Pranayma Reported Causing Deaths

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→

Mindfulness Helps Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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→

19th Scholarship Awarded

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→

Yoga Moves Outdoors for the Summer

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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→

Autumn Yoga and Pranayama Retreat

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

Yogic Wisdom

Praise and blame, gain and loss, pleasure and sorrow come and go like the wind. To be happy, rest like a giant tree, in the midst of them all.
- Buddha


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