Siberian born power vinyasa teacher Masha G. has filmed a short, fun, inspiring, and challenging yoga sequence. Shot in Victoria, Australia, the sequence is set to a sweet Xavier Rudd song and… Read More→
In this wonderfully animated 3-minute RSA Short you will learn the difference between sympathy and empathy, as well as the four qualities of empathy: perspective taking, resisting judgement, recognizing emotion in… Read More→
YogaBasics.com was launched in 2001 to provide a comprehensive online resource for yoga. Since then we have continued to refine and expand our site’s offering of yoga postures, sequences, yoga… Read More→
At the beginning of Patanjali’s eight-fold path of yoga lays the Yamas: the moral, ethical and societal guidelines for the practicing yogi. These guidelines are all expressed in the positive,… Read More→
Mark Stephens’s latest book on sequencing yoga postures is a well-written and very useful resource for yoga teachers and experienced home practitioners. The depth and length of this book is… Read More→
The YogaBasics.com’s yoga teacher training scholarship has been awarded to Angelina Presley. After 10 years of supporting the training of new yoga teachers we have decided to end our scholarship… 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
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