Perspectives


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...

Escaping the Maya: 5 Tools to Reconnect With Your Inner Self Escaping the Maya: 5 Tools to Reconnect With Your Inner Self Escaping the Maya: 5 Tools to Reconnect With Your Inner Self Escaping the Maya: 5 Tools to Reconnect With Your Inner Self


Maya reinforces the ego and separates ourselves from our higher and true selves, but how do we escape it? Try these 5 tools to reconnect...

Gunas Gunas Gunas Gunas


Gunas form the three aspects of all of experience and all of creation. Learn more about each of them, how they play out in your daily life...

Yoga Lessons Yoga Lessons Yoga Lessons Yoga Lessons


The lessons we learn from our yoga practice are powerful ones that can change the way we perceive our lives and the challenges we face....

Arundhati Baitmangalkar Arundhati Baitmangalkar Arundhati Baitmangalkar Arundhati Baitmangalkar


Yogapedia interviewed former Bollywood dancer and founder of Aham Yoga, Arundhati Baitmangalkar, about her blog and what makes it unique....

Peace Peace Peace Peace


Explore popular perspectives on how personal desires take us away from peace, and why peace is the only aspiration we should have in this...

Reality Reality Reality Reality


Explore the concepts of Brahman and maya, as well as how yoga can be used as a tool to lift the veil of reality.

Mother Nature Mother Nature Mother Nature Mother Nature


Take a look at how understanding the qualities of each of nature’s elements — earth, water, fire and air — can help us create more balance...

Yoga Teacher Yoga Teacher Yoga Teacher Yoga Teacher


It's normal to have doubts if you're new to teaching yoga. Here are five common ones addressed from a rational, positive perspective by a...

Yoga Yoga Yoga Yoga


Modern-day mystic, spiritual guide and yogini, Vivianne Nantel, explains the science of yoga, how it arrived to Earth and the West, and...

How Practicing Yoga With an Injury Has Made Me a Better Teacher How Practicing Yoga With an Injury Has Made Me a Better Teacher How Practicing Yoga With an Injury Has Made Me a Better Teacher How Practicing Yoga With an Injury Has Made Me a Better Teacher


Being a yoga teacher with an injury can be difficult, but there is a way to learn a lot from it. Here are five lessons that I've come to...

Adam Hocke Adam Hocke Adam Hocke Adam Hocke


Yogapedia interviewed yoga teacher, trainer and blogger, Adam Hocke. Here's what he had to say about yoga and what makes his blog unique.

Anger Anger Anger Anger


From a yogic perspective, anger arises as a result of attachment to unfulfilled desires. Here's how to be more present with anger and...

Yoga and Instagram Yoga and Instagram Yoga and Instagram Yoga and Instagram


Here's how Instagram is challenging long-standing stereotypes about yoga and yogis, and how a new age of yoga is emerging through its...

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...

Spiritual Growth Spiritual Growth Spiritual Growth Spiritual Growth


Growing on the spiritual path can sometimes be a messy (or muddy) endeavor, but here are insights and practices to help you keep the faith...

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...

Contemplation Contemplation Contemplation Contemplation


Explore curiosity, questioning and contemplation. And get practical advice on how to connect with your innate inquisitiveness.

Success in Yoga Success in Yoga Success in Yoga Success in Yoga


How do you measure success in yoga? We offer three aspects of your practice to consider when trying to answer this question.