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

January 21, 2016
relaxation

Relax, Go Through It! Advice For Yoga Beginners

If you are stepping into a yoga class for the first time, take a deep breath, exhale, and remember these three things for yoga beginners.
January 18, 2016
guide to sanskrit

The Dedicated Yogi’s Guide to Sanskrit Lingo

This guide to yoga's most common Sanskrit terms makes it easy to delve deep into the vast ocean of yogic philosophy.
January 12, 2016
crown chakra

In Seventh Chakra Heaven with Sahasrara

Think of this energy center as a thousand-petaled lotus flower constantly unfolding to reveal magic and mysteries of all life.
December 15, 2015
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.
December 3, 2015
6th chakra

All Eyes on Ajna Chakra

Trusting our intuition is the first step to opening the third eye and balancing the sixth chakra.
December 1, 2015
restorative yoga

Get by With a Little Help From Restorative Yoga

Much like Iyengar yoga, restorative yoga makes full use of props. However, take a restorative class and you'll quickly understand the difference.
October 27, 2015
yoga for vision

Don’t Turn a Blind Eye to Yoga and Ayurveda

Give your tired eyes some love to protect your sense of vision.
October 5, 2015
yoga for travel

Wanderlust Wisdom for the Traveling Yogi

While en route, I have uncovered some wanderlust wisdom that no yogi should go without.
September 15, 2015
heart chakra

Awakening Anahata: The Heart Chakra Will Go On

Through love, we connect to our powers of support, healing, creativity, and understanding. Love is the essence of the fourth chakra—anahata.
September 1, 2015
scorpion pose

Scorpion Pose: The Struggle Is Real

Scorpion pose pushes us to move past our self-imposed expectations and limits, to find our guts and gumption, and to own our badassery.