Yoga as a Weight Loss Plan?

I always shy away from the question, “will yoga help me lose weight?” Yoga is a practice meant to increase health, self awareness and acceptance, not necessarily shed the pounds…. Read More→

Honoring Guru Purnima

In the Hindu tradition, today is the full moon day of Guru Purnima, the day of honoring the Guru. The guru in Hinduism is regarded as the highest form of… Read More→

A Summer of Yoga Festivals

From entire festivals dedicated to yoga to the classic summer music celebrations incorporating asana and meditation, the summer festival and yoga are becoming inseparable. This year announces the Wanderlust Music… Read More→

The Yogathon is Catching On

You’ve probably seen the concept before, a walk-a-thon to raise money for a local shelter, a dance-a-thon to sponsor local high school kids on their senior trip, maybe even a… Read More→

Pay What You Can Yoga

Donation based yoga classes are on the rise in this economic downturn. As more and more people are becoming frugal about spending, yoga studios and classes are responding to this… Read More→

Remembering "Guruji"

Regardless of tradition, style, or commitment, yogis all over the world are mourning the loss of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, the father of Ashtanga Yoga. “Guruji,” as he was affectionately… Read More→

Taking Yoga Outdoors

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The sun is finally out after what has seemed like a long dark winter, and humanity is heading outdoors in droves. In my neck of the woods hiking trails are… Read More→

Bigger Body Yoga

As much as we would like to deny it, it is not uncommon to walk into a yoga class filled with slender, flexible bodies moving gracefully from asana to asana…. Read More→

White House Yoga

This year’s annual White House Easter Egg roll encompassed much more than the century old tradition has before. Of the many events that were available at the “Let’s Go Play”… 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

You cannot understand life and its mysteries as long as you try to grasp it. Indeed, you cannot grasp it, just as you cannot walk off with a river in a bucket. If you try to capture running water in a bucket, it is clear that you do not understand it and that you will always be disappointed, for in the bucket the water does not run. To have running water you must let go of it and let it run.
-Alan Watts
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