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.
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.
Most people think hippies and Hare Krishnas were among the first American yogis, but in fact dozens of people with remarkable backgrounds were teaching the practice in the U.S. decades earlier. You won’t believe you’ve never heard these fascinating stories before.
Once you flow into the healing, spiritual side of this common practice, you won’t go back to basic Namaskars.
Want a juicier, more meaningful flow? Shiva Rea sets you up with add-on rituals steeped in tradition.
A new documentary details the journey of a 70-year-old Indian Swami who came to America in the 1960s and sparked what we now know as the Hare Krishna movement.
You deserve to reap the profound rewards of the humble (yet powerful) Namaskar.
A two-minute primer traces Namaskars—and the piece missing from modern practice—back thousands of years.
Facing an existential yoga crisis? Here, yoga teacher Carola Lovering breaks down how a modern-day yogi can make sense of what we’re really doing on the mat.
You'll be hooked on Gaia’s new 13-episode docuseries, Yogic Paths.