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

September 19, 2019
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The History of Yoga: What You Need to Know About This Ancient Practice

The practice of yoga is one that is deeply rooted in ancient history and tradition. Here is an outline of the history of yoga and what you need to know about the ancient practice.
September 12, 2019
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Eastern vs. Western Yoga: What’s the Difference?

When it comes to yoga both the East and the West share the same overall goal. However, there are still many differences when it comes to the yoga practice.
September 5, 2019

Embracing the Yogic Lifestyle with the Niyamas

The second step on Patanjali's yogic path encourages personal development.
June 18, 2019

Attention Yogis! It’s Time to Show Your Love for International Yoga Day

Whether or not you have participated in International Day of Yoga or are just learning about it—you probably have a few questions about this special day, this guide is here to help.
May 16, 2019
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10 Meditation Mantras Every Yoga Teacher Should Recite

Learn more about the power of meditation mantras and how to incorporate them into their practice.
April 30, 2019
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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 25, 2019

How to Build a Yoga Brand That Fits Your Voice

Here are a few of Danielle Radulski's top tips for building a yoga brand that fits your voice, all while allowing yourself to remain true to your purpose!
April 23, 2019
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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.