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Yoga Journal

Yoga Journal March 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.
become a spirit junkie

Connect with us! Share your favorite moments from our LIVE! events on social: #yogajournal #yjlive Spend quality time with life coach and yogi Gabrielle Bernstein (above) at Yoga Journal LIVE! in New York City, April 8–11. Author of Spirit Junkie and the New York Times bestseller May Cause Miracles, Bernstein will help you jump-start your journey of self-inquiry at her April 8 keynote address, then teach a two-hour, Kundalini-inspired workshop on April 9 to help you foster selflove and energy to manifest the change you seek. Register today at yjevents.com. #TGIF In honor of our upcoming I Live Yoga national tour with Gaia, we’re giving away awesome goodies like Silver & Sage malas and 21 Drops aromatherapy kits throughout 2016. Enter on Fridays to win, and keep tabs on giveaway items on YJ’s Facebook…

3 Min.
behind the lens

Meet Alexandria Crow, this month’s Yogapedia (page 25) teacher and cover model. I got to spend some time with Alex at her cover shoot and was so refreshed by her insightful, tell-it-like-it-is nature. I think you will be, too! Get to know her a little here, then take a class with her in person at Yoga Journal LIVE! in New York City, April 8–11. CARIN GORRELLWhy did you fall in love with yoga? ALEXANDRIA CROW I was a gymnast, so the physicality of yoga appealed to me. But what made me fall in love with yoga was the mental component and learning how to watch my mind and behavior, and to not be so reactive to them. CGYour practice is now primarily therapeutic. Why, and how is yoga helping you heal? AC I herniated…

1 Min.
yoga in america study

MORE FUN STATS Find the complete results of our national survey at yogajournal.com/yogainamericastudy 74 Percentage of practitioners who have been practicing yoga for five years or less WARM & FRIENDLY The No. 1 thing we look for in a teacher Also topping our list: Clear with instruction Knowledgeable about the poses 28 Percentage of yogis who are male (up from 18% in 2012!) 72 Percentage of yogis who are female WHY WE STARTED PRACTICING 61% For better fl exibility 56% To relieve stress 49 % To boost health 33 % Inspired by a friend 24 % Lured by a free class Yogis spend … $5.8 BILLION ON CLASSES $4.6 BILLION ON YOGA CLOTHES $3.6 BILLION ON EQUIPMENT SUCH AS MATS AND PROPS $2.8 BILLION ON ACCESSORIES SUCH AS OILS, CRYSTALS, AND JEWELRY FROM TOP: STUDIO FIRMA/STOCKSY (POSE); BEN FULLERTON (PRODUCTS)…

2 Min.
devil’s thumb ranch, colorado

SMOOTH AND EXPANSIVE fields of white delight my eyes as I pull up to Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa in Tabernash, Colorado, with my 12-year-old daughter and her close friend. The elegant main building sits amidst mountain meadows, groomed for both skate and classic cross-country skiing. A young bellhop greets us, eager to help us unload and find our room. I quickly forget about our backseat carsickness mishap up windy Berthoud Pass as I settle in to the weekend getaway I’d carved out for yoga and cross-country skiing. We unpack as the sun sets, then walk the grounds, following the steam to the outdoor pool and hot tub. Then we explore a meandering sidewalk that ends at Ranch Creek Spa, a rustic log building. We circle back for dinner followed…

1 Min.
explore nearby fraser & winter park

A few must-dos while there: MORNING FUEL Rise & Shine Bakery Café features hearty breakfasts and delicious baked goods. If you only go out to breakfast once, this is the place ( riseandshinewp.com). And for a quick caffeinated cup, try Winter Perk drive-thru. YOGA IN TOWN Mountain Moon Yoga is the go-to yoga studio in downtown Winter Park. Enjoy a variety of classes, including vinyasa flow, hot, and restorative ( mtmoonyoga.com). INSIDER WATERING HOLE For healthy food and a fun, funky night out, locals love Pepe Osaka’s FishTaco Tequila Bar and Grill, known for its Mexican-Asian fusion (think: spicy tuna nachos) and specialty drinks, including the tequitini, a margaritaand-martini combo ( pepeosakas.com).…

1 Min.
ask the experts

How does yoga relieve stress? Q Yoga has been shown to decrease cortisol and adrenaline, the main stress hormones that make you feel overwhelmed, cranky, and on edge. However, a single yoga class isn’t enough to balance them. Most studies show that significant hormonal improvement requires three to six months of regular practice for 30 to 60 minutes per day, five days a week. While all yoga styles may help, research has examined hatha yoga, pranayama (such as deep breathing), and meditation. Sara Gottfried, MD Author of The Hormone Reset Diet, Berkeley, California Answers to your questions about yoga for stress relief, baking with ghee, and more. Can I use ghee instead of butter in my baking? Yes—but expect your baked goods to be crispier. Ghee is made by using heat to remove milk solids and…