Yoga Journal3 min de lectureMedical
Build a Strong Core Without Sit-Ups
I ONCE BELIEVED that sit-ups were the best way to create a strong core, so I diligently did many of them. But my Navasana (Boat Pose) still felt unpleasant. I chalked it up to weak abs and did more and more sit-ups. It wasn’t until I began to study a
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Deepen Your Practice
Moving meditations can take many forms, but walking slowly and consciously is a friendly entry point. Destination, distance, and pace are all incidental—each step is your focal point. Relax your arms at your sides and move freely, coordinating your b
Yoga Journal2 min de lectureCookbooks, Food, & Wine
A Forest-Bathing Picnic? Yes, Please.
SERVES 6–8 RECIPE BY JENNIFER KURDYLA, CO-AUTHOR OF ROOT & NOURISH Hands-On Time: 10 Minutes Total Prep Time: 60 Minutes Whether or not you love pink as much as we do, beets are among the happiest foods we know. They’re sweet like candy, filling, and
Yoga Journal2 min de lecturePsychology
Letter From The Editor
THE FIRST TIME I was told I suffered from depression and anxiety was in college. After months of feeling down and on edge, I booked an appointment at the student health center. The doctor listened to my symptoms—a crushing sense of hopelessness, mont
Yoga Journal4 min de lectureMedical
Dial Down Anxiety with This Stress-Busting Sequence
TRUTH TIME: Our brains don’t know the difference between being chased by a tiger and being pinged by a triggering email. Both activate the amygdala—the part of our brain that kicks on when we are in distress and perceive a danger (real or imagined).
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Plank Pose
A Begin in Tabletop with your wrists under your shoulders and your knees below your hips. B Inhale, and arch your back slightly to come into a slight Bitilasana (Cow Pose) tilt. Lift your sternum, press your shoulders back, and open up across your ch
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The Golden Age of Dr. Gail
IN THE SPRING OF 2017, the weather was just warming in Rhinebeck, New York. I had come to holistic retreat center the Omega Institute with a colleague to present at the Yoga Service Council (YSC) Conference. We were a pair of unknown academics in a f
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Teachers Share Works They Read at the End of Class
There is a vitality,a life force,a quickeningthat is translated through you into action,and because there is only one of you in all time,this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and be lost.The worl
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Nature’s Rx: Grow Your Green Thumb
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Yoga Journal2 min de lecturePsychology
Our Contributors Share How They Build Resilence
Penning letters to a greater, loving force helps me build resilience. Try it: Take a few moments to ground yourself with deep breaths and stillness. From this settled place, write a love note. Start it with Dear Source, God, Love, Natural Order… use
Yoga Journal2 min de lecture
Develop Gratitude with the Gayatri Mantra
THE GAYATRI MANTRA, one of the oldest and best known mantras, is said to ensure happiness for anyone who chants it faithfully, holds it in their heart, and follows their true calling. The mantra first appeared in the Rig Veda, an early Vedic text wri
Yoga Journal4 min de lecture
Shira-Sukham Asanam: Cultivating Comfort and Steadiness
A FEW YEARS ago, I traveled to practice meditation at Plum Village, a rural mindfulness community near Bordeaux, France, founded by Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh. I was a bit disappointed to be assigned to a remote house a 25-minute walk from the main m
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Tracy Middleton brand director executive editor Lindsay Tucker senior editor Tamara Y. Jeffries contributing senior editor Hannah Lott-Schwartz contributing managing editor Lauren Piscopo practice editor Bria Tavakoli assistant editor Kyle Houseworth
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Here’s What Happened When I Binge-Watched Wellness Documentaries
WHEN IT COMES to wellness trends, there isn’t much I won’t try. I’ve floated in a sensory deprivation tank to relax, performed a 12-hour “dopamine fast” to try to temper impulsive behaviors, and had the blood plasma drawn from my arm and micro-needle
Yoga Journal2 min de lecturePsychology
3 Ways to Ease Insomina
Taking your head below your heart reverses the usual relationship your body has with gravity, focusing your attention and serving as a tonic for a tired mind. In inversions that require greater physical effort (think Headstand), the breath becomes mo
Yoga Journal30 min de lecturePsychology
THE YOGI’S GUIDE TO Better Mental Health
