49 of the Best Yoga Quotes About Love

Love is often a word that gets thrown around a lot. Many different people have their own definitions of the word and what love means to them. A lot of those definitions however have the same commonly used words to define love; passion, cherish, connection, devotion, fondness, value, treasure, attachment, tenderness, admiration and pleasurable. Love is expressed in so many ways by different people, everyone loves differently.
Showing love in yoga is mainly about loving yourself, your body and who you are as a person. You are the only one that knows when something hurts, when something feels good, or when your body is in need of something like food or water.
Acknowledging those feelings and taking care or your body’s needs are all a part of self-love. Self-love is important, not only while practicing yoga but while living in general.

Yoga Quotes About Love

  1. “Don’t move the way fear makes you move. Move the way love makes you move. Move the way joy makes you move.” – Osho
  2. “Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.” – Oscar Wilde
  3. “All things in the universe are of divine origin and deserve to be loved; it has, however, to be borne in mind that the love of the whole includes the love of the parts.” – Swami Vivekananda
  4. “To love someone is nothing. To be loved by someone is something. To love and be loved by someone is everything.” – Unknown
  5. “Crying is one of the highest devotional songs. One who knows crying, knows spiritual practice. If you can cry with a pure heart, nothing else compares to such a prayer. Crying includes all the principles of Yoga.” – Kripalvanandji
  6. “You are the sky, everything else is just the weather.” – Pema Chodron
  7. “Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.” – Mother Teresa
  8. “You are loved just for being who you are, just for existing. You don’t have to do anything to earn it. Your shortcomings, your lack of self-esteem, physical perfection, or social and economic success none of that matters. No one can take this love away from you, and it will always be here.” –  Ram Dass
  9. “When I saw how much pain love could bring I felt sorry for those in love, when I saw how much joy love could bring I envied those in love.” – Unknown
  10. “The true miracle lies in our eagerness to allow, appreciate, and honor the uniqueness, and freedom of each sentient being to sing the song of their heart.” – Amit Ray, Meditation: Insights and Inspirations
  11. ”I offer you peace. I offer you love. I offer you friendship. I see your beauty. I hear your need. I feel your feelings. My wisdom flows from the Highest Source. I salute that Source in you. Let us work together for unity and love.” – Gandhi
  12. “I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close.” – Pablo Neruda
  13. “Find the love you seek, by first finding the love within yourself. Learn to rest in that place within you that is your true home.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  14. “When you were born, you were crying and everyone around you was smiling. Live your life so that when you die, you’re smiling and everyone around you is crying.” – Unknown
  15. “When you catch yourself slipping into a pool of negativity, notice how it derives from nothing other than resistance to the current situation.” – Donna Quesada, Buddha in the Classroom: Zen Wisdom to Inspire Teachers
  16. “Have only love in your heart for others. The more you see the good in them, the more you will establish good in yourself…” – Paramahansa Yogananda
  17. “Where there is love there is life.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  18. “We don’t set out to save the world; we set out to wonder how other people are doing and to reflect on how our actions affect other people’s hearts.” – Pema Chodron
  19. “Always remember that through the turmoil love may bring, the heart sees what the eyes cannot.” – Unknown
  20. “We all are so deeply interconnected; we have no option but to love all.” – Amit Ray, Yoga and Vipassana: An Integrated Life Style
  21. “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” – Lao Tzu
  22. “One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love.” – Sophocles
  23. “As soon as you honor the present moment, all unhappiness and struggle dissolve, and life begins to flow with joy and ease. When you act out the present-moment awareness, whatever you do becomes imbued with a sense of quality, care, and love even the most simple action.” – Eckhart Tolle
  24. “For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it.” – Ivan Panin
  25. “Compassion is all inclusive. Compassion knows no boundaries. Compassion comes with awareness, and awareness breaks all narrow territories.” – Amit Ray, Nonviolence: The Transforming Power
  26. “Loka Samasta Sukhino Bhavantu.May all beings everywhere be happy and free and may the thoughts, words, and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and to that freedom for all.”   – Yoga Sutra of Patanjali Jois
  27. “There’s no bad consequence to loving fully, with all your heart. You always gain by giving love.” – Reese Witherspoon
  28. “The love of God, the love of the Spirit, is an all-consuming love. Once you have experienced it, it shall lead you on and on in the eternal realms. That love will never be taken away from your heart. It shall burn there, and in its fire you shall find the great magnetism of Spirit that draws others unto you, and attracts whatsoever you truly need or desire.” – Paramahansa Yogananda
  29. “Each of us is a lake of love, yet strangely enough, we are all thirsty.” – Swami Kripalu
  30. “We dance to seduce ourselves. To fall in love with ourselves. When we dance with another, we manifest the very thing we love about ourselves so that they may see it and love us too.” – Kamand Kojouri
  31. “For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it.” – Ivan Panin
  32. “Love is the greatest refreshment in life.” – Pablo Picasso
  33. “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built.” – Rumi
  34. “Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your good health has vanished.” – Og Mandino
  35. “Courage is often associated with aggression, but instead should be seen as a willingness to act from the heart.” – Donna Quesada, Buddha in the Classroom: Zen Wisdom to Inspire Teachers
  36. “Each of us is a lake of love, yet strangely enough, we are all thirsty.” – Swami Kripalu
  37. “I offer you peace. I offer you love. I offer you friendship. I see your beauty. I hear your need. I feel your feelings. My wisdom flows from the Highest Source. I salute that Source in you. Let us work together for unity and love.” – Gandhi
  38. “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” – Helen Keller
  39. “When you listen to yourself, everything comes naturally. It comes from inside, like a kind of will to do something. Try to be sensitive. That is yoga.” – Petri Raisanen
  40. “Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.” – Mother Teresa
  41. “Every day, think as you wake up, say, today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others; to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings.” – The Dalai Lama
  42. “From every human being there rises a light that reaches straight to heaven. And when two souls that are destined to be together find each other, their streams of light flow together, and a single brighter light goes forth from their united being.” – Unknown
  43. “Don’t be a reflection of your depression, your dark, or your ugly. Reflect what you want. Your light, your beauty, & your strength. Aspire for greatness – reflect who you are; not which deficits you maintain. Showcase the hidden treasures.” – Tiffany Luard
  44. “You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” – Buddha
  45. “The major characteristic of love is the absence of conflict. When conflict is born and increases daily, true love gradually diminishes. Where conflict finds fault, love sees virtue. When love increases daily, its flower blossoms fully, spreading its sweet fragrance everywhere.” – Swami Kripalu
  46. “Love means to commit oneself without guarantee, to give oneself completely in the hope that our love will produce love in the loved person. Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.” – Erich Fromm
  47. “Sometimes you find yourself so grateful that a prayer of yours was not answered that you pray that it be ignored. Just in case it is on the waiting list of prayers to be answered.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  48. “Love is when you meet someone who tells you something new about yourself.” – Andre Breton
  49. “Understanding someone’s suffering is the best gift you can give another person. Understanding is love’s other name. If you don’t understand, you can’t love.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
Summary
A lot of people are uncomfortable in their own body. If that is how you feel about yourself, you are not alone.
Quieting your mind, the quality time you spend with getting to know your body, balancing yourself, showing gratitude, and just appreciating your body are all ways to love yourself.
Start the New Year off with a focus on how you can inspire yourself with Yoga and Love!
Use some of these quotes to inspire you to be better at loving and taking care of yourself, but you can also use them by sending them to someone you love that also struggles with self-love.

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