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.
Secrets of Meditation Mantras • Empower Yourself with Clear, Calm, Dynamic Energy — in 10-20 Minutes
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
Our Contributors Share Tricks for Navigating Transition with Ease
Embrace Balance and Harmony
From Studio to Street
3 Ways to… Ease Fall Allergies
How Discipline Leads to a More Vibrant Practice
Wake Up with Grain-Free Cranberry Orange Breakfast Cookies • MAKES 8 COOKIES
The Easiest Way to Happy, Hydrated Skin • Summer sun left your skin dry and dull? Give yourself an at-home facial with these picks that are guaranteed to soften fine lines and make skin radiant and smooth.
Vitamin Drip Therapy Promises a Wellness Boost. But Does It Work?
AYURVEDIC PRACTICES FOR Transitioning Into Autumn
How Art Helps Me Connect to Spirit
Yogaś Citta Vrtti Nirodhah Manage Your Mind, Choose Your Thoughts
Looking to create your best self? • Tune into Talk Healthy Today for the latest research, tools, and common sense tips you need to get and stay healthy…starting today!
Steal This Style: Tips from an Airy Palace Escape
Dolphin Pose • This inversion refines your balance, strengthens your core, and deepens your body awareness.
Change Your Perspective with Inversions
Open Your Hips, Open Your Heart
Practices for Cultivating Self-Acceptance
Find Your Center With Kripalu Yoga
A CLASSIC KRIPALU CLASS • A standard Kripalu class offers subtle depth and dimension in poses. It also incorporates safety and embodied learning. This smorgasbord approach gives teachers and students a wide range of postures, pranayama practices, and meditations that they can work with simultaneously, rather than separately. A typical Kripalu session has the following components:
REUNITE WITH YOUR BREATH • Begin each of these energy-balancing breathing exercises from a stable, balanced, upright seat. You may want to start with several rounds of Dirga to settle the mind before trying one of the other pranayama practices. After you finish, sit quietly and observe sensations in the body.
FIND YOUR FLOW • Hold each of these postures for 5–10 breaths, noticing any thoughts or sensations that arise, and meeting them with curiosity and compassion. Invite more ease into any areas you notice tightening or gripping. After you exit each asana, pause for a few moments of stillness and feel the effects of the pose before moving on to the next posture or taking the pose on the other side.
TIPS FOR TEACHERS
Calm amid the storm • Physician and yoga therapist Ingrid Yang has been serving on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic since it began. Her preferred prescription?
A Sequence for (Re)connecting toYour Heart
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Teachers Share Works They Read at the End of Class