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.
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.
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 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.