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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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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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