The Complete Glossary of Sanskrit Words Used in Yoga

The Complete Glossary of Sanskrit Words Used in Yoga

While practicing yoga or when attending a yoga class, do the names of the asanas or the commonly used terms sound unusual to you? You’re definitely not alone. Most yogis have gone through a stage where they struggled with understanding, memorizing, and pronouncing the...
Where Did Yoga Originate: A Brief History of Yoga

Where Did Yoga Originate: A Brief History of Yoga

Table of Contents The History of YogaPre-Classical YogaClassical YogaPost-Classical YogaModern YogaDefinitions of Yoga According to Classic Yogic TextsThe Vedas (4500-1200 BCE)The Upanishads (900-500 BCE)Mahabharata and Bhagavad Gita (400 BCE – 300 CE)The Yoga...
Tantra Yoga: The Most Misunderstood Path of Yoga

Tantra Yoga: The Most Misunderstood Path of Yoga

Everyone knows about Tantra, right? I mean, it’s that witchy, black magic, sex cult that practices the Kama Sutra, right? I hate to break it to that part of your brain that loves the provocative, but… NOPE! Those things aren’t actually traditional...
Raja Yoga: The Yoga of the Mind

Raja Yoga: The Yoga of the Mind

Hello again, fellow yoga nerd!…No offense intended!Buuuuut if you’re reading this, there’s probably at least a nugget of truth in there, no?I personally can’t think of a better thing to geek-out on because we could probably study yoga for...
Om Namah Shivaya Mantra Chanting: Meaning & Benefits

Om Namah Shivaya Mantra Chanting: Meaning & Benefits

If you’ve ever been to a kirtan or attended a yoga retreat in some exotic land, then you may have heard blissed out yogis chanting ‘Om Namah Shivaya’. And if you have, then you’ve been able to witness a very sacred and very special communion with Universal...