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 29, 2016
1st chakra

Yogic Practices for Muladhara Chakra Activation

The root of all the chakras, muladhara is the seat of the kundalini energy. Try these yogic practices to help activate muladhara chakra.
May 23, 2016
yoga for relationships

Couples Who Yoga Together Stay Together

These three yogic guidelines are critical for sustaining a strong relationship with your partner.
May 2, 2016

13 Yoga Mantras to Bring Only Good Vibes

Mantras are powerful: They carry positive vibrations that reverberate throughout our entire being.
April 26, 2016
live and let go

The Uphill Battle with Impermanence

Practice. Notice your words. Offer some gentleness to your anger, your fear, your weariness. Feel them rather than be them. They will all pass.
April 7, 2016
what does yoga mean to you

An Insider’s Guide to the Definition of Yoga

It’s surfing the mental waves of all that arises, riding the thoughts as they come and go, staying clear and good and strong in the midst of it all.
March 24, 2016
self discovery - yoga

How to Discover Your True Self Through Yoga

Many yogis take a look at their life choices with a fresh pair of eyes. They begin to see through a different lens, marked by love and appreciation for self.
February 25, 2016
3rd eye

Hurricane Ajna: Cloudy with a Chance of Clarity

Now is the time to fully unleash our creative, empowered, resilient, and illuminated selves. What are we waiting for?
February 22, 2016
sisterhood in yoga

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?