Also in:   Tamil   |   Malayalam

YOGA

Yoga is the science of activating your inner energies to such a vibrant and exuberant state that your body, mind, and emotions function at their highest peaks
- Sadhguru
“The word ‘Yoga’ means ‘union.’ Union means you begin to experience the universality of who you are. For example, today, modern science proves to you beyond any doubt that the whole existence is just one energy manifesting itself in various forms. If this scientific fact becomes a living reality for you – that you begin to experience everything as one – then you are in Yoga. When you are in Yoga, you experience everything as a part of yourself. That is liberation, that is mukti, that is ultimate freedom.” -Sadhguru

Initially, Yoga was imparted by the Adiyogi (the first yogi), Shiva, over 15,000 years ago. It was Adiyogi who introduced to humanity the idea that one can evolve beyond one’s present level of existence. He poured his knowing into the legendary Sapta Rishis, or seven sages, who took the tremendous possibility offered by the yogic science to various parts of the world, including Asia, ancient Persia, northern Africa, and South America. It is this fundamental yet sophisticated science of elevating human consciousness that is the source of the world’s spiritual traditions, predating religion by many thousands of years. Yoga is about attaining absolute Balance, piercing Clarity, and an inexhaustible Exuberance. With this, you are immensely fit for life.

Yoga for Beginners

Yoga beginners, you're in the right place! Take the first step towards learning yoga, choosing a practice, finding a teacher and much more with this yoga beginner's guide.

New To Yoga? Learn Everything About Yoga

Heard about Yoga and want to know what it’s about? Learn about what Yoga is, its history, different types of Yoga, its benefits and more.

Yoga Programs

Traditionally, the word “Yoga” is attached only to a complete path which leads to self-realization. Isha Yoga is a comprehensive system that offers the ancient…

Meditation (Dhyana Yoga)

“Meditation” or “Dhyana” means to go beyond the limitations of the physical body and the mind. Only when you transcend the limited perspective of…

Yoga Articles

Sadhguru’s incomparable wisdom and insight guide millions of people entangled in the ups and downs of life. Explore articles by Sadhguru.

Yoga Teacher Training

With over 250 active city centers across the globe, Isha Teachers dedicate themselves to the possibility of empowering another through personal transformation. Under the guidance…

What is Yoga?

Sadhguru says, yoga essentially means finding the keys to the nature of the existence. Yoga is not about bending and twisting your body or holding your breath. It is a mechanism and a technology to get you to that state of experience where you see reality just the way it is. Everything Becomes One Is […]

Hatha Yoga & Asanas

Sadhguru explains that Hatha Yoga is not an exercise system for health and fitness, as is commonly thought today. It is an intricate process of shaping the human body into a receptacle for the divine.

Yoga for Weight Loss – Is it Appropriate?

Sadhguru looks at how with yoga, the body naturally comes to its optimal weight. However, doing yoga for weight loss isn’t the best use of this phenomenal system, he reminds us.

Hatha Yoga: Building a Different Kind of Toughness

Within the fundamental principles of yama and niyama, one important aspect is Ishwara pranidhyana, which means to constantly acknowledge an intelligence beyond yourself. It means to know where your will ends, and where another dimension, which nurtures us, which is the basis of our existence, begins. Yoga is about seamlessly playing between these two – [...]

Pay Attention!

Sadhguru speaks about the importance of paying attention, and bring our attentiveness to a peak.

Types of Yoga

Yogi and mystic, Sadhguru answers a question on the different types of yoga and explains that any yoga that you do comes under four essential paths.

Yoga – Being a Part of Everything

Q: You defined yoga as a state – presumably a state of being, or state of consciousness. Most people think of yoga as something they do – they say, “I’m going to do my yoga today.” Can you distinguish between these things? And in the Yoga Sutras, right at the beginning, Patanjali defines yoga with [...]

Yoga Clothes

What are the best types of clothes to wear for yoga? Synthetic and tight-fitting clothes are not the best, Sadhguru explains…

Evaluating Growth on the Spiritual Path

Question: How do we known how much spiritual growth we have experienced? How do we know we are moving ahead on the spiritual path? Sadhguru: In the initial phase, do not worry about whether you are moving ahead or backwards because your logical judgments will be very misleading. When you sit for your kriya in [...]