200+ Popular Quotes on Yoga and Meditation

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In a world brimming with chaos, finding solace in the practice of yoga and meditation has become a universal pursuit. The ancient disciplines, rooted in mindfulness and self-discovery, have inspired countless individuals on their journey towards physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.

Let’s embark on a transformative exploration through 200+ popular quotes on yoga and meditation that encapsulate the essence of these profound practices.

    1. Your inner teacher holds all the answers. Listen.
    2. Sensation is the language of the body.
    3. Yoga is a time-tested path for developing a deeper experience of yourself and the world.
    4. Be kind and loving to yourself, accept all your flaws as well as your strengths. Many people are physically stressed because they believe their minds and bodies are separate. It’s time to change that belief system.
    5. Gently nudge your tight areas with breath.
    6. Diaphragmatic breathing is innate. We’re born breathing this way; babies do it without any training. Later in life, when stress sneaks into the consciousness, we forget how to relax and simply breathe.
    7. Yoga is preparation for living. It piques your curiosity and enthusiasm for life.
    8. Breathing diaphragmatically awakens the body’s relaxation response.
    9. Learn what every posture has to teach you.
    10. Listen to the sound of your breath, feel it in every cell, and imagine that the breath is stretching you.
    11. Every emotion leaves an imprint on the physical body.
    12. Watch your body alignment so that you can release trapped negative energy.
    13. Experience gratitude for your body, including how it moves and the miracles it performs.
    14. Empower creativity in each posture. Do them over and over again with the intention of activating different body parts and energy centers.
    15. For your body, every day is a new beginning.
    16. Give your muscles permission to soften and lengthen.
    17. You’ve allocated this time for yoga class. Make the most of it by staying in the present moment.
    18. Acknowledge rather than resist your limitations. Think to yourself, It’s okay to be exactly who I am.
    19. Speak the truth when speaking to yourself. If you can’t be truthful to yourself, who can you be truthful with?
    20. A pose can be heavy, clogged, and uncomfortable or bright, light, and full of inner expression. Which one do you choose?
    21. The wise yogi lets go of all results, whether good or bad, and stays focused on the action alone.
    22. Asana pulls your attention to the present moment, a practice that leads to a sense of self-study and inner peace.
    23. By being attentive to every thought and sensation, observe how the mind constantly influences asana.
    24. Scan your body and objectively notice where you feel stuck or open, strong or weak.
    25. A posture isn’t an asana unless you’re breathing through it and mentally connecting to it.
    26. Yoga isn’t measured by the depth of a forward bend or the flexibility of the hamstrings. It’s not about how your postures look; it’s how they feel when you’re in them.
    27. A calm approach to your yoga frees the mind to experience a deeper awareness of the moment. This is the highest form of practice.
    28. Lengthen your subtle lines of energy by visualizing them filled with light, air, and intention.
    29. When a posture becomes effortless, it becomes meditation.
    30. Notice your physical sensations, the quality of your natural breath, and your state of mind. Concentrate on how the body’s sensations contribute to your mental strength.
    31. By applying mindful intention, you can practice the same pose every day for 10 years and have a different experience every time you do it.
    32. Each breath is like an ocean wave swelling and contracting.
    33. Notice when you get distracted; it shows up in your breathing.
    34. Always challenge yourself to stay mindful.
    35. Breathe to stay awake and full of life.
    36. A focused mind directs prana.
    37. When you have the ability to direct your own prana, you’ll discover that you’re in control of your own lifeforce.
    38. When you’re filled with toxins, tensions, and closed-down body parts, you leave no room to store prana.
    39. Invite your mind to breathe into every part of the body.
    40. Ujjayi promotes the embodiment of the senses.
    41. As the breath becomes more refined, so does the posture.
    42. If you forget ujjayi after a few breaths, be patient. Continued practice will allow you to stay inside the posture and the breath.
