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

August 13, 2018

Get Inspired: Top 11 Yoga Podcasts For Teachers and Students

Get your daily dose of inspiration, and education—here are 11 yoga podcasts for teachers and students that you will be sure to love.
July 19, 2018

Divine Mother: Inside the World of Kali Ma Goddess

Kali Ma, the Divine Mother, the Dark Mother, the Terrible Mother. She is the Hindu goddess of time, creation, preservation, and destruction.
June 26, 2018

Spiritual Intimacy: What You Don’t Know About Tantric Yoga

Tantric Yoga is about reaching a healthy balance: recognizing the journey of your spirit, through the human experience, while becoming the person that you were meant to be.
June 18, 2018

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 31, 2018

10 Chakra Crystals You Need to Incorporate Into Your Yoga Practice

Incorporate chakra crystals into your practice and everyday life, both as a yoga student and yoga teacher to improve certain ailments and blocks as well as connect with others.
May 29, 2018

This Summer Solstice Ritual Can Help You Release and Renew

Focus on harvesting the fruits of your labor, gratitude for abundance, and the ways that this summer will help you to expand and grow into a better person by practicing this summer solstice ritual.
April 3, 2018

Marketing Hacks That Every Yoga Instructor Needs to Know About

As with yoga, marketing yourself and your yoga business takes patience, focus, and awareness. Each yoga instructor and yoga studio has its own brand that sets it apart. Take the time to find what sets you apart and move forward with confidence and mindfulness.
March 29, 2018

Story Time: How the Ganesha Mantra Saved Me and Healed My Heart

I was healed through yoga and now, I get to help others heal themselves. While now I know many different mantras, chanting the Ganesha mantra still holds a special place in my heart.