Yoga Journal Podcasts: The Practice

Yoga Journal brings you accessible 5- to 30-minute meditation, pranayama, Yoga Nidra, and mantra practices from some of the world’s best teachers. All you have to do is tune in.

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Episode 26: A 32-Minute Yoga Nidra with Chelsea Jackson Roberts

This week on The Practice, Chelsea Jackson Roberts (@chelsealovesyoga), Peloton yoga teacher, scholar, and lululemon global ambassador, teaches a 32-minute Yoga Nidra practice for full-body relaxation. Get all of the props you need to stay warm and comfortable.

Study more with Chelsea in her six-week online course with Yoga Journal: Inclusivity Training.

Episode 25: A 17-Minute Evening Self-Care Routine with Pamela Stokes Eggleston

This week on The Practice, Pamela Stokes Eggleston, cofounder of Retreat to Spirit and the founder and director of Yoga2Sleep, shares her 17-minute evening self-care routine, including three-part yogic breathing, restorative movement, and loving-kindness meditation. This combination of practices will help you get a good night’s sleep.

To study more with Pamela, take her six-week online course with Yoga Journal: Yoga for Self-Care.

Episode 24: A 25-Minute Morning Self-Care Routine for Letting Go with Amina Naru

This week on The Practice, Amina Naru, cofounder of Retreat to Spirit and the founder and director of Posh Yoga, shares a 25-minute self-care routine for letting go, including energizing Breath of Fire, or Kalabhati Pranayama, and movement that builds some heat.

Study with Amina in her Yoga Journal course: Yoga for Self-Care with Amina Naru and Pamela Stokes Eggleston.

Episode 23: A 6-Minute Hamsa Mantra Practice with Sally Kempton

This week on the Practice, Sally Kempton, a former swami in a Vedic tradition and the best-selling author of mediation and Tantra books, teaches a 6-minute mantra practice. Hamsa, meaning I Am That, is a fundamental mantra that flows into your heart and helps you invoke your true self.

To study more with Sally, take her Tantra 101 class with Yoga Journal.

Episode 22: A 12-Minute Mindfulness Meditation with Cyndi Lee

This week on The Practice, Cyndi Lee, the first female Western yoga teacher to fully integrate yoga asana and Tibetan Buddhism in her practice and teaching, shares a 12-minute mindfulness meditation. Learn the basics of this powerful practice, and how to build on them.

For more mindfulness practices from Cyndi Lee, take her Slow Flow class with Yoga Journal.

Episode 21: A 30-Minute Deep Dive into Alternate Nostril Breathing with Tias Little

Prajna Yoga Founder Tias Little shares postural and mudra techniques to help you deepen into nadi shodhana ,or alternate nostril breathing, in this 30-minute lesson and practice. You'll finish with tools to feel more grounded and balanced, and at peace.

For more from Tias, check out his online course with Yoga Journal: Pranayama 101.

Episode 20: A 5-Minute Meditation for Dealing with Chaos with Colleen Saidman Yee

In this episode, Colleen Saidman Yee, a yoga teacher, author, and the owner of Yoga Shanti studios in New York, teaches a five-minute meditation to help you gracefully navigate chaos.

Learn more practices from Colleen in her online education courses with Yoga Journal: Yoga for Inner Peace and Restorative Yoga to Overcome Emotional Roadblocks

Episode 19: A 22-Minute Yoga Nidra for Finding Your Sacred Place with Dharma Mitra

This week on The Practice, we explore Yoga Nidra, or full-body relaxation, with master teacher Dharma Mittra, founder of Dharma Yoga in New York City. Often called yogic sleep, Yoga Nidra is practiced lying down in a comfortable position, so grab all of the props and blankets you need to settle in. Here, Dharma leads a 22-minute Yoga Nidra practice for finding out what is sacred to you.

Learn more practices from Dharma in his online education course with Yoga Journal: Master Class on Yoga Nidra.

Episode 18: A 30-Minute Pranayama Practice for Finding Your Unique Breathprint with Tias Little

In this 30-minute session, Prajna Yoga Founder Tias Little walks you through how to find your unique pattern of breathing, which will inform how you move into deeper pranayama practices. 

For more from Tias, check out his online course with Yoga Journal: Pranayama 101.

Episode 17: A 12-Minute Loving-Kindness Meditation with Jillian Pransky

Restorative Yoga teacher and Deep Listening author Jillian Pransky offers a 12-minute loving-Kindness meditation to help you develop self-compassion and compassion for others.

To study more with Jillian, check out her online education classes with Yoga Journal: Restorative Yoga 101 and Everyday Restorative.

Episode 16: An 8-Minute Yin Yoga Meditation for Feeling Embodied with Josh Summers

In this 8-minute Yin Yoga meditation with Josh Summers, you'll bring awareness to the body, so you can feel grounded and integrated and calm as you carry on with your day. 

You can learn more practices from Josh in his online education course with Yoga Journal: Yin Yoga 101.

Episode 15: A 7-Minute Meditation for Forgiveness with Colleen Saidman Yee

Forgiveness may just be the key to a healthy, happy life. Here, Colleen Saidman Yee, a yoga teacher, author, and the owner of Yoga Shanti studios in New York, teaches a 7-minute meditation to help you find compassion and forgive. 

Learn more practices from Colleen in her online education courses with Yoga Journal: Yoga for Inner Peace and Restorative Yoga to Overcome Emotional Roadblocks

Episode 14: A 15-Minute Breath-Centered Apa Japa Meditation with Alan Finger

This 15-Minute Apa Japa Meditation, taught by ISHTA Yoga Founder Alan Finger, will help you bring your attention back to the breath, over and over, so you can find a sense of peace. 

