Our modern-day lifestyle is not really good for our mental and spiritual well-being. At the end of the day, we often feel harassed, our peace of mind already torn to pieces by the stresses of various worries and concern that are simply unavoidable in day-to-day living. In trying to restore our inner balance, some of us go shopping (which causes additional stress when the card bill arrives), drinking or going to a salon for a makeover. But the lucky ones have learned that nothing beats yoga in calming a harassed soul.
To aid you in your quest for inner peace and enlightenment, we have compiled some of the world’s top yoga sites that you can use as an online resource.
This site is the online platform of the Yoga Journal magazine, a long-running publication established by the California Yoga Teachers Association in 1975. Considered the number 1 authority on yoga and the yoga lifestyle in general, you’ll find it filled with everything you could ever need from poses to meditation techniques.
The Isha.sadhguru.org site is the online blog of a multi-talented man who calls himself Sadhguru – a mystic, a poet, a prolific author, a chef, and an adventurer both in the physical as well as the spiritual realms. His site is a must-visit for those who want to pierce the veil of mystery behind the practice of yoga.
The Yogaglo.com site invites everyone to different kind of exploration, a journey into their bodies, minds, and hearts. This true exploration of the totality of one’s self through yoga is the aim of the site. The site contains tutorials, highlights the pose for the week for everyone to study, and also offers a variety of yoga classes.
The Elephant Journal is run by a group of like-minded individuals who share the common goal of achieving a mindful lifestyle. You’ll find plenty of articles on green living, food and wellness, spirituality and enlightenment. Also, there are plenty of resources on yoga to help you in your daily practice.
YogaDork.com is a place for yogis of all kinds, an online hangout to converse and chat about anything yoga-related. There are articles on the challenges in the real-life practicing of yoga such as yoga after giving birth to a child, the best yoga practices for the criminal justice system, doing yoga by the river and even doing it in an airport.
As its name suggests, Yoga Basics should be the first site beginners or those who are interested in yoga should visit. It explains a lot of the yoga concepts in a way that is easy to understand. There are numerous articles on the different yoga poses and the benefits, what meditation is, and the importance of pranayama or yogic breathing.
The Yoga with Adriene site is run by Adriene Mishler, a yoga enthusiast, and actress based in Austin, Texas. It is very easy to navigate and, when visiting the site, you’ll notice that she updates it daily. In fact, she posts yoga videos daily which makes it easier for you to do your daily routine by doing it with her.
The Mindbodygreen.com site is all about a 360-degree approach to wellness which includes the mental, physical, spiritual, emotional, and environmental aspects. This can only be achieved by simultaneously cultivating mindfulness, eating right, and creating meaningful connections with everyone around us and the world we live in. You’ll find meditation and yoga technique on the site as well.
The Yogadownload.com site is an excellent resource site for yoga. You’ll find detailed explanations for the different yoga poses with printable versions of it as well different yoga styles and their specific benefits. You can even book yoga classes by its roster of competent yoga teachers and instructors. Also, there are videos and free online classes as well.
The Yoga By Candace blog is about modern yoga lifestyle. For people who are wondering how to integrate the ancient Indian practice into their modern lives, then this site is perfect for you. Candace’s yoga programs vary from 29 to 39-day programs which emphasize the flexibility, heart-opening, mindfulness or restorative aspects of yoga depending on your current need.
The manly Man Flow Yoga was created with men in mind. Since men are less flexible than women in general, the site is focused on yoga poses that do not require too much flexibility. Dean, its founder, got into yoga by accident but quickly became hooked after realizing its benefits including endurance, body control, core strength, and balance.
If you’ve been wondering where to get yoga necessities, then the Manduka.com site is perfect for you. They sell yoga mats, towels, mat bags, mat wash, headbands, water bottles, and accessories such as rollers, blankets, bolsters, blocks, and straps. They also sell yoga clothing apparels for both men and women.
