Whether you love grabbing your journal and pouring out your innermost thoughts or you loathe the thought of it, here’s all the prompts you need to feel more connected to yourself and those around you. Here are the best journaling prompts to help your thoughts flow. Meghan Klein Journaling can be a divisive topic. Give
Ben Nemtin is just one of the luminaries you can learn from at Wellspring this October. For tickets and more information, click here. In 2016, I had a wild and terrifying idea. I would quit my job as a marketing manager, become a yoga teacher, and travel the world. This was completely out of character for my
Think you don’t have time for yoga in the morning? Think again. Our friends at Yoga Wake Up, the first ever “yoga alarm clock,” have devised a way for a more mindful wake-up and bedtime routine by providing short, convenient, audio-guided yoga and meditation that you can do from bed. Instead of a jarring alarm,
Anatomy 201 Exclusive: Muscle Power vs. Fascial Elasticity – Yoga Journal Want to deepen your understanding of movement? Join Karin Gurtner—founder and principal educator of art of motion training in movement and developer of Anatomy Trains in Motion—for a six-week course in functional anatomy. You’ll study your muscles in motion and the myofascial connections throughout
Fascial Glide Exercise for Functional Quads and Healthy Knees – Yoga Journal Want to deepen your understanding of movement? Join Karin Gurtner—founder and principal educator of art of motion training in movement and developer of Anatomy Trains in Motion—for a six-week course in functional anatomy. You’ll study your muscles in motion and the myofascial connections
When I was in undergrad, I was on course overload and under financial distress when my best friend decided to move out of the apartment we shared with no warning, leaving me stunned, heartbroken, and suddenly responsible for double my rent. So, with a heavy heart and a daunting financial burden, I found a job
When I was a yogi, my spiritual gurus told me I would find happiness and true bliss by focusing on the breath. They told me how the breath was marvelous. They said it would liberate me from my emotions, suffering, and attachments. My teachers spoke of great yogis who found happiness when they evolved into
Floridians know how to party—but to say the state is all va-va-voom and no vinyasa is as insincere as crocodile tears. South Florida may be most famous for swashbuckling pirates, but the gangplank isn’t the only Plank the region is good at, and Tampa offers some of the most varied and interesting places to flow in
This reclined version of One-Legged King Pigeon Pose is similar to the forward bending variation of the classic pose, but doing the pose in a reclined position rather than upright reduces the stress on the bent knee. To learn more about why Baxter recommends doing the pose this way rather than the classic way, see
Spice up your fall with this flavorful recipe. It’s soup season! Try this amazing vegan recipe from Beryl Bender Birch. Jennifer Olson Beryl Bender Birch’s Vegan Black Bean Soup Serves 6 This soup is great in the fall and winter. I love the spicy, smoky flavor from the chili peppers—and the sweetness from the tomatoes.
Through his organization Im’Unique, the yoga teacher and activist is using the practice to help facilitate important at-the-table dialogues between people with wildly opposing viewpoints. Tyrone Beverly, founder and director of Im’Unique, leads a yoga practice in his home outside of Denver before a session of Breakin’ Bread, Breakin’ Barriers. Live Be Yoga ambassadors Jeremy
by Nina Year-Old Snow and New Snow by Philip Amdal A number of years ago, I encouraged a close friend of mine, M, to join me in taking Rodney Yee’s advanced class. Even though she had a muscular, athletic, and stiff body that made doing super bendy poses difficult, if not impossible, I knew that
It’s that time—the new moon is on the horizon! This point of the lunar cycle is all about new beginnings. It’s prime time for planting seeds, setting intentions, and sprinkling the kindling for the ideas you plan to ignite. New moon circles have surged in popularity, but often times they come with a price tag.
What’s better than a fall recipe? Fall recipes from the beloved and iconic Café Gratitude. We spoke to Ryland Engelhart, entrepreneur, activist, and co-owner of this plant-based restaurant collection, who gave us the lowdown behind his favorite seasonal items off the menu. If you can’t make it to Cafe Gratitude this fall, be sure to
Clear Subconscious Blocks with Breath of Fire Are you ready to discover your life’s purpose and activate your fullest potential? Yoga Journal’s online 6-week online course Kundalini 101: Create the Life You Want offers you mantras, mudras, meditations, and kriyas that you’ll want to practice every day.
After trying yoga with a vibration plate at Flight Room in Seattle, Jeremy, Aris, and the Natura Wines team enjoy lunch at Bluwater Bistro—complete with Natura wine, which is vegan friendly and made with 100% organically grown grapes. Here, a recap of their lively day of practice followed by a toast to adventures on the
by Nina I’ve heard so many complaints over the years from both yoga teachers and yoga practitioners that learning the Sanskrit names of poses is just too difficult! I understand how at first it can all just sound confusing and overwhelming. But I actually think if you have the right mindset, learning the pose names
In light of the recent #MeToo, #WhyIDidn’tReport, and Kavanaugh versus Ford allegations, there is one thing that we’ve come to realize as a collective. And it’s that a large number of men and women are carrying the unresolved trauma of abuse in their bodies. It’s not their fault. Part of the patriarchal problem is that
Here’s what you can learn from one writer’s path toward healing For one victim of sexual assault, rediscovering her yoga practice was the key to lasting healing. I’m lying flat on my back on the concrete outside a boutique hotel in downtown Portland, Oregon. I’m trying to quiet my thoughts—a battle I’ve been losing for
Here’s how to integrate the physical, energetic, psychological, and spiritual to create a journey of true healing. For more than 15 years, I’ve been teaching the Healthy Heart Program, a 10-week yoga and wellness program for individuals with hypertension and Type 2 diabetes. Still, each time a new program begins, I feel a sense of