Yogapedia Editorial Team

Yogapedia's editorial team is dedicated to writing and curating authentic yogic knowledge from around the globe. Our intention is to help seekers turn within and connect with Self (Ātman) through shared understanding of the philosophy and practice of yoga.Yogapedia honors eastern yoga philosophy, yet endeavors to remain non-partisan and accessible to all individuals who seek contentment. To this extent, our content gives context to yoga, and uses the ancient Indic language, Sanskrit as well as western language – marrying the eastern and western philosophies.

Articles by Yogapedia Editorial Team


The Yogapedia Podcast: Dr. Marjorie Woollacott - Professor of Neuroscience at University of Oregon The Yogapedia Podcast: Dr. Marjorie Woollacott - Professor of Neuroscience at University of Oregon The Yogapedia Podcast: Dr. Marjorie Woollacott - Professor of Neuroscience at University of Oregon The Yogapedia Podcast: Dr. Marjorie Woollacott - Professor of Neuroscience at University of Oregon


In today’s episode, neuroscience professor and long-time meditator Dr. Marjorie Woollacott shares her story about the awakening of...

The Yogapedia Podcast: Amanda Giacomini - 10,000 Buddhas Mural Artist and Yoga Teacher The Yogapedia Podcast: Amanda Giacomini - 10,000 Buddhas Mural Artist and Yoga Teacher The Yogapedia Podcast: Amanda Giacomini - 10,000 Buddhas Mural Artist and Yoga Teacher The Yogapedia Podcast: Amanda Giacomini - 10,000 Buddhas Mural Artist and Yoga Teacher


In this conversation, we dive into Amanda Giacomini’s journey in yoga and art. A renowned artist and yoga teacher, Giacomini shares her...

Yoga Blogger of the Month: Rachel Scott Yoga Blogger of the Month: Rachel Scott Yoga Blogger of the Month: Rachel Scott Yoga Blogger of the Month: Rachel Scott


As an academic and an entrepreneur, yoga is Rachel Scott's root back to reality. Discover why we love her and her blog so much in this Q&A.

The Yogapedia Podcast: MC Yogi - Hip-hop Artist, Author and Yogi The Yogapedia Podcast: MC Yogi - Hip-hop Artist, Author and Yogi The Yogapedia Podcast: MC Yogi - Hip-hop Artist, Author and Yogi The Yogapedia Podcast: MC Yogi - Hip-hop Artist, Author and Yogi


In this conversation, we dive into MC Yogi’s journey into yoga. A master storyteller, he shares with humility, great wisdom and humor - and...

Coming February 20th: The Yogapedia Podcast Coming February 20th: The Yogapedia Podcast Coming February 20th: The Yogapedia Podcast Coming February 20th: The Yogapedia Podcast


Yogapedia is expanding! We're launching our first podcast on February 20th! The Yogapedia Podcast is here to help you navigate life’s...

Yoga Blogger of the Month: Rachel Bonkink Yoga Blogger of the Month: Rachel Bonkink Yoga Blogger of the Month: Rachel Bonkink Yoga Blogger of the Month: Rachel Bonkink


Rachel Bonkink's yoga journey is one that we could all stand to learn a thing or two from: from being on top of the cooperate world to...

The Personality of Mantras: Yogis Tell Us Their Mantras and Why They Connect With Them The Personality of Mantras: Yogis Tell Us Their Mantras and Why They Connect With Them The Personality of Mantras: Yogis Tell Us Their Mantras and Why They Connect With Them The Personality of Mantras: Yogis Tell Us Their Mantras and Why They Connect With Them


The personality of mantras is fascinating. Each one resonates with a person differently, and so we reached out to some yogis and asked them...

Q&A with Pranayama Expert Richard Rosen Q&A with Pranayama Expert Richard Rosen Q&A with Pranayama Expert Richard Rosen Q&A with Pranayama Expert Richard Rosen


We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Pranayama expert, Richard Rosen, and asked him to share his extensive knowledge on...

5 Gorgeous Yoga Poses and What You Can Learn From Them 5 Gorgeous Yoga Poses and What You Can Learn From Them 5 Gorgeous Yoga Poses and What You Can Learn From Them 5 Gorgeous Yoga Poses and What You Can Learn From Them


Yoga and Lifestyle Blogger Stephanie Morgan shares her top 5 favourite asanas, how you can learn to master these poses and what they'll...

10 Enlightening Quotes from Top Meditation Guide Sally Kempton 10 Enlightening Quotes from Top Meditation Guide Sally Kempton 10 Enlightening Quotes from Top Meditation Guide Sally Kempton 10 Enlightening Quotes from Top Meditation Guide Sally Kempton


Meditation is a common path most yogis choose to walk down. Sally Kempton is one of the leading mediation guides. Here are 10 of her most...

Yoga Blogger Yoga Blogger Yoga Blogger Yoga Blogger


Yogapedia interviewed yoga teacher, outdoor adventurer and blogger, Rachel Koontz. Here's what she had to say about yoga and what makes her...

