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02 | BONUS
STYLE GUIDE
The latest yoga
looks embrace
falls runway
trendsbold colors,
mixed patterns,
and easy shapes.

on the cover
65 | Rise and shine:
16 poses for all-day energy
68 | Be well: The latest science
on how yoga keeps you healthy
50 | The ultimate stretch,
from head to heels
76 | 6 poses for strong bones
59 | How to meditate when
your mind wont get quiet

features
34 | ALL IN A DAYS WORK
Discover ways to stay happy and healthy
on the job, inspired by these innovative
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21 ways your yoga practice can improve
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The best foods for healthy bones; ve


seeds you need; yoga for amputees;
what to expect from an Ayurvedic
retreat; introducing kids to aerial yoga.

inspiration

41 | EATING WISELY
Food for life One of the worlds

59 | WISDOM

oldest and most healthful cuisines

On the right track When questions arise

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practice

in your meditation practice, expert advice can

50 | BASICS

help you go deeper. by Sally Kempton

Extended side angle pose Lengthen

100 | YOGA SCENE

your spine and expand your breath with

Off the wall Exhilarated by one of her favorite

this essential pose. by Nikki Costello

cities, this yogi popped into a one-handed Hand-

Dass; plus reviews, including a DVD of

65 | HOME PRACTICE

stand, turning herself into one of the sights.

dance-worthy remixes; a book of yoga

WITH CLAIRE MISSINGHAM

micropractices to weave into your day;

Light up Start your day on the right

and an app to lower your stress level.

note with energizing poses that support

12 | LETTERS

95 | YOGA PAGES

your immune system and ll you with

16 | EDITORS LETTER

97 | LIVING WELL

a sense of well-being.

18 | CONTRIBUTORS

98 | CLASSIFIEDS

by Lavinia Spalding

83 | REVIEWS
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C h ar ity Fe rre ira

wellspring

Yogas healing
powers continue to be revealed.

THERES A QUOTE BY an early 20th century British

writer, Eden Phillpotts, that has been on my mind as


this issue came together: The universe is full of
magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow
sharper. This observation, made at a time when the
mysteries of the natural world were unfolding at an
unprecedented pace, took on new resonance for me as
we put the nishing touches on the story Good for

Renew your mind, body, and


spirit on a journey to true
wellness.

You! 21 Ways Your Yoga Practice Can Improve Your

Enjoy the Ranchs 3,000-acre


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we feel in our yoga practice has measurable benetsfrom reducing the risk of

Health ( page 68). The story highlights the wealth of


yoga-focused research happening in the medical eld, and shows that the magic
chronic disease to nourishing the disks in our spine.
I think its the word patiently that gets me: Its breathtaking to realize that
scientists have the ability to look at how practicing yoga affects our genes and the
structure of our brainsand even more so to imagine what future discoveries

Geo Moskios |Yoga

might be in store. And its inspiring to know that researchers are hard at work

OCTOBER 5-12

dening and documenting yogas benets, the better to bring the practices of

Michele Hebert
Meditation and Healing Yoga

yoga to more of the people who can benet from them the most. But to whatever
degree we understand their deepest mysteries, the benets of the practice are

OCTOBER 19-26

there, as they have been for centuriespatiently wait-

Phyllis Pilgrim and


Susan Duhan Felix | Yoga and The Spirit
of Poetry and Writing

ing for us to discover them in our own bodies and lives.


We hope youll nd plenty of useful tools in this
issue for enhancing your well-being. In Standing Strong

NOVEMBER 9-16

Veera Sanjana, M.S., M.S.W


Gentle Yoga

( page 76), Carol Krucoff, a yoga therapist at Duke Integrative Medicine, writes about making her asana prac-

DECEMBER 21-28

tice safe for her bones after discovering that she had

Phyllis Pilgrim and Irene Borger


Yoga and Writing
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Leslie Kaminoff
An Introduction to
Breath-Centered Yoga

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osteopenia, a precursor to osteoporosis. Yoga teacher


On a lighter note,
the fashion mavens
on our edit team
have put together
a look at the latest
trends in yoga
wear, which youll nd
if you turn to Yoga
Journals rst-ever
ip cover. Enjoy!

Claire Missingham shares a sequence for starting the


day full of energy (Light Up, page 65). All in a Days
Work ( page 34) looks at the workplace trend of making the health and happiness of employees part of company policy. And Sally Kempton offers her insightful
responses to questions that crop up for all levels of meditators (On the Right Track, page 59). Let us know what
inspires you in this issue at letters@yogajournal.com.

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SEPTEMBER 2013

FROM TOP: AMY PERL; ERICKA McCONNELL

SEPTEMBER 21-28

contributors

Whats your go-to wellness ritual?


I love to run outdoors. It is a wonderful
way to see the colors that inspire me, and
it reminds me of how lucky I am to live in
a beautiful city, San Francisco. The energy
I have after running is incredible.
Illustrator

CHLO FLEURY designed the cut paper

illustrations for All in a Days Work (page 34).

I meditate every morning, after coffee


and before breakfast. It connects me
to myself physically, mentally, and emotionally. Its a steady and constant way
for me to feel good all through my day.
KATHERINE GRIFFIN, who wrote Good for You!

When Im feeling depleted, I take a hot bath


with Epsom salts, baking soda, and lavender
oil. Then I drape a uffy towel over me and
lie down to watch my exhalation. Finally,
I put on my oldest sweatpants and drink
chamomile tea. By then the world is a much
more enjoyable place.
COLLEEN SAIDMAN YEE, this issues cover model,
teaches yoga in Sag Harbor, New York, and is co-founder of
the Urban Zen Health and Wellness Program (see page 74).
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SEPTEMBER 2013

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bringing your practice to life

The greatest
benefit we get from
yoga comes from
the simplest thing
we learn: how to
connect breath
and movement.
Leslie Kaminoff, yoga educator and
co-founder of the Breathing Project
in New York City

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Read about

ways yoga keeps


you healthy,
page 68

SEPTEMBER 2013

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COMMUNITY

yoga for
every body

Yoga teacher
Marsha Therese Danzig

When you
slow down and
connect to your
breath and
become really
present, you
cant help but
feel whole.

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Like many yoga teachers, Marsha


Therese Danzig begins her classes by asking a few questions. But they arent the questions you might expect. Besides asking if anyone
has any injuries, she also notes which limbs her students are missing and whether anyone is struggling with
pain in missing arms or legs. Danzig, who lost the lower half
of her left leg to bone cancer when she was 13, credits her discovery of yoga more than two decades later with reconnecting her
with her body. She wants to offer her students the same teachings of
wholeness and self-acceptance.
Yoga was so life-afrming for me, says Danzig, who trained at Kripalu
and has been teaching yoga since 1998. It was about being joyful and playful and
inhabiting my body no matter what. When you slow down and connect to your breath
and become really present, you cant help but feel whole.
Danzig, who is the founder of the childrens yoga program Color Me Yoga in Centerville,
Massachusetts, has taught workshops in Illinois, Florida, Ohio, and online for people with
limb loss and their caregivers. She hopes to grow her program Yoga for Amputees into a
national organization that can provide workshops and teacher trainings for amputees and
the yoga teachers who work with them. Her classes include adaptive yoga, pranayama, creative visualization, and meditation techniques that address emotions related to limb loss as
well as physical challenges like phantom pain and muscle over- or underuse.
A typical class might include warm-ups for the joints, which can be strained by accommodating the loss of a limb, and a sequence that focuses on structural alignment and abdominal strengthening, to help students move with more ease. Danzig includes a variety of
poses in her sequences, using chairs, blocks, walls, and straps to make each pose accessible
to all students. Sessions might also include time for sharing, since the environment provides a rare opportunity for practitioners to be with other amputees. Part of feeling whole
is feeling free, Danzig says. And when we show up as ourselves, it causes others around
us to do the same. K A R E N M AC K L I N
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WELLNESS

BEST WAY
TO BUILD
BONES

food for bones


To maintain strong bones, eat
plenty of calcium-rich foods, plus
those high in vitamin D (which
helps you absorb calcium). Dairy
products are known for being high
in calcium, but many nuts, seeds,
legumes, vegetables, and fruits
(even oranges!), contain small to
moderate amounts of it, too. So
include these food groups on your
plate, advises Cynthia Sass, a registered dietitian based in New
York City.
VITAMIN D
RDA 600 IU for most
adults; 800 IU for those
over 70
Sockeye salmon (447 IU/
3-ounce serving)

Doctors have long recommended taking


calcium and vitamin D supplements to
keep bones healthy as you age. But earlier this year, a panel of medical experts
reviewed 135 studies and found that standard supplementation (1,000 milligrams of
calcium and 400 IU of vitamin D) did not
help healthy women stave off bone fractures.
Whats more, it may have increased their risk
of kidney stones.
You can get the nutrients you need for maintaining strong bones by eating a well-balanced diet, says
Joan Salge Blake, a registered dietitian in Boston and
spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Be
sure to ll your plate with foods that are rich in calcium and vitamin D,
both of which are essential for maintaining bone density.
If you have osteoporosis, are over 65, or are vitamin D decient, the
panel recommended that you should keep taking calcium and vitamin D
supplements. So talk with your doctor before making any changes to your
supplement regime. M O L LY M . G I N T Y

CALCIUM
RDA 1,000 mg for adults
under 50; 1,200 mg for
women over 50 and men
over 70

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Beans, such as cooked


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reducing the risk of chronic diseases. Mushrooms are the

Dark, leafy greens such as


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occurring form of the nutrient (see chart at left for other

Whole almonds (75 mg/


ounce)

Medicine found that


of vitamin D, which is
bone health but also for supporting the immune system and
richest nonanimal food source of vitamin D2, the naturally
sources). Morel, chanterelle, and maitake varieties contain
the highest levels of vitamin D, while shiitake and oyster

Sardines
(164 IU/3-ounce serving)

mushrooms have moderate amounts. White buttons, crimi-

Whole eggs (41 IU/egg)

although many growers are now exposing them to UV light,

Shiitake mushrooms
(41 IU/cup)

which can increase vitamin D to 2,000 IU, the amount found

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nis, and portabellas fall lowest on the nutritional scale,

in some fortied foods and supplements. K E L L E WA L S H


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ESCAPE

will travel
for balance
Theres a lot to be said for going on
retreat: relaxation, adventure, exploring new experiences. But what
if you seek holistic healing, deep
comfort, and a plan for living a long
and healthy life? Its a tall order, but thats what Ayurvedic
centers are designed to deliver.
Considered yogas sister science, Ayurveda uses close observation of a persons natural tendencies and temperament to
restore balance to the body. Ayurveda originated in India, but
its growing popularity has brought it to the US with centers
that offer a range of therapies, from single treatments in a day
spa-like setting to residential immersions featuring the detoxification and rejuvenation process known as panchakarma.
Many also offer weekend workshops on basic Ayurvedic concepts, cooking techniques, and self-care practices.
A trip to an Ayurvedic center begins with a private consultation to determine the best practices, diet, and herbal remedies
for you. Then you might happily surrender to a day of single
therapies, such as shirodhara (warm herbal oil streamed over
the forehead) or abhyanga (an oil massage often performed by
two massage therapists at once).
A multiday panchakarma might include a simple diet, liberal
applications of oil, and treatments that nourish your skin with
therapeutic herbs. Think of your visit as hitting the ultimate
restart button to send you home refreshed, renewed, and
primed for better well-being. N I I K A Q U I STG A R D

Retreat with
Ayurveda to
nd long-lasting
health.

