Dear reader and inspired yogi,

Ascent magazine was a small not-for-profit magazine of yoga and engaged spirituality that was published from 1999-2009.

We have archived much of the award-winning content here online. Paper editions and PDFs are available for purchase at the Yasodhara Ashram online store.

We have also published a book, Inspired Lives, a collection of the best writing and artwork from the magazine. You can purchase it here.

We believe the stories, essays and interviews published in ascent are timeless, as inspiring and thought-provoking today as they were when first published. We hope you enjoy reading!


the latest from ascent writers:

Living the Practice

This collection of Swami Radhananda's previously published writings brings together her signature intelligent and inspirational teachings. Originally written for her column in the well-respected yoga magazine, ascent (1999-2009), her essays stretch beyond the norms of "stretch yoga" into a place of profound wisdom. Her essential message? Yoga has the power to transform your life.

Carried by a Promise

The new memoir by ascent columnist spiritual director of Yasodhara Ashram, Swami Radhananda. Read the story of her transformational relationship with her Guru. Yoga is dedication, devotion and love. Available January 2011.

In Praise of Marcus Boon

Long-time ascent contributor has just released his latest book, In Praise of Copying (Harvard University Press), to rave reviews. A little bit academic, a little bit Buddhist, a lot cool. One of the smartest guys you will ever meet.

Yogini at Large

Former ascent editor Roseanne Harvey is now a star in the yoga-blogosphere. Check out her unique geek chic and all that is yoga at: (Look for a sweet video with her and her long-time friend/ascent alumni, Lesley Marian Neilson.)

Inner Life of Asanas

Now a classic by ascent columnist, Swami Lalitananda, Inner Life of Asanas offers step-by-step instruction in Hidden Language Hatha Yoga. Reading these essays is like doing asanas with your best swami-friend.

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