Pose of the Month: Kurmasana

The Bhagavad Gita, one of yoga’s most sacred texts, spends eighteen chapters exploring the path of enlightenment.  In Chapter two, verse 58, Krishna says to Arjuna, “Having drawn back all… Read More→

Buddha’s Brain by Rick Hanson

This fascinating book describes how meditation practices can literally change our minds.  Hanson uses neuroanatomy, physiology and psychology to explain how the brain works in creating specific feelings and states… Read More→

Yoga Teachers Fight Regulations

Yoga teachers in Virginia are fighting back against planned state regulations of Yoga schools.  Three yoga instructors filed a lawsuit in federal court to stop a state mandate which would… Read More→

Enlighten Up! DVD Giveaway

We have 3 copies of Enlighten Up! to give to our lucky readers! To enter this contest, simply leave a comment to this post and we will randomly select 3… 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

You cannot understand life and its mysteries as long as you try to grasp it. Indeed, you cannot grasp it, just as you cannot walk off with a river in a bucket. If you try to capture running water in a bucket, it is clear that you do not understand it and that you will always be disappointed, for in the bucket the water does not run. To have running water you must let go of it and let it run.
-Alan Watts


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