Yoga Questions and Answers

  • How to experience the ‘mental aspect’ of Yoga?

    How to experience the ‘mental aspect’ of Yoga?

    The ‘mental aspect’ of Yoga was posted by a user on reddit. The user asked “I see a lot of posts on here about “crying during yoga” or “feeling all the emotion” and I just haven’t experienced any emotion ever in my practice. I’m not sure if it’s because I haven’t really done in person […]

  • Yoga vs. Gym – Which Leads to Better Quality of Life?

    Yoga vs. Gym – Which is better? Does Yoga lead to better health over Gym or does Gym lead to better health over Yoga. We look at research and try to find the answer. Research shows Yoga to be a clear winners when looking at its impact on Quality of Life.

  • Yoga when you are Overweight

    Yoga can at times feel like a struggle if you are plus-size or overweight. There’s an interesting question that came our way on doing Yoga while being overweight. Has anyone had trouble with their practice being overweight? I have a difficult time keeping up with the Yoga sequence because I can’t change positions swiftly. It […]

  • How To Practice Yoga Successfully?

    A question that has been asked by one of our readers recently has been – How to practice Yoga Successfully? In this post, I’ll make an attempt to answer that. We are all aware of the benefits of Yoga, and meditation. If you are reading this post, it’s highly likely that you would have at […]

  • What Should You Think While Meditating?

    A reader of the World Yoga Forum asked us this question – “What exactly are you supposed to think when you try meditation?“. This question can exist for a lot of beginners. The mind is difficult to control and when you sit for meditation, it’s possible there are a hundred thousand thoughts that can come […]

  • Sitting Long Hours? Try this Yoga Pose for improved blood circulation in legs

    Too much sitting has been described as a health hazard. There are a number of health concerns linked with sitting long hours. too much sitting (also known as sedentary behavior – which involves very low energy expenditure, such as television viewing and desk-bound work) is adversely associated with health outcomes, including cardio-metabolic risk biomarkers, type […]

  • Most Common Misconception About Yoga

    There are a lot of misconceptions about Yoga. One of the most popular misconceptions is that Yoga it is about Yoga poses or asanas. The popular narrative around Yoga has centered around Yoga poses/asanas. The most popular search queries around Yoga are centered around Yoga poses, studios. Hatha Yoga Yoga does certainly have a lot […]

  • Simplest Yoga Secret that most people miss

    There isn’t something like a Yoga Secret. However, the current intense marketing of Yoga makes this fundamental truth of Yoga lost in the noise. There are many modern schools of Yoga, some of which claim to do wonders. The ancient science of Yoga with its modern adaptations has led to one simple truth of Yoga […]

  • What is Bhakti Yoga?

    An often asked question among many Yoga enthusiasts and practitioners is – What is Bhakti Yoga? In this post, we’ll understand what is Bhakti Yoga in simple bulleted points taking references from the 1st chapter of the Bhakti Yoga by Swami Vivekananda Bhakti Yoga – Definition Bhakti-Yoga is a real, genuine search after the Lord, […]

  • Who is the founder of Yoga?

    A questions often asked by users is around the origins of Yoga. The debate around origins of Yoga and who exactly founded Yoga has had multiple explanations. To keep the answer simple, the founder of Yoga as it is known today including many of its off-shoots is Patanjali. Yoga in Vedas and Upanishads The word […]