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Explore and discover the rich offerings on Yoga Basics! Need some inspiration for your yoga practice? Check out our Yoga Lessons section for themes to guide your practice, or explore our Yoga Inspiration section with it’s inspirational teachers, photographers, places, videos and stories (coming soon!). Discover foods and recipes that support a calm and peaceful yogic life in our Yoga Lifestyle section, and find out about the latest yoga DVDs, books and music for yoga in our Yoga Reviews section.


Yoga Lesson: Awareness

Awareness (samvedana) is an essential practice in yoga. Conscious attention to detail is important while practicing yoga poses to create proper alignment and to prevent injury. And cultivating moment-to-moment awareness… Read More→

A.M. Yoga for Your Week

Yoga-star Rodney Yee’s new DVD gives us no excuses for not waking up and doing yoga every morning. You won’t get bored as the DVD contains five different yoga sessions,… Read More→

Storms Can’t Hurt the Sky

Often it is not the information contained in a book that draws us to it, but the context in which it is presented. The Buddhist teachings and practices that Gabriel… Read More→

Yoga Lesson: Intention

Creating a sankalpa (intention or prayer) at the beginning of your yoga practice can bring a deeper focus and power, especially if this intention remains active throughout the practice. We… Read More→

Om Guitar

This exceptionally soothing, calming and uplifting Cd by the accomplished composer/musician Stevin McNamara is a journey into the Classical music of Northern India using Western harmonies and instruments (primarily the… Read More→

Eighty Four Asanas in Yoga

This fascinating and scholarly exploration of the history of hatha yoga and it’s asanas (postures) explores the modern belief that the poses derive from an ancient and original set of… Read More→

Gathering In The Light

This heavenly combination of chant-master Krishna Das’s deep soulful singing with the haunting and enchanting overtone singing of Baird Hersey and Prana is a must have for all Krishna Das… Read More→

Yoga Lesson: Contentment

One of the five niyamas (internal observances) of Patanjali’s yoga sutras, contentment is considered an essential and fundamental yogic practice. Samtosha (contentment) can be practiced while holding yoga poses by… Read More→

Yoga for Arthritis

This excellent book covers the therapeutic applications of yoga for all types of arthritic conditions.  The excellent overview of the pathology of arthritis, and the brief introduction to the therapeutic… Read More→

Audio: Sun & Moon Salutations

A complete audio program for the Sun and Moon salutations, including a standing meditation and a guided relaxation. Our Sponsors Buddha PantsThe only yoga pant that packs into its pocket!… Read More→

Power to the Peaceful Yoga

Musician, activist and filmmaker Michael Franti shares his love for yoga with the intention of cultivating inner peace and spiritual activism. Jivamukti founders David Life and Sharon Gannon instruct this… Read More→

Breath Awareness

The breath is our link from the external to the internal, from the unconscious to the conscious. When we connect, control and regulate the breath we can consciously effect the… Read More→

Taranga by Prem Joshua

Multi-instrumentalist Prem Joshua has created an evocative yet high energy Cd in the essence of the Sanskrit word Taranga: colorful waves of joy and enthusiasm. Moving away from his more… Read More→

Yoga as Medicine

While several books have been written on the subject of yoga therapy, this is the first that attempts to explain how and why yoga works as a therapeutic tool to… Read More→

Element: Yoga for Beginners

Yoga for Beginners is a great DVD for those who are looking to start a yoga practice while being challenged and engaged. This DVD practice starts out slow and gentle… Read More→

Moon Salutation

The Moon Salutation is a vinyasa sequence to balance the Sun Salutation. The energy of the Moon Salutation is cooling, calming and nourishing and can be practiced to close the… Read More→

Half Sun Salutation

The Half Sun Salutation is just the beginning of Series A Sun Salutation, and is used as a warm up before moving into the more challenging versions. Sun salutations are… Read More→

Sun Salutation B

The Ashtanga Series B is a very vigorous sun salutation which adds Utkatasana and Warrior I asanas. Series B builds upper and lower body strength, physical endurance, balance, and power…. Read More→

Sun Salutation A

The Ashtanga Series A Sun Salutation is a more vigorous version of the Classical Sun Salutation. Series A builds upper body strength, physical endurance, and power. Sun salutations are practiced… Read More→

Classic Sun Salutation

The classical series is used in most hatha yoga traditions with the exception of Ashtanga or power yoga. Sun salutations are practiced 2-6 times in a row and are traditionally… Read More→

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