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

August 14, 2015
manipura chakra

And It Burns, Burns, Burns: The Chakra of Fire

When we connect to our third chakra, the fire in the belly, we connect to our inner power to incinerate fear, jealousy, and low self-esteem.
July 28, 2015
Ishvara Pranidhana

To Conquer Ishvara Pranidhana, Surrender (Is) Your Weapon

"Through wholehearted dedication, we become intoxicated with the Divine." —Nischala Joy Dev
July 22, 2015
saucha

Open Your Saucha Eyes to a Pure, New World

Consider how each of the yamas builds upon the other to help us prepare for saucha.
July 14, 2015
Svadhisthana

Your Sacral Chakra: Swaying with the Shakti

Svadhisthana chakra, associated with the water element, is about movement, flow, sexuality, pleasure, desire, and creativity.
June 25, 2015
Tapas Niyama

Unleash Your Inner Fire Through Tapas

When considering tapas in our yoga practice, the phrase “no pain, no gain” becomes evident.
June 22, 2015
Ganesha

Your Base Power: Ganesha and the First Chakra

To reconnect to the first chakra allows us to remain stable in our practice, awareness, and inner trust.
June 19, 2015
Guide To The Chakras

Rise and Shine: Illuminating the Elusive Chakras

Learn the symbology and importance of these psychic-energetic centers.
June 15, 2015
How To Embrace Ahimsa Nonviolence

Embrace Ahimsa: The Principle Worth (Not) Fighting For

Beyond avoiding physical violence, ahimsa is the act of fostering love for all creation.