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Yoga is a powerful natural state that can inspire you in many ways. YogaQuote is a simple app for yoga enthusiasts who also like inspirational quotes. It is filled.

Here is your list of 150 popular Yoga quotes, categorised as most popular, quotes from popular Yoga masters, quotes on philosophy, mindfulness and meditation, quotes on Yoga as a way of life and everything else that is Yoga … including fun and laughter 🙂 Whether you use them in your yoga blogs, posts, or share it with your students and friends, or just refer to it for some inspiration… these are sure to motivate you and help you deepen your connection with your Yoga practice! So indulge, connect, and be inspired!

Most Popular Quotes (10)

“Yoga is 99% Practice & 1% theory.” Sri K. Pattabhi Jois

“Yoga is the journey of the Self, to the Self, through the Self.” The Bhagavad Gita

“Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.” B.K.S. Iyengar

“In truth, Yoga doesn’t take time – it gives time.” Ganga White

“Surrender to Yoga, for where is the conflict when the truth is known.” Sri T.Krishnamacharya

“The attitude of gratitude is the highest yoga.” Yogi Bhajan

“Just breathe.”

“Yoga takes you into the present moment, the only place where life exists.”

“Yoga is not about touching your toes, it’s about what you learn on the way down.”  Judith Lasate

“Take care of your body, it’s the only place you have to live.”  Jim Rohn

Quotes from T.Krishnamacharya (8)

“Inhale, and God approaches you.  Hold the inhalation, and God remains with you.  Exhale, and you approach God. Hold the exhalation, and surrender to God.”

“Where is the delusion when truth is known? Where is the disease when the mind is clear? Where is death when the Breath is controlled? Therefore surrender to Yoga.”

“Rid your body of its impurities, let your speech be true and sweet, feel friendship for the world, and with humility seek wealth and knowledge.”

“Teach what is inside you, not as it applies to you, to yourself, but as it applies to the other”

“In the practice of Yoga one can emphasize the body, the mind or the self and hence the effort can never be fruitless.”

“Meditation results in marvels.”

“Master your breath, let the self be in bliss, contemplate on the sublime within you.”

“Nowadays, the practice of yoga stops with just asanas. Very few even attempt dharana and dhyana [deeper meditation] with seriousness. There is a need to search once more and reestablish the practice and value of yoga in modern times.”

Quotes by Sri.K.Pattabhi Jois (7)

“Practice and all is coming.”

“If we practice the science of yoga, which is useful to the entire human community and which yields happiness both here and hereafter – if we practice it without fail, we will then attain physical, mental, and spiritual happiness, and our minds will flood towards the Self.”

“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.”

“Simply be present with your own shifting energies and with the unpredictability of life as it unfolds.”

“In Order to be effective, truth must penetrate like an arrow-and that is likely to hurt.”

“Body is not stiff, mind is stiff.”

“The Ashtanga yoga system should never be confused with “power yoga” or any whimsical creation which goes against the tradition of the many types of yoga shastras (scriptures). It would be a shame to lose the precious jewel of liberation in the mud of ignorant bodybuilding.”

Quotes from Sri.B.K.S.Iyengar (10)

“My body is my temple and asanas are my prayers.”

“Action is movement with intelligence. The world is filled with movement. What the world needs is more conscious movement, more action.”

“Yoga is like music. The rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind, and the harmony of the soul creates the symphony of life.”

“Yoga does not just change the way we see things, it transforms the person who sees.”

“It is through the alignment of the body that I discovered the alignment of my mind, self, and intelligence.”

“Breath is the king of mind.”

“Yoga allows you to find a new kind of freedom that you may not have known even existed.”

“Yoga allows you to rediscover a sense of wholeness in your life, where you do not feel like you are constantly trying to fit broken pieces together.”

“Yoga is a light, which once lit, will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter the flame.”

“There is no difference in souls, only the ideas about ourselves that we wear.”

Quotes by T.K.V.Desikachar (11)

“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.”

“The quality of our breath expresses our inner feelings.”

“Yoga exists in the world because everything is linked.”

“The ultimate goal of yoga is to always observe things accurately, and therefore never act in a way that will make us regret our actions later.”

“Yoga exists in the world because everything is linked.”

