Can Meditation Reduce a Wandering Mind?

Building on a wave of compelling new research suggesting meditation practice positively affects brain structure and function, researchers at Yale University have found meditation practice to reduce activity in brain… Read More→

Is Yoga Demonic?

kali yoga goddess demon

While numerous reports have documented Christianity and yoga to prove uneasy bedfellows, a Seattle pastor has fanned the flames of debate by calling yoga “absolute paganism” that can lead to… 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

I have found that the greatest degree of inner tranquility comes from the development of love and compassion. The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well being. Cultivating a close warm hearted feeling for others automatically puts the mind at ease. It is the ultimate source of success in life.
- Dalai Lama


  • Free YogaBasics Newsletter


    Subscribe to our Yoga Newsletter and receive updates on yoga news, articles, inspiration and more. We send out only 2-3 emails per month and keep our list 100% private and spam free.


  • December Giveaway: Six Inspirational Books

    In this month’s giveaway, YogaBasics’s readers can enter to win a collection of six inspirational books from Ixia Press!
    Enter Giveaway!

  • Our Premium Membership

    Like what you see…and want more? Our premium members have access to deluxe features, promo content, detailed yogic information and downloadable MP3s.
    Join Now!