Sanskrit


The Lost Art of Concentration The Lost Art of Concentration The Lost Art of Concentration The Lost Art of Concentration


The never-ending disturbances caused by smart phones and technology necessitates the revival of one of life’s lost arts: concentration....

Yoga and the Sanskrit Connection Yoga and the Sanskrit Connection Yoga and the Sanskrit Connection Yoga and the Sanskrit Connection


Sanskrit can enhance your practice on and off the mat. Here's a look at the history and benefits of pairing your yoga practice and daily...

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,...

Namaste and Namaskar: Greeting the Divine Namaste and Namaskar: Greeting the Divine Namaste and Namaskar: Greeting the Divine Namaste and Namaskar: Greeting the Divine


Palms together at heart centre, a bow of the head and a soft whisper of 'Namaste' or 'Namaskar.' Why do yogis greet each other this way?...

Suffering & Sweetness: Understanding Duhkha and Sukha to Deepen Your Practice Suffering & Sweetness: Understanding Duhkha and Sukha to Deepen Your Practice Suffering & Sweetness: Understanding Duhkha and Sukha to Deepen Your Practice Suffering & Sweetness: Understanding Duhkha and Sukha to Deepen Your Practice


Understanding duhkha and sukha can help deepen your practice and help you learn to find contentment in the present moment.

5 Powerful Mantras and Their Sacred Meanings 5 Powerful Mantras and Their Sacred Meanings 5 Powerful Mantras and Their Sacred Meanings 5 Powerful Mantras and Their Sacred Meanings


Mantras are a great tool to add to your meditation practice. Here are 5 powerful mantras and what they really mean.

Choosing the Best Translation of the Bhagavad Gita Choosing the Best Translation of the Bhagavad Gita Choosing the Best Translation of the Bhagavad Gita Choosing the Best Translation of the Bhagavad Gita


The Bhagavad Gita is a must-read for all yogis, but with so many translations out there, which version should you read? Here are five best...

The Meaning of Namaskar and the Way We Say 'Namaste' The Meaning of Namaskar and the Way We Say 'Namaste' The Meaning of Namaskar and the Way We Say 'Namaste' The Meaning of Namaskar and the Way We Say 'Namaste'


The verbal greeting of namaste is a part of namaskar. Here we explain what namaskar is, the significance of each component and the meaning...

The Main Message of the Upanishads Explained The Main Message of the Upanishads Explained The Main Message of the Upanishads Explained The Main Message of the Upanishads Explained


The Upanishads are an ancient Hindu body of text used in yogic philosophy, among other disciplines. It's possibly the first offering for...

Performing Puja: A 'How-To' on Creating Your Own Spiritual Ritual Performing Puja: A 'How-To' on Creating Your Own Spiritual Ritual Performing Puja: A 'How-To' on Creating Your Own Spiritual Ritual Performing Puja: A 'How-To' on Creating Your Own Spiritual Ritual


Puja is a devotional act, a prayer, or a spiritual ritual that seeks union with the Divine. Learn its history and elements in order to...

5 Beautiful Mantras to Add to Your Practice 5 Beautiful Mantras to Add to Your Practice 5 Beautiful Mantras to Add to Your Practice 5 Beautiful Mantras to Add to Your Practice


Mantras are a powerful part of your yoga practice, but with so many to choose from it's hard to pick. Here are five beautiful mantras...

Why We Say Namaste Why We Say Namaste Why We Say Namaste Why We Say Namaste


Namaste is a popular greeting in Eastern cultures and is gaining traction in the West with the spread of yoga. Learn the translations of...

Yogapedia's Interpretation of the Bhagavad Gita Yogapedia's Interpretation of the Bhagavad Gita Yogapedia's Interpretation of the Bhagavad Gita Yogapedia's Interpretation of the Bhagavad Gita


What is the Bhagavad Gita really about and why is it so important to yoga? Read more here to find out why 'the Gita' is such a classic.

Om Namah Shivaya Mantra Om Namah Shivaya Mantra Om Namah Shivaya Mantra Om Namah Shivaya Mantra


Om Namah Shivayah honors the power of Lord Shiva. Discover the power of this ancient mantra and chant it to evoke your own inner divinity.