Yoga, a simple, ancient practice, can have a powerful effect not only in honing the body and soothing the mind, but in building on an innate wisdom within that can clear our path toward a happier, more meaningful life. That’s something the sages of old knew and something that we are discovering for ourselves today. The simple, almost ritualistic act of rolling out the mat for an asana practice becomes a gateway to better things, for ourselves, and our connection with all that is around us. It builds curiosity as we search for greater meaning and our place in the wider cosmos. And it all starts with getting on your mat. Inside, some of the country’s best-loved yoga teachers explain how yoga nurtures this inner wisdom and how we can become more attuned to the insights it brings. Maybe you don’t think of yourself as a wise person — but doing yoga is certainly a wise decision.