Philosophy


Reality Reality Reality Reality


Explore the concepts of Brahman and maya, as well as how yoga can be used as a tool to lift the veil of reality.

Puja Puja Puja Puja


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...

Yoga's Philosophy on Calming the Waves of the Mind (Vritti) Yoga's Philosophy on Calming the Waves of the Mind (Vritti) Yoga's Philosophy on Calming the Waves of the Mind (Vritti) Yoga's Philosophy on Calming the Waves of the Mind (Vritti)


In Western society, the mind is thought to be full of intelligence and knowledge. However, all of this knowledge is actually only borrowed...

Atman is Brahman Atman is Brahman Atman is Brahman 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.

Sri K. Pattabhi Jois: The Bestower of Ashtanga Yoga to the West Sri K. Pattabhi Jois: The Bestower of Ashtanga Yoga to the West Sri K. Pattabhi Jois: The Bestower of Ashtanga Yoga to the West Sri K. Pattabhi Jois: The Bestower of Ashtanga Yoga to the West


Ashtanga yoga is an ancient system of yoga asana practice popularized by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in the West. Learn about Jois' journey and...

Yoga Yoga Yoga Yoga


Modern-day mystic, spiritual guide and yogini, Vivianne Nantel, explains the science of yoga, how it arrived to Earth and the West, and...

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.

Gunas Gunas Gunas Gunas


Gunas form the three aspects of all of experience and all of creation. Learn more about each of them, how they play out in your daily life...

Gandhi and the Gita Gandhi and the Gita Gandhi and the Gita Gandhi and the Gita


Do you know what Mahatma Gandhi and the Bhagavad Gita have in common? Why did Gandhi refer to the Gita as his 'mother?' These questions...

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...

A Journey Through The 8 Limbs of Yoga A Journey Through The 8 Limbs of Yoga A Journey Through The 8 Limbs of Yoga A Journey Through The 8 Limbs of Yoga


The 8 limbs of Ashtanga yoga are a treasure trove of wisdom set forth by Patanjali in his famous Yoga Sutras. Learn the meaning of the each...

Happy Navratri! Celebrate Hinduism's Warrior Goddess Durga Happy Navratri! Celebrate Hinduism's Warrior Goddess Durga Happy Navratri! Celebrate Hinduism's Warrior Goddess Durga Happy Navratri! Celebrate Hinduism's Warrior Goddess Durga


Durga is the Hindu goddess warrior helping to protect us from the forces of evil. Learn how to call upon this deva deity when you're in...

Morning Rituals for Yogis Morning Rituals for Yogis Morning Rituals for Yogis Morning Rituals for Yogis


How you wake up can set the feeling and tone for your entire day. Learn about some morning rituals used by yogis to get off on a positive...

The 3 Doshas of Ayurveda The 3 Doshas of Ayurveda The 3 Doshas of Ayurveda The 3 Doshas of Ayurveda


Learn all about the three doshas of Ayurveda, how they impact your health and well-being, and which one is predominant in your body.

Guru Guru Guru Guru


Find out what the long lineage of yoga gurus have been trying to tell us all along (hint: it's not the same, or at least it doesn't stay...

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....

Tapasya: Breaking Patterns of Limiting Beliefs Tapasya: Breaking Patterns of Limiting Beliefs Tapasya: Breaking Patterns of Limiting Beliefs Tapasya: Breaking Patterns of Limiting Beliefs


Most of the problems we face originate from our own mind, from our fear or aversion of change. Tapasya can help you break through these...

Seeking Your Guru: A History of Gurus in the West + 6 Bits of Advice for the Seeker Seeking Your Guru: A History of Gurus in the West + 6 Bits of Advice for the Seeker Seeking Your Guru: A History of Gurus in the West + 6 Bits of Advice for the Seeker Seeking Your Guru: A History of Gurus in the West + 6 Bits of Advice for the Seeker


Curious about what a guru does and how to find one that's right for you? Learn more about the history of Eastern gurus in America and what...

The Law of Karma: How Karmic Forces Really Work The Law of Karma: How Karmic Forces Really Work The Law of Karma: How Karmic Forces Really Work The Law of Karma: How Karmic Forces Really Work


Karma is not the system of punishment it has come to be known as. Karma is the law that all actions have reactions. Learn more about karma...