Philosophy


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Awareness of the six pramanas is a vital step toward stilling the whirlpools of the mind. Learn how the mind functions through the lens of...

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The yamas promote living as a way of peace rather than suffering. Here's a look at the five yamas and how you can use them to live...

Awakening Through the Teachings of the Buddha Awakening Through the Teachings of the Buddha Awakening Through the Teachings of the Buddha Awakening Through the Teachings of the Buddha


We often hear stories of the Buddha or read inspirational quotes that he said, but many don't know what he actually aimed to teach. Here's...

Balancing Muladhara: How to Realign Your Root Chakra Balancing Muladhara: How to Realign Your Root Chakra Balancing Muladhara: How to Realign Your Root Chakra Balancing Muladhara: How to Realign Your Root Chakra


Your Muladhara chakra is often viewed as the most important of all the chakras, because the foundation must be healthy and balanced if the...

The Evolution of Modern Yoga The Evolution of Modern Yoga The Evolution of Modern Yoga The Evolution of Modern Yoga


Yoga and capitalism can contradict each other and still be worthwhile to blend together.

The Gateway of Pratyahara The Gateway of Pratyahara The Gateway of Pratyahara The Gateway of Pratyahara


According to Patanjali, pratyahara is the link between the external world and the internal world. Find out how withdrawing the mind from...

The Power of Pratyahara The Power of Pratyahara The Power of Pratyahara The Power of Pratyahara


Every time we go inward via pratyahara, we become friendlier with our mind. Befriending our own minds is a powerful way to truly see our...

How to Create a Personal Puja in Your Home How to Create a Personal Puja in Your Home How to Create a Personal Puja in Your Home How to Create a Personal Puja in Your Home


Creating a personal puja is a deeply spiritual practice and an integral part of your daily ritual. Learn how to make one that is unique to...

The Lost Art of Concentration The Lost Art of Concentration The Lost Art of Concentration The Lost Art of Concentration


The never-ending disturbances caused by smart phones and technology necessitates the revival of one of life’s lost arts: concentration....

Yoga and the Sanskrit Connection Yoga and the Sanskrit Connection Yoga and the Sanskrit Connection Yoga and the Sanskrit Connection


Sanskrit can enhance your practice on and off the mat. Here's a look at the history and benefits of pairing your yoga practice and daily...

Considering Yoga in the West: Is it Really Yoga? Considering Yoga in the West: Is it Really Yoga? Considering Yoga in the West: Is it Really Yoga? Considering Yoga in the West: Is it Really Yoga?


Can we adapt teachings from yoga and choose to call it something different? What really is yoga?

Kundalini Shakti: The Meaning of the Sleeping Serpent Kundalini Shakti: The Meaning of the Sleeping Serpent Kundalini Shakti: The Meaning of the Sleeping Serpent Kundalini Shakti: The Meaning of the Sleeping Serpent


You may have heard references to the sleeping serpent coiled around the base of your spine. Here's an explanation of kundalini shakti and...

Shiva and Shakti: The Divine Energies Within Us All Shiva and Shakti: The Divine Energies Within Us All Shiva and Shakti: The Divine Energies Within Us All Shiva and Shakti: The Divine Energies Within Us All


The union of the divine masculine and feminine energies is Shiva and Shakti in consort. Learn about the qualities of each energy and the...

The 5 Koshas: The Veils of Atman The 5 Koshas: The Veils of Atman The 5 Koshas: The Veils of Atman The 5 Koshas: The Veils of Atman


The physical body is just the beginning. Learn about the energy body and the rest of the five sheaths, and discover a simple meditation...

The Benefits of Yoga and The Vagus Nerve The Benefits of Yoga and The Vagus Nerve The Benefits of Yoga and The Vagus Nerve The Benefits of Yoga and The Vagus Nerve


The vagus nerve is important to talk about when we are considering the benefits of yoga because it controls an important part of the...

The Meaning of Atman Is Brahman The Meaning of Atman Is Brahman The Meaning of Atman Is Brahman The Meaning of Atman Is Brahman


Discover where the saying came from, the ins and outs of its true meaning, and what it means for us as yogis on the path.

The Triumph of Love: The Significance of the Warrior Poses The Triumph of Love: The Significance of the Warrior Poses The Triumph of Love: The Significance of the Warrior Poses The Triumph of Love: The Significance of the Warrior Poses


We can interpret the myth of Virabhadra as symbolizing the inner work of the yogi. Here's the significance behind the warrior series.

Trauma Informed Yoga: A Tool for Reconnection Trauma Informed Yoga: A Tool for Reconnection Trauma Informed Yoga: A Tool for Reconnection Trauma Informed Yoga: A Tool for Reconnection


Trauma informed yoga is a tool to help trauma survivors reclaim the body and it is evidence-based, with scientific research to support it.

Indra: The King of the Gods Indra: The King of the Gods Indra: The King of the Gods Indra: The King of the Gods


Indra teaches us to use the lightning bolt, which we each have within us, not only to fight for what is good and righteous, but to fight...