Journal

Suitable for both beginning and intermediate students Brought to you by the editors of Yoga Journal, these DVDs will bring balance to your routine and offer healthy solutions for meeting the challenges of your daily life. Each DVD Includes 3 convenient 20-minute practices that can be used individually or combined for a longer practice. To order visit www.shopyj.com Or call (800) l-DO-YOGA (436-9642) OUR REVIEWS OF BOOKS + MUSIC + VIDEOS An intimate look into the lives of some of yoga's greatest...

Jivamukti Yoga

Not merely a workout, it's a way of life -InStyte Here is a huge thanks for the article about Greg Gumucio's donation-based yoga studio, Yoga to the People (The People's Practice, Dec. '08). I discovered the studio while living in New York and fell in love with the concept. Yoga has become such a huge business, and the class prices make it so hard for a regular person to practice in a beautiful, safe, friendly environment. Yoga to the People also offers free podcasts on its website...

On The Sidelines

Another element to consider when you do your twists is the health and stability of your sacroiliac (SI) joints. The sacrum, which is the large triangular bone at the base of your spine, is wedged between the two ilium bones, which are the left and right wings of your upper pelvis. The contact surfaces between the sacrum and the ilium bones are known as the SI joints (there's one on each side). Yogis frequently suffer from a painful sacroiliac injury when one side of the upper sacrum shifts too...

Bringing Your Practice To Life

Spiritual seeker finds the essence of yoga. My yoga practice is old. Which maybe is why I feel young well, much younger than 57. My practice goes back to a book by Yogi Vithal-das, which fell into my hands from a remainder pile more than 30 years ago. As they say, when the student is ready, a teacher appears. I'd always trusted in my own divinity, probably the legacy of my Catholic upbringing. But yoga was my bridge from the monotheistic split of body and soul to the experience of body and soul...

On Your

Use what you have learned in the previous variations to determine how low to take your hand. Ifyou can't reach the floor but feel you can go lower than the block, clasp your ankle with your hand. If your chest and abdomen turn toward the floor, raise your hand higher. The chest should remain broad and open in the pose. First-timers tend to lean slightly forward and push the right hip back so that they don't fall back. Take your right outer hip forward, bring your torso in line with your legs...

Diamond In Your Mind

KISS OF BLISS by Steve Gorn and Jamie Lawrence To download this playlist, go to yogajournal.com multimedia. More masters in focus (clockwise from top right) Indra Devi, T. Krishnam-acharya, T. K.V. Desikachar, and K. Pattabhi Jois More masters in focus (clockwise from top right) Indra Devi, T. Krishnam-acharya, T. K.V. Desikachar, and K. Pattabhi Jois his many students, as they have not only consistently been carrying on the teachings for so many years, but also continue to honor their source...

Yogajournal

What time weakens, nature can strengthen. It can add years to life. It can ease the stress of modern living. And it can even improve immunity. It's the 'science of life', and as old as mankind. It uses self-knowledge and self-care to bring harmony to your mind, body and soul with secrets gathered from leaves, flowers, roots, oils and stones. Ayurveda will nourish you. Much like Incredible ndia. www.incredibleindia.org 1-800-953-9399 ny itonyc.com In this exclusive video interview, Shiva Rea...

The Seal Of Happiness

Most of the traditional hatha yoga books from the 14th to 19th centuries mention this kind of bifocal practice, which is commonly known as Shambhavi Mudra the seal mudra that produces happiness shambhavi . Shambhu from which the word shambhavi is derived , or Shiva, then refers to the Self-realized state, which produces happiness. A mudra is thought to be like a sealing device with a raised surface, like a signet ring. In the same way the ring stamps an impression on a soft waxlike surface, so...

Down To The Essence

Throughout India, ghee is a sacred symbol of auspiciousness and a household staple in medicine cabinets as well as kitchen pantries. Kept out of sunlight and free of moisture, ghee has a shelf life of 12 months without refrigeration, though some people prefer to refrigerate it. In Ayurveda, India's 5,ooo-year-old system of healing, ghee is as much medicine as it is food, says Rima Shah, a certified Ayurvedic practitioner at the Kanyaku-mari Ayurveda Education and Retreat Center in Milwaukee. It...

Strength Stamina Recovery

We are spiritual machines with capabilities beyond imagination. Through practice we shape the future and discover our potential. The future is now. After 20 years of research and 2 studies measuring the effect of Udo's Oil on human performance, we know the body, like most machines, needs oil to run its best. People around the world are experiencing greater strength, improved stamina, and faster recovery using Udo's Oil. Now it's your turn. 888-436-6697 AVAILABLE IN NATURAL FOOD STORES. embark...

Jonny Kest Hour National Yoga Teacher Training At Kripalu

1 ACHHRTRAININCiCHNTE8FOKYaCA.COM 248.646.70iM See your inner and outer worlds as one with this WHEN WE MEDITATE, we often think of going inside. We close our eyes and focus our attention on some internal process occurring spontaneously, like our breathing, or performed deliberately, like the repetition of a mantra. The logical assumption and an idea reinforced by our teachers is that the object of our meditation, our authentic Self, is somewhere inside us. Accompanying this belief is the idea...

Kriyayoga

Gillian Risebury

For more information, syllabus or brochure call 773-342-4600 or visit our website at www.yogakriya.org happens to them now doesn't matter. She is very thankful to receive them. It is so wonderful to meet her in the flesh, to introduce our children to each other, to hug her and look into her eyes and share a few moments. When we have the opportunity to witness last year's graduates from the WFW program giving testimonials of all they have learned and how much they have changed, I feel so happy...

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When yoga teachers Chandra Easton and Sarah Powers led a group of yogis to Rwanda last May, the trip included all the traditional yoga retreat fare twice-daily asana and meditation sessions, delicious food, lush surroundings. But it also gave the participants a chance to laugh and cry with Rwandan women, feel the immeasurable pain of a country that has lived through genocide, and experience the hope of a people who truly embrace forgiveness. The idea for the retreat sprouted from a small seed....