One Yoga Journal editor replaced her daily meditation practice with ASMR YouTube videos for a week. Here’s what happened.
These takeaways from working with the most hard-working and exhausted of students may help you as well.
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.
These DIY essential oil blends will help you finally break your scented candle habit.
Pick up these essential Sanskrit tips, and you’ll never mispronounce “hatha” again.
No bolsters, blankets, and blocks? No problem. This simple restorative yoga practice uses just one strap to help you drop into bliss.
Having one of those days? Sure, making a beeline for your yoga mat is a great idea. But for an instant hit of calm when you're on the go, try one of these simple practices that you can do anywhere, anytime.
What barriers are currently holding you back? What do you really want to do—but are too afraid to try? Read on for inspiration that’ll help you go after your biggest dreams, no matter how scary they feel.
Turns out, there’s not actually an English equivalent for every Sanskrit word. Find out which common yoga words you may not be fully understanding.
Make no mistake, yoga can really change anyone’s mindset—and from there, transform the world. Here, the team reflects on yoga destinations in Chicago that helped them see the bigger picture.
Before he was incarcerated, Marshawn Feltus had never stepped foot on a yoga mat. Now he runs his own studio and teaches yoga on Chicago's West Side. Here, the LBY team sits down with him to share the incredible story of how the practice turned his life around—so he could help others do the same.
Hate to break it to you, but if you find alignment of asanas more interesting than exploring their Sanskrit meanings, you’re missing out on some major benefits on the mat…
Going into your first yoga teacher training can be exciting—and daunting. Here are six must-haves to help make your experience even sweeter.
The secret to improving your practice? Don’t just hit the mat—hit the gym!
Ambassador Aris Seaberg experiences the power of a single mantra (and mid-class Savasanas) at a studio stop in Chicago.
Add this breathing practice to your daily routine for a quick hit of calm that’ll leave you feeling happier and healthier.
When it comes to Sanskrit, there are at least two camps of yogis—those who use it and those who don’t. Here’s why we’re with the traditionalists on this one.
You go to the doctor for chronic pain and she hands you a prescription for a meditation regimen that you can access through an app on your phone. Sound like science fiction? It could be coming in the near future.
These 18 insanely dangerous spots are gaining popularity among yogis wanting picture-perfect Instagram posts. But are pictures like these admirable and inspiring—or an example of how yoga is getting further and further away from its roots?
When one yoga teacher traveled to Mysore, India, to study Ashtanga yoga for a month, he brought his wife and baby daughter with him. Here’s how the experience became his biggest teacher.
Six weeks in, six lessons learned in Nashville: Jeremy and Aris discover how yoga makes room—for themselves, for others, and even for different styles of practice.
Are you a yogi looking for inspiration off your yoga mat? Yoga Journal’s Editorial Producer Bee Creel hit the tread running with Orangetheory Fitness and found a new way to get in touch with her heart.
Looking for a fun summer challenge? Here are 10 advanced poses perfect for tackling on the beach, or wherever your summer takes you.
Aris Seaberg reports on discussions about the not-so-pretty side of the practice, acknowledges how she has contributed to the problem—and ideas that will help create progress.
Traveling can make you feel cranky and stiff—the opposite of how you feel after a yoga class. But it doesn’t have to. Here’s how to beat the tiny-seat, stiff-leg, jet lag blues.
Deskbound at the office or at home? Starting to slouch? These strengthening and lengthening poses will help you sit with support and ease.
For Jill Miller, years of hypermobility led to picture-perfect yoga poses—and overuse injuries that ultimately prompted a total hip replacement. Here’s what the experience was like, and how it’s forever changed her practice.
These simple moves will powerfully balance your legs, pelvis, and spine whether you're at your desk, out and about, or on the mat.
Yoga and I have been together for almost four decades. Here's how we survived infidelity and finally tied the knot.
Need to drink more water—but feeling uninspired to keep sipping? We asked yoga teachers around the country to share their favorite H20 add-ins that inspire them (and hopefully you, too!) to stay hydrated.
From mats to lockers, our experts share their 5 best tips to get your yoga studio clean—fast.
With donation-based classes and booming outreach programs, Small World Yoga has a bold business model that can bring healing to a wide range of communities. Here, the Live Be Yoga team sits down with executive director and founder Liz Veyhl to find out how she made it happen.
Eating and cooking are not so different from a yoga practice—there are guidelines, but we each choose the style that fits us best and results in the maximum health and enjoyment for mind and body. With that in mind, here are tips for fine-tuning your cooking practice.
