Philosophy


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


How do we practice or teach trauma informed yoga? Here's a look at how trauma informed yoga can provide an opportunity for trauma survivors...

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...

What Is the True Meaning of Yoga? What Is the True Meaning of Yoga? What Is the True Meaning of Yoga? What Is the True Meaning of Yoga?


The true meaning of yoga is union with universal consciousness. Learn how the various limbs of yoga, pranayama, asana, and meditation, all...

Lakshmi: The Goddess of Prosperity Lakshmi: The Goddess of Prosperity Lakshmi: The Goddess of Prosperity Lakshmi: The Goddess of Prosperity


Lakshmi is the goddess of good luck, wealth and prosperity - both in the material and the spiritual sense. Here's how worshipping her can...

The Meaning of Diwali The Meaning of Diwali The Meaning of Diwali The Meaning of Diwali


Diwali, also known as the festival of light, is the biggest event of the year for Hindu communities all over the world. For a practicing...

Goddess Durga: The Embodiment of Pure Force Goddess Durga: The Embodiment of Pure Force Goddess Durga: The Embodiment of Pure Force Goddess Durga: The Embodiment of Pure Force


All you need to know about Goddess Durga and the endless potential she can help you unlock in yourself!

Lord Krishna: The Voice of the Bhagavad Gita Lord Krishna: The Voice of the Bhagavad Gita Lord Krishna: The Voice of the Bhagavad Gita Lord Krishna: The Voice of the Bhagavad Gita


Lord Krishna is a vital figure in the history of yoga, as it is Krishna who is first recorded to have mentioned and defined the concept of...

From the Lotus: The History and Benefits of Padmasana From the Lotus: The History and Benefits of Padmasana From the Lotus: The History and Benefits of Padmasana From the Lotus: The History and Benefits of Padmasana


Padmasana, better known as lotus pose, is the quintessential yoga pose. Here's a look at why padmasana is such an important posture.

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)


Happy Ganesh Chaturthi! Ganesh, the beloved Hindu god of good fortune, removes obstacles in both the material and spiritual realms. Learn...