Backside Blues

This 25 step sequence of yoga postures was designed to heal and strengthen the back muscles and to alleviate mild back pain and discomfort. Level: Basic to BeginnerOur Sponsors Japa… Read More→

Yoga for Strength Sequence

Use this intermediate seated pose sequence to build body strength. This is an engaging 40 step sequence of postures to use to challenge the mind and body.Our Sponsors YogaDirectBuy one… Read More→

Moon Salutation

The Moon Salutation is a vinyasa sequence to balance the Sun Salutation. The energy of the Moon Salutation is cooling, calming and nourishing and can be practiced to close the… Read More→

Half Sun Salutation

The Half Sun Salutation is just the beginning of Series A Sun Salutation, and is used as a warm up before moving into the more challenging versions. Sun salutations are… Read More→

Sun Salutation B

The Ashtanga Series B is a very vigorous sun salutation which adds Utkatasana and Warrior I asanas. Series B builds upper and lower body strength, physical endurance, balance, and power…. Read More→

Sun Salutation A

The Ashtanga Series A Sun Salutation is a more vigorous version of the Classical Sun Salutation. Series A builds upper body strength, physical endurance, and power. Sun salutations are practiced… Read More→

Classic Sun Salutation

The classical series is used in most hatha yoga traditions with the exception of Ashtanga or power yoga. Sun salutations are practiced 2-6 times in a row and are traditionally… Read More→

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Dies

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi has died in his home in Vlodrop, Holland his advisors announced Wednesday.  Last week, the founder and leader of the Transcendental Meditation movement announced his retirement and… Read More→

Energizing Sequence

Use this beginning calming sequence to energize the body and mind. This is a 16 step sequence of invigorating beginning postures that is great to do in the morning to… Read More→

Om Shanti!

The ancient yogis tell us that when we have lost our way to sit still, take a deep breath and return to the homepage of YogaBasics.com Our Sponsors Japa Mala… Read More→

Dow Jones Dharma Index

The word Sanskrit word dharma has many different interpretations.  It can be translated as the “law that governs the universe,” “individual obligation,” “the underlying order of nature,” and literally, “that… 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

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