New year, new you: Sequences and healing energy therapies to empower your practice and your life; plus key anatomy lessons to change the way you move.
Sian Gordon • YJ’s cover model and owner of Love Yoga studios in the LA area talks about growing up at Yoga Zone, values, and Katonah.
How to go with the flow • Wish you were better able to accept hot and cold, noisy and silent, joy and sorrow? Cyndi Lee shows us how.
the Must List
SLOW FOOD • A slow cooker can be the perfect tool to help you detox and rebalance, particularly after the stress (and splurge) of the holidays. Use it to load up on antioxidant- and nutrient-rich meals with creative ideas from chef and holistic health coach Jennifer Iserloh and her new book, The Healing Slow Cooker: Lower Stress, Improve Gut Health, Decrease Inflammation.
The ultimate guide to energy healing • As yogis, most of us are constantly striving to become better versions of ourselves. It’s why we practice. It’s why we continuously crave a deeper understanding of who we are and how we can best heal physically and emotionally. Yoga is one tool that helps us do this—but it’s not the only one. Here’s a closer look at seven subtle-body healing modalities, and how to find one that will help you boost the benefits of your yoga practice.
Embodying the sutra
Utthita Parsvakonasana to Visvamitrasana
How fascia shapes us • Deepening your anatomical perspective refines your kinesthetic sense by helping you feel into your entire body—which is greater than the sum of its anatomical parts. The connective-tissue net, known popularly as fascia, weaves those parts into one integrated whole.
Live a more abundant life
Plane talk • Understanding the three anatomical planes of movement (sagittal, coronal, and transverse) can help you recognize patterns and imbalances in your body, allowing you to move with more intention— in your yoga practice and beyond.
Meet your next teacher Baron Baptiste
Express yourself • Try this sequence to connect to your authentic Self.
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Mind your business • Ever wonder what it takes to start your own yoga studio and make it successful? Follow along as we trail an enthusiastic pair of yogis through their business journey, with words of wisdom from top yoga mentors.