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Awareness of the six pramanas is a vital step toward stilling the whirlpools of the mind. Learn how the mind functions through the lens of...

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...

The Evolution of Modern Yoga The Evolution of Modern Yoga The Evolution of Modern Yoga The Evolution of Modern Yoga


Yoga and capitalism can contradict each other and still be worthwhile to blend together.

Cultivating Yoga Community During the Pandemic Cultivating Yoga Community During the Pandemic Cultivating Yoga Community During the Pandemic Cultivating Yoga Community During the Pandemic


The yoga community is built on compassion and connection. Remember that no matter what you are going through right now, you are not alone.

How to Use Your Yoga Practice to Build Self-Love How to Use Your Yoga Practice to Build Self-Love How to Use Your Yoga Practice to Build Self-Love How to Use Your Yoga Practice to Build Self-Love


Your usual yoga practice has all the components you need to start building a more solid sense of love. Here’s how your yoga practice can...

Considering Yoga in the West: Is it Really Yoga? Considering Yoga in the West: Is it Really Yoga? Considering Yoga in the West: Is it Really Yoga? Considering Yoga in the West: Is it Really Yoga?


Can we adapt teachings from yoga and choose to call it something different? What really is yoga?

Becoming More of Who You Wish to Be Becoming More of Who You Wish to Be Becoming More of Who You Wish to Be Becoming More of Who You Wish to Be


Asana practice is an opportunity to embody almost any quality you want to increase in your life. When we consciously join our experience of...

Making Friends with a Simple Posture Making Friends with a Simple Posture Making Friends with a Simple Posture Making Friends with a Simple Posture


Simple yoga postures can be more powerful than we give them credit for. Learn how to make friends with the basics to enrich your practice -...

How to Make a Habit of Being Thankful in Relationships How to Make a Habit of Being Thankful in Relationships How to Make a Habit of Being Thankful in Relationships How to Make a Habit of Being Thankful in Relationships


Here are three things to consider that can help you to learn how to be more thankful in your relationships on an ongoing basis.

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...

The Gift of Giving & The Love Languages The Gift of Giving & The Love Languages The Gift of Giving & The Love Languages The Gift of Giving & The Love Languages


Understanding the different love languages allows us to adjust how we express our love depending on the person we are expressing it towards.

The Freedom in Letting Go The Freedom in Letting Go The Freedom in Letting Go The Freedom in Letting Go


Letting go can be a challenge, especially if what we are trying to let go of is painful. Learn about the benefits of surrender and finding...

The Meaning of Om Mani Padme Hum The Meaning of Om Mani Padme Hum The Meaning of Om Mani Padme Hum The Meaning of Om Mani Padme Hum


The reason for this Buddhist mantra's popularity lies in the profound blessings it brings to the believer. Learn more about the power...

The Illusion of Perfection The Illusion of Perfection The Illusion of Perfection The Illusion of Perfection


Nobody is perfect. This old cliche holds more truth than you know. Here's why we need to let go of the illusion of perfection and love...

The Sixth Limb of Yoga: Dharana The Sixth Limb of Yoga: Dharana The Sixth Limb of Yoga: Dharana The Sixth Limb of Yoga: Dharana


Dharana, the sixth limb of yoga, is the practice of maintaining focus on something, as a means of making the mind stable and binding body,...

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...

Meditation & Mindfulness: What's the Difference? Meditation & Mindfulness: What's the Difference? Meditation & Mindfulness: What's the Difference? Meditation & Mindfulness: What's the Difference?


Mindfulness and meditation get a lot of attention, but what's the difference between these two practices? Here's what these two techniques...

Stress vs Self-Care: How to Elicit the Relaxation Response Stress vs Self-Care: How to Elicit the Relaxation Response Stress vs Self-Care: How to Elicit the Relaxation Response Stress vs Self-Care: How to Elicit the Relaxation Response


Our bodies are equipped with an exceptional counterbalance to the toll of life’s stresses: the relaxation response. Here's how to trigger...

The Meaning of Moksha The Meaning of Moksha The Meaning of Moksha The Meaning of Moksha


To reach moksha all we need to do to find peace and purpose in this life is to remember that we are more than just a physical body. But how...