B.k.s. Iyengar Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old b.k.s. iyengar quotes, b.k.s. iyengar sayings, and b.k.s. iyengar proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Health is a state of complete harmony of the body, mind and spirit. When one is free from physical disabilities and mental distractions, the gates of the soul open.     

B.K.S. Iyengar

Health is a state of complete harmony of the body, mind and spirit. When one is free from physical disabilities and mental distractions, the gates of the soul open.     

B.K.S. Iyengar

Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.     

B.K.S. Iyengar

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

B.K.S. Iyengar

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

Willpower is nothing but willingness to do.     

B.K.S. Iyengar

Health is a state of complete harmony of the body, mind and spirit. When one is free from physical disabilities and mental distractions, the gates of the soul open.     

B.K.S. Iyengar

Purity is when there is no anxiety, no worry, no thinking.     

B.K.S. Iyengar

Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.     

B.K.S. Iyengar

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.     

B.K.S. Iyengar

It is through your body that you realize you are a spark of divinity.     

B.K.S. Iyengar

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

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

B.K.S. Iyengar

Yoga is the golden key that unlocks the door to peace, tranquility and joy.     

B.K.S. Iyengar

When stability becomes a habit, maturity and clarity follow.     

B.K.S. Iyengar

All games are meaningless if you do not know the rules.     

B.K.S. Iyengar

As leaves move in the wind, your mind moves with your breath.     

B.K.S. Iyengar

Why think of liberation at some future time? Liberation is in the little things, here and now.     

B.K.S. Iyengar

By drawing our senses of perception inward, we are able to experience the control, silence, and quietness of the mind.     

B.K.S. Iyengar

We can rise above our limitations, only once we recognize them.     

B.K.S. Iyengar

Do not aim low, you will miss the mark. Aim high and you will be on a threshold of bliss.     

B.K.S. Iyengar

Willpower is nothing but willingness to do.     

B.K.S. Iyengar

As a breeze ruffles the surface of a lake and distorts the images reflected therein, so also the chitta vrtti (fluctuations of mind) disturb the peace of the mind. The still waters of a lake reflect the beauty around it. When the mind is still, the beauty of the Self is seen reflected in it.     

B.K.S. Iyengar

We can rise above our limitations, only once we recognize them.     

B.K.S. Iyengar

The flexibility we gain in asana is the living symbol of the suppleness we gain in relation to life’s problems and challenges.     

B.K.S. Iyengar

Yes, flexibility of body and physical perfection for Yogasana is important. However more important is the state of your mind, Meditative mind. Your flexibility might be excellent but if your mind is not attentive, you are merely doing some physical exercise, not Yoga     

B.K.S. Iyengar

Yoga releases the creative potential in life.     

B.K.S. Iyengar

The union of nature and soul removes the veil of ignorance that covers our intelligence.     

B.K.S. Iyengar

Fear and fatigue block the mind. Face both, then courage and confidence flows into you.     

B.K.S. Iyengar

Without the accurate spine movement, one can't exist dynamically.     

B.K.S. Iyengar