From honoring the moon, prayer, meditation, and ritual fasting, these five yogis show us how they found the connection between yoga and Islam.
Having one of *those* days? Loosen up without leaving your seat with Jillian Pransky's deskbound practice.
When we place our hands together at heart center and say "namaste," what are we really saying? Rina Deshpande explains.
A yoga movement and dance teacher examines her experiences with kirtan—from Sikh temple on Sundays with her family to concerts and festivals with hundreds of people in the crowd.
The concept of energy as medicine may challenge your beliefs, but embracing it can change your life.
Soothe your mind and body with this five-minute practice—all you need is a seat.
Sometimes after a long day, all you want to do is chill out and not listen to anyone speak. This instrumental yoga playlist will do the trick.
A myriad of historical information exists, so let’s start with building a foundation.
Oprah Winfrey believes that living for yourself is honorable not selfish. In her new book, The Path Made Clear: Discovering Your Life’s Direction and Purpose, she shares what she’s learned about setting meaningful intentions, finding your flow, and embodying your most authentic self.
Dreaming of a beach vacation? Our soca music yoga playlist help you feel like you're doing yoga on a beach in the Caribbean. Next best thing, right?
Learn more about the birthplace of Ashtanga Yoga and Iyengar Yoga.
A first-generation Indian-American yoga and mindfulness researcher and teacher reflects on what feels misrepresented and appropriative to her in modern yoga.
Are you in the mood to rock-n-roll? Enjoy these classic rockin' tunes on Yoga Journal's Spotify channel.
Cultivate balance in a way that allows for freedom and forward-movement.
Count down to more calmness—anytime, anywhere—with this short breathing practice.
This feel-good yoga playlist will make you feel bold and brave.
Pay attention to your stress response. If your initial reaction is panic or frenzy, you're probably a Fire Element.
By seeking inspiration, you may find that others are seeking it as well. Here are five channels that provide perspective and insight on how to stay true to yourself.
Our sculpt yoga playlist will help you get energized and work up a sweat.
One yogi never had enough hours in the day to tend to it all, much less herself. Here’s how this regular Tantric practice inspired a change.
Here’s what happened.
The written word can be a powerful tool for cultivating better mindfulness habits. Here, Kate Green Tripp of 1440 Multiversity shares three books that helped her get quiet, get centered, and accept love in her life when she needed it most.
Yoga is a process of spiritual evolution and growth.
Looking for a head-to-toe re-boot? This practice will balance your chakras and help you feel like a new yogi.
When you’re time-crunched, it can be tempting to sneak out of yoga class before this final resting pose. Here’s why you should reconsider.
Tasha Eichenseher, Yoga Journal's Brand Director, responds to the comments about the two covers.
One of the nice things about meditation is that when we sit with these moments as they arise, we start to trust in them and in the dark grace.
Lama Tsultrim Allione—one of the first American women ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist nun—shares what she’s learned about love, life, and liberty while researching dakinis, or fierce female messengers of wisdom.
The guiding principle of Qi Gong is the coordination of the eyes with the body movements.
The best part? Pour yourself a cup of tea and you can do it, too.
No bolsters, blankets, or blocks? No problem. Here’s how to set yourself up for a supremely relaxing practice, minus the props.
Jessamyn Stanley is so over white-centric, consumer-driven yoga. Armed with a powerful social platform, and a whole lot of attitude, this yoga teacher and New Age thought leader has declared to the world that anybody can practice yoga. And she’s not afraid to show us how it’s done.
Rather than feeling guilty for not rolling out her mat every day, one writer embraced her hiatus from yoga—and it transformed her practice forever.
Whether you’re on the mat or on the couch, these are our favorite quarantine-appropriate podcasts for these strange and stressful times.
Want to wow every yogi on your list? Here are the best (subtle) energy boosters that promise to bring the seventh chakra back into alignment.
Wondering how the sun, moon, and stars might affect your yoga practice or teaching this month? Here are the big, astrological shifts happening right now, plus expert advice on how to get inspired by these seasonal and energetic changes.
Want to wow every yogi on your list? Here are the best (subtle) energy boosters that promise to bring the sixth chakra back into alignment.
