Yogic Lifestyle

Come explore the lifestyle of a yoga practitioner! Discover foods and recipes that support a calm and peaceful yogic life. Learn about the science of Ayurveda to strengthen and heal your body, mind and heart. Check out our seasonal yoga and diet guides to stay healthy and balanced in all four seasons.


Should You Try A Gluten-Free Diet?

Gluten-free Autumn Harvest Salad

Over the last several years, “gluten-free” has become a ubiquitous term and a rapidly expanding specialty food category. Yet, there is always some new health fad sweeping the nation, which… Read More→

What Is a Sattvic Diet?

Sattvic Chard and veggies

Have you ever noticed the effects of the food you have eaten on your yoga practice? Obviously some foods create more internal commotion than others, with bloating and other digestive… Read More→

Ghee Recipe

melting butter to make ghee

Ingredients: 1 lb unsalted butterOur Sponsors Yoga OutletLow price guarantee on brand-name yoga clothes, mats and yoga gear.MyYogaWorks950+ online yoga classes streaming to your laptop, phone or TV View All… Read More→

Ghee: Food, Medicine, Liquid Light

Ghee

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” This quote is from Hippocrates, but it certainly applies to ghee, an ingredient in many traditional Indian recipes.  According to Ayurveda,… Read More→

10 Principles Of Healthy Eating

Quinoa and cooked veggies

The Ayurvedic perspective on food is that everything you eat has the potential to harm or heal you. In Ayurvedic medicine, food or nutrition accounts for about fifty percent of… 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 greatest achievement is selflessness. The greatest worth is self-mastery. The greatest quality is seeking to serve others. The greatest precept is continual awareness. The greatest medicine is the emptiness of everything. The greatest action is not conforming with the worlds ways. The greatest magic is transmuting the passions. The greatest generosity is non-attachment. The greatest goodness is a peaceful mind. The greatest patience is humility. The greatest effort is not concerned with results. The greatest meditation is a mind that lets go. The greatest wisdom is seeing through appearances.
- Atisha
  • Free YogaBasics Newsletter


    Subscribe to our Yoga Newsletter and receive updates on yoga news, articles, inspiration and more. We send out only 2-3 emails per month and keep our list 100% private and spam free.
  • June Giveaway: Wacces Yoga Wheel

    In this month's giveaway, YogaBasics's readers can Enter to win one of three Wacces 13” Yoga Wheels!

    Enter Giveaway!
  • Our Premium Membership

    Like what you see...and want more? Our premium members have access to deluxe features, promo content, detailed yogic information and downloadable MP3s. Join Now!