From the beginning of yoga, to the yoga sutra, to modern types of yoga, we answer the yoga history questions you've always been wondering about the ancient practice.
How a Georgia State University Professor uncovered pictures of the iconic civil rights activist practicing asana.
A scholar of critical race theory and a yoga teacher explore the problematic ways Westerners describe their travels to India.
A yoga movement and dance teacher examines her experiences with kirtan—from Sikh temple on Sundays with her family to concerts and festivals with hundreds of people in the crowd.
A myriad of historical information exists, so let’s start with building a foundation.
Learn more about the birthplace of Ashtanga Yoga and Iyengar Yoga.
A first-generation Indian-American yoga and mindfulness researcher and teacher reflects on what feels misrepresented and appropriative to her in modern yoga.
Tasha Eichenseher, Yoga Journal's Brand Director, responds to the comments about the two covers.
Getting inked with one of these designs may have personal meaning, but are they divorced from the broader cultural significance that makes these symbols so powerful and enduring?
Historian Philip Deslippe looks at what a few yoga-themed pieces of pop culture can tell us about the perception of the practice in American over the last century.
In the age of Instagram, yoga historian Philip Deslippe takes a look at how yoga has in fact embraced new forms of media and technology since its debut in the West.