Consciousness


Finding Center: An Exploration of the Bandhas Finding Center: An Exploration of the Bandhas Finding Center: An Exploration of the Bandhas Finding Center: An Exploration of the Bandhas


On our quest to find our center, our true nature, we come across many paths to lead us there. Here is one such path through the practice of...

Dharana and Dhyana: Misconceptions of Meditation Explained Dharana and Dhyana: Misconceptions of Meditation Explained Dharana and Dhyana: Misconceptions of Meditation Explained Dharana and Dhyana: Misconceptions of Meditation Explained


As much as the yogic concepts of dharana and dhyana seem so similar, so, too, are they different. Separating them as stages in a process,...

Bhakti Yoga: How the Path of Devotion Connects Us in a Disconnected Modern World Bhakti Yoga: How the Path of Devotion Connects Us in a Disconnected Modern World Bhakti Yoga: How the Path of Devotion Connects Us in a Disconnected Modern World Bhakti Yoga: How the Path of Devotion Connects Us in a Disconnected Modern World


Bhakti is one of yoga’s four main paths to self-realization. As the path of devotion, Bhakti yoga can help connect us to our community, to...

Why Empathy Is Essential to Your Well-being Why Empathy Is Essential to Your Well-being Why Empathy Is Essential to Your Well-being Why Empathy Is Essential to Your Well-being


By practicing perspective-taking of others' struggles instead of just our own, we can cultivate understanding about them and ourselves....

The Path to Liberation Starts With Our First Step Off the Mat The Path to Liberation Starts With Our First Step Off the Mat The Path to Liberation Starts With Our First Step Off the Mat The Path to Liberation Starts With Our First Step Off the Mat


Liberate yourself from man-made ideas that you're 'not enough' through study of yogic philosophy of inner freedom and following these...

Let Go of Attachment With This Daily Practice From 'True Yoga' (Excerpt) Let Go of Attachment With This Daily Practice From 'True Yoga' (Excerpt) Let Go of Attachment With This Daily Practice From 'True Yoga' (Excerpt) Let Go of Attachment With This Daily Practice From 'True Yoga' (Excerpt)


Jennie Lee, author of 'True Yoga,' shares her exploration with attachment and while not easy, is worth the pay-off in inner peace. Her...

5 Things You Learn Hanging Out With Deepak Chopra 5 Things You Learn Hanging Out With Deepak Chopra 5 Things You Learn Hanging Out With Deepak Chopra 5 Things You Learn Hanging Out With Deepak Chopra


In a personal Q&A, Deepak Chopra -- the world-renowned visionary and founder of The Chopra Foundation -- shares his personal mantras and...

Yogapedia Interviews Deepak Chopra on Family, World Peace and Collective Consciousness Yogapedia Interviews Deepak Chopra on Family, World Peace and Collective Consciousness Yogapedia Interviews Deepak Chopra on Family, World Peace and Collective Consciousness Yogapedia Interviews Deepak Chopra on Family, World Peace and Collective Consciousness


Our founder, Sharleen Oborowsky, had the opportunity to interview Deepak at an intimate event in Alberta, Canada. The interview is profound...

The Chakras and Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs The Chakras and Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs The Chakras and Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs The Chakras and Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs


What do the seven chakras and Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs have in common?

Yogapedia Sits Down With DJ Taz to Discuss New Meditation Playlist (Podcast Transcript) Yogapedia Sits Down With DJ Taz to Discuss New Meditation Playlist (Podcast Transcript) Yogapedia Sits Down With DJ Taz to Discuss New Meditation Playlist (Podcast Transcript) Yogapedia Sits Down With DJ Taz to Discuss New Meditation Playlist (Podcast Transcript)


Recently we caught up with the hottest yoga DJ around, DJ Taz, during a podcast and discussed a playlist he's been working on that focuses...

Linking Breath and Mantra Linking Breath and Mantra Linking Breath and Mantra Linking Breath and Mantra


Synchronizing our breath with mantra recitation allows us to sharpen our focus even further. Learn how combining these two techniques can...

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...

Baba Nam Kevalam Mantra Baba Nam Kevalam Mantra Baba Nam Kevalam Mantra Baba Nam Kevalam Mantra


Discover the secret meaning of Baba Nam Kevalam and how chanting this mantra will surround you in love.

Joys of Unplugging Joys of Unplugging Joys of Unplugging Joys of Unplugging


For the modern yogi, unplugging from technology can be a challenge. Find out how one of Yogapedia's editors managed to do it and live to...

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...

Ong So Hung: A Heart-Opening Mantra Ong So Hung: A Heart-Opening Mantra Ong So Hung: A Heart-Opening Mantra Ong So Hung: A Heart-Opening Mantra


Learn the meaning of this Sanskrit mantra as well as how it can help meet you wherever you are in your spiritual journey, bringing you...

The Sacred Meaning of Mantras The Sacred Meaning of Mantras The Sacred Meaning of Mantras The Sacred Meaning of Mantras


What are mantras and how are they used? Learn five of the most powerful mantras, their meaning and how they can deepen your yoga practice.

Guided Meditation for Finding Your Life's Purpose Guided Meditation for Finding Your Life's Purpose Guided Meditation for Finding Your Life's Purpose Guided Meditation for Finding Your Life's Purpose


Often we think of desire as a negative. Learn how to turn your desires into a positive tool for transformation and discover your life's...

'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.