Find Ayurvedic healing


in the US, in the setting
that inspires you most.

WATER VIEW
Ayurveda Center
of Hawaii
Get the beauty of a beachfront
resort for up to 21 days on
Kauais northern shore in a
retreat center for individuals,
groups, or couples. Panchakarma-supportive meals are
included. panchakarma.net

MOUNTAINS
Mind-Body Health Center
at the California College of
Ayurveda
Enjoy Ayurvedic therapies,
residential panchakarma, or
daylong workshops in the
clean air near the Yuba River
in Nevada City, California.
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Suite or cottage lodging is


available, as is the classic panchakarma fare of kitchari (a
mix of rice, small beans, and
spices to facilitate digestion).
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setts. Ayurvedic treatments


are combined with Thai massage in a natural setting.
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LifeSpa

In Albuquerque, New Mexico,


take advantage of the operators decadeslong experience
providing traditional residential panchakarma, seminars,
and products. Stay in a private
room in a nearby home-share,
with takeout kitchari and tea
included. ayurveda.com

This laid-back day spa in


Boulder, Colorado, offers information-rich consultations,
panchakarma, and Ayurvedic
skin-care treatments. You
can stay at an upscale bed
and breakfast a short walk
away. lifespa.com

Lakshmis Garden
Experience a half-day getaway
in a peaceful environment in
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Kanyakumari Ayurveda &


Yoga Wellness Center
Panchakarma is offered seasonally at this Glendale, Wis-

consin, center, with off-site


accommodations, and vegetarian lunches and dinners are
available for an extra fee.
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Temple of the Lotus


At this Philadelphia day spa
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Aerial yoga is a really fun approach to
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employees, the kind who balance work with play and
who nurture both their professional and personal passions, are more likely to make a company greatand to
stick around for the long haul.
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Rath, a researcher who studies workplace well-being for
Gallup, is motivated in part by rising health care costs.
But it also proves to be a good policy all around. There
is emerging science showing that healthier people with
higher well-being are more engaged in their jobs and
more productive, says Rath. And people entering the
workforce today want a job that contributes to their life
instead of just their pocketbook.
Innovative employers agree. If you invest in employees personal growth and journey, theyll be better off
themselves, do a better job for the company, and help
the organization make a positive difference in the
world, says Prudence Sullivan, who directs employee
development programs at Green Mountain Coffee
Roasters in Waterbury, Vermont. Read on to see what
initiatives may be coming soon to an ofce near you.
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SEPTEMBER 2013

TAKE RECESS
In the employee break
room at Portland, Oregonbased shoe manufacturer
Keen are Hula-Hoops, a
tetherball, and a beanbag
toss. Inspired by research
showing that activity
breaks during the workday increase morale and
creativity while lowering
health care costs, the
company instituted a 10to 15-minute recess every
day for its 160 employees
three years ago. It helps
with relationships, productivity, and creativity,
says Linda Balfour, a
manager on the team
that developed the
program. When you

play together, you connect on another level.


At Google headquarters in Mountain View,
California, employees can
explore their hobbies in
an on-site workshop
equipped with tools for
welding, woodworking,
and tinkering with electronics. Silicon Valley
startups are known for
having foosball tables
and pinball machines as
part of the ofce furnishings. And at outdoor
clothing manufacturer
Patagonia in Ventura, California, employees who
take surf breaks have a
place to store their boards
and shower before returning to work.
Play breaks make
you more efcient, says
Scott Eberle, editor of
the American Journal of
Play: Walk away from
your desk, whistle Moondance, and spin a yo-yo a
few times, and you return
refreshed and ready.

Check out Keens toolkit


for bringing recess to your
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SEPTEMBER 2013

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wag away stress


The company of a pet has been
shown to have health benets
including reducing blood pressure and stressbenets that
some employers are allowing
employees to extend to their
workday. A recent study found
that employees who took their
dogs to work had higher job
satisfaction and less stress
than their peers without dogs.
At Clif Bar headquarters in
Emeryville, California, between
10 and 15 dogs come to work
with their owners every day.
Kate Torgersen, a company
communications manager, says
the presence of mans best
friend makes work a friendlier
place. Dogs have been a great
way for people to connect,
she says. They will drop by
their co-workers desks for
a quick hello or a tummy rub.

ion
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On Fridays at Etsy, the crafting retail network based
in Brooklyn, New York, eco-minded employees load up
a bike trailer with the ofces food scraps and coffee
grounds and deliver them to a nearby farm to be composted. Doing something altruistic can give a greater
sense of meaning to your workweek, says Jessica Rodell
of the University of Georgia, who studies employee volunteering. It often translates to greater productivity,
too. Employees who volunteer work harder and feel
stronger engagement in their work, she says.
A growing number of companies encourage their
staff to volunteer on the clock. Ford Motor Companys
Volunteer Corps coordinates groups for projects like
performing repairs on local schools. Patagonia subsidizes employees to take environmental internships,
such as one employees recent participation in a raptor
conservation project in Ireland. Green Mountain Coffee
Roasters encourages employees to volunteer up to
52 work hours a year. Last year, 65 percent of the
companys 5,800 employees worked on projects like
cleaning up rivers and coaching Little League. Its
an opportunity for them to develop skills and to feel
more connected to their community, says Liz
Dohrman, the companys volunteerism specialist.

Ask if your workplace has


a program for volunteering
or matching employee contributions.
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more likely to be committed


A pair of employees roaming
to the company mission.
the halls on a scavenger hunt or
Social bonds have been
an entire team wearing tutus
shown to have signicant
would be outrageous behavior
health and stress-reduction
in some ofces, but at the Las
benets, which makes it well
Vegas, Nevada, headquarters
worth going out of your way
of the online shoe retailer Zapto make friends with your colpos, these kinds of antics,
leagues, says Shawn Achor,
intended to develop
author of The Happiness
friendships among coworkers, are considBUDDY Advantage and the
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ered good policy.
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to identify the key traits of
which is the greatest predictor
great workplaces (companies
of long-term happiness, he
with high productivity, low
says. It could be good for your
turnover, and a protable botcareer tooaccording to
tom line), having a best friend
Achors research, employees
at work was consistently assowho strike up friendships, help
ciated with higher levels of
their colleagues, and organize
engagement and productivity.
ofce socials are 40 percent
Workers with friends were
more likely to get a promotion
more likely to give and receive
within two years.
praise, researchers found, and

SEPTEMBER 2013

clear your mind

As evidence mounts for


meditations mental health
and stress-reduction benets, companies have started offering programs to help
their employees access the stillness within. Encouraging meditation and mindfulness in the ofce gives
everyone more mental clarity, says Janice Marturano,
a former executive at General Mills who founded
the companys meditation and mindful leadership
program. It is a universal training that allows each
employee to have greater access to the space we need
to make clear, conscious decisions about our work
and our lives, she says.
General Mills weekly meditation classes at its
3,000-employee Minneapolis campus are held in a
tranquility room stocked with meditation cushions
and yoga mats. At Green Mountain Coffee Roasters,
even the factories where the coffee is packaged
have meditation rooms, and workers begin their shift

with ve-minute mindful movement sessions. At


Google, a leader in encouraging mindfulness at work,
more than 1,000 employees have taken a 16-hour
meditation and leadership workshop. Meditation
skills can help staffers be happier and become better
leaders, says Marc Lesser, a mindfulness meditation
teacher and the CEO of Googles Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute, which offers the workshop
to Google workers and to other companies. Silence
is at the beginning, the middle, and end of everything
we do, says Lesser. Silence provides the space to
think, to consider, for a new idea to arise, for a solution to come forth. Silence allows us to see what is
unconscious and to have more choice at work, in relationships, anywhere.

Meditate at your desk: Try Stephan


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treadmill desk. With a stream
of new studies highlighting the
health risks of sitting for long
periods (sitting more than
six hours a day may more than
double your risk of diabetes
and heart disease), standing
and walking desks are the new
must-have ofce perk. Insurance rm Mutual of Omaha
in Omaha, Nebraska, started
offering them in 2008 as a
preventative health measure.
Managers report that those
who walk while they work are
more energetic and more productive, says Peggy Rivedal,
health services manager. For
Williams, her treadmill desk
hasnt just made her less sedentary. Its also made her feel
more creative and decisive.
Maybe its all the oxygen to
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by Lavin ia Spalding

food for life

One of the worlds


oldest and most healthful cuisines just
got easier and more delicious.
FOR BREAKFAST tomorrow, how about

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a bowl of tangy Greek yogurt topped


with fresh apricots, almonds, and a drizzle of local honey? For lunch, how does
a peppery arugula salad with cucumbers,
radishes, feta, mint, and olives sound?
Or a hearty pumpkin soup with tomatoes, turmeric, cinnamon, and cilantro?

Dinner might be orecchiette, or little


ears, the small pasta disks from Puglia
(the heel of the Italian boot) cooked
al dente with chopped broccoli rabe
blanched until just crispy-tenderand
tossed with extra virgin olive oil, minced
fresh garlic, hot red chilies, and lemon
zest. If these dishes sound delicious
and simple, its because they are. If they
sound healthful, its because theyre
examples of the Mediterranean diet.