“When we follow the breath, the mind will be drawn into the activities of the breath. In this way prāṇāyāma prepares us for the stillness of meditation.”

“In sum, Patanjali suggests that we channel our curiosity and our mental powers into areas of fruitful interest as a means of calming the mind.”

“To live the life of Yoga, to repeat, is about a faith that continuously guides the teacher toward practices leading to the harmony of body, mind, and spirit.”

“Another meaning of the word yoga is “to tie the strands of the mind together.”

“The first step is to recognize that certain tendencies of our mind are responsible for producing painful effects. If these tendencies are not curtailed, we may reach a point of no return.”

“The breath relates directly to the mind and to our prāṇa, but we should not therefore imagine that as we inhale, prāṇa simply flows into us. This is not the case. Prāṇa enters the body in the moment when there is a positive change in the mind.”

More quotes from the Bhagavad Gita (2)

“Yoga is a skill in action.” The Bhagavad Gita

“The wise man lets go of all results, whether good or bad, and is focused on the actions alone.” The Bhagavad Gita

Quotes from Patanjali Yoga Sutra (7)

“Yoga is the restraining of the operations of mind born of conditioning.” Patanjali Yoga Sutras 1:2

“One becomes firmly established in practice only after attending to it for a long time, without interruption and with an attitude of devotion.” I.14

“Undisturbed calmness of mind is attained by cultivating friendliness toward the happy, compassion for the unhappy, delight in the virtuous, and indifference toward the wicked.” 1.33

“Ignorance [avidya] is the root element of all of the other afflictions. Whether it is like or dislike and such, or deep sleep, weakness, dissoluteness or loftiness – no matter what type – all rise out of ignorance.”  2:4

“With non-acceptance of unnecessary things, the knowledge emerges of what I was, what I have become, and what I will be.”  2:39

“All of the fruits of the [above-mentioned] yogic powers can be obstacles to samadhi.  They will definitely create more karma if used recklessly.” 3:38

“The posture becomes perfect, when the effort of achieving it vanishes.” Yogabhashya

Quotes by Swami Satchidananda (4)

“Peace comes not from doing, but from undoing; not from getting, but from letting go.”

“Let us accept all the different paths as different rivers running toward the same ocean.”

“Yoga believes in transforming the individuals before transforming the world. Whatever change we want to  happen outside should happen within.”

“Calming the mind is yoga, not just standing on the head.”

Quotes from Hatha Yoga Pradipika (3)

“When the breath wanders the mind also is unsteady. But when the breath is calmed the mind too will be still, and the yogi achieves long life. Therefore, one should learn to control the breath.”

“Whether young or old, very old, sick or feeble, one can attain perfection in all the yogas by practising.”

“Anyone who practices can obtain success in yoga but not one who is lazy. Constant practice alone is the secret of success.”

Quotes from Spiritual Masters (12)

“It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles…” Buddha

“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.” Buddha

“Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.” Buddha

“If you are quiet enough, you will hear the flow of the universe. You will feel its rhythm. Go with this flow. Happiness lies ahead. Meditation is key.” Buddha

“Anything that is troubling you, anything which is irritating you… that is your Teacher.” Buddha

“Have only love in your heart for others. The more you see the good in them, the more you will establish good in yourself.”  Paramhansa Yogananda

“Live quietly in the moment and see the beauty of all before you. The future will take care of itself…” Paramhansa Yogananda

“Do not feel lonely. The entire universe is inside you.” Rumi

“Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.” Rumi

“The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear.” Rumi

“The inspiration you seek is already inside you, be silent and listen.” Rumi

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.”  Lao Tzu

Quotes by Swami Sivananda Saraswati (4)

“This world is your body. This world is a great school. This world is your silent teacher.”

“Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.”

“The harder the struggle, the more glorious the triumph. Self-realization demands very great struggle.”

Always do good to others. Be selfless. Mentally remove everything and be free. This is divine life. This is the direct way to Moksha or salvation.”

Quotes on Yoga by Swami Vivekananda (4)

“Tell your body that it is strong, tell your mind that it is strong, and have unbounded faith and hope in yourself.”

