61 of the Best Yoga Quotes About Strength

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Regular yoga practice can give you strengthening benefits both physically and mentally. Yoga gives you strength in the muscles sense of the word by strengthening the muscles in your neck, back, arms, legs, ankles, wrists, and overall your core.

It takes some physical strength to hold your body in those balanced yoga poses for a period of time. Yoga can also give you mental strength as well, by strengthening your mind in meditation, or by doing breathing exercises allowing your mind to get more blood and airflow.

Yoga Quotes About Strength

  1. “When you inhale, you are taking the strength from God. When you exhale, it represents the service you are giving to the world.” – B.K.S. Iyengar
  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.” – Aadil Palkhivala
  3. “Courage is the most important of all virtues, because without courage you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.” – Maya Angelou
  4. “Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.” – Bhagavad Gita
  5. “The harmonizing of opposing forces is a key aspect of yoga. Hot energy is united with cool energy, strong with soft, and masculine with feminine.” – Tara Fraser
  6. “Yoga is really trying to liberate us from… shame about our bodies. To love your body is a very important thing . I think the health of your mind depends on your being able to love your body.” – Rodney Ye
  7. “Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life; dream of it; think of it; live on that idea. Let the brain, the body, muscles, nerves, every part of your body be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success, and this is the way great spiritual giants are produced.” – Swami Vivekananda
  8. ​​”Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.” – B.K.S. Iyengar
  9. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill
  10. “Yoga does not ask you to be more than you are. But it does ask you to be all that you are.” – Bryan Kest
  11. “You have power over your mind, not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” – Marcus Aurelius
  12. “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
  13. “Yoga means addition; addition of energy, strength, and beauty to body, mind, and soul.” – Amit Ray
  14. “Don’t move the way fear makes you move. Move the way love makes you move. Move the way joy makes you move.” – Osho
  15. “Decide you want it more than you are afraid of it.” – Bill Cosby
  16. “Concentrating on poses clears the mind, while focusing on the breath helps the body shift out of fight or flight mode.” – Melanie Haiken
  17. “Flexibility makes buildings to be stronger, imagine what it can do to your soul.” – Carlos Barrios
  18. “Yoga is a study of life, study of your body, breath, mind, intellect, memory, and ego. Study of your inner faculties!” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  19. “Yoga cultivates the ways of maintaining a balanced attitude in day-to-day life and endows skill in the performance of one’s actions.” – B.K.S. Iyengar
  20. ”The mind is everything. What you think you become.” – Buddha​
  21. “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” – Anais Nin
  22. “One becomes firmly established in practice only after attending to it for a long time, without interruption and with and attitude of devotion.” – Yoga Sutra I.14
  23. “Yoga is not a work-out it is a work-in, and this is the point of spiritual practice to make us teachable to open up our hearts and focus our awareness so that we can know what we already know and be who we already are.” – Rolf Gates
  24. “Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  25. “Warrior pose battles inner weakness and wins focus. You see that there is no war within you. You’re on your own side, and you are your own strength.” – Terri Guillemets
  26. ​”The less you open your heart to others, the more your heart suffers.” – Deepak Chopra
  27. “When one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear. Knowing what must be done does away with fear.” – Rosa Parks
  28. “Whatever you do in life, yoga shows you how to do it better.” – Chuck Miller
  29. “Sun salutations can energize and warm you, even on the darkest, coldest winter day.” – Carol Krucoff
  30. “Pain is temporary, the pain you feel today is only to get strength to face tomorrow.” – Sivaprakash Sidhu
  31. “You have to stretch your soul to find your potential strength.” – Lailah Gifty Akita
  32. ​​”Love begets courage, moderation creates abundance and humility generates power. Courage without love is brutish. Abundance without moderation leads to over-indulgence and decay. Power without humility breeds arrogance and tyranny.” – B.K.S Iyengar