Yoga Blogger Yoga Blogger Yoga Blogger Yoga Blogger


Yogapedia interviewed yoga educator, philosopher and business consultant, Ashley Josephine. Here's what she had to say about yoga and what...

Yoga Wisdom Yoga Wisdom Yoga Wisdom Yoga Wisdom


Stephanie Spence, a.k.a. Yoga Road Trip Girl, shares her experience moving on from a hurtful divorce, toward a once-in-a-lifetime adventure...

Arundhati Baitmangalkar Arundhati Baitmangalkar Arundhati Baitmangalkar Arundhati Baitmangalkar


Yogapedia interviewed former Bollywood dancer and founder of Aham Yoga, Arundhati Baitmangalkar, about her blog and what makes it unique....

Adam Hocke Adam Hocke Adam Hocke Adam Hocke


Yogapedia interviewed yoga teacher, trainer and blogger, Adam Hocke. Here's what he had to say about yoga and what makes his blog unique.

Meditate Meditate Meditate Meditate


We asked yogis, meditation experts and experienced adventurers to share their unique and inspiring experiences about where they’ve...

Talking Self-Development, Spirituality and Self-Love With Amanda Marit Talking Self-Development, Spirituality and Self-Love With Amanda Marit Talking Self-Development, Spirituality and Self-Love With Amanda Marit Talking Self-Development, Spirituality and Self-Love With Amanda Marit


Amanda Marit is an Intuitive Coach and Spiritual Teacher with a deep calling to guide women to step out of their heads and drop into their...

5 Things You Learn Hanging Out With Deepak Chopra 5 Things You Learn Hanging Out With Deepak Chopra 5 Things You Learn Hanging Out With Deepak Chopra 5 Things You Learn Hanging Out With Deepak Chopra


In a personal Q&A, Deepak Chopra -- the world-renowned visionary and founder of The Chopra Foundation -- shares his personal mantras and...

10 Days in Silence With DJ Taz 10 Days in Silence With DJ Taz 10 Days in Silence With DJ Taz 10 Days in Silence With DJ Taz


The founder of Yogapedia, Sharleen Oborowsky, caught up with yoga DJ, Taz Rashid, on his experience undertaking a 10-day silence retreat...

15 Minutes With DJ Taz About His Personal Yoga Practice 15 Minutes With DJ Taz About His Personal Yoga Practice 15 Minutes With DJ Taz About His Personal Yoga Practice 15 Minutes With DJ Taz About His Personal Yoga Practice


Yogapedia sits down with DJ Taz to discuss his view on purpose, creativity and meditation. The DJ fills us in on his personal yoga practice...

Wake Up and Salute the Sun Wake Up and Salute the Sun Wake Up and Salute the Sun Wake Up and Salute the Sun


Each day presents a new beginning. Rising with the sun reminds us of that opportunity and deepens our connection with the world. Learn why...

So'ham. I Am That. So'ham. I Am That. So'ham. I Am That. So'ham. I Am That.


A Sanskrit mantra, So'ham answers the question, 'Who am I?' Learn why as well as how to perform this easy yet spiritually advancing mantra...

6 Yogic Techniques for Being More Meditative 6 Yogic Techniques for Being More Meditative 6 Yogic Techniques for Being More Meditative 6 Yogic Techniques for Being More Meditative


Being meditative throughout the day is nearly impossible for most of us who live a modern life. However, working toward this state of...

Chanting Chanting Chanting Chanting


Mantras are a sacred and powerful way to invoke the Divine within us. Learn 4 of our favorites and the blessings they bring to yogis who...

Invoking the Divine Feminine in Yoga: How to Call Upon 5 Popular Hindu Goddesses Invoking the Divine Feminine in Yoga: How to Call Upon 5 Popular Hindu Goddesses Invoking the Divine Feminine in Yoga: How to Call Upon 5 Popular Hindu Goddesses Invoking the Divine Feminine in Yoga: How to Call Upon 5 Popular Hindu Goddesses


The yoga tradition includes many Hindu goddesses whom you may call upon to help you, depending on what kind of energy you're needing at any...

6 Techniques to Staying Present 6 Techniques to Staying Present 6 Techniques to Staying Present 6 Techniques to Staying Present


Stop living in the past and daydreaming about the future - enjoy the beauty of your life in the present! Use these simple techniques to...

5 Reasons Why You Can Stop Searching for Happiness Today 5 Reasons Why You Can Stop Searching for Happiness Today 5 Reasons Why You Can Stop Searching for Happiness Today 5 Reasons Why You Can Stop Searching for Happiness Today


Finding happiness is one of the main goals of living a human life. It is something we are constantly seeking and striving for every single...