    43. Ujjayi is a combination of two Sanskrit words: ud, meaning “up,” and jayi, meaning “victory.” Experience yourself victorious!
    44. Once you affirm that you’re exactly where you want to be, you’ll be amazed at how much energy is suddenly within you.
    45. Listen to the sound of your breath. Feel it in every cell. Imagine that the breath is stretching you.
    46. The more awakened the pranic field, the more energetic you feel.
    47. The first step in releasing stress is to recognize when you’re feeling it.
    48. Every time you see a red light or long line, instead of allowing yourself to feel burned by impatience, use your time to practice breathing in and breathing out. Smile. This wait is out of your control.
    49. Practice breathing easily in all standing poses, securing your foundation before moving on to the next posture.
    50. Feel the grounding strength awakening through the feet, rising up the legs, and settling into the pelvic floor. From there, create space in the pose by spreading the pelvic floor energy through the rest of the body up to the heart and throat, out to the fingertips.
    51. Ignite and extend the balls of the feet forward, and spread the toes. Use your feet to take up lots of space. Plug in, and power up!
    52. The seated forward bend is often called “the stretch of the west;” the ancient ritual of the yogi facing the sunrise (east) during practice means that the back of the body faces west.
    53. Recognizing what’s true for your body can be challenging if your desire is to be in a place that you aren’t ready for. Remind yourself to think organically about the pose.
    54. Explore any negative mental patterns you’re bringing to the asana, such as an urge to push or a tendency to let the mind wander.
    55. The power of backbends is subtle, yet immediate. They work directly on the nervous system, assisting relief to ease mild depression.
    56. Think of the backbend as an adventure. It’s mysterious, provocative, and stimulating to the senses because it engages a part of the body you can’t see.
    57. The posture is a tool that exposes you to more energy and light, making more space to free the spirit.
    58. Twists keep avidya—spiritual tunnel vision—out of your life. By staying present with everything around you and behind you, your inner vision remains clear and unobstructed by illusion.
    59. Twists keep you mindful and present during life’s inevitable changes.
    60. Before you begin the twisting movement, lengthen the torso by pressing downward and rooting into your foundation while reaching upward toward the sky. Feel the spine come to life.
    61. If your balance shifts as you raise your legs up into headstand, stop moving until you gain equilibrium.
    62. Moment-to-moment awareness is the secret to balance.
    63. Deepen your headstand by adding ujjayi breath. Ujjayi is effortless in inversions because the throat is already compressed.
    64. Don’t concern yourself with what anyone thinks about you. The problem with craving acceptance is that it puts the base of power outside of yourself.
    65. Accept where you are in this moment without striving, without comparing, and without judgment. Go where it feels the most desirable, where your energy flows best. You have the ability to sense this. Trust it.
    66. Everyone has a different idea of what the words steady and comfortable mean. What do these words mean to you today?
    67. If there’s a place in your body or an aspect of your emotions that needs extra attention, invite your benevolent loving spirit to embrace those areas with joy and compassion. Don’t allow remorse or shame to occupy any space in your being.
    68. Forcing the body past the point of resistance is an act of self-aggression, the opposite of practicing peace. Allow your practice to unfold organically without pain.
    69. Be the one to spread peace wherever you go.
    70. The surest way to be happier is to do all you can to improve the lives of others.
    71. The outer sun is a representation of your inner sun; it corresponds to the spiritual heart. Let it shine.
    72. The ancient yogis describe the heart as the only place in the subtle body that knows the truth. The ritual of practicing sun salutations unleashes the truth of the deeper Self.
    73. The Sanskrit word surya means “sun.” The word namaskara is the Hindi word for namaste, from the root nam, meaning “to bow.”
    74. Just as the tides of the ocean are affected by the phases of the moon, so are the waters (the tides) within the body.
    75. The full moon represents the awakened mind. The ancient yogis believed that the lunar phase present on the day you were born sets the tone for your soul’s evolution during this lifetime.
