Philosophy


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...

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...