Starting a new yoga practice is as exciting as it is nerve-racking. Get answers to all your beginner yoga FAQs so you can feel confident, prepared, and inspired to explore your practice on and off the mat.
What does Namaste mean? Yoga Journal expert and teacher Aadil Palkhivala explains the meaning behind the term.
Ali Maffucci, founder of Inspiralized, is taking us along on her journey as a beginning yoga student. Check back here monthly for updates and follow along with the hashtag #yjtrueconfessions.
Yoga poses are often taught on an assumed thin, fit, able, and fairly flexible body. Discover how Curvy Yoga challenges what you thought you knew about the practice.
In this excerpt from her new book, Every Body Yoga, Jessamyn Stanley inspires first-time yogis by getting real about what will get them on the mat. (Even yogis with a long-term relationship with yoga need to read this!)
We challenged writer Ryan Peacock to crack his girlfriend’s resistance to yoga. Can he sweet-talk her into taking six classes in a week—and actually liking them?
As yoga grows, so do the misconceptions about it. Here, Stephanie Snyder sets the record straight on 8 myths getting between you and your yoga bliss.
Do you hear friends saying they're not fit enough for yoga? Here's how to convince them yoga is more than physical exercise.
Helgrid Randolph, a Denver-based Ayurvedic practitioner and yoga teacher, offers advice on proper twisting protocol.
Sara Gottfried, MD, author of The Hormone Reset Diet, explains yoga's effects on our stress response.
If you feel discomfort, such as sudden and sharp pain that may indicate a serious injury, gently get out of the pose and tell your teacher.