Yoga Journal offers all practitioners—from beginners to masters—expert information on how to live a healthier, happier, more fulfilling life both on and off the mat.
An integrative path • When a physician found himself in the patient’s chair—diagnosed with cancer in his neck—he didn’t go straight into conventional treatments. Instead, he traveled to India to see an Ayurvedic therapist. He shares his challenging journey and how he used a combination of Eastern and Western medicine to heal.
HOLIDAY cheer • For this year’s chakra-centric gift guide, we consulted expert Cyndi Dale, author of New Chakra Healing, to pick the best (subtle) energy boosters for the loved ones on your list.
Sweet lemon • Need some inspiration for your holiday spread? Bake a batch of these delicious high-protein muffins from yoga teacher and professional rock climber Olivia Hsu.
AYURVEDIC awakening • These seven chakra-inspired soups were created to promote balance with each bite. Serve up the one you need for finding harmony this holiday season.
RADICALLY Rosie • Asana and meditation teacher and popular podcast personality Rosie Acosta says yoga and a sunny outlook saved her life. Here’s how.
Sutra I.35 • The experience of subtle, divine levels of the senses also establishes steadiness in the mind.
How to move from Supta Padangusthasana to Ardha Chandra Chapasana
A home practice for Getting comfortable with inversions
Improve spine and rib-cage mobility • Multidimensional side-bending and spiraling movements can help.
Spine Support • There’s a tool at your local hardware store that can be the perfect yoga prop to support a strong and healthy back—especially if you suffer from pain or other issues.
REFLECTION • As a kid, it was powerful to be able to see this city and visualize the possibilities it might hold. It didn’t cost us anything to dream—dreams were free. They were a commodity that we could just take in, unapologetically.