Try these eight ways to practice with a dowel and watch it quickly become your new favorite yoga prop for back pain.
The moral and ethical principles that are the foundation of yoga practice—the yamas (social restraints) and niyamas (self-disciplines)—are especially important to follow this time of year. Here’s how to put them into practice.
Start shopping now, because a lot of these yoga deals have already begun.
When Timothy McCall, MD, found himself in the patient’s chair—diagnosed with cancer in his neck—he didn’t run straight for conventional treatments. Instead, he traveled to India to see an Ayurvedic therapist. Here’s a look at his journey.
Don’t make these simple mistakes.
Looking for a healthy alternative to top your Ayurvedic Soup? This Cashew Sour Cream from my new cookbook, Eat Feel Fresh: A Contemporary Plant-Based Ayurvedic Cookbook, will bring you into balance with ingredients and hues that relate to each of the seven major energy centers.
Interested in starting a consistent yoga practice, but not sure where to start? These 30 yoga sequences designed by experienced yoga teachers will help you target specific areas of the body to release tension and increase flexibility.
Whether you’re a yoga teacher who easily picks up on energy in the room, or an empathetic person whose friends come to you with their troubles, follow this advice to stay grounded, feel happier, and protect yourself from the emotional swirl happening around you.
Strengthen your core and build upper-body strength so you feel more comfortable in any inversion.
A long history of sexual misconduct haunts this popular practice. Here’s how some Ashtangi yogis are moving forward.
Kino Macgreggor's tools and tips will help you process your emotions after a traumatic event.
As a girl, Mallika Chopra—daughter of the legendary teacher, Deepak—learned the transformative power of meditation. Here, she shares a one-minute breath practice for kids that can help ease anxiety immediately.
Grab a resistance band and challenge your strength—rather than exploit your flexibility.
Get some distance from the emotional landmines in your life while deepening your practice and feeding your soul on these magical post-breakup adventures.
Saddened yogis respond to the shooting at a Tallahassee, Florida yoga studio. Here’s what they had to say.
A yoga teacher's job description often requires them to be in constant motion on a daily basis. Here, 5 teachers fill us in on the supplements that keep them feeling great, even on their busiest days.
It's important to protect your wrists in any yoga pose—but Wheel Pose is notorious for causing wrist pain or soreness. Here’s how to be mindful of the risks to your wrists.
You could drop $100 on a great, new pair of yoga pants. Or, you could buy one of these way cheaper versions that are every bit as flattering and fabulous.
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
Daylight Savings Is Ending. This TCM-Inspired Sequence Will Help You Adjust to the Shorter Days With Ease
When the clocks go back an hour, there’s a good chance fatigue, fogginess, and restless energy in the evenings will set in. Here’s a flow to help your body find a new rhythm.
After years of practice, does Triangle still stress you out? Or, can you hold Handstand but wobble in Warrior I? Here, 7 top teachers share the relatively easy poses that they’re still trying to master—plus tips to make them a little less frustrating.
Getting inked with one of these designs may have personal meaning, but are they divorced from the broader cultural significance that makes these symbols so powerful and enduring?
From navigating the start of the hectic holiday season to dealing with family dramas that are very likely to surface, here’s how to use your yoga practice and what’s in the stars to help you navigate the coming weeks.
Here’s how to reclaim your self-confidence, feel better in your body, and help others do the same—starting now.
Spiderman in Scandasana? Yes, please! Here are a dozen easy-to-throw-together Halloween costume ideas.
What they don’t tell you in yoga teacher training: When you start teaching as a 19-year-old, you’re almost sure to get raised eyebrows from your students. Here’s what one young yoga instructor learned about how to get taken seriously.
From the standard (read: blocks and straps) to the more surprising (foam pool noodles!), here’s how to modify a few common poses to gain strength, flexibility, and stability.
Sure, social media can be a total time suck. But it can also be a great tool to help you up-level your yoga practice and stay motivated to accomplish your goals.
Here’s how one yoga teacher’s relationship with her mother has evolved thanks to their shared yoga practice. Plus, a customizable sequence to inspire you to practice with your mom, too.
The best part? All of them raise money for a good cause.
Want to go from a dreamer to a doer? Get on the fast track to creating the life you want with these 10 tips from Jenna Kutcher, host of The Goal Digger Podcast.
The team attends 4 eye-opening studios and events in the ATX that drove home the meaning of community.
Her family would be hit hard if a current lawsuit overturns the Affordable Care Act’s provision on pre-existing conditions. In response, Julie Oliver has her drishti set on a House seat in Texas to try to change the world, one vote—and breath—at a time.
As a new season dawns, shamanic teacher Sandra Ingerman helps us celebrate changing tides with these ceremonies.
