School Yoga Ruled Not Religious

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Yoga does not constitute a religious practice as it is taught in the Encinitas Union School District (EUSD), ruled California Judge John Meyer. Although Judge Meyer acknowledged yoga’s roots as… Read More→

Fifty Shades: Body as Temple

Can embodiment be liberated from its strong cultural and historical associations with bondage, and honored as sacred unto itself? Most yogic lineages—as well as western philosophies—view life, embodiment, and the… Read More→

Intelligence and the Body-Mind

Does listening to your body facilitate addictive behaviors? Blogging last week in Part 1, we disputed yoga instructor Maya Georg’s contention to this effect. Some research actually suggests the body,… Read More→

Is Your Body Untrustworthy?

What does it mean to “listen to your body?” Irritated by the perceived glut of platitudes spouted by yoga instructors, a recent blog by instructor Maya Georg targets this as… Read More→

Releasing What No Longer Serves

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Do you experience “negative, unwanted thoughts” that may hinder your New Year’s resolutions? A new study in the journal, Psychological Science, suggests that writing down such thoughts, and subsequently discarding… Read More→

Broadening Yoga’s Reach

As discussed in Part One, despite traditional yoga’s humble origins, transnational yoga culture often appeals to the comparatively affluent. In perspective, yoga is not alone in its lagged adoption among… 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

No one can please everyone. Your mental peace is more important. If you are in peace, then others around you will feel peace. So your best effort should be to work on yourself.
- Baba Hari Dass
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