Shoulders

Use this shoulder warm-up sequence by itself or in combination with our other Warm-up sequences to energize and warm up the body’s muscles and joints prior to any of the… Read More→

Neck

Use this neck warm-up sequence by itself or in combination with our other Warm-up sequences to energize and warm up the body’s muscles and joints prior to any of the… Read More→

Neck and Shoulders

Use this neck and shoulders warm-up sequence by itself or in combination with our other Warm-up sequences to energize and warm up the body’s muscles and joints prior to any… Read More→

Whole Body

Use this whole body warm-up sequence by itself or in combination with our other Warm-up sequences to energize and warm up the body’s muscles and joints prior to any of… Read More→

Hatha Yoga: The Physical Path

What we commonly call yoga in the West is technically Hatha Yoga. Hatha Yoga (ha="sun" tha="moon") attains the union of mind-body-spirit though a practice of asanas (yoga postures), pranayama (yoga… Read More→

History of Yoga

Yoga’s history has many places of obscurity and uncertainty due to its oral transmission of sacred texts and the secretive nature of its teachings. The early writings on yoga were… Read More→

Yoga: Good for Your Heart

Practitioners of Hatha yoga have long praised the ability of the practice to calm the mind and heal the body.  The great teacher BKS Iyengar came to his teacher TKV… Read More→

General Practice Guidelines

yoga practice guidelines

Our General Practice Guidelines for yoga is a must read if you are new to the practice.  We cover all of the do’s and don’ts to having a successful yoga… Read More→

Challenge Yourself

To go deeper into your practice of yoga, it is necessary to challenge your body-mind-spirit on occasion. Use these four powerful techniques in combination or by themselves to challenge yourself… Read More→

What You Need to Start Yoga

One of the great things about yoga is that you don’t really need anything to practice yoga. But we do recommend the following to support and enhance your practice.Our Sponsors… Read More→

Paula Hanke, Assistant to the Director

As Assistant to the Director, Paula Hanke has been fielding our JapaMalaBeads.com business since March 2007. Crafting the malas, filling orders and handling customer service are her main duties. Paula… Read More→

How High Can Yoga Fly?

Ok, I know there are some pretty radical claims when it comes to yoga, take Book Three of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra’s for example. He speaks of the siddhis (states) that… Read More→

Yoga and Multiple Sclerosis

Eric Small has been exploring the healing benefits of yoga for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) for the last 55 years. Along with Dr. Loren Fishman, who has incorporated yoga in his… Read More→

Calming Sequence

Use this beginning calming sequence to build upon the Basic Calming sequence. This is a 24 step sequence of beginning postures to calm the mind and relax the body.Our Sponsors… Read More→

New to Yoga?

To get the most out of our site, we suggest you take some time to explore before jumping into the practice. Browse our yoga 101 section for general info on the history and types of yoga, then start exploring asanas the physical postures used in hatha yoga. Remember to breathe and always start your yoga practice with a brief meditation. If you are new to yoga, please read our Yoga for Beginner's page

Yogic Wisdom

Only in the depth of the still heart can the liberating truth be found. For the heart is the seat of the Divine, the connecting point between the finite and the infinite.
- Georg Feuerstein


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