Happy Birthday Yoga Journal!

In May 1975, the first issue of Yoga Journal–all 10
pages and 300 copies of it–was born. YJ is 35 years old this year, and we thought it only fitting to celebrate with yoga, of course! Our Facebook fans submitted their daring arm balances from all over the world, which you can view in our Arm Balance Extravaganza slideshow.

Founded in 1975 by members of the California Yoga Teachers Association
(Rama Vernon, Ike and Judith Lasater, Rose Garfinkle, Jean Girardot,
Janis Paulsen, and William Staniger), Yoga Journal was created
to unite the growing yoga community and provide “material that combines
the essence of classical yoga with the latest understanding of modern

Read the full story of YJ’s beginnings here.

Keep an eye out for more on our Special 35th Anniversary Edition hitting newsstand this fall. Be the first to get sneak previews and other special offers by becoming a fan at