Breath control techniques are often left out or minimized in modern yoga classes as they can feel awkward and weird. Traditionally, pranayama was practiced to cultivate a vibrant experience of… Read More→
For a system so steeped in tradition and history, yoga also takes particularly well to trends. From the latest styles to the craziest types of classes, practitioners consistently seek their… Read More→
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→
The enneagram, a powerful tool for therapy and creativity used by counselors and artists alike, identifies personality characteristics through a system of nine interconnected points called enneatypes (also referred to… Read More→
We’ve all gotten the advice not to eat before yoga practice—or at least to finish your last meal two hours before beginning. If you’ve ever made the mistake of digging… 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.