These simple postures will help you get back to your practice safely and build a sense of integration with your body.
Yoga can be a source of deep healing. It can also cause injuries or irritate existing sore areas, especially related to back, knee, shoulder, and wrist pain. We asked some of the world's leading yoga teachers how to practice safely—now, and for years to come.
If making a spiritual journey to the birthplace of yoga is on your bucket list—or, if you’ve been and want to return in a way that feels more authentic and connected— read on. From the must-see places and pilgrimages to top tips on how to stay healthy on the road, here’s what you need to know before you plan your trip.
Our top picks for the holy cities, historical sites, and spiritual pilgrimages in India every student of yoga should consider.
Ayurvedic practitioner and holistic health coach Sahara Rose shares her best advice for avoiding an upset stomach and keeping your immune system strong when traveling.
Learn more about the birthplace of Ashtanga Yoga and Iyengar Yoga.
For one always-on-the-go writer, learning to be more mindful while she was on the move helped her find more peace when she was still, too.
Looking for a head-to-toe re-boot? This practice will balance your chakras and help you feel like a new yogi.
On Friday, November 2, a gunman shot six people—two fatally—at Hot Yoga Tallahassee. Now, yogis around the world are questioning whether the place they go when events like this happen (read: their yoga studios) are a safe retreat after all
Deva Premal’s New Album Drops October 12. This Exclusive Track (And Interview!) Will Make You Want to Pre-Order Right Now
Yoga Journal sat down with the singer to talk about how she got her start as a musician, what singing mantras means to her, and why the new long-form Gayatri mantra is like medicine for the soul.
Nine leading yoga teachers give us an inside look at how they pray, manifest what they want in their lives, and more.
Dropping all my inhibitions changed my yoga practice.
Planning a retreat is a big undertaking—and this is especially true if your destination is abroad. These expert tips will help you avoid every common snafu.
Sure, you could teach yoga to communities in need. But this year’s Good Karma Award winners exemplify the many other ways to practice seva, or selfless service. Here are their inspiring stories, plus advice to help you find your own path to giving back.
Yoga Journal Senior Editor Meghan Rabbitt volunteered to play pincushion in the name of journalism—and beauty.
If you’d love to write but something’s holding you back, follow Elena Brower’s tips for finding your flow.
It’s no secret that life can feel hard at times. This is especially true for empaths, who tend to be deeply affected by the energy of those around them, says Judith Orloff, MD, a Los Angeles–based psychiatrist and author of the new book The Empath’s Survival Guide.
Get a taste of the luxury resort and its “don’t worry, be happy” vibe with their experts’ tips
Nothing beats a steaming cup of hot cocoa for warming up on a cold winter day. Yet if your go-to recipe is essentially milk and sugar, it’s time to upgrade.
One yoga teacher discovers how much more there is to learn about teaching yoga beyond the 200-hour YTT.
Get a taste of the spa’s rejuvenating vibe with these tips from Chief Medical Officer Tieraona Low Dog, MD.
YJ senior editor Meghan Rabbitt shares how learning to say this one little word more often empowered her to makeover her entire life.
Yoga Journal Senior Editor Meghan Rabbitt's trip to Hau Hin, Thailand, turned into the ultimate healing journey as she found herself letting go of old heartbreak.
When you approach money with the same consciousness you bring to your yoga practice, your financial life can offer profound personal insight and wisdom.
Think of the word “core,” and terms like “hard" and “tight” likely come to mind. But the secret to a strong middle is actually to soften in your practice. This sequence shows you how.
From the philosophy lessons and inner work to the homework and teaching practice, a YTT is a transformative experience. A few key self-care strategies can really help.
From acupuncture and aromatherapy to reiki and reflexology, choosing the best healing modality for you can be tricky. Use this guide to 13 popular treatments to find your alternative medicine match.
Grab your journal and get to work on these final three tasks—exercises that’ll help you see that there are no limits to all you can accomplish.
There are simple steps you can take this week and return to if you ever sense yourself slipping, to ensure you stay the course—for good.
It’s time to look at the thought patterns and beliefs about yourself that may have caused you to reach for the wrong foods or overeat in the past—and might threaten to derail you now.
This week is all about celebrating how far you’ve come—without reverting to old habits.
There’s a good chance you’re getting bored with your same-old green smoothie for breakfast, kale salad for lunch, lean meat-and-veggies dinners, and chia-seed pudding for dessert. Now’s the time to mix up your repertoire.
There’s always going to be something that threatens to throw you off your healthy-eating game. But how you react to—and plan for—those obstacles will be what helps you stay the course.
This week is all about noticing triggers for unhealthy eating patterns—and figuring out how to reward yourself in new ways.
Writing down what you eat can help you lose weight, and the process will also clue you in to what foods your body digests well—or not.
Science shows us that the first step to creating a new, lasting habit is to ask yourself this crucial question: What behavior do I want to create?