57 of the Best Yoga Quotes About Happiness

Studies show that practicing yoga not only benefits us physically but also mentally, helping with conditions such as depression, schizophrenia, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and even those suffering with OCD (Obsessive-compulsive disorder).

So basically doing yoga poses, participating in meditation, and breathing exercises can lead to a person feeling happy, content, calm, satisfied, and unstressed.

We have a nerve called the vagus nerve that essentially connects our brains/minds to our bodies. This nerve is stimulated during yoga practices. If your vagus nerve is well functioning, it can lead to you being calmer, and more relaxed because of its properties of promoting prosocial behaviour, and regulation of your emotions. Practicing yoga helps to tone your vagus nerve, and therefore can lead you to being more happy and satisfied.

Yoga Quotes About Happiness

  1. “The path to wholeness starts by loving yourself. It always starts there. If you love yourself, you will do whatever it takes to restore your health and happiness.” – Dashama Konah Gordon, Journey to Joyful: Transform Your Life with Pranashama Yoga
  2. “A day without laughter is a day wasted.” – Unknown
  3. “I have chosen to be happy, because it‘s good for my health.“ – Voltaire
  4. “All you need in the world is love and laughter. That’s all anybody needs. To have love in one hand and laughter in the other.” – Unknown
  5. “Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” -Nathaniel Hawthorne
  6. “The body is your temple. Keep it pure and clean for the soul to reside in.” – B.K.S. Iyengar
  7. “Diseases of the soul are more dangerous and more numerous than those of the body.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero
  8. “Joy is found when you focus your energy on improving human dignity, human capacity and human values.” -Amit Ray, Yoga The Science of Well-Being
  9. “Gratitude helps you to grow and expand; gratitude brings joy and laughter into your life and into the lives of all those around you.” – Unknown
  10. “A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book.” – Irish Proverb
  11. “We are as happy as we make up our minds to be.” – Abraham Lincoln
  12. “Feel good, be good, and do good.” – Yogi Bhajan
  13. “Allow your heart to overflow with gratitude, and so, fill the world with Love.” – Laura Jaworski
  14. “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln
  15. “Hearty laughter is a good way to jog internally without having to go outdoors.” – Unknown
  16. “Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past, or a pioneer of the future.” – Deepak Chopra
  17. “Much happiness is overlooked because it doesn’t cost anything.” – Unknown
  18. “The best thing you could do is master the chaos in you. You are not thrown into the fire, you are the fire.” – Ama Indigo
  19. “When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others.” – Peace Pilgrim
  20. “Yoga is not a theory, but a journey to find inner bliss, inner joy, and reveal its magnificence.” – Debasish Mridha, MD
  21. “I always knew looking back on my tears would bring me laughter, but I never knew looking back on my laughter would make me cry.” – Unknown
  22. “Love is how it feels to recognize our essential unity. Awakening to oneness is the experience of Big Love. Knowing you are one with all, you find yourself in love with all.” – Timothy Freke
  23. “Unhappiness is not knowing what we want and killing ourselves to get it.” – Unknown
  24. “Put your heart, mind, intellect and soul even into your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.” – Swami Sivananda
  25. “Breathe daily for peace; the goodness of your intention spreads Light to the world.” – Laura Jaworski
  26. “Change is not only inevitable, but always happening. When you truly embrace this concept of change being constant, the only thing left to do is grow, detach, venture inwards, touch the spirit and find your source the one responsible for keeping you grounded through the ever-changing seasons of life.” – Julie Weiland
  27. “I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.” – Unknown
  28. “Healthy plants and trees yield abundant flowers and fruits. Similarly, from a healthy person, smiles and happiness shine forth like the rays of the sun.” – B.K. S. Iyengar
  29. “To be truly happy is a question of how we begin, and not how we end, of what we want and not what we have.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
  30. “The soul is here for its own joy.” – Rumi
  31. “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.” – Yoga Sutras
  32. “The purpose of yoga is not to put your foot behind your head. Or do the splits. Or perfect a handstand. Yoga is about more than pretty poses. It’s about healing. Thriving. Understanding what it means to be truly alive.” – Nicola Jane Hobbs
  33. “I hope you will go out and let stories happen to you, and that you will work them, water them with your blood and tears and you laughter till they bloom, till you yourself burst into bloom.” – Unknown
  34. “I have been a seeker and I still am, but I stopped asking the books and the stars. I started listening to the teaching of my Soul.” – Rumi
  35. “To be busy is man’s only happiness.” – Mark Twain
  36. “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  37. “With every experience, you alone are painting your own canvas, thought by thought, choice by choice.” – Oprah
  38. “Peace is the foundation of yoga. Karma yoga is the effort for bringing peace and happiness in the world.” – Amit Ray, Yoga The Science of Well-Being
  39. “I’m happy that I have brought laughter because I have been shown by many the value of it in so many lives, in so many ways.” – Unknown
  40. “You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” – Unknown
  41. “The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one has to do.” – James M. Barrie
  42. “Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” – Buddha
  43. “Each one of you carries the potential to blossom like flowers. When you blossom, petals of your mind open and the fragrance spread far and near.” – Banani Ray, Flow Yoga The Mindful Path of Action for Transforming Stress into Happiness
  44. “In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.” – Unknown
  45. Worries are pointless. If there is a solution, there is no need to worry. If there isn’t a solution, there is no point in worrying.” – Unknown
  46. “The surest way to happiness is to lose yourself in a cause greater than yourself.” – Unknown
  47. “True happiness is when the love that is within us finds expression in external activities.” – Ammachi
  48. “Whether you’re at the peak or the valley of any given wave, remember that this too shall pass.” – Dashama Konah Gordon, Journey to Joyful: Transform Your Life with Pranashama Yoga
  49. “Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.” – Unknown
  50. “Nobody can hurt me without my permission.” – Gandhi
  51. “It’s good to be just plain happy. It’s a little better to know that you’re happy; but to understand that you’re happy and to know why and how and still be happy-be happy in the being and the knowing well, that is beyond happiness, that is bliss.” – Henry Miller
  52. “Yoga is a way to freedom. By its constant practice, we can free ourselves from fear, anguish and loneliness.” – Indra Devi
  53. “It is key to remember we can maintain a genuine enthusiasm and love for what IS, in the PRESENT moment, enjoy it with gratitude for all of the blessings in our lives.” – Dashama Konah Gordon, Journey to Joyful: Transform Your Life with Pranashama Yoga
  54. “Laughter heals all wounds, and that’s one thing that everybody shares. No matter what you’re going through, it makes you forget about your problems. I think the world should keep laughing.” – Unknown
  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. “Yoga is the golden key that unlocks the door to peace, tranquility, and joy.” – B. K. S. Iyengar
  57. “When we carry the thoughts of negativity and self-criticism, we inspire just what we don’t want: poor health and an unattractive physical body.” – Dashama Konah Gordon, Journey to Joyful: Transform Your Life with Pranashama Yoga
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These are the best yoga quotes about happiness that can be found online. They can be used to inspire and motivate a friend to be happy, or they can inspire and motivate you to go to that yoga class today with the confidence that you will end it feeling more satisfied, accomplished and happy with yourself.

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