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.
Rachel Brathen • YJ’s cover model talks about motherhood, #metoo, and the future of yoga (and it’s not online or on social media).
The gift of “I don’t know” • How to find more freedom by embracing uncertainty.
the Must List • Where to go and what to pack for your next yoga retreat.
Better than bacon • Yoga teacher Kathryn Budig, author of Aim True and cohost of ESPN’s podcast Free Cookies, loves to get inventive in the kitchen. Her latest creation, a crave-worthy carrot “bacon,” puts a vegan spin on the classic BLT.
OFF THE BEATEN MAT
5 GREAT AMERICAN YOGA ESCAPES • Want a mind-body reboot closer to home? Dan Wilf, cofounder of Yogascapes, a company that curates 50 worldwide retreats annually, recommends these yogi hot spots in the States.
TRAVEL INDIA • Bhakti yoga—the path of loving devotion—can inspire a sweet surrender that unlocks a world of meaning, faith, and serenity to those who practice it. In his new monograph—Serpent in the Wilderness—photographer Andy Richter shines a light on this sacred practice and other yoga rituals, in India and around the world.
Time’s Up • Rocked by stories of sexual misconduct in the yoga community and beyond, students, teachers, and organizations alike are speaking out— and figuring out where we go from here. Whether you’ve been personally affected or simply want to do what you can to help, here’s a place to start.
Embodying the sutra
How to move from Paschimottanasana to Ubhaya Padangusthasana
Protect your shoulders in inversions • Start to understand, lengthen, and strengthen your teres major— a little-known muscle that can make or break healthy shoulders when you go upside down.
A sequence to Stay committed to sobriety
Life your ENERGY • 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.
Meet your next teacher Alan Finger
Voyage of awakening