Remember the muted-trombone teacher talk in Peanuts cartoons (bwah-bwah-bwah)? That’s what I heard the first several times I listened to yoga instructors announce poses like Tiryam Mukha Eka Pada, Hasta… Read More→
We’re back this week with another YogaBasics Link Roundup with links to some of the most popular and thought provoking stories and issues making yoga headlines this week.Our Sponsors Japa Mala BeadsBeautiful prayer… Read More→
Not every yoga class takes place in the bamboo-floored, Ganesh-statue littered, lightly saged yoga studio of our dreams. Lots of us have had very powerful and meaningful experiences with yoga… Read More→
We’re excited to introduce this this new series of posts! The YogaBasics Link Roundup contains links to some of our favorite articles we’ve found on the web about yoga and related topics in recent… Read More→
The synchronizing of physical movement with your breath in hatha yoga is called vinyasa. This technique allows you to create a deeper absorption of awareness through a rhythmic moving meditation while… Read More→
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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
Without intention, all these postures, these breathing practices, meditations, and the like can become little more than ineffectual gestures. When animated by intention, however, the simplest movement, the briefest meditation, and the contents of one breath cycle are made potent.