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Yoga Journal

Yoga Journal September 2017

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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get more yj

1 AUGUST 3 Don’t miss A Year of Yoga, the Page-a-Day Calendar from the editors of Yoga Journal. Each week, this inspiring desktop calendar introduces a new meditation, a self-care practice, and two poses—with step-by-step instructions and original photography. Make 2018 a year of mental, physical, and spiritual renewal! Save 25 percent with code YOGA18 at workman.com/yogacal. 2 AUGUST 22 Senior Iyengar Yoga teacher Carrie Owerko leads you through a surprisingly playful Iyengar practice in this live webinar introducing her new online Master Class with Yoga Journal. Register now for this exclusive opportunity to study with Carrie: yogajournal.com/iyengarwebinar. 3 AUGUST 9—SEPTEMBER 30 Subscribe to Yoga Journal magazine while the September issue is on newsstands (August 9 —September 30) and you could win a free Master Class membership (retail value: $365; learn more at yogajournal.com/masterclass) or…

3 Min.
what matters most

WHEN I INTERVIEWED our cover teacher, Lauren Eckstrom, for my editor’s letter this month, we covered a lot of ground—her teachers (Annie Carpenter, Jack Kornfield, Tara Brach, Tiffany Cruikshank); the ups and downs of running a yoga business with her spouse (“There’s no greater yoga practice than the yoga of intimate relationships”); her go-to mantra (“Not perfect, not permanent, not personal,” gleaned from meditation teacher Ruth King). But the most poignant part of our conversation was Lauren’s openness about the recent loss of her father to pancreatic cancer and how her yoga practice helped her navigate his final months. Lauren’s wisdom around the power of yoga to support us in life’s most difficult moments was so moving to me that I’d prefer to share it with you rather than relay…

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for stress relief, what is your go-to practice or pose?

I open up my crown— a technique that makes me feel lighter, more energized, and present with my surroundings. Close your eyes; take three deep breaths; place your feet firmly on the ground; and visualize all of your stress draining out from the soles of your feet. Then visualize the crown of your head opening (I like to call it “opening the moonroof to your mind”), and imagine white light pouring down through your body. Ali Owens Yoga teacher and new mom; try her prenatal practice on page 69 For me, there is nothing quite like Viparita Karani (Legs-up-the-Wall Pose) and Salamba Sarvangasana (Supported Shoulderstand). Being upside down, with my pelvis and heart above my head, my chest open and uplifted, and my chin in Jalandhara Bandha (Chin Lock), helps my mind to…

1 Min.
power by design

HARNESS THE INFLUENTIAL ENERGY of the deities with yantras—geometric diagrams composed of shapes such as triangles, squares, circles, and lotus leaves, which often represent the energy fields of specific deities. Just as a mantra can be a verbal (or silent) tool for meditation, a yantra acts as a visual prop and comes in many forms—think wall art, postcards, and three-dimensional figures. Melissa Forbes, a yoga teacher and artist who hosts yantra workshops across the globe, recommends placing one on your altar, on your desk, or even in your car, to invite the type of energy you seek. “You’ll want to choose a yantra that helps you realize your intentions and goals,” she says. To get started, consider your goal and the type of energy you’ll need to pursue it, then choose…

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embrace your natural beauty

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