    76. As you expand the body, every cell expands and becomes porous.
    77. Connect from the core of your being to the core of the universe.
    78. Visualize everyone in the class forming a small but influential galaxy of like-minded fields of energy.
    79. Use the earth salutation when you’re feeling scattered and unable to concentrate. Visualize the grounding effects of Mother Earth.
    80. In winter, when the ground is frozen, the earth is in a spiritual slumber until the birth of spring.
    81. During the spring and summer months, notice the vitality and potential of the earth’s rebirth and fortitude beneath you. Trees sprout new growth, flowers bloom, and the light of each day grows longer.
    82. Self–acceptance ends all forms of emotional pain, and leads to a lifelong love affair with yourself.
    83. The body is a miracle, and you’re inside of it. You are the miracle!
    84. Love and cherish your body. As long as your precious vehicle is healthy, let go of doubts and self-criticisms about how it looks.
    85. To be the most compassionate and loving beings we can be, we must first be compassionate to ourselves.
    86. Your task is not to seek for love but merely to seek and find all barriers within yourself that you have built against it.
    87. If you’re filled with toxins, tensions, and closed-down body parts, you don’t have room for prana to flow.
    88. A purposeful attitude has the power to transform the experience of life itself. Live with intention.
    89. Prana follows thought.
    90. If you knew how powerful your thoughts were, you wouldn’t think another negative thought again.
    91. During asana, focus on how you’re directing your prana rather than the physical aspect of your muscles and bones. What happens to the breath when a posture is easy for you? What about when a posture is difficult?
    92. Your thoughts are living things and whatever you feed will grow. If you want more light and prana in your life, plant healthy thoughts.
    93. It’s impossible to tune into asana and be absorbed in a personal drama at the same time.
    94. After releasing tighter, binding postures such as a seated twist, pause to observe the newly created flow of energy through the spine. Take time to notice prana.
    95. Nature is never at rest. From the smallest blade of grass to the world’s largest ocean, to your own body, everything is alive with pranic vibration.
    96. When you’re charged with prana, you have the ability to transfer that energy to others.
    97. Maintain the mind’s receptivity and sense of observation.
    98. Listen to the vibrations of your exhalation and inhalation.
    99. Open your pores and breathe through your skin.
    100. Inhalation is the process of drawing universal energy into the body, bringing the cosmic breath into contact with the individual breath. Exhalation is the removal of toxins from the body, providing more space for prana to expand.
    101. Give your day purpose. What will empower you today?
    102. In yoga philosophy, consistent pranayama practice is essential to attaining mastery over the mind’s modifications.
    103. Yogis are empowered with the wisdom and tools to remove anything that stifles consciousness and creates suffering.
    104. Invite your mind to breathe into every part of the body.
    105. The point between ha and tha is the place of balance and harmony.
    106. Tension restricts the flow of lifeforce.
    107. Positive results from asana practice can only be perceived when there’s an absence of tension.
    108. When you’ve reached your edge, don’t go beyond it. Instead, pause to feel the extremes—the hot and the cold, the good and the bad, the sharp and the soft. Attempt to find your middle ground between ha and tha.
    109. Increased oxygen in your body gives the immune system more ammunition to fight off germs—yet another reason to breathe with awareness!
    110. Practice being present, riding (rather than fighting) the rhythm of your life. When you’re content, you’re far less likely to become run down and sick.
    111. If you don’t like where you are, move; the choice to change is yours.
    112. Don’t be the reason you don’t succeed.
    113. Yoga is like power fuel for life.
    114. Keep it simple, do the practice, and applaud your daily transformations.
    115. Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.
    116. You don’t need a reason to feel good, but remember, there are plenty of them.
    117. Be grateful for the doors that didn’t open.
    118. When you feel fear or sadness tell yourself, This is one small uncomfortable moment. I came this far in life, and I will get through this.
    119. Focusing on your weaknesses will distract you from your purpose. Focus on your strengths, and you’ll be more productive in your journey.
