At the beginning of Patanjali’s eight-fold path of yoga lays the Yamas: the moral, ethical and societal guidelines for the practicing yogi. These guidelines are all expressed in the positive,… Read More→
Compounding the outcry around Lululemon’s hypodermic-laced Brahmacharya shopping totes is a blog post by Lulu employee Sandy Wei, who observes that without Brahmacharya, she’d overeat, play with puppies, take selfies,… Read More→
Lululemon’s marketing team has long delighted in fanning the flames of controversy. Their latest effort depicts free shopping bags emblazoned with the Sanskrit Yama (restraint) of “Brahmacharya,” with the letters… Read More→
Watch television long enough and you’ll invariably come across commercials advertising drugs that treat the loss of bone density, or osteoporosis. For most people, sooner or later, bone density will… Read More→
On Sunday, November 3, Hindus, Jains, and Sikhs worldwide marked the beginning of the five-day-long celebration of light known as Diwali or Deepavali. As Diwali approaches, many Hindu families buy… Read More→
Kirtan music can thank savasana for its rapid growth in the music world. Not long ago, before Deva Premal, Jai Uttal and Krishna Das were everyday names in the yoga… Read More→
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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
These days, my practice is teaching me to embrace imperfection: to have compassion for all the ways things haven't turned out as I planned, in my body and in my life – for the ways things keep falling apart, and failing, and breaking down. It's less about fixing things, and more about learning to be present for exactly what is.