“…there is a continuity of mind, as the Yogis call it. The mind is universal. Your mind, my mind, all these little minds, are fragments of that universal mind, little waves in the ocean …”

“…it is quite necessary that we should find a posture in which we can remain long. That posture which is the easiest for one should be the one chosen.”

“He who does so, says the Gita, cannot be a Yogi: He who fasts, he who keeps awake, he who sleeps much, he who works too much, he who does no work, none of these can be a Yogi (Gita, VI, 16).”

Quotes on Yoga by Osho (5)

“Yoga is the science to be in the here and now.”

“Whatsoever you do with awareness is meditation.”

“Yoga means to encounter the reality as it is.”

“Yoga means now you will have to be a harmony. You will have to become One.”

“You can enter yoga, or the path of yoga, only when you are totally frustrated with your own mind as it is. If you are still hoping that you can gain something through your mind, yoga is not for you.”

Quotes on Yogic way of living (10)

“Be the change you want to see in the world.” M.K. Gandhi

“Fools live in fear, a wise man lives in strength.” Yogi Bhajan

“I close my eyes in order to see.” Paul Gauguin

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” M.K.Gandhi

“The future depends on what we do in the present.” M.K.Gandhi

“The Self in you is the same as the Self Universal. Whatever powers are manifested throughout the world, those powers exist in germ, in latency, in you…. If you realize the unity of the Self amid the diversities of the Not-Self, then Yoga Will not seem an impossible thing to you.” Annie Wood Besant

“In stillness all conflict must end.” Phillip Urso

“There is always room for change, but you have to be open to that change.” Kathryn Budig

“True meditation is about being fully present with everything that is–including discomfort and challenges. It is not an escape from life.” Craig Hamilton

“A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it.  It just blooms.” Zen Shin

Quotes by other Yoga Teachers (21)

“True Yoga is not about the shape of your body, but the shape of your life. Yoga is not be performed; yoga is to be lived.” Aadil Palkhivala

“The most important pieces of equipment you need for doing yoga are your body and your mind.” Rodney Yee

“Let your practice be a celebration of life.”  Seido lee deBarros

“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

“For me, yoga is not just a workout – it’s about working on yourself.” ~ Mary Glover

”Yoga is the perfect opportunity to be curious about who you are.”  Jason Crandell

“You cannot do yoga. Yoga is your natural state. What you can do are yoga exercises, which may reveal to you where you are resisting your natural state.” ~ Sharon Gannon

“To perform every action artfully is Yoga.” Swami Kripalu

“Yoga does not remove us from the reality or responsibilities of everyday life but rather places our feet firmly or resolutely in the practical ground of experience. We don’t transcend our lives; we return to the life we left behind in the hopes of something better.”  Donna Farhi

“Yoga is a way of moving into stillness in order to experience the truth of who you are.”  Erich Schiffmann

“Yoga is almost like music in a way; there’s no end to it.”  Sting

“If your mind is empty, it is always ready for anything; it is open to everything. In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, in the expert’s mind there are few.” Shunryu Suzuki

“The very heart of yoga practice is ‘abyhasa’ – steady effort in the direction you want to go.” Sally Kempton

“Yoga means addition – addition of energy, strength and beauty to body, mind and soul.” Amit Ray

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 Räisänen

“That’s why it’s called a practice. We have to practice a practice if it is to be of value.” Peace Pilgrim

“Yoga is invigoration in relaxation. Freedom in routine. Confidence through self-control. Energy within and energy without.” Ymber Delecto

“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

“The pose begins when you want to get out of it.” Baron Baptiste

“Yoga is about clearing away whatever is in us that prevents our living in the most full and whole way. 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

“Yoga teaches you how to listen to your body.” Mariel Hemingway

On Yoga Today (10)

“Vogue and Self are putting out the message of yoginis as buff and perfect. If you start doing yoga for those reasons, fine. Most people get beyond that and see that it’s much, much more.” Patricia Walden

“A lot of exercise is mindless; you can have music or the radio on and not be aware. But if you’re aware in anything you do – and it doesn’t have to be yoga – it changes you. Being present changes you.” Mariel Hemingway

“Corpse pose restores life. Dead parts of your being fall away, the ghosts are released.” The Quote Garden

“A photographer gets people to pose for him. A yoga instructor gets people to pose for themselves.” T. Guillemets

