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Yoga Journal October/November 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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Pocket Outdoor Media, LLC
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9 Números

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3 min.
selfless service

IN 2007, a year after I graduated from my first 200-hour vinyasa teacher training, I moved to Hong Kong for work. Worried I’d lose momentum with my teaching, I started volunteering at a refugee center in Kowloon, in a notorious building called Chungking Mansions. The bottom floor of this deteriorating high-rise was bustling with food stalls, electronics shops, and bodega-like businesses. I’d make my way through the crowds to the elevator, sweat my way up a few floors, and then clear out a classroom full of desks, pushing them toward the walls to make room for the five or so women who usually stood hesitantly by the door until invited in. Most had come from Nepal and Sri Lanka and spoke very little, if any, English. They were in a…

2 min.
notes from the road

Yoga Journal Based on what you’ve seen, what do you think the future of yoga will look like? Jeremy Falk The future of yoga is being shaped by conversations about inclusivity, accessibility, and authenticity. For example, in Charlotte, North Carolina, the yoga community is holding summits around healing #metoo and the culture of exclusivity created by the commercialization of modern yoga, which has perpetuated the idea that yoga is for young, skinny, affluent white women. Aris Seaberg A few teachers said that yoga in the West has become wide but is lacking depth. But I feel there is a conscious shift happening. Yoga is here to stay and is going to grow much deeper—deeper into our culture but also deeper in the sense of what is taught. It’s inspiring to see yogis…

5 min.
full moon rising

WHEN I LIVED IN SAN FRANCISCO IN 1980, I was introduced to shamanic journeying. I loved this practice, which taught me how to receive my own spiritual guidance by traveling outside of time and space to meet with helping and compassionate spirits. Using the ancient power of ceremony, shamans move beyond ordinary thinking into unseen realms, which are filled with great beauty and spiritual healing energies that can empower our lives. In these realms, shamans can see disharmonious energy patterns that need to be rebalanced in order to improve the health of people and the planet. And it is also through ceremony that shamans receive guidance on how to restore harmonious energies—from the natural world, helping spirits, and their own inner wisdom. In shamanic teachings, every spiritual act we perform is a…

2 min.
the must list

1 Manduka GRP YOGA MAT Hot and power yoga sessions will be slimy no more, thanks to this charcoal-infused, no-slip mat from Manduka. Designed to make the yoga towel obsolete, its tri-layered design wicks away moisture and charcoal banishes odors for good ($98, manduka.com). 2 Nawrap BINCHOTAN BODY WASH TOWEL Quick drying and delicate to the touch, this yoga towel is woven with antimicrobial and anti-odor binchotan (a traditional Japanese Oak charcoal that absorbs impurities) so you can focus on liberation—not perspiration ($15, nawrap.ippinka.com). 3 Dirty Lemon DAILY DETOX Take an inside-out approach to wellness with a lemon-ginger elixir packed with pharmaceutical-grade charcoal that promises to eliminate harmful chemicals before your body can absorb them. An added bonus? Dandelion root may reduce cholesterol and improve liver and kidney function ($65 for case of 6, dirtylemon.com). 4…

2 min.
spice it up

Beryl Bender Birch’s vegan black bean soup SERVES 6 This soup is great in the fall and winter. I love the spicy, smoky flavor from the chili peppers—and the sweetness from the tomatoes. Plus, it delivers a huge hit of protein. Savor it on its own, or serve it with a salad, guacamole, corn tortillas, or rice with steamed greens. 1½ cups dried black beans (or 3 cans, 15 oz each)1 tbsp olive oil1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped1 jalapeño, seeded, finely chopped1 tsp oregano½ tsp cumin3 medium garlic cloves, minced1 quart vegetable broth1 can (14.5 oz) fire-roasted, diced tomatoes with green chilies (I like Muir Glen.)1 dried chipotle pepper (or 1 tsp chipotle powder)1 dried guajillo pepper1 dried pasilla pepper (If your local grocer doesn’t carry pasillas or guajillos, order them online…

22 min.
2018 good karma awards

WE ASKED FOR YOUR HELP in nominating organizations with a track record of successfully integrating yoga into local communities as a tool for health and happiness. Thanks to all of you who answered the call! It was inspiring to learn more about the expanding role of yoga service. To determine our 10 finalists, we relied on the expertise of partners from the Yoga Service Council, Give Back Yoga Foundation, Yoga Alliance, and Lululemon’s social impact program Here to Be. Together they chose 10 exemplary organizations that are making bold strides in their communities. Thanks to a generous grant from Lululemon and Here to Be, all 2018 Good Karma Award winners will be heading to the annual Yoga Service Conference at Omega Institute next May, and $10,000 will go to ACT Yoga,…