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Summer Essentials for All Your Outdoor Adventures
Classique in Drops Tank,$44, jolinu.com WHY WE LOVE IT Look good, feel good—that’s the ethos behind Joli Nu, where family-run businesses in Bali use only ethically sourced materials to sew, dye, and screen garments by hand. Mid Tropics Pouch in POG,
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High Lunge
POSES A From Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog Pose), step your right foot forward toward your right hand. B Bend your right knee to make a right angle with your thigh parallel to the floor and your knee stacked above your ankle. C Root into
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High Lunge Adaptations
Build the pose as instructed on page 26. With your hands on your hips, firm your inner thighs and hips toward your midline. This cultivates core stability and balance. Hold for 5–10 breaths, then repeat on the other side. Sit in the chair facing forw
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The Key to Releasing Stress and Paving the Way to Better Poses? Caring for Your Psoas
When you feel fearful, what sensations do you perceive in your body? Maybe you notice a lump in your throat, a shiver down your spine, or tensing in your jaw. But there’s another common response that you might not (consciously) notice: a tightening i
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Cool Down with Pitta-Balancing Moves and Refreshing Summer Eats
Sweaty…sticky…irritable…parched…ahhh, summertime. The heat is high, and the discomfort is real. Flushed skin, excess sweating, a quick temper, and thirst imply an imbalance of your pitta dosha, the fiery energy that regulates your heat and metabolism
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Tracy Middleton brand director Sharon Houghton vice president, general manager executive editor Lindsay Tucker contributing senior editor Hannah Lott-Schwartz practice editor Bria Tavakoli assistant editor Kyle Houseworth copy editor Steven Horne pro
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Engage Your Subtle Body With Energy Medicine Yoga
I found Energy Medicine (EM) two decades ago during a particularly dark period in my life. I was reeling from the collapse of my yoga studio and was in the throes of an unhealthy romantic relationship. I’d been practicing and teaching yoga for seven
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Yoga brought Kala MacDonald Strength When She Lost Her Brothers, Now She Offers Those Tools to Others Who Are Grieving
When Kala MacDonald’s brother Jordan was murdered in 2013, the then-24-year-old channeled her pain into taking every workout class she could afford. While others were burning calories, MacDonald found herself trying to burn off emotions. For years, y
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This Ancient Mantra Meditation Can Curb Stress in Just 20 minutes
Vedic Meditation is a technique that traces its roots to the Vedas, ancient Indian texts that are the foundation for yoga and Ayurveda. Unlike Buddhist mindfulness-based techniques, Vedic Meditation (VM) doesn’t involve contemplation or trying to thi
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For Karma Or Cash?
ALPHA BRAIN BY ONNIT: THE GOODS TO BACK UP THE BRAVADO A caffeine-free supplement claiming to boost focus and memory, Alpha Brain by Onnit is hailed by athletes and celebrities—and the research-backed ingredients perform. The blend includes Alpha-GPC
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Pranayama that 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). Deep, slow brea
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Yoga By Numbers
Shopping for a mat now? Consider these picks from some of our favorite teachers. “As a surfer, it is so heartening to know that we are saving space in landfills by creating a sustainable yoga mat.” —Eoin Finn, founder of Blissology; $79, sugamats.com
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The Long Jump Ahead
On a sunny Friday afternoon during the last weekend in February, before stay-at-home orders and facemasks and furloughs, I watched three-time gold medalist Tianna Bartoletta practice the long jump at UC Berkeley’s Edwards Stadium. The YTT-200’s focus
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Edit Letter
“Live in the present” is one of the most basic yoga tenets, but magazines are created months before you read them, so writing this note is always an exercise in looking to the future. Usually, past experience makes that a relatively easy task: To wri
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Harmony At Home
Ever feel an immediate sense of ease when you walk into a room that’s clean and clutter-free? Perhaps the furniture is functional and comfy, and there is plenty of open space. Or maybe your eye is drawn to a beautiful painting or lush plant, and gent
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Actor Melissa L. Williams Shares the Must-Haves That Fuel her Busy Life
Melissa L. Williams is a woman on fire. The Oklahoma City–born star made waves on Tyler Perry’s hit BET drama The Oval before scoring her own BET+ spinoff, Ruthless, which premiered this spring. In March, Williams made headlines when she distributed
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The Qi of Food
It wasn’t until I stood looking at my reflection in the bathroom mirror, angling my phone out in front of me, that I realized I was crossing a threshold: Of all the post-workout poses and pre-date outfit options sent to friends, the cutesy hellos and
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Trending Question: Can I Optimize My Circadian Rhythm?
