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He may never admit you're right. But these reasons might persuade your stubborn dad to at least try it.
Sometimes less is more, even in yoga.
All the poses, transitions, and anatomy know-how you need for your most successful attempt yet—whether you're taking class or teaching it.
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.
Balancing forces is particularly crucial when it comes to addressing the feeling of “tightness” many of us have in our hips.
We can't blame you if you've never given your fascia a second (or first) thought. Senior Yoga Medicine teacher Allison Candelaria explains why you will want to start now though.
No one ever increased flexibility by flopping. Learn to fold with awareness into Prasarita Padottanasana.
Frustrating as it can be, Parsvottanasana is key for increasing hamstring and shoulder flexibility. Learn how to work it.
Prasarita Padottanasana is not only the perfect prep for standing poses but for your cool-down, too.
An excellent facilitator of good pelvic floor health, Garland Pose, called Malasana in Sanskrit, stretches the ankles, groins, and back while stimulating proper digestion. No worries if your heels don't reach the floor—simply rest them on a folded blanket.
Work your way up to Downward-Facing Dog with these prep poses—then master the full expression of the pose.
Mastering the actions of Urdhva Hastasana can help you move into more advanced poses.