“Yoga is not just repetition of few postures – it is more about the exploration and discovery of the subtle energies of life.”Amit Ray

“Most people have no idea how good their body is designed to feel.” Kevin Trudeau

“Although yoga has its origins in ancient India, its methods and purposes are universal, relying not on cultural background, faith or deity, but simply on the individual. Yoga has become important in the lives of many contemporary Westerners, sometimes as a way of improving health and fitness of the body, but also as a means of personal and spiritual development.” Tara Fraser

“Yoga is not about tightening your ass.  It’s about getting your head out of it.” Eric Paskel

“Yoga is not about touching your toes. It is what you learn on the way down.” Jigar Gor

“All kidding aside, if everyone did yoga, we would have world peace.” Rory Freedman

Anonymous (10)

“You cannot always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside.”

“The pose begins when you want to leave it.”

“In the darkness, I am light.”

“You will never influence the world by trying to be like it.”

“Give this world good energy.”

“Inhale the future. Exhale the past.

“Quiet your mind. Free your body.”

“Inner peace begins the moment you choose not to allow another person or event to control your emotions.”

“Your body can do it. It is your mind you need to convince.”

“Life is better when you bend.”

Funny Yoga Quotes (12)

If you think I’m funny now, you should see me when I miss Yoga.

If you fall…I’ll be there – Yoga mat.

Yoga because punching people is frowned upon.

Log out. Shut down. Do Yoga.

Somedays you eat salad and go do Yoga. Somedays you eat cupcakes and refuse to put on pants. This is called balance.

Yoga class helps me calm down from the agonizing stress of trying to get to yoga class on time.

You’ve mastered the Selfie, now ‘Master thyself.

I’m all for Namaste, but if you interrupt Shavasana, the light in my heart will strike down upon you with great fury.

All my friends complaint about not feeling good, and are freaking out about their lives, and I’m just like, “There’s Yoga pose for that!”

Frist I do Yoga, then I do things.

Talk to me when all your chakras are aligned.

“I really regret going to a Yoga class today… said no one ever.”

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Sometimes we all need a little inspiration to guide our lives, our thoughts, our yoga and meditation practice. I’ve collected inspiring messages and quotes for as long as I can remember, posting them inside my school locker, writing them in my personal journal and using them to direct my yoga classes. I trust you will enjoy this collection. You may also want to check out our Inspiring Words Pinterest Page.

 

