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 YogaDirectBuy one get one free and other great deals on yoga mats & equipmentGrokker Yoga Videos30 Day Free Trial + 30% Off Yoga, Fitness… 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

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- Buddha


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