Inspiration

Inspiration is an essential component to a healthy and vibrant yoga practice. We actively seek out inspirational teachers, photographers, places, videos and stories to share with you. Please let us know what inspires you!


Interview with David Lynch

David Lynch yoga teacher

David Lynch is a YogaWorks trained Senior E-RYT 500-hour with over a decade of teaching and teacher training experience both domestically and internationally. In his teaching, David tries to bring… Read More→

Interview with Melanie Lora Meltzer

Melanie Lora Meltzer

Melanie Lora Meltzer is an award-winning actress, writer, yoga teacher, and mother. Melanie has performed on stages all over Los Angeles and Southern California. She is currently teaching yoga classes… Read More→

Inspiring Video: My Dharma – The Documentary

My Dharma - Documentary video

‘My Dharma – The Documentary’ features inspirational stories from world-renowned yogis on how the practice of yoga transformed their lives. It’s a collaboration between Dharma Bums, yoga and activewear collection, and… Read More→

Inspiring Video: 2 Dudes Do Acro

2 Dudes Do Acro video

Acro yoga always inspires us with its balance of strength, elegance, play, and trust. It takes courage to surrender and fully trust someone to hold you up. We especially love this… Read More→

Inspiring Video: Yoga Beyond the Poses

Yoga Beyond the Poses Video

In this beautifully produced video, yoga teacher Kino MacGregor practices Ashtanga yoga along a river in India as soothing chanting plays in the background. She moves with steady strength and weaves in… Read More→

Inspiring Video: Yoga on the rooftop

inspiring yoga video

Yet again well-known yoga photographer and videographer Alessandro Sigismondi captures the beautiful grace of movement with his video: Yoga on the rooftop. It’s not just any rooftop—it’s a rooftop surrounded… Read More→

Inspiring Video: Yoga for People of All Sizes

Plus size video

Any woman of any size can do yoga. This inspiring video produced by Canadian plus-size outfitter Penningtons shows that beauty, strength, and confidence come in different sizes, shapes, and heights. Penningtons has started the #iwontcompromise movement for… Read More→

Interview with Kelly Golden

interview with Kelly Golden yoga teacher

Kelly Golden was our first hired writer on YogaBasics—way back in 2007. She has since moved on and is currently the director of Vira Bhava Yoga, leading teacher trainings and… 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

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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