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MAKES 4 SERVINGS

4 cups stemmed, chopped black kale


(about 1 bunch)
1 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
cheese, plus more for serving
6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1
4 cup pine nuts
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 teaspoon salt
1
4 teaspoon red pepper akes
1 pound fettuccine

Of course, this probably isnt the rst


youve heard of this diet, often referred
to as the worlds most healthful. Mediterranean cuisine has been a source of interest since the 50s and 60s, when nearly
12,000 men from seven countries participated in a celebrated 12-year dietary study.
The results suggested that people from
the Mediterranean region were less likely
to experience heart problems. Soon afterward the Mediterranean diet was born,
combining elements of cuisines from
Italy, Spain, Greece, southern France,
and parts of the Middle East, and relying mainly on fresh veggies, fruits, sh,
grains, legumes, nuts, cheese, and olive
oil. (Meat, sugar, saturated fats, and processed foods are largely avoided.)
A string of studies has since reported
the diets long list of potential advantagesfrom protection against cancer,
diabetes, and Parkinsons to increased
mental agility, fertility, and longevity. The
benefits arent just health related, says
4 2 YO GAJ O U R N A L .CO M

Nancy Jenkins, author of The Mediterranean Diet Cookbook and The New Mediterranean Diet Cookbook. The food tastes
good, the ingredients are accessible, and
the recipes are surprisingly simple.
Its a delicious way to eat but also an
easy way to cook: Vegetables are steamed,
then sauted in a little extra virgin olive
oil. Add a good carb such as brown rice or
bulgur wheat dressed with olive oil and
a spritz of lemon, some fresh herbs, and
thats it! she says. No one needs to be
told that this is a fantastically healthy way
to eatthe evidence has been piling up
for years, and it just gets stronger with
each new study.

HEALTHY HEARTS AND MINDS


Even so, the diet is once again making
headlines. Its being reinvigorated not
only by new research into how it affects
long-term health but also by fresh culinary inuences that broaden its appeal.

1 Bring a large pot of salted water to a


boil. Meanwhile, ll a large bowl with ice
and cold water.
2 Plunge the kale into boiling water
for 3 minutes. With tongs or a slotted
spoon, transfer the kale to the ice water.
Drain kale in a colander and squeeze out
excess water.
3 Pure the kale in a food processor with
1
2 cup cheese and remaining ingredients
(except pasta) until smooth.
4 Return water to a boil and add the
fettuccine. Cook according to package
directions until al dente.
5 Just before the pasta is done, remove
2 tablespoons pasta cooking water and
add it to the kale pesto. Add remaining 12
cup cheese and mix well.
6 Drain the pasta, and then toss with
kale pesto.

A recent clinical trial tracked 7,447


participants with major risk factors for
heart disease and found that people with
previous coronary incidents who ate a traditional low-fat diet had a 30 to 50 percent higher risk of heart attack and stroke
than those on a Mediterranean diet rich
in nuts or extra virgin olive oil. In fact, the
evidence from the rst four years of the
study was so strong that the researchers
decided to end the trial early.
Meanwhile, another new studythe
largest of its kind to datesuggests that
sticking closely to a Mediterranean diet
may help stave off dementia. Four years
after more than 17,000 men and women
shared data about their diet, the study
reported that those who adhered to the
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Mediterranean diet were 19 percent less
likely to have experienced cognitive problems such as memory loss.

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Its hard to imagine improving upon
this path to wellness, but leave it to the
renowned physician Andrew Weil
founder and director of the Arizona
Center for Integrative Medicine at the
College of Medicine, University of Arizonato crank up the diets nutrition
quotient and make it tastier and more
accessible. Weil has created a food pyramid, co-founded a successful chain restaurant, and authored a cookbook, all based
on the Mediterranean dietbut with a
few special twists.
While researching his book on aging,
Weil explains, he encountered the idea
that many chronic diseases begin as lowlevel inappropriate inflammation. It
seemed the most important strategy for
optimizing health, maximizing longevity,
and reducing the risk of serious disease
was to lead an anti-inflammatory lifestyle, he says. And a key to that is the

six to skip and stock

anti-inflammatory diet. So I used the


Mediterranean diet as a template but
added Asian inuences and tweaked it to
make it especially powerful for containing
inammation.
If you already eat healthfully, following Weils instructions wont be a stretch.
Start by eliminating processed foods,
lling up instead on fresh produce of all
colorsfrom apples and artichokes to
blueberries, beets, and bok choy. Kick
the bread habit and stick with true whole
grains like brown rice, barley, farro, and
quinoa. Intact grains have a lower glycemic index (which indicates how a food
affects blood sugar levels). But when such
grains are ground, the index rises, meaning that even whole-wheat bread can
cause blood-sugar spikes. If you can roll a
piece of the bread into a marble-size ball,
Weil says, it will digest too quickly and is
best avoided. Weils eating plan does allow
for organic pasta, but its always cooked al
denteagain, the impact on blood sugar
is lower when pasta is really chewy.
Instead of red meat and poultry, says
Weil, opt for vegetarian protein sources
like beans and legumes. But feel free to

To follow Weils approach,


avoid foods that promote inflammation and choose
ones that keep inflammation at bay.
SKIP

Processed oils like


cottonseed, soybean,
and peanut.
High-glycemic tropical fruits like bananas,
pineapple, mango, and
papaya.

Rened, processed,
and manufactured food,
including quick-digesting
carbs like bread, white
potatoes, crackers, chips,
and pastry.

Sugareven juice.
Fruit juice is a concentrated sugar source,
Weil says, not that different from soda in its
impact on blood sugar.

Coffee.

Red meat and poultry.

STOCK
Whole grains and
cracked grains.
Plain dark chocolate,
which is low in sugar,
provides a healthy fat,
and contains benecial
antioxidants.
Teahigh-quality
white, green, or oolong.

Oilsthe best choices


are extra virgin olive,
coconut, grapeseed,
organic expeller-pressed
canola, avocado, sesame,
and palm fruit.
Oily sh high in
omega-3 fatty acids, like
wild Alaska salmon, sardines, herring, and black

cod, or an algae-based
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Cool-climate fruits
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extended side angle pose


utthita parsvakonasana |

utthita = extended; parsva = side; kona = angle; asana = pose

THE MOST COMMON STRETCH when we wake in the morning is to

raise both arms upward and outward, take a deep breath, and yawn.
Both humans and animals do it with full abandon. What you are
doing instinctually is stretching the sides of your body to inspire a
deep and satisfying breath. It feels as though every cell of your body
joins together, breathes, and says, YES! I am awake!
Practicing Utthita Parsvakonasana (Extended Side Angle Pose)
can give you the same energized feeling. The pose teaches you how
to stabilize your legs while you open and expand the sides of your
rib cage, training the muscles that support good breathing. It also
tones the muscles that run along the sides of your body, from the
outer heel to the outer hip, along the torso, and up to the outer arm.
Developing this strength gives you the structural support you need
to lift and lengthen your spine. For this reason, Side Angle Pose is a
fundamental pose to practice regularly.
Your aim in Side Angle Pose is to engage your muscles fully to
create a single extension from the outer heel of the straight leg all
the way to the ngertips of the arm overhead. There are three stages

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When you practice Side Angle Pose,
all parts of the body are involved,
from feet to ngers, to the front of
the torso and to the back and sides.
By learning to focus on the many
details of the pose simultaneously,
you not only achieve a single extension through the side body, but you
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set your foundation


SET IT UP
Starting in Tadasana (Mountain
Pose), jump your legs wide apart.
Extend the arms into a T position
with your palms facing down.
Turn the right foot outward to
90 degrees, and turn the left foot
slightly inward.
Lift through your spine, keeping
the sides of the torso equally long.
Press the left outer foot and heel
to the oor as you begin to bend the
right knee toward a 90-degree angle.
REFINE To form a right angle with
the bent leg, move your left foot
away from the right until the right
thigh is parallel to the oor and the
right shin is perpendicular to the
oor. Spend time adjusting the stance

as you turn it up toward the arm. Keep


the legs and arms rigorous and attentive.
When you reach your top arm overhead,
press down through your outer heel and
foot, and then reach even further through
your arm and hand.
Notice how the sides of the torso benet from this single extension from your
outer heel to your ngertips. The oblique

in your legs to practice the strong


foundation you will need for Side
Angle Pose. While you bend the front
leg, put equal attention to extending
and stretching the back leg.
FINISH Firm the muscles of the arms
and fully extend them from the chest
out to the ngertips as if they were
getting pulled in opposite directions.
Keep the torso upright, rather than
letting it shift forward over the front
leg. Continue to lengthen the spine,
moving the back ribs inward as you
lift the sides of the torso from the
waist to the armpits. Keep your head
lifted and upright, not tilting to the
right or left.

muscles become rm while the rib cage


softens and widens to let in a deeper, more
satisfying breath. In Side Angle Pose,
wake up to the limitless energy of your
breath and enjoy the expressive, dynamic
qualities of a focused body and mind.
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teacher living in New York City.
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to the pose. First, you establish the foundation in your legs. Then you focus on
stretching the arms to expand the chest.
Finally, as you bring your top arm over
your ear, you rotate the belly and chest
up while maintaining the broadness you
created in the chest.
The word utthita, to extend, describes
how you set up the legs and arms in this
pose. I encourage students to pay as much
attention to widening their stance as they
do to extending their arms. Step your legs
wide apart and check that your ankles are
below the wrists of your extended arms.
Then begin bending one leg toward a
90-degree angle. Walk the foot of the
straight leg farther out until the thigh of
the bent leg comes parallel to the oor.
(Check that your knee is pointing in the
same direction as your toes.)
Dont stop halfway. Bending the leg
to 90 degrees helps distribute the effort
equally between both legs instead of making your bent leg quadriceps muscles do
all the work. (If you get fatigued, come
out of it to rest and then try again.) As
you bend one leg, extend the other, keeping your knee firm. These dual actions
lengthen the inner thighs and stretch the
gluteal muscles while strengthening the
outer leg muscles and stabilizing the hips.
By establishing rm legs and hips, you
allow the front of the pelvis and abdomen to broaden, creating space for the
torso to turn open in the full expression
of the pose. Prepare for this opening by
pressing your supporting hand to the oor
or a block and fully extending the elbow.
Then, as you extend your top arm upward,
you will be able to feel an opening across
the collarbones and chest.
Now youre ready for the final phase
of the pose. Move the shoulder blades in
toward the chest and keep the chest open

Practice working
both legs evenly in
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Begin as you did in step 1.
Press the left outer foot and heel to the
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to form a 90-degree angle.
Bring the right hand to the oor on ngertips, or place your hand on a block.
Move the right armpit close to the outer
right knee so the arm and shin are parallel.
Reach the left arm up toward the ceiling.
REFINE Press the outer right knee back
against the arm, and move your right buttock forward. Keep actively extending
the left leg. Press the outer left foot and

heel down, and lift the inner thigh, inner


knee, and arch of the left foot. Reach the
left arm toward the ceiling, directly in
line with the right arm. Dont allow your
torso to drop toward the oor. Inhale,
and widen the chest. Exhale, and turn the
chest and abdomen toward the ceiling.
FINISH Move the back ribs and spine in
toward the front body, and let the chest
expand against the support of the back.
Stretch the whole back of the body as
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SET IT UP
Begin as you did in step 1.
Bring your right hand to the
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Extend the left arm up toward
the ceiling.
Turn your chest and abdomen
toward the raised arm.
Turn your head to look past the
left thumb.
REFINE Lift the arches of your
feet and maintain a steady
pressure on the balls of the feet
and the heels, keeping the left
outer heel on the oor. Press
down into your right hand and

reach out through your left arm.


