One of the most basic yoga poses can remind you that handling the stress and anxiety of everyday life doesn't have to require effort.
If you still cross your legs when you sneeze or situate your mat at the back of class "just in case," you can do more than just Kegels to recover.
Being upside down can shift how we view the world—literally and figuratively.
Nervous about twisting? The movement can actually benefit your spine and back. Here's why.
If you’ve found yourself lying on the floor often over the past year-plus, this practice is for you.
And they take less than 15 minutes.
Feeling unmotivated, frustrated, or all-around blasé? It’s time for some rest and recovery.
Want all the benefits of a big, heart-opening backbend without the big backbend part? These poses bring the same perks with less strain on your shoulders and low back.
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Practicing yoga with tight hamstrings isn't about stretching past your known limits. It's about finding a way to practice within them.
This series of yoga postures will keep your pectoral and upper back muscles loose, while gradually opening the chest and shoulders.
Terrified of arm balances? Here are four reasons why you should be practicing them at home (pillows included).
These variations of Firefly can help you work up to the full expression of the pose—or just enjoy them on their own.
Build balance and strength to fly fearlessly in Eka Pada Galavasana.
Natarajasana is a posture you can choose to "perform" or do with curiosity. And the best way to better observe your movements in this pose is by adding props.
Got back pain? Tight hip flexors could be to blame. Open them up with these four yoga poses that counterbalance the prolonged hip flexion of sitting for hours.
From Hurdler’s Pose to Albatross to Flying Splits to Pose Dedicated to the Sage Koundinya II—no matter what you call it, these prop variations of Eka Pada Koundinyasana II show there's no one way to do this posture.
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Try a new, surprisingly intimate way to connect with your partner this Valentine's Day. This simple sequence can inspire loving touch and closeness with your sweetheart—or even a dear friend.
Soothe tired eyes and a stressed out mind with these grounding poses
Here are 10 yoga poses to help you recharge and strengthen your resolve.
Feeling scattered? Get grounded with a practice that combines mantra, movement, and breathing.
Pranayama can be a simple way to find balance and beat the summer heat.
When we push too hard, we're prone to stress, anxiety, and exhaustion. But when we fail to apply ourselves, we may never realize our potential. In his new book, The Practice is the Path, yoga teacher Tias Little describes how to find middle ground. Plus, a pranayama practice to embody balance.
Support your body in early pregnancy with these soothing shapes.
Try these easy pranayama practices to access mental clarity and release tension and stress.
All you need is a pillow.
This advanced pranayama can help you and a friend or family member share feedback in a constructive way. Who doesn't need help with that?
You can still receive the physical and mental benefits of beloved Sun Salutation from a chair. If standing is painful, difficult, or impossible, try this variation of Sun Salutation to feel more you more grounded, balanced, and at home in your body. Bonus: you can do it at your desk for a rejuvenating midday break.
Let these yoga bolsters set you up for your most peaceful state.
Try Sama Vritti Pranayama (Box Breathing) when you’re stressed, anxious, or upset.
Stay in the moment during periods of change with this short mindfulness technique.
Having one of *those* days? Loosen up without leaving your seat with Jillian Pransky's deskbound practice.
Soothe your mind and body with this five-minute practice—all you need is a seat.
Cultivate balance in a way that allows for freedom and forward-movement.
Count down to more calmness—anytime, anywhere—with this short breathing practice.
When you’re time-crunched, it can be tempting to sneak out of yoga class before this final resting pose. Here’s why you should reconsider.
This prep pose expands your lungs so each in breath increases blood flow.
New to pranayama? This is a good place to start connecting to your breath and subtle body.
No bolsters, blankets, or blocks? No problem. Here’s how to set yourself up for a supremely relaxing practice, minus the props.
Looking to cultivate more connection with yourself—and with others? Want to experience the oneness versus otherness so many yoga teachers talk about? This sequence will show you how.
The Pistol Squat, Deconstructed: How to Build the Strength, Flexibility, and Mobility You Need for This Pose
Try this yoga sequence to prepare your body for the pistol squat.
Have you been wanting to try Headstand and Handstand—but too nervous to start practicing these inversions? This sequence can help.
In this hectic technological age, restorative yoga is a bountiful vehicle for easing tension and bringing forth a profound sense of calm. Try this deeply relaxing sequence, paired with introspective journaling, to get present and comfortable on and off your mat.
Teacher and model Jenny Brill describes the 6 steps to successfully complete Prasarita Padottanasana, or Wide-Legged Standing Forward Bend
No bolsters, blankets, and blocks? No problem. This simple restorative yoga practice uses just one strap to help you drop into bliss.
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.