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Explore and discover the rich offerings on Yoga Basics! Need some inspiration for your yoga practice? Check out our Yoga Lessons section for themes to guide your practice, or explore our Yoga Inspiration section with it’s inspirational teachers, photographers, places, videos and stories (coming soon!). Discover foods and recipes that support a calm and peaceful yogic life in our Yoga Lifestyle section, and find out about the latest yoga DVDs, books and music for yoga in our Yoga Reviews section.


Yoga Lesson: Detachment

The ancient yogis understood that desire (kama) was a legitimate goal and an essential part of a balanced life. But they also saw that excess desire created impurities in the… Read More→

Sitar Secrets by Al Gromer Khan

The compositions on this Cd are based on Indian ragas, the melodic structure used in classical Indian music, which are used to create specific moods in the listener. And indeed… Read More→

Yoga Lesson: Self-Mastery

The Sanskrit word Jaya translates into both “victory” and “self-mastery.” Self mastery is the ability to harness and control your physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. The practice of yoga inherently… Read More→

Truth Love Creation by Reema Datta

Saturated in angelic vocal overlays and rich harmonies of ancient Sanskrit mantras, Reema Datta’s debut album is deeply calming, sonically mesmerizing and powerfully evocative of the sacred land of India…. Read More→

Yoga Lesson: Equanimity

This new year my intention is to cultivate more Sattva (equanimity) in my life. Sattva is one of the three gunas (qualities) that together create the essential aspects of all… Read More→

Yoga: Core Cross Train

This DVD has two excellent 30-minute yoga programs: a core strengthening sequence, and a core restorative sequence. While the title and box description infer that this DVD will be a… Read More→

Yoga Lesson: Humility

Humility (Vinaya) is a deceptively cloaked virtue that when present gives one true greatness while eliminating the perils of pride and arrogance. At its core, humility is the fundamental respect… Read More→

Heart Full of Soul by Krishna Das

On Krishna Das’s latest live 2-disk CD, he revisits many recorded favorites and includes a few new ones, including the lively gospel song “Jesus on the Mainline”. While this recording… Read More→

A.M. and P.M. Yoga for Beginners

This top-quality yoga for beginners DVD contains two 30-minute programs: an energizing morning yoga practice and a calming evening practice. Elena uses her soothing voice to give straightforward yet detailed… Read More→

Yoga Lesson: Mindfulness

Mindfulness (Smriti) is a practice of turning your awareness and focus to what is happening in the present moment. This is a very useful tool to incorporate during yoga poses,… Read More→

Yoga: The Greater Tradition

There are so many books on yoga on the market now that at times a newcomer can feel like they are drowning in choices. Most of the books for beginners… Read More→

Ishumar by Toumast

The mesmerizing bluesy sound of the African played electric guitar shines prominently in the music of the dessert dwelling Touareg people. Toumast founder Moussa Ag currently lives in exile in… Read More→

Yoga Lesson: One-Pointedness

We often find our mind in a state of all-pointedness, focusing on countless different directions, distractions and thoughts. The yogis tell us that this state of all-pointedness scatters our awareness… Read More→

The Yoga Practice Guide

An excellent resource for the sequencing of yoga postures, this large-format spiral-bound book is divided into 5 levels of sequences: beginner, intermediate, intermediate/advanced, advanced and restorative. Each of the sequences… Read More→

New Kirtan and Chanting Books

Kirtan (call-and-response Sanskrit chanting), is becoming increasingly popular in the West. Three recent books aim to describe this practice to newcomers and experienced chanters alike. If you are interested in… Read More→

Yoga Lesson: Slowing

Yoga is a process towards looking inward to develop insight, awareness and understanding. To do this, we must practice Shani– the slowing down between impulse and reaction. This slowing down… Read More→

Sri

Beautifully produced, performed and recorded, this chanting CD is a magical journey and exploration of Sanskrit, English and Hebrew mantras and chants. Heather Wertheimer’s sweet and soothing vocals ebb and… Read More→

Yoga for Computer Users

I know from firsthand experience the tolls that working on a computer for extended hours can take on the body. This book addresses these stresses and strains of the hands,… Read More→

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