No matter where you are in your practice, these fundamental postures provide you with everything you need.
Because different poses ask you to use your core in different ways.
There’s a lot of controversy in yoga around whether you can safely move from “closed hip” to “open hip” transitions. The answer? It’s complicated.
The Surprising Reason Why You Have a Hard Time Coming Into Handstand (And No, It Has Nothing to Do With Core Strength)
Here's what you can do to overcome it.
Not stretching as much as you know you should? What's revealed by this research will change that.
Your wrists will thank you.
This language misstep can have a tremendous effect on your students' practice.
An exploration of the intention behind an anatomically incorrect instruction.
Because there's more to life than hip openers.
This is the prop you didn't know you needed.
Plus, how to fix each to stay safe when you practice.
Props aren’t just for beginners; they can be used to develop and even deepen dimensions of asana practice. The humble yoga block, for example, gives us countless ways to vary our practice—highlighting sensations that help us experience a pose in a new way. Here are 10 to try.
There’s a myth that a strong muscle is a tight one, and a flexible muscle is weak. It seems counterintuitive, but identifying and strengthening weak areas can actually help tight areas release their grip. Your challenge for this week is to address one or two of your dormant areas with targeted strength work. Share your progress on social media with #YJflexichallenge for a chance to be featured on our @YogaJournal Instagram page!
Senior Yoga Medicine teacher Rachel Land breaks down the anatomy of fascia and four effective ways to keep it fit through yoga practice.