Check out Carrie Owerko's author page.
Incorporate these poses from Nicole Sciacca, Chief Yoga Officer at LA's Playlist Yoga, into your daily routine to strengthen your core muscles and help you maintain a strong and flexible spine.
Yoga and Pilates teacher Trina Altman shares why she practices and teaches a lot more than basic asana. Here, three big ways she’d love to see asana practice advance in the near future.
Flexible and strong, hamstrings are key to a healthy, happy yoga practice. Here's what you need to know in order to lengthen and strengthen these muscles.
Need a boost? Expect this sequence from Valerie Sagun (aka Big Gal Yoga) to open your heart, silence negative thoughts, ease stress—and show you everything there is to love about your body.
Want to unleash the true potential of your middle? Turns out crunches—yes, the exercise you’ve avoided for years in favor of holding Plank—are key to a stronger core and more stable yoga practice. Discover how they can serve you in every pose.
Binds are a wonderful way to open the shoulders, create a safe, stable haven in a pose, and build prana in the body. Within these 5 binds, you’ll find some of the most elegant, graceful shapes that ask you to rise to the occasion.
When yogis talk hips, it's generally about opening them. But your hips CAN be too open... Learn why balancing strength and flexibility in the hips is so important.
Yoga teacher Giselle Mari shows you how to use your chakras to resolve any negativity or emotional issues holding you back so you become a lighter, brighter version of you.
This sequence is designed to help you ease tension by putting your spine through its full range of motion.
Every yogi can melt hip tension with this Monkey Pose sequence (with mods!) from the yoga teacher, body-positive advocate, and Instagram star.
Stretch the upper back, spine, and shoulders; opens the chest; help release chronic tension in the shoulders and neck in Extended Puppy Pose.
Balancing forces is particularly crucial when it comes to addressing the feeling of “tightness” many of us have in our hips.
Consider this grounding sequence a reorientation to your foundation.
Do you practice yoga regularly but somehow still feel “stuck” in certain spots? Senior Yoga Medicine teacher Allison Candelaria created this fascia-freeing flow to find more mobility in the backside of your body.
Want to hone your intuition? We went behind the scenes at YJ LIVE! in NYC to bring you this third-eye-activating practice from master teacher Seane Corn.
A droopy butt is a common side effect of pregnancy but you can prevent it—or correct it—by strengthening the right muscles.
Most women know they should be strengthening their pelvic floors, but what about lengthening? Try this 10-step practice for strong and supple muscles to support childbirth, your vital organs, and even your love life.
A simple, mindful big-toe adjustment can create stability in the bones, ligaments, and muscles of the feet, enhancing the mind-body connection and creating a secure foundation for safe and comfortably aligned poses.
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.
Whether or not you ever find yourself in the full expression of Monkey Pose, you can still enjoy the journey with these very effective preps from Two Fit Moms.
Start to ease lower back discomfort and counteract the effects of too much sitting by swapping some of your standard Surya Namaskars for this core-focused variation.
We spend hours in front of our computers and phones, and the repetitive movement patterns can cause neck and shoulder strain. This sequence will help.
Relieve hard-to-release back tension by unlocking your QL muscles.
Our writer spent a day with Annie Carpenter at YJ LIVE! and came away with a newfound respect for her feet. Use this sequence as your owner’s manual.
Got low back pain? Adopt these three slow, subtle yoga strategies from Tias Little to get more relief out of each practice.
Understanding the anatomy of the spine is essential for both yoga teachers and practitioners. Injury-proof your practice with these three key tips.
Maintaining a feeling of youth, even as you age, requires a flexible spine. Try this sequence to open your back and shoulders.
In order to stay agile as you age, make forward bends, backbends, and twists a regular part of your practice. Start here.
This sequence emphasizes moving safely into backbends that open the heart and shoulders and challenge balance.
NASA rocket scientist/yoga teacher Scott Lewicki balances a highly technical day job with creativity on the mat. Use this innovative practice to find new space in often forgotten muscles.
Just in time for summer, here are Two Fit Moms' top 8 yoga poses to work the core.
Do you have open hips? While that might let you get into advanced postures, too much range of motion can actually work against you. Here are 3 steps to go from hypermobility to stability.
YJ LIVE! presenter Rolf Gates walks us through the nuances of designing a 7-part yoga sequence that touches on each of the seven chakras.
Release tension and pain by working with your tissue. Bo Forbes shows you how to target hotspots in the shoulders and lower back.
Use these heart-opening poses to synchonize your yoga practice with the energy of the special pink full moon and lunar eclipse.
Once you understand the anatomy, you can delve into making its parts work together more intelligently. Here, Tiffany Cruikshank teaches how to fire all its muscles at once.
Get to know the anatomy and better understand the actions of your body's most vulnerable joint to prevent injury intelligently.
Although standing orients your spine into proper posture, standing for too long can cause back pain. Incorporating a yoga routine can help relieve pain.