20th Scholarship Awarded

The YogaBasics.com’s yoga teacher training scholarship has been awarded to Angelina Presley. After 10 years of supporting the training of new yoga teachers we have decided to end our scholarship… Read More→

Kickstarting the Roots of Yoga

Yoga scholars Mark Singleton and James Mallinson have taken their dream—publishing a single comprehensive resource of yogic literature—to the next level by bringing it to Kickstarter, the web-based company that… Read More→

Yoga As Battleground

Two-Part Series (Part Two)Why does disillusionment sometimes occur after immersion in yogic practices, and why does it send many of us running for shelter from our once-beloved practice? The answer… Read More→

Pilgrimage by MC Yogi

Our favorite yogi hip-hopper is back with an awesome sophomore release brimming with devotion and joy. MC Yogi traveled the world to work with master musicians, and he composed these… 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

The greatest achievement is selflessness. The greatest worth is self-mastery. The greatest quality is seeking to serve others. The greatest precept is continual awareness. The greatest medicine is the emptiness of everything. The greatest action is not conforming with the worlds ways. The greatest magic is transmuting the passions. The greatest generosity is non-attachment. The greatest goodness is a peaceful mind. The greatest patience is humility. The greatest effort is not concerned with results. The greatest meditation is a mind that lets go. The greatest wisdom is seeing through appearances.
- Atisha
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