55 of the Best Yoga Quotes About Letting Go

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Yoga Quotes about Letting Go
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‘Letting go’ or ‘let go’ is said a lot in yoga, you may have heard it from classmates, instructors, friends, family, or just somebody that places their yoga mat next to yours. While practicing yoga, you are more in tune with your mind and body, you are more self aware.

This fact might make it easier to let go of those thoughts, especially when you realize what you are or have been thinking, feeling, experiencing, or grieving does not define who you are as a person.

Letting go for some people, may not be as easy to achieve than it is for others. It is hard to ‘let go’ of things sometimes, especially if those things have traumatized you or have really affected you in a negative way. Every person is different, so your experiences, griefs, thoughts, and feelings may take a shorter time or a longer time than the next person’s experiences, griefs, thoughts and feelings.

Yoga Quotes About Letting Go

  1. “Things are as they are, we suffer because we imagined different.” – Rachel Wolchin
  2. “Anything I cannot transform into something marvelous, I let go.” – Anais Nin
  3. “Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may have one foot on the brakes. In order to be free, we must learn how to let go.” – Unknown
  4. “There are things that we never want to let go of, people we never want to leave behind. But keep in mind that letting go isn’t the end of the world, it’s the beginning of a new life.” – Unknown
  5. “Feelings are just visitors, let them come and go.” – Mooji
  6. “Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go.” – Herman Hesse
  7. “Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.” – Oprah Winfrey
  8. “Hanging on to resentment is letting someone you despise live rent-free in your head.” – Unknown
  9. “The greatest loss of time is delay and expectation, which depend upon the future. We let go the present, which we have in our power, and look forward to that which depends upon chance, and so relinquish a certainty for an uncertainty.” – Seneca
  10. “In my experience, there is no past, there is no future. Everything simply is.” – Sadghuru
  11. “One problem with gazing too frequently into the past is that we may turn around to find the future has run out on us.” – Michael Cibenko
  12. “Holding on is believing that there’s only a past; letting go is knowing that there’s a future.” – Daphne Rose Kingma
  13. “Sometimes letting go is simply changing the labels you place on an event. Looking at the same event with fresh eyes.” – Unknown
  14. “A very wise man once told me that you can’t look back; you just have to put the past behind you, and find something better in your future.” – Jodi Picoult
  15. “Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our heart, we still cling to anything – anger, anxiety, or possessions – we cannot be free.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
  16. “When you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and get free.” – Catherine Ponder
  17. “Let go. Why do you cling to pain? There is nothing you can do about the wrongs of yesterday. It is not yours to judge. Why hold on to the very thing which keeps you from hope and love?” – Leo Buscaglia
  18. “The act of forgiveness is the act of returning to present time. And that’s why when one has become a forgiving person, and has managed to let go of the past, what they’ve really done is they’ve shifted their relationship with time.” – Unknown
  19. “Sometimes the hardest part isn’t letting go but rather learning to start over.” – Nicole Sobon
  20. “Impermanence is a principle of harmony. When we don’t struggle against it, we are in harmony with reality.” – Pema Chodron
  21. “I demolish my bridges behind me…then there is no choice but to move forward.” – Fridtjof Nansen
  22. “Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values.” – Dalai Lama
  23. When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.” – Unknown
  24. “Forget what hurt you but never forget what it taught you.” – Shannon L. Alder
  25. “Letting go is the hardest asana.” – Unknown
  26. “Letting go is the willingness to change your beliefs in order to bring more peace and joy into your life instead of holding onto beliefs that bring pain and suffering.” – Hal Tipper
  27. “Forgiveness means letting go of the past.” – Gerald Jampolsky
  28. “Think about any attachments that are depleting your emotional reserves. Consider letting them go.” – Unknown
  29. “When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. When I let go of what I have, I receive what I need.” – Lao Tzu
  30. “Whatever comes, don’t push it away. When it goes, do not grieve.” – Mooji
  31. “The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.” – Steve Maraboli
  32. “I realize there’s something incredibly honest about trees in winter, how they’re experts at letting things go.” – Jeffrey McDaniel
  33. “The past should be a learning experience not an everlasting punishment. What’s done is done.” – Unknown
  34. “This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet.” – Rumi
  35. “Yoga is a dance between control and surrender, between pushing and letting go, and when to push and to let go becomes part of the creative process, part of the open-ended exploration of your well-being.” – Joel Kramer
  36. “Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny.” – Steve Maraboli
  37. “In the process of letting go you will lose many things from the past, but you will find yourself.” – Deepak Chopra
  38. “The more anger towards the past you carry in your heart, the less capable you are of loving in the present.” – Unknown
  39. “You can spend minutes, hours, days, weeks, or even months overanalyzing a situation; trying to put the pieces together, justifying what could’ve, would’ve happened… or you can just leave the pieces on the floor and move on.” – Tupac Shakur
  40. “You can only lose what you cling to.” – Buddha
  41. “Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.” – Steve Maraboli
  42. “It’s hard to be clear about who you are when you are carrying around a bunch of baggage from the past. I’ve learned to let go and move more quickly into the next place.” – Angelina Jolie
  43. “It’s very expressive of myself. I just lump everything in a great heap which I have labeled the past, and, having thus emptied this deep reservoir that was once myself, I am ready to continue.” – Unknown
  44. “You really don’t have to burn any bridges to let go… You don’t have to destroy anything. You can just decide to cross over and move on.” – Marta Mrotek
  45. “You cannot fix the past, but you can create a distance with it. That is how the yogic system approaches it.” – Sadghuru
  46. “Once you realize you deserve a bright future, letting go of your dark past is the best choice you will ever make.” – Roy T. Bennett
  47. “Letting go helps us to live in a more peaceful state of mind and helps restore our balance. It allows others to be responsible for themselves and for us to take our hands off situations that do not belong to us. This frees us from unnecessary stress.” – Melody Beattie
  48. “If you’re still hanging onto a dead dream of yesterday, laying flowers on its grave by the hour, you cannot be planting the seeds for a new dream to grow today.” – Unknown
  49. “Sometimes you can’t let go of the past without facing it again.” – Gail Tsukiyama
  50. “Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.” – Eckhart Tolle
  51. “Nothing in the universe can stop you from letting go and starting over.” – Guy Finley
  52. “I think that the power is the principle. The principle of moving forward, as though you have the confidence to move forward, eventually gives you confidence when you look back and see what you’ve done.” – Unknown
  53. “Once you realize you deserve a bright future, letting go of your dark past is the best choice you will ever make.” – Roy T. Bennett
  54. “Sometimes people come into your life just to teach you how to let go.” – Unknown
  55. “Pain will leave you, when you let go.” – Jeremy Aldana

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Maybe you needed inspiration to fully understand what is means to let go, these quotes are sure to inspire you and maybe level with what you are going through.

Your friend, family member, or classmate may be in need of that same inspiration, share some of these quotes with them to help them on their journey of ‘letting go’.

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