Articles on Hatha Yoga


Yoga for Tendonitis

Tendonitis is the inflammation or irritation of a tendon (the attachment of a muscle to bone). Excessive repetitive movements most often cause tendonitis, but it can also be caused by… Read More→

Yoga for Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis affects some 10 million American women and 34 million more have low bone mass, placing them at increased risk for this disease. Losing bone density is a natural part… Read More→

Yoga Therapy for Eating Disorders

In the United States, anorexia nervosa and bulimia affect nearly 10 million women and one million men, primarily teens and young adults, according to conservative estimates. Often thought only as… Read More→

Yoga Therapy for Diabetes (Type II)

Diabetes is a complex condition with a multitude of metabolic imbalances involving the regulation and utilization of insulin and glucose (sugar) in the body. Effecting over 18 million Americans, Diabetes… Read More→

Yoga Therapy for Scoliosis

Scoliosis is the presence of abnormal lateral (side-to-side) curves and rotations in the spinal column. In 80 to 85 percent of people, the cause of scoliosis is unknown. In adults,… Read More→

Jalandhara Bandha, the Throat Lock

Bandhas are energetic locks that contain the prana in the torso and concentrate it in the three main energy channels (nadis) of the body. Jalandhara (upward pulling net) bandha can… Read More→

Yoga Therapy for Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spaces in the spine where the spinal cord and nerve roots transverse. The narrowing of these passageways results in pressure on the spinal… Read More→

Yoga Therapy for Back Pain

Eighty percent of Americans develop back pain at some point in their lives due to injury, overuse or disease. Yoga is an excellent therapy for healing sore and injured back… Read More→

Yoga for Menopause

Menopause is the natural cessation of menses that occurs in a woman’s late forties or early fifties. Menopause usually begins slowly with irregular periods and occasional hot flashes, and once… Read More→

Yoga Rx for Infertility

Approximately 6 million couples in the U.S. have fertility difficulties, and with expensive medical treatments achieving only a 50% conception rate many are looking to non-traditional ways to promote fertility…. Read More→

Using Yoga for Weight Loss

Within yoga’s ability to create total well-being, lies its ability to reduce excess weight through burning calories, boosting metabolism and encouraging a healthy lifestyle. Yoga is not a quick fix,… Read More→

Yoga Rx for Digestive Complaints

When the Gastro-intestinal (GI) system becomes unbalanced a myriad of symptoms and diseases can occur and even the mildest symptoms can cause much distress and dismay. A yoga practice combined… Read More→

Yoga Rx for Asthma

Asthma is a chronic condition effecting over 20 million Americans that causes acute attacks of coughing, wheezing, and breathlessness. Modern medicine has no cure for this disease and 90 percent… Read More→

Yoga Rx for Sciatica

The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body, originating from the sacrum and traveling down the back of the legs to the toes. Compression of the sciatic nerve… Read More→

Tapas – Yogic Will Power

The yogic practice of self-discipline is called Tapas and is one of Patanjali’s five niyamas, the personal observances that create the foundation of yoga. Basically, Tapas is doing something you… Read More→

Yoga Rx for Arthritis

Arthritis is a real pain, usually a very intense pain in one or more joints of the body, effecting almost 20 percent of the population. One of the most important… Read More→

Emotional Release through Yoga

Feeling stuck and inflexible in a yoga posture may be more than just tight hamstrings; it could be some old feelings holding you back. Unexpressed emotions become stored and held… Read More→

Yoga Rx for Headaches

Yoga not only provides relief for the pain and cause of headaches, but can also prevent headaches from occurring in the future.Our Sponsors Buddha PantsThe only yoga pant that packs… Read More→

Improving Memory and Concentration

There are many yogic techniques that stimulate the brain and nervous system to improve memory and concentration. Dharana, the sixth limb of yoga, is a state of focused attention used… 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

One of yoga's great gifts to mankind is the discovery of the link that exists between energy, breath, and mind. As you change one, you also change the other two. If you excite one, the other two become excited and, conversely, if you calm one, the other two respond by becoming calm also.
- John Novak
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