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Yoga Journal September/October 2019

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
Pocket Outdoor Media, LLC

in this issue

3 min
change is messy work

I first met cover model Nicole Cardoza in September 2016, at a Lululemon event. She was presenting on her innovative nonprofit Yoga Foster, which leverages tech-based platforms to help schools scale up their mindfulness programs (see page 24). I remember thinking that Nicole embodied the future of the practice—entrepreneurial, influential, and a true change-maker. I wanted to support her work, so we met again a year later in New York City to shoot a story for the August 2018 issue. We kept in touch and saw each other occasionally. Nicole always had something new to share about her career, and her role in changing the accessibility of health and healing. There was more to share with our audience, too, including news of her fund to support wellness organizations run by…

3 min
netflix & chill

CHAMBERS Scandal fans know actor Tony Goldwyn as the charming leader of the free world. But with the April release of Netflix’s Chambers, the formerly buttoned-up bossman has entered full-on crystal-toting territory. As mourning father Ben Lefevre, Goldwyn leans on Kundalini breathing practices and shirtless meditations to cope with the loss of his teenage daughter, Becky. The supernatural thriller unravels the mysterious circumstances behind Becky’s death and the paranormal visions that result when another girl receives her heart in an emergency transplant. Even if bone-chilling television isn’t your thing, you may still appreciate Lefevre’s commitment to sage burning. ON YOGA: THE ARCHITECTURE OF PEACE If you haven’t yet seen this 2017 documentary based on photographer Michael O’Neill’s book of the same name, it’s time. O’Neill’s decade-long photographic exploration into the practice styles of…

2 min
teacher fave’s/yoga by numbers

WHAT KEVIN LOVE LOVES The five-time NBA All-Star and mental health advocate can’t live without these yoga and fitness tools. Kevin Love started his eponymous Kevin Love Fund to find purpose beyond basketball. After struggling with anxiety and depression, he developed a trust that focuses on helping people improve mental wellness alongside physical fitness. Through a partnership with Headspace, in 2018 the Love Fund donated 850 app subscriptions and in-person mental health training sessions to UCLA student-athletes and coaches—and this year will contribute to the Just Keep Livin Foundation for empowering high school students. Here, Love shares his must-haves for staying happy, healthy, and hanger-free this fall. YOGA BY THE NUMBERS: 1,500 The number of HealthHUB locations CVS plans to open by 2021. The new-concept drug stores will provide traditional retail offerings in conjunction with…

2 min
for karma or cash

FOR KARMA CHEL HAMILTON’S MEDITATION MINIS PODCASTS SHORT LITTLE SLICES OF SERENITY Grasping for a bit of zen in your everyday life? Hypnotherapist Chel Hamilton’s uber-calming voice is like a piña colada for the nervous system. Her short guided meditations clock in at around 10 minutes each and tackle topics from self-love and confidence to finding more joy; chelhamilton.com. “Looks like a money grab to me!”- SALLY KEMPTON, Meditation Teacher FOR CA$H THE MOMENT PEBBLE A PET ROCK THAT GLOWS TO GUIDE YOU THROUGH MOMENTS OF MINDFULNESS When we think of pricey rocks, we picture precious gemstones, not pretend pebbles. And while the Moment Pebble’s price tag isn’t straight out of Tiffany’s, it still may take your breath away—it retails for more than $50. Ultimately, there are better ways to quiet your mind that will be easier on…

6 min
fall in love with yourself

When I tell you hundreds of books cross my desk each year, I mean it. Staff editors at wellness publications get review copies and manuscripts—most selling self-love, proffering radical happiness, and promising to be life changing—every single day. Few get read in entirety. None have ever actually impacted my life in any significant way—until now. I started reading Jennifer Pastiloff’s On Being Human one particularly lonely weekend when my friends were partying in an HGTV house we’d rented for a birthday. Instead of reveling in the Rocky Mountains, I was in the fetal position thinking about dying—because endometriosis is murder, and that’s another story. I’d brought home a review copy of Pastiloff’s memoir simply because I’d recognized her name from Instagram. Or maybe it was because magic is real and the…

2 min
4 fighters to follow

LOCKEY MAISONNEUVE INSTAGRAM: @lockeymaisonneuve Her 2018 tell-all memoir A Girl Raised by Wolves unveiled her incredible journey through childhood prostitution, beating breast cancer, and surviving her estranged mother’s murder. Now, this yoga teacher—who often teaches in rehabilitation centers, schools, and prisons—is using her story to help empower others through the practice. THE 108-SECOND INTERVIEW WITH LOCKEY YOGA JOURNAL: Who’s your biggest inspiration right now and why? LOCKEY MAISONNEUVE: I am constantly in awe of the addiction recovery patients I work with. I’ve learned more about facing adversity from these people than anyone I’ve ever met. I always tell them to be proud of themselves. It doesn’t matter what brought them to the program. If they woke up this morning and chose recovery over addiction, I will be there to support them in any way I…