Yoga 101

If you are new to yoga, I’m sure you have found some aspects that can be a bit confusing. If you’ve ever sat in class and wondered what the heck was going on with all the om’s and the namaste’s and the chaturanga dandasanas, than you are in the right place.

In an attempt to demystify yoga and help educate new students, I’ve included a list of articles that delve into the basics of yoga and hopefully bring it to a level that is easily understood.

Yoga 101: The Eight Limbs of Yoga

The Definition of Namaste

What’s Om Got to Do With It – The Definition of Om

Does Chi Mean Pain?

Santosha 101

Is it OK to laugh in yoga class?

What is Satya (Truth)?

Is there a yoga phrase or word that you don’t know the meaning of? Let the Daily Downward Dog help you demystify yoga. Leave a comment or a question below or contact us, and we’ll do our best to answer it.


  1. HELEN

    i love this website!! I have learned so much. The resources are amazing and so relevant and current …thanks a bunch!!

  2. Lawrence

    I’m sick with back problems and aching joints for 3 years, thanks God recently I have discovered a proven systematic set of techniques that will allow us to enjoy the richest whole body benefits of yoga… from the top of our head to the bottom of our toes.


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