yoga

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The Power of Seva

This practice of selfless service can be done anywhere, anytime, and its effect can transform not only others' lives but yours as well.

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Following the Energy of the Guru

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.

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Why Nothing Compares to Paramaguru Sharath Jois’s 2019 U.S. Tour

Practicing Ashtanga yoga solo or with a dedicated teacher has many benefits. But receiving the practice from the source is like nothing else.

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The Benefits of Practicing the Ashtanga Yoga Mysore Method

This powerful method of yoga allows for supported self-discovery and progression of your practice.

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Sharath Jois on Why Too Much Asana Is Never Good

Asana is an important part of our spiritual practice, but too much can lead us in the opposite direction.

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The Beautiful Symbiosis Between Ayurveda and Yoga

An in-depth look at the complementary relationship between these ancient systems, traditionally understood as two peas in a pod.

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The Deepening of Practice Over Time

Yoga is a lifelong practice. Patañjali guides us in how āsana can form the basis for a profound experience of yoga regardless of age or ability.

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7 Life-Changing Stories of How Yoga Heals

Your practice can play an important role in restoring your wellbeing during life's most difficult moments. Meet seven people who experienced the gift of yoga at a crucial time.

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The Essence of Yoga as Therapy

Recovering from injury or illness can be difficult. Fortunately, yoga practice is naturally therapeutic, and when used wisely, it can create the conditions that support a healing process, taking place from within.

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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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