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

October 5, 2017

Motivate Yourself With These Simple Mudras and Mantras

With the help of a few simple mudras and mantras you can easily motivate yourself to take on whatever life throws at you.
August 18, 2017

Inside the Pancha Kosha: Uncovering the 5 Layers of Self

Yoga philosophy teaches that the individual spirit or atman operates through five bodies or sheaths called the pancha kosha. This concept, explained in the Taittiriya Upanishad, […]
August 18, 2017

Activate the Digestive Fire By Practicing Nauli Breathing

I’ve always been fascinated by the yogis who can manipulate their belly in nauli kriya. In the yogic tradition there is a common theme of purification. […]
August 7, 2017

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 […]
August 1, 2017

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 […]
August 1, 2017

Understand Your Energy and Vibrate Higher With Bibi McGill

Many people believe that our society has been conditioned to detach from everything that lies within us. Rather than trusting our own instinct, we’re told how […]
August 1, 2017

Rhythmic Breathing: How Much Do You Trust Your Next Breath?

In yoga, you learn to tune into your breath and allow your body to connect to the rhythm of your breathing. One of the only ways to ensure a healthy […]
February 2, 2017

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.