Many of us approach yoga and meditation in a haphazard way, practicing only when it is convenient or desirable to us. While this approach is acceptable for a grihasta, or householder, it will… Read More→
We’ve teamed up with our friends at Earth to Ethers for this month’s yoga giveaway sweepstakes prize. For the month of December, YogaBasics readers can have a chance to win one of two Classic… Read More→
Looking for some top-notch gift suggestions for your yoga-loving or yoga-curious friends and family? Or perhaps you’re a well-practiced yogi searching for a few gift-worthy items to put on your… Read More→
Gratitude is a simple, yet powerful, form of mindfulness that deepens our connection to the beautiful people, places, events, and things in our world. Fostering and expressing thankfulness can also… Read More→
The practice of gratitude has deep roots in yoga, with even the earliest yogic texts—like Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, compiled prior to 400 CE—encouraging positive emotion practices as a way to… Read More→
We’ve teamed up with our friends at Mindfulness Box for our November giveaway sweepstakes prize. For the month of November, YogaBasics readers can have a chance to win four of their Mindfulness Boxes. About… 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
The best things in life are nearest: Breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of right just before you. Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life's plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life.