Philosophy


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...

Yogas Chitta Vritti Nirodha: Patanjali's Definition of Yoga, Explained Yogas Chitta Vritti Nirodha: Patanjali's Definition of Yoga, Explained Yogas Chitta Vritti Nirodha: Patanjali's Definition of Yoga, Explained Yogas Chitta Vritti Nirodha: Patanjali's Definition of Yoga, Explained


Patanjali defines yoga as 'yogas chitta vritti nirodha,' but what does that really mean? Here's a break down of Patanjali's famous...

The Eighth Limb of Yoga: Samadhi The Eighth Limb of Yoga: Samadhi The Eighth Limb of Yoga: Samadhi The Eighth Limb of Yoga: Samadhi


Samadhi, the last step in Patanjali's Eight Limbs of Yoga brings you to be so completely and utterly present, that your mind, body and...

Light and Dark: The Spectrum of Human Experience Light and Dark: The Spectrum of Human Experience Light and Dark: The Spectrum of Human Experience Light and Dark: The Spectrum of Human Experience


Sometimes it can feel as though the world, and our lives, are in constant battle between good and bad and light and dark. But, in reality,...

The Second Step of Yoga: Niyama The Second Step of Yoga: Niyama The Second Step of Yoga: Niyama The Second Step of Yoga: Niyama


Niyamas are limbs on the branches that make up the graceful and mysterious thing we call yoga. Here's an introduction to the 5 niyamas and...

The Chakra That Isn't: Sahasrara, Your Crown Chakra The Chakra That Isn't: Sahasrara, Your Crown Chakra The Chakra That Isn't: Sahasrara, Your Crown Chakra The Chakra That Isn't: Sahasrara, Your Crown Chakra


Our Crown Chakra, Sahasrara, isn't like the other six chakras. Here's an introduction to sahasrara and how you can cultivate your practice...

Replanting the Seeds: How to Heal Your Karma Replanting the Seeds: How to Heal Your Karma Replanting the Seeds: How to Heal Your Karma Replanting the Seeds: How to Heal Your Karma


You don't have to stay trapped by bad karma. Each one of us is capable of planting new karmic seeds and healing our negative karma. Here's...

The First Step of Yoga: Yama The First Step of Yoga: Yama The First Step of Yoga: Yama The First Step of Yoga: Yama


The five Yamas provide social codes of conduct that are necessary for a true understanding of the spirit of yoga. Here's an introduction to...

Into Buddhahood: The Story of Gautama Buddha Into Buddhahood: The Story of Gautama Buddha Into Buddhahood: The Story of Gautama Buddha Into Buddhahood: The Story of Gautama Buddha


You've probably heard of the Buddha, but may not know much about how he reached enlightenment. Here's a look at the life of Gautama Buddha.

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...

Unlocking the Upanishads: 4 Key Lessons for Yogis Unlocking the Upanishads: 4 Key Lessons for Yogis Unlocking the Upanishads: 4 Key Lessons for Yogis Unlocking the Upanishads: 4 Key Lessons for Yogis


You might hear about the Upanishads in yoga class, but what are they and what sort of lessons do they contain? This article will lay out...

An Introduction to Hanuman: The Hindu Monkey God An Introduction to Hanuman: The Hindu Monkey God An Introduction to Hanuman: The Hindu Monkey God An Introduction to Hanuman: The Hindu Monkey God


The Hindu god, Hanuman, is the epitome of selfless devotion. Here's what you can learn from his history and how you can incorporate worship...

An Introduction to Lord Shiva: The Destroyer An Introduction to Lord Shiva: The Destroyer An Introduction to Lord Shiva: The Destroyer An Introduction to Lord Shiva: The Destroyer


Lord Shiva is one of the three main Hindu gods, the Destroyer that removes whatever no longer serves a higher purpose in our lives. Here's...

Who is Patanjali: An Introduction to the Father of Yoga Who is Patanjali: An Introduction to the Father of Yoga Who is Patanjali: An Introduction to the Father of Yoga Who is Patanjali: An Introduction to the Father of Yoga


If you've studied or practiced yoga, chances are you've heard of Patanjali, but who was he and why is he so important? Here's an...

Goddess Saraswati Goddess Saraswati Goddess Saraswati Goddess Saraswati


Hindu deities each possesses unique attributes, including Saraswati. Here's an introduction to the Goddess Saraswati, how she came to be,...

Namaste and Namaskar: Greeting the Divine Namaste and Namaskar: Greeting the Divine Namaste and Namaskar: Greeting the Divine Namaste and Namaskar: Greeting the Divine


Palms together at heart centre, a bow of the head and a soft whisper of 'Namaste' or 'Namaskar.' Why do yogis greet each other this way?...

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...