    120. You have no cause for anything but gratitude and joy.
    121. Your conscious energy begins when you say it does; prana follows thought.
    122. Your greatest value is the effect you have on others.
    123. Practice poses that induce heat. Fire is the element of change and transformation. Qualities associated with fire include determination, drive, commitment, passion, and intensity.
    124. Only you are responsible for your success, health, and the decisions you make.
    125. Think about how it would feel to attain your goal, rather than the steps to get there or the pain of the process.
    126. Live your life as if your dreams have already come true.
    127. When you find excuses for not moving forward, reframe your excuses. Make a shift in an instant by changing your attitude. Use the affirmation Nothing is stopping me from achieving my goals.
    128. Fear and uncertainty will impede your ability get into the postures. Yogis practice asana to come into contact with these emotions and discover what it takes to let it go or make peace with them.
    129. Focus on what you can do rather than what you can’t do. Celebrate the can.
    130. Ahimsa is the deep awareness of actions and thoughts, the same insight practiced in asana.
    131. Ahimsa can be most challenging when you apply it to yourself.
    132. A careful and restrained use of force is sometimes necessary for preventing even greater violence. It’s said that in one of his past lives, Buddha killed a man who was planning to murder 500 others.
    133. Asana practice is a forceful tool for liberating harmful emotions locked in the body’s tissues.
    134. When body and mind are in sync, truth rises to the top.
    135. Take time to listen for inner truth.
    136. As awareness expands, perception becomes clearer and you come closer to the truth, seeing life as it is in each moment.
    137. Be aware of taking up too much of someone’s time or patience.
    138. Cultivate a sense of completeness and self-sufficiency; let go of cravings.
    139. You wander from room to room in search for the pearls that are already around your neck.
    140. Think about the things you overdo—food, drink, caffeine, sleep, work, play, exercise, shopping, feeling sorry for yourself—the list goes on and on. Is it possible to do any of these things in moderation?
    141. If you want candy, have candy! Rather than feel guilty, enjoy it. Let the candy melt in your mouth, and find pleasure and appreciation in the sweetness, flavors, and texture.
    142. When your inner and outer lives are balanced, the mind becomes calm, natural serenity flows, and you feel content with life.
    143. The yogi trained in the art of greedlessness is generous with time, possessions, and warmth.
    144. Never cling to a person, place, or thing in the hope that it will bring you happiness. Clinging brings you more clinging, and with it, an endless cycle of want.
    145. The possessions you acquire will never completely fulfill you.
    146. The body, breath, and mind have an automatic cleansing process. The breath ebbs and flows, and thoughts constantly enter and leave. On every level, waste is released and replaced with energy and light.
    147. Happiness is a way of life.
    148. Nothing is missing. You are complete. You are enough.
    149. Living with santosha frees the mind of the trivialities that rob the spirit of energy. Let go of life’s technicalities that are out of your control and look at its larger context with detachment, grace, and acceptance.
    150. Tapas is stirred by knowing that life is a miracle, and the desire to make the most of it.
    151. Tapas practice is to purify and destroy anything that holds you down and perpetuates suffering.
    152. Yoga cannot exist without tapas.
    153. Svadhyaya gives you pause to breathe, relax, feel, and learn. Make it possible to receive and enjoy the spirit of your own exploratory adventure.
    154. The practice of ishvara pranidhana is a way of living with awareness of supreme intelligence.
    155. As you surrender, get quiet and listen for guidance.
    156. When you embrace ishvara pranidhana, your yoga practice becomes a way to stay positive, selfless, and vibrant so that you may contribute to the world at large.
    157. Remember that the word muladhara means “support” or “foundation.” A solid root chakra foundation provides lifeforce to the six other energy centers; any imbalance in the root will adversely affect all the chakras.
    158. A balanced second chakra is an expandable resource of energy available for creativity, movement, procreation, and pleasure.
