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Yoga Journal

Yoga Journal January/February 2018

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.

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Active Interest Media
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3 Min.
sian gordon

My dad woke up every day at 5 a.m. to meditate, pump his breath, and chant to Shiva. When I was very young, he brought me to my godfather Alan Finger’s classes at Yoga Zone in Los Angeles (the original YogaWorks). When Alan moved to New York City, he opened a yoga studio above my dad’s salon. I’d go there after school and take yoga while I waited for my dad. Yoga was such a normal part of my upbringing that it became analogous to brushing my teeth. There’s still a part of me that feels surprised when people tell me that they don’t do yoga. I took a Landmark course after college that had a profound effect on me. I felt awakened; I wanted my life to be about helping…

4 Min.
how to go with the flow

ON A HOT DAY LAST SUMMER, I was teaching in an old brewery turned yoga studio in Berlin, Germany. It was sweltering outside, and there were no fans or air conditioning in the building, so we opened all the tiny windows that lined the walls. As I settled in to teach to a packed room, we heard a steady, loud hammering on the old roof right next door. It wasn’t the kind of noisy machinery you’d hear in a big city like New York; it was just a couple of guys on the roof, pounding away all morning. As you can imagine, the room wasn’t exactly feeling settled. While it would have been nice if those workers stopped banging, that isn’t how life works, is it? It’s hard to get everything…

1 Min.
the must list

1 TRAVEL Sedona Yoga Festival Meditate amid panoramic desert scenery in a city that’s considered the most energetically potent in the Southwest. The Sedona Yoga Festival, held February 8–11, will include yoga classes, music, and a 20-hour “Traumatic Stress: Healing and Resiliency with Yoga” initial training for teachers interested in working with first responders, veterans, and trauma survivors (all-access pass $457, one-and two-day passes $145–$297, sedonayogafestival.com). 2 BOOK Restore and Rebalance: Yoga for Deep Relaxation The latest book from Yoga Journal cofounder and renowned yoga teacher Judith Hanson Lasater, PhD, gracefully guides you through restorative practices and teaches how “slowing down is the same thing as waking up” ($22, amazon.com). 3 BEAUTY SkinOwl Beauty Whip Soothe parched winter skin with a 30-minute face mask made from organic aloe-leaf juice, organic olive and jojoba oils, and antioxidant-rich maqui-berry…

5 Min.
slow food

I FIND COOKING TO BE A SOULFUL, meaningful practice, but that doesn’t mean I always want to spend hours in the kitchen just to enjoy a wholesome meal. Using a slow cooker is one of the best ways to enjoy more delicious, healthy foods with minimal effort. I love to pop ingredients into my slow cooker and then go run an errand or spend an hour on my yoga mat, knowing that I’ll return to an amazing, nutrient-dense meal. One of the first dishes that I made in a slow cooker with my Granny when I was a kid was stuffed cabbage. We had plans to go shopping and couldn’t stay home to watch a pot bubbling on the stove. I still love this family recipe, as well as slow-cooker classics…

10 Min.
the ultimate guide to energy healing

I HAD MY FIRST YOGA MADE ME CRY experience in a jam-packed New York City studio. At the time, I was new to the practice, showing up for twice-weekly classes because I thought the stretching would complement my triathlon training. Yet when I found myself holding Sleeping Pigeon Pose for what seemed like an eternity, the warm, salty tears that flowed down my cheeks were a sign that yoga was going to stretch me in ways I didn’t expect. Those tears—and whatever was behind them—opened my mind to the possibility that there was a whole world within me I had yet to discover. Most yogis have similar stories of emotional outpouring on their mats, and for many, it’s a realization that the physical practice of yoga asana has a deeper, subtler…

1 Min.
embodying the sutra

“Obstacles (kleshas) are the breeding ground for tendencies (samskaras) that give rise to actions and the consequences (karma) thereof. Such obstacles are experienced as visible or invisible obstacles.”YOGA SUTRA 2.12 THIS SUTRA ASKS YOU to take a close look at the kleshas (personal obstacles) that shape your intentions—and eventually your karma. It asks you to look at the driving force of your actions. The five kleshas are avidya (ignorance), asmita (overidentifying with your ego), raga (desire, or attachment to pleasure), dvesha (avoidance), and abhinivesha (attachment and fear). Once you begin to identify your kleshas through a mindful yoga practice, you’ll be able to set better intentions and reset your karmic path. READ MORE about how to use your yoga practice to improve self-awareness on page 36.…