The Yoga Matters blog covers the basics of yoga practice. There are tons of articles on a variety of yoga topics such as sound meditation, meditation, healthy food, and yoga events. Also, the site also sells yoga mats & bags, equipment & accessories, yoga clothing for men & women, and yoga books.
Tune Up Fitness Worldwide, is a leading health and fitness company focused on alleviating physical pain and stress and improving athletic performance. Their products can be classified as Regenerative Fitness, Conscious Fitness, Prehab & Recovery or Self-Care Fitness in general. Their site contains a lot of tutorials and yoga tune up videos to increase body mobility.
The Mika Yoga Wear.com blog has an extensive inventory of yoga clothing and accessories such as leggings, tanks, pants, shorts, and tops. The site regularly offers times on sale, so it pays to visit the blog as often as possible to get big discounts on the items you love. At the moment, the site only carries yoga clothing for women in its inventory.
If you’re just starting in yoga, the Daily Cup of Yoga site is a good place to visit. It has a lot of articles that would suit beginners such as yoga lingo, meditation techniques, and explanations as well as fitness topics to complete your healthy lifestyle. There are also articles on yoga gear and tech you should not miss out.
The Hugger Mugger site is there to make sure that you are well-equipped on your inner quest through yoga. The blog contains all the yoga products you will ever need. There are yoga mats, yoga bolsters, blankets, massage rollers, cushions, clothes, and bags. You can even get products at wholesale prices.
The Aham Yoga blog is a very good online yoga resource site. You’ll articles on ahimsa yoga, the connection between yoga and the ancient healing art known as Ayurveda, as well as discussions on the correct ushtrasana and shirshasana. They also offer yoga classes that focus on correct breathing and poses tailored to different levels of practitioners.
The Jasonyoga.com blog specializes in the Jason Crandell Yoga Method. Jason Crandell is an internationally recognized vinyasa yoga teacher based in San Francisco. Together with his wife, Andrea Ferretti, the husband and wife team taught yoga for almost two decades with this method; they live and breathe for yoga that it is practically already their lifestyle.
The Yoga Lunchbox is there to help any practitioner no matter where they currently are on the path to enlightenment. The blog offers support by providing a wide range of resources for a diverse range of yoga traditions. For beginners, it covers the basics with various articles on the most common topics one might encounter.
The Wholelifeyoga.com site is a blog by Tracy Weber, an author who has written some books such as Murder Strikes a Pose, A Killer Retreat, Karma’s a Killer and A Fatal Twist. This site is dedicated to discussions on yoga practices, philosophy, practices, and how you may apply them to your daily life.
Alive in the Fire is a blog founded by Rachel, a California-based blogger, and vinyasa yoga teacher. Through her site, she aims to share her passion for fitness, compassion, mindfulness, and yoga. You’ll find tons of resources especially for beginners on the path. She is also active within the yoga community and is involved with workshops and classes.
The Longwave Yoga site was founded by Lexi Hawks, an E-RYT 500Hr Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher. Along with other instructors, Lexi offers yoga classes and workshops. You can even book them for private group yoga sessions. The site also contains some yoga articles that you can read from dark chocolates to yoga pose of the month.
For the curious, Yogi Times can probably answer most of their question. The blog contains numerous informative articles explaining yoga concepts in the simplest way possible. For instance, the healing benefits of chants and mantras are discussed, kirtian singing as well as the benefits of eye yoga. Definitely worth a visit.
The It’s All About Yoga, Baby blog was founded by Roseanne Harvey with the aim of uncovering the link between popular culture, yoga, and the body. You’ll find interesting articles about money, debt and yoga, shame and yoga, the problem of yoga’s diversity and so many topics you won’t find elsewhere.
Spoiled Yogi was established by Erica, a prenatal and postnatal yoga teacher. One of her passions is the spread out her knowledge of yoga and how the practice could help pregnant women and new mothers manage their lives with the practice of mindfulness and meditation. You’ll find a lot of yoga tips, especially for pregnant women.
