Ideally the yogic philosophy of ahmisa—nonviolence towards oneself and others—should be applied, integrated and practiced both on and off our yoga mats. One of the most direct and simplest ways to practice ahmisa is by minimizing our environmental impact. Yogi’s already tend to be more eco-conscious than the general population and in our eco-yoga articles we provide additional ideas and tips to minimize harming the planet.
Given the current popularity and commercialization of yoga I have been starting to wonder about our collective carbon or ecological ‘footprint’. With entire stores now dedicated to yoga related paraphernalia,… Read More→
Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu–“May all beings everywhere be happy and free, and may the thoughts, words, and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and… 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
I have found that the greatest degree of inner tranquility comes from the development of love and compassion. The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being. Cultivating a close, warmhearted feeling for others automatically puts the mind at ease. It is the ultimate source of success in life.