Can meditation help your brain process emotions even when you’re not meditating? Contemplative philosophies would posit “yes”; practice is undertaken in preparation for life, such that a more mindful orientation… Read More→
At Thanksgiving, we pause to gather with friends and family to express gratitude for the year’s blessings. Although this North American holiday is usually associated with the pilgrims’ first successful… Read More→
As discussed in Part One, despite traditional yoga’s humble origins, transnational yoga culture often appeals to the comparatively affluent. In perspective, yoga is not alone in its lagged adoption among… Read More→
Could facial yoga actually stimulate anti-aging properties? A recent ABC article stirs up the age-old practice of facial exercises to reduce aging, framed in 21st century packaging: Facial Yoga. Proponents… Read More→
Is music beneficial to the practice of yoga, or is it simply a distraction? In Part 1, we discussed how the tantric traditions of Kashmir Shaivism and Rajanaka view externalities… 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
You cannot understand life and its mysteries as long as you try to grasp it. Indeed, you cannot grasp it, just as you cannot walk off with a river in a bucket. If you try to capture running water in a bucket, it is clear that you do not understand it and that you will always be disappointed, for in the bucket the water does not run. To have running water you must let go of it and let it run.