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.
Crystals • Ancient stones harness the life-giving elements of the earth and universe—the sun, moon, and oceans. Each type has its own healing properties and carries powerful vibrations that can help change your frequency and amplify positive vibes. Use this flow chart to find out which one is best for you right now.
4 Young Yogis to Follow • These teenage yoga teachers are proving that there’s no age requirement for sharing your gifts with the world.
Tharp Objects • A revered choreographer and author offers up her must-haves for life in motion.
Counting Sheep • Here’s what happened when we tried 30 days of sleep meditation.
Can Singing Cure Sleep Apnea?
Float On • A rundown pool house gets a transformative facelift to make room for deep reflection and relaxation.
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The Joy of Chocolate • These creamy, extra-rich desserts are perfect for holiday gatherings.
Tea Time • Sweater weather calls for extra herbal refreshments, and we know just the trick.
Yoga Transformed Me After Chronic Illness • Kelli Hansel Haywood didn’t know she was struggling with multiple autoimmune disorders. Here, how her yogic journey helped her heal and inspired her community in Appalachia.
Keep the Peace • Call on these methods of mindfulness when seasonal stressors threaten holiday cheer.
A Walk to Remember • This moving meditation will help you reconnect with all that’s wild and free.
Balasana • Child’s Pose is the quintessential self-care pose. Learn how to modify for your body by finding comfort, ease, contentment, and maximum restoration at any moment during your practice or day.
Setting Up for Success • Practicing Shoulderstand with a chair protects your cervical spine and allows for the security you need to turn within.
Unplug & Reboot • Iyengar Yoga teacher Kim Weeks shares a practice to counteract the poor posture that comes from too much time hunching over devices.
Forrest Yoga • senior teacher Erica Mather, who shares a backbending sequence designed to empower.
Ahimsa • Ahimsa, or nonviolence, is one of yoga’s ethical principles. Explore its origins and how it might be interpreted and practiced in your everyday life.
Male in the Modern World • Beginning in boyhood, American men are socialized to a narrow definition of masculinity—one that pushes extreme notions of being tough, self-reliant, and stoic. The cost: a toxic culture that stymies healthy expression and engenders high rates of depression, anxiety, and substance abuse among our fathers, uncles, brothers, sons, and friends. How can yoga help us move from Man up to Work it out on the mat? Here, we hear from three yoga teachers on how the practice has created space for them to access and embrace previously hidden aspects of themselves. Plus, a sequence for finding power in pliability.
The Sound of Silence • Slowing down and stepping away, even for a minute, can save your soul. Try these six simple strategies for quieting your mind.
Restorative Retreat • Our on-the-go culture places value on striving, but if you don’t accept who you are, you’re cheating yourself out of health, happiness, and feeling whole. Here, learn how to find refuge from judgment. (Hint: It’s closer than you think.) Plus, a deep Restorative Yoga Savasana practice to get you started.
All in Focus • Ashtanga Yoga teacher and professional rock climber Olivia Hsu talks motherhood and why she finds...