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Named with the term used by Patanjali to describe the Eight-Fold Path of yoga, this athletic style will get you into shape, but it can also do a great deal more. Practicing this predecessor of vinyasa yoga gives students the opportunity to experience some of yoga's history.
Basic Poses for Beginning Practice
It's best to practice yoga regularly, but not every day has room for a complete class or video. Here are a few basic poses and an easy vinyasa that can be practiced in as little as five minutes.
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.
Bikram, or "Hot" Yoga
Curious about Bikram yoga? This style has been in the news lately due to its charismatic yet controversial leader, Bikram Choudhury. However one feels about Mr. Choudhury, his series itself is well worth checking out.
Often translated as “chastity”, brahmacharya involves much more than just our thinking about intimacy.
Buying Yoga Pants
What to wear to a yoga class? It's a good bet that yoga pants or tights will be one of the items. Here is a run-down on wear to shop to find offerings for a range of budgets and figures - for both men and women.
There are many ways to meditate, and many traditions to draw upon. But what exactly is meditation? This article attempts to demystify the practice.
Equal Breathing, or Sama Vritti
Equal breathing is a foundational technique useful to both new and seasoned yogis and yoginis.
Fierce Medicine Review
Ana Forrest is not one's typical yoga teacher. Rather, she embodies boldness and the ability to speak the unspeakable, to work through what often appears to be unworkable. Fierce Medicine is both memoir and primer on how to live through pain, suffering, and the indignities of life.
Gratitude Journals and Meditation
Interested in adding meditation to your yoga practice but finding it difficult to spare the time? Keeping a gratitude journal can help to bridge the gap.
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