    159. A healthy second chakra connects you to others without becoming codependent or losing your identity.
    160. A balanced solar plexus connects you with your internal source of power, the body’s energy battery.
    161. The best practice for progress and power comes from discipline and ritual.
    162. Having strong abdominal muscles enhances all the yoga postures and strengthens every system in the body.
    163. When fear or depression sets into consciousness, the muscles contract in an effort to defend the body from storing more darkness.
    164. A balanced heart is open to the vibrations of universal love.
    165. I looked at temples, churches, and mosques. But I found the divine within my heart.
    166. The release of sound clarifies and organizes the energy in the body.
    167. Sound affects the cellular structure of matter.
    168. The gift of the throat chakra is to be heard, understood, and receive truth.
    169. The word ajna means “command,” “perception,” “knowledge,” and “authority.”
    170. Clairvoyance is not just for the gifted few. We all have the ability see clearly if we look deeper and trust our instincts.
    171. Awakening ajna opens unexpected realms of transformation, improving your state of consciousness and the ability to perceive your effect on others.
    172. The crown chakra is the meeting point between the finite (the body and the ego) and the infinite (the universe and the soul).
    173. A healthy, balanced development of the lower chakras is a prerequisite for moving spiritual energy up to the crown chakra.
    174. Practice mindfulness to encourage “one day at a time” philosophy.
    175. Yoga is the method that calms the mind so targeted energy can be directed into constructive channels.
    176. Be mindful because this moment will pass. If you’re somewhere else, you’ve missed it.
    177. The foot feels the foot when it feels the ground.
    178. Guard your available prana. People squander loads of mental energy by unknowingly drifting to random thoughts.
    179. Only through continuous and vigilant practice can you develop the objectivity of the mind.
    180. When the mind is purified by yoga practices, inner healing naturally occurs.
    181. The moment you start to force, you begin to lose awareness of the nervous system and the present moment.
    182. Every physical adjustment in asana tells the mind, “Be here, not somewhere else.”
    183. Living in appreciation makes every day better.
    184. May you be awake to the gifts you receive and give.
    185. Yoga practices are spiritual catalysts that put us in touch with our dharma (life purpose).
    186. A quiet mind gains access to inner wisdom. Listen to know what feels most useful, fulfilling, and complete in your life.
    187. Celebrate the ordinary.
    188. Before eating, take a moment to quietly give thanks, reflecting on the source of your food and its purpose in your life.
    189. Is your food nourishing you? Is it stimulating, filling, or does it make you sleepy? Are you aware when you’re full, or do you overeat until you’re stuffed? Practicing mindfulness in asana helps you recognize when you overeat, teaching you the sensation of fullness.
    190. In the yoga tradition, the energetic heart is illuminated as a lotus at the center of the chest. Anjali mudra acknowledges the lotus heart, directing it to open to the light. It balances and harmonizes your energies, keeping you centered, clear, and positive.
    191. The vibrations of love get smoother and steadier as we become more in touch with the heart.
    192. Lead by example; embody the energy you want to receive.
    193. Living in a state of appreciation turns an ordinary day into a blessing.
    194. Remember the opportunities that are born of love.
    195. When you practice asana, focus on “thinking” through your heart center instead of through the brain’s anatomical-alignment instructions. Recognize how that mind-set changes the flow of prana.
    196. Asana puts your body in a position to explore and change your consciousness.
    197. Pay it forward; give in proportion to what you receive.
    198. Choose forgiveness, not because someone else deserves it, but because you deserve peace.
    199. When you harbor bitterness, the only person you hurt is yourself.
    200. Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you get burned.
    201. Following the path of yoga cuts through the roots of suffering.
    202. Hatha yoga teaches control of breath and body. Through awareness you learn concentration, control of thought patterns, and emotional control.
    203. With daily practice, patience, and determination, energy blocks dissolve, liberating toxins in the body tissues.
    204. The feeling of stress is unique for everyone. Whether or not you feel a situation as stressful depends on your habitual thought patterns and how you process the world around you.
