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  • Sequence for Overcoming Fear with #YJInfluencer Denelle Numis
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    Sequence for Overcoming Fear with #YJInfluencer Denelle Numis

    This empowering sequence from #YJInfluencer Denelle Numis will help you overcome fear and take on your next big challenge. A few months ago, I took a giant leap of faith and left my Colorado yoga community—where I enrolled in my first teacher training and became a yoga teacher in 2009—and headed West to begin my… More

  • Kundalini Sequence to Awaken the Ten Bodies
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    Kundalini Sequence to Awaken the Ten Bodies

    If you practice Kundalini Yoga, you know you have 10 bodies, not one. Here’s the lowdown on all 10 bodies, plus a sequence to awaken them. As yoga practitioners, we learn that in addition to the Western way of looking at anatomy, there is also a more subtle, energetic anatomy to awaken to. One of… More

  • Fascia Fitness: A Yoga Sequence for Fascial-Release
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    Fascia Fitness: A Yoga Sequence for Fascial-Release

    Even a few minutes of fascial-release work can have a profound effect on your practice and well-being. Yoga teacher and model Ariele Fischer walks you through this simple lower-body routine to target common trouble spots and feel instant release. My interest in fascia began in 2006, when I received myofascial release from a physical therapist… More

  • 17 Poses to Work with Your Body’s Limitations
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    17 Poses to Work with Your Body’s Limitations

    Learning to love our bodies through all of its stages is at the heart of this sequence. Let yoga teacher and model Erica Mather walk you through this self love practice, and find out how to work through your body’s limitations—whatever they may be. The fact is, our bodies age, and at some point suffer… More

  • 8 Poses to Cultivate Courage and Reduce Self-Conciousness
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    8 Poses to Cultivate Courage and Reduce Self-Conciousness

    Yoga teacher and YJ cover model Sara Clark shares her journey toward courageousness, plus an asana practice and mantra to help you feel confident in your own skin. I remember the first time I became self-conscious about my body. I couldn’t have been older than seven. I was wearing my favorite floral one-piece bathing suit,… More

  • The Grounding Sequence We All Need in the Aftermath of School Shootings & Other Scary News
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    The Grounding Sequence We All Need in the Aftermath of School Shootings & Other Scary News

    When overcome by feelings of powerlessness and inadequacy in response to current events, yoga teacher Nancie Carollo turns to the practice of surrender. The morning after the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, I dropped off my seventh-grader at school just like always and said “I love you.” But instead of his… More

  • 16 Poses to Inspire Commitment to Sobriety
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    16 Poses to Inspire Commitment to Sobriety

    Yoga teacher Nikki Myers shares the sequence she finds most effective for recovering addicts. In 1987, I found a 12-step program for my addiction recovery and stayed sober for eight years. Then, on a business trip to Germany, I made a bad decision to have one drink that led to many more. Within a week,… More

  • The Bandha Approach You Haven’t Tried—That Could Change Everything
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    The Bandha Approach You Haven’t Tried—That Could Change Everything

    This gentle way of accessing the six bandhas (energetic locks) during your practice will help you experience more freedom in your body and bliss in your life. The goal of working with the bandhas is to learn to control—and seal—prana (life energy) within the central energy channel that yogis believe runs along your spine. As… More

  • Quiz: What’s Your Yoga Style?
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    Quiz: What’s Your Yoga Style?

    Seeking guidance on where to start? Curious about your compatibility with your favorite flavor of yoga? This quiz can point you toward the best practice for you. View the original article to see embedded media. More

  • 3 Ways to Play with Your Downward Dog—& Make What’s Old New Again
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    3 Ways to Play with Your Downward Dog—& Make What’s Old New Again

    Think you’ve learned everything Down Dog has to teach? Baron Baptiste says you might be surprised if you try harnessing the power of play on the mat. Want to unlock an unexpected world of possibility in your practice—and your life? Then Yoga Journal’s upcoming course The Power of Play Bootcamp is for you. Baron Baptiste—veteran yoga teacher… More

  • Alan Finger on How He Didn’t Choose Yoga, Yoga Chose Him
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    Alan Finger on How He Didn’t Choose Yoga, Yoga Chose Him

    It was practically ordained by Paramahansa Yogananda that Finger teach. Learn more about his journey from young yogi to creator of ISHTA Yoga. Yoga Journal’s new online Master Class program brings the wisdom of world-renowned teachers to your fingertips, offering access to exclusive workshops with a different master teacher every six weeks. In April, Alan… More

  • Alan Finger’s Energy-Clearing Yoga Sequence to Prepare for Meditation
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    Alan Finger’s Energy-Clearing Yoga Sequence to Prepare for Meditation

    Find freedom by settling into a meditative state with this gentle asana practice. Yoga Journal’s new online Master Class program brings the wisdom of world-renowned teachers to your fingertips, offering access to exclusive workshops with a different master teacher every six weeks. In April, Alan Finger will share ISHTA meditation practices. If you’re ready to… More

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