Energizing Sun Salutations Morning Vinyasa Yoga Flow: Quick Hip Opening Sequence (15-min)

The Heart of a Yoga Practice: Dedicating Your Efforts

There are a variety of reasons why people begin practicing yoga, but many wonder if they are missing the true purpose of the practice. What are students missing when they are only taking a class to relieve stress or lose weight? They are missing the heart of the practice which is the chance to make significant positive changes in their lives and the lives of those around them.

The Power of Learning to Breathe Properly

Did you know that breathing is the only essential bodily function performed unconsciously, that you can control consciously? Your body can go without food for months, water for weeks and yet your body can’t go without oxygen for more than a few minutes.

Yes, No, Yes, No – The Yamas & Niyamas

The Yamas & the Niyamas represent the first two limbs/branches of the eight-limbed body/tree of Ashtanga (ashta=eight, anga=limb) Yoga. Considered as foundations for the remaining six limbs, these “outer” branches of the Ashtanga system are attitudes & actions that have the power to align us with Inner Peace. Totaling ten in number ~ five Yamas or “don’ts, and five Niyamas or “do’s” ~ they strike a resonant cord, for many who first come upon them, with the Christian Ten Commandments.

Yoga in Practice: Train Your Mind for Empowerment, Part 3

Life is a journey, but we are not entirely in control of it. When we learn to accept what we cannot control – that is also Santosha.

The Journey Of Yoga Through Mind

The physical benefits of yoga are well known. What is perhaps less well understood is the process of transformation that yoga creates on other levels, in the mind and spirit. It is one of the key differences between it and other forms of exercise that are similar, such as pilates.

Yoga in Practice: Train Your Mind for Empowerment, Part 2

Researching a situation is one thing, but giving up due to obstacles, is quite another. Learn to recognize, and expect obstacles, as they are on every path of life, including the Yogic path.

Karmic Yoga is Joy in the Service of What

I have read about service as a spiritual practice in many places lately for some reason, so I have decided to write about it. The fruit of most mature spirituality is usually some kind of service. When one forces oneself to do service out of guilt, it can often be a very painful experience. Service from the heart can be charity, social justice, transformational work, or healing work.

Yoga in Practice: Train Your Mind for Empowerment, Part 1

Recently, there have been some objections to using words like empowerment, abundance, success, and achievement, within Yoga writings. If you have nothing to give, you can give nothing; therefore, you must acquire and give to others to help mankind.

Ashtanga Yoga – Is It Right for You?

Ashtanga Yoga is the type of yoga which was developed and founded by K. Pattabhi Jois. This type of yoga is known as the Eight Limb Yoga. It presented that the path of purification is made up of the eight spiritual practices.

Yoga in Practice: Teaching Yoga

If you are feeling incomplete, at this time, write down your passions, reflect on them, and notice that one will stir an overriding desire within you. This is most likely your dharma.

Yoga in Practice: World Peace

How can Yogis and Yoginis help the movement for world peace? Should world peace ever be discussed in an Ashram? What can Yoga practitioners do about conflict on a larger scale?

Yoga Clothing Guide – Always Buy the Best Yoga Clothes

Comfortable and breathable clothes that are usually worn at the time of yoga are known as yoga clothes. They should let you to move freely in different yoga poses. Yoga tops, sweat clothes, and leotards are the best clothes that should be worn at the time of yoga practice.

Yoga in Practice: The Impact of Yoga Teachers on Society – Part 1

Let’s look at some of the ways Yoga teachers, Yoga classes, and the many styles of Yoga have gently changed the world today.

Yoga in Practice: The Impact of Yoga Teachers on Society – Part 2

Much like the counter-culturists of the past, Yoga teachers and Yoga practitioners do not have to operate within the confines of a system. A social worker or school teacher may feel like, “their hands are tied by the system,” but Yoga teachers have much more freedom to change the world – one person at a time.

Bhakti Yoga – The Science of Devotion

Bhakti means devotion to the Almighty. Bhakti yoga deals with devotion to God and achieving the union with him. This is the easiest of all yoga types.

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