Fun Yoga Sequence Video from Australia

Masha Yoga Australia

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→

Inspiring AcroYoga Sequence Video

AcroYoga video

Check out this amazing short video of an AcroYoga sequence, filmed in Israel and performed by Noga Schwartz and Roi Silberberg. They artfully filmed the sequence in several locations then… Read More→

Sadhana by Baird Hersey & Prana

Sadhana by Baird Hersey & Prana

The new album by Baird Hersey & Prana is a magical and mystical journey into sound, vibration, and sacred chant. Using only overtone singing, vocal harmonics and sparse percussion this… Read More→

RSA Shorts: The Power of Empathy

RSA Shorts - The Power of Empathy

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→

About YogaBasics.com

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→

The Five Yamas of Yoga

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→

The Flow of Prana

The foundation of all life, of the whole universe, is the subtle life force energy that yogis call “prana.” This mystical energy flows through our bodies and generates our every… Read More→

The First Chakra: Root

Muladhara, or Root Chakra

Muladhara, or Root Chakra, is located at the base of the spine. It is symbolized by the color red and a lotus with four petals. Muladhara represents the center of… Read More→

What is a Yogi?

Simply put, a yogi* is someone who practices yoga. So, if you’ve done a few downward facing dogs in your lifetime, does that make you a yogi? Um, probably not…. Read More→

Yoga Sequencing by Mark Stephens

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→

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YogaBasics Premium Membership has been created to better guide you in the practice of yoga, from showing you how to sequence postures to using yoga as a tool for healing… Read More→

The Second Chakra: Sensual

Svadhisthana (sweetness), or Sacral Chakra

Svadhisthana (sweetness), or Sacral Chakra, is located at the lower abdomen between the belly button and pubic bone. It is symbolized by the color orange and a lotus with six… Read More→

The Power of Shakti

Shakti is the dynamic force animating all of creation, which gives us life and moves the planets in a cosmic dance called “lila.” This universal energy is considered feminine in… Read More→

20th Scholarship Awarded

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→

Pilgrimage by MC Yogi

Our favorite yogi hip-hopper is back with an awesome sophomore release brimming with devotion and joy. MC Yogi traveled the world to work with master musicians, and he composed these… 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

When we finally admit that there are things about ourselves we cannot see, there arises a possibility to begin to take responsibility for our lives and, in so doing, to open ourselves to more understanding, more heartbreak, more challenge, more expansion, and a greater ability to serve humanity in progressively deeper ways.
- Mariana Caplan
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