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Best of beYogi 2018

As the year rounds another cycle, we are asked to look at the past year and see what has served us and what has not. Whether or not we find how we have moved closer to our goals, grown as people, and evolved closer to our higher selves, our yoga practice remains a constant, calming center.

If you’ve spent the year with beYogi, then you’ve been growing alongside our practice. We’re taking a look back through the past year to see what made you happy and thriving through our platform to give you a moment of reflection and the best tools to start 2019 on the best breath.

This is also a thank you for guiding beYogi with your words and showing us what you are hungriest for to support your practice.


Top 5 Articles


The top five articles of this year were all about inner healing, wisdom, and finding the root of knowledge and of the body. Your interests ranged from learning more to help your class, to learning more about the intricacies of the body, to retaking yoga for everyone. Check out the following to revisit the year or read the best of what you missed now.


Say GoodBye to Sciatic Nerve Pain with These Yoga Poses

You started the year energized, refreshed, and taking control of your body


The Badass Guide of Yoga for Men

The stereotype of only women practicing yoga bashed to pieces this year 


Everything You Need to Know About Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras

Diving deeper into your practice and finding ancient truths was the focus


Pain in the Glute: Yoga Rehab for Piriformis Syndrome

You delved deep into the body to find the true root of pain


How to Guide Your Students Through a Restful Savasana Practice

You focused on improving your class to the best it could be. For true care and restoration, you sought to learn. 


Yoga Pose of the Year


Supta Matsyendrasana

2018 was a long year with many ups and downs. You found poses allow relaxation and rejuvenation where it counted most. Your pose of the year was the Supine Spinal Twist, with a gentle organ massage promoting digestion, and refreshing the liver and kidneys for processing emotions.


Mantra of the Year


Affirmations speak our mind, and this year you found yourself speaking truth to the meaning of yoga, and the truth to your life. Your mantra of the year spoke:

“True yoga is not about the shape of your body, but the shape of your life. Yoga is not to be performed; yoga is to be lived.”


beYogi Promotions of the Year


In our guides, you looked for the best support for your class and for yourself. You acknowledged the true backbone of a good class: music! beYogi’s guide to the Yoga Playlists for Every Yoga Style gave you countless options and teacher tips for putting together the perfect playlist. For turning inside to show up outside, you loved our Mindfulness Guide for tips to leading an enlightened, intentional life.


“Happy Friday” Quote of the Year


In the most relatable moment of the year, your favorite “Happy Friday” quote was truth and humor in its purest form:

“Do you ever just show up to yoga and you feel like crap, but then 60 minutes later you feel like you’re on top of the world?”

That’s all for this year, beYogi’s. May you continue showing up to yoga to feel great just 60 minutes later. May you continue to move with thought, wisdom, care, and learning. Here’s to a good holiday season and a rejuvenating, intentional, focused New Year!

Charlie Jones
Charlie Jones
Charlie Jones is a freelance writer from Seattle. After being inured as a former ballet dancer, she turned to writing and pursued her Bachelor's in English Literature. Yoga and meditation began her physical wellness recovery while traveling internationally. She learned meditation, Vinyasa, and Hatha yoga in Nepal, Ashtanga yoga and Tia Chi at Ved Niketam ashram in Rishikesh, India, and Yin yoga and joyful living from loving, caring friends in Seattle. She lives intentionally in Seattle with her plant, books, drawings, and friends while continuing to learn more about the self, body, natural world, and experience of living each day.

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