Yoga Basics is an online yoga resource containing 100 illustrated yoga postures, yoga meditations, yoga breathing exercises, chakras, teacher locator with a yoga store offering yoga mats, props, yoga books, videos, CDs and yoga clothing.
Yoga is a 5,000 year old scientific technique for spiritual development. Yoga is a Sanskrit word meaning "union," thus its goal is the unification of body, mind, and spirit.
This state of union is called samadhi or enlightenment, where we experience the unity of not just our mind-body-spirit, but also of the whole universe as one interconnected whole.
Yoga is not a religion, but a scientific methodology of the experience and integration of the mind-body-spirit. Yoga is a toolbox for spiritual, mental, and physical health and well being.
Contents of Yoga Basics:
Chakra - yoga postures to activate the 7 chakra centers or wheels of light.
Yoga Exercise Guide - instructions for 100 yoga exercises with photos and descriptions
Hatha Yoga - complete guide to the techniques and practice of hatha yoga
Learn Yoga - online guide to learn yoga postures, yoga breathing and meditation
Yoga Asana Guide - over 100 yoga asanas with photos and descriptions
History of Yoga - a brief history and philosophy of yoga
Yoga Breathing Guide - detailed instructions for yoga breathing exercises
Yoga Posture Index- over 100 yoga postures with picture and description
Chakra Yoga- yoga poses to balance the seven chakras
Yoga Positions- over 100 yoga positions with pictures and descriptions
Yoga for Beginner - how to start practicing yoga for the beginner student
Yoga Techniques - complete guide to the techniques of yoga
Yoga Information - detailed information on yoga postures, yoga breathing and meditation
Yoga Breathing Exercise Guide - instructions for breathing exercises in yoga
Yoga Instructions - detailed instructions on yoga practices and techniques
Yoga Meditation Guide - complete instructions for yoga and zen meditation
Yoga Moves - over 100 yoga moves with photos and descriptions
Yoga Online Guide - illustrated online guide to the practice of yoga
Yoga Photo Guide - over 100 color yoga photos with descriptions
Yoga Pictures- see over 100 yoga posture pictures
Yoga Pose Guide- over 100 yoga poses with picture and descriptions
To get the most out of our site, we suggest you take some time to explore before jumping into the practice. Browse our yoga 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. Questions? check out our yoga FAQ page
If you are brand new to yoga, please read our Yoga for Beginner's page.
Our online yoga site is chocked full of detailed information and deluxe features on the practice and techniques of yoga.
Hatha Yoga (ha="sun" tha="moon") attains this union of mind-body-spirit though a balanced practice of Astanga, the eight limbs of yoga.
Yoga Postures- over 100 yoga postures with pictures and descriptions
Yoga Exercises - instructions for 100 yoga exercises, pranayamas and meditations
Chakras - yoga postures to activate the 7 chakras
Yoga Poses- over 100 yoga poses with pictures and descriptions
Yoga for Beginners - how to start practicing yoga for beginners
Yoga Instruction Guide - complete instruction for 100 yoga postures with photos and descriptions
Yoga Meditations - guided instruction for yoga and zen meditations
Yoga Photos - index of 100 color yoga photos and descriptions
Yoga: an introduction to the basics of yoga history, philosophy, yoga schools and styles of yoga as well as the benefits of yoga practice.
Yoga Asana: over 100 illustrated yoga poses with clear instructions and color photographs of all postures.
Meditation: a guide to several styles of meditation including yoga meditation and zen meditation.
Pranayama: a guide to yoga breathing exercises
Yoga FAQ: questions and answers about yoga and its practice.
Chakras: learn about the 7 primary energy centers in the body and what yoga postures activate them.
Teacher locator: find yoga teachers and yoga centers in your neighborhood.
Yoga Radio: streaming yoga music 24 hours a day.
Yoga store: offering yoga mats, yoga props, yoga books, yoga videos, music for yoga and yoga clothing.
Support us: simple ways to support our site.
Yoga Home page: our main site is updated monthly with new web site content
Yoga articles and yoga therapy: complete index of how to articles and applications of yoga therapy to healing.