“Contraindication” is a medical term often used in yoga to describe a physical condition that makes a particular pose inadvisable. While the practice can be healing and beneficial for everyone, not every posture is. Here, browse our list of yoga poses to avoid or modify for the following conditions.
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.
Use this sequence to check in with yourself, quiet fears and negative mental chatter, and ultimately move into a place of deep trust.
Suffering from an pounding head? Learn how to diagnose, treat, and prevent headaches the Ayurvedic way.
Vata governs the body’s changes during pregnancy, but can easily be thrown out of balance. Practice the following Vata-focused sequence to help balance and nourish your pregnant body.
Will practicing yoga during a painful attack help ease the pain—or make it worse?
This combination of restorative yoga, meditation, essential oils, and Reiki— from dream team Colleen Saidman Yee and Rodney Yee—will help ease anxiety and insomnia to deliver your best night’s zzz’s.
No one should have to suffer through a yoga class when their low back is acting up. Fortunately, there are many different, creative ways to play with props and modify asanas to free the low back from pain.