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

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
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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.
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.
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.