We thought we needed yoga before, but this year made it nonnegotiable. Your clicks tell us you feel the same. They also say that along with the all of the hip-opening, sweat-stoking, detoxifying release, you want a practice that better equips you to take on everything the real world throws your way—ever faster and more furiously. The following collection speaks for itself: our 10 most popular practices of the year all in one place.
This sequence's popularity is proof that the Handstand balance trend is still going strong. Try Senior Intermediate Iyengar teacher Carrie Owerko's creative approach to find the necessary core and leg stability you need to catch that air, even momentarily.
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If ever there was a time to foster deeper connection, it is now. This heart- and mind-opening practice from Deepak Chopra’s yoga teacher, Sarah Platt-Finger, connects you to your higher consciousness. Discover how finding this mind-body connection allows you to feel open, expansive, and at one with everything around you.
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Despite all the exclusion and alienation in the U.S. this year, we're heartened to see that YJ readers are cultivating the opposite. This sequence opening the heart chakra to be more receptive and compassionate to all was one of our 10 most popular of the year.
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