  1. “Our bodies are our gardens—our wills are our gardeners.“ Shakespeare
  2. “He who has health has hope and he who has hope has everything.“ Arabian Proverb
  3. “The gift of learning to meditate is the greatest gift you can give yourself in this lifetime.“ Sogyal Rinpoche
  4. “Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, he turned into a butterfly.” Proverb
  5. “Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I cam changing myself.” Rumi
  6. “The attitude of gratitude is the highest yoga.” Yogi Bhajan
  7. “The part can never be well unless the whole is well.” Plato
  8. “You can’t lead anyone else further than you have gone yourself.” Gene Mauch
  9. “You only lose what you cling to.” Siddhārtha Gautama Buddha
  10. “The quieter you become the more you are able to hear.” Rumi
  11. “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” Wayne Dyer
  12. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams” Eleanor Roosevelt
  13. “Do not ask for less responsibility to be free and relaxed—ask for more strength!“ Shengyan
  14. “The creation of a thousand forest is in one acorn.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
  15. “Yoga is the perfect opportunity to be curious about who you are.” Jason Crandell
  16. “We don’t realize that, somewhere within us all, there does exist a supreme self who is eternally at peace.” Eat, Pray, Love
  17. “The most important pieces of equipment you need for doing yoga are your body and your mind.“ RodneyYee
  18. “Your problem isn’t the problem. Your reaction is the problem.” Anonymous
  19. “Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.” BKS Iyengar
  20. “Yoga is the fountain of youth. You’re only as young as your spine is flexible.” Bob Harper
  21. “The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” Anonymous
  22. “The beauty is that people often come here for the stretch, and leave with a lot more” Liza Ciano
  23. “Don’t just do something—sit there!” Unknown Yoga Quote
  24. “The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.” Thich Nhat Hanh
  25. “Inhale, and God approaches you. Hold the inhalation, and God remains with you. Exhale, and you approach God. Hold the exhalation, and surrender to God.“ Krishnamacharya
  26. “Don’t waste a good mistake. Learn from it.” Robert Kiyosaki
  27. “Yoga is invigoration in relaxation. Freedom in routine. Confidence through self control. Energy within and energy without.” Ymber Delecto
  28. “Whenever you see a successful person you only see the public glories, never the private sacrifices to reach them.” Vaibhav Shah
  29. “What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.” Oscar Wilde
  30. “Yoga has a sly, clever way of short circuiting the mental patterns that cause anxiety.” Baxter Bal
  31. “You can do anything, but not everything. Anonymous
  32. “Yoga is the perfect opportunity to be curious about who you are.” Jason Crandell
  33. “Through meditation and by giving full attention to one thing at a time, we can learn to direct attention where we choose.” Eknath Easwaran
  34. “Do not speak unless it improves on silence.” Buddhist proverb
  35. “Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.” The Bhagavad Gita
  36. “Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.” Buddha
  37. “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out.” Robert Collier
  38. “Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Appreciate your friends. Continue to learn. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is.” Mary Radmacher
  39. “Happiness is a state of inner fulfillment, not the gratification of inexhaustible desires for outward things.” Matthieu Ricard
  40. “Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.” Dalai Lama
  41. “Yoga is like music. The rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind and the harmony of the soul, create the symphony of life.” BKS Iyengar
  42. “Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live. “ Jim Rohn
  43. “The yoga pose that you avoid the most you need the most.” Anonymous
  44. “Take the time to just do nothing. It will open up a completely new world of insight for you.” Scott Shaw
  45. “All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.” Michael John Bobak
  46. “Intelligence comes into being when the mind, the heart and the body are really harmonious.” J Krishnamurti
  47. “In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.” Deepak Chopra
  48. “Make the driving force in your life love.” Dr. Oz
  49. “Happiness is an inside job.” William Arthur Ward
  50. “Meditation is to be aware of every thought and of every feeling, never to say it is right or wrong, but just to watch it and to move with it.” Krishnamurti
  51. “Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling.” Margaret Lee Runbeck
  52. “Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you.” Rumi
  53. “Suffering usually relates to wanting things to be different from the way they are.” Allan Lokos
  54. “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” Jim Ryun
  55. “Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more; hate less, love more; and all good things are yours.” Swedish Proverb
  56. “Silence is not silent. Silence speaks. It speaks most eloquently. Silence is not still. Silence leads. It leads most perfectly.” Sri Chinmoy
  57. “The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.” Bruce Lee
  58. “Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.” Gautama Buddha
  59. “Yoga is almost like music in a way; there’s no end to it.” Sting
  60. “Even if things don’t unfold the way you expected, don’t be disheartened or give up. One who continues to advance will win in the end.” Daisaku Ikeda
  61. “We are not going in circles, we are going upwards. The path is a spiral; we have already climbed many steps.” Hermann Hesse
  62. “Creating space frees the spirit to bring in what it truly desires.” Deb Reble
  63. “Don’t move the way fear makes you move. Move the way love makes you move. Move the way joy makes you move.” Osho
  64. “She was unstoppable, not because she did not have failures and doubts, but because she continued on despite of them.” Beau Toplin
  65. “Surely there is something in the unruffled calm of nature that overawes our little anxieties and doubts; the sight of the deep blue sky and the clustering stars above seems to impart a quiet tot he mind.” Tryon Edwards
  66. “Therefore, it is good advice to slow down a little, steady the course, and focus on the essentials when experiencing adverse conditions.” Deiter F. Uchtdorf
  67. “Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul to another.”George Elliot
  68. “The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.” G.K. Chesterton
  69. “Life is meant to be lived. Curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.” Eleanor Roosevelt
  70. “Nothing ever is, but is always becoming.” Plato
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15 Beautiful Inspirational Yoga Quotes

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“Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.” – The Bhagavad Gita

“It’s not about being good at something. It’s about being good to yourself.”

“Yoga is the perfect opportunity to be curious about who you are.” -Jason Crandell.

“You cannot always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside.”

