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It seems like only yesterday you were basking under a hot summer sun after jumping in a lake on the countryside. Or sipping a mocktail at the newest hotspot downtown on a warm August night. Time slowed down. You felt relaxed. Now, here you are. The temperature has dropped several degrees. Your bikini is stored […]

We’re counting down the minutes to Wanderlust O’ahu. This Pacific-kissed festival is a salt-and-pineapple-flavored oasis of yoga, music, art, and inspiration, all nestled in the heart of the Hawaiian North Shore. It’s an ideal way to spend a long weekend—especially if you need a break from your winter routine. (Did we mention O’ahu is Feb. […]

It’s that time of year again, the weather cools down, the leaves change color, and the holiday gathering invites start flooding in. Sounds like fun, right? Well, maybe if it didn’t come with so much holiday stress. For many of us, the holiday season brings on stress and anxiety about all the commitments and to-do […]

Yoga videos on Youtube. Whatever aspect of yoga you’re searching inspiration for, YouTube is a great resource to turn to. Its content is free and accessible from anywhere. From complete classes, to tips on how to perform a specific asana, to guided meditations, to insights into the yogic philosophy, or playlist to go along your […]

Last year dozens of yoga teachers signed up for The Art of Teaching Yoga, YJ’s new three-day mentorship program. Through semi-private sessions with master mentors Coral Brown, Alexandria Crow, and Giselle Mari, yoga teachers developed their skills and learned to be stronger, wiser leaders in the classroom. We followed up with two RYTs, Laura Currier […]

Ali Maffucci, founder of Inspiralized, is taking us along on her journey as a beginning yoga student. Check back here monthly for updates and follow along with the hashtag #yjtrueconfessions. OK, I’ll admit it: I’m someone who used to think of yoga as a stretching workout only suitable for “rest days.” I’m also the type […]

Will Smith and Keira Knightley in a scene from Collateral Beauty. It could be this year’s must-see movie for yogis. In Collateral Beauty, which hits theaters today, Will Smith plays Howard, a successful New York advertising executive who retreats from life after suffering from an unthinkable tragedy. To cope, he writes letters to Love, Time, […]

Once you know how to breathe mindfully, you can use the practice to help you through challenging times. It’s not about denying feelings or changing them; it’s accepting them exactly as they are, while opening awareness to the calming quality of our breath. Like many people, I had heard about mindfulness. I knew that it […]

In the midst of post-election protests and fear, yoga teacher Daniel Sernicola shares two heartening stories of how people—and the world—really can change and urges yogis to continue doing our part. As yoga practitioners, we yearn for a more peaceful, unified world, filled with loving families, safe neighborhoods, and resilient communities. As we continue coming […]