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yoga philosophy

The Diet of a Modern Yogi: 3-Part Checklist

Imagine you just ate sugar, rich dairy, or (GASP!) processed foods before a yoga class. Or how about a large coffee and a muffin before a class with...

Karen Sherwood
November 16 2012

8 Limbs of Yoga: A Brief Overview

It's no secret that yoga has exploded here in the West. Where I live in Santa Monica there are more yoga studios than Starbucks! Every day, all times...

Travis Eliot
October 8 2012

What Does Yoga Teacher Training Really Entail?

Not too long ago I was asking this very question. I’d experienced some amazing teachers, many while under various bouts of stress in college, while...

Dani Marie Robinson
September 24 2012

10 Reasons to Practice Shoulderstand Every Day

Shoulderstand (sarvangasana) is often referred to as the “queen of all yoga postures,” with Headstand being deemed the “King.” The many benefits of...

Lisa Mitchell
September 21 2012

10 Tips to Manage the Ups and Downs of Life

Some days you’re up. You’re in tune with the universe, your life is flowing, and the present moment makes sense. And other days you’re down. You might...

Myk Likhov
September 12 2012

7 Laws to Live Your Yoga

World-renowned author, Deepak Chopra, proclaims that by following these seven laws, we can attain vitality, joy, and enthusiasm for life. These laws...

Lisa Mitchell
September 5 2012

5 Steps to Deepening Your Yoga Practice

Whether you’ve alway wanted to master advanced arm balances and inversions or if you’re looking to simply get deeper emotional and spiritual rewards...

Dulma Altan
August 24 2012

6 Helpful Reminders for Yoga Skeptics

I love yoga. Hard core. I’m a believer. Yoga has shown me the way and I’m now living it. I have zero desire to go back to the time when yoga had no...

Dani Marie Robinson
August 22 2012

The Yogic Diet: 10 Foods to Enjoy & Avoid

“And he knew that food was Brahman. From food all beings are born. By food they live and into food they return”. – Upanishad 3.2

Lisa Mitchell
August 20 2012

10 Ways to Practice Yoga (in Life) Without Practicing Yoga (on a Mat)

My husband practices yoga, but he doesn't realize it. While on our honeymoon in Bali, I dragged my husband to a yoga class, and let's just say it...

Roxy Bargoz
August 9 2012

Yoga & Crossfit: A Perfect Pair?

The first two limbs of yoga as described by Patanjali are the fundamental ethical precepts called the Yamas and the Niyamas. These can also be looked...

Rachel Pinkstone-Marx
August 8 2012

Why All Olympians Are Yogis

The Olympics appear to also be a physical practice. But above all, being an athlete in the Olympics means having a strong mind-body connection and a...

Jenniferlyn Chiemingo
August 1 2012

How Yoga Helps You Sail Into the True You

There are two main components to your body, to YOU: there is the gross, physical, tangible body on the outside and the subtle, intangible, energetic...

Lauren Imparato
July 28 2012

Yoga Teachers: How to Write a Kickass Bio

Smart, authentic bios are essential for any yoga teacher. These are used on your personal postcards, flyers and website. The studios or gyms you teach...

Silvia Mordini
July 27 2012

4 Ways to Take Yoga Off the Mat & Into Your Heart

All of us reading this article have probably practiced yoga, right? We have moved through practice with our bodies, minds, and hearts. We have felt...

Jo Beth Richards
July 26 2012

The Yogic Practice of Observing Silence

The term for observing silence is mauna in Sanskrit. Various yogic and tantric texts lay great importance on observing silence. The talkative nature...

Om Swami
July 23 2012

'Namaste' Isn't Only For Yoga: 3 Ways It Can Change Your Life!

The Hindu greeting “Namaste” has become an integral part of most yoga classes. In India, it is used as a polite bow of greeting or farewell that means...

Jayme Barrett
July 19 2012

6 Yogic Virtues That Help Us Go with the Flow

I drank the kool-aid. I am a full on yoga addict. I refer to something beyond the joy of bending and folding, something other than stretching and...

Dani Marie Robinson
July 19 2012