Learn Yoga Basics


Get back to the basics of yoga, whether you’re stepping into a pose for the first time or brushing up on pranayama techniques. We’re here to help jumpstart your journey to be yogi! Discover beginner yoga poses, sequences, and breathing techniques; learn yogic concepts and Sanskrit terms; and get practical advice on how to start and maintain your yoga practice.

Recent Posts for Learning Basics of Yoga

April 30, 2019
bandhas

Bandhas 101: All About the 4 Yogic Body Locks

Dive deeper into the meaning and significance of  the various bandhas. Picture this—it has been drizzling for hours. The mud has accumulated into fragments of dirt everywhere. […]
April 23, 2019
yamas that change your life

How Patanjali’s 5 Yamas Will Change Your Life

Putting these five yamas into practice as a student, teacher, or even as a non-yogi can make your spiritual path smoother.
April 18, 2019
downward dog

Get Your Daily Dose of Downward Dog

Often called Downward Dog, this pose offers a myriad of health benefits for both the mind and body. Here are five great reasons to “get down, dog” daily!
January 17, 2019
stillness

How to Guide Your Students Through a Restful Savasana Practice

Savasana is one pose that you can teach mediocrely or you can teach it well—guide your students through a restful Savasana practice with these tips.
January 3, 2019
yoga authenticity

The Secret Life of a Yoga Instructor Beyond the Classroom

Yoga teaches us to recognize authenticity—but along the way, sometimes we accumulate false ideas of how this authenticity should be expressed.
August 14, 2018
trataka

Trataka Love: Beauty in the Third Eye of the Beholder

How can you improve your eyesight, meditate, and develop willpower at the same time? Practice trataka.
January 8, 2018
yoga for sciatica pain

Say Goodbye to Sciatic Nerve Pain With These Yoga Poses

Soothe and relieve sciatic nerve pain without medication by practicing these 8 simple yoga poses tailored to sciatica relief.
August 7, 2017
yoga attire

Let Your Yoga Attire Take You Higher

Before you head to your next yoga class, you shouldn’t overlook one of the fundamental essentials—yoga attire. The clothes that you wear to a yoga class can […]
April 4, 2017
mom and child yoga

Mamaste: The Perfect Mommy and Me Yoga Sequence

Yoga is as crucial for you as it is for your child's growing mind and body. Give this mommy and me yoga sequence a try and help your little one grow.
April 3, 2017
yoga mat

11 Ways to Recycle Your Yoga Mat (+Cleaning Tips for Your Studio)

Not sure what to do with that old yoga mat in your closet? Here are 11 ways you can easily revamp your old yoga mat into something useful.