Begin to turn your torso and
arm simultaneously as one unit,
turning the entire arm from the
armpit to reach it over your head
in line with your ear.
FINISH Move the right buttock
and right shoulder blade inward.
As you press the left heel, reach
toward the left hand until the
entire side body has a single and
complete stretch. Every layer
of the body can be stretched.
Feel the skin stretching. Breathe
freely in the pose. Inhale to
come up, and change sides.

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Explore these modications of Side Angle Pose.

Engage the feet


Place the outer
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arm to support the
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I When questions arise in your


meditation practice, expert advice can help you go deeper.

THE OTHER DAY, as my plane taxied into the

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San Francisco airport terminal, the ight


attendant reminded us to be careful opening the overhead bins because the contents may have shifted during the ight. I
had been meditating, and as I opened my
eyes, I realized that my mind was like one
of those overhead bins. Its contents had
shifted. I had gone into meditation with a
problem on my mind. Id come out knowing what to do about it. More than that,
I realized that what I had thought of as a
problem wasnt really a problem at all. Just
by turning my attention inward, letting the
breath slow down, letting my mind drift
toward a mantra, a subtle transformation
had taken place. I was more centered, more
awake, more present to myself. Meditation
had shifted my state from problem consciousness to a recognition that no problem
is irresolvable.
Why meditation works is something of
a mystery. But its no longer a secret that
meditation is good for us. Neuroscience
can now show us what happens in the brain
when we meditate. (Among other things,
brain areas associated with stress slow
down, and parts of the brain associated
with feelings like joy, peace, and compassion become active.) The evidence that
meditation triggers positive changes is
overwhelming. In addition, we are beginning to recognize that meditation is a natural state, a current of awareness that wants
to open up to us if only well let it.
For more expert meditation instruction
from Sally Kempton and information
on basic techniques, visit yogajournal.
com/wisdom/2607.

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w i sdo m
And yet, many meditators worry that
they arent doing it right. They wonder
why they see lights in meditation, or why
they dont. They worry if they feel sleepy
during meditation, and they worry if
theyre too wide awake.
In this column, Im going to answer
some typical questions about meditation.
The answers are based not only on my
own experience but also on the collective
wisdom Ive received from some of the
great meditating yogis, past and present.
All of them are meant to encourage you
to take heart, to relax, to have condence
that if you just sit regularly, if you just do
it, meditation will unfold for you in profoundly life-enhancing ways.
Ive received so many different
meditation instructions that I cant
always decide what to focus on.
Is it OK to use different techniques?
When you begin a meditation practice, it
helps to establish a simple protocol that
you can come back to again and again. It
doesnt much matter what it is, although

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several classic meditation techniques are


known to create a solid basis for practice.
(Many of them involve the breath, a mantra, or some variation of mindfulness.)
Starting every practice session with the
same sequence helps train the mind so
that it learns to turn inward naturally, triggered by the sequence youve established.
That said, no meditation practice is an
end in itself. Any technique is like a portal, a doorway that the mind uses to enter
the natural inner experience that is true
meditation. Eventually, you will nd that
the technique wants to fall away, allowing the mind to catch the natural current
of meditation on its own.
If you try to work with too many techniques during one meditation session, it
tends to flip you into your mind. Youll
often wind up spending your meditation time trying out one technique then
another, and never letting yourself sink in.
However, once youve established
a habit of meditating, it can be helpful
to try different techniques periodically.
Every meditation technique leads into the

inner world, but each will affect your consciousness slightly differently. So do give
yourself permission to experiment occasionally. Experimentation makes meditation more interesting and fun, especially if
you have a tendency to fall into a routine.
When you decide to try a different
practice, give it some time to take hold.
But for deep practice, having an established protocol is indispensible.
How important is it for the mind to
get quiet when you meditate?
Believe it or not, meditation can go on
even when the mind is chattering away.
It is the nature of the mind to create
thoughts and images. The energy that we
call mind is dynamic. Like an ocean, it
has an innate tendency to create surface
waves. Yet when you sit regularly, youll
begin to become aware of a part of the
mind that is untouched by thoughts.
You might experience that deeper layer
of consciousness as a pure sense of being
or as a sense of being a witness. Sometimes it feels as if you have plunged into

SEPTEMBER 2013

the deeper water of the mind, where it


is calmwhile all the time, the mental
chatter continues. In other words, the
mind can keep thinking, but you are
not affected by those thoughts.
So let the thoughts be there, and see
if you can become aware of the awarenessthe sense of being presentthat is
behind the thoughts. Or simply let yourself keep coming back to the sensations of
the breath in the body, or the felt sense of
energy in the heart, or the vibratory quality of a mantra. In time, youll notice that
the thoughts drift more and more into the
background while the underlying sense of
being comes more into the foreground.
Thats meditation.
A lot of emotions come up when I
meditate, and theyre not all pleasant.
Is there something I can do?
When I rst began meditating, I noticed
a lot of irritation coming up. Once I told
my meditation teacher, Meditation
seems to be making me irritated. He
said, Its not that meditation makes you

SEPTEMBER 2013

irritated. You have a lot of irritation inside


you, and meditation is bringing it out to
be released.
Most of us hold buried emotions. We
might not be aware of them, but they can
affect our mood and our relationships
without our even knowing it. When
we meditate, those layers of emotions
are brought up so they can be seen and
let go of. So there will often be periods,
especially in the early days of practice,
when emotions keep bubbling up from
inside. Just understand that this is part of
the process and that it can ultimately be
helpful to your emotional state.
One of the great practices for working
with emotions is to embrace an emotion
by making space for it. You begin by feeling the emotion, focusing especially on
the energetic experience of it rather than
on the story it is telling you. Try to nd
the energy of the emotion. Notice what
part of your body it seems to affect the
most. Focus your attention on the felt
experience of the emotion in the body.
Breathe into it. Now imagine that a space

surrounds that part of your body, including the feeling of the emotion. Let the
emotional energy and the space be present together. Without trying to make
the emotion go away, notice how it will
naturally evanesce into the surrounding
spaciousness.
When you practice with emotions this
way, over time you will be much less subject to emotional upheaval. Yet youll also
be able to feel your feelings without being
scared of them.
Why does my breath sometimes slow
down or stop while I meditate?
This is a natural yogic process. The breath
and the mind are deeply intertwined.
As the mind stills, the breathing slows,
and vice versa. When the breath slows
or stops, it can be a precursor to samadhi
(union)which in classical yoga is often
associated with a stilling of the prana
(life force). In ordinary waking life, the
breath ows along the two inner channels
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owing through these channels and will


begin to ow through the central channel
that runs along the spine.
When that happens, you are being
breathed from within. This is a powerful
inner state and a profoundly beneficial
one. What often happens though is that
we get scared when the breath slows. We
fear that we wont get our breath back. But
in fact, what is happening is that the life
force is becoming drawn in and is operating without assistance from the lungs. Let
it be, and know that when meditation is
over, youll be breathing normally again.
When I meditate I see lights and
sometimes visions of people. Are these
meaningful?
It depends. Some of the images you see
in meditation are simply downloads from
the unconscious image bank, the visual
version of thoughts. These you can simply
notice and let go, as you would thoughts.
As you go deeper in meditation, however, you can see lights and forms that are
part of the essential geography of the
inner world, the subtle body. Many meditators see a golden light, or a pale blue dot,
or a single eye. Others see geometric grids
of light. Others will have a glimpse of a
sagelike gure or a deity. Some may hear
inner sounds or experience insights that
come with a clarity that feels like truth.
Still others will experience higher emotions like peace or bliss. When the vision
you see is accompanied by a feeling of
peace or bliss, you can assume that it is a
true visionthat is, that you are seeing
something that is a genuine presence in
the collective eld. These are gifts. Enjoy
them; record them afterward. But try not
to cling to them. Sometimes a vision or an
insight received in meditation can have a
powerful impact on you or give you guidance that can prove important. Often,
such a true vision will have heightened
colors or clarity. So honor these visions,
but dont consider or make them the goal
of meditation.

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the author of Meditation for the Love of It.
Learn more at sallykempton.com.
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Start your day on the right note with


energizing poses that support your immune system
and fill you with a sense of well-being.

the practice
In our rst hours out of bed,
we naturally move slowly. To
get you going in the morning, this sequence awakens
and opens the shoulders,
upper chest, hips, and thighs
bit by bit and builds up to
energizing backbends. Some
yogis believe these chest
openers stimulate the thymus gland, an important part
of the immune system that
sits under the breastbone.

SEPTEMBER 2013

mind-body
benets

key focal
points

According to Tantric texts,


the hridaya (heart) center is
a space in the upper chest,
just behind the heart chakra,
where purity is thought to
reside. Chest openers let you
tap into this heart space,
opening you up to compassion and kindheartedness,
acceptance, courage, and
your emotions.

Imagine the space between


your collarbones and sternum as a triangle throughout
your practice. To keep the
triangle from collapsing
inward, move the shoulders
back and the breastbone up.
Consider using silent afrmations to align your mind
toward a positive day ahead.

YO GAJ O U R N A L .CO M 6 5

home practice
w it h C l ai re Mi ssi n g h am

BEFORE YOU BEGIN Take 3


rounds of Surya Namaskar (Sun
Salutation), breathing deeply and

1 ADHO MUKHA SVANASANA

2 ANJANEYASANA LOW LUNGE

slightly elongating the exhalation

DOWNWARD-FACING DOG POSE

Step your right foot between your hands.

until the breath is even, rich, and

Come into Adho Mukha Svanasana. Inter-

Drop your left knee to the mat, and raise

steady. Inhale and silently say, My

nally rotate your inner thighs, and broaden

your arms alongside your ears. See that

wellness is my focus today. Exhale

your sitting bones. Exhale, and then draw

your right knee is aligned over its heel and

and say, My whole body is lled

the belly back softly. Breathe in the pose

that your pelvis is neutral. Take 5 deep

with an energizing life force.

for 5 to 10 breaths.

breaths here.

