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.
Erika Halweil • YJ’s cover model ponders Ashtanga Yoga, modern-day vinyasa, and how to navigate the commercial yoga craze.
The art of discipline • Finding Ashtanga Yoga helped teacher Erika Halweil tap the power of tapas and a daily practice.
The Must List • Innovative props and gear to support your yoga practice.
So fresh • Stock up on spring greens to put together this simple yet savory salad from Natasha Rizopoulos, founder of the Align Your Flow vinyasa system.
Navigate change with grace • These seven core yogic teachings can support you through radical life shifts and times of uncertainty.
Just add crystals • We could all use a little magic in our lives. That’s why YJ is having a love affair with crystals — beautiful objects infused with the earth’s healing energy. Not a believer? Read on to learn more about their secret powers.
The dark side of meditation • Meditation is often portrayed as a cure-all for mental, emotional, and physical well-being. But it is also capable of unearthing painful memories and general unease, which can be frightening or unnerving, especially if you’re caught off guard. What do you need to know to avoid being blindsided by meditation′s potential negative effects? Start here.
Embodying the sutra
How to move from Dandasana to Urdhva Mukha Svanasana
Can you safely jump back to plank? • Here’s what science tells us.
A home practice to boost your confidence
The ultimate guide to adjustments • More teachers are taking a hands-off approach to assists — and more students are wondering where the line is between helpful and inappropriate. Here, master teachers share their thinking on this touchy debate and offer expert advice to help keep everyone safe.
Learning to love