Yoga Philosophy in Action

Simply put, yoga philosophy is the idea that mind, body and spirit are all one and cannot be clearly separated. But how can we distinguish the ego from the higher mind? How can we incorporate yoga into the way we spend money? In this section we also provide tips for how to apply yoga philosophy into actions like how to invoke Lakshmi and Kali into your yoga practice and how to start thinking about the yoga of social justice.


The Yoga of Spending Money

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Money is not the first thing that comes to mind when we think of yoga, but financial concerns–from spending, savings habits, to the choices we make at the cash register–afford… Read More→

Turning Inward Through Pratyahara

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Coming from the Sanskrit prati, meaning “away” or “against” and ahara, meaning intake of food or other substances, pratyahara signifies the withdrawal of the senses—turning the consciousness inward to release… Read More→

Adhikara, Yoga and Grad School

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There is a word in the Sanskrit language for studentship, and it’s called adhikara. As a concept, adhikara means “to make oneself ready,” “qualifications” or “authority,” and is used to… Read More→

Is It Really Yoga without Meditation?

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A fellow yoga teacher recently said to me, “If you’re not meditating, you’re not practicing yoga.”Our Sponsors Yoga OutletLow price guarantee on brand-name yoga clothes, mats and yoga gear.YogaDirectBuy one… 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 best things in life are nearest: Breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of right just before you. Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life's plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life.
- Robert Louis Stevenson
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