Creating Inner Focus with Pratyahara

Pratyahara is the pivotal point in the practice of yoga where the path leads from the exterior to the interior landscape of the body. Pratyahara translates directly as “sense withdrawal”… Read More→

Eating Disorders

Yoga can be an effective tool to restore the imbalances in both the body and the mind that occur with eating disorders. Yoga has a profound ability to balance the… Read More→

Yoga Poses for Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are viewed as a dysfunction of the first chakra in the yogic energetic system.  To balance this chakra, use poses that target the area of the base of… Read More→

Yoga Lesson: Self-Mastery

The Sanskrit word Jaya translates into both “victory” and “self-mastery.” Self mastery is the ability to harness and control your physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. The practice of yoga inherently… Read More→

En-lighten Up

In the season of the New Year/New You, yoga classes are packed with nervous first timers side-by-side with disciplined practitioners. It’s a time where the energy can easily slip into… Read More→

Digestive Complaints and IBS

A yoga practice combined with diet and lifestyle changes can strengthen and harmonize digestion and elimination to heal or reduce many GI complaints. Yoga is such an effective therapy for… Read More→

Chant 4 Change!

On the eve of the Presidential Inauguration, the world seems to be buzzing with anticipation. Students, neighbors and friends are all packing up and heading to D.C. to be a… Read More→

Yoga Poses for Excessive Gas

The abdominal massaging postures strengthen digestion, relieve abdominal pain and help dispel gas. Add the hip opening poses if the condition is chronic.Our Sponsors Japa Mala BeadsBeautiful prayer beads to… Read More→

Yoga Poses for Diarrhea

These abdomen inverted postures slow bowl motility and promote fluid absorption. Add the hip opening and back bending poses if the condition is chronic. Avoid squatting poses and postures that… Read More→

Yoga Poses for Constipation

Infrequent or difficult bowel movements can have many causes. Abdominal massaging postures strengthen and regulate energy in the abdomen, stimulate peristalsis and tone and massage the internal organs. Side bending… Read More→

Yoga Poses for Abdominal Cramps

Abdominal cramps can be the abdominal muscles cramping and spasming or it can be the stomach or intestinal organs strongly contracting. Side bending poses will activate the Liver, Gall Bladder… Read More→

Diabetes Mellitus

Yoga’s effectiveness at preventing and treating diabetes is due to its emphasis of a healthy diet and lifestyle as well as its ability to balance the endocrine system, massage and… Read More→

Truth Love Creation by Reema Datta

Saturated in angelic vocal overlays and rich harmonies of ancient Sanskrit mantras, Reema Datta’s debut album is deeply calming, sonically mesmerizing and powerfully evocative of the sacred land of India…. Read More→

Pose of the Month: Janu Sirsasana

For many, Janu Sirsasana (head to knee pose) is an uncomfortable place to explore. With deep sensation in the hamstrings, base of the spine, and sometimes neck and shoulders, many… Read More→

Yoga Lesson: Equanimity

This new year my intention is to cultivate more Sattva (equanimity) in my life. Sattva is one of the three gunas (qualities) that together create the essential aspects of all… 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

No one can please everyone. Your mental peace is more important. If you are in peace, then others around you will feel peace. So your best effort should be to work on yourself.
- Baba Hari Dass


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