Yoga in the Olympics?

As yoga continues to grow more “mainstream,” teachers and practitioners struggle to uphold the practice as a path to self-realization and fulfillment. The plethora of approaches and styles definitely poses… Read More→

Is it Yoga?

I don’t think it’s a big secret that my passion is yoga. The asana, the pranayama, the meditation, the focus, the self discovery, the divine connection, I eat it up…. Read More→

Green Yoga is Growing

In an effort to bridge the gap between yoga and the environment, the Telluride Yoga Festival is committing to eco-consciousness, and leading by example of how to bring the teachings… Read More→

Man Saved by Meditation

Chinese construction worker, Wang Jianxin, used a Buddhist meditation technique to  survive after being buried under six feet of mud. The 52 year old man was trapped for two hours… Read More→

Yoga in 2008 and Beyond

Yoga Journal has just released the results from their latest market study on yoga in America. The study includes numerous components from consumer spending to why people are practicing yoga,… Read More→

Keen on Getting Close

Only weeks before I’m scheduled to co-teach a partner yoga workshop, I receive a link entitled, Why I hate partner yoga. The irony did not go unnoticed.Our Sponsors Japa Mala… Read More→

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Dies

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi has died in his home in Vlodrop, Holland his advisors announced Wednesday.  Last week, the founder and leader of the Transcendental Meditation movement announced his retirement and… Read More→

Dow Jones Dharma Index

The word Sanskrit word dharma has many different interpretations.  It can be translated as the “law that governs the universe,” “individual obligation,” “the underlying order of nature,” and literally, “that… Read More→

In Awe of BRAINWAVE

A festival has just begun in New York City exploring how art, music, and meditation affect the brain.  The event, called BRAINWAVE, is an interesting fusion of sacred and modern… Read More→

Yoga Rage, An Oxymoron?

It’s still January, the season of the yoga rage. New explorers from all walks of life are trying out classes, and trying the dedicated practitioners’ patience. An article out of… Read More→

Yoga Day USA

Saturday January 26, 2008 is set for Yoga Day USA, an annual nationwide celebration designed to raise awareness about the physical benefits of yoga by offering free or reduced cost… Read More→

Yoga for Veterans

The practice of Hatha yoga is widely known to have the benefits of initiating great mental and physical change. Yoga can bring a sense of calm and peace to our… Read More→

Yoga in Schools

A few years ago, I spent my Tuesday afternoons schlepping to an elementary school with my bag full of yoga mats.  I would enter the school cafeteria/gymnasium/auditorium full of chattering… Read More→

The Yoga of Laughing

I don’t know about you, but the holidays are often stressful times around my house.  With family spread out over three states, and two little girls with lists as long… 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

The greatest achievement is selflessness. The greatest worth is self-mastery. The greatest quality is seeking to serve others. The greatest precept is continual awareness. The greatest medicine is the emptiness of everything. The greatest action is not conforming with the worlds ways. The greatest magic is transmuting the passions. The greatest generosity is non-attachment. The greatest goodness is a peaceful mind. The greatest patience is humility. The greatest effort is not concerned with results. The greatest meditation is a mind that lets go. The greatest wisdom is seeing through appearances.
- Atisha
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