For so many of us, it’s easy to show kindness, love, and compassion to others—and a totally different story when it comes being as lovely when we talk to ourselves. These 6 practices will change that.
Looking to cultivate more connection with yourself—and with others? Want to experience the oneness versus otherness so many yoga teachers talk about? This sequence will show you how.
Want to wow every yogi on your list? Here are the best (subtle) energy boosters that promise to bring the fifth chakra back into alignment.
Want to wow every yogi on your list? Here are the best (subtle) energy boosters that promise to bring the fourth chakra back into alignment.
Want to wow every yogi on your list? Here are the best (subtle) energy boosters that promise to bring the third chakra back into alignment.
Want to wow every yogi on your list? Here are the best (subtle) energy boosters that promise to bring the second chakra back into alignment.
The moral and ethical principles that are the foundation of yoga practice—the yama (social restraints) and niyama (self-disciplines)—are especially important to think about this time of year. Here’s what you need to know about the niyama, and how to put them into practice.
Want to wow every yogi on your list? Here are the best (subtle) energy boosters that promise to bring the first chakra back into alignment.
Ignite your imagination and use all of your senses as a path to the divine with one yogi-artist’s visual interpretations of three Yoga Sutras
Hot yoga fans swear by the benefits of heat, but frosty temps may actually take your practice to the next level. We shivered our way through a “cool yoga” class to give you the scoop.
From Slow Food to Slow Fashion to Slow Flow—the sustainable yoga movement starts here!
A long history of sexual misconduct haunts this popular practice. Here’s how some Ashtangi yogis are moving forward.
Getting inked with one of these designs may have personal meaning, but are they divorced from the broader cultural significance that makes these symbols so powerful and enduring?
In this hectic technological age, restorative yoga is a bountiful vehicle for easing tension and bringing forth a profound sense of calm. Try this deeply relaxing sequence, paired with introspective journaling, to get present and comfortable on and off your mat.
Practice this kriya with teacher Karena Virginia to align all of the chakras and create a Kundalini energy for stamina and vitality.
This Kundalini Yoga kriya, or sequence, from teacher Karena Virginia will strengthen your aura and protect you from bad energy.
Deva Premal’s New Album Drops October 12. This Exclusive Track (And Interview!) Will Make You Want to Pre-Order Right Now
Yoga Journal sat down with the singer to talk about how she got her start as a musician, what singing mantras means to her, and why the new long-form Gayatri mantra is like medicine for the soul.
New to Sanskrit? Great—start here! We’ve handpicked the essential vocabulary words for beginners.
It seems paradoxical to preach philosophy over fitness before prescribing a boot camp-style class, but Stewart Gilchrist reveals why yoga needs both in its approach.
Pick up these essential Sanskrit tips, and you’ll never mispronounce “hatha” again.
No bolsters, blankets, and blocks? No problem. This simple restorative yoga practice uses just one strap to help you drop into bliss.
Turns out, there’s not actually an English equivalent for every Sanskrit word. Find out which common yoga words you may not be fully understanding.
Hate to break it to you, but if you find alignment of asanas more interesting than exploring their Sanskrit meanings, you’re missing out on some major benefits on the mat…
Here's how Yin Yoga could help you find more balance in your practice and your life.
When it comes to Sanskrit, there are at least two camps of yogis—those who use it and those who don’t. Here’s why we’re with the traditionalists on this one.
This sequence is full of hip-openers and spinal twists to help you balance energy and nourish your qi.
Neal Goyal was riding on a wave of success after starting his own hedge fund at 24—until his lies caused investors to lose $10 million. Now in prison, he explains how the Purusharthas, or the four aims of life, are helping him make sense of his crime.
Relax and unwind with these divine, sultry tracks, ideal for mixing up your yoga practice.
This smooth collection of ballroom plus yoga beats will make you want to add a little tango to your yoga practice.
If you already have a steady SUP yoga practice, you might be eager to try more challenging postures on your board. Enter this sequence, which is filled with familiar postures that have unexpected variations.
It's World Oceans Day! To celebrate, yoga teacher Amy Ippoliti and photographer Taro Smith are highlighting one of nature’s rare success stories: Misool Eco Resort and Misool Foundation in Raja Ampat, Indonesia.