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Yoga and Nonviolence
The yamas are the first limb of the yogic path. They represent self-control in five important areas. The first, ahimsa, which means 'nonviolence' in Sanskrit, is one of the most challenging to understand.
Tadasana, or Mountain Pose
When one begins yoga, one learns that standing is more complex than it seems. Tadasana, or Mountain Pose, is an exercise in posture, meditation, and focus.
Yoga Class Etiquette
No one wants to end up being “THAT person” – the one who does something inappropriate in a yoga class. For a newcomer, this presents a problem: how does one know the correct etiquette if one doesn’t have experience? Here are a few tips for the newcomer.
Yoga for Weight Loss?
Does yoga help with weight loss? The scientific evidence is mixed. However, yoga can and does help with factors relating to weight loss. Here is one argument for yoga and other gentle forms of exercise as aids in the movement towards health.
Bhramari Pranayama, or Bee Breath, is an exercise that will calm the mind and help to control roiling emotions. Practice at the beginning or end of asana practice or meditation will allow the yogi/ni to use it when needed in the course of one's day.
One Yoga, Many Styles
Want to move further into the world of yoga? This article is an introduction to some of the more popular styles available in the yoga world at present.
The Science of Yoga Book Review
The Science of Yoga is one of the few books to look at yoga's claims from a scientific perspective. This book is an important read for the modern yogi or yogini, and this article will explain why.
Sun Saluations, or Surya Namaskar, are integral to flow yoga. Used for warmups and for meditation, the series has many variations.
There are many ways to meditate, and many traditions to draw upon. But what exactly is meditation? This article attempts to demystify the practice.
Yoga is Not Competitive
Feel less than the person next to you on the mat? Or overwhelmed with feelings of superiority? Here are some thoughts on how to move beyond a competitive mind.
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