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

January 13, 2015
yoga teacher training

4 Things All Yoga Teacher Trainees Should Know

You will learn a tremendous amount about yoga and yourself during teacher training, but there are some things that are important from the get-go.
January 13, 2015
Hatha Yoga

Why Hatha is the Chameleon of Yoga

While hatha has come to signify a more gentle style of yoga, it’s actually any yoga practice that includes asana.
January 13, 2015

Keeping the Peace, Ahimsa Style

If you can master this yama, you need not master any others.
January 13, 2015
Asteya

Asteya in Action: Heal, Don’t Steal

If we don’t take more than we need from the universe, the universe will make sure we have everything we need, honestly and fairly.
January 13, 2015
Satya

Satya: How to Live Your Truth

“Honesty is more than not lying. It is truth telling, truth speaking, truth living, and truth loving.” ―James E. Faust
January 13, 2015
Brahmacharya

Brahmacharya: Harnessing Energy through Restraint

Taken literally or not, you may find value in this sutra’s message of responsible behavior.