The right props can help you do everything from improve your alignment to making formerly awkward or uncomfortable poses easier. Read on to find out what some of the top yoga teachers around the country reach for when they practice.
Whether you have chronic low back pain, herniation, osteoporosis, or trouble with your SI joints, these supported variations will help you enjoy the benefits of Triangle Pose with ease.
This Sensory Forest Immersion Class Is Sold Out at Wanderlust: Here’s How to Try It in Your Own Backyard
Practicing this immersion into nature will help you center and reconnect with what matters most to you—and you can do it in your own backyard.
When I tell friends that I went on a silent meditation retreat, 95 percent of them say they couldn’t handle not talking. Yet when you commit to quiet stillness, you have the space and time to discover things you fail to see or may have even forgotten about yourself.
Here are some inspired ideas to help you adapt your yoga practice if your Stanabhara (Sanskrit for breast weight) requires adjustments.
Neal Goyal was riding on a wave of success after starting his own hedge fund at 24—until his lies caused investors to lose $10 million. Now in prison, he explains how the Purusharthas, or the four aims of life, are helping him make sense of his crime.
Did This Week’s Immigration News Make Your Head Spin? Take Action with This International Day of Yoga Practice
Seems like there's no better time than International Day of Yoga to remember our interconnectedness with all human beings—and do something to help promote the well-being of everyone. Here, master teacher Amy Ippoliti shows us how.
“Rigidity doesn’t seem like the right answer to a life in constant flow."
Traveling to a yoga festival this summer? These picks will keep you comfy and stylish—and your luggage (and spirit) light.
If the news of these recent, high-profile suicides has you feeling down or wondering what to do—or, if the news is bringing up memories of how suicide has touched you on a deep and very personal level—here’s how to turn to your yoga practice.
All of us struggle to some degree with body image issues. Here are 5 ways yoga can help you feel more confident about the skin you're in.
Ayurvedic experts offer five simple tips that you can start using now to improve your digestion—and your health.
If you already have a steady SUP yoga practice, you might be eager to try more challenging postures on your board. Enter this sequence, which is filled with familiar postures that have unexpected variations.
It's World Oceans Day! To celebrate, yoga teacher Amy Ippoliti and photographer Taro Smith are highlighting one of nature’s rare success stories: Misool Eco Resort and Misool Foundation in Raja Ampat, Indonesia.
This tantric breathing practice from Sarah Platt-Finger can help you achieve a state of oneness, also known as samadhi.
The team uses the tools of yoga to dive into difficult conversations on diversity, discovers yogic intentions at the Gaia Herbs farm, and gets salty for self-care.
The team gets a respite from traveling and discovers the healing benefits of salt.
What if you could take a yoga class in the comfort of your home or office with a LIVE teacher, who sees you in real time the same way you see them? This is totally possible now with two-way live streaming yoga classes.
Live Be Yoga: Charlotte’s ‘Fractured’ Yoga Community Declares Call to Action Through Uplifting Summits
When yoga teachers and practitioners come together to confront difficult conversations, the Live Be Yoga team joins and looks beyond its own lenses to understand how to foster inclusivity in classes and studios.
Pamela Stokes Eggleston lost herself when caring for her husband, a U.S Army veteran and Purple Heart and Bronze Star recipient. Now, she’s on a mission to teach other caregivers the yogic practices that helped her find her soul again.
For nights when stress + anxiety get the better of you, try this simple smiling practice to peacefully drift off to sleep.
Looking for a little wellness-in-a-box? Read on to discover 4 of our favorite yoga-themed subscription gift box services, perfect for grads, yogi dads, or a little shameless self-gifting.
This relaxing "fourth trimester" yoga sequence can help you reconnect with your body and calm your mind in those early months with a new baby.
These simple postures from Josh Summers will also help enhance the circulation of this vital energy.
7 Things I Learned From Doing One of Those Social Media Yoga Challenges I Always Thought Were Obnoxious
Our writer never thought she would participate in one of those social media yoga challenges, but she found it surprisingly rewarding. Here are 7 things she learned from the experience.
A "mind-blowing" day of equine subtle energy work leads to a larger lesson about how we all impact the world.
Improve your drishti (gaze) and deepen your practice with these 4 simple steps.
Happy National Meditation Month! If you haven't already made meditation a regular part of your yoga practice, here are four more reasons to try it.
Our writer Adam Carney took a great idea and relocated to Bali, Indonesia, to launch a yoga business. Here, his powerful story, and 4 tips to start a successful yoga company abroad.