Philosophy



Exploring Aversion Exploring Aversion Exploring Aversion Exploring Aversion


We've all been asked to do something we don't like. In these moments, we experience the feeling of aversion, or dvesha. Cultivating...

Be Brave, Be Free: 2 Yogis' Philosophy on Achieving Inner Freedom Be Brave, Be Free: 2 Yogis' Philosophy on Achieving Inner Freedom Be Brave, Be Free: 2 Yogis' Philosophy on Achieving Inner Freedom Be Brave, Be Free: 2 Yogis' Philosophy on Achieving Inner Freedom


Be brave, be free. The art of radical acceptance can teach us to let go of our attachments and allow us to reclaim a sense of inner freedom...

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...

Top 5  Ayurvedic Medicinal Plants Top 5  Ayurvedic Medicinal Plants Top 5  Ayurvedic Medicinal Plants Top 5  Ayurvedic Medicinal Plants


There are many medicinal plants used in Ayurvedic medicine. Discover the five most powerful ones and learn how they can heal and restore...

My Greatest Lesson From the Mat My Greatest Lesson From the Mat My Greatest Lesson From the Mat My Greatest Lesson From the Mat


The lessons we learn from our yoga practice are powerful ones that can change the way we perceive our lives and the challenges we face....

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

'Yogas Chitta Vritti Nirodha' 'Yogas Chitta Vritti Nirodha' 'Yogas Chitta Vritti Nirodha' 'Yogas Chitta Vritti Nirodha'


Learn the meaning behind Patanjali's famous "yogas chitta vritti nirodha" and how it applies to your yoga and meditation practice

The Founder of Ashtanga Yoga The Founder of Ashtanga Yoga The Founder of Ashtanga Yoga The Founder of Ashtanga Yoga


Ashtanga yoga is a system of yoga asana practice developed and popularized by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in the 1940s. This highly structured and...

Pratyahara: The Fifth Limb of Yoga Pratyahara: The Fifth Limb of Yoga Pratyahara: The Fifth Limb of Yoga Pratyahara: The Fifth Limb of Yoga


As a turtle draws itself into its shell, so too must we learn to draw our mind inward. Learn how the practice of pratyahara can revitalize...

The 5 Yamas According to Patanjali The 5 Yamas According to Patanjali The 5 Yamas According to Patanjali The 5 Yamas According to Patanjali


Patanjali laid out the five yamas to abide by: ahimsa, satya, asteya, brahmacharya and aparigraha. Learn the five yamas, or behavioral...

Moving Beyond Failure Moving Beyond Failure Moving Beyond Failure Moving Beyond Failure


Are your expectations preventing you from enjoying your yoga practice? Learn how to move past the fear of failure and tap into the joy of...

Vritti: Calming the Waves of Your Mind Vritti: Calming the Waves of Your Mind Vritti: Calming the Waves of Your Mind Vritti: Calming the Waves of Your Mind


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

The Art of Mindfulness The Art of Mindfulness The Art of Mindfulness The Art of Mindfulness


How do we practice mindfulness in a sea of constant change? Learn about some daily practices you can do to help connect with the present...

The Message of the Gurus The Message of the Gurus The Message of the Gurus The Message of the Gurus


Understanding the cycles of our life is key to lightening up and being happy. Find out what the gurus have been trying to tell us all along

Exploring the 5 Kleshas Exploring the 5 Kleshas Exploring the 5 Kleshas Exploring the 5 Kleshas


Kleshas are afflicting emotions, like greed and egocentricity, that limit us from connecting with our own divine nature. Learn how to...

How to Find Your Guru How to Find Your Guru How to Find Your Guru How to Find Your Guru


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...

Yogapedia's Interpretation of the Bhagavad Gita Yogapedia's Interpretation of the Bhagavad Gita Yogapedia's Interpretation of the Bhagavad Gita Yogapedia's Interpretation of the Bhagavad Gita


What is the Bhagavad Gita really about and why is it so important to yoga? Read more here to find out why 'the Gita' is such a classic

The Message of the Upanishads The Message of the Upanishads The Message of the Upanishads The Message of the Upanishads


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

Shiva and Shakti Shiva and Shakti Shiva and Shakti Shiva and Shakti


The union of the divine feminine and masculine is known as Lord Ardhanarishvara. This is Shiva-Shakti in consort. Uniting these energies...