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

April 23, 2015
be here now - yoga

Step Off the Emotional Rollercoaster and Into the Present

"Then I realized I wasn't powerless. And just like that, I stepped off the ride."
April 21, 2015
live yoga

The Yoga We Carry (On and Off the Mat)

Take this mindfulness into the world and live your yoga.
April 17, 2015
Svadhyaya Journey

Seeing Yourself Through Svadhyaya-Colored Glasses

Svadhyaya is a journey inward, a road to self-improvement.
March 3, 2015
warrior pose

Virabhadra: The Rise of the Warrior

When we move into the various Warrior poses, we are connecting to the warrior within.
February 25, 2015
self intention

Set an Intention for Your Yoga Class: Wait, What?

What are you directing your energy toward in this moment?
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.
January 13, 2015
aparigraha

Aparigraha: The Art of Letting Go

How does aparigraha affect our lives, and how can we apply it in a practical way?