Can meditation help your brain process emotions even when you’re not meditating? Contemplative philosophies would posit “yes”; practice is undertaken in preparation for life, such that a more mindful orientation… Read More→
At Thanksgiving, we pause to gather with friends and family to express gratitude for the year’s blessings. Although this North American holiday is usually associated with the pilgrims’ first successful… Read More→
As discussed in Part One, despite traditional yoga’s humble origins, transnational yoga culture often appeals to the comparatively affluent. In perspective, yoga is not alone in its lagged adoption among… Read More→
Could facial yoga actually stimulate anti-aging properties? A recent ABC article stirs up the age-old practice of facial exercises to reduce aging, framed in 21st century packaging: Facial Yoga. Proponents… Read More→
Is music beneficial to the practice of yoga, or is it simply a distraction? In Part 1, we discussed how the tantric traditions of Kashmir Shaivism and Rajanaka view externalities… 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
It's also helpful to realize that this body that we have, this very body that's sitting here right now in this room, this very body that perhaps aches, and this mind that we have at this very moment, are exactly what we need to be fully human, fully awake, and fully alive.