There really are some beautiful, inspiring yoga sayings out there. It is one of the most powerful ways to relieve stress through physical exercise. And it’s just as positive for your mind as your body. So in this guide, we’ll run through 15 of my favorite it sayings.
“Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.”– The Bhagavad Gita
The Bhagavad Gita is an ancient scripture that narrates part of the story of Hinduism.
When you begin practicing yoga, it is genuinely like the start of a journey.
You set out with no knowledge, no experience of it and for most of us, we’re not flexible at all!
But as you learn and practice yoga more often, you find out more about yourself.
…You find out how to control your breath.
…How to concentrate.
And how to truly connect the body and mind in a way that you’ve probably never experienced before – especially if you’re living in a Western Culture.
And that’s the beauty of it – it will help you grow as a person.
It’s like a transformation that’s fueled by the magic of it.
“Yoga is 99% practice and 1% theory.”– Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois
I 100% agree with this yoga saying.
You can’t learn it from a book.
You have to experience it, experiment with it and truly realise in your being that actually yoga is about practice.
We often get the temptation to learn most things through information.
We buy self-development books, we talk about the things we want from life, we even use apps to learn languages.
But until you truly practice these things in real life – not from a book, an app or just talking about it – you will never truly get to the level you want.
“Yoga is not about touching your toes. It is what you learn on the way down.”– Jigar Gor
Yes, it is a physical practice.
But it’s equally about a workout for your mind too.
We can learn a lot about ourselves on the yoga mat that we never considered before.
You see, when you’re practicing yoga, it’s just you and your positions.
It’s a flow.
It’s a meditative state when you’re finally able to get away from the high paced world we live in.
“The nature of yoga is to shine the light of awareness into the darkest corners of the body.”– Jason Crandell
Yoga transforms your mind, body and soul.
There’s certain parts of our body that most of us actually totally neglect.
Sometimes we forget to stretch our feet or stand up straight, because we’re too busy looking at our phones or madly bumbling around the office looking for that file we can’t find.
“Maybe more than anything else, yoga teaches you to be still and calm under challenging circumstances.” – Adam Levine
How many times have you fallen into the trap of panicking in a challenging situation?
Our survival instincts have been incredibly useful as humans, yet they can also make us more anxious especially if we sense there’s a threat.
Yoga helps calm the mind down, even when we’re experiencing something that challenges us.
When you’re struggling with a new posture or you feel like you’re about to lose your balance, yoga teaches a methodology of staying calm and peaceful.