Virtues




Aversion Aversion Aversion 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...

Lotus Lotus Lotus Lotus


Being a yogi is about more than your flexibility on the mat. Here are three on and, more importantly, off-the-mat signs that you're well on...

Kintsugi Kintsugi Kintsugi Kintsugi


As human beings, we are all inherently imperfect. Learning to accept those around us just as they are is key to the Zen Buddhist precept of...

Six Signs You're Already More Yogi Than You Think Six Signs You're Already More Yogi Than You Think Six Signs You're Already More Yogi Than You Think Six Signs You're Already More Yogi Than You Think


You don't have to be a master of headstand or meditate for hours on end a day to share this title with your fellow yoga community. Here are...

'Ramayana': The Indian Love Story of Rama and Sita 'Ramayana': The Indian Love Story of Rama and Sita 'Ramayana': The Indian Love Story of Rama and Sita 'Ramayana': The Indian Love Story of Rama and Sita


The 'Ramayana' is an ancient Indian poem about two soul mates who inspire love — in all its forms — to this day. Here are a few life...

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...

Ahimsa: The Number One Yama of the First Limb of Yoga Ahimsa: The Number One Yama of the First Limb of Yoga Ahimsa: The Number One Yama of the First Limb of Yoga Ahimsa: The Number One Yama of the First Limb of Yoga


Considered the most important virtue in The Yoga Sutras, ahimsa challenges us to be kind in our thoughts, words and actions. And not just...

Give Thanks, Get Gratitude: 3 Reasons We're Thankful for This Mindfulness Practice Give Thanks, Get Gratitude: 3 Reasons We're Thankful for This Mindfulness Practice Give Thanks, Get Gratitude: 3 Reasons We're Thankful for This Mindfulness Practice Give Thanks, Get Gratitude: 3 Reasons We're Thankful for This Mindfulness Practice


Gratitude is the state of being grateful, and this state of being has the power to change your life. Learn three benefits of this...

Patience Really Is a Virtue: One Yogini's Daily Struggle to Practice It More Patience Really Is a Virtue: One Yogini's Daily Struggle to Practice It More Patience Really Is a Virtue: One Yogini's Daily Struggle to Practice It More Patience Really Is a Virtue: One Yogini's Daily Struggle to Practice It More


Yoga instructor and author, Jade Lizzie, discusses her struggles with patience as well as advice on how to practice this wonderful virtue...

Live a Life With Integrity Using These Yogic Principles and Techniques Live a Life With Integrity Using These Yogic Principles and Techniques Live a Life With Integrity Using These Yogic Principles and Techniques Live a Life With Integrity Using These Yogic Principles and Techniques


When we say someone has integrity, what does that really mean? Learn the answer to this question and how to live by it.

The 5 Virtues of a Good Yoga Teacher The 5 Virtues of a Good Yoga Teacher The 5 Virtues of a Good Yoga Teacher The 5 Virtues of a Good Yoga Teacher


Good yoga teaching is about far more than simply having an advanced asana practice. Learn about the five qualities you should be looking...

Manifest Success With These 5 Yoga Virtues Manifest Success With These 5 Yoga Virtues Manifest Success With These 5 Yoga Virtues Manifest Success With These 5 Yoga Virtues


The virtues that yoga instills help create a greater sense of self and contribute to future success. Embrace these top 5 virtues that are...

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...

Practicing Aparigraha (Non-Attachment) Practicing Aparigraha (Non-Attachment) Practicing Aparigraha (Non-Attachment) Practicing Aparigraha (Non-Attachment)


Just like we practice asana and pranayama in yoga, we must also practice aparigraha, or non-attachment. We can relate aparigraha to being...

Tapas and the Discipline of Yoga Tapas and the Discipline of Yoga Tapas and the Discipline of Yoga Tapas and the Discipline of Yoga


In yoga, tapas is a kind of inner discipline and heat we generate through our practice. Generating tapas purifies both out body and mind....

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...