by Jillian Pransky
Pause in the open moment, at the end of the breath. Open hands. Open mind. Open moment. A Meditation practice.
One of the most powerful ways to feel more OK mentally and emotionally is to learn how to relax the body. Here, Jillian Pransky breaks down how to release one of the most chronically tense muscles: the psoas.
With our community more than doubling in the last decade, yoga is quickly evolving. (Goat yoga gone mainstream? Couldn’t have called it.) This National Yoga Month, we asked respected teachers across the yoga spectrum: what’s happening now and what’s next? Despite wildly different styles, many shared unified perspectives—and predictions.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE PART OF YOUR WORK?
A favorite part of my work, is that I am constantly offered the opportunity to slow down and connect with others and myself. I am regularly gifted moments of presence, spaciousness, and intimacy within myself and the honor of witnessing my students experiencing the same.
How to get the most support from your props. Well-propped restorative poses can offer us the experience of being cradled and protected while releasing deep-held tension and providing the opportunity for true relaxation. Learn how to set yourself up for your most rejuvenating practice yet.
by Yoga Journal Editor
In YJ's newest course, Restorative Yoga 101, Jillian Pransky, director of Restorative Therapeutic Yoga teacher training for YogaWorks and author of Deep Listening, will have you rethinking rest one deep breath at a time.