You can learn more from Alan in his online education courses with Yoga Journal on Meditation and the Chakras.

Episode 13: A 9-Minute Mantra Meditation for Calling on Lakshmi with Sianna Sherman

Get in touch with the feelings of abundance associated with the Hindu goddess Lakshmi in this 9-minute mantra meditation, taught by Sianna Sherman, founder of Rasa Yoga. 

You can practice more with Sianna in her online education course with Yoga Journal, called Goddess Yoga.

Episode 12: A 1-Minute Breath Meditation You Can Practice Anywhere with Larissa Hall Carlson and John Douillard

In this 7-minute episode of The Practice, Ayurvedic Practitioners Larissa Hall Carlson and John Douillard share a simple, 1-minute pranayama meditation that you can use at home, in your car, at work, or anywhere to de-stress and reset. 

Study Ayurveda with Larissa and John in their online education courses with Yoga Journal: Ayurveda 101 and Ayurveda 201.

Episode 11: A 14-Minute Acupressure Point Meditation for Hormonal Balance with Maria Villella

This week on The Practice, women’s health and Chinese Medicine practitioner Maria Villella shares a 14-minute meditation with acupressure points for supporting yin energy during your moon cycle. 

You can learn more from Maria in her online education course with Yoga Journal: Yoga for Women's Health.

Episode 10: An 8-Minute Yin Yoga Meditation for Balancing Your Energy with Josh Summers

In this 8-minute Yin Yoga meditation with Josh Summers, you'll learn how to balance your meridians, or energy channels. 

You can learn more practices from Josh in his online education course with Yoga Journal: Yin Yoga 101.

Episode 9: A 9-Minute Mantra Meditation for Calling on Durga with Sianna Sherman

Tap into the warrior power of the Hindu goddess Durga with this 9-minute mantra meditation, taught by Sianna Sherman, founder of Rasa Yoga. 

You can practice more with Sianna in her online education course with Yoga Journal, called Goddess Yoga.

Episode 8: An 8-Minute Meditation for Sustainable Energy with Janet Stone

This 8-minute meditation for finding sustainable energy calls on Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of abundance, and can apply to parenting, working, and simply living in the world today. It's taught by Janet Stone, a vinyasa teacher and the founder of Janet Stone Yoga.

You can practice more with Janet in her online education course with Yoga Journal, called Yoga for Moms

Episode 7: 3- and 4-Minute Chakra Meditations for Self-Love with Mary Beth LaRue

This series of short chakra-themed meditations, taught by Mary Beth LaRue, a vinyasa yoga teacher and co-founder of the Rock Your Bliss coaching program, are designed to get your creative and compassionate energy flowing. The 4-minute sacral chakra meditation will help you go with flow, while the 3-minute heart chakra-themed practice will foster self-love. Lastly, the 3-minute crown chakra meditation will help you trust your intuition. 

You can practice more with Mary Beth in her online education course with Yoga Journal: Yoga for Creativity

Episode 6: A 14-Minute Gong Sound Bath with Karena Virginia

In this episode, treat yourself to a 14-minute gong bath from Kundalini teacher and author Karena Virginia. All you have to do is find a comfortable place to lie down and surrender to the sweet sound, designed to help you find a sense of peace. 

You can practice more with Karena in her online education course with Yoga Journal, Kundalini 101. 

Episode 5: A 15-Minute Kriya Yoga Meditation for Finding Focus with Alan Finger

Suffering from sensory overload? This 15-minute meditation from Kriya Yoga teacher and ISHTA Yoga founder Alan Finger will help you activate your heart chakra and focus on what is really important to you. 

You can learn more from Alan in his online education courses with Yoga Journal on Meditation and the Chakras.

Episode 4: A 10-Minute Meditation for Adrenal Support with Maria Villella

This week on The Practice, we work with women’s health and Chinese Medicine practitioner Maria Villella on a meditation for adrenal support. She offers an easy 10-minute practice for de-stressing and beating exhaustion. 

You can learn more from Maria in her online education course with Yoga Journal: Yoga for Women's Health.

Episode 3: A 7-Minute Yin Yoga Meditation for Clearing Stagnant Energy with Josh Summers

In this 7-minute meditation, taught by Yin Yoga teacher Josh Summers, you'll learn a quick technique for releasing stagnant energy and influencing qi, or energy, by applying your breath focused awareness. 

You can learn more practices from Josh in his online education course with Yoga Journal: Yin Yoga 101.

Episode 2: A 6-Minute Meditation for Facing Your Fears with Colleen Saidman Yee

This has been a frightening time for many. This 6-minute meditation, taught by Colleen Saidman Yee, a yoga teacher, author, and the owner of Yoga Shanti studios in New York, will help you acknowledge your fears and then move past them to a place of abundance and security.

Learn more practices from Colleen in her online education courses with Yoga Journal: Yoga for Inner Peace and Restorative Yoga to Overcome Emotional Roadblocks.   

Episode 1: 20-Minute Yoga Nidra Practices with Dharma Mittra

This week on The Practice, we explore Yoga Nidra, or full-body relaxation, with master teacher Dharma Mittra, founder of Dharma Yoga in New York City. Often called yogic sleep, Yoga Nidra is practiced lying down in a comfortable position, so grab all of the props and blankets you need to settle in. Here, Dharma leads a 20-minute Yoga Nidra Practice for keeping an open heart, and a 22-minute Yoga Nidra practice for finding out what is sacred to you.

Learn more practices from Dharma in his online education course with Yoga Journal: Master Class on Yoga Nidra.

Check out Yoga Journal's other podcast—The Yoga Show. In this podcast, Yoga Journal editors interview thought leaders, experts, teachers, and disruptors about the creative, practical, and spiritual issues flowing through the yoga community today.