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International Yoga Day Quotes to Inspire You to Be Your Best Self

It’s International Yoga Day, and in celebration, we’ve got a few quotes that are fit for no matter what you’re going through in your life. Celebrate yoga in its best form when you can take inspiration from these quotes!

By Aditi Mudgal
21 June 2022

One of the oldest physical disciplines in the world, yoga isn’t just about fitness. It’s about finding spirituality, healing, and peace of mind even in the midst of a storm. Originating and cultivated in ancient India, yoga has been integral to Indian culture in many ways.

 

The theme for Yoga Day 2022 is "Yoga for Humanity’’. Even when isolated, many people found community and purpose through yoga, which is what 2022’s theme symbolises. Human values have always been an integral component of various yoga disciplines, and it just shows how we can all find meaning through practicing yoga.

 

Yoga can be the perfect solution when you’re looking to find inner peace or solace.. Here are some quotes that can help you find meaning and set intention for your next yoga pose:

 

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Achieving Inner Peace

At many junctures in life, you might feel like you’re emotionally unsettled and unable to find the peace you need to enjoy life. Every day can begin with anxiety, stress, or even sadness.

“There is only one reality, but there are many ways that reality can be interpreted’’ - B.K.S Iyengar

 

Looking internally can help you understand why you are feeling the way you are. The importance of yoga in your daily life can be found in the inner peace it helps us achieve.

“Yoga is a mirror to look at ourselves from within.’’

 

Ensuring inner peace can be a way to ensure you don’t project inner turmoil onto other relationships. You won’t be able to find long-lasting and happy relationships with family, friends, and partner(s) when you’re unable to be peaceful, happy or accepting of yourself. Practicing yoga can help you achieve peace within and around, while ensuring that you have a more positive outlook towards life.

“We all wish for world peace, but world peace will never be achieved unless we first establish peace within our own minds’’ – Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

 

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For Mental Stability

Yoga can change your life in many ways, including your mental well-being. When you’re looking to harness better focus, concentration, and happiness, you have to take action to put yourself in the right state of mind.

“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.’’

 

Listening to yourself and your needs is crucial when you want to understand how you can give your body and mind what they need.

"Yoga begins with listening. When we listen, we are giving space to what is’’ – Richard Freeman

 

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Starting Your Yoga Journey

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

Starting anything can be challenging, and when you want to do something for yourself, you must take the first step. If you’re delaying starting your yoga journey because you think it’s time-consuming, perhaps it’s time to re-evaluate how yoga can help instead of how much time it would take. You feel more focused and energised once you’ve finished a good yoga session.

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

 

When you’re looking to find out more about yourself and your needs, yoga is the ideal place to start. You will never know how good it feels to do yoga unless you get started on the process first!

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

 

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Transforming Your Life

“Yoga does not just change the way we see things; it transforms the person who sees’’ – B.K.S Iyengar

Through meditation and guided yoga sessions, you will not only be able to look at things differently introspectively but outwardly as well. In times when a readjustment of view is required, taking up yoga can help you out. You can notice how your environment responds to your needs and actions. Take a journey outward and inward with the help of yoga.

 

“The longest journey of any person is the journey inward.’’

“Yoga teaches you how to listen to your body.’’

 

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Making You A Better Person

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

Many times in our lives, we may feel like the only solution is to endure. But enduring in itself can be a big struggle, one that can have you feeling low and lost. You might wonder, ‘how can yoga change your life?’ and the answer is that it teaches you to understand. You should know what you can endure and what doesn’t need to be endured.

“Yoga is not about touching your toes; it’s about what you learn on the way down’’ – Jigar Gor

 

The impact of yoga is different in everyone’s life, but the importance of yoga in life cannot be understated. You learn new things along the way and get a better understanding of what you already know. Start your yoga journey this International Yoga Day to feel a change within you and around you.

“Yoga is the science of reality’’ – Sushil Singh

 

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