  33. “Elevate. Each day, live to elevate yourself, each day elevate one person. Make elevation your religion and you shall reach infinity.” – Harbhajan Singh Yogi
  34. “Courage is asking for a time out, to shed a tear, to dust yourself off, and then getting back in the ring to fight like you’ve never fought before.” – Unknown
  35. “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
  36. “For those wounded by civilization, yoga is the most healing salve.” – T. Guillemets
  37. “Yoga has a sly, clever way of short circuiting the mental patterns that cause anxiety.” – Baxter Bell
  38. “Anyone can practice. Young man can practice. Old man can practice. Very old man can practice. Man who is sick, he can practice. Man who doesn’t have strength can practice. Except lazy people; lazy people can’t practice Ashtanga yoga.” – Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois
  39. “Every shortcut is an illusion.”​ – T.K.S Desikachar
  40. “Courage helps us become the version of ourselves we really want to become.” – Unknown
  41. “Yoga is not gymnastics or competition. The goal is not to achieve an outwardly perfect form through exercise ambition but rather to experience your own spirituality and the interaction of body and mind in each pose.” – Athanasios Karta Singh
  42. “The most important pieces of equipment you need for doing yoga are your body and your mind.” – Rodney Yee
  43. “The harmonizing of opposing forces is a key aspect of yoga. Hot energy is united with cool energy, strong with soft, and masculine with feminine.” Tara Fraser
  44. ”The breath is a wonder drug” – T.K.S Desikachar​
  45. “Since you alone are responsible for your thoughts, only you can change them. You will want to change them when you realize that each thought creates according to its own nature. Remember that the law works at all times and that you are always demonstrating according to the kind of thoughts you habitually entertain.” – Paramahansa Yogananda
  46. “Courage helps us get out of quiet desperation.” – Unknown
  47. “With yoga, we become aware of how and where we are restricted in body, mind, and heart and how gradually to open and release these blockages. As these blockages are cleared, our energy is freed. We start to feel more harmonious, more at one with ourselves. Our lives begin to flow or we begin to flow more in our lives.” – Cybele Tomlinson
  48. “You cannot always control what goes on outside.But you can always control what goes on inside.” – Wayne Dyer
  49. “Mountain pose is an affirmation. You can conquer anything with your natural boldness and resolute strength. Only you can reach the peak of your success.” – Terri Guillemets
  50. “Do your practice, and all is coming.” – Sri K Patthabi Jois
  51. “Courage is when you dig deep inside yourself to find the strength to do things you didn’t think you could do.” – Unknown
  52. “Yoga practice can make us more sensitive to subtler sensations in the body. Paying attention to and staying with finer sensations within the body is one of the surest ways to steady the wandering mind.” – Ravi Ravindra
  53. “The yoga pose you avoid the most you need the most.” – Unknown
  54. “Yoga is a way to freedom. By its constant practice, we can free ourselves from fear, anguish and loneliness.” – Indra Devi
  55. “Go within every day and find the inner strength so that the world will not blow your candle out.” – Katherine Dunham
  56. “Yoga is designed for a vast and profound purpose, and for it to be truly called yoga, its essence must be embodied.” – Aadil Palkhivala
  57. “Courage helps us face situations that may seem uncomfortable or even unbearable.” – Unknown
  58. “Yoga takes you into the present moment, the only place where life exists.” – Patanjali
  59. “Yoga is the practice of quieting the mind.” – Pantajali
  60. “To keep the body in good health is a duty… Otherwise, we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” – Buddha
  61. ​“It is through your body that you realize you are a spark of divinity.” – B.K.S. Iyengar

See also: Yoga Quotes About Happiness

Summary

Maybe you need an extra boost of strength to go to that yoga class today, or maybe your friend needs an extra boost of strength to attend with you.

These quotes are here to give anyone motivation, encouragement, inspiration and strength to get them through their day.

You can even use these quotes in your yoga classroom to give strength to your students that are in need of some encouragement today.

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