Spring is a time of regeneration, growth, and expansion. However, according to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), spring can also be a time when feelings of irritability, frustration, or anger sink in. This free-flow sequence can help.
This empowering sequence from #YJInfluencer Denelle Numis will help you overcome fear and take on your next big challenge.
Even a few minutes of fascial-release work can have a profound effect on your practice and well-being. Yoga teacher and model Ariele Foster walks you through this simple lower-body routine to target common trouble spots and feel instant release.
Learning to love our bodies through all of its stages is at the heart of this sequence. Let yoga teacher and model Erica Mather walk you through this self-love practice, and find out how to work through your body's limitations—whatever they may be.
Yoga teacher and YJ cover model Sara Clark shares her journey toward courageousness, plus an asana practice and mantra to help you feel confident in your own skin.
Prenatal yoga teacher Allie Geer demonstrates a self-myofascial release practice to relieve tension and pain during pregnancy and enhance mobility.
When overcome by feelings of powerlessness and inadequacy in response to hard-to-swallow current events, yoga teacher (and mom) Nancie Carollo turns to the potent practice of surrender.
This gentle way of accessing the six bandhas (energetic locks) during your practice will help you experience more freedom in your body and bliss in your life.
Think you’ve learned everything Down Dog has to teach? Baron Baptiste says you might be surprised if you try harnessing the power of play on the mat.
Find freedom by settling into a meditative state with this gentle asana practice.
Getting your body, mind, and heart to agree is easier than you may think. Baron Baptiste says it starts with your feet.
“Practice and all is coming?” Maybe not Chaturanga, actually, says Yoga Deconstructed® creator Trina Altman. Here she explains how she finally built enough strength to do the pose both safely and pain-free.
Rodney Yee decodes the common pranayama cue that can leave hardcore anatomists scratching their heads.
Try this chest- and heart-opening flow to connect to your authentic Self.
Connect with your Muladhara and Svadhishthana Chakras (your root and sacral energy centers) to feel grounded and free to express yourself in your own unique way. In this short creative warm-up, Sofiah guides you out of your comfort zone, and playfully brings your imagination into the picture as you set your intentions for 2018.
In this guided Graceful Warrior Sequence, fire up your Manipura Chakra (solar plexus energy center) to ignite your authentic power for a balanced, healthy, happy 2018.
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.
In this excerpt from his new book Yoga Therapy: Foundations, Methods, and Practices for Common Ailments, Mark Stephens offers methods for warming up and massaging the wrists to reduce pain in yoga practice.
Practice Sian Gordon's grounding Katonah Yoga sequence to find the stability you need to clearly see where you want to go and the best way to get there.
Need a New Year’s resolution—or a fresh intention any day of the year? YJ Influencer and psychologist Lauren Taus suggests looking to your practice to identify personalized goals that are also applicable to the rest of life.
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It’s all about progression with Natasha Rizopoulos’s signature method of designing a satisfying practice.
Release tension with this restorative sequence from Rodney Yee for encouraging the flow of breath and prana.
Learn how master teacher Rodney Yee discovered the power of pranayama to quiet the mind and why it's a focus of every asana class he teaches.
Want to ensure a healthy, pain-free yoga practice for years (and years) to come? Part two of our three-part plan for ultimate bone health is all about how to supplement your practice with cardio and strength training.
Chopra Center Vedic Educator Edie Flaiz teaches the Law of Pure Potentiality by quieting the mind to allow you to directly experience your infinite, unbounded, essential nature.
You can rock Plank pose, but did you know that your diaphragm might be your secret weapon when it comes to strengthening your core?
Using a chair as a launch pad to toggle between Kurmasana and Tittibhasana is a great way to build mobility and challenge your balance. Ready to give it a try?
You know yoga is crucial to keeping your body balanced as your mileage increases, but have you considered how to make yoga an integral part of your runs? Coach and yoga teacher Sage Rountree shows you how.
Try this strap trick to increase postural awareness in the upper back and shoulders—and relieve the excess tension that accumulates there.
You can use mantras, chakras, and asanas to embody this spiritual gift on the mat.
