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Yoga Journal

Yoga Journal March 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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United States
Sprache:
English
Verlag:
Active Interest Media
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rachel brathen

I spend a lot of time every day just laughing and smiling with my baby girl. There’s something so beautifully intelligent about feeling your feelings in the moment, the way babies do. There’s no filter or faking it. When she’s sad, she cries; when she’s happy she laughs. I think we would all feel a lot better if we allowed ourselves to feel things when they surface. In 2014, I decided I wanted to do something good with the influence I had as @yoga_girl. I was sick of posting yoga photos on Instagram. And I started feeling uninspired by the yoga community that grew out of social media, even though I was part of that growth. A lot of people in my life passed away that year, so I started writing…

4 Min.
the gift of “i don’t know”

THE MOMENT I WAKE UP, I pad down the stairs and stand in the nursery. Light floods in through the window over the crib. I glance at the Ganesha statues and elephants I’ve nestled in every possible corner in hopes of removing some of the unseen obstacles that no doubt lay before us. I will become a mom in the coming weeks. Like most new mothers, I’m nesting and excited and scared. Though unlike most new moms, this baby is not with me now. I haven’t had headphones on my growing belly, sending early good vibes from Van Morrison. I haven’t felt any kicks. I haven’t seen any sure signs of there you are. That’s because my husband, Matt, and I will be brand-new foster parents, and we’re currently waiting for the…

2 Min.
the must list

1 SEVA RETREAT Hanuman Adventures Rishikesh, India Join the organizers of the Hanuman Festival for an annual retreat in Rishikesh (the birthplace of yoga) from March 8–18. Explore the meaning of seva (selfless service), visit local orphanages, and practice yoga with Dayna Seraye and Rishikesh native Anand Mehrotra ($2,500, hanumanadventures.com). 2 MUSCLE REMEDY All Good Herbal Freeze Pain Relief Spray with Arnica Practicing yoga several hours a day while on retreat (or during intensives or yoga teacher training) can take a toll on your muscles. Spritz sore spots with this herbal blend, which includes pain-relieving arnica and cooling menthol for instant relief ($12—$20, allgoodproducts.com). 3 MAT JadeYoga Voyager Mat This travel mat, made of biodegradable latex, offers plenty of grip for your practice, weighs only 1.5 pounds, and folds to the size of a yoga block for easy…

2 Min.
better than bacon

carrot “bacon” BLT SERVES 3 “My 78-year-old, Nebraskaborn father was recently given strict doctor’s orders: no more pork or red meat. Since then, I’ve been on a mission to help him succeed—and to make his meals delicious. Enter carrot ‘bacon.’ It’s healthy, tasty, and a crowd pleaser for meat eaters and vegetarians alike (and I think it tastes so much better than processed bacon substitutes). To save time, roast the carrots beforehand so you can quickly throw your sandwich together for lunch on the go.” 3 large carrots2 tbsp coconut oil2 tsp bourbon2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce 2 tbsp maple syrup2 tsp hot sauce½ tsp smoked Maldon sea salt flakes3 tbsp Vegenaise1 lemon, zest and juice6 slices toasted bread of your choice (I like sourdough English muffins)1 large heirloom tomato, sliced1 avocado, thinly sliced3 leaves…

15 Min.
off the beaten mat

When it comes to planning a yoga vacation, most of us think retreats in the tropics or taking the ultimate pilgrimage to India. Yet there are so many other destinations that can inspire a deeper understanding of this ancient practice. Here, Yoga Journal contributors share their experiences in some far-off places— as well as a few surprising spots closer to home— that have transformed their practices and their lives. ZAMBIA Into the wild By Meghan Rabbitt OUR OPEN-SIDED LAND ROVER inched closer to a clearing in the thick bush, and our guide, Fannuel Banda, whispered urgently to us to stay seated—and quiet. A couple hours earlier, the enormous red sun had sunk into a vast horizon, which meant that in the pitch-black darkness, Banda had to point his large flashlight toward what he wanted…

3 Min.
5 great american yoga escapes

1. Moab, Utah An adventurer’s paradise that will inspire you to get present, Moab is also the perfect jumping-off point to explore some of America’s most iconic national parks. Where to Stay: Under Canvas offers glamping tents minutes from the entrances of Arches and Canyonlands national parks. Where to Eat: Jailhouse Café is a homey breakfast spot beloved by locals. Don’t miss the ginger pancakes with Dutch apple butter. Where to Practice: Moab Yoga offers yoga and Pilates classes as well. Or check out one of the Yogascapes retreats happening in Moab this year. What to Do: Tackle the challenging, 7.8-mile Devil’s Garden Trail in Arches National Park. 2. Napa Valley California This region may be better known for cult cabs and star-chef restaurants than health and wellness, yet it’s easy to balance out daily indulgences with…