4 Reasons Why You'll Want to Meet Up to Meditate 4 Reasons Why You'll Want to Meet Up to Meditate 4 Reasons Why You'll Want to Meet Up to Meditate 4 Reasons Why You'll Want to Meet Up to Meditate


Meditating with others may sound a little awkward at first, but you'll soon find the positive benefits far outweigh this fleeting feeling....

A Guide to Hinduism's Leading Goddesses A Guide to Hinduism's Leading Goddesses A Guide to Hinduism's Leading Goddesses A Guide to Hinduism's Leading Goddesses


How do you choose which Hindu goddess to worship? Review our guide here of four of the most popular devas and decide who resonates with you.

Surya Namaskara Surya Namaskara Surya Namaskara Surya Namaskara


Surya Namaskara (Sun Salutation) is a fundamental routine and forms the core of nearly every yoga practice. Learn how to perform the...

The History of Hatha Yoga The History of Hatha Yoga The History of Hatha Yoga The History of Hatha Yoga


Hatha yoga has been around for 10,000 years - passed down from word of mouth and then ancient texts. Learn more about this once mysterious...

Four Facets of Hinduism's Lovable Lord Krishna to Keep in Mind Four Facets of Hinduism's Lovable Lord Krishna to Keep in Mind Four Facets of Hinduism's Lovable Lord Krishna to Keep in Mind Four Facets of Hinduism's Lovable Lord Krishna to Keep in Mind


Many of us recognize the iconic blue Hindu deity known as Krishna, but what else do you know about him? Learn why he is so beloved and why...

Get Your 'Monkey Mind' to Unwind Using These 4 Methods Get Your 'Monkey Mind' to Unwind Using These 4 Methods Get Your 'Monkey Mind' to Unwind Using These 4 Methods Get Your 'Monkey Mind' to Unwind Using These 4 Methods


This may be hard to believe, but your mind isn’t actually you. We'll tell you why and four ways to quiet it today.

Shhh: 5 Life Lessons You Learn By Staying Silent Shhh: 5 Life Lessons You Learn By Staying Silent Shhh: 5 Life Lessons You Learn By Staying Silent Shhh: 5 Life Lessons You Learn By Staying Silent


Silence wins where words fail. Here's what you can learn from it.

The Makings of a Japa Mantra and How to Add This Yogic Practice to Your Sadhana The Makings of a Japa Mantra and How to Add This Yogic Practice to Your Sadhana The Makings of a Japa Mantra and How to Add This Yogic Practice to Your Sadhana The Makings of a Japa Mantra and How to Add This Yogic Practice to Your Sadhana


Japa mantra is a type of mantra practice that helps to calm the mind, protecting it from recurring negative thoughts. Learn how to perform...

3 Reasons Why Yogis Love Plant-Based Diets 3 Reasons Why Yogis Love Plant-Based Diets 3 Reasons Why Yogis Love Plant-Based Diets 3 Reasons Why Yogis Love Plant-Based Diets


Many yogis believe that meat can weigh you down - both physically and emotionally - and opt to power their practice with plant-based foods.

The Yogi's 'Staycation': 5 Steps to Turn Your Home Into an Ashram The Yogi's 'Staycation': 5 Steps to Turn Your Home Into an Ashram The Yogi's 'Staycation': 5 Steps to Turn Your Home Into an Ashram The Yogi's 'Staycation': 5 Steps to Turn Your Home Into an Ashram


Spending time at an ashram is simply not feasible for many yogis. Here are five steps to creating the ashram 'vibe' in your own home.

The Main Message of the Upanishads Explained The Main Message of the Upanishads Explained The Main Message of the Upanishads Explained The Main Message of the Upanishads Explained


The Upanishads are an ancient Hindu body of text used in yogic philosophy, among other disciplines. It's possibly the first offering for...

The Story of Hinduism's Elephant-Headed Deity, Ganesh (and How to Call Upon His Good Fortune) The Story of Hinduism's Elephant-Headed Deity, Ganesh (and How to Call Upon His Good Fortune) The Story of Hinduism's Elephant-Headed Deity, Ganesh (and How to Call Upon His Good Fortune) The Story of Hinduism's Elephant-Headed Deity, Ganesh (and How to Call Upon His Good Fortune)


Ganesh, the beloved Hindu god of good fortune, removes obstacles in both the material and spiritual realms. Learn all about this...

Q&A by Yogapedia Editorial Team


How do I overcome loneliness? How do I overcome loneliness? How do I overcome loneliness? How do I overcome loneliness?


Loneliness is a difficult emotion that can be challenging to overcome. It exists for various reasons. You may be living in isolation, such...

How can I tell if I am How can I tell if I am How can I tell if I am How can I tell if I am


Any time we are still and cultivating attention, we are in meditation. When we close our eyes and work to relax the body and focus our...

What are the four Vedas? What are the four Vedas? What are the four Vedas? What are the four Vedas?


The Vedas are considered to be the most ancient Hindu texts in the world. Written in Sanskrit around 3000 B.C.E., these scriptures are...

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