Learn how to use a chair and a block in Revolved Head-to-Knee Pose to both ground and expand the posture all at once.
Secure the foundation for a safe vinyasa practice with this thoughtful, challenging sequence from Natasha Rizopoulos.
When it feels like life is spinning out of control, teacher Sara Clark recommends opening your energy channels to raise your vibration and increase your stress resilience.
Navigate transitions with more calm, confidence, and joy by tapping the powers of your chakras.
Practice this sequence, designed to relieve chronic pain and increase flexibility.
Variations on classic poses helps create new pathways within your nervous system and open you up to possibility.
When it’s simply not enough to dedicate a yoga practice or #prayfor____, this sequence is designed to ground and focus you, open your heart, and prime your body to be of functional service to those in need. From there, yogis, ask yourself how you can take your practice off the mat.
Senior Iyengar Yoga teacher Carrie Owerko offers an alternative approach to One-Legged Crane Pose II. Go ahead, take flight.
Incorporate these poses from Nicole Sciacca, Chief Yoga Officer at LA's Playlist Yoga, into your daily routine to strengthen your core muscles and help you maintain a strong and flexible spine.
Infuse your yoga practice with energy, stability, and balance by combining asana with high-intensity interval training.
Can't make up your mind? Take it to the mat to create space in the mind and body, and open your heart to infinite possibility
Yoga and Pilates teacher Trina Altman shares why she practices and teaches a lot more than basic asana. Here, three big ways she’d love to see asana practice advance in the near future.
Monday, August 21, 2017 marks the day the first total solar eclipse will grace North America in more than 25 years and a powerful day for yoga.
Flexible and strong, hamstrings are key to a healthy, happy yoga practice. Here's what you need to know in order to lengthen and strengthen these muscles.
You’ve seen prenatal, postnatal, and mommy-and-me yoga, but Stroga? New moms may never look at a stroller the same way again.
Try these liberating variations of Ustrasana (Camel Pose) from senior Iyengar Yoga teacher Carrie Owerko.
Use this sequence to check in with yourself, quiet fears and negative mental chatter, and ultimately move into a place of deep trust.
According to yoga tradition, there are five currents of vital force (prana) that run through us and govern our bodies and minds: the prana vayus. When we understand them and how they can work in harmony with each other, we're able to experience life with more clarity and authenticity. YJ Influencer Lauren Eckstrom explains how to use your yoga practice to embody the vayus, both on and off your mat.
Need a boost? Expect this sequence from Valerie Sagun (aka Big Gal Yoga) to open your heart, silence negative thoughts, ease stress—and show you everything there is to love about your body.
Once you flow into the healing, spiritual side of this common practice, you won’t go back to basic Namaskars.
We can mitigate some of the shifts in the body that occur during pregnancy, simply by standing well. This practice will wake up the muscles that we need to maintain good structural integrity and a healthy pelvic floor even as big changes are occurring within.
You deserve to reap the profound rewards of the humble (yet powerful) Namaskar.
Purna Yoga co-founder Aadil Palkhivala shares a practice to help you align your body and mind.
How to do it, why you should, and the secrets to making inversions less scary, more stable, and a ton of fun
Guys, your what-to-wear-to-yoga dilemma ends here. These 6 men’s yoga pants and shorts are so comfortable, you’ll probably be wearing them next time a free hour presents itself, making it super convenient to just drop into a class.
Kundalini Yoga teacher Dharm Khalsa shares his go-to Kundalini-inspired daily habits for youth and vitality.
Do this short sequence 3–5 times on its own or as part of a longer practice to open your heart chakra and experience compassion.
Prepare for a life-changing Sun Salutation practice with Shiva Rea’s Prana Flow pranams.
People with bigger bodies are discovering comfort and empowerment in yoga studios around the globe. Use these tips to help support yourself, or your students, on the mat.
Indie-folk trio Magic Giant talks to us about the making of their upcoming album, their devotion to yoga, and how their music reflects their practice. Plus, practice to their playlist curated exclusively for YogaJournal.com readers.