Think you don’t have time for yoga during the holidays—much less 3-minute pose holds? Yoga Medicine teacher Shannon Stephens makes a case for why yin yoga may be the best practice for your busiest times.
Stretch the upper back, spine, and shoulders; opens the chest; help release chronic tension in the shoulders and neck in Extended Puppy Pose.
Meditation is a procedure of cleansing the mind and taking out the garbage in the subconscious. These three Kundalini practices passed down by Yogi Bhajan will help you release conscious and subconscious fears that cause stress, worry, and anxiety.
Research shows that the practice goes a long way toward helping your brain stay in top shape.
Balancing forces is particularly crucial when it comes to addressing the feeling of “tightness” many of us have in our hips.
Consider this grounding sequence a reorientation to your foundation.
Try these exercises, working with different systems of the body to help you better process your food and relieve specific digestive issues.
Maintain your strength and flexibility with weight training to see improved benefits in your yoga classes.
Communities across the country, take note: Since the 2012 Sandy Hook shooting, the Newtown Yoga Festival has set an example for using yoga to bring a community together and heal trauma.
Do you hear friends saying they're not fit enough for yoga? Here's how to convince them yoga is more than physical exercise.
Colleen Saidman Yee, who teaches Yoga Journal's upcoming Yoga for Inner Peace online course, demonstrates a rocking sequence for fighting fear and promoting positive thinking.
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.
We already know that music can enhance your mood, but for the first time, a study has shown that live music can reduce stress levels.
YJ senior editor Meghan Rabbitt shares how learning to say this one little word more often empowered her to makeover her entire life.
During pregnancy the body changes rapidly, but if we use our yoga practice wisely, we can support these changes, making us strong and flexible in all the right places for easier labor, delivery and recovery.
Here, three prominent yoga teachers share the rewards and challenges of their sabbaticals. Plus, advice to help you decide if taking a break is right for you.
Listen to your body to find your natural limits and healthy boundaries—along with core power, strength, and inner peace.
Do you practice yoga regularly but somehow still feel “stuck” in certain spots? Senior Yoga Medicine teacher Allison Candelaria created this fascia-freeing flow to find more mobility in the backside of your body.
We can't blame you if you've never given your fascia a second (or first) thought. Senior Yoga Medicine teacher Allison Candelaria explains why you will want to start now though.
Even yogis need a little help in the digestion department from time to time. Fortunately, Kathryn Budig says calling on the right pose at the right time can help.
Rubin Naiman, a clinical and sleep-health psychologist, offers advice for practicing before bed.
Ever feel like it's just too tough to get to the studio/gym/track? It could be that you're not exercising according to your sign, or more specifically, your "element."
Next time you find yourself bogged down with emails and to-dos, take 10 minutes to disconnect from the computer screen and practice this short yoga sequence.
Yoga nidra, also known as “yogic sleep” is also a wonderful alternative to sleeping pills for anyone suffering from stress-induced insomnia.
Tone your body and lift your spirit with these inspiring moves that blend the mindfulness of yoga with upbeat cardio. Use this 15-minute workout to show your mind, body, and soul how you really feel about them.
Tiffany Cruikshank shares a meditation to help you become more conscious of the patterns in your mind so you can begin to rewire the soundtrack and guide yourself to a healthier mind and body.
Yoga Medicine founder Tiffany Cruikshank offers four tricks for fine-tuning your body’s digestive process with yoga.
Bo Forbes tells us why the humble eye pillow is one of the most powerful tools for healing, health, and happiness—and how to use one.
Yoga Medicine founder Tiffany Cruikshank offers her favorite bedtime ritual to settle the nervous system in preparation for deep sleep.
Here are a few simple ways to carry the nourishing effects of yoga off the mat and into your relationships.
Start to ease lower back discomfort and counteract the effects of too much sitting by swapping some of your standard Surya Namaskars for this core-focused variation.
Photographer Robert Sturman honors and celebrates American veterans of war by featuring several active duty and retired service members practicing yoga.
We spend hours in front of our computers and phones, and the repetitive movement patterns can cause neck and shoulder strain. This sequence will help.
Pick your poses. Two Fit Moms offers three ways to relieve holiday stress with yoga—active, passive, or a combo—in this sequence.
A practice that combines energizing and calming principles (brahmana and langhana) has a balancing, or samana, effect to quiet that monkey mind.
Sitting for meditation at the end of a hectic day can feel difficult. This sequence can help you shift gears and transition smoothly into calm.
Keeping your eyes open if your body is listless, your mind dull, or your heart heavy can be a challenge. This 5-pose flow will help awaken your energy for meditation.
Are you Type A? Is work more central to your day than breath? This 14-minute practice eases stress by boosting endorphins and dopamine—right at your desk.
Our writer spent a day with Annie Carpenter at YJ LIVE! and came away with a newfound respect for her feet. Use this sequence as your owner’s manual.
Got low back pain? Adopt these three slow, subtle yoga strategies from Tias Little to get more relief out of each practice.
Police officers, firefighters, and others who face extreme stress and trauma on a regular basis can find peace in asana, breath, and affirmation.
Spending quiet time in wooded areas is viewed as good medicine in Japan, and the practice—Shinrin-yoku—is catching on here.
While anxiety is natural, experts say certain yoga postures can relieve students’ first-day nerves. Start school stress-free.
Big night out? Nerves are normal. Fortunately, yoga can help you to relax and put your best self forward.
Tame anxiety with this short meditation and seated sequence.
Feeling discontent, dissatisfied or down? Heart-opening yoga poses, such as Wheel (Upward Bow) Pose, are the perfect Rx.
Colleen Saidman Yee offers poses from her new memoir, Yoga for Life, to release anxiety and trauma from body parts that commonly hold it.
A war correspondent reporting from the frontlines of the world’s largest refugee crisis uncovers the power of yoga—and love.
It's normal to freeze up right before a stressful event but eating chocolate can help with controlling stress hormones.
Release tension and pain by working with your tissue. Bo Forbes shows you how to target hotspots in the shoulders and lower back.