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What is Hatha Yoga?

The modern understanding of Hatha Yoga is very limited. True Hatha Yoga goes far beyond stretching! This article outlines the history, practices, and goals of classical Hatha Yoga.

Five Reasons to Practice Yoga Nidra

Yoga nidra, commonly known as yogic sleep, is a technique designed to relax the body and mind. Without a doubt, yoga nidra is a valuable tool for counteracting stress – which is ever prevalent in our busy modern world. But how does it work? And what other benefits does yoga nidra have to offer? Keep reading to learn five reasons to practice yoga nidra.

Yoga Nidra: A Step by Step Guide to Yogic Sleep

Yoga nidra, also known as yogic sleep, is a relaxation technique derived from the tantras. The name is composed of two Sanskrit words: yoga meaning union, and nidra translating as sleep. However, yoga nidra is different from ordinary sleep.

Chandra Namaskar: How to Practice Moon Salutations

Most yoga students are familiar with Sun Salutations, but what about their lesser known counterpart, the Moon Salutations? Known as Chandra Namaskar in Sanskrit, the Moon Salutations have a cooling, relaxing effect on the body and mind. 

The Practice and Benefits of Surya Namaskar

Sun Salutations are a popular warm-up in many yoga classes. However, Surya Namaskar can also be practiced on its own. It combines asana, pranayama, mantra, and awareness techniques. Therefore, it is a holistic spiritual practice in itself.

The Four Principles of Asana

The four principles of asana are stability, strength, space, and mobility. Applying these principles will change your practice and teaching: you can better prevent injuries, find your healthy edge, and deepen your practice by going beyond physical aesthetics.

The Eight Limbs of Yoga

When thinking about yoga, you probably picture somebody in a “downward-facing dog.” Thus, you might be surprised to find out that yoga is not a form of exercise. It’s an ancient tradition that helps you uncover your true essence. Read this blogpost about the “eight limbs of yoga” for an essential understanding of yogic philosophy.

The Three Doshas in Ayurveda

Although it was developed 5000 years ago in India, Ayurveda is still highly relevant today. To start your personal journey on the path of Ayurveda, it’s important to understand its foundational principles – starting with the three doshas.

A Brief Introduction to Ayurveda

Despite its recent rise in popularity, Ayurveda is more than a trendy form of alternative medicine. It originated in India thousands of years ago and is considered to be the world’s oldest healing science. That’s why Ayurveda is often referred to as the “mother of all healing.” This introduction offers a brief overview of the history, principles, and benefits of Ayurveda.

The 10 Best Yoga Teacher Trainings on Koh Phangan in 2022

After almost two years of travel restrictions, Thailand is opening its borders and welcoming tourists again. If you’re eager to complete your Yoga Teacher Training and visit one of the most stunning tropical islands this world has to offer, consider this your opportunity!

Complete Guide to Maha Bandha

After mastering the three main energy locks – Mula Bandha, Uddiyana Bandha, and Jalandhara Bandha – individually, you are ready to combine them in the

Beginner’s Guide to Jalandhara Bandha

Jalandhara Bandha, the throat lock, is probably one of the most overlooked techniques in modern yoga. Nevertheless, famous yoga teacher B.K.S. Iyengar described it as

Beginner’s Guide to Uddiyana Bandha

There are many layers to the yoga practice. Once you understand the basics of alignment, know your breathing techniques, and perhaps a few words of

Beginner’s Guide to Mula Bandha

Mula Bandha, the root lock, is an important yogic practice, but one that is often overlooked in modern yoga classes. In the Hatha Yoga Tradition,

The Seven Chakras

The seven chakras are a popular concept and are frequently mentioned in the modern-day yoga practice. You might have even practiced an entire class dedicated

How to Make Yoga a Daily Habit (Part 2)

We all want to transform our lives. From improving your fitness to finding peace of mind, there is one habit that has the potential to

How to Make Yoga a Daily Habit (Part 1)

You likely know that yoga offers a variety of benefits, from helping you improve your flexibility to reducing your levels of stress and anxiety. However,

The Gunas: Three Forces of Nature

Learn how the three Gunas (Tamas, Rajas, and Sattva) influence your behavior, thoughts and emotions. Once you can observe the Gunas at work, you’ll be able to better understand and navigate your emotional world.

Exploring the Koshas: 5 Layers of Being

You probably already know that yoga is a holistic practice that affects much more than your physical body. But did you know that – according

Best Online Yoga Classes – A Comparison

It’s no longer a secret that yoga offers countless benefits for the body, mind, and soul: Yoga helps relieve tension and stress, boosts your energy

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5 Key Yoga Tips for Beginners

More than 300 million people worldwide are practicing yoga. This centuries-old discipline not only relieves anxiety and stress but also keeps your immune system strong.

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The Niyamas of Yoga

The Niyamas are outlined in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali – one of the foundational texts on the theory and practice of Yoga. Written over

The Power of Yoga Mudras

The Power of Yoga Mudras

The Sanskrit word Mudra is translated as “gesture” or “attitude”. There are many Mudras. Each has a specific effect on the body and mind.

The five yams of yoga

The Five Yamas of Yoga

At the beginning of the eight-fold path are the yamas. The Sanskrit word yama means “to restrain, to rein in, to control”.

Easy Yoga Poses for Beginners

Easy Yoga Poses for Beginners

Downward Facing Dog – Adho Mukha Svanasana One of the most well-known yoga poses, Downward facing dog, is a mild inversion which offers a…

The Magic of Mantras

The Magic of Mantras

A mantra is a sacred word or sound which is considered to have powerful spiritual and psychological effects. Read about three yoga mantras.

The Four Paths of Yoga

The Four Paths of Yoga

The Four Paths of Yoga – Bhakti, Karma, Jnana, Raja Yoga – which lead the practitioner to self-realization are rooted in the Bhagavad Gita.

How to Become a Qualified Yoga Teacher

How to Become a Qualified Yoga Teacher

If you feel called to share the gift of yoga with the world, keep reading this guide to find out how to become a qualified yoga teacher!


What is Pranayama?

Prana (Life Force Energy) manifests in the body as breath, making breathwork one way to control, expand and direct this energy.

A Guide to the Different Yoga Styles

A Guide to the Different Yoga Styles

If you are thinking about joining a Yoga Teacher Training, one of the first questions to arise is “What style of yoga do I want to learn?”

Tips for New Yoga Teachers – 8 Steps After Graduating Your YTT

You graduated from your Yoga Teacher Training – but now what? You spent hours studying, earned your certification, and even taught your very first class, but after returning home you might be wondering how to get a successful teaching career started. Read this post for eight essential steps to take after graduating.

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What to Pack for Your Yoga Teacher Training in Thailand

You have decided on joining a yoga teacher training course in the beautiful country of Thailand. Now, you might be wondering “What do I need to pack to make sure my training goes smoothly?” Here is our comprehensive packing list that will help you prepare for the big adventure ahead.

The essence of meditation

The essence of meditation

The essence of meditation What exactly is the essence of the state of meditation, that is seen as opposite for feeling stressed and out o…

Yoga in modern life

Importance of Yoga in modern life

Our modern lifestyle requires unreasonable expectations to achieve something in our overworked and overscheduled culture. The tempo of li…

Yoga and Meditation

Benefits of Yoga and Meditation

Yoga increases your awareness and ability to listen Yoga has great healing benefits for physical, mental and spiritual health. Yoga and m…