The latest sleep craze to catch a buzz: circadian rhythm optimization (CRO). Proponents claim that tinkering with their circadian rhythm—the body’s natural daily cycle, dictated predominantly by exposure to light—by following a precise pattern of sle
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10 Questions with Maggie Q.
The Hawaiian-born actor and animal rights activist's sportswear brand Qeep Up is donating 100 percent of profits from three special T-shirts to Save the Children to provide support, medical supplies, and preparedness training to regions most impacted
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Understanding The Gunas- The Three Energetic Qualities That Make Up All Of Life-Can Help You Find Balance And Insight.
When we think about energy, we often think about the physical and mental types—the oomph that helps us move through a vinyasa or focus on a task. It's easy to identify when these energies are lagging, and most of the time we know how to replenish or
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Harness Moon Energy for Self-Care
Release Ritual Kit Let go of what isn't serving you with the help of the moon-bathed, energetically charged lepidolite crystal in this restorative toolbox, complete with ethically sourced palo santo; $49, moonandjai.com. Moon Ritual Bath Tea Kit Stee
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Beat Smoothie Fatigue with These Immunity-Boosting Breakfast Pops
MAKES 8 POPS Hands-On Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 4 hours, 15 minutes Reinvent the breakfast parfait by freezing its basic ingredients (yogurt, granola, and fruit) into ice pops. Here, we used berries that are high in antioxidants such as vitamins C
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Wolf Wisdom
Dear Wolf, What is bhakti yoga and how do I practice it? Sincerely :: Bhakti Curious Dear Bhakti Curious, In Sanskrit, bhakti means “devotion.” Bhakti yoga, therefore, is the path of devotion—to the Divine, to the Universe, to Oneness. It has nine li
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The Neuroscience of Presence
Humans possess a unique superpower among those in the animal kingdom: the ability to evaluate the past and plan for the future. Unfortunately, this evolutionary advancement comes at an emotional cost—regret and worry, both often the result of not bei
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Hello!
Happiness. Is it just me, or has it been the buzziest idea of the past decade? As I’ve transitioned from my mid-twenties to my mid-thirties, I’ve witnessed an endless parade of books, podcasts, documentaries, college courses—all touting the notion of
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Sweet Relief
When I discovered yoga 40 years ago, I started on a journey fueled by curiosity and a desire to find effective ways to take better care of my body. At the time, I suffered from sciatica (pain along the sciatic nerve that runs from the lower back down
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Kids These Days
The Chinese video-sharing service TikTok combines the brevity of Vine and the story-telling capabilities of YouTube. In 60 seconds or less, the app’s yoga-centric subset of video creators serve up challenge or partner postures to viewers, and spread
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Next Gen Yogis
Many are quick to tsk-tsk “kids these days” for nonstop smartphoning and a self-centered attitude. But this most-diverse generation, with nontraditional views on everything from gender identity to power structures, is more conscientious than you migh
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Agent of Change
Whether she's battling a Sharknado on SYFY or tearing up the airwaves on her hilarious podcast, Two and a Half Girls, actress and philanthropist Cassie Scerbo credits a blend of yoga and meditation with keeping her cool. She’s also veep of Boo2Bullyi
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Mind Games
Michael Trainer’s father, John, was diagnosed with dementia in 2012, shortly after he’d finished chemotherapy for prostate cancer. “Cancer was treatable, but dementia felt like a devastating diagnosis,” Michael says. Leaving his job to spend time wit
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