4 healthy benefits of turmeric


Turmeric is definitely hot in the health word right now. It grows in Indonesia, is a popular ingredient in dishes like curry and has been used medicinally for centuries. Turmeric is packed with iron, manganese, vitamin B6, fiber and potassium. It’s been called “yoga in a bottle” and has been making appearances in recipes all over the blogosphere, but is it worth the hype? 

Shake it and sing it at Shakti Fest


California’s Joshua Tree National Park is a spectacular natural wonder, made even more wondrous this May 16-18, when the Shakti Fest taps into the Divine feminine energy of Mother Earth. Some of the greatest yoga teachers, spiritual minds and talented musicians will help create an “Om-mersion” – a total mind-body-spirit adventure offering something for every kind of seeker. And bonus: enter alignyo14 at check out and receive *$50 off tickets.

3 easy ways to develop a more spiritual yoga practice

General by Sarah Miller

There’s nothing wrong with doing yoga simply as a way to stay fit. In fact, many of us come to the mat for this very reason. But don’t be afraid to go deeper and discover true yoga. Because when you do, you’ll most likely learn to look at your body and your life in a different (and hopefully more loving and accepting) way.

How to get your company to pay for yoga

General by Tevis Trower

Do daily yoga and meditation classes at the job sound like workplace heaven? Be the change you want to see. Follow these tips from Tevis Trower, founder of Balance Integration Corporation on how to get your company to offer yoga classes at work.

You’ve heard of companies where chair massage, raw food bars, yoga, and dogs at work are a reality. While work-sponsored daily sushi may be out of the question at your office, use these easy steps to make your yoga-at-work dreams come true:

Yoga for digestion

General by Jessica Bellofatto

Yoga teacher Jessica Bellofatto is back with yoga poses for digestion that will help you detox for spring.

Detox yoga: An easy sequence to cleanse your system

General by Jessica Bellofatto

Start the year off refreshed and renewed. Try this easy detox yoga sequence courtesy of Jessica Bellofatto and wring out the old to make space for the new.

Don't miss YJ Live! New York


The early bird gets the worm and saves big on the YJ Live! New York Conference. Whether you can come for a day, a class or the full weekend, YJ Live! is your perfect opportunity to create your dream yoga retreat in the heart of Manhattan.

Have you tried Naked Yoga?


a la the musical Annie... NYC, there is something about you... let's call it fearlessness, innovation... creativity?

Of course, co-ed yoga is happening at a New York City based yoga studio. The studio is called Bold and Naked, located in the heart of Chelsea. 

3 yoga poses for toned arms


Despite what gym rats may tell you, you can tone your arms with yoga, using nothing but your own body weight. We know a lot of ripped yogis who are proof of that. Yoga can help you get strong, jiggle-free arms and you won’t have to spend a lot of time on your mat doing chaturanga pushups to see the results either. 

Try incorporating these 3 yoga poses for toned arms into your practice: 

Small yoga business looks for a kick-start


#yoga and #kick-start

Hotdog Yoga is turning to Kickstarter and the yoga community to support the manufacturing and launch of its next product - you up for it?

Hotdog founder and CEO Michael Hess, who credits yoga as being transformational in his life, launched the first Hotdog Yoga bag about a year ago as a side project and was immediately encouraged by its grass-roots success.

Why crowdfunding? Hess says he decided to jump into it because "the yoga community is particularly welcoming of small business and good new ideas."