Learn from master meditation teacher Sally Kempton as she shares how her own struggle with her mind taught her how to ultimately become more focused, aware, and loving.
Bestselling author Mariam Gates shares breathing techniques to help children manage their emotions through playful illustrations.
Here’s how one woman bridges the sacred world of meditation with the reality of motherhood.
This is the Reason I Take the Subway 45 Minutes Uptown to Work Out—Even Though There’s a Gym On My Block
Here’s why one yogi opts for inconvenience, all in the name of her meditation practice.
In fact, these clothes are so happy-making, you’ll never want to take them off.
You’ll feel the resulting shift in prana all day long.
One of the nice things about meditation is that when we sit with these moments as they arise, we start to trust in them and in the dark grace.
Here's how to call on this powerful deity when you need your strength most.
Trust us: You’re going to want to lie down, close your eyes, and listen to this beautiful music as soon as possible.
The best part? Pour yourself a cup of tea and you can do it, too.
Follow along as this guided meditation helps you start your day on all the right notes.
Take a few minutes to dedicate each practice to love and watch what begins to shift.
Plus, what you need to know if you’re interested in doing something similar.
Take a (comfy) seat on one of these props created by seasoned sitters.
This short practice will teach you how to use the breath to create space in your day.
New York Times bestselling author Lissa Rankin’s recent book features daily letters to help you tap into what she calls “your inner pilot light”—your natural guiding intuition and wisdom. Here’s one to get you started.
Ignite your imagination and use all of your senses as a path to the divine with one yogi-artist’s visual interpretations of three Yoga Sutras
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.
Here’s how to reclaim your self-confidence, feel better in your body, and help others do the same—starting now.
As a new season dawns, shamanic teacher Sandra Ingerman helps us celebrate changing tides with these ceremonies.
I was a little (okay, very) skeptical at first. But now? I’m Taroting all day, every day.
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.
One Yoga Journal editor replaced her daily meditation practice with ASMR YouTube videos for a week. Here’s what happened.
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.
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.
Alan Finger digs into the science of the sleep cycle to explain why you need meditation if you aren't getting enough shut-eye.
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.
Nine leading yoga teachers give us an inside look at how they pray, manifest what they want in their lives, and more.
Finding clarity in a yoga or meditation practice is more difficult than ever, with thousands of teachers constantly inventing new systems and philosophies. These tips from an Indian yogi who grew up in a monastery will help you feel more grounded in your practice.
Meditation can help you clearly see the small but mighty steps that are within your power to reduce your footprint and celebrate the Earth in a meaningful way.
Meditation has amazing benefits, but it's also capable of unearthing painful memories and general unease, which can be frightening or unnerving. What do you need to know to avoid being blindsided by meditation′s potential negative effects?
It's hard to find stillness in the face of life's ups and downs. Cultivate equanimity by practicing mindfulness meditation and calming breaths.
While experiencing the near-death of his wife, Aadil Palkhivala channeled meditation to release ignorance, ego, and attachment.
Here are five ways to be a more authentic leader.
Find freedom by settling into a meditative state with this gentle asana practice.
Former US Navy SEAL Brandon Webb has achieved a lot in the last five years by anyone’s standards and he credits his practice with helping enhance his productivity.
New year, REAL you. If you’re ready to embrace authenticity this year, self-inquiry is a powerful place to start. Yoga teacher Tracee Stanley shows us how.
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Naam Yoga founder Dr. Joseph Michael Levry will gather thousands of yogis in Mexico City this Sunday to meditate and give hope to those affected by tragedy.
Thanksgiving is all about gratitude, but there are big benefits celebrating it daily. Learn why you might want to kickstart a regular gratitude practice this week.
Chopra Center Vedic Educator Edie Flaiz teaches the Law of Pure Potentiality by quieting the mind to allow you to directly experience your infinite, unbounded, essential nature.
YJ Influencer Sofiah Thom guides you through a beautifully deep Savasana to support you in letting go of any stress or anxiety and preparing for a nurturing sleep.
In a minute's time, YJ Influencer Denelle Numis takes you through a visualization meditation to raise your vibration.
YJ Influencer Denelle Numis teaches the viloma pranayama technique, used to help increase breath capacity. Follow along with her to raise your vibration in a minute's time.
If your stress eating is stressing you out, try these tips.
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.
School starts and work begins to pick up after the summer ends. Here are some tips to stay centered, grounded, and joyful.
There is power in getting in touch with our hearts through meditation; but we can never think our way into this connection. We have to humble and quiet the arrogant brain and speak the heart’s language.
Still dread back-to-school time? Try these tips and a guided practice with Coby Kozlowski to break free of your end-of-summer blues.
Children have a natural proclivity for letting go of distractions and being in the moment. Teaching them how to harness it offers them access to their own resiliency, which they can use throughout their lives.
If you’d love to write but something’s holding you back, follow Elena Brower’s tips for finding your flow.
Need a minute? How about 30. Take time to center yourself with this calming playlist, designed to help you really drop in.
You’ve heard a lot about—and maybe even practiced—prenatal yoga, but how about prenatal meditation?
Is happiness a choice? Master yoga teacher and Purna Yoga co-founder Aadil Palkhivala, who began his study of yoga with B.K.S. Iyengar at the age of 7, believes it is. Here, he explains how focusing the mind and opening your heart can help you get there.
Looking to refresh your mindfulness practice? Step outside: The flowers blooming all around you can actually be powerful meditation tools.
What if we just decided to SLOW DOWN for the summer?
Over the last decade or so, we've been hearing that mind-body practices like yoga and meditation may affect our genes. A new review of the research solidifies it.
You may be comfy and relaxed, but trust us, you don’t want to sleep through the process of self-realization.
Struggle to quiet your mind? Maybe your pooch can help. One woman says her pet-centered meditation technique is an effective way to mindfully connect with both your pet and yourself.
Yoga Journal Master Class teacher Shiva Rea offers the practice below as a way to meditate on the life-giving energy of the sun (surya) with your whole body.
Connection with the breath is the core of any yoga practice, and especially important for finding calm.
Being hard on yourself? These tips from our partner, Meditation Studio, can show you how to practice self-compassion.
Taking a month or year off to make a spiritual pilgrimage is the kind of romantic endeavor some of us will only ever be able to dream about. But that doesn’t mean we can’t embark on an inner journey that leads to the same kind of transformation. Start one of these 30-day pilgrimages from wherever you are today.
Prepare for a life-changing Sun Salutation practice with Shiva Rea’s Prana Flow pranams.
We reached out the authors of the recent Brown University study to unpack their findings.