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Sharath Jois on the Essence of the Opening Prayer

As you set your intentions this year, and every morning, consider saying this opening prayer to help foster a more harmonious environment within your own community and throughout the world.

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The Vagus Nerve and Why It Matters

Vagus what? Yeah, we hadn't heard of it either until wellness experts and scientists began discussing its incredible significance, especially pertaining to inner peace.

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Connecting to the Seed of Spiritual Knowledge through Yoga

The mind and senses are the medium for all interactions with the world. As described in many ancient texts, yoga is the process of bringing these aspects of oneself under control to experience higher truth.

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An Expert Guide to Crow Pose

Download Sonima’s comprehensive guide to this exciting “reach” posture and enjoy the benefits of expert instruction at home!

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Sharath Jois on What Makes a Good Leader

To effectively protect and serve the people, the person in charge needs to exhibit the following qualities that are, generally, inherent in good people. Bottom line: The world needs more good people.

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Will Yoga and Meditation Help You Live Longer?

Science has finally caught up to give a definitive answer whether your practice is the secret to a long, healthy, and youthful life.

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A 3-Day Clean Eating Meal Plan

Reset your diet to feel healthy and energized with Sonima’s free six-page guide designed to keep you satisfied as you cut back on calories, sugar, and processed foods!

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What We’re Reading: Kino MacGregor’s New Book, ‘The Yogi Assignment’

The international Aṣṭáṅga yoga teacher and co-founder of OmStars Yoga TV Network explores in her fourth book how a dedicated daily practice can inspire real change in your life.

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The Importance of Bhāvanā in Attaining the Purpose of Yoga

To achieve yoga's highest goal, you must first develop an appropriate attitude toward the practice and a deep understanding of the yogic philosophy.

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Sharath Jois On the Systematic Nature of Aṣṭāṅga Yoga

There's good reason this yoga method is divided into series and postures that must be learned in a particular order. Understanding this order is imperative to cultivating an authentic practice.

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The Yoga Boom in Western Medicine

Your next medical prescription may include yoga. New research suggests a regular practice may help treat maladies, such as chronic pain and illness. Finally, science is supporting an east-meets-west approach to healthcare.

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Shifting Perspectives Between Sharath Jois’ U.S. and European Tours

Yoga is about experiencing. Social media is about sharing experiences. One yogi learns to strike a balance between the two while attending Sharath Jois' yoga workshops.

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It’s Never Too Late to Learn Yoga

When an accident left Michael Fox with chronic pain, he turned to meditation and eventually Ashtanga yoga at age 58 to help him find physical and emotional relief.

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Returning to Yoga When Injured

We all face unexpected setbacks from time to time. Rather than let it stop you, try to find ways to overcome and carry on as this one woman did with the support of her yoga community.

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The Therapeutic Nature of the Aṣṭāṅga Yoga Primary Series

An examination of the significance of cikitsā vibhāga and the vital role this sequence plays in improving one's health as a foundation for yoga.

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Sharath Jois on Ridding Yourself of the Six Poisons

Being a yogi is a practice that goes well beyond āsana or a yoga class. Though it can take a lifetime, here's how to find the “state of yoga” without looking too far.

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What It Means to Celebrate Guru Pūrṇimā

Learn more about this sacred yogic tradition and how honoring your teachers is an effective tool to aid in your own transformation.

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