REPEAT POSES 5
THROUGH 8 ON
OTHER SIDE

6 HIGH LUNGE, VARIATION

7 VIRABHADRASANA III

8 ARDHA MATSYENDRASANA

Keeping your back leg very strong and

WARRIOR POSE III, VARIATION

HALF LORD OF THE FISHES POSE

straight and your hips aligned, interlace

Inhale, shift your weight onto your right leg,

Exhale, release your hands to the mat. Bend

your ngers behind you. Aim to open your

straighten your right knee, and raise your

your knees, and place the left one outside

chest as much as possible as you press

left leg to hip height, left toes facing down.

your right heel to sit. Bring your left elbow

your clasped hands back and up, away from

Breathe here for 5 breaths, using your

outside the right knee. Take 5 breaths. Then

the tailbone. Take 1 deep breath.

clasped hands for balance.

repeat poses 5 to 8 on other side.

12 APANASANA KNEES-TO-CHEST POSE

13 BADDHA KONASANA

14 PASCHIMOTTANASANA

On your back, take your hands to your

BOUND ANGLE POSE

SEATED FORWARD BEND

knees, and squeeze them into your chest

Bring your feet together, open your knees,

Extend the legs forward, and ex your feet.

to neutralize your spine. Relax the full

and press outer thighs down. Take your

Wrap the rst two ngers of each hand

length of your spine, especially your mid-

hands behind you. Press your sitting bones

around your big toes. Inhale; lift your heart.

back, into the oor. Breathe deeply for up

down, open your chest, and inhale as your

Exhale; lengthen your spine. Keep the upper

to 10 breaths before sitting up.

chin slightly lifts. Stay for 5 to 10 breaths.

chest open while you enjoy 10 breaths.

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SEPTEMBER 2013

REPEAT POSES
1 THROUGH 4
ON OTHER SIDE

3 LIZARD LUNGE, VARIATION

4 UTTHITA TRIKONASANA

5 HIGH LUNGE

Exhale, bring your hands to the mat, and

EXTENDED TRIANGLE POSE

Come to standing. Step your left leg back

turn your right foot out. Bend your left

Turn your right foot in. Come onto your left

into a lunge, right knee over your right heel.

knee, and reach your right hand back to

toes, straighten both legs, and spin your left

Raise your arms alongside your ears.

your left foot, squeezing it toward your

heel down. Right hand rests on mat; left

Lengthen the sides of your waist, open your

seat. Turn your chest open and back. Stay

hand reaches up; chest spins open. Take 5

chest, draw your tailbone under, and keep

for 5 breaths. Then release your left foot.

breaths. Then do poses 1 to 4 on other side.

your back leg strong. Stay for 5 breaths.

9 SUPTA VIRASANA

10 USTRASANA CAMEL POSE

11 URDHVA DHANURASANA

RECLINING HERO POSE

Kneel with your shins hip-distance apart.

UPWARD BOW POSE

With a bolster placed lengthwise behind

With your hands on your hips, engage the

Lie on your back. With feet on the mat and

you, sit down between your heels. Recline

quadriceps and glutes, and bring your tail-

hands by your head, press down rmly to lift

onto your forearms and then onto the

bone under. Lift your ribs, creating space

into the backbend. Internally rotate upper

bolster. Extend your arms overhead. Take

between them. Arch up and back, and reach

thighs. Keep your tailbone long. Enjoy 5

10 breaths, then slowly come up.

for your ankles or feet. Stay for 5 breaths.

breaths, come down, and repeat twice more.

15 GOMUKHASANA

16 SIDDHASANA ADEPTS POSE

TO FINISH

COW FACE POSE, VARIATION

Sit with your right leg in front. With an open

Lie down to take Savasana (Corpse Pose)

Sit up, bend your knees, and stack the

chest and tall spine, bring your hands to rest

for at least 5 minutes.

right knee on top of the left. Hold the

on your thighs or knees, palms down. Close

big toes with your rst two ngers, and

your eyes, and enjoy 10 slow breaths and a

root down with the sitting bones. Sit for

nal afrmation, such as Today I will do all

3 breaths before switching legs.

things with love.

SEPTEMBER 2013

YO GAJ O U R N A L .CO M 67

GOOD
FOR
YOU!

ways your yoga


practice can
improve your health.

Much has changed since physician Dean Ornish included yoga in his groundbreaking protocol for preventing, treating, and reversing heart disease more than three decades ago.
Back then, the idea of integrating yoga with modern medicine was seen as far-out.
BY
KATHERINE
GRIFFIN

Todays picture is very different:

and assist in the treatment of a

As yoga has become an increasingly

number of the most common ail-

integral part of 21st-century life, sci-

ments that jeopardize our vitality

entists, armed with new tools that

and shorten our lives.

allow them to look ever deeper into

Dozens of yoga studies are under

the body, have been turning their

way at medical institutions around

attention to what happens physio-

the country, including Duke, Har-

logically when we practice yoganot

vard, and the University of Califor-

just asana but also pranayama and

nia at San Francisco. Some of the

meditation. These physicians, neu-

research is funded by the National

roscientists, psychologists, and

Institutes of Health. More studies

other researchers are uncovering

are on the way, thanks in part to the

fascinating evidence of how the

work of researchers at the Institute

practice affects us mentally and

for Extraordinary Living at the Kri-

physically and may help to prevent

palu Center for Yoga and Health,

PHOTOGRAPHY BY ANN ELLIOTT CUTTING

one of the rst US research institutes

improving, says Sat Bir Khalsa, a Har-

to focus exclusively on yoga. And in

vard neuroscientist who has studied

India, scientist Shirley Telles heads up

yogas health effects for 12 years. Its

Patanjali Yogpeeth Research Founda-

likely, he says, that the next decade will

tion, which is spearheading studies

teach us even more about what yoga

large and small.

can do for our minds and bodies. In the

While studies of yogas impact on

meantime, the patterns beginning to

health are at an all-time high, experts

emerge suggest that what we know

say that much of the research is still

about how yoga keeps us well may be

in the early stages. But the quality is

just the tip of the iceberg.

pain
reliever

Yoga shows promise as


a treatment for relieving certain kinds of
chronic pain. When
German researchers
compared Iyengar
Yoga with a self-care
exercise program

Kim Innes, a Kundalini Yoga practitioner and a clinical


associate professor at the University of Virginia,
YES,
recently published a study on how yoga may benet
YOU
people who have a variety of health risk factors, including being overweight, sedentary, and at risk for
type 2 diabetes. Forty-two people who had not practiced yoga within the previous year took part in an eight-week gentle
Iyengar Yoga program; at the end of the program, more than 80 percent reported that they felt calmer and had better overall physical functioning. Yoga is very accessible, Innes says. Participants in our
trials, even those who thought they could not do yoga, noted benets
even after the rst session. My belief is that once people are exposed to
gentle yoga practice with an experienced yoga therapist, they will likely
become hooked very quickly.

CAN!

among people with


chronic neck pain,
they found that yoga

reduced pain scores


by more than half.
Examining yogas
effects on a different
kind of chronic pain,
UCLA researchers
studied young women
suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, an often
debilitating autoim-

ray of light

vides a different focus from

mune disorder in

worry about the future or

which the immune sys-

regret about the past. Its

tem attacks the lining

Much attention has been given

an opportunity to focus your

to yogas potential effect on the

attention somewhere else.

of the joints. About

persistent dark fog of depres-

In a small study in 2007, UCLA

half of those who took

sion. Lisa Uebelacker, a psy-

researchers examined how

chologist at Brown University,

yoga affected people who were

part in a six-week

got interested in examining

clinically depressed and for

Iyengar Yoga program

yoga as a therapy for depres-

whom antidepressants provided

reported improve-

sion after studying and practic-

only partial relief. After eight

ing mindfulness meditation.

weeks of practicing Iyengar

ments in measures of

Because depressed people

Yoga three times a week, the

pain, as well as in anxi-

tend to be prone to rumination,

patients reported signicant

ety and depression.

Uebelacker suspected that


seated meditation could be dif-

decreases in both anxiety


and depression. Uebelacker

cult for them to embrace. I

currently has a larger clinical

thought yoga might be an eas-

trial under way that she hopes

ier doorway, because of the

will provide a clearer picture

movement, she says. It pro-

of how yoga helps.

70 YO GAJ O U R N A L .CO M

SEPTEMBER 2013

bringing yoga
and western
medicine together
Duke Integrative Medicine
Duke Universitys Integrative Medicine department in Durham, NC,
has lived up to its name by integrating yoga into medicine and medicine into yoga. The department is
one of the only major medical centers to offer yoga teacher training.
Its two programs, Therapeutic Yoga
for Seniors and Yoga of Awareness for Cancer, are taught by a
team of yoga instructors, doctors,
physical therapists, and mental
health professionals.

HAPPY
DAY

Its taken the development of modern technologies like


functional MRI screening to give scientists a glimpse of
how yogic practices like asana and meditation affect
the brain. We now have a much deeper understanding of what happens in the brain during meditation,
says Khalsa. Long-term practitioners see changes
in brain structure that correlate with their being less
reactive and less emotionally explosive. They dont
suffer to the same degree. Scientists at the University
of Wisconsin have shown that meditation increases the
activity of the left prefrontal cortexthe area of the
brain thats associated with positive moods, equanimity, and emotional resilience. In other words, meditating
regularly may help you weather lifes ups and downs
with greater ease and feel happier in your daily life.

SEPTEMBER 2013

These yoga teacher trainings


accept about 100 people a year
and involve elements of asana, pranayama, meditation, and mindfulness working together as adjuncts
to the conventional medical treatments that patients may also be
receiving simultaneously. Once
training is complete, teachers can
work on contract for hospitals and
other health agencies.
Kimberly Carson, the founder and
codirector of the yoga training programs, stresses that what sets the
programs apart is their researchbased approach: Medicine listens
best when you speak its language,
says Carson, a yoga therapist who
has taught in medical settings for
more than 15 years. The evidence
base is what the medical community listens to.
Essential to the programs success,
says Carson, is the staffs commitment to thinking critically about
how they promote the benets of
yoga. The quickest way to shut
doors is to state as fact claims that
arent substantiated, she says.
Luckily, the evidence base for yoga
and other alternative methods is
fast growing, and Duke has been a
forerunner in opening the lines of
communication between yoga and
medicine. ALICE WALTON

YO GAJ O U R N A L .CO M 7 1

YOGA

turning doctors into


mind-body experts
Benson-Henry Institute
for Mind Body Medicine
Located in one of the best academic medical centers and in one
of the most doctor-friendly cities
in the country, the Benson-Henry
Institute for Mind Body Medicine at
Massachusetts General Hospital is
well poised to train new doctors to
incorporate mind-body techniques
into their practice. Its founder and
director emeritus, Dr. Herbert Benson, pioneered research on the
relaxation response as a powerful
antidote to the stress response;
he was also one of the rst to illustrate that meditation changes
metabolism, heart rate, and brain
activity as a result of the relaxation response. This commitment
to research is still what makes the
institute stand out: Benson and his
colleagues recently published a
landmark study illustrating some
of the changes in gene expression
that can come from practices that
elicit the relaxation response,
including meditation and yoga.
Physicians at the institute help
treat patients for everything from
heart disease to diabetes to infertility. Individual therapeutic yoga
instruction is offered as an adjunctive approach for a wide variety of
conditions, both physical and mental. Darshan Mehta, the institutes
medical director and director of
medical education, says that along
with maintaining its commitments
to research and patient care, the
Benson-Henry Institute is dedicated to educating medical students and residents in integrative
medicine. Boston is famous for
training leaders in medicine,
Mehta says. We need to expose
the next generation of doctors to
the benets of mind-body medicine. My hope is that after studying
at the Benson-Henry Institute
theyll be able to at least recognize
value in it and perhaps add it to
their practices in some way. A.W.

