You may have heard people blame their crushing exhaustion, brain fog, and moodiness on burnout or adrenal fatigue. But experts say those usually aren’t accurate diagnoses. Here, a new term for what ails us, along with new thinking on exactly how chronic stress is affecting our health—and why yoga can help.
Strong, supportive glutes are key to a safe, pain-free yoga practice. Here’s what you need to know about the glute muscles (the gluteus maximus, medius, and minimus), plus four poses that make them stronger.
The secret to improving your practice? Don’t just hit the mat—hit the gym!
Follow these 5 steps to master Akarna Dhanurasana I, or Archer Pose I.
Deepen your forward bends and open your hips in these prep poses for Akarna Dhanurasana I, or Archer Pose I.
Try these modifications and props to find safe alignment in Marichyasana I.
Iyengar Yoga teacher Lucienne Vidah explains these 6 simple steps to mastering Marichyasana I, or Great Sage Pose I.
Deskbound at the office or at home? Starting to slouch? These strengthening and lengthening poses will help you sit with support and ease.
These simple moves will powerfully balance your legs, pelvis, and spine whether you're at your desk, out and about, or on the mat.
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.
Learn how to move from Padmasana to Urdhva Kukkutasana safely with these prep poses to strengthen your shoulders and abdominals.
Set the foundation for a receptive state of mind with Urdhva Kukkatasana. Plus, learn how to find stability, balance, and focus in this pose.
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.
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.
Props aren’t just for beginners; they can be used to develop and even deepen dimensions of asana practice. The humble yoga block, for example, gives us countless ways to vary our practice—highlighting sensations that help us experience a pose in a new way. Here are 10 to try.
Feel like you have a cold coming on? Nip it in the bud with these immunity-boosting tips.
Do inversions make you anxious—and excited to try them? Work through those nagging fears and you’ll reap all the juicy benefits. Here, 8 top yoga teachers share their best tips for how to find the courage to go upside down, or to try a new inverted pose.
This gentle way of accessing the six bandhas (energetic locks) during your practice will help you experience more freedom in your body and bliss in your life.
Start to understand, lengthen, and strengthen your teres major—a little-known muscle that can be the key to protecting your shoulders when you go upside down.
YJ Influencer Laura Burkhart offers the story of her own chronic pain and hip injury as a caution to yogis and encourages you to get honest about your own practice.
Baron Baptiste, who leads YJ's upcoming course The Power of Play, explains how yoga clears out old mental and physical clutter, setting you up for new possibilities.
In this excerpt from his new book Yoga Therapy: Foundations, Methods, and Practices for Common Ailments, Mark Stephens offers methods for warming up and massaging the wrists to reduce pain in yoga practice.
Release tension with this restorative sequence from Rodney Yee for encouraging the flow of breath and prana.
Learn how master teacher Rodney Yee discovered the power of pranayama to quiet the mind and why it's a focus of every asana class he teaches.
So you overate or overstressed… This short sequence focuses on processing and letting go to counteract holiday excess, leave you feeling lighter, and make some space for joy.
You can rock Plank pose, but did you know that your diaphragm might be your secret weapon when it comes to strengthening your core?
Using a chair as a launch pad to toggle between Kurmasana and Tittibhasana is a great way to build mobility and challenge your balance. Ready to give it a try?
Take cues from your practice to help children handle social exclusion with yoga’s inclusive, compassionate, and community-centered spirit.
Try this strap trick to increase postural awareness in the upper back and shoulders—and relieve the excess tension that accumulates there.
Learn how to use a chair and a block in Revolved Head-to-Knee Pose to both ground and expand the posture all at once.
When it feels like life is spinning out of control, teacher Sara Clark recommends opening your energy channels to raise your vibration and increase your stress resilience.
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Adulting is hard, but so is kid-ing. In fact, kids are more stressed than ever. Meditation can give them perspective on their thoughts and feelings the same way it does for us. Try this practice from yoga teacher and author Susan Verde with your child.
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Senior Iyengar Yoga teacher Carrie Owerko offers an alternative approach to One-Legged Crane Pose II. Go ahead, take flight.