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

November 23, 2016
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Rolling it Out: 2016 Yoga Holiday Gift Guide

The holiday season is here, and getting the perfect gift can be a beautiful way to show your gratitude and love for the yogi in your life.
September 20, 2016
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The Art of Focusing: How to Practice Object Meditation

Object meditation is the art of focusing the mind on one particular thing. Once focused it becomes easier for the mind to release into a place of emptiness.
September 9, 2016
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Yogic Practices for Sahasrara Activation

Deemed a chakra by some and not by others, sahasrara is the final point where the kundalini can manifest.Try these yogic practices to activate sahasrara!
August 30, 2016
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Yogic Practices for Ajna Activation

Ajna chakra is the channel through which a yogi comes to understand the true nature of their existence. Try these yogic practices to activate ajna chakra!
August 23, 2016
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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
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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
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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
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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!