Spiritual Experiences


Woman hands in mudra like in the palm of hands, at sunset on the lake in nature Woman hands in mudra like in the palm of hands, at sunset on the lake in nature Woman hands in mudra like in the palm of hands, at sunset on the lake in nature Woman hands in mudra like in the palm of hands, at sunset on the lake in nature


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

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 Meaning of Diwali The Meaning of Diwali The Meaning of Diwali The Meaning of Diwali


Diwali, also known as the festival of light, is the biggest event of the year for Hindu communities all over the world. For a practicing...

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,...

Satsang Satsang Satsang Satsang


If your spiritual cup is feeling a little empty, you’re probably yearning for satsang. Learn what this Sanskrit word means and why it's...

Spiritual Path Spiritual Path Spiritual Path Spiritual Path


As a yogi on the spiritual path, you will find your teacher or guru can only take you so far. Learn how your sadhana will be what gets you...

A Tale of Unexpectedly Unplugging, Freaking Out and, Finally, Reconnecting With My Inner Wisdom A Tale of Unexpectedly Unplugging, Freaking Out and, Finally, Reconnecting With My Inner Wisdom A Tale of Unexpectedly Unplugging, Freaking Out and, Finally, Reconnecting With My Inner Wisdom A Tale of Unexpectedly Unplugging, Freaking Out and, Finally, Reconnecting With My Inner Wisdom


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...

A Guided Meditation on the Universal Self A Guided Meditation on the Universal Self A Guided Meditation on the Universal Self A Guided Meditation on the Universal Self


Try this guided meditation on connecting with your true Self and you'll find connection with a power far greater than you could have ever...

Meditate Meditate Meditate Meditate


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

Vulnerability Vulnerability Vulnerability Vulnerability


Many of us see our own vulnerability as a weakness, but, if understood, it can be one of our greatest strengths. Learn how to unlock the...

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...

Prayer Prayer Prayer Prayer


Learn a variety of approaches to prayer and why communication with the Divine must be a two-way street.

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...

Sage Smudging: How to Cleanse With This Healing Herb and Sanctify Your Spiritual Practice Sage Smudging: How to Cleanse With This Healing Herb and Sanctify Your Spiritual Practice Sage Smudging: How to Cleanse With This Healing Herb and Sanctify Your Spiritual Practice Sage Smudging: How to Cleanse With This Healing Herb and Sanctify Your Spiritual Practice


The ritual of burning sage is a powerful way to purify and clear negative energy from your environment. Learn the science behind this...

Know More About Jnana Yoga: The Path of Wisdom Know More About Jnana Yoga: The Path of Wisdom Know More About Jnana Yoga: The Path of Wisdom Know More About Jnana Yoga: The Path of Wisdom


Jnana yoga is the yogic path of wisdom, but maybe not in the sense you're thinking. Learn more about this classical school of yoga and...

Diksha and the New Year: It's All About New Beginnings Diksha and the New Year: It's All About New Beginnings Diksha and the New Year: It's All About New Beginnings Diksha and the New Year: It's All About New Beginnings


Diksha, a Sanskrit term meaning 'initiation,' offers us a fresh start. Here we look at the ancient diksha ceremony and ways to experience...

15 Minutes With DJ Taz About His Personal Yoga Practice 15 Minutes With DJ Taz About His Personal Yoga Practice 15 Minutes With DJ Taz About His Personal Yoga Practice 15 Minutes With DJ Taz About His Personal Yoga Practice


Yogapedia sits down with DJ Taz to discuss his view on purpose, creativity and meditation. The DJ fills us in on his personal yoga practice...

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,...

Is There More to This Life? Is There More to This Life? Is There More to This Life? Is There More to This Life?


At a certain point in life, we start asking the really big questions, like 'Is there more to life than this? What's my purpose? and Why...