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Notes from the road • Every year, Yoga Journal sends ambassadors into the field to get a view of yoga from the ground up. Our reps this year—yoga teachers Jeremy Falk and Aris Seaberg—share what they’ve learned about inclusivity, service, and being in love with the practice.
Full moon rising • As a new season dawns, shamanic teacher Sandra Ingerman helps us celebrate changing tides.
The Must List • Natural detoxifying properties have transformed charcoal from BBQ staple to health-and-beauty superstar.
Spice it up • Yoga teacher Beryl Bender Birch, founder of the Hard & The Soft Yoga Institute and cofounder and board chair of the Give Back Yoga Foundation, shares one of her favorite recipes to kick off soup season.
2018 GOOD KARMA AWARDS • We want you to get to know these 10 remarkable yoga-service organizations. They’re giving back in big ways and striving to make the practice more accessible, inclusive, and healing for all.
Sutra 1.14 • Practice is firmly grounded when it’s continued for a long time, without interruption, and with complete faith (right attitude).
How to move from Prasarita Padottanasana to Salamba Sirsasana II
A home practice for Stamina and self-discovery
Better alignment from the ground up • Are common cues in standing poses wreaking havoc on your knees, sacroiliac joint, and lower back?
THE GOOD FIGHT • Spurred in part by the crushing opioid epidemic, the Department of Defense and other federal agencies have been spearheading efforts to manage and mitigate pain and mental health problems among active service members. Yoga, as it turns out, is one of the rising stars. While those in the trenches say there is a long way to go before yoga can be broadly and systemically deployed within the military, the foundation is being laid for using asana, meditation, and other holistic therapies to make military personnel more resilient.
Serenity NOW • In this hectic technological age, restorative yoga is a bountiful vehicle for easing tension and bringing forth a profound sense of calm. Try this deeply relaxing sequence, paired with introspective journaling, to get present and comfortable on and off your mat.
This is my practice • Celebrated yoga photographer Robert Sturman shares his thoughts on the power of an image, meditative living, and finding peaceful moments in the day.