Learn About Yoga

Deepen your understanding of yoga by exploring the philosophical aspects of this ancient practice. Learn about the history of yoga, get an overview of the major yogic texts, and learn more about the chakras, the body’s energy centers and their relationship to health and wellness. We’ve also included a section on using asanas to treat common ailments and conditions as well as a compressive list of our articles on yoga.

Yoga 101: the Basics

Yoga is a vast collection of spiritual techniques and practices aimed at integrating mind, body and spirit to achieve a state of enlightenment or oneness with the universe. Though yoga’s ultimate aim is lofty, its essence is practical and scientific as it emphasizes direct experience and observable results. Our Yoga 101 section will give you a thorough introduction to the practice and paths of yoga.

Yoga Philosophy

The main philosophy of yoga is simple: mind, body and spirit are all one and cannot be clearly separated. Yet there is a multitude of philosophical ideas developed by looking into the deeper dimensions of the body, mind and spirit. Our yoga philosophy section will give you a thorough understanding on the many philosophical facets of yoga.

Energy Anatomy

Hatha and Tantra yogas have developed a rich description of the anatomy of the subtle or energy body, including the different types of energies, the nadi energy channels and chakra energy centers. In our energy anatomy section you can explore these various methods to increase, cultivate and direct this spiritual energy.

Yoga Therapy

Yoga Therapy is the use of yoga postures, meditation and pranayama to help the body naturally heal and balance itself. Certain yogic practices have been shown to have specific healing qualities in addition to yoga’s inherent ability to create wellness and good health.

  • Bhakti Yoga

    Bhakti Yoga: the Yoga of Devotion

  • warm yoga

    Warm Yoga: Definition, Benefits, Tips and Cautions

  • Yogic practice

    Yogic: Definition, Meaning and Use

  • Jnana Bhumikas

    Jnana Bhumikas: The Seven Stages of Wisdom

  • The Power and Purpose of Tapas in Yoga

    The Power and Purpose of Tapas in Yoga

  • Raja Yoga

    Raja Yoga: Definition, Benefits and How to Practice

  • samsara

    Samsara: Definition, Meaning and Origin

  • chanting mantras

    Mantra Yoga: Definition, Benefits and Technique

  • moksha yoga

    Moksha: Definition, Stages, and Yoga Practices

  • Kundalini yoga

    Kundalini Yoga: Definition, History, and Cautions

  • Ahamkara

    Ahamkara: Definition, Qualities, and Ways to Subdue

  • What is Yoga?

    What is Yoga?

  • Koshas

    Yoga and the 5 Koshas: An Inward Journey of Awareness

  • 5 elements of yoga

    Pancha Bhutas: Yoga’s 5 Elements of Nature

  • The Bhagavad Gita

    The Bhagavad Gita

Yoga Basics