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

January 25, 2016
saraswati

Speak Your Truth with a Clear Throat Chakra (Vishuddha)

Saraswati, “the flowing one,” is considered the Goddess of knowledge, intellect, and thought. When we embrace this goddess within, we realize that we are all made of water, thought, speech, intellect, and flow.
January 18, 2016
guide to sanskrit

The Dedicated Yogi’s Guide to Sanskrit Lingo

This guide to yoga's most common Sanskrit terms makes it easy to delve deep into the vast ocean of yogic philosophy.
January 12, 2016
crown chakra

In Seventh Chakra Heaven with Sahasrara

Think of this energy center as a thousand-petaled lotus flower constantly unfolding to reveal magic and mysteries of all life.
December 15, 2015
yamas that change your life

How Patanjali’s 5 Yamas Will Change Your Life

Putting these five yamas into practice as a student, teacher, or even as a non-yogi can make your spiritual path smoother.
December 3, 2015
6th chakra

All Eyes on Ajna Chakra

Trusting our intuition is the first step to opening the third eye and balancing the sixth chakra.
November 25, 2015
practice gratitude

Harvesting Contentment with Santosha

It’s not until we can find stillness and contentment in the midst of a storm that we truly find santosha. Start today, start small, and be happy.
September 15, 2015
heart chakra

Awakening Anahata: The Heart Chakra Will Go On

Through love, we connect to our powers of support, healing, creativity, and understanding. Love is the essence of the fourth chakra—anahata.
August 19, 2015
8 limbs of yoga

Will The Real Ashtanga Please Stand Up?

This eight-limbed path gives yogis a natural progression for spiritual evolution.