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Yoga Journal

Yoga Journal July/August 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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3 Min.
the joy of eating

LAST FALL I LANDED ON SALINA—one of seven inhabited Aeolian Islands off the southwestern coast of Italy—ready for an eight-day yoga retreat to reset my health, calm my nervous system, and help me get perspective on my relationship with work. I was gearing up for two asana classes every day, long walks, longer naps, and healthy eating at a gorgeous, sun-soaked estate called Capofaro. So when the retreat kicked off with a winery tour and a five-course, four-hour dinner that ended after midnight, I said, “OK, I’ll start my detox tomorrow.” The only problem was that my vinyasa class the next morning was followed by a two-hour breakfast that included an endless supply of cheese and coffee. Three hours later, I was back at the restaurant for a three-course, two-hour lunch,…

9 Min.
soul asylum

WHEN MY STUDENTS TELL ME they feel frazzled or overwhelmed, I often ask, “Is there a place you go to in order to take refuge? A safe space to sort yourself out?” Some people look at me blankly. Occasionally, one bursts into tears. Others admit that their antidote to stress is turning on the TV, having a few glasses of wine, or tearing into a bag of chips. Sometimes, even trying to find a more creative way to relax can feel like one more demand. I was considering this as I listened to Dennis, a 40-year-old who is trying to run a consulting business and feels uncertain about his future. What grounds him, he says, is spending time in the woods on a Saturday afternoon. He’ll sit on a fallen log…

2 Min.
on-the-go eats

1 Greenjoy Pomegranate & Greens Pressed Salad Bar These chewy fruit-and-veggie leathers have a sweet, tangy taste and help cut down on food waste: They’re made from ugly produce, like lumpy pomegranates, that are perfectly edible but not perfect enough for most supermarket shelves ($10 for 6 bars, greenjoylife.com). 2 Hippeas Vegan White Cheddar Organic Chickpea Puffs Made with chickpea flour and plant-based flavors that make them “cheesy,” these dairy-free puffs are packed with fiber and protein. Plus, Hippeas donates to Farm Africa, a charity that supports farmers in poor communities ($7, hippeas.com). 3 Purely Elizabeth Coconut Cashew Bar Like many protein-rich bars, this one’s full of nuts and seeds. Yet unlike the others, it also includes a reishi mushroom extract for immune-system support—minus a mushroomy taste ($28 for a box of 12, purelyelizabeth.com). 4 Lorissa’s…

1 Min.
foodie retreats

1 Capofaro Locanda & Malvasia Salina, Italy Perched above the Tyrrhenian Sea and nestled among vineyards, Capofaro is the perfect place to find mind-body harmony. During its Wellness Retreat from September 30–October 7, eating local organic food is as much a part of the yoga practice as asana ($4,106– $8,447 for 1 week, capofaro.it/en/) 2 Hacienda Del Sol San Juanillo, Costa Rica Indulge in yoga-focused wellness and a nutrient-dense diet—in the jungle. Hacienda Del Sol’s Raw Food and Yoga Retreat is offered year-round and features a menu with fresh produce from the property’s greenhouse and outdoor garden. Plus: fresh juices, fish caught daily, and unlimited coconuts ($1,351–$2,716 per week, hacienda delsolcr.com). 3 Yoga Rocks Crete, Greece Travel to the mythological birthplace of Zeus for a yoga experience with seaside vistas and enormous vegetarian buffets. Retreat…

1 Min.
blend ambition

Amy Ippoliti’s grapefruit-cucumber-chard shake SERVES 2 “This citrus shake is my go-to drink each morning because it’s easy to digest and has lots of replenishing nutrients. In fact, it gives me such a natural energy boost, I make it whenever I feel tired. It’s also one of the first things I make after traveling, because I tend to get dehydrated after long flights—and it can be tough to eat organic, healthy, whole foods on the road.” 1 red or pink grapefruit, peeled, segmented, and seeded (feel for any hard spots, and then use a butter knife or your fingers to remove seeds)½ organic cucumber1 cup red chard or spinach (about a handful)½ avocado In a blender, mix grapefruit, cucumber, red chard, avocado, 3 ice cubes, and ½ cup water until smooth (with as few…

13 Min.
dial in your diet

You know that your food choices inherently affect ho you feel, but with influencers your from famous doctors and celebrities to your favorite yoga teacher touting healthy-eating fads, it can be difficult to separate the sound advice from the sensationalized. Meanwhile, researchers are constantly pumping out contradictory food-health studies, because nutrition science is complicated. And each time you overhaul your diet, it can be a shock to your system—whether good or bad. While no one starts a new diet expecting to feel worse, the truth is that without proper education, customized meal planning, and advice from a qualified dietitian, nutritionist, or healthcare provider, restricting or drastically altering what you eat can put your body at risk for weakness, fatigue, anemia, impaired neurological function, and a whole host of other ailments. The bottom…