39 Best Yoga Quotes About The Body To Boost Your Workout

These 39 powerful yoga quotes about the body will help you reach a deeper level on your spiritual journey as you learn about the inner self and gratitude.

Many of us get into the world of yoga with the idea of transforming our physical body. But yoga can do more than just toning the way you look. Connecting your body with the mind and soul and appreciating each movement of your body are some of the greatest outcomes you cultivate through yoga. 

Here are my 39 favorite yoga quotes about the body to give you courage and gratitude.

Yoga Quotes About The Body And Its Connection With The Mind And Soul

  1. “The most important pieces of equipment you need for doing yoga are your body and your mind.” – Rodney Yee
  2. “Yoga is the artwork of awareness, on the canvas of body, mind and soul.” – Amit Ray
  3. “Yoga means addition – addition of energy, strength, and beauty to body, mind and soul.“ – Amit Ray
  4. “The nature of yoga is to shine the light of awareness into the darkest corners of the body.” – Jason Crandell
  5. “Yoga is when every cell in the body sings the song of the soul.” – B. K. S. Iyengar
  6. “In the practice of yoga one can emphasize the body, the mind or the self and hence the effort can never be fruitless.” – T. Krishnamacharya
  7. “Yoga is not a religion. It is a science, science of well-being, science of youthfulness, science of integrating body, mind and soul.” – Amit Ray
  8. “Yoga teaches you how to listen to your body.” – Mariel Hemingway
yoga on the beach

Yoga Quotes About The Body To Help You Overcome Challenges

  1. “The yoga pose you avoid the most, you need the most.” – Unknown
  2. “True yoga is not about the shape of your body, but the shape of your life. Yoga is not to be performed; yoga is to be lived. Yoga doesn’t care about what you have been; yoga cares about the person you are becoming. Yoga is designed for a vast and profound purpose, and for it to be truly called yoga, its essence must be embodied.” – Aadil Palkhivala
  3. “Move your joints every day. You have to find your own tricks. Bury your mind deep in your heart, and watch the body move by itself.” – Sri Dharma Mittra
  4. “Take care of your body, it’s the only place you have to live.” –  Jim Rohn
  5. “The body is your temple. Keep it pure and clean for the soul to reside in.” – B.K.S Iyengar
  6. “Blessed are the flexible for they shall not be bent out of shape” – Unknown
  7.  “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
  8.  “The goal of yoga is liberation from all limitations. So how do we overcome limitations? Look what happens when you do Hatha Yoga: a stiff and inflexible body will stretch, release and relax. In the same way, if you use the other tools of yoga you will stretch your mind and bring your essential self into the Light.” – Swami Medhananda

Yoga Quotes About The Body And How It Transforms Through Asana

  1. “It is while practicing yoga asanas that you learn the art of adjustment.” – B.K.S. Iyengar
  2. “You must fill every inch of your body with the asana from your chest and arms and legs to the tips of your fingers and toes so that the asana radiates from the core of your body and fills the entire diameter and circumference of your limbs. You must feel your intelligence, your awareness, and your consciousness in every inch of your body.” – B.K.S. Iyengar
  3. “Asanas maintain the strength and health of the body, without which little progress can be made. Asanas keep the body in harmony with nature.“ – B.K.S. Iyengar
  4. “Asanas penetrate deep into each layer of the body and ultimately into the consciousness itself.” – B.K.S. Iyengar
  5. “Asana is the perfect firmness of body, steadiness of intellect, and benevolence of spirit.” – B.K.S. Iyengar
  6. “The brain is the hardest part of the body to adjust in asanas.” – B.K.S. Iyengar
Strong caucasian woman doing yoga pose for balance wearing leggings

Yoga Quotes About The Body And Its Movements

  1. “Life is a balance between rest and movement.” – Osho
  2. “In movement there is balance. In balance there is movement. Yoga is all about balance.” – Mark Whitwell
  3. Within and Without. Above, Below. Front, Behind. Male, Female. In, Out.” – Mark Whitwell
  4. “Movement is the song of the body.” – Vanda Scaravelli
  5. “The body benefits from movement, and the mind benefits from stillness.” – Sakyong Mipham
  6. “Exercises are like prose, whereas yoga is the poetry of movements. Once you understand the grammar of yoga; you can write your poetry of movements.” – Amit Ray
  7. “Yoga is the cessation of the movements of the mind. Then there is abiding in the Seer’s own form.” – Patañjali

Yoga Quotes About The Transformation Of The Body

  1. “Oh gosh, I noticed dramatic changes in my body after I started doing yoga, but I also think you have to shake things up.” – Jennifer Aniston
  2. “Most people have no idea how good their body is designed to feel.” – Kevin Trudeau
  3. “Body is not stiff. Mind is stiff.” – Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois
  4. “Close your eyes and imagine the best version of you possible. That’s who you really are. Let go of any part of you that doesn’t believe it.” – C. Assaad
  5. “For many years I mistook discipline as ambition. Now I believe it to be more about consistency. Do get on the mat. Practice and life are not that different.” – Judith Hanson Lasater
  6. “One of the fundamental principles of yoga: a small action done repeatedly can make an enormous difference.” –  Dr. Timothy McCall
  7.  “The success of Yoga does not lie in the ability to perform postures but in how it positively changes the way we live our life and our relationships.” – T.K.V. Desikachar
  8.  “When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all of your thoughts break their bonds. Your mind transcends limitations; your consciousness expands in every direction; and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties, and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person than you ever dreamed yourself to be.” – Patanjali
  9. “Yoga does not transform the way we see things; it transforms the person who sees.” – B.K.S. Iyengar
  10. “Yoga and meditation have the power to change our physical and mental existence.” – Purvi Raniga
Girl practices yoga on the ocean coast

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