Explore & be Inspired

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. 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. Enter to win one of our fabulous monthly yoga giveaways and check out the media downloads that are available for YogaBasics.com Premium Members.

Yoga Lifestyle

In this section you can explore and understand the lifestyle of a yoga practitioner. Discover foods and recipes that support a calm and peaceful yogic life. Learn about the science of Ayurveda to strengthen and heal your body, mind and heart.



Yoga Lessons

Need inspiration for your yoga class or practice? Use the themes in our Yoga Lessons for focus, intention and guidance. Our Yoga Lessons are not lesson plans, but general outlines with spiritual quotes, focused intentions, lists of yoga practices and further off-the-mat homework exercises.



Yoga Media Reviews

Are you constantly seeking out great yoga books, videos and music for your yoga practice? You’re in luck–we’ve rounded up and carefully reviewed the best titles relating to yoga in our reviews section.



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

Yogic Wisdom

In times of crisis, we often feel we don’t have the time or energy to practice, but those are precisely the times when the practice is most necessary. This is what we’ve been practicing for: the situations where the practice doesn’t come easily. When the winds of change reach hurricane force, our inner refuge of mindfulness, concentration, and discernment is the only thing that will keep us from getting blown away.
- Thanissaro Bhikkhu


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