72 YO GAJ O U R N A L .CO M

Asana, pranayama, and meditation all train you to


ne-tune your attention, whether by syncing your
breathing with movement, focusing on the subtleties
of the breath, or letting go of distracting thoughts.
Studies have shown that yogic practices such as
these can help your brain work better. Recently,
University of Illinois researchers found that immediately following a
20-minute hatha yoga session, study participants completed a set of
mental challenges both faster and more accurately than they did after
a brisk walk or a jog.

STAY
SHARP

Researchers are in the earliest stages of examining whether yogic practices could also help stave off age-related cognitive decline. The yogic
practices that involve meditation would likely be the ones involved, because of the engagement of control of attention, says Khalsa. Indeed,
research has shown that parts of the cerebral cortexan area of the
brain associated with cognitive processing that becomes thinner with
agetend to be thicker in long-term meditators, suggesting that meditation could be a factor in preventing age-related thinning.

MAINTENANCE
review of 17 clinical trials concluded
PLAN Athat2013a regular
yoga practice that includes
pranayama and deep relaxation in Savasana
(Corpse Pose), practiced for 60 minutes three
times a week, is an effective tool for maintain-

REST
EASY

ing a

healthy weight, particularly when

home practice is part of the program.

In our revved-up, always-on


world, our bodies spend too
much time in an overstimulated state, contributing to an
epidemic of sleep problems.
A recent Duke University analysis of the most rigorous studies
done on yoga for psychiatric
conditions found promising
evidence that yoga can be helpful for treating sleep disorders.
Asana can stretch and relax
your muscles; breathing exercises can slow your heart rate to
help prepare you for sleep; and
regular meditation can keep
you from getting tangled up in
the worries that keep you from

better sex
In India, women who took
part in a 12-week yoga camp
reported improvements in
several areas of sexuality,
including desire, orgasm, and
overall satisfaction. Yoga
(like other exercise) increases
blood ow and circulation
throughout the body, including the genitals. Some
researchers think yoga may
also boost libido by helping
practitioners feel more in
tune with their bodies.

drifting off.

SEPTEMBER 2013

COOL
INFLAMMATION
YOUNGER-LOOKING D N A
While the fountain of youth remains
a myth, recent studies suggest that
yoga and meditation may be associated with cellular changes

that affect the bodys aging


process. Each of our cells includes
structures called telomeres, bits of
DNA at the end of chromosomes
that get shorter each time a cell
divides. When telomeres get too
short, the cells can no longer divide
and they die. Yoga, it seems, may
help to preserve their length. Men
with prostate cancer who took part
in a version of the Ornish healthy
lifestyle program, which included
an hour a day of yoga, six days a
week, showed a 30 percent jump in
the activity of a key telomere-preserving enzyme called telomerase.
In another study, stressed caregivers who took part in a Kundalini
Yoga meditation and chanting
practice called Kirtan Kriya had a
39 percent increase in telomerase
activity, compared with people who
simply listened to relaxing music.

immune activity
Many studies have suggested that yoga can fortify the bodys
ability to ward off illnesses. Now one of the rst studies
to look at how yoga affects genes indicates that a two-hour program of gentle asana, meditation, and breathing exercises alters
the expression of dozens of immune-related genes in blood cells.
Its not clear how the genetic changes observed in this study
might support the immune system. But the study provides striking evidence that yoga can affect gene expressionbig news
that suggests yoga may have the potential to inuence how
strongly the genes youre born with affect your health.

SEPTEMBER 2013

Were used to thinking of


inammation as a response
that kicks in after a bang
on the shin. But increasing evidence shows that
the bodys inammatory
response can also be triggered in more chronic ways
by factors including stress
and a sedentary lifestyle.
And a chronic state of inammation can raise your
risk for disease.
Researchers at Ohio State
University found that a
group of regular yoga practitioners (who practiced
once or twice a week for
at least three years) had
much lower blood levels of
an inammation-promoting
immune cell called IL-6
than a group new to yoga.
And when the two groups
were exposed to stressful
situations, the more seasoned practitioners showed
smaller spikes of IL-6 in
response. According to the
studys lead author, Janice
Kiecolt-Glaser, the more
experienced practitioners
went into the study with
lower levels of inammation
than the novices, and they
also showed lower inammatory responses to stress,
pointing to the conclusion
that the benets of a regular yoga practice compound
over time.

YO GAJ O U R N A L .CO M 73

YOGA

caring
health care
Urban Zen Integrative
Therapy program
The brainchild of Donna Karan,
Rodney Yee, Colleen Saidman Yee,
and Beth Israels chair of integrative medicine, Woodson Merrell, MD,
the Urban Zen Integrative Therapy
program seeks to strengthen the
human element in hospital-based
health care and to lessen the pain
and anxiety many patients experience when undergoing treatment
for cancer and other illnesses.
Launched in 2009, the program
offers a 500-hour training for yoga
teachers and health care professionals in ve healing modalities:
yoga therapy, Reiki, essential-oil
therapy, nutrition, and contemplative care. Included in the training
are 100 hours of clinical rotations,
carried out at participating hospitals and long-term care facilities in
New York; Los Angeles; Columbus,
Ohio; and Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
Were bringing mindfulness into
arenas where there is often only
anxiety, panic, stress, and crisis
states, says Codirector Rodney
Yee. We all realize mindfulness
and meditation are so important
to daily life. This is a way to bring
this to patients in a medical setting, to support patients needs.
For example, depending on the
needs of the patient, a certied
therapist might help patients
do in-bed yoga poses, breathing
techniques, and meditation that
they can then repeat on their own.
Yee says hes been amazed by the
receptivity of the medical community toward the program. Old
stigmas are dissolving, he says,
and new attitudes are emerging.
But its a two-way street, he adds.
The yoga community has our own
work cut out for us, keeping up
with the science and being open to
addressing the issues that will
affect yogas role in Western medicine for years to come. A.W.

74 Y O G A J O U R N A L . C O M

your
spine
on
yoga

Taiwanese researchers scanned the vertebral disks


of a group of yoga teachers and compared them with
scans of healthy, similar-aged volunteers. The yoga
teachers disks showed less evidence of the degeneration that typically occurs with age. One possible
reason, researchers speculate, has to do with the way
spinal disks are nourished. Nutrients migrate from
blood vessels through the tough outer layer of the
disk; bending and exing may help push more nutrients through this outer layer and into the disks,
keeping them healthier.

KEEP YOUR
HEART HEALTHY
Despite advances in both
prevention and treatment,
heart disease remains the
no. 1 killer of both men and
women in the United States.
Its development is inuenced
by high blood pressure, high
cholesterol, high blood sugar,
and a sedentary lifestyleall
of which can potentially be
reduced by yoga. Dozens of
studies have helped convince
cardiac experts that yoga and
meditation may help reduce
many of the major risk factors for heart disease; in fact,
a review of no fewer than 70
studies concluded that yoga
shows promise as a safe,
effective way to boost heart
health. In a study this year by
researchers at the University
of Kansas Medical Center,

subjects who participated


in twice-weekly sessions
of Iyengar Yoga (including pranayama as well as
asana) signicantly cut the
frequency of episodes of
atrial brillation, a serious
heart-rhythm disorder that
increases the risk of strokes
and can lead to heart failure.

JOINT
SUPPORT
By gently taking jointsankles,
knees, hips, shouldersthrough
their range of motion, asana
helps keep them lubricated, which
researchers say may help keep
you moving freely in athletic and
everyday pursuits as you age.

SEPTEMBER 2013

WATCH YOUR BACK


Some 60 to 80 percent of us suffer from low-back
pain, and theres no one-size-ts-all treatment.
But theres good evidence that yoga can help
resolve certain types of back troubles. In one of
the strongest studies, researchers at Group Health
Research Institute in Seattle worked with more
than 200 people with persistent lower-back pain.
Some were taught yoga poses; the others took
a stretching class or were given a self-care book.
At the end of the study, those who took yoga and
stretching classes reported less pain and better

functioning, benets that lasted for several


months. Another study of 90 people with chronic
low-back pain found that those who practiced
Iyengar Yoga showed signicantly less disability
and pain after six months.

continued on page 86

standing

STRONG
Yoga can help those with
osteoporosis and osteopenia
MAINTAIN BONE MASS, BUILD
STRENGTH, and PREVENT INJURY.
BY CAROL KRUCOFF | PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVID MARTINEZ

HALFWAY THROUGH AN EIGHT-DAY TEACHER TRAINING, I began to feel

it: a dull throbbing in my right hip. For hours, Id been sitting cross-legged on
the oor in front of 40 students, discussing how to make yoga safe and effective for older adults. In such a supportive environment, youd think Id have
switched to a different positionor maybe even sat in a chair. Yet I stubbornly
continued to return to Easy Pose, which I began to think of as Painful Pose,
until getting up became so agonizing that I had to walk in circles to straighten
out my hip. Welcome to my late 50s.
Aging comes subtly. The risks and changes sometimes have a harbinger, like
the pain in my hip, and sometimes they dont. Signs such as graying hair, the
softening underbelly of a chin, and joint stiffness are easy to see and feel. Yet
other changes are completely hidden. Just after my 50th birthday, my physician suggested a bone-density scan since I had many risk factors for osteoporosisincluding being a thin, postmenopausal woman with a family history

boning up
Although many people think of the skeleton as solid and
lifeless, its very much alive, constantly breaking down
and renewing itself in a two-step process called bone
continued on page 80

78 YO GAJ O U R N A L .CO M

bone-strengthening poses
INSTRUCTION BY ELLEN SALTONSTALL

The asanas on the following pages were designed


by yoga therapist Ellen Saltonstall, co-author of
Yoga for Osteoporosis and creator of a DVD of the
same name, to help strengthen the spine, hips, and
arms. They are appropriate whether you have osteoporosis, osteopenia, or neither. Each asana includes important
preparatory actions to make the pose safe and effective. You can
simply do the prep, or if you feel secure and strong, continue on
to the full pose thats pictured. For stability, practice on a mat,
carpet, or another surface with good traction.
BEFORE YOU BEGIN, start with your favorite warm-up (if you have
low bone density and do Sun Salutations, skip the forward bends
or do them with bent knees and a long spine). Finish your practice
with Tadasana (Mountain Pose) and Savasana (Corpse Pose).

balancing table
This warm-up pose helps to develop balance
and strength in the spine, hips, and arms.

