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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


Learn the meaning of Patanjali's famous definition of yoga and how to practice it.

Meditate Meditate Meditate Meditate


We asked yogis, meditation experts and experienced adventurers to share their unique and inspiring experiences about where they’ve...

Ego Ego Ego Ego


Our ego is only our external identity. Who we truly are is much, much more. Learn how to dissolve your ego through a guided meditation...

Consciousness Consciousness Consciousness Consciousness


Learn how asking the question, 'Who am I?,' is a profound spiritual practice that can lead to a greater vastness of consciousness.

Kundalini Awakening Kundalini Awakening Kundalini Awakening Kundalini Awakening


A kundalini awakening starts with a question. Learn the philosophy behind awakening, the practice of Kundalini yoga and signs you may be...

Om Mani Padme Hum Om Mani Padme Hum Om Mani Padme Hum 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...

So'ham. I Am That. So'ham. I Am That. So'ham. I Am That. So'ham. I Am That.


A Sanskrit mantra, So'ham answers the question, 'Who am I?' Learn why as well as how to perform this easy yet spiritually advancing mantra...

7 Steps to Take Your Meditation Practice to the Next Level 7 Steps to Take Your Meditation Practice to the Next Level 7 Steps to Take Your Meditation Practice to the Next Level 7 Steps to Take Your Meditation Practice to the Next Level


Ready to explore your meditation practice more deeply and connect with higher levels of consciousness? Here are seven simple tips to get...

Peace and Unity: Paramahansa Yogananda's Wishes for the World Peace and Unity: Paramahansa Yogananda's Wishes for the World Peace and Unity: Paramahansa Yogananda's Wishes for the World Peace and Unity: Paramahansa Yogananda's Wishes for the World


Born this day in 1893, Paramahansa Yogananda would go on to popularize India's ancient wisdom, including Kriya yoga, in the West. Also...

Happy New You: 5 Ways to Clear Your Negative Karma Happy New You: 5 Ways to Clear Your Negative Karma Happy New You: 5 Ways to Clear Your Negative Karma Happy New You: 5 Ways to Clear Your Negative Karma


A new year offers us a sort of clean slate from which we can work to clear our negative karma. Here are five ways you can do it.

6 Life-Changing Quotes Spotted on Twitter 6 Life-Changing Quotes Spotted on Twitter 6 Life-Changing Quotes Spotted on Twitter 6 Life-Changing Quotes Spotted on Twitter


Twitter might not be the first place you'd think to look for enlightenment, but there is opportunity to develop self-knowledge in our...

Mindfulness: Why It Isn’t Just About Your Time on the Mat Mindfulness: Why It Isn’t Just About Your Time on the Mat Mindfulness: Why It Isn’t Just About Your Time on the Mat Mindfulness: Why It Isn’t Just About Your Time on the Mat


Yogapedia interviews author of 'Running With Mindfulness' to discuss how practices other than yoga, like running, can be a form of...

Grounding Through the Chaos: How to Recover From the Holidays With Yoga Grounding Through the Chaos: How to Recover From the Holidays With Yoga Grounding Through the Chaos: How to Recover From the Holidays With Yoga Grounding Through the Chaos: How to Recover From the Holidays With Yoga


Holidays can bring a slew of chaos, pressure and sometimes even suffering. Grounding practices are a soothing remedy used to recover and...

Seeking Your Guru: A History of Gurus in the West + 6 Bits of Advice for the Seeker Seeking Your Guru: A History of Gurus in the West + 6 Bits of Advice for the Seeker Seeking Your Guru: A History of Gurus in the West + 6 Bits of Advice for the Seeker Seeking Your Guru: A History of Gurus in the West + 6 Bits of Advice for the Seeker


Curious about what a guru does and how to find one that's right for you? Learn more about the history of Eastern gurus in America and what...

Kriyas and Kundalini: What Beginners Need to Know About These Ancient Yoga Techniques Kriyas and Kundalini: What Beginners Need to Know About These Ancient Yoga Techniques Kriyas and Kundalini: What Beginners Need to Know About These Ancient Yoga Techniques Kriyas and Kundalini: What Beginners Need to Know About These Ancient Yoga Techniques


Kriyas are most often associated with kundalini energy and offering a multitude of health benefits, but should be approached with care and...

Yoga's Philosophy on Calming the Waves of the Mind (Vritti) Yoga's Philosophy on Calming the Waves of the Mind (Vritti) Yoga's Philosophy on Calming the Waves of the Mind (Vritti) Yoga's Philosophy on Calming the Waves of the Mind (Vritti)


In Western society, the mind is thought to be full of intelligence and knowledge. However, all of this knowledge is actually only borrowed...

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)


Ganesh, the beloved Hindu god of good fortune, removes obstacles in both the material and spiritual realms. Learn all about this...

The Guru Guide: What to Watch Out for When Seeking Your Spiritual Master The Guru Guide: What to Watch Out for When Seeking Your Spiritual Master The Guru Guide: What to Watch Out for When Seeking Your Spiritual Master The Guru Guide: What to Watch Out for When Seeking Your Spiritual Master


Many well-intentioned people fall prey to the passions of false gurus. Learn the characteristics of a true guru and how to spot a fake.

Get High on Yoga, Higher on Life Get High on Yoga, Higher on Life Get High on Yoga, Higher on Life Get High on Yoga, Higher on Life


Like a runner's high, but better, a 'yoga high' will keep you coming back to the mat and improving other areas of your life 'off the mat'...