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This festive event has a history and culture as colorful as you might imagine.
It’s not just about pleasure or sex. Tantra promises a closer connection to the divine through deeper intimacy with others.
This spiritual movement has transformed my established practice of yogasana—and connected me deeper to the Divine.
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?
Yoga historian Philip Deslippe looks at the insight a few unusual yoga-themed pieces of pop culture can offer into the popular perception of the practice in America 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. The question now: What will be next?
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.
You deserve to reap the profound rewards of the humble (yet powerful) Namaskar.
Forget everything you thought you knew about yoga history. Writer Matthew Remski reviews the new book Roots of Yoga and (spoiler alert) shares 10 of its biggest surprises.
These 10 influential teachers have dedicated their lives to spreading the practices of yoga and have impacted millions of new yogis around the globe.
Learn his story and see the unconventional biopic, which is, as yoga documentaries go, gripping, inspiring, dare we say, epic, even.
What we know about Patanjali, the sage who wrote the Yoga Sutras.
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Vishnu lives in luxury, but the Hindu god abandons his opulent ways to save the world from evil.
From the monkey to the warrior, learn the myths behind the asana names to infuse your practice with history.