Yoga therapy is a relatively recent innovation; while texts on the therapeutic applications of yoga exist, yoga was traditionally taught to promote optimal stages of spiritual attunement. The field has… Read More→
Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disease that creates impaired movement or trembling of the muscles for approximately 6 million people in the US. Traditional medical treatment is not very hopeful… Read More→
A recent article headline suggests that the widespread use of Kapalabhati pranayama (“skull-polishing breath”) in India—promoted by Swami Ramdev’s popular television campaigns and yoga camps—is dangerous and may lead to… Read More→
A recent randomized controlled trial published by the American Journal of Gastroenterology found that an 8-week, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course significantly reduced Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) symptoms. MBSR is… Read More→
The YogaBasics.com’s yoga teacher training scholarship has been awarded to Laura Mattison. Our next scholarship will be awarded in July 2012. View complete details on our Yoga Scholarship page.Our Sponsors… Read More→
As we move into summertime, the warm days naturally draw yogis around the country to practice yoga outdoors. While practicing yoga in nature is indisputably becoming more common, sunnier climes—from … Read More→
Come join YogaBasics.com on a 7-day yoga and pranayama retreat at the Maya Tulum yoga retreat center, located on the crystal clear Caribbean Sea in Tulum, Mexico. Enjoy morning and… 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
These days, my practice is teaching me to embrace imperfection: to have compassion for all the ways things haven't turned out as I planned, in my body and in my life – for the ways things keep falling apart, and failing, and breaking down. It's less about fixing things, and more about learning to be present for exactly what is.