“Let your practice be a celebration of life” – Seido lee deBarros

“In truth, yoga doesn’t take time – it gives time.” -Ganga White

“Stirum sukham asanam. Seated posture should be steady and comfortable.” – Yoga Sutra

“The most important pieces of equipment you need for doing yoga are your body and your mind.” – Rodney Yee

“Yoga takes you into the present moment, the only place where life exists.”

“The asanas are useful maps to explore yourself, but they are not the territory.” – Donna Farhi.

“Meditation is a way for nourishing and blossoming the divinity within you.” – Amit Ray

”To perform every action artfully is yoga.” – Swami Kripalu

The longest journey of any person is the journey inward.

“The attitude of gratitude is the highest yoga.” – Yogi Bhajan

 “Through sustained focus and meditation on our patterns, habits, and conditioning, we gain knowledge and understanding of our past

and how we can change the patterns that aren’t serving us to live more freely and fully.” – Yoga Sutra III.18

“Just Breathe.”

Sometimes we all need a boost of inspiration and wise words to live by. Sadhguru is an Indian yogi and guru, mystic, and bestselling author.

181 Yoga Quotes from the Masters

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We are so thankful for all the photos that we get every day on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. We also receive many letters from you in which you report on how you collect our sayings and turn them into loving works of art. It’s always a great reward for us to see how these sayings inspire people, touch their hearts and allow them to reflect. Did you know that all of these wonderful tea words of wisdom come from the pen of our company founder Yogi Bhajan?
In addition to the many compliments, we often receive questions about the meanings of the sayings. So we asked one of our longstanding employees, Sat Hari, and he has explained some of them in greater detail for you.

Happiness is actually an art of living, which is within us.

Especially the simple things can sometimes be so unfamiliar and difficult. So how often are we happy? Our soul, our actual home and haven, is always in a state of cheerful happiness. However, we rarely take the time to be with ourselves and within our innermost being. We ignore our soul for so long and then ask ourselves why we feel so lonely and depressed. We can call this process yoga or become happy in some other way. Our soul does not care how we achieve this.
So, it could actually be very simple. But it seems that being very happy within ourselves tends to be an art.

By honouring your words, you are honoured.

This quote would like to express how beautiful it is when we can trust others and rely on them because they stand up for what they say and keep their promises.
We believe that people value this type of attitude because it brings security and trust into our world that is insecure and devious in so many places.

 

Where there is love, there is no question.

We have so many questions. Our clever, constantly alert mind – the loyal companion, butler and adviser – is always occupied with detecting potential dangers for us, examining situations and questioning them. In turn, it gives us ideas, information and memories that help us to navigate through this complex life. This is often already a bit too much for us. Our good brain doesn’t allow us to rest. Because of all the deliberations, we can’t make a decision. Because of all the questions, we can’t fall asleep at night. But this isn’t necessary in the moment of love. The connection from heart to heart doesn’t need language: It is indescribable. It is a perception, a knowing and a feeling from another dimension. We could call it a gift. Time stands still at the moment of love, and so do our thoughts. We can only open up to love without being asked. This is dangerous, but it is the only chance. It is beautiful. It is magic. At the moment of love, we are as defenceless and innocent as a child. Only later, when this moment has already faded, do the questions return.

 

Spread the light. Be the lighthouse.

Shine in times and places in which it is “dark” – like a lighthouse. Radiate optimism and confidence (light) where people have no light and no hope, where they don’t know a way out and where it is dangerous – like a ship that can’t see the rocks and cliffs and would be smashed to pieces without the lighthouse.
I believe this saying is a beautiful image that can inspire us to bring a bit more light into our world.

 

The purpose of life is to enjoy every moment.

Sometimes it just seems impossible to enjoy every moment of life. In our world, we distinguish between what is good and evil, serious and funny, sad and happy. If we only always just value one side, we are in danger of only enjoying 50% of our wonderful life.
In our yogic consciousness, we attain the understanding that these two sides, such as good and evil, are definitely a part of our life and our human existence. We can only attain a harmonious, free and peaceful state of mind when we understand this. It is not easy, but the reality of life shows us that the love of life always requires a holistic view.

 

Now it’s your turn: What is your favourite saying?

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Today I am wise, so I cam changing myself.” Rumi; “The attitude of gratitude is the highest yoga.” Yogi Bhajan; “The part can never be well unless the whole is.

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