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25 Celebrity Yoga Quotes to Get You Motivated and Out the Door to Class

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Need a little extra motivation to get off your duff and out to yoga class? Check out these quotes from celebrities about why they love yoga.

I don’t do yoga to look good. I do it to feel good. And then you look good in the end. —Lea Michele

Yoga kind of helps you prepare for everything, honestly. It’s like meditation. It allows anything that’s coming at you at the end of the day to be doable. —Jennifer Aniston

I’m on my way to (hot yoga) class. I hope I see people I know, but really I just want my body to be as top as my mind. —Tiffany Haddish

Yoga is my thing. My mom is a yoga instructor, and I started doing mommy-and-me yoga with her when I was seven. I was very resistant as a kid, but she said, “Flower, you will find your practice—just give it time.” In college, I started doing it more regularly. —Meghan Markle

I have a hard time sitting still. I can be all over the map. Yoga has given me the ability to be more focused and make better decisions that come from a clear place. —Adam Levine

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Doing yoga five times a week has transformed my body. I love being toned and having muscle; it’s so sexy and beautiful. And I owe it 100 percent to yoga. —Kaley Cuoco

Yoga is Simon Says for adults who have lots of free time. —Ali Wong

Yoga gave me relief like nothing else. It made me a better person and a better mother. —Michelle Williams

Yoga practice helps me stay present and focus on THE NOW, which is Kryptonite to my inner saboteur. —RuPaul

It makes me a better mom … I come out of [yoga] feeling prepared to deal with any situation and I feel completely rejuvenated and ready to step back into the practice of real life. —Jessica Biel

It’s so serene that I can be in a state of meditation while practicing. Plus a gentle practice works best for me since I do everything else in my life with intensity. —Gisele Bundchen

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Yoga gives you a real connection to spirituality. There’s no point in doing yoga, if while you’re doing yoga you’re thinking, “I’ve got to do that,” or “No, I should never have done that.” It is a genuine opportunity to synchronize your breath and movement, and through it induce a kind of hypnotic state. —Russell Brand

It takes time, I think, to build confidence and to grow into feeling comfortable in your own skin. It’s difficult on days when you don’t feel it, but it is things like yoga that have helped me to know how to center myself and how to bring myself into that place of awareness and just being able to breathe into my own body. —Christina Aguilera

Yoga isn’t just about the body, it’s also about the mind and it’s a technique that has really helped me. You do have to focus because there’s some positions that can really hurt you at times if you aren’t focused and breathing right. —LeBron James

Yoga is a metaphor for life. You have to take it really slowly. You can’t rush. You can’t skip to the next position. You find yourself in very humiliating situations, but you can’t judge yourself. You just have to breathe, and let go. It is a workout for your mind, your body and your soul. —Madonna

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I love yoga. I like Y7, and it’s good for the independent-minded yogi who isn’t there for group therapy. They turn up hip-hop really loud. They’ll blast A Tribe Called Quest. And it’s about 90 degrees in the room. When it’s super cold out, it’s a necessary visit. —Olivia Wilde

I think once you’ve run five miles in a reasonable time, as you get older, you can either sustain that time or it gets worse. That’s pretty frustrating. One of the most exciting things about yoga is that as I get older I seem to get better at certain parts of the practice, which is very inspiring. It makes you want to keep going. If anything, it’s reversing the aging process. I can do things with my body now that I wouldn’t even have thought of doing when I was an athlete, a teenager. —Sting

Gotta do yoga not for my body but for my mind! DO YOGA or GO CRAZY! —Miley Cyrus

I like to play at a certain pace … You play a point, and you have a certain amount of time between a point. That’s kind of the time to breath, to think about what you have to do. When I do yoga it also allows me to sort of think about what I have to do, how my body is going to go into the next position, and breathing into the stretches. It’s almost mentally stabilizing in one place. —Maria Sharapova

I started doing yoga and it always looks like simple stretching. That is a lie, my friend. It is hard. —Kelly Clarkson

Yoga has been my life savior for 26 years I’ve been practicing now. It’s my consistent … you know, I do many workouts and I go through lots of different things, but I think most consistently practicing yoga has been the most helpful in keeping myself grounded and somewhat sane— somewhat. —Lisa Rinna

ThePaschimottanasana (seated forward bend) is one of my favorite yoga poses. Talk about getting a good full body stretch! I like to lay in this pose for as long as I can. The more you do it, the more relaxing it becomes. It took me a while to master this pose, as it looks a lot easier than it actually is. —Halle Berry

The word ‘yoga’ literally means ‘uniting’, because when you’re doing it you’re uniting your mind and your body. You can tell this almost immediately because your mind will be thinking, ‘Ouch, that hurts,’ and your body will say, ‘I know’. And your mind will think, ‘You have to get out of this position.’ And your body will say, ‘I agree with you, but I can’t right now. I think I’m stuck.’ —Ellen Degeneres

I didn’t know what I thought I was going to do. You know, you go to yoga. I thought I was going to stretch in a sauna, just stretch and have a good time. You can’t just step in thinking you can do what they do because you see these hot girls going in the room with the yoga mats. You’re like, ‘I can do that, whatever they doing in there.’ No, you can’t. —50 Cent

It’s been really good for me to focus on the small stuff, because I have a very driven, type-A, goal-oriented side of me that wants to accomplish difficult poses and touch my feet to my head—which I finally did a couple months ago in Scorpion!—I’ve had dreams about my feet touching my head. I don’t know if that makes me weird, but I’ve definitely had those dreams. —Danica Patrick

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