4 Ways Yoga Can Defeat Your Ego

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Pain, unhappiness, criticism, and impatience are all common ills of an out-of-whack ego. The ancient yogis believed that ego, or Ahamkara, is the primary source of suffering. This Sanskrit term translates… Read More→

Can Yoga Prevent Dementia?

It’s a well-known fact that yoga and meditation can be incredibly beneficial for the brain. However, until recently, little was understood about the relationship between yoga and dementia. Recent studies… 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

Yogic Wisdom

The meaning of our self is not to be found in its separateness from God and others, but in the ceaseless realisation of yoga, of union; not on the side of the canvas where it is blank, but on the side where the picture is being painted.
- Rabindranath Tagore


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