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Yoga Journal

Yoga Journal December 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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2 Min.
get more yj

December 5 Detox for winter Outsmart cold and flu season with help from leading Ayurveda experts John Douillard, LifeSpa founder and best-selling author, and Larissa Carlson, former dean of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda. Their new online Ayurveda course delivers weekly detoxifying asana, self-care routines, and diet tips to keep you well all winter. Register today: yogajournal.com/ayurveda101/yj January 13–16 Find inner peace in ‘17 Just in time to pursue your new-year passions, the faculty of Yoga Journal LIVE! San Francisco is offering practices and wisdom to help you feel calm, centered, and empowered. Join master teachers Seane Corn, Maty Ezraty, Tias Little, Janet Stone, and others for the full, four-day weekend, or drop in for a workshop or class: yjevents.com Get fit and focused in just five weeks with our online course from Baptiste Yoga master teacher…

2 Min.
let go and allow

Longtime yoga teacher and this month’s cover model Giselle Mari is no stranger to change. While many of us might resist the unknown and cling to the past, she’s accepting change with a refreshing passion and inspiring lightheartedness. I have a lot to learn from her! CARIN GORRELL How has your home practice morphed over the years? GISELLE MARI At first, I would only practice asana, and it was more rigorous and faster paced than what I do now. Over time, I realized asana isn’t a race—it’s a practice of being in the moment, breath by breath. Now, I go with the flow of what’s on my plate and how I’m feeling. Some days it’s asana, others it’s meditation, and sometimes it’s HIIT (high-intensity interval training). CG Early menopause runs in your family,…

4 Min.
the gift of mediatation

deliver CALM 1 The stunning Tom Dixon Etch Tea Light Holder, shown here in brass, casts a host of entrancing shadows when lit ($65, shophorne.com). 2 For the mystically inclined, this exquisite Saraswati yantra print by Melissa Forbes, a professional artist and yoga teacher, represents the essence of the self, knowledge, music, arts, and nature ($30, melissaforbes.net). 3 Mindfulness teacher Shinzen Young’s new book, The Science of Enlightenment,is an easy-toread, down-to-earth primer on why meditation matters and how it actually works ($22, soundstrue.com). 4 Brighten up a friend’s world with the Lumio light, which fans out 360 degrees from a hardcover book. It comes in two size options and can be taken anywhere to illuminate your practice (Lumio Lamp, $190; mini Lumio+, $125; hellolumio.com). 5 Pema Chödrön’s Compassion Cards break down the practice of cultivating…

4 Min.
holiday gift guide

SURPRISE YOUR LOVED ONES WITH THE PRANAMAT ECO MASSAGE MAT For the person who has everything… troublesome back included. The Pranamat ECO relieves minor muscle aches, pains and tension the natural way. Made from eco-friendly materials. For yogi and non-yogi alike! Shop pranamat.com - use code YOGA10 for 10% discount by 12/31/16. BALI MALAS by Aum Rudraksha Designs Bringing hearts together since 2006. Bali Malas offers the most sacred of gifts, original Aum Rudraksha Designed malas. “Let there be peace and love among all beings of the universe.” Code YJ10 for 10% off balimalas.com ORANGE WRAP BRACELET WITH OHM FOR CREATIVITY 27 Inch long. Wear it as a layered bracelet or as a stylish, chick, long necklace. Orange is a dynamic energy. It brings about: creativity, playfulness, exploration on a practical level, relief from boredom,…

13 Min.
the yoga of give & take

MY GENEROUS MOTHER could never accept a gift. On Christmases and birthdays, my brothers and I would each offer her something we thought she’d like—a sweater, a piece of jewelry, a certificate for a massage. She’d say, “Thank you,” of course. But she’d put the sweater in the bottom drawer, bag the jewelry, and never call the massage therapist. The same thing happened when we tried to tell her something nice about herself. “Oh, come on,” she’d say. “That’s too much.” We used to tease her about how she always had to be the giver. But we also found it frustrating, because we couldn’t express our affection for her in ways that she would accept. I thought about this recently after a friend I’ll call Dylan busted me for not accepting…

7 Min.
take it all in

THOUGHTS ARE INVISIBLE, intangible, and private, yet they have tremendous power to influence the course of your life. Every day, you experience up to 70,000 of all varieties of thoughts—positive and negative, caring and hurtful—according to research from the University of Southern California’s Laboratory of Neuro Imaging. Thoughts enable you to feel hope and connection, as well as fear and isolation. They make you believe you’re capable of great things, or that you’re so helpless you’ll never amount to anything. As the inventor and automobile pioneer Henry Ford once said, “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t—you’re right.” Working with your thoughts is much like encountering a mountain lion in the wild—your first instinct is to run. In large part, thoughts get their power of influence from your body’s…