Do you want to get into yoga but feel completely overwhelmed and have no idea where to start?
Are you a practicing yogi who has an insatiable thirst for more knowledge and desire to be a part of a yoga community?
Luckily, I have been both of those people at some point in this journey of mine, and I can completely commiserate.
The internet is a pretty big place, but I’ve narrowed it down to a handful of my favorite blogs related to all things yoga.
YogaDork has grown into one of the most well-known yoga blogs on the internet today, and for good reason, too. A paradise for any enthusiast, this blog is teeming with articles, product reviews, photo galleries, and interviews.
Established in 2008, the main contributors of YD currently remain anonymous (at least as far as I know).
A notable feature is the Gallery of YogaDorks!, a collection of self portraits submitted by fellow yogis and YD readers. (See, you are doing that pose correctly!)
Further pages to check out are the YD Deals page, a frequently updated section that reveals sales and discounts on all sorts of yoga paraphernalia, and the Celebriyogis category, which showcases all the biggest names in pop culture who also get their downward dog on.
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2. It’s All Yoga, Baby
It’s All Yoga, Baby is a blog not only focused on yoga, but also on girl power, activism, innovation, and conversation.
IAYB, mainly written by Roseanne Harvey, leans more towards the organic, with one of its main perspectives focused on retaining the core integrity of practicing yoga, and battling the over-commercialization of it in society today.
This doesn’t mean, however, that the blog is set in conservative ways. (Is there even such a thing as being conservative in regards to yoga?) A huge enthusiast of creativity and innovation, entire sections of the blog are dedicated to Art & Creativity, and D.I.Y.
IAYB is a wonderful resource for the yogi looking to add flair to their style, and to join in on yoga activism.
PeaceLoveYoga is one of those blogs where as soon as you click the link, you’re instantly addicted.
Created by Laruga, PLY is a kaleidoscope packed into a blog, with breathtaking pictures and artwork nestled among instructional videos, demonstrations, humor, and advice.
PLY is perfectly suitable for newcomers to yoga. Each label on the blog directs you to a wealth of information and visual aids on tags like Ashtanga Yoga, Diet, Recommended Books, and beyond.
Simply based on the pleasant aesthetics of the blog alone, it’s easy to get lost in it and spend a fair amount of time scrolling through page after page (so don’t say I didn’t warn you).
4. Chai & Yoga
If someone asked me to name some of my favorite things, Chai would definitely be mentioned on the list (along with yoga, obviously). So, just by reading the phrase Chai & Yoga, I’m automatically a fan.
The face behind the blog, Heidi, is another Chai lover who founded C&Y in 2008.
Unfortunately, this site is no longer regularly updated (the last posting was in October 2011), but my affection towards it outweighs its lack of timeliness.
Simply organized and reader friendly, my favorite sections are unsurprisingly Chai Time and Inspiration, which is something that we all lack at some point or another.