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

March 12, 2019
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Parvati and Shiva: A Love Story to Manifest Inner Power

This story shows us we can manifest our desires into reality, but we have to be willing to do the work.
March 5, 2019
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A Call for Sisterhood in the Yoga Studio

In a society that encourages competitiveness, can women use the tools they learn on the yoga mat to lend their voice, and their hand, to other women?
February 19, 2019
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To Conquer Ishvara Pranidhana, Surrender (Is) Your Weapon

"Through wholehearted dedication, we become intoxicated with the Divine." —Nischala Joy Dev
January 3, 2019
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The Secret Life of a Yoga Instructor Beyond the Classroom

Yoga teaches us to recognize authenticity—but along the way, sometimes we accumulate false ideas of how this authenticity should be expressed.
December 13, 2018

Chakra Healing: Learn How You Can Balance the 7 Energy Centers

The chakra system is a topic that creates curiosity, and for good reason: it’s packed with endless information to help you enhance your wellbeing.
November 14, 2018

Rolling It Out: 2018 Yoga Holiday Gift Guide

Whether you’re shopping for a yoga bro, yogini, or both, beYogi has got you covered with the best yoga gifts of 2018!
October 9, 2018
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How to Discover and Harness Drishti During a Yoga Class

Knowing how to set your drishti is an important technique for staying aware in a world of many distractions that you experience on a daily basis.
September 18, 2018

Ananda: Inside the World of Spiritual Retreat

Based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda by his disciple, Ananda is rooted in the belief of leaving everything behind except for the present.