White Lama by Douglas Veenhof

Theos Bernard was an aspiring yogi in the 1930’s who’s enthusiasm and zeal for yoga lead him to seek out the yoga masters and tantric practitioners in India and Tibet…. Read More→

Yoga Asana Championships?

The concept of yoga as a sport is a controversial one, with outspoken proponents of Bikram yoga pushing for yoga to be recognized at the level of the Olympic Games. … Read More→

Yoga Reduces Smoking Cravings

A recent study found that a single 30-minute session of hatha yoga reduced cravings to smoke among daily smokers. This may come as little surprise to yoga practitioners; anecdotally, many… Read More→

The Third Chakra: Power

Manipura, "lustrous gem," the third chakra

Manipura, meaning “lustrous gem,” is the third chakra and is located at the solar plexus (between belly button and bottom of rib cage). It is symbolized by the color yellow… Read More→

NYC Bikram Studio Loses Yoga War

When Bikram Yoga Manhattan sent out their newsletter last week announcing studio closure of their Penn Station location, owner and director Raffael Pacitti lambasted nearby studios Yoga to the People… Read More→

Yoga Helps Fibromyalgia Patients

A new study by researchers at Canada’s York University suggests that yoga may reduce pain and restore healthier cortisol levels among women suffering from Fibromyalgia, whose levels are commonly depleted… 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

Happiness is a shadow of harmony; it follows harmony. There is no other way to be happy.
-Osho
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