15+ Funny Meditation Quotes And Sayings

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Meditation yields some serious benefits with many inspirational quotes on the benefits of meditation and mindfulness – just review BrainyQuotes of Thich Nhat Hanh. But, on a lighthearted note, I’ve collected these funny meditation quotes and mindfulness sayings for you to have a chuckle. Laughter is the best medicine. It’s one of nature’s gifts that’s free to all, so enjoy the moment with these funny mindfulness quotes!

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Enjoying the funny quotes on meditation

Here are my best meditation quotes for lightening the mood. Some of these funny quotes and sayings apply to Yoga as well.

Practising in silence – Funny Meditation Meme

Many meditation schools teach silence as the best way to reach Zen or your inner self. I’ve attended 2-day Buddhist meditation retreats where silence was a requirement. It can be difficult to get used to at first, but I found it liberating. Here’s a little humor about being silent during yoga (one of those funny yoga quotes!) that also applies to meditation practice…Yoga police: “You have the right to remain silent!”.

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Another of those Yoga quotes

Yoga is often thought of as a series of physical postures and stretches. As explained in The Yoga Bible (a great book btw, available at Amazon), “yoga is actually a state of mind”. The meaning of yoga or yuj in Sanskrit is “to center one’s thoughts, to concentrate on oneself, or to meditate deeply”. For when yoga is considered a physical exercise session only, this yoga quote does the trick…One of the biggest, most sad, and least funny yoga jokes of all: Yoga is a physical fitness program.

Meditation Humor about Pose

Most people sit in meditation. Sometimes when sitting there, your thoughts might be about the things you could be doing right now or need to do. You’re struggling because your’re feeling guilty about doing nothing but just sitting there. In this case, you might enjoy this funny meditation quote: Don’t just do something — Sit there!

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About Being

Being in alpha state of mind…with mindfulness, means having presence. What better gift! When asked what gift he wanted for his birthday, the yogi replied “I wish no gifts, only presence”. Meditation puns are humorous.

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About powerful benefits

Meditation has many benefits, as we all know. Happiness is one. Therefore it makes sense that a natural supplement for happiness gets rolled into one of the best funny quotes about meditation…another one of those meditation puns: The best vitamin to be a happy person is B1.

Mindfulness Sayings on Modern Life

Mindfulness means being aware of your feelings without judgment or distraction, being in the moment. When you’ve got a lot of work on, being mindful can be challenging. For when you’re feeling overwhelmed…this quote of Bertrand Russell may help: One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important.

or simply put: Let that shit go!

When changes are causing you concern, mindfulness can be difficult. Try lightening up with a little humor. Here’s a saying…Change is inevitable, except from vending machines.

When you’re carrying that past baggage in the ocean of life…Najwa Zebain: These mountains that you are carrying, you were only supposed to climb.

Jokes About Meditation

When you don’t know what you’re talking about…

Two men meet on the street.
One asks the other: “Hi, how are you?”
The other one replies: “I’m fine, thanks.”
“And how’s your son? Is he still unemployed?”
“Yes, he is. But he is meditating now.”
“Meditating? What’s that?”
“I don’t know. But it’s better than sitting around and doing nothing!”

When your mind is preoccupied…

Don’t let anyone rent a space in your head unless they’re a good tenant.


When you’re feeling blue…

Whenever you feel sad just remember there are billions of cells in your body and all they care about is you.


Know yourself

Check on yourself as much as you check on your Instagram.


When things don’t happen for ya…

In the pursuit of happiness, the hard part is knowing when you’ve caught up.

Finding time

Relating it…

To earn the trust of your meditation, you have to visit it every day. It’s like having a puppy. 

Chelsea Richer, media producer

There’s no busy schedule here…

There cannot be a stressful crisis next week. My schedule is already full.

Henry Kissinger

Everything counts

Again, when you think it’s not working out for you…

If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito

Dalai Lama

12. Making peace

Feeling joy afterwards…

Sorry for what I said before I meditated

Finding meaning in the world

When you’re looking for answers…

Meditation, because some questions can’t be answered by Google.


Meditation: Because some answers can only be found on the inner net.

Shira Tamir

Inner peace and Mindfulness humor

Daily meditation is supposed to bring inner peace…

Come on inner peace, I don’t have all day!

intuition and meditation humor

When you hear meditation is a conduit for intuition

Don’t roll your third eye at me!

More funny meditation quotes

I hope you enjoyed the meditation humour. I’ll add to these as I come across them.

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Remember…the Irish proverb: A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures for anything.

If you like this list, feel free to pin…or use the meditation quotes for captions on Instagram.

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See my article for beginners on techniques for meditation here. And get to know the different ways to meditate to find the one right for you, here.

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