    205. Center your practice by finding the newness in the now.
    206. Stand with confidence and poise.
    207. Embracing change with grace generates ease and freedom in your world.
    208. Don’t paint yourself into a psychological corner, assuming your life has to go according to your aspirations. The universe may have other plans for you.
    209. We can only learn and grow through changing circumstances.
    210. With awareness of the constant fluctuations of life, we cultivate an expansive mind, open to unexpected passages.
    211. Impermanence is life’s only guarantee.
    212. Nothing lasts forever. The groceries you bought a few days ago, your childhood pet, even the headache you had this morning, are now gone.
    213. Your mindful practice develops a tenacious ability to concentrate on reality, leading to control of emotions.
    214. You can choose to be afraid of death your whole life, or you can recognize that death is part of life.
    215. When the chakras are in balance, sit in gratitude of the present moment. It’s nearly impossible to feel anxiety and fear when you’re in a gratitude state.
    216. Choosing love over fear fills the now with appreciation for the present moment.
    217. Fear is False Evidence Appearing Real.
    218. Negative self-identifying behaviors will always hold you back from maximizing your potential.
    219. Letting go allows space to gather new insights, move forward, and attract positive changes and transformation.
    220. Surrender your attachment to memories of failure and mistakes.
    221. When we choose to let go, we fall in love with the present moment, creating a clear path for progress.
    222. Overcoming raga requires detaching from fleeting pleasure and recognizing that everything in life is impermanent.
    223. Wake up and realize that attaining more possessions and feeding your addictions are running your life. They will never fulfill you, and will only create more want and unhappiness.
    224. What makes us happy is not what we get but who we become.
    225. Patience is a form of wisdom, helping you accept that everything evolves in its own time.
    226. Impatience is a defensive response to a situation that is out of your control.
    227. Your stress and anxiety affect all of you, especially your baby. For the baby’s sake, learn to relax, and practice yoga every day.
    228. Consult your doctor before starting prenatal yoga.
    229. This truth is from my own mother: “Once you bring you bring your baby home, your life will never be the same.”
    230. Judgmental thinkers limit their options. Gladys, an 87-year-old student with no knowledge of Buddhism, says, “We are only limited by our own minds.”
    231. As we age, we must keep moving forward in order to stay the same.
    232. No matter how old you are, the pelvis likes attention. Gentle seated backbends, hula-like hip movements, and a mindful squeeze at the pelvic floor, give senior students a better understanding and awareness of their digestion, elimination, and sexuality.
    233. While practicing, think about how your yoga practice will enhance and elevate your sport. Visualize yourself as faster, more dedicated, conscious of movement, and more flexible.
    234. Get curious about what thoughts generate your confidence, where you feel it, and how your whole body reacts to that feeling. Connect with that strength.
    235. For any athlete who thinks, I’m too stiff to do yoga, the opposite is true. The tighter you are, the more you’ll benefit from a yoga practice.
    236. Seek progress, not perfection.
    237. Setting an intention at the beginning of yoga practice is an invitation to reframe your thoughts, let go of resistance, and work toward your highest potential.
    238. Give yourself permission to relax.
    239. Practice relaxation as you’d practice asana—with joy, devotion, and an inquiring mind.
    240. Slowing down through relaxation provides the opportunity to prioritize and tackle the most important work needed.
    241. Relaxation is cumulative. The more you practice, the better you get at it.
    242. Words have the power to both destroy and heal. When words are both true and kind, they can change our world.
    243. Relax and connect to the universal spirit, inviting life to flow organically.
    244. Practice guiding your own light, so that you’ll become more adept at sensing the light in others.
    245. Imagery can relieve pain, speed healing, and help the body conquer hundreds of ailments.
    246. Visualization is the brain’s method of communicating to the other organs.
    247. Strong leaders are visionaries, able to spot potential as well as flaws. They see every detail in their minds before acting.
