The most common beginner form of Tibetan Yoga is Lu Jong, or “body training.” Experience it's natural connection the elements in these sequences.
This sequence blends asana with a HIIT tempo, which can help you build strength and burn calories while also inspiring you to feel empowered—all in 15 to 20 minutes.
When our digestion is clear and healthy, it is reflected in our complexion and our radiance. The following set of exercises is amazing for the tummy. It balances the intestinal flora and aids digestion.
This sequence is designed to help you ease tension by putting your spine through its full range of motion.
In this excerpt from her new book, Every Body Yoga, Jessamyn Stanley inspires first-time yogis by getting real about what will get them on the mat. (Even yogis with a long-term relationship with yoga need to read this!)
If you’re feeling congested, this sequence of twists, sidebends, inversions, and heart-opening backbends can help clear your lungs and brighten your mind.
These twisting, folding, wide-legged poses aim to provide enough challenge to satisfy any desire for deep stretching, while simultaneously relaxing the body and refreshing the mind.
Explore these meditative, grounding postures to ease tension, replenish juiciness, and invite lasting serenity.
Align your yoga practice with the elemental energies of nature to balance your primary dosha for overall health, wellbeing, and natural beauty.
Boost energy flow in the body with this dynamic practice, representing the air element to counterbalance Kapha’s earthy and watery nature.
Move built-up fire energy from the belly through the rest of the body to balance the Pitta dosha and combat its tendencies for competition and overheating.
Stretch the upper back, spine, and shoulders; opens the chest; help release chronic tension in the shoulders and neck in Extended Puppy Pose.
Modify Uttana Shishosana if needed to find safe alignment in your body.
Infuse each asana with an empowering affirmation to fully embody the qualities of each pose both physically and mentally. Practiced daily, this sequence may repattern your mind, body, and spirit.
We challenged writer Ryan Peacock to crack his girlfriend’s resistance to yoga. Can he sweet-talk her into taking six classes in a week—and actually liking them?
Los Angeles-based yoga teacher Clio Manuelian offers an inversions-focused plan to prepare the body and mind to open to the insight of meditation.
In honor of National Yoga Month, Two Fit Moms is offering you this eight-pose flow that will help you reap the cardiovascular benefits of yoga.
This five-day practice will help you discover and embrace the power of sitting every day.
Putting a twist on your go-to poses can breathe new life into your practice. Try this sequence, packed with nontraditional variations on classic asanas.
Make home practice a habit by committing to your mat for the next 30 days with fresh sequences and daily practice plans for each week of the month from esteemed teachers and YJ contributors.
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This sequence will free up space for energy to flow, helping your organs function optimally for greater mental clarity and endurance.
Feel the relationship between your core and steadiness in preparation for meditation.
Consider this grounding sequence a reorientation to your foundation.
As yoga grows, so do the misconceptions about it. Here, Stephanie Snyder sets the record straight on 8 myths getting between you and your yoga bliss.
Do you hear friends saying they're not fit enough for yoga? Here's how to convince them yoga is more than physical exercise.
From opening the body to stabilizing a pose, there are many ways the wall can assist you in your yoga practice. Discover 8 ways to modify, deepen, and explore poses with the one prop everyone has at home.
Colleen Saidman Yee, who teaches Yoga Journal's upcoming Yoga for Inner Peace online course, demonstrates a rocking sequence for fighting fear and promoting positive thinking.
This combination of restorative yoga, meditation, essential oils, and Reiki— from dream team Colleen Saidman Yee and Rodney Yee—will help ease anxiety and insomnia to deliver your best night’s zzz’s.
This strong-core sequence will move you in every direction to work your middle from each possible angle, building strength and ease of movement, naturally.
Finding inspiration on the mat when practicing alone can be difficult. The following sequence will help you work with both abhyasa and vairagya.
Open your chest and find proper alignment after a tough standup paddleboard workout. This beginner SUP yoga sequence will get you started.
Want to avoid asana burnout? Amy Ippoliti says the trick is all in optimizing functionality by engaging the deep stabilizers while finding ways to give the major movement muscles a break.
Warm up for Eagle Pose with these three prep poses that will open your shoulders and hips.
This flow helps foster both self-love and compassion for others.
We look at three of the riskiest poses commonly practiced in yoga and how to modify them for your and your students’ safety.
Listen to your body to find your natural limits and healthy boundaries—along with core power, strength, and inner peace.
These two sequences are designed to empower you to set an intention for your day, and then to let go at the end so you can relax deeply before bedtime.
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.
Helgrid Randolph, a Denver-based Ayurvedic practitioner and yoga teacher, offers advice on proper twisting protocol.
Just as nature enters a cycle of renewal, growth and expansion in spring—so does the energy within us. Embrace the opportunity to shed old unwanted layers and make a conscious choice to begin again.
Unleash your creative potential with this hip-opening sequence that will ignite your second chakra.
Celebrity yoga teacher Mandy Ingber says healing grief starts by recognizing where you’re holding stress and emotions and breathing into that space to release the tension. Reset with her 20-minute sequence.
Discover how a single sequence, when practiced consistently, can provide grounding, openness, and a greater sense of stability in all aspects of your life with this routine from Sonima.
Next time you find yourself bogged down with emails and to-dos, take 10 minutes to disconnect from the computer screen and practice this short yoga sequence.
Master Baptiste Yoga teacher Leah Cullis, who leads YJ's online course Pillars of Power Yoga, demonstrates 10 poses that will help you love and accept your body.
Master Baptiste Yoga teacher Leah Cullis, who leads YJ's online course Pillars of Power Yoga, demonstrates 6 common pose mistakes and how to tidy them up for spring.
Yoga Medicine founder Tiffany Cruikshank offers four tricks for fine-tuning your body’s digestive process with yoga.
After a long day at school, there's always more to do. Before hitting the homework, take a yoga break to reset mind and body for better focus.