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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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An Expert Guide to Crow Pose

Download Sonima’s comprehensive guide to this exciting “reach” posture and enjoy the benefits of expert instruction at home!

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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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A 3-Day Clean Eating Meal Plan

Reset your diet to feel healthy and energized with Sonima’s free six-page guide designed to keep you satisfied as you cut back on calories, sugar, and processed foods!

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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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Sharath Jois on What Makes a Good Leader

To effectively protect and serve the people, the person in charge needs to exhibit the following qualities that are, generally, inherent in good people. Bottom line: The world needs more good people.

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Will Yoga and Meditation Help You Live Longer?

Science has finally caught up to give a definitive answer whether your practice is the secret to a long, healthy, and youthful life.

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What We’re Reading: Kino MacGregor’s New Book, ‘The Yogi Assignment’

The international Aṣṭáṅga yoga teacher and co-founder of OmStars Yoga TV Network explores in her fourth book how a dedicated daily practice can inspire real change in your life.

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