Semperviva Yoga is the online site of the international yoga school. It has branches in Vancouver, British Columbia as well as abroad in Tokyo, Japan, Greece, and Mexico. They have specialized training in Kundalini, yin yoga, vinyasa yoga, and prenatal yoga. They also offer online training and the site itself contains tons of yoga articles.
Runners Love Yoga was founded by Anna Pittsburgh-based yoga teacher with a 200-hour RYT with Yoga Alliance. Incidentally, she is also serious about running and believes that her practice of yoga has helped her running in terms of endurance, agility and the ability to recover from injuries faster.
The Jayne Becca Yoga blog is Jayne’s way of sharing her passion with her readers. She has trained for the 200 hours RYT Vinyasa Flow Yoga back in 2014 and Strala Intensive in 2016. She has generously shared her thoughts on yoga in her posts as well as shared some yoga videos you might want to check out.
The Flowwithityoga.com blog is the online blog of the Flow Yoga. They have two studios located in Leesburg and Ashburn, Vancouver. You can book for yoga classes via their site while their blog also contains useful tips for yoga practitioners of all levels, such as on yoga training with a toddler or benefits of yoga during summer.
Daily Downward Dog is not a common name for a yoga site. The site’s founder, Maria, understands this and promptly explains what it meant – it’s actually a restorative pose that stretches and strengthens your body’s muscles. Visit her site to book for workshops, retreats or just browse through her articles.
The Juyogi.com site is not just a strictly a yoga blog, but it’s a fun mix of travel, food, and yoga of course. You’ll find tons of articles by the 24-year-old blogger Ju who is currently based in Berlin, Germany. There are pieces of meditation and the usual yoga stuff, but there are also interesting articles about Amsterdam.
Jenni’s blog, the Jenni Rawlings Yoga and Movement site, is the online portal for the yoga teacher who emphasizes on anatomy, biomechanics, physiology, and movement science. You can book online classes via the site and even custom classes if that is what you prefer. You will definitely find the site’s articles on physiology very informative.
The Tarastiles.com blog describes itself as the yoga training manual for strala yoga. Strala yoga is indeed a revolutionary approach to guiding feeling and movement, a whole new way to practice the ancient teaching developed by Tara Stiles, a yoga practitioner who is also a classical ballet dancer. Find out more about this new form of yoga via this site.
Hari Bhajan Khalsa co-created the Yogaming.com site back in 2009. She is active in the personal development field having written books on the topic. She also facilitated and taught in numerous workshops on creativity, Kundalini Yoga, and other meditational practices. You will find a lot of free downloadable yoga related stuff on her site.
The Yoga Spy site is a creation of Luci Yamamoto, a teacher, writer, blogger, editor and an Iyengar, yoga student. You’ll feel Luci’s teacher side kicking in with articles that sound like they are trying to teach you something such as “Yoga Injuries: Who’s At Fault?” and “Case Study: Hamstring Strain (Or Something).” A very informative site for yoga practitioners.
Stephanie Spence, the author of the One-With-Life.com blog, is a writer, adventurer, yoga teacher, athlete, and UCLA screenwriter. And this explains a lot why she refers the blog as the “tales of the traveling yogini.” You’ll find that she does travel a lot based on her posts but she also somehow manages to post very good yoga articles.
Whether you’re new to yoga or are already an old-timer, the Sassy Yoga is a must-visit site. Head over to the site’s Yoga Guide section, and you’ll find yoga poses to help you with a specific body issue such as a healthy spine for instance. There is also a Yoga 101 section if you’re just starting out.
The Adore Yoga Blog is a long-running site which was founded by psychotherapist and yoga therapist Nikola Ellis back in 2002. Through the blog, Nikola offers yoga classes designed to help patients cope with back, neck and joint pain, depression, anxiety and panic disorders, cancer, PTSD/trauma or other stress and related diseases.
The YogiApproved.com site takes yoga very seriously. You can feel the passion of the blog, a passion that it wants to pass on to its readers. You’ll find articles and resources on the site that will help you learn, practice its different techniques and achieve a deeper understanding of yoga’s mystical path.