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My Life As an Ashtanga Student in Mysore: Healing Back Pain with Yoga

It would have been easy to blame bendy asanas for causing the pain in the first place. But instead, this writer leaned into her practice to find a solution that doctors couldn't.

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My Life As an Ashtanga Student in Mysore: The Essence of Seeking Consciousness

In this essay series, advanced Ashtanga practitioner and writer Leslie Hendry explains why her many trips to India were never just a vacation.

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The Love for the Guru’s Lotus Feet

A deep inquiry into the opening mantra to help understand why touching your guru's feet is much more than a symbol of respect.

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Embracing and Overcoming Obstacles in Yoga

The true path of yoga is a transformative process. Learn to expect obstacles so that you can overcome, rather than be derailed by, them and continue your progress.

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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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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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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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The Perfect Way to Breathe in Ashtanga Yoga

A simple overview of the essential breathing technique used in Ashtanga yoga.

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Sharath Jois on the Key Ingredients for Experiencing Yoga

After wrapping his 2017 U.S. tour, Sharath Jois tells us where to find the proper ingredients for a true yoga practice.

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Sharath Jois Visits NYC: The Last Leg of His U.S. Tour!

Paramaguru Sharath Jois completed his 2017 three-city tour in NYC, from May 26 to 31. See his final moments teaching Ashtanga in America here!

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Sharath Jois Visits UCLA—Check Out the Photos!

Two cities down, one more to go before Paramaguru Sharath Jois heads back to India. If you joined us in LA last week, check out our fun Facebook album. East Coasters, meet us in NYC for the final leg of the U.S. Tour!

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A Video Tribute to Sharath Jois and His U.S. Tour

This special video offers an in-depth look at why yoga students make the pilgrimage to study with Sri R. Sharath Jois and how he continues to be a shining example to practitioners from all over the world.

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Sharath Jois U.S. Tour Report: A Journey to Stanford to Start a Yoga Revolution

Why do yoga? While visiting Stanford University, Sharath Jois shares the simple reason and inspires a new mission: Well-being for all. Here, one student brilliantly relays this important message.

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