self
  1. “If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.” ― Amit Ray
  2. “When life is foggy, path is unclear and mind is dull, remember your breath. It has the power to give you the peace. It has the power to resolve the unsolved equations of life.” ― Amit Ray
  3. “Think about every good thing in your life right now. Free yourself of worrying. Let go of the anxiety, breathe. Stay positive, all is well.” ― Germany Kent
  4. “Meditation is to understand that one breath, which connects all beings.” ― Amit Ray
  5. “Hatha yoga is a powerful tool for self-transformation. It asks us to bring our attention to our breath, which helps us to still the fluctuations of the mind and be more present in the unfolding of each moment” ― Cyndi Lee
  6. “Yoga does not start or end on your mat, but is present in every breath you take.” ― Evita Ochel
  7. “Every breath away from the awareness of the present moment is a step away from the Self.” ― Joseph Cyrus
  8. “Coming into a practice and an energy field of community yoga over and over, is a practice of returning, again and again, to the present moment, to the person in front of you, to the people around you, to your body, to others’ bodies, to your energy, to others’ energy, to your breath, to others’ breath.” ― Lo Nathamundi

Yoga Quotes About Breath And Inner Peace

  1. “Breathing is our participation with the cosmic dance. When our breath is in harmony, cosmos nourishes us in every sense.” ― Amit Ray
  2. “When the breath wanders the mind is also unsteady, but when the breath is calm, the mind too will be still.”  ― Hatha Yoga Pradipika
  3. “Breathing in, my in-breath has become deep. Breathing out, my out-breath has become slow. Breathing in, I feel calm. Breathing out, I feel at ease. Breathing in, I smile. Breathing out, I release all my worries and anxieties. Breathing in, I dwell deeply in the present moment. Breathing out, I know this is a wonderful moment. Smile… There are more than three hundred muscles in our face, and when we know how to breathe in and smile, these muscles can relax. This is ‘mouth yoga.’” ― Thich Nhat Hanh
  4. “The yogi’s life is not measured by the number of his days, but by the number of his breaths.”― B.K.S. Iyengar
  5. “Meditation can be as simple as taking a series of easy breaths, and slowly, gently counting to ten in your mind.” ― Vera Nazarian
  6. “Yoga is the dance of every cell with the music of every breath that creates inner serenity and harmony.” ― Debasish Mridha
  7. “Tonight in yoga, I realized for the first time that breathing is not the process of being filled and emptied: breathing is the act of actually making love to the whole world” — Sierra DeMulder
  8. “Let your asanas be a prayer to yourself. Let it be a prayer of self-love. Let your breath lead the way towards loving everything about yourself.” ― Gracious Living Lifestyle
  9. “Whenever you feel overwhelmed, distracted, and out of sorts. Turn your attention to your breath, inhale, exhale, and listen to the sound and movement of your everyday breath flowing softly in and out through your nose. You will reclaim your calm and refocus on what matters.” ― Ntathu Allen

Yoga Quotes About Breath And Health

Yoga quotes about breath and health
In asana practice, we learn to cherish each breath, to cherish every cell in our bodies
  1. “When the truth is known ignorance cannot be, when the mind is pure there is no disease, when the breath is mastered there is no death, therefore, surrender to Yoga.” ― T. Krishnamacharya
  2. “Yoga teachings state that if the mind is moving, so are the heart and respiration.  When we are angry, our breath quickens; when we sleep our breath slows down. By consciously slowing down the breath and making it rhythmic so that consciousness is not disturbed by it, we can achieve corresponding tranquility.”  ― Dr. Hiroshi Motoyama
  3. “In asana practice, we learn to cherish each breath, to cherish every cell in our bodies. The time we spend on the mat is love in action.” — Rolf Gates
  4. “Pranayama is thus the science of breath. It is the hub around which the wheel of life revolves.” ―  B.K.S. Iyengar
  5. “To get rid of a few problems in general health, to increase one’s capacity for work, to make one’s character gentler and stronger, to free oneself of various complexes, to create in oneself a whole atmosphere of calm and silence, and to do this by exercises in a gymnastic of repose and by a simple but careful method of breath-control – such aims may appear humble enough, rather down to earth, and a far cry from the goal of even the most modest of yogis. Yet, I am certain that they will be able to work real miracles here in the West; to change lives and temperaments completely, making them healthier, more open; to increase their degree of engagement, and to render them more receptive to impulses and promptings from heaven.” ― Jean Déchanet
  6. “When yogasanas are performed, respiration and metabolic rates slow down, the consumption of oxygen and the body temperature drop. During exercise, however, the breath and metabolism speed up, oxygen consumption rises, and the body gets hot. In addition, asanas are designed to have specific effects on the glands and internal organs, and to alter electrochemical activity in the nervous system.” ― Swami Satyananda Saraswati

Yoga Quotes About Breath Through Prana And Pranayama

  1. “Every religious or philosophical practice means a psychological discipline, that is, a method of mental hygiene. The manifold, purely bodily procedures of Yoga11 also mean a physiological hygiene which is superior to ordinary gymnastics and breathing exercises, inasmuch as it is not merely mechanistic and scientific but also philosophical; in its training of the parts of the body, it unites them with the whole of the spirit, as is quite clear, for instance, in the Pranayama exercises where Prana is both the breath and the universal dynamics of the cosmos” ― Paramahansa Yogananda
  2. “First, let me speak to you about breath, about the inhaling breath-apana, and the exhaling breath-prana. Breath is extremely important in meditation, particularly the central breath-madhyama-pranan, which is neither prana nor apana. It is the center of these two, the point existing between the inhaling and exhaling breaths.” ― Swami Lakshmanjoo
  3. The postures and breathwork that you do in a typical yoga class will change your life. These practices—asana and pranayama—suffuse us with the energy we need to take on the hard choices and to endure the inevitable highs and lows. What yoga practice will not do, however, is take the place of the hard lessons each of us has to learn in order to mature spiritually.” ― Rolf Gates & Katrina Kenison
  4. “Breath is one of the greatest tools we have. By controlling it, we can access our endocrine system without the use of drugs, alcohol, or other stimuli. Through powerful Pranayama exercises, yogis have been leveraging the power of ‘the infinite pharmacy within’ for thousands of years. We have these same capacities today. Realizing that there is something you can do to change your mood, which simultaneously strengthens your body is pretty amazing.” ― Carol Horton
  5. “‘Breathe through your eyes,’ she said. ‘I’m sorry?’ ‘It relaxes the muscles. It’s called pranayama.’” ― Dan Brown
  6. “The word ‘yoga’ has become synonymous with physical postures in modern society, which is a narrow view, of course. Nevertheless, the popularity of yoga postures is a good thing. Once practitioners get a taste of the benefits that come from yoga postures, it is natural to look to the broader scope of yoga methods that are available, ultimately leading many to deep meditation, pranayama (breathing techniques), mudras, bandhas, and other practices comprising the multi-limbed tree of yoga.” ― Yogani, Asanas, Mudras & Bandhas, Awakening Ecstatic Kundalini
  7. “One of the quickest ways to feel happy is through the pranayama technique called circular breathing. When you equalize the lengths of your inhale and exhale, you balance the sympathetic and parasympathetic sides of your nervous system.” ― Catherine Carrigan