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

March 24, 2016
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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
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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?
January 25, 2016
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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
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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
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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 3, 2015
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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
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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
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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.