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.
Balancing forces is particularly crucial when it comes to addressing the feeling of “tightness” many of us have in our hips.
These poses help release tension from the belly, ribs, and back. Try them before belly breathing—or any pranayama practice.
It’s yoga’s unofficial arms-overhead anthem. But Yoga Physics founder Alexandria Crow is on a mission to ban this widespread cue. Here, she breaks down what you need to know.
Learn how to prep for—and properly prop—Supported Shoulderstand, for a happy, healthy neck.
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.
Common yoga cues intended to protect the knee during practice focus on the quadriceps, but Ray Long, MD, says they’re missing some other key muscles.
A simple, mindful big-toe adjustment can create stability in the bones, ligaments, and muscles of the feet, enhancing the mind-body connection and creating a secure foundation for safe and comfortably aligned poses.
Relieve hard-to-release back tension by unlocking your QL muscles.
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.
Do you have open hips? While that might let you get into advanced postures, too much range of motion can actually work against you. Here are 3 steps to go from hypermobility to stability.
Once you understand the anatomy, you can delve into making its parts work together more intelligently. Here, Tiffany Cruikshank teaches how to fire all its muscles at once.
Get to know the anatomy and better understand the actions of your body's most vulnerable joint to prevent injury intelligently.
Alignment is essential for the health of the knees. Unfortunately, practicing Triangle Pose too often without its counterpose can create an imbalance in the joint. Lean how to stay safe.
Strengthen your lower back, free yourself from back pain in seated poses, and skillfully deepen your forward bends.
Learn how to modify and teach students who tell you about a sprain, strain, or pain.
Learn how to keep Trikonasana from being a pain in the neck.
To soar skyward in Shoulderstand, press your arms strongly into the earth.
While neck rolls and stretches can be great for calming stressed students, they're not safe for everyone. Here, discover the two things you should be wary about, and how to teach yoga exercises for the neck safely to your students.
Learn how to guide your students to bear weight on their hands with mindfulness and hand positioning tips so they avoid injury and gain upper-body strength.
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Not an anatomy geek? Learn why it's worth your time as a yoga teacher to study anatomy, especially the actions of flexion and extension.
If you want your yoga to build strong, stable, balanced legs, it's important to work the feet properly—even when you're not standing on them.
If backbends are a struggle for your body, you may try these preparatory shoulder-openers.
Yoga gives us deeper breathing awareness–and brings greater concentration to the parts of the body that allow us to exhale and inhale fully.
Learn how yoga can help you prevent slouching—and the depression, shallow breathing, tension, and headaches that often go with it.
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Understanding the mechanics of your feet in yoga and the patterns in your foot health is the first step to establishing a solid foundation in your practice.
Reconsider how you define healthy abdominal muscles. Think strong, not hard.