Yoga Lesson: Intention

Creating a sankalpa (intention or prayer) at the beginning of your yoga practice can bring a deeper focus and power, especially if this intention remains active throughout the practice. We… Read More→

Om Guitar

This exceptionally soothing, calming and uplifting Cd by the accomplished composer/musician Stevin McNamara is a journey into the Classical music of Northern India using Western harmonies and instruments (primarily the… Read More→

Yoga in the Olympics?

As yoga continues to grow more “mainstream,” teachers and practitioners struggle to uphold the practice as a path to self-realization and fulfillment. The plethora of approaches and styles definitely poses… Read More→

14th Scholarship Awarded

The YogaBasics.com’s yoga teacher training scholarship has been awarded to Maya Koenig. Our next scholarship will be awarded in October 2008. View complete details on our Yoga Scholarships page.Our Sponsors… Read More→

Eighty Four Asanas in Yoga

This fascinating and scholarly exploration of the history of hatha yoga and it’s asanas (postures) explores the modern belief that the poses derive from an ancient and original set of… 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

Go back to that state of pure being, where the I am" is still in its purity before it got contaminated with "this I am" or "that I am."
- Sri Ramana Maharshi


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