These guidelines help take your yoga beyond the physical aspects, building an even stronger foundation for all the benefits yoga offers.
Doubt, uncertainty, and negativity can hinder our efforts to follow the path of yoga. Patanjali guides us to cultivate an opposite mental attitude to overcome these obstacles.
Just as our teachers impart their knowledge on us, we too share their energy and, with it, can support the practice of our fellow yoga students.
Practicing Ashtanga yoga solo or with a dedicated teacher has many benefits. But receiving the practice from the source is like nothing else.
This powerful method of yoga allows for supported self-discovery and progression of your practice.
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.
In this essay series, advanced Ashtanga practitioner and writer Leslie Hendry explains why her many trips to India were never just a vacation.
A deep inquiry into the opening mantra to help understand why touching your guru's feet is much more than a symbol of respect.
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.
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.
To achieve yoga's highest goal, you must first develop an appropriate attitude toward the practice and a deep understanding of the yogic philosophy.
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.
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.
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.