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 23, 2016
sattva

Increase Your Sattva and Decrease the Madness

All aspects of our life can be either sattvic, rajasic, or tamasic. To be more conscious, we should work on increasing our sattva through mindful choices.
August 17, 2016
5th chakra

Yogic Practices for Vishuddha Activation

Vishuddha's awakening is said to be the secret of youth as it spurs physical rejuvenation. Try these yogic practices to help activate vishuddha chakra!
August 16, 2016
philosophy of gunas

Three’s a Charm: Feel the Guna Greatness

When it comes to people, the gunas determine our quality of mind and whether we use our senses and body for our upliftment or degradation.
August 8, 2016
4th chakra

Yogic Practices for Anahata Activation

Anahata gives us the joyful emotions we naturally associate with the heart: love, hope, and forgiveness.Try these yogic practices for anahata activation!
July 27, 2016
3rd chakra

Yogic Practices for Manipura Chakra Activation

Residing at the solar plexus, manipura chakra brings energy, dynamism, and achievement. Try these yogic practices to help activate manipura chakra!
July 11, 2016
2nd chakra

Yogic Practices for Svadhisthana Chakra Activation

Svadhisthana chakra’s counterpart in the mind is the unconscious. Try these yogic practices to help activate svadhisthana chakra!
July 8, 2016
yoga places

Top 5 Yoga Retreats in Rishikesh

Rishikesh is a place that offers an array of activities to choose from, but the yoga retreats are what make it one of the most beautiful places on earth.
July 7, 2016
yoga and the universe

Trust Yourself: Yoga and the Universe

Through the practice of yoga and a self-effort in surrendering to the divine (Universe) we find a way to trust in ourselves.