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Sharath Jois on Being True

A deeper look at the first yogic principle of being true to yourself, others, your practice and spreading knowledge.

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My Life as an Ashtanga Student in Mysore: Growing Pains

In this second installment of this essay series, writer Leslie Hendry shares how having self-awareness early on helped her develop her Ashtanga practice into something much more profound.

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The Unexpected Way Yoga Perfectly Pairs with Rock Climbing

As different as these two activities are, they can both offer transformative experiences that can help ground and reconnect you with yourself in the most wonderful ways as this one writer bravely discovered.

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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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What Is Sūryanamaskāra?

To experience the full benefits of yoga, it helps to have a thorough understanding of the practice of sūryanamaskāra. Read on to learn more about its significance.

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My Life as an Ashtanga Student in Mysore: Heard on “The Yoga Trail”

In this three-part essay series, advanced Ashtanga practitioner and writer Leslie Hendry shares an inside look at her experiences on a special yoga path and the important teachings she has learned along the way.

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Sharath Jois on Experiencing Yoga Beyond Goals

Setting goals in both life and yoga may not always improve your practice. Here's how changing your traditional way of thinking can lead to greater success with less effort.

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An In-Depth Look at Yamas and Niyamas

The practice of Ashtanga yoga involves eight parts, or limbs, of which the first two are yamas and niyamas. Learn more about how these basic guidelines help create the conditions for real yoga to germinate within you.

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Sharath Jois on Honoring Tradition

To know where you're going, you must first understand where you're coming from. Here's why following tradition is crucial for developing your individual spiritual path.

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The Eight Limbs of Yoga Explained

There’s more to yoga than beautiful postures and deep breathing. Learn about the eight limbs of yoga that eloquently define the guidelines of this life-enriching practice.

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Sharath Jois on the Importance of Having a Yoga Teacher

The right guru can help find your own spiritual path, both in your yoga practice and in your daily life.

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The Meditative Magic of Tristhāna in Ashtanga Yoga

The secret to heightened clarity and peacefulness lies in how well you implement tristhāna. Done correctly and consistently, it can help you achieve a more meditative state in your daily life and practice.

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Why Does the Breath Heal?

Conscious breathing signals the body to be calm when your muscles are anything but. Here’s how to unlock a deeper level of relaxation and get more from your practice.

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Sign Up Now for Sharath Jois’ U.S. Yoga Workshops

Registration for the six-day Ashtanga yoga workshop is now open in each location: Stanford University, UCLA, and New York City. Claim your spot in class today!

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5 Unique Wellness Retreats You’ll Want to Book Tomorrow

Jumpstart your commitment to yoga, meditation, or overall well-being in the new year with one of these fantastic travel experiences around the world.

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Sharath Jois on the Importance of Breathing in Yoga

Though breathing is a fact of life, controlling the breath is an instrumental and transformative element of the yoga practice, which has benefits off the mat.

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