I love teaching Sun Salutations and creative variations of Sun Salutations. Luckily, there are lots of lovely quotes you can use when teaching Sun Salutations.

One of my favourite “sun-themed” quotes is from B.K.S. Iyengar…

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

I love using quotes because they are instant yoga class themes. If you’ve been through a yoga teacher training programme, you’ll know first-hand that it can take hours sometimes to come up with an inspirational yoga lesson plan.

Sometimes less is more.

Sometimes you don’t have to spend hours coming up with a yoga class theme. Sometimes all you need to do is use a yoga quote.

Here’s my #1 tip for using a quote as a yoga class theme…

During the yoga class repeat the quote over and over and over again and over again. It’s impossible to say the quote too many times during a class. When you repeat the quote it becomes a mantra. And mantras need constant repetition for them to gain sticking power in a student’s mind.

OK. That’s my top tip.

Below is the B.K.S. Iyengar yoga quote that I used as a yoga theme in one of my yoga classes. Feel free to use it in your class.

More Sun Quotes For You…

Here are some more SUN QUOTES you could use when teaching Sun Salutations…


“Ô, Sunlight! The most precious gold to be found on Earth.” ― Roman Payne


“Laughter is a sunbeam of the soul.” ― Thomas Mann, The Magic Mountain


“A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love.” ― Max Muller


“The splendour of the sun, which dissipates the darkness of this whole world, comes from Me.” – Bhagavad Gita 15.12


“Thunderstorms are as much our friends as the sunshine.” ― Criss Jami