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

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.
February 12, 2018

Top 10 Yoga Friendly Cities in America You Need to Visit

While studios are popping up across the country, these 10 cities are the top yoga-friendly cities in America that you need to visit.
February 6, 2018

How Food Affects the Mind in Terms of the 3 Gunas

To be happy and peaceful you meditate and practice numerous self care rituals. But unless you’re taking what you eat into consideration, you’re missing a very big piece of the puzzle—food.
November 9, 2017
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Rolling It Out: 2017 Yoga Holiday Gift Guide

The holiday season is upon us once again, which means it’s time to start shopping. Check out this years' holiday gift guide for yoga lovers!