FIRST Starting on your


hands and knees, align your
hands under your shoulders
and your knees under your
hips. Lengthen the sides of
your torso, and rm your abdomen and hips. Straighten and
reach your right leg back, tucking the toes under, and strongly
stretch through the entire leg.
Tone your abdominal muscles
to stabilize your midsection,
and then lift the leg and extend
it backward. Repeat these
actions with the other leg.

NEXT Now lift your right leg


and left arm at the same time.
You may lift them just a little
or up to horizontal if you can.
Lift both the inner and outer
edges of your leg and arm
evenly. Exhaling, bring the
arm and leg down. Inhaling,
raise your left leg and right
arm in the same way, remaining strong in your abdomen
and lower back. Reach back
through your heel and forward through your ngertips.
Switch and repeat 5 or more
times on each side.

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of the disease. Osteoporosis is a disorder that thins and


weakens bones, making them more porous. The resulting
danger is a possible break, which is when many people
discover they have this silent disease.
In my case, the bone-density scan revealed that I have
osteopenia, or low bone density, a precursor to osteoporosis that puts me at an increased risk of fracture. And
Im far from alone. Its expected that by 2020, half of all
American men and women over age 50 will have, or will
be at risk of developing, osteoporosis of the hip; even
more will be at risk of developing it elsewhere.
The National Osteoporosis Foundation cautions people with osteoporosis in the spine to avoid certain kinds
of movement that could lead to vertebral compression
fractures, a hallmark of the disorder that can result in
shrinking and a stooped posturethe so-called dowagers hump. But only about a third of vertebral fractures
are diagnosed, often because the pain may be mild or
mistakenly thought to come
from something else. Risky
movements include bending forward from the waist,
twisting the spine to a point of
strain, and doing toe touches
and sit-ups.
This information left me
reeling. Could the yoga practice I love actually be damaging my skeleton? Should I
stop doing forward bends and
deep twists? Did I need to give
up yoga entirely? It turns out
that, like many other signs
of agingboth plainly felt
and out of sightosteopenia
requires me to have patience,
honesty, and, perhaps most
important, humility as I adapt my yoga practice to avoid
injury and maintain the bone mass I still have.

SALABHASANA

locust pose, variation


Help prevent rounding of the upper spine as
you stimulate the vertebrae and strengthen
the back muscles.

FIRST Lie on your stomach


with a blanket under your
abdomen. Stretch your arms
to the sides in a T with the
palms down. Rest your forehead on the oor. Firm all the
muscles of your back body
arms, spine, and legsand pull
your limbs in toward the center of the body for integration.
Tone the buttocks while maintaining width, and lengthen
your tailbone. Draw your
shoulder blades in toward
your spine, which will lift your
upper arms away from the
oor. As you inhale, lift your
arms and head, just a little at
rst. Pull your ribs forward,
away from your legs. Spread
the work throughout your
back body to avoid pinching in
the lower back or overextending your neck. Every part of
your body extends away from
the center with strength. Hold
the pose for several breaths,
and then rest on the oor.
NEXT Float up again with
your upper body, and also lift
your legs, stretching them
back. Hold the pose for a few
breaths or longer, and then
release back to the oor.
Repeat up to 3 times.

SEPTEMBER 2013

UTKATASANA

chair pose,
variation
Build strength in
the legs, hips,
spine, and arms.

FIRST Begin sitting in a chair


with your feet and knees hip-width
apart. Using your hands, turn your
upper thighs back and apart to help
your lumbar spine retain its forward tilt. Lean slightly forward, and
stretch your arms to the sides with
your shoulder blades pulling down
your back. Avoid rounding your back,
and keep the front of the torso long,
chest lifted. Vigorously rm your
legs, spine, and arms.

NEXT Inhaling, come up off the


chair and maintain the pose with
steady strength, breathing smoothly.
Be sure that your knees and feet both
point forward, your weight is well
balanced on the four corners of your
feet, and your sitting bones reach
back and apart as you hold the pose.
After several breaths, come to standing or sit down before repeating.

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VRKSASANA

tree pose
This familiar pose
builds strength and
better balance.

FIRST Stand with your


back near a wall to build condence. With your feet parallel,
spread your toes, and actively
feel the oor under your feet.
Stretch your legs straight.
Bring the tops of your thighs
back, and widen your sitting
bones and upper thighs.
Reach your hips back slightly,
as if you were about to sit
down in a chair. Then pull your
tailbone down, rm your pelvic oor, and lift your lower
abdomen. With your pelvis
now directly over your legs,
stretch down through your
legs, up through your spine,
and out through your arms,
which are outstretched to the
sides and lightly touching the
wall. Bring the sole of your

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right foot onto the inner ankle


of your left foot, and press it
in rmly. You can keep your
toes touching the oor lightly
if you need to, or bring the
entire right foot off the oor.
Vigorously stretch your standing leg, your spine, and your
arms. Embody the strength
and dignity of a tall tree. Bring
the top foot down, switch
standing leg, and repeat on
the other side.
NEXT When you feel secure,
increase the challenge as you
stand away from the wall,
bring the foot higher on the
inner edge of your standing
leg, and reach your arms
overhead for as long as you
feel comfortable.

remodeling. The rate at which bone remodeling happens


is affected by how much calcium is stored in the bones
and introduced in the diet, as well as by three catalysts
(vitamin D, hormones, and exercise) that determine how
effectively the body uses calcium to build new bone and
prevent bone loss through resorption. Osteoporosis
results from an imbalance in remodelingwhere too
much old bone is broken down and removed, or too little
new bone is formed, or both.
About 90 percent of an adults bone mineral content
(calcium) is deposited by the end of adolescence, with
peak bone mass achieved by age 20, says Kathy M. Shipp,
an adjunct associate professor of physical therapy at
Duke University School of Medicine who was a contributing author of the surgeon generals 2004 report on
bone health. Osteoporosis prevention begins in childhood with good health habits (such as proper nutrition
and exercise), she notes. After about age 40, bones withdrawal period starts, and less bone is replaced during
remodeling. For women, a drop in estrogen at the time
of menopause leads to a more rapid and signicant loss
of bone mass. For men, a drop in testosteroneoften
beginning around age 70can cause it. So will certain
medications (notably steroids), medical conditions (such
as rheumatoid arthritis and eating disorders), smoking,
and excessive alcohol consumption.

maintenance plan
Its not possible for adults past the peak growth years to
add signicant amounts of bone. (In the past, hormone
replacement therapy was widely used to strengthen bones
and reduce fracture risk in postmenopausal women until
the Womens Health Initiative study showed that it signicantly increased the risk of breast cancer and stroke.
There is also emerging evidence that vitamin D can be
useful in signicantly increasing bone strength.) But you
can strengthen bones by exercising to maintain the bone
mass you already have. Bones get stronger from exercise
by changing shape and by getting larger in diameter,
even with the mass remaining constant, says Shipp.
Progressive-resistance exercise [such as jogging, jumping, or walking], where you move your body or a weight
against gravity while you remain upright, has been shown
continued on page 88

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ARDHA CHANDRASANA

half moon pose, supported


This sidebending pose engages and opens
the hips and teaches balance.

VIRABHADRASANA I

warrior pose I, supported variation


With the help of a wall
and a chair, your
hips and spine
are stretched
and stimulated.

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FIRST Place a folding


chair about 4 feet from a
wall, facing out. Stand
against the wall, and then
step your right foot forward,
bending the knee until the
right shin is vertical. Hold
the chair lightly with your
hands. Place the left heel
up on the base of the wall
with the ball of your foot
and your toes on the oor.
Inhale and lift up through
your spine. Lean forward a
bit toward the chair, and
fully stretch the back leg,
straightening the knee and
facing the kneecap straight
downward. To stabilize your
stance, widen the back of
your pelvis, and then reach
your tailbone down, drawing up through your lower
abdomen. Bring your torso
upright, and then pull the
shoulders and head back
until they are in line with
your hips. Remain steady

FIRST Stand near a wall


with a chair (parallel to the
wall) on your right. Turn your
right foot to face the chair.
Bend your right knee, pointing it toward the toes. Place
your right hip lightly against
the wall for stability. Balance
your weight evenly on the
four corners of the right
foot. Place your right hand
or forearm on the chair seat.
Slightly lift your back foot,
but keep your toes touching
the oor as you establish balance on your right leg. Rest
your left hand on your top
hip. Inhale, and rm your leg
muscles. Roll your left shoulder and ribs back and your
right ribs forward to align
your torso with the wall, but
keep your gaze down to help
you balance. On your next
inhalation, lift your left leg
and stretch it behind you
along the wall. Bring it up to
horizontal if you can. Breathing fully and smoothly, hold
strongly with your hip muscles, and expand from your
pelvis out to your legs, spine,
arms, and head. Broaden
your shoulders, and strongly
stretch your left arm up.
After a few breaths, come
back to standing on two feet,
and repeat the pose on the
second side.
NEXT For more of a challenge, simply avoid touching
the wall or use a block
instead of a chair.

in all these actions as you


expand out from your core
in all directions.
NEXT If and when you feel
steady, let go of the chair,
and stretch your arms vigorously out to a T. Lift your
chest as you stretch through
your back leg. Remain poised
in this strong lunge with full
attention and strength for
several breaths. Then repeat
on the other side.

