Gesundheit & Fitness
Yoga Journal

Yoga Journal September 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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get more yj

August 18 Be true to you This three-month online course is an intimate retreat with renowned teacher Colleen Saidman Yee. In Yoga for Inner Peace, she offers three practices each week to help you transform your body, mind, and heart— and find your true self. BONUS: Earn 30 hours of continuing-education credits from Yoga Alliance. (yogajournal.com/yogaforinnerpeace) September 22-25 Reach new peaks Join YJ LIVE! in Estes Park, Colorado, for classes, workshops, and immersions that will deepen your practice and change your life! Study with Colleen Saidman Yee and Rodney Yee, the Lasaters (at right), Seane Corn, and other master teachers. (yjevents.com) PLUS Celebrate the finale of the LiveBeYoga Tour, co-sponsored by Yoga Journal and Gaia. Learn more: yogajournal.com/livebeyoga 27 Learn yoga philosophy Yoga Journal co-founder Judith Hanson Lasater and her daughter, Lizzie Lasater, help you learn and live…

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power couple

This month’s cover models, Colleen Saidman Yee and Rodney Yee, are the best-known couple in Yoga Teacherdom. I was thrilled to work with them on their feature “Goodnight, Sleep Issues” (page 58), and proud to give them a YJ Good Karma Award for their work with Urban Zen Integrative Therapy (UZIT). UZIT helps sick patients and their caregivers overcome pain, anxiety, nausea, insomnia, constipation, and exhaustion through yoga therapy, Reiki, essential oils, and other modalities. For more, keep reading, and then flip this issue and turn to page 6. CARIN GORRELLHow has working with UZIT impacted you? RODNEY YEE It has given us purpose, demonstrated the importance of service, and shown us the unbelievable impact of combining these great healing arts. COLLEEN SAIDMAN YEE I don’t feel hopeless when witnessing others’ suffering. When…

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power down for better health

Social media can help us feel more connected and content. (Admit it: You’ve experienced a pick-me-up after posting a cool Tree Pose shot to Instagram!) Yet if you’re scrolling through Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and the like more than a few times a day, it may actually dampen your mood—and keep you from getting sound sleep. In one recent study, scientists at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine found that those who check social media most often each week are 2.7 times more likely to have depression compared to those who check least frequently. Another study, published in the journal Preventive Medicine, found that frequent users are three times more likely to have sleep disturbances than those who scroll less often—even when they aren’t surfing right before bed (which we…

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what’s the buzz

The church of yoga If you get your weekly spiritual fix at the yoga studio, the bonding experience with like-minded yogis may extend your life. A recent study from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health showed that women who attended religious services more than once a week had a 33 percent lower risk of death compared to women who never attended services. Participation in other social groups with a shared sense of meaning, like yoga, may have similar effects, says senior study author Tyler VanderWeele, PhD, professor of epidemiology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. “Gatherings that share a common vision for life would most likely have a more positive effect on mortality than, say, merely showing up at a bingo game,” he says. The reasons attendees…

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tee time

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ask the experts

What’s the best complement to my yoga practice? Strength training A study by Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center found that strength training helps older adults live longer. That may be because it helps build muscle mass and bone density. So it’s no surprise that yogis need to maintain flexibility plus strength—adding weight training, even if just body weight (e.g., pushups, lunges, crunches, etc.), a few times a week is a great way to get your fix. Tracie Vlaun Co-Founder of the V Art of Wellness Fitness Company, Miami, Florida My friend won’t try yoga—she says she’s not fit enough. What should I do? Remind your friend that yoga isn’t just about flexibility and strength, though these are often great benefits. Even though yogis are urged to focus their attention inward, remember that it’s easy…