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

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.
April 23, 2015
be here now - yoga

Step Off the Emotional Rollercoaster and Into the Present

"Then I realized I wasn't powerless. And just like that, I stepped off the ride."
April 21, 2015
live yoga

The Yoga We Carry (On and Off the Mat)

Take this mindfulness into the world and live your yoga.
April 17, 2015
Svadhyaya Journey

Seeing Yourself Through Svadhyaya-Colored Glasses

Svadhyaya is a journey inward, a road to self-improvement.
April 14, 2015
Parvati and Shiva

Parvati and Shiva: A Love Story to Manifest Inner Power

This story shows us we can manifest our desires into reality, but we have to be willing to do the work.
March 3, 2015
warrior pose

Virabhadra: The Rise of the Warrior

When we move into the various Warrior poses, we are connecting to the warrior within.
February 25, 2015
self intention

Set an Intention for Your Yoga Class: Wait, What?

What are you directing your energy toward in this moment?
January 23, 2015
niyamas

Embracing the Yogic Lifestyle with the Niyamas

The second step on Patanjali's yogic path encourages personal development.