India Moves to Protect Yoga

Come up with an original yoga catch-phrase or what you consider a new style of yoga? Thinking you might copyright or trademark your very own yoga-ism? The Indian government might… Read More→

The Fourth Chakra: Love

Anahata, "not struck," heart Chakra

Anahata Chakra, meaning “not struck,” is located at the heart (center of the chest). It is symbolized by the color green and a lotus with 12 petals. Its issues are… Read More→

Teaching Yoga by Mark Stephens

Teaching Yoga is a wonderful addition to the growing collection of books being created for yoga teachers.  And while this book is specifically targeted towards yoga instructors, a lot of… Read More→

YogaBasics Giveaway Month!

Our two sister companies are having giveaway contests on Facebook to win a t-shirt and a mala.  To enter visit the Facebook contest pages for JapaMalaBeads and YogaBasicsRetreats, read the… 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

Go sweep out the chamber of your heart. Make it ready to be the dwelling place of the Beloved. When you depart out, He will enter it. In you, void of yourself, will He display His beauties.
- Mahmud Shabistari


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