Category Archives: Yoga Practice

8 Yoga Poses to Sleep Better Tonight

Try this sequence before bed, or anytime, to relieve stress and calm your nervous system.

One of the reasons that so many of us find it hard to sleep is our inability to shift from the fight-or-flight mode into the parasympathetic nervous system, where deep rest is possible. This sequence turns down the intensity of modern life and helps you drop into your deeper, calmer self. 

See also Change Your Stress Response

Excerpted from Yoga: A Manual for Life by Naomi Annand. Reprinted in arrangement with Bloomsbury Sport.

Our Top Sequences of the Past Decade

You made this list possible. Here are the top 10 most-viewed sequences from the past decade.

Yoga’s popularity continued to explode this past decade, and we’re grateful that you turned to Yoga Journal for advice on developing your own practice. We compiled a list of the top 10 most popular yoga sequences on our website from 2010 to today. From hip-stabilizers to practices for processing powerful emotions, we count down a diverse list of tried-and-true sequences that can take you into 2020 – and beyond!

Yoga Journal and Alexa

Yoga Journal is now available through the Alexa app! Practice teacher-tested sequences and meditations with a simple voice command. Here’s how.


Practicing yoga at home has never been easier. With Yoga Journal and Alexa, you can call up asana and meditation sessions for any mood—from Restorative Yoga and lovingkindness meditations to vigorous vinyasa and Power Yoga. It’s all just a voice command away…

Get started today

  • Roll out you mat, or set up your cushion.
  • Open your Alexa app.
  • Select Skills & Games.
  • Search for and then enable the Yoga Journal skill.
  • Ask Alexa to open the skill.
  • Pick asana or meditation.
  • Tell Alexa the amount of time you want to spend: from 5 to 60 minutes.
  • Alexa will give you options for different types of practices; Chose what you need in the moment.
  • Breathe.

Stephanie Snyder’s 30-Second Advice for Every Yoga Student

The veteran vinyasa teacher offers advice for all yogis and a sage reminder for instructors.

During their stay in San Francisco, Lauren Cohen and Brandon Spratt couldn’t resist swinging by Love Story Yoga for a practice and chat with co-founder and vinyasa teacher Stephanie Snyder. With more than 20 years of teaching experience, Stephanie shared her sage advice for modern yoga practitioners and instructors. 

Live Be Yoga ambassadors Lauren Cohen and Brandon Spratt are on a road trip across the country to sit down with master teachers, host free local classes, and so much more—all to illuminate the conversations pulsing through the yoga community today. Follow the tour and get the latest stories @livebeyoga on Instagram and Facebook.

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