“Now begins the study of yoga.” In this simple, yet rich, translation of Patanjali’s Sutra I:1, Atha yoganushasanam, immediately we see how succinct and pointed the sutras are, centuries of… Read More→
Mindfulness in schools: It’s the latest buzz, prompted in part by rapidly-proliferating programs such as Goldie Hawn’s MindUP. In the wake of recent publicity, a blog by Vancouver schoolteacher Tina… Read More→
The winter holiday season—whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or solstice—is a celebration of light within darkness. It’s a time of year associated with friendship, abundance, gifting, and other joys…. Read More→
Yoga’s roots, some say, stretch back thousands of years to the Indus-Sarasvati river valleys of Northern India. Yoga as we practice it today bears little resemblance to that ancient knowledge. There… Read More→
Combine post-election grumbles with the family holiday table and you have the ingredients for conflict. Fortunately, if you practice yoga, you also have the recipe to help ease the upset.View… 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.