Ashtanga devotees Sonia and Paul Tudor Jones of Greenwich, CT have bequeathed a $12 million gift to the University of Virginia to found the Contemplative Sciences Center, a collaborative endeavor… Read More→
YogaBasics’ founder, Timothy Burgin, has just published Yoga For Beginners: A Quick-Start Guide to Practicing Yoga for New Students.Our Sponsors MyYogaWorks950+ online yoga classes streaming to your laptop, phone or… Read More→
According to a pilot study by Jessica Noggle and colleagues at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, yoga classes have positive psychological effects for high school students. Given… Read More→
Muhammad Rashid, a prominent Muslim community activist in Queens, has stirred controversy in Muslim communities by publicly extolling the benefits of yoga. Many of the immigrants in Jackson Heights, Queens… Read More→
A recent Hindu endorsement of Colorado elementary schools’ inclusion of yoga into elementary schools has raised questions about yoga’s alleged status as a secular practice. Rajan Zed, President of the… Read More→
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While there are many excellent male yogis in the US, a large portion of our society still views asana as an activity mostly practiced by women. Thankfully, the imposition of… 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
There are three classes of devotees. The lowest one says, "God is up there," and he points to heaven. The mediocre devotee says that God dwells in the heart as the "Inner Controller." But the highest devotee says: "God alone has become everything. All things that we perceive are so many forms of God."