Ashtanga




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Learning how to handstand can bring more benefits into your yoga practice than you might think! Are you ready to level up your yoga...

Woman practicing chaturanga in a yoga studio Woman practicing chaturanga in a yoga studio Woman practicing chaturanga in a yoga studio Woman practicing chaturanga in a yoga studio


Vinyasa yoga teaches us to find peace in a sea of constant change, on and off the mat. Here's how.

The Gateway of Pratyahara The Gateway of Pratyahara The Gateway of Pratyahara The Gateway of Pratyahara


According to Patanjali, pratyahara is the link between the external world and the internal world. Find out how withdrawing the mind from...

The Power of Pratyahara The Power of Pratyahara The Power of Pratyahara The Power of Pratyahara


Every time we go inward via pratyahara, we become friendlier with our mind. Befriending our own minds is a powerful way to truly see our...

The Mysore Experience: The Heart of Ashtanga Yoga The Mysore Experience: The Heart of Ashtanga Yoga The Mysore Experience: The Heart of Ashtanga Yoga The Mysore Experience: The Heart of Ashtanga Yoga


When I finally decided it was time to deepen my practice and understanding of Ashtanga vinyasa yoga, I signed up for a 300-hour yoga...

The 9 Drishti of Yoga The 9 Drishti of Yoga The 9 Drishti of Yoga The 9 Drishti of Yoga


By incorporating our drishti into our yoga practice, we gain greater balance, focus and stability, both in the physical practice of asana...

Stay Present: Improve Your Virabhadrasana Series With These Mindful Tips Stay Present: Improve Your Virabhadrasana Series With These Mindful Tips Stay Present: Improve Your Virabhadrasana Series With These Mindful Tips Stay Present: Improve Your Virabhadrasana Series With These Mindful Tips


The Virabhadrasana is a power series of postures that is great for strengthening your body. But how can our mind help us better these...

Vinyasa Vinyasa Vinyasa Vinyasa


Also known as Flow yoga, Vinyasa yoga is a dynamic flowing style that increases your strength, flexibility and balance. Explore more of...

Raja Yoga Raja Yoga Raja Yoga Raja Yoga


Learn the history of Raja yoga, its eight 'limbs' and what you could expect from this type of yoga class when you decide to give it a try!

The Ancient Origins of Ashtanga Yoga and Why It's Still Popular Today The Ancient Origins of Ashtanga Yoga and Why It's Still Popular Today The Ancient Origins of Ashtanga Yoga and Why It's Still Popular Today The Ancient Origins of Ashtanga Yoga and Why It's Still Popular Today


Learn the history of Ashtanga yoga, its key teachers, what to expect from this type of yoga class and if it's right for you.

Yama and Niyama: The Yogi's Moral Guiding Lights Yama and Niyama: The Yogi's Moral Guiding Lights Yama and Niyama: The Yogi's Moral Guiding Lights Yama and Niyama: The Yogi's Moral Guiding Lights


The wise rishis who gave us yoga knew that without moral backbones, a yoga practice would never get us very far. Therefore, the first two...

Not All Asana: The Eight Limbs of Yoga and What They Mean for Your Practice Not All Asana: The Eight Limbs of Yoga and What They Mean for Your Practice Not All Asana: The Eight Limbs of Yoga and What They Mean for Your Practice Not All Asana: The Eight Limbs of Yoga and What They Mean for Your Practice


Most are familiar with the asana (posture practice) 'limb'; however, it is the intertwining practice of all eight that leads us to the...

Different Yoga for Different Days: A Quick Overview of 5 Popular Styles Different Yoga for Different Days: A Quick Overview of 5 Popular Styles Different Yoga for Different Days: A Quick Overview of 5 Popular Styles Different Yoga for Different Days: A Quick Overview of 5 Popular Styles


With so many types, there’s a yoga practice that’s suited for everyone and everyday. Learn more about some of these popular ones you may...

Breathe Easy With These 5 Yogic Breathing Exercises Breathe Easy With These 5 Yogic Breathing Exercises Breathe Easy With These 5 Yogic Breathing Exercises Breathe Easy With These 5 Yogic Breathing Exercises


For thousands of years, breathing techniques have been practiced by yogis to reach higher states of consciousness. Today, anyone can...

Me and My Many Yoga Days Me and My Many Yoga Days Me and My Many Yoga Days Me and My Many Yoga Days


There are as many types of yoga as there are sides to you. Our team writer and yoga instructor, Jade Garratt, shares her experience getting...

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...

How to Hold Proper Chaturanga Alignment How to Hold Proper Chaturanga Alignment How to Hold Proper Chaturanga Alignment How to Hold Proper Chaturanga Alignment


Proper alignment is crucial to preventing injury in yoga and even more so when practicing chaturanga dandasana. Learn about common...

The Foundation of The Yoga Sutras The Foundation of The Yoga Sutras The Foundation of The Yoga Sutras The Foundation of The Yoga Sutras


The Yoga Sutras came about as a code of conduct for how to practice yoga during a time when there were a lot of different rituals and rules...

How 500 Hours of Yoga Teacher Training Changed Me How 500 Hours of Yoga Teacher Training Changed Me How 500 Hours of Yoga Teacher Training Changed Me How 500 Hours of Yoga Teacher Training Changed Me


500 hours of yoga teacher training changed Yogapedia contributor Jade Lizzie's life. Her personal account of coming to yoga with an injured...