We’ve teamed up with Melina Meza for this month’s yoga giveaway sweepstakes prize. For the month of January, YogaBasics readers can have a chance to win a copy of Melina’s book, Seasonal Health… Read More→
Indonesian Yoga Instructor Rika Mulyaningrum demonstrates a short Warrior Flow vinyasa sequence in this 2-minute yoga video. The video is shot in an indoor urban space adjacent to windows that… Read More→
In our busy day-to-day lives, we often overlook our best and most accessible source of happiness and well-being—gratitude. The synergetic combination of gratitude with meditation creates a powerful healing and… Read More→
Tantra Yoga is a relatively modern revamping of the ancient Vedic and yogic spiritual practices. The Tantrics developed innovative yet unorthodox techniques for allowing one to experience the reality of… Read More→
Through their exploration of the body and breath, the ancient yogis discovered that prana (life force energy) could be further subdivided into energetic components they called Vayus (winds). The five… Read More→
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
Without intention, all these postures, these breathing practices, meditations, and the like can become little more than ineffectual gestures. When animated by intention, however, the simplest movement, the briefest meditation, and the contents of one breath cycle are made potent.