Want to unleash the true potential of your middle? Turns out crunches—yes, the exercise you’ve avoided for years in favor of holding Plank—are key to a stronger core and more stable yoga practice. Discover how they can serve you in every pose.
Binds are a wonderful way to open the shoulders, create a safe, stable haven in a pose, and build prana in the body. Within these 5 binds, you’ll find some of the most elegant, graceful shapes that ask you to rise to the occasion.
Connect to higher consciousness and reach your full potential with this heart- and mind-opening asana and pranayama practice.
Master teacher Sianna Sherman takes us step by step through Abhaya Hrdaya (Fearless Heart) Mudra.
Making space for your belly in yoga is a way to both welcome your whole body to your practice and make it more comfortable. Bring these tips from Curvy Yoga founder Anna Guest-Jelley with you for support in any yoga class.
Yoga for Bad People founders Heather Lilleston and Katelin Sisson travel like it’s their job (because it is). Here, they offer YJ readers their favorite poses to balance out the body after getting off a plane.
The most common beginner form of Tibetan Yoga is Lu Jong, or “body training.” Experience it's natural connection the elements in these sequences.
This sequence blends asana with a HIIT tempo, which can help you build strength and burn calories while also inspiring you to feel empowered—all in 15 to 20 minutes.
When our digestion is clear and healthy, it is reflected in our complexion and our radiance. The following set of exercises is amazing for the tummy. It balances the intestinal flora and aids digestion.
Use this mini sequence—from Down Dog to Half Moon Pose—as a fun moving meditation to find core and leg stability that may help you balance, even momentarily, in Handstand.
A chair practice offers the pregnant body support and helps to create the space it so desperately needs. This sequence feels so good that you will want to continue with it—even after baby.
Re-ignite your practice by forgoing the familiar in favor of the fresh. Here are some ideas to get you started.
Recommit to your practice this year by forgoing the familiar in favor of the fresh. The best part? All of these fringe benefits to trying new things.
Once you know how to breathe mindfully, you can use the practice to help you through challenging times.
When yogis talk hips, it's generally about opening them. But your hips CAN be too open... Learn why balancing strength and flexibility in the hips is so important.
Annie Carpenter dove deep into the core at YJ LIVE! San Diego, offering accessible alignment cues and a creative sequence to help maximize core stability.
Yoga teacher Giselle Mari shows you how to use your chakras to resolve any negativity or emotional issues holding you back so you become a lighter, brighter version of you.
This sequence is designed to help you ease tension by putting your spine through its full range of motion.
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!)
Every yogi can melt hip tension with this Monkey Pose sequence (with mods!) from the yoga teacher, body-positive advocate, and Instagram star.
The quest to press into Handstand can look like a lifelong journey for most of us, but Primal Yoga creator Liz Arch is full of game-changing tricks. Use this creative drill to refine your core strength—then practice your press.
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.
If you’ve mastered Bakasana and are ready to take your arm balance practice to the next level, try incorporating these Bakasana toe-taps into your routine.
Align your yoga practice with the elemental energies of nature to balance your primary dosha for overall health, wellbeing, and natural beauty.
Boost energy flow in the body with this dynamic practice, representing the air element to counterbalance Kapha’s earthy and watery nature.
Move built-up fire energy from the belly through the rest of the body to balance the Pitta dosha and combat its tendencies for competition and overheating.
Move step by step with power and balance into Ganda Bherundasana.
Stretch the upper back, spine, and shoulders; opens the chest; help release chronic tension in the shoulders and neck in Extended Puppy Pose.
Modify Uttana Shishosana if needed to find safe alignment in your body.
Not only is Liz Arch's practice powerful, she also has an incredibly kind spirit despite having been the victim of domestic violence. Find her story here.
Take yoga teacher, martial artist, and Primal Yoga® creator Liz Arch's test to find out. Then try her simple tweak to see if your breath could be the only thing holding you back from nailing that coveted pose.