Whether you love grabbing your journal and pouring out your innermost thoughts or you loathe the thought of it, here’s all the prompts you need to feel more connected to yourself and those around you.
Live Be Yoga: How Kung Fu and Poetry Inspired Tyrone Beverly to Build a Better World—One Tough Conversation at a Time
Through his organization Im'Unique, the yoga teacher and activist is using the practice to help facilitate important at-the-table dialogues between people with wildly opposing viewpoints.
Natural detoxifying properties have transformed charcoal from BBQ staple to health-and-beauty superstar.
Wrangle your attention span and increase productivity with these tips for improved concentration
Here’s how to integrate the physical, energetic, psychological, and spiritual to create a journey of true healing.
Live Be Yoga: How a “Mindful Minute” in Class Is Transforming the Way Kids Deal with Stress and Anxiety
The team discovers how one principal and community-driven yoga teacher just outside Salt Lake City are empowering kids and teens through movement, meditation, and breath practices—and what students say about it is promising.
The ambassadors visit Better Living Yoga, a SoCal yoga studio committed to serving yogis over 40 through stress-busting practices that help prevent chronic illnesses and support those dealing with disease. Here, Aris Seaberg learns more about its mission, along with supported variations of common postures that calm the nervous system and extend the life of your practice.
Wondering how the sun, moon, and stars might affect your yoga practice or teaching this month? Here are some of the big, astrological shifts happening right now, plus expert advice on how to handle the seasonal and energetic changes with ease.
Live Be Yoga: Want to Thrive as a Yoga Teacher? 5 Tips from a Yogi Who Cut Through the Competition with Grace
Ever wonder how you're going to "make it" in the holistic hustle, when there are more new yoga teachers than new students getting on the mat? Jeremy Falk sat down with yoga teacher Tiffany Russo, who shares how to find success while staying on the yogic path.
If this week’s news cycle retriggered your own traumatic experience, you aren’t alone. Here, Sarah Platt-Finger shares her own empowering path toward healing and a grounding sequence to help you reclaim a sense of steadiness and ease.
Here, one of his students shares his thoughts on the silent monk who inspired so many
A Tantra meditation with chocolate. A life force-giving tree. Nourishing meals that give back to the community. In photos and vignettes, Aris Seaberg recounts a magical, sustainable retreat in Northern California.
I was a little (okay, very) skeptical at first. But now? I’m Taroting all day, every day.
Often, when we find a teacher or a class we love, we stick to it. Here, Jeremy Falk makes the case for finding inspiration everywhere—even when we encounter styles we don't aspire to.
Ever wonder what top yoga teachers’ yoga and meditation practices really look like? You know, when they’re not filtering out every imperfection to create the perfect Gram? Click through to find out.
Here’s what a yoga therapist (and anorexia survivor) says are the most important things to remember when someone who suffers from an eating disorder comes to your class.
The team sits down with Savitri and Aadil Palkhivala at Alive and Shine Center in Bellevue, WA, for a conversation they won’t forget.
After a summer filled with retrogrades, eclipses, and supermoons, September is bringing an invitation to settle in—and make yourself useful. Here’s how to use what’s happening in the stars in your yoga practice.
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.
The ambassadors discover that yoga can take many on forms as long as it’s done with intention.
You use sage or palo santo to clear the energy in your home or yoga studio. Here’s how the pros clear their own energy—and how you can, too.
Want to enhance well-being in your body, mind, and relationships? Start doing this practice by renowned neuropsychiatrist Dan Siegel from his new book, AWARE.
This trendy yoga class brings your practice onto a vibe board that looks like an electrified descendent of a step aerobics platform. But in a world full of yoga hybrids, is it worth the buzz? Jeremy Falk finds out.
The best part? You can incorporate all of these insights into your own daily practices, starting today.
One Yoga Journal editor replaced her daily meditation practice with ASMR YouTube videos for a week. Here’s what happened.
Turns out there are specific yoga poses that help firefighters relax and recharge after a stressful day. Here's how they can help you, too.
With only a couple of weeks to train for the race, John Douillard and his family used these Ayurvedic techniques to get to the finish line.
Practicing across the pond showed the ambassadors deeper insight into ways that yoga opens up new paths and transforms lives.
New to Sanskrit? Great—start here! We’ve handpicked the essential vocabulary words for beginners.
It seems paradoxical to preach philosophy over fitness before prescribing a boot camp-style class, but Stewart Gilchrist reveals why yoga needs both in its approach.
Whether you’re looking for the perfect fit, just the right amount of stretch, or a brand that keeps the environment at top of mind, you’ll want to consult this list before you buy your next pair of yoga pants.