17th Scholarship Awarded

The YogaBasics.com’s yoga teacher training scholarship has been awarded to Rosalie Hamilton. Our next scholarship will be awarded in July 2010. View complete details on our Yoga Scholarship page.Our Sponsors… Read More→

Ten Million Moons by Gaura Vani

This devotion soaked CD is remarkable blend of many different musical styles, musicians and instruments. Raised as a “Krishna kid,” Gaura Vani draws on his upbringing singing and playing traditional… Read More→

Soup Kitchen Yoga

Often when you spend your days surfing the web for interesting articles about yoga in the news, you encounter the same beautiful bodies in amazing asanas without a touch of… Read More→

Using Mula Bandha, the Root Lock

Mula bandha is one of the three “locks” used in hatha yoga to locally contain the flow of energy or prana. The three bandhas are typically used in advanced pranayama,… 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

One of yoga's great gifts to mankind is the discovery of the link that exists between energy, breath, and mind. As you change one, you also change the other two. If you excite one, the other two become excited and, conversely, if you calm one, the other two respond by becoming calm also.
- John Novak


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