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Yoga Journal

Yoga Journal April - May 2016

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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United States
Sprache:
English
Verlag:
Active Interest Media
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get more yj

Connect with us! Share your favorite moments from our LIVE! events on social: #yogajournal #yjlive Take your teaching to THE NEXT LEVEL Inspire your teaching with an exclusive YJ LIVE! event this spring at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Join Maty Ezraty, Ana Forrest, Eddie Modestini, Rod Stryker, and many other master teachers May 13–16 for a series of in-depth workshops curated for professional yoga instructors. From clinics about hands-on assists and backbends to classes on Ayurvedic self-care and the Yoga Sutras, the teachings here will give you renewed confidence as an instructor. Sign up today at yjevents.com/kripalu. Stay in the loop Become an insider on all things YJ with the My Yoga Journal Newsletter, which delivers everything from newprogram announcements to detailed pose instruction. Plus, you can stay up…

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road trip!

This month, I’m excited to introduce Tarah Stuht and Taylor O’Sullivan, the ambassadors for our Live Be Yoga Tour in partnership with Gaia. They’ll be driving across the country for the next six months to document yoga in America today and capture fellow yogis’ inspiring stories. Meet them below—and in person when they pass through your town! CARIN GORRELLWhen did you discover yoga, and how has it impacted you? TARAH STUHT My mother asked me to join her for a yoga class one day. At the time, my athletic experience (soccer, softball, track, hip-hop dance) made the transition smooth, but it wasn’t until I understood mindfulness that everything changed. Yoga taught me that my brain is connected to my body, that we are in control of our emotions and limits. TAYLOR O’SULLIVAN My…

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stuff we love

Sacred Chocolate Slow-crafted and made with stone-ground cacao, these antioxidant-rich chocolate hearts deliver an amazing flavor ($7 each, sacredchocolate.com). Yogo Mat Ultra Functional and easily foldable, this portable mat makes it possible to practice whenever and wherever the urge to flow hits ($88, yogo.net). Mindful Racer Sacred Space This sweet, understated tank says it all for mothers and moms-to-be whose love for their little ones knows no boundaries ($53, omgirl.com). Mad Hippie Skin Care A bonanza of plant stem cells, peptides, and antioxidants works overtime to hydrate, protect, and revive skin (Exfoliating Serum, $35; Face Cream, $26; Antioxidant Facial Oil, $25; madhippie.com). The Mother’s Wisdom Deck A quick hit of uplift, this card-and-book combo from YJ associate editor Elizabeth Marglin is a handy companion on the sometimes-bumpy road of motherhood ($18, motheringwithsoul.com).…

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waste not, want not

A whopping 40 percent of food goes to waste in the United States, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council. This means that every resource used to produce that food—like water, land, and labor—is also discarded. Plus, when that food sits in landfills, it emits methane, which has been linked to climate change. The top reasons for this waste? Food spoilage, languishing leftovers, and over-shopping, according to a study in the International Journal of Consumer Studies. To waste less, try these simple-to-implement tips from Gustavo Porpino of the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation, a company devoted to sustainable development: Prepare your shopping list before you go to the grocery store, and stick to it. Store your produce where it’s easy to spot—not in the crisper drawer, where it’s more likely to go unnoticed…

2 Min.
what’s the buzz

for the fellas Here’s something to share with that misguided male in your life who still thinks yoga is just for chicks: Practicing yoga may help maintain quality of life and alleviate some side effects for men undergoing radiation therapy for prostate cancer, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine. Compelling, considering around one in seven US men will be diagnosed with the disease in their lifetime. 43 percent The decrease in health care services needed when patients practice yoga and meditation. Source: PLOS One STRESS HACK Feeling frazzled by that barrage of emails in your inbox and growing mound of paperwork on your desk? Consider it one more reason to bring mindfulness to the office: Workplace mindfulness-based interventions can slash stress by up to 40…

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ayurveda refresh

1 Neem extract’s antibacterial properties and burdock’s powerful anti-inflammatory action make Sundari Neem and Burdock Cream-Gel Cleanser your best defense against excess oil, without irritating or drying skin ($36, sundari.com). 2 Poppy and Someday Vata Air+Either mist has a fresh, light scent you’ll want to spritz often. It has pick-me-up ingredients like rosemary to help balance the slow, grounding elements of kapha season in the spring ($25, poppyandsomeday.com). 3 It’s recommended in Ayurveda that you chew twigs from the neem tree to ward off dental disease and flush toxins. To get the benefits sans splinters, try Desert Essence Natural Neem Toothpaste. Its cinnamon and mint offset neem extract’s bitter flavor ($7, desertessence.com). 4 VPK by Maharishi Ayurveda Youthful Skin Toner contains sacred lotus extract to slow pigmentation and boost antioxidant levels, all while…