Can Meditation Alter your Genes?

As a result of the Human Genome project, scientists have discovered that genes express themselves differently in meditators and non-meditators based on the research of the Falun Gong meditation practitioners… Read More→

Yoga Body by Mark Singleton

This fascinating and remarkable book documents the history of hatha yoga and it’s practice of asanas (the physical postures) as it was metamorphosing in the late 1800s and early 1900s…. Read More→

Summer Solstice Yoga-thon

Monday June 21 was the longest day of the year, the traditional first day of Summer, traditionally known as Summer Solstice.  In New York, thousands gathered in Times Square to… Read More→

The Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita is the most treasured and famous of India’s spiritual texts. Composed of 700 verses, the Bhagavad Gita was written in the third or fourth century BCE as… Read More→

Nadi Sodhana Pranayama

alternate nostril pranayama yoga breath

Alternate nostril breathing is balancing, calming, anti-anxiety, and very relaxing.Our Sponsors YogaDirectBuy one get one free and other great deals on yoga mats & equipmentMyYogaWorks950+ online yoga classes streaming to… Read More→

Our First Yoga Retreat!

Come join YogaBasics.com on a 8-day yoga retreat at the Finca Luna Nueva Eco-Lodge in Costa Rica January 1-8th, 2011. Enjoy morning and afternoon yoga practices led by YogaBasics’ authors… 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

There is only one important point you must keep in your mind and let it be your guide. No matter what people call you, you are just who you are. Keep to this truth. You must ask yourself how is it you want to live your life. We live and we die, this is the truth that we can only face alone. No one can help us, not even the Buddha. So consider carefully, what prevents you from living the way you want to live your life?
- The Dalai Lama


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