IF THE LAST 18 MONTHS have left you feeling more fearful, anxious, hopeless, or depressed, you’re not alone. Between a global pandemic, social unrest, extensive job loss, a dwindling economy, and more Zoom meetings than we could count, the past year
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THE IMPORTANCE OF SLOW-FLOW YOGA In a Fast-Paced World
I AM NO STRANGER to stress, anxiety, and even panic attacks. While I am a certified yoga therapist and have trained with many master teachers, my deepest understanding of the tools and practices I share comes from direct experience. Over the past 25
Yoga Journal2 min de lectureCookbooks, Food, & Wine
Celebrate Summer WITH THIS Veggie Cobb Salad
SERVES 6 Hands-On Time: 30 Minutes Total Time: 45 Minutes This salad is inspired by the Israeli Sabich sandwich—pita or laffa bread stuffed with fried eggplant, hard-boiled eggs, chopped vegetables, and tahini. We’ve simplified it without sacrificing
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Plank Pose Variations
If you have wrist pain, arthritis, or carpal tunnel issues, try placing a wedge under your hands to decrease pressure on your wrists. (The prop can go under your mat if it's easier to practice that way.) Don’t have a wedge? Roll the front of your mat
Yoga Journal3 min de lecturePsychology
Balance Your Moods by Understanding the Doshas
THE PAST 18 months have been difficult to navigate, and if you’re still feeling “off,” you aren’t alone. Nor should you brush it aside as something you just have to live with: Our mental health is important, as it’s the basis of the home we live in a
Yoga Journal2 min de lectureAstronomy & Space Sciences
Navigate the Drama of Eclipse Season
Expect steady energy in early May, thanks to solid and secure Taurus. Be mindful to set boundaries around consuming information, communicating with others, and sharing your ideas with discernment. This would be a great time to revisit the first two l
Yoga Journal3 min de lectureRegional & Ethnic
One Chef's Pandemic Pivot: Feeding Those in Need
TWENTY-TWENTY WAS supposed to be Phillip Esteban’s year. When the day broke on January 1, he was on the verge of living every chef’s dream: opening a restaurant of his own in his hometown. In National City, a community south of San Diego whose wide r
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Our Contributors Share Quick Creativity Boosts
Since I’ve been working from home, it’s been hard to remove myself from the “office.” When I have moments of mindfulness, I make space for creativity. I’ll put on some music and dance around or blend essential oils to boost my mood. Sometimes I’ll ju
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Power Moves
Two years ago, Shayla Stonechild awoke from a dream at 4 in the morning in her Vancouver apartment. She had goosebumps on her arms and chills running down her back. A voice had whispered a dharma in her ear as she slept. Three little words: the Matri
Yoga Journal3 min de lecture
Find Freedom And Stability In Your Shoulders
YEARS AGO, I was teaching a workshop for yoga teachers focused on the anatomy of the shoulder joint. One of my students mentioned that she was suffering from chronic shoulder pain in Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog Pose). As she demonstrate
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Use Tapas to Make Your Practice More Sustainable
WHAT CALIFORNIANS HAVE long known as fire season is now a phenomenon that has grown to epic proportions as a result of climate change. The apocalyptic images of flames raging in the West are now alarming people far beyond California’s borders. While
Yoga Journal3 min de lectureAstronomy & Space Sciences
Trusting The Unknown
EVERY YEAR, BEGINNING in March and April, we go through a process of emptying our metaphorical cup in order to be filled with fresh spring energy. This year, there are two important shifts occurring simultaneously: We welcome the new astrological yea
Yoga Journal2 min de lecturePolitics
Meet Shankari Goldstein and State of Union (Yoga) Address
LAST MAY, AFTER George Floyd was killed by Minneapolis police, Shankari Goldstein, a yoga instructor, activist, and farmer in Virginia, knew she had to respond. Wanting to uplift BIPOC voices, she started making phone calls with another local yogi an
Yoga Journal2 min de lectureChemistry
The Life Cycle of a Yoga Mat
Not to ruin your Savasana (Corpse Pose), but close to 40 percent of the thousands of yoga mats bought each year are made out of polyvinyl chloride (PVC), a synthetic plastic polymer that can take more than 500 years to break down. While natural rubbe
Yoga Journal2 min de lectureCookbooks, Food, & Wine
Feast on Spring with This Veggie-Packed Pasta
SERVES 4 Hands-On Time: 30 Minutes Total Time: 35 Minutes 2 cups fresh basil, packed½ cup toasted unsalted walnuts2 small cloves garlic1 tsp ground black pepper, divided½ tsp sea salt, divided¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil12 oz thin asparagus spears, t
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