yoga

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The Immeasurable Value of a Yoga and Meditation Retreat

You don't need to be a serious yogi or meditator to attend. Stepping away from the day-to-day for a brief period of contemplation is hugely beneficial for everyone. Here's why.

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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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The Yoga of Chanting

The origin of “Oṃ” and the benefits of incorporating this significant chant, and others, into your daily practice.

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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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Sharath Jois on Keeping the External World From Interfering with Your Spiritual Path

Seeking a true yogic life means deflecting everyday distractions and focusing on the inward journey.

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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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Sharath Jois on How a Local Shala Offers More Than a Workout

Having a go-to yoga shala isn't simply a space to practice asanas. Here's how belonging to one studio can take you to a higher place in all aspects of life.

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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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5 Scientists Proving the Benefits of Yoga and Mindfulness

Meet the leading researchers who are currently showing the medical community exactly how yoga and mindfulness heal.

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8 Years in a Yoga Rut Deepened My Practice

After annual visits to Mysore for nearly a decade, one Ashtangi learned the hard way that real, rewarding progress comes only when the body and mind are ready to advance—and not one second beforehand.

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Sharath Jois on Taking Time Off

Because it's all about balance, even when it comes to yoga.

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The Art of Non-Attachment in Yoga

Discover the final stage of the five yamas, aparigrahā, which teaches a valuable lesson in better understanding the Self and one's role in society in this lifetime.

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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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