Yoga Philosophy


While the physical practice of asana is important, the heart of yoga lies in the connection between the mind, body, and spirit. The articles below explore this connection, offering an introduction to the principles of yoga philosophy and guidance for applying them to your daily life. Read new reflections on ancient yogic texts, such as the Yoga Sutras of Pantanjali, the Vedas, and the Bhagavad Gita. Gain insight into the eight limbs of yoga, and learn how to apply them for a more complete, yogic lifestyle. Find out what happens when you stop just doing yoga, and start living yogi.

Recent Posts for Yoga Philosophy & Lifestyle

March 14, 2019

10 Chakra Mantras That Will Be Sure to Motivate You

Combining chakra mantras is a beautiful way to motivate you to better understand the energy channels of your body and connect to your intentions.
March 5, 2019

Embracing the Yogic Lifestyle with the Niyamas

The second step on Patanjali's yogic path encourages personal development.
March 5, 2019
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A Call for Sisterhood in the Yoga Studio

In a society that encourages competitiveness, can women use the tools they learn on the yoga mat to lend their voice, and their hand, to other women?
January 24, 2019

13 Yoga Mantras to Bring Only Good Vibes

Mantras are powerful: They carry positive vibrations that reverberate throughout our entire being.
January 3, 2019
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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.
December 13, 2018

Chakra Healing: Learn How You Can Balance the 7 Energy Centers

The chakra system is a topic that creates curiosity, and for good reason: it’s packed with endless information to help you enhance your wellbeing.
November 29, 2018

10 Holiday Mantras That Will Help Motivate You

Here are 10 holiday mantras to help you experience the holidays with love and joy that comes from humbleness and self-acceptance.
November 14, 2018

Rolling It Out: 2018 Yoga Holiday Gift Guide

Whether you’re shopping for a yoga bro, yogini, or both, beYogi has got you covered with the best yoga gifts of 2018!