    248. Don’t avoid your own negative circumstances. Instead, extend acceptance and compassion toward your suffering and fears.
    249. The wound is the place where the light enters you.
    250. Let yourself be guided by intuition instead of what a book, guru, or teaching tells you.
    251. Be your own guru, and practice svadhyaya (self-study).
    252. What you feel in a chakra can only be seen through the inner eye.
    253. The subtle body speaks the language of inner wisdom.
    254. Within the silence, listen for the voice of reason, your inner self, and the divine.
    255. With practice and persistence, become the master of your words and thoughts.
    256. When we feel good, our confidence rises and we believe we can do anything.
    257. We must be the watcher at the doorway of our minds.
    258. Don’t over contract the muscles or compromise the breath by transferring tension into the chest, shoulders, or neck. Detox what you continue to retox—food, stress, work, memories. Get clear, and practice to stay clean.
    259. Do not take the seeds and throw away the melon.
    260. The body is like a self-cleaning oven; you just have to turn it on.
    261. Do not drive the tiger from the front door while letting the wolf get in the back.
    262. The breath is the barometer for the mind and body.
    263. Be transparent in knowing who you are so that you can be as alive as possible!
    264. A consistent and properly executed yoga practice that includes a variety of backbends can relieve fear and anxiety, increase the body’s resilience helping maintain its youth, and eliminate chronic back pain.
    265. Unsupported cobra and locust contribute to a strong and healthy spine by strengthening the back muscles.
    266. During yoga practice, you’ll learn to become present in your body. This presence allows the subconscious mind to feel safe, and as a result, the body and the emotions begin to relax.
    267. The child’s pose is one of gratitude and humility. It’s also a pose of wisdom—the wisdom to know when to stop and relax, and when to keep going.
    268. Every time you catch yourself saying something negative to yourself, it has a tiny but measurable negative effect on your body. Think about what you think as well as what you say.
    269. As the mind goes, so goes your world.
    270. Stay in touch with what you’re doing now. Don’t let distraction rob you of the present moment. If you’re driving the car, drive the car. If you’re talking to a friend, practice the pause, and listen before you speak.
    271. Mindfulness can help you gain a greater sense of control over your thoughts, feelings, and behavior in the present moment.
    272. If one engages in destructive acts or lives in a negative mind state, it’s a slow and arduous process to work on one’s clarity and health, much less attain inner peace.
    273. Students with chronic diseases, such as untreated high blood pressure, heart patients, and pregnant women, should not practice these exercises. If you feel dizzy or nauseous, please stop and return to normal diaphragmatic breathing.
    274. Whatever you feed will grow. What you practice grows stronger.
    275. The more time you spend with the blue sky, the less time you’ll spend in the clouds.
    276. Watch for tension in the body and mind, which restricts the flow of lifeforce.
    277. What you plant today, you’ll harvest later.
    278. Observe how different postures change your breathing patterns and what energetic feelings arise with these changes.
    279. If you’re filled with toxins, tensions, and closed-down body parts, you won’t have room for prana to flow, or the ability to move forward and make progress in your life.
    280. Clearing away objects and habits that no longer serve you create openings for greater abundance to enter your life.
    281. The word tapas is derived from the Sanskrit word tap, which means “to burn.” The traditional interpretation of tapas is “fiery discipline,” the focused, constant, intense commitment necessary to burn off the barriers that keep us from being in the true state of yoga—united with the universe.
    282. If the body is tied in a knot, so too are the mind and emotions.
    283. Like the breath, life is a balance of holding on and letting go.

As we immerse ourselves in the wisdom encapsulated within these quotes on yoga and meditation, let us embrace the transformative power of these ancient practices.

Whether you’re a seasoned yogi or a novice meditator, these quotes serve as reminders of the profound impact that mindfulness, self-discovery, and inner peace can have on our lives. May these words resonate within, guiding you on a journey of serenity, balance, and spiritual awakening.

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