Think you’ve learned everything Down Dog has to teach? Baron Baptiste says you might be surprised if you try harnessing the power of play on the mat.
Becoming a parent involves all kinds of big decisions and questions. Sometimes "I don't know" is the guiding answer.
With this sutra, Patanjali teaches that yoga practice is preventive medicine for our minds—a way to keep future pain and suffering from manifesting.
Getting your body, mind, and heart to agree is easier than you may think. Baron Baptiste says it starts with your feet.
Remember when you distributed love notes to every single kid in the class on Valentine’s Day? Imagine how the world would be different if adults spread that kind of light.
The teacher who found fame on Instagram shares how she's pivoted to use her platform to serve a deeper purpose.
Faced with a tough situation? Baron Baptiste says “overcoming” isn’t the way through. Letting it be is.
Adults tend to think of Valentine’s Day as a time to revel in romantic love, but what if instead you used this day to simply celebrate another kind?
“Practice and all is coming?” Maybe not Chaturanga, actually, says Yoga Deconstructed® creator Trina Altman. Here she explains how she finally built enough strength to do the pose both safely and pain-free.
If you want to reach your full potential, Baron Baptiste suggests starting with self-inquiry.
Do you feel stuck? In part 4 of this kriya yoga series, yoga teacher Laura Riley shares three stages of svadhyaya practice to help you live life as who you truly are.
This April, help the Seva Foundation raise awareness and funds to prevent blindness around the world by hosting or attending a yoga class near you.
Former US Navy SEAL Brandon Webb has achieved a lot in the last five years by anyone’s standards and he credits his practice with helping enhance his productivity.
Energy Medicine Yoga founder, Lauren Walker, bases her teachings on the power of self-love. And here, she opens up about a recent moment when she was reminded just why it’s so important.
Taking us with her on a profoundly personal journey, Kathryn Budig reflects on everything that’s led her to now—the most authentic place she’s ever been.
Meditation Studio co-founder Patricia Karpas shares some of the best wisdom offered on her Untangle podcast last year as inspiration for this one.
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Want to disrupt complacency or overdrive in your practice or your life? Baron Baptiste offers advice for embracing santosha that can be revolutionary.
YJ Influencer Laura Burkhart offers the story of her own chronic pain and hip injury as a caution to yogis and encourages you to get honest about your own practice.
Yoga teacher Rina Jakubowicz shares her experience making lifestyle choices not understood by her community, and offers some tips for owning them.
Baron Baptiste, who leads YJ's upcoming course The Power of Play, explains how yoga clears out old mental and physical clutter, setting you up for new possibilities.
Your relationship with self requires conscious nurturing. In part 3 of this kriya yoga series, yoga teacher Laura Riley shares how your communication with others can get in the way.
In this excerpt from his new book Yoga Therapy: Foundations, Methods, and Practices for Common Ailments, Mark Stephens offers methods for warming up and massaging the wrists to reduce pain in yoga practice.
Yoga teacher Carola Lovering shares how her practice was instrumental in the writing and selling of her debut novel, Tell Me Lies, coming June 2018.
New year, REAL you. If you’re ready to embrace authenticity this year, self-inquiry is a powerful place to start. Yoga teacher Tracee Stanley shows us how.
Need a New Year’s resolution—or a fresh intention any day of the year? YJ Influencer and psychologist Lauren Taus suggests looking to your practice to identify personalized goals that are also applicable to the rest of life.
Love Yoga studios owner Sian Gordon opens up to Yoga Journal about growing up at Yoga Zone, values, and discovering the Katonah practice.
Last week, Rachel Brathen (aka @Yoga_Girl) shattered the yoga world when she collected more than 300 #MeToo experiences in what the yogis thought was a safe space.
In Yoga Journal's upcoming course, Baron Baptiste will guide you through a journey of self-inquiry, revealing your potential on the mat and beyond.
It’s all about progression with Natasha Rizopoulos’s signature method of designing a satisfying practice.
As a yogi, you’ve likely picked up a crystal or a mala—and maybe hoped it could help you cultivate what you lack. But would you buy into crystal healing as an alternative therapy?
It's easy to get caught up in the holiday chaos—but you don't have to. Here are five simple ways to carve out some much-needed "you" time.
The more time you spend offline doing nothing, the more you’ll want to put your phone away and connect with yourself, friends, and the world around you.
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In honor of the season of giving, we’re highlighting some yoga-based relief efforts that are mindfully helping rebuild—from Sonoma County to San Juan.
Need yoga-and-wellness gift ideas for the yogis in your life? Check out our guide to this year's essentials. From props, to oils, to make-your-own mala kits, we've got you covered.
Naam Yoga founder Dr. Joseph Michael Levry will gather thousands of yogis in Mexico City this Sunday to meditate and give hope to those affected by tragedy.
Thanksgiving is all about gratitude, but there are big benefits celebrating it daily. Learn why you might want to kickstart a regular gratitude practice this week.
Chopra Center Vedic Educator Edie Flaiz teaches the Law of Pure Potentiality by quieting the mind to allow you to directly experience your infinite, unbounded, essential nature.
Bikram Choudhury's yoga business, which faces upwards of $10 million in liabilities, filed for bankruptcy last week. One lawyer calls the move another "attempt to game" the US judicial system.
Got an overnight flight? YJ Influencer Heather Lilleston shares her personal strategies for staying well-rested despite frequent flying.
You can rock Plank pose, but did you know that your diaphragm might be your secret weapon when it comes to strengthening your core?
In this excerpt from her new book Deep Listening, Jillian Pransky offers a practice for creating space to let yourself be just as you are.
Yoga historian Philip Deslippe looks at the insight a few unusual yoga-themed pieces of pop culture can offer into the popular perception of the practice in America over the last century.
Yoga teacher Elena Brower, author of the new journal Practice You, shares her go-to meal—a versatile mix of quinoa, seasonal veggies, avocado, egg, and miso dressing. Nourishing and delicious, make extra for a quick anytime meal.
Take cues from your practice to help children handle social exclusion with yoga’s inclusive, compassionate, and community-centered spirit.
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Have you lost touch with the fact that you are the co-creator of your life? You are not a helpless victim. Check in and make sure you are pursuing what you truly want.
Try this strap trick to increase postural awareness in the upper back and shoulders—and relieve the excess tension that accumulates there.
Fearlessness is about having the courage to show up to your reality, to face your real emotions, and to be brave enough to continue moving forward with your life.
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You can use mantras, chakras, and asanas to embody this spiritual gift on the mat.
Taking a cue from Ayurveda, writer Annelise Hagen explores the benefits of breast massage typically overlooked by Western bodywork. Learn how to incorporate it into your self-care routine.
Learn how to use a chair and a block in Revolved Head-to-Knee Pose to both ground and expand the posture all at once.
If your stress eating is stressing you out, try these tips.
Whatever obstacle you’re facing, the right crystal can help you raise your vibration and manifest your perfect path past it.
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Yoga teacher Kat Fowler talks about teaching in New York City, the realities of self-doubt, and the pure joy that is Nutella.
Every single body has its own unique skeletal structure, ranges of motion, and thus expression of a given pose. Here, discover how a bolster can help you make better sense of backbends in your own body.
Whether you're new to restorative yoga or a seasoned pro, little tweaks can help you get more relaxation out of your practice.