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 Japa Mala BeadsBeautiful prayer beads to enhance your meditation and yoga practice.Yoga OutletLow price guarantee on brand-name yoga clothes,… 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

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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