Addiction, greed, resistance, fear, suspicion—much of the inner and outer conflict we experience in life is rooted in attachment. The yogic concept of attachment or raga, however, is often misunderstood…. Read More→
Balance begins from the inside out and the ability to stay steady depends on a variety of factors, whether you’re in Tree Pose (Vrikshasana), Boat Pose (Navasana), Eagle Pose (Garudasana) or a… Read More→
After winter’s holiday indulgences and kapha-aggravating weather, spring is an ideal time for a fresh start. But forget what you’ve heard about celebrity fads and crazy crash diets. From the… Read More→
The second chapter (II.29-45) of the Yoga Sutras outlines yoga’s eight limbs, beginning with the yamas, ethical guidelines that are often dubbed the “five commandments of yoga.” These guidelines for living were compiled some… Read More→
None of us is perfectly symmetric, but some musculoskeletal imbalances are so extreme that they can impact well-being and self-image. Scoliosis, a condition that leads to lateral curvature of the… Read More→
Often taught as a beginner’s backbend, Setu Bandhasana (Bridge Pose) can be overlooked by long-time yoga students. But this pose—a forward bend and inversion wrapped up in a backbend—offers a… Read More→
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
It's also helpful to realize that this body that we have, this very body that's sitting here right now in this room, this very body that perhaps aches, and this mind that we have at this very moment, are exactly what we need to be fully human, fully awake, and fully alive.