9 Poses to Loosen Your Stiff Back

Ease back pain and refresh your energy with this sequence to help you feel more spacious and breathe deeper. Feeling tight in your upper or mid-back? Yoga poses, combined with focused breathing techniques, can open up those sticky spots in your back body, while expanding your chest and sides to …

4 Ways to Adapt High Lunge to Your Body and Needs

This foundational shape lengthens your hip flexors and engages your core, preparing you for more demanding poses. In this asana column, we start with the traditional form and alignment of a pose, and then offer three adaptations, to help any body access the benefits of the posture and move safely …

The Energy of Your Food May Be Affecting Your Health

For thousands of years, classical Chinese medicine has used nutrition to treat imbalances. Here, we make the practice’s principles of energetics-based dietary therapy more digestible. It wasn’t until I stood looking at my reflection in the bathroom mirror, angling my phone out in front of me, that I realized I …

The Mediation App Industry Grows; Snapchat Joins the Bunch

As stress levels rise with COVID-19, more and more people are turning to technology to help them find moments of respite and peace. If there’s ever been a moment—at least in this lifetime—when we’ve needed the stress-reducing benefits of meditation, it’s during a global pandemic. Research published in April in …

How to Get a Natural Glow, the Ayurvedic Way

Summer is the season for feeling full of life. Here, what Ayurveda says about prana, tejas, ojas, and nurturing balance and vitality. In Ayurveda, the key to glowing from within is balancing three mind-body energies: ojas, tejas, and prana. These exist in all of us in a mutually beneficial relationship …

8 Yoga Hammocks for Turning Your Practice Upside Down This Summer

Find yourself stuck in the same asana sequence? Bring your practice to new heights with these yoga slings that you can set up nearly anywhere. Whether you’re a seasoned aerial yogi or interested in integrating a yoga hammock into your practice for the first time, these 8 yoga hammocks are …

Advice for Starting a Bhakti Yoga Practice

Bhakti Yoga is not about movement on the mat; it’s about movement of the soul and a divine connection. Here, how to step into this devotional practice and the profound shifts it creates. In our advice column, called Wolf Wisdom, Wolf Terry, a Bhakti Yoga teacher and writer in Denver, …

Summer Essentials for All Your Outdoor Yoga Adventures

Here, 8 Must-Haves to Get You Ready For Some Summer Fun. Beat the heat this summer with these warm weather essentials. Many of these companies are small businesses that use environmentally friendly, ethically-sourced materials so you can be confident that your fit isn’t harming the planet. Head to the beach …