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Holotropic Breathing Ignites Boundless Joy

I’ve tried all sorts of breathwork practices, from the Wim Hof Method to three-part breath, but Holotropic breathing—a pattern of inhalations and exhalations designed to help practitioners access higher states of consciousness—was new to me.

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Yoga Journal
January - February 2021

Here's How a Dublin Studio Fuses Modern Style and Safety During the COVID Era

In the midst of daily highs and lows, life unfolds in the gray middle area—and at the Space Between, a Dublin yoga studio that recently celebrated its first anniversary in the wake of a pandemic, it’s that challenging intersection of dark and light where yogis deepen their practice.

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Yoga Journal
January - February 2021

I Started Resiliency School to Cultivate Peace in the Modern World

Sometimes life comes at you blow after blow. When that happens, how do you get up? How do you thrive?

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Yoga Journal
January - February 2021

Grace Cathedral Fosters Inclusivity and Healing through Yoga

Before Covid-19 shuttered the city, on any given Tuesday in downtown San Francisco, hundreds of mat-toting yogis streamed up Nob Hill in droves to converge at the historic Grace Cathedral, a midcentury Episcopalian church the size of a football field where, in 1965, nearly 5,000 people gathered—spilling out into the streets—to hear a sermon from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Yoga Journal
January - February 2021

3 Ways to... Ease a Headache

3 Ways to... Ease a Headache

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Yoga Journal
January - February 2021

Find Your Flow

At specific points around the world, the earth churns with tangible, tingly energy at sites known as vortices, visited by those seeking connection, healing, or a good story to tell. Here’s your road map to six such hotspots in the Western United States—and what to do once you get there.

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Yoga Journal
January - February 2021

Come On Get Higher

Best-selling author and wellness educator Lalah Delia on raising your vibration to find your highest Self

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January - February 2021

Pride and Joy

is teaching us to honor our highest selves—and tearing down patriarchal ideology in the process.

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Yoga Journal
November - December 2020

Heal THY-SELF?

A new trend promises better mental wellness without the help of Western medicine. Is it unsafe—or just what we need?

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Yoga Journal
November - December 2020

4 Steps to Help Manage Overwhelming Emotions

This challenging year has depleted our emotional well-being in unpredictable ways. During times like these, failing to remember our innate unbreakable wholeness—and its qualities of indestructible joy and peace—can cause us to overidentify with our emotional responses. Our egos may translate physical illness, emotional trauma, or even day-to-day challenges as “something’s wrong with me.”

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Yoga Journal
November - December 2020

Finding Enchantment in Imperfectness Can Heal Us All

Look intently with Beauty Hunting

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November - December 2020

5 Mindful Tips to Beat Stress and Boost Your Immune System

Feeling strong and often uncomfortable emotions during challenging times is completely natural. And while it may be tempting to suppress anger, sadness, grief, and frustration, mental health experts say that doing so can physically stress your body and negatively impact your immunity and well-being.

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Yoga Journal
November - December 2020

Yoga Helped Me Master the Art of Sucking at Snowboarding

How yoga helped a budding snowboarder

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Yoga Journal
November - December 2020

This Year's Winter Harvest Takes the Cake

Celebration calls for cake

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November - December 2020

Brainspotting Therapy Helped Me Find My Blind Spots—and Face Them Head-On

Brainspotting Therapy Helped Me Find My Blind Spots—and Face Them Head-On

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Yoga Journal
November - December 2020

Trending Question: Can You Actually Strengthen Your Pelvic Floor?

Do Kegels really work?

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Yoga Journal
November - December 2020

A Sequence for Liberating Your Soul

My name is Alicia Crysta Easter, which means “noble anointed one of dawn.” (ostre was a Germanic goddess of spring.) I am the daughter of Cynthia Geneva Lawson and granddaughter of Eleanor Cecilia Lawson. I am a yogi, Black woman, teacher, podcast host, candle designer, liberator, Black joy beam, writer, facilitator, lover, sister, and friend. I stand on the shoulders of the 10,000 ancestors who came before me, and I do not take my presence here lightly. I am honored to be a pair of shoulders to stand on for those who come after me. My ability to fully claim who I am came through the practice of yoga.

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November - December 2020

Yoga Nidra for Releasing Grief

Meditation

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September - October 2020

STANDING TALL

Criminal justice advocate Steven Medeiros is taking life's challenges in stride.

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September - October 2020

Rise and Shine with Whole-Wheat Muffins

Sweet or Savory Maple Squash Muffins

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September - October 2020

The Power of Placebo

The placebo effect remains one of medicine’s greatest mysteries. Here’s what we know about how it works and how we can use it to help our bodies heal.

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Yoga Journal
September - October 2020

The Ultimate Guide To an Injury-Free Practice

Yoga can be a source of deep healing. It can also cause injuries or irritate existing sore areas. We asked some of the world’s leading yoga teachers how to practice safely—now, and for years to come.

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Yoga Journal
September - October 2020

10 Questions With Jemel McWilliams

The Emmy-nominated artistic director and choreographer is the creative genius behind some of Lizzo’s, Janelle Monáe’s, and John Legend’s best dance moves. Now, amid worldwide tour cancellations, his yoga and meditation practices are helping him keep both feet on the ground.

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September - October 2020

Struggling with Self-Promotion? How I Learned to Unleash My Voice with Authenticity and Ease

Teacher talk

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September - October 2020

We Tried Dopamine Fasting, and It Helped Us Appreciate the Present

Amid a pandemic, it’s traveling at warp speed.

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September - October 2020

Is Partner Yoga the New Couples Therapy?

No pair is immune to the challenges of coupledom. While counseling may be the typical go-to resource for guidance, some counselors with yoga backgrounds are taking sessions to the mat, encouraging people to bolster their relationships with asana, pranayama, and meditation through partner yoga therapy.

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September - October 2020

The Key to Releasing Stress and Paving the Way to Better Poses? Caring for Your Psoas

If you sit a lot, your hip flexors, including your psoas major, may be tight. You may feel a profound release after working with High Lunge or a variation of Legs-Up-the-Wall Pose, in which you rest your calves on a chair seat.

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Yoga Journal
July - August 2020

Pranayama to Soothe Frazzled Nerves and Cultivate Clarity

Your breath provides a window into your current energetic state: Shallow, labored breaths, like those you experience during a tough workout, indicate an activated, heated sympathetic nervous system (your fight-flight-freeze response).

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July - August 2020

Beat Smoothie Fatigue with These Immunity Boosting Breakfast Pops

Reinvent the breakfast parfait by freezing its basic ingredients

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July - August 2020

The Qi of Food

For thousands of years, classical Chinese medicine has used nutrition to treat imbalances. Here, we make the practice’s principles of energetics-based dietary therapy more digestible.

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Yoga Journal
July - August 2020

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