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.

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