Yoga Philosophy

Recent Philosophy/Spirituality Articles

  • Take a Seva Adventure

    Knowing what to expect before you go on a service trip will help you get the most from your experience—and do the most good.
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  • Secrets of Sanskrit

    By learning the ins and outs of the Sanskrit language, you can transmit the teachings of yoga on a deeper level.
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  • Forgive Your Flaws

    Trying to live up to unrealistic expectations won't serve you or your students. Here's how to balance being a role model and a normal person with imperfections.
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  • When Your Students Become Your Teachers

    It's not unusual to see yourself in your students. How do you learn from them while maintaining the neutral distance?
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  • Only When They're Ready

    Learn when to bring yoga to family and friends—and when not to.
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  • Teaching Yoga without Chanting

    Learn how to create a beneficial class without mantras, kirtan, or Oms.
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  • When It's Legit to Quit

    How to decide when it's OK to leave your class, or leave teaching altogether.
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  • Leaving a Legacy

    How today's leading teachers and their students balance tradition with innovation.
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  • How Tea Helps to Digest Yoga

    Enjoyed for centuries as a healthy drink, tea also has merits as a postyoga refreshment with the ability to foster community and dialogue among students—while soothing the senses, too.
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  • Teaching Through Tough Times

    Learn how to use your personal challenges to find your authentic voice, fortify your teachings, and inspire your students.
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  • Hitting the Right Note

    Lull your students into deeper relaxation by integrating singing bowls to your teaching.
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  • The Teacher's Guide to Sadhana

    Does being a yoga teacher mean sacrificing yourself to a regimen of personal yoga that can begin to feel more like overkill and obligation? Or does teaching yoga essentially give you a free pass when it comes to determining your personal practice?
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  • Om-Inspired

    Getting comfortable with using chanting and kirtan in your hatha yoga classes can take your teaching to new heights.
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  • Teach Mastery, Not Membership

    Cultivate in your students the self-reliance to help them master their own goals and become self-sufficient in their practice, rather than becoming simply "good" yoga students or members of a particular yoga style.
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  • Teaching Meditation to Children

    Introducing children to yoga, meditation, and spirituality is one of the greatest gifts we can give them. It can set their future on a nourishing and creative course. As teachers, we need to know how to present this knowledge so that children of different ages will receive the most benefit from it.
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