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yoga philosophy

The Push-Ups of Yoga

“Even if you start doing push-ups it will not help," said Yogacharya Venkatesha to a student struggling with an arm posture.

Heather Morton
June 4 2012

Why We Should All Remain Yoga Beginners

I am often asked what it takes to be a yoga teacher. What is sufficient training and how do you know when you are ready to teach. These are the right...

Heather Morton
June 1 2012

5 Ways Honesty Can Make You Happy

It's a spiritual truth that true happiness requires honest self-reflection. The more honest you are with yourself, the greater happiness you will...

Silvia Mordini
May 31 2012

What Does Ahimsa Really Mean?

I’ve been trying to expand my yoga practice off the mat and pay closer attention to the yamas and niyamas, which make up the first and second of...

Gabriella Horowitz
May 29 2012

Back to the Yoga Basics: Breathing, Asana, Love, Mindfulness & Giving Back

Whether you're a newbie or an experienced yogi, sometimes it's good to go back to the basics:

May 25 2012

6 Ways to Transition with Awareness and Grace

We transition dozens if not hundreds of times a day, from home to work, from work to working out and from waking to sleeping. Most transitions go...

Melanie Woodrow
May 25 2012

4 Yoga Myths - Debunked!

I hear any number of reasons why people have trepidation stepping into a yoga studio and onto their mats. Trying something new, especially one with...

Dani Marie Robinson
May 18 2012

3 Ways a Yoga Teacher Training Can Change Your Life

Moving to a new city can be a daunting feat. New job, new home, new friends, new everything! In the hustle and bustle of re-locating, we often...

Rachel Fahlman
May 18 2012

Are You Living Your Life or Someone Else's?

Asteya which means “non-stealing” (or to me, to live with integrity), is more than just the obvious. My initial reaction to the third Yama was “O.K.,...

Hope Zvara
May 17 2012

The Inherent Flaws of Yoga

While putting some thoughts to paper, I had a hard time coming up with a title for this. Would it be "Yoga, the new fundamentalist religion" or the...

Michele Paiva
May 17 2012

Eyes Wide Open – The Path of Discernment

I was nineteen years old and in my sophomore year of college in Ann Arbor, Michigan, when I finally learned there was such a thing as a spiritual...

Mariana Caplan
May 17 2012

5 Awesome Non-Traditional Yoga Books for Yogis

As a yoga teacher, some of my favorite questions to receive from students center around the philosophy of yoga, the spirit practice, which is the...

Dani Marie Robinson
May 15 2012

Chasing Unicorns: 8 Tips on Befriending Your Nemesis Pose

Brian had a sick handstand. Without fail, every Tuesday night, I would leave class thinking the same thing, a thought which would invariably find it's...

Daniel Scott
May 11 2012

The Battle with Self-Doubt in Yoga

There comes a point in the journey of yoga when the questions of 'why' am I practicing and 'if' the postures of yoga are worthwhile surface...

Heather Morton
May 3 2012

A Lesson in Letting Go

We flow and grow through life; offering, receiving, learning and growing as we go. Chapters end and new ones begin. Circumstances present themselves...

Cat O'Connor
May 3 2012

20 Life Changing Books on My Shelf

I’ve been a fervent reader since high school and have collected the opinions and perspectives of a variety of authors and experts over the years. I...

Gigi Yogini
May 3 2012

5 Words I've Removed From My Yoga Vocabulary

The language used during a yoga class is one of the most important aspects of teaching. This encompasses everything from intonation and volume to...

Derek Beres
May 1 2012

5 Simple Life-Changing Ways to Be Content

Santosha (sometimes spelled Santosa) is yoga’s second Niyama (our attitude and relationship with the world) which utterly means Contentment.

Hope Zvara
April 27 2012

Stop (Only) DOING Yoga, and Instead BE Yoga

A teacher of mine once told me when people would ask him things like, "When are you going to do yoga today?", he would answer, "How do you know I'm...

Erin Lewis
April 26 2012

Desperately Seeking Samadhi: 8 Tips for Achieving Universal Enlightenment

Looking to make sense of the world? Want to take both your sense of Self and your yoga practice to a higher level of universal consciousness? Well,...

Daniel Scott
April 25 2012