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BOOKS I MUSIC I VIDEO

DASSIMA MURPHY

great heart

Polishing the Mirror:


How to Live from
Your Spiritual Heart
Ram Dass

At 82, Ram Dass, teacher, yogi, and


author of 1971s counterculture classic Sounds True
Be Here Now, is more plugged-in than
ever. Dass (born Richard Alpert) ceased traveling after
he suffered a stroke in 1997, but today, he volunteers at
service organizations, gives interviews, teaches, and
drops into yoga festivals via Skype from his home base
in Maui. As his smiling face beams over screens, his message resonates profoundly: Get out of your head and
into your heart; love unconditionally; embody your soul,
not your role. Polishing the Mirror updates Be Here Now
with an accessible blend of autobiography, humor, and
yoga and meditation instruction to appeal to a modern
audience seeking a true connection to self and spirit.
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Q YOGA JOURNAL The subtitle of your


book is How to live from your spiritual
heart. What does that mean?
A RAM DASS When you live from the
spiritual heart, its like you just dive into
an ocean of love. You realize that love is
not an emotion; its a spiritual quality.
Thats quite different than starting from
your mind. You want to be able to spread
lovethats what a good yogi does.
Q YJ How can we practice this?
A RD You can bring your attention to
the spiritual heart here [taps the center of
his chest], and repeat to yourself, I am
loving awareness. Then you blank out the
I am and just say loving awareness, loving awareness. Thats the sign toward the
soul. Our life is so much out there,
theres no motive to go into our spiritual
heart. My stroke turned out to be great
because it turned me inward. I couldnt
play my cello, I couldnt play golf, I
couldnt drive in my sports carall distractions from a spiritual point of view.
Each time I give something up I go
deeper and deeper. And its joyous, joyous.
Q YJ Can you explain what you mean by
the expression souls not roles?
A RD We all have rolesmother, businessman. And we react to each other in
terms of our roles. I teach nurses to sit
bedside with dying people. The family has
their role, and the patient often must
adopt the role of dying person. But if
you identify with their soul instead, you
see a soul on the bed. When I was working with AIDS patients in San Francisco,
I came to a door. The fellow inside had
been rejected by his family, he was feeling
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depressed, he was running out of money.
Im a nice guy who goes around visiting
AIDS patients; thats the role I was given,
and his role was AIDS patient. But then
I opened the door and said, Hows your
incarnation? He smiled. Then we were
talking as souls. It was freeing for both of
us. VA L E R I E R E I S S

pick me up
Yoga Sparks: 108 Easy Practices for Stress
Release in a Minute or Less
Carol Krucoff
New Harbinger

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In Yoga Sparks, yoga


teacher and yoga therapist Carol Krucoff offers
an antidote for a busy
lifestyle: a collection of
108 minute-long yoga
practices or sparks.
Years of helping injured and ill students
convinced Krucoff that yogas teachings
often do the most good when interwoven
into daily life. As little as even a minute
of practice in the midst of a busy day has
lasting benets, she suggests, improving
posture, boosting energy, and relieving
pain. And most important, the micropractices in Yoga Sparks help to cultivate
present moment awareness, with the goal
of quieting the mind and connecting with
your true self.
The books ve sections correspond to
parts of your day: Anywhere; Around the
House; At Work; On the Go; and Practice with Others. Illustrated with simple
drawings, it includes a mix of postures,
breathing exercises, meditations, and
short teachings on yogas ethical principles that can be practiced during idle
moments throughout the day (she has a
meditation to do while you wait for your
computer to boot up and a Downward
Dog variation to do at the kitchen counter). The book is interspersed with inspiring quotes from yoga luminaries as well
as relevant facts drawn from health and
psychology research. A valuable resource
for new and experienced yoga practitioners alike, Yoga Sparks can help light a
re under your lagging yoga practice or
provide a go-to tool to turn to throughout
the day. BA X T E R B E L L , M D

palm-size calm
GPS for the Soul | Hufngton Post

GPS for the Soul, an iPhone


app released this year from
the Huffington Post and
health technology firm
Heart Math, gives you a
salutary alternative to your
texting or Words With Friends addiction.
In an up-to-date spin on svadhyaya, yogas
tradition of self study, the app lets you
check your heart rate variability as a way
of gauging your stress level.
After choosing from a selection of
calming one- to ve-minute guided meditations, breathing practices, and short
yoga sequences from teachers such as
Deepak Chopra, Andrew Weil, and Rodney Yee, you can check your heart rate
again. When you see the measurable,
stress-reducing effect of taking time out
to reconnect to yourself, you may want
to find your way back to center more
often. CA R M E L W R OT H

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musical adventure led by
the duo known as EarthRise SoundSystem. Its
visionaries, yoga teacher and DJ Derek
Beres and producer and multi-instrumentalist David Duke Mushroom Schommer, have created uplifting, danceable
remixes of songs by yoga music artists
such as MC Yogi and Sharon Gannon,
and a range of world music artists including Bombay Dub Orchestra, creating a
melting pot of sounds from India, Egypt,
Morocco, Nigeria, Jamaica, and beyond.
Tracks include three bhakti hip-hop
remixes featuring freestyle verses by Srikala, Luminadhi, and MC Yogi rapping
about devotion to God.
With its playful mix of dance-worthy
songs and chill-out tracks, this album
will light up vinyasa, slow ow, and Hatha
yoga classesand ecstatic dance events
and yoga raves, too. S H A N N O N S E XTO N
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One-fth of those who have high blood
pressure dont know it. And many who
do struggle with the side effects of
long-term medication. Yoga and meditation, by slowing the heart rate and
inducing the relaxation response, may
help bring blood pressure down to safer
levels. Researchers at the University of
Pennsylvania recently conducted one of
the rst randomized, controlled trials
of yoga for blood pressure. They found
that 12 weeks of Iyengar Yoga reduced
blood pressure as well as or better than
the control condition of nutrition and
weight-loss education. (If you have high
blood pressure, consult with your doctor
and make sure its under control before
you practice inversions.)

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Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine found that adults


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reduction in risk factors including weight
and blood pressure. While the study was
small, all who began the program stuck
with it throughout the study, and 99 percent reported satisfaction with the practice. In particular, they reported that they
liked the gentle approach and the support
of the group. If larger, future studies show
similar results, the researchers say, yoga
could gain credence as a viable way of
helping people stave off the disease.
Many women have
turned to yoga to help
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FLASH
symptoms of menopause, from hot
ashes to sleep disturbances to mood
swings. A recent analysis of the most rigorous studies of yoga and menopause
found evidence that yogawhich included
asana and meditationhelps with the psychological symptoms of menopause, such
as depression, anxiety, and insomnia. In
one randomized controlled trial, Brazilian
researchers examined how yoga affected
insomnia symptoms in a group of 44
postmenopausal women. Compared with
women who did passive stretching, the
yoga practitioners showed a big drop in
incidence of insomnia. Other, more pre-

liminary research has suggested that yoga


may also help to reduce hot ashes and
memory problems, too.

emotional rescue
Recent studies have suggested that exercise is linked with increased levels of a
brain chemical called gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), which is associated
with positive mood and a sense of wellbeing. It turns out that Iyengar Yoga can
also increase the levels of this chemical
in the brain, more so than walking,
according to a Boston University study.
In another study, a group of women who
were experiencing emotional distress
took part in two 90-minute Iyengar
Yoga classes a week for three months. By
the end of the study, self-reported anxiety scores in the group had dropped, and
measures of overall well-being went up.
If youve felt the thrill of
discovering you can hold
Chaturanga for longer
and longer periods, youve
experienced how yoga
strengthens your muscles. Standing poses,
inversions, and other asanas challenge
muscles to lift and move the weight of your
body. Your muscles respond by growing
new bers, so that they become thicker
and strongerthe better to help you lift
heavy grocery bags, kids, or yourself into
Handstand, and to maintain tness and
function throughout your lifetime.

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time driving and sitting at a desk than
in activities that challenge your balance,
you can lose touch with the bodys magical ability to teeter back and forth and
remain upright. Balance poses are a core
part of asana practice, and theyre even
more important for older adults. Better balance can be crucial to preserving
independence, and can even be lifesavingfalls are the leading cause of injuryrelated death in people over 65.
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of bone mass, says Shipp.
In yoga, Shipp says, anything that
involves jumping (such as when you transition from Down Dog to Standing Forward Bend or from a wide-legged stance
to Mountain Pose) could be benecial for
t, premenopausal women. For people of
any age, weight-bearing postures (Table
Pose and Plank, for example) can also be
useful for strengthening bones, especially
if the demand is novel to the body. Moving
the body against resistanceas is done in
Chaturanga Dandasanacan also help
strengthen bones, so Shipp generally gives
her patients some version of a pushup,
even if her frailer patients need to do a
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Not everyone is in agreement on which


postures are safe and effective for people
with compromised bone mass. In Yoga for
Osteoporosis, the authorsyoga therapist
Ellen Saltonstall and Dr. Loren Fishman,
medical director of Manhattan Physical
Medicine and Rehabilitationcaution
against a convex rounding of the spine,
as in Cat-Cow Pose, which can cause
tiny fractures in the spine. Twists have
the potential to do the same, but Fishman contends that twisting poses are the
only way I know to strengthen the anterior part of the vertebral body.
Fishmans pilot study of 11 people and
7 controls found that those who reported
doing 10 minutes of yoga daily increased
bone mineral density with no injury.
While the ndings are encouraging, Fishman acknowledges that the numbers are
small, so hes continuing research. This
involves sending a yoga video (with modifications for postures such as Triangle
Pose, Camel Pose, and several twists) to
those who registered with his website and
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calcium. So far, he says, 32 people have
practiced for two years and had before
and after bone density scans. While most
showed improvements in the bone density of their hips, he says, in the spine
they didnt do as wellhalf got better, and
half got worse or stayed the same. None,
he says, have reported serious injury.
To avoid injury, people with osteoporosis should work individually with a yoga
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cleared to safely participate in an appropriate group class, says yoga and physical therapist Matthew J. Taylor, director
of the Dynamic Systems Rehabilitation
Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona. Proper
alignment in poses maximizes the bones
ability to resist any applied force, making
good instruction and awareness critical
in reducing the risk of fracture, he says.
In particular, its important to maintain
a neutral spinewhich for many people
means bending the knees in postures such
as Downward-Facing Dog. In addition,
Taylor advises those with osteoporosis to
avoid Headstand, Plow, Shoulderstand,
and abdominal crunches, and to do twists
in a moderate range with a long spine.
The stress response also affects bone
remodeling, notes Taylor, who puts great
emphasis on Savasana (Corpse Pose),
pranayama, yoga nidra, and meditation
because these practices can shift the balance in the autonomic nervous system
from sympathetic to parasympathetic
dominance, which in turn can promote
a better ratio of old bone being broken
down and new bone being built. In addition, he says, these practices increase balance, reduce the fear of falling, and elevate
mood, which research demonstrates are
key for maintaining bone health.

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While Ive dealt with the diagnosis of low


bone mass, my yoga practice has undergone a profound shift. As a teacher, Im
clear that ahimsa (nonharming) is my
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follow the National Osteoporosis Foundations guidelines: no bending forward
from the waist and no end-range twists.
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a position that may increase my risk of
vertebral fracture. I still twist, but I no
longer tuck my elbow outside my thigh
or thread my arms through my legs and
clasp my hands.
Since weight-bearing exercise has
been shown to strengthen bone, I try to
include postures that involve moving my
body against gravity, particularly poses
that use my arms and upper bodyfor
example, Side Plank, Handstand against
a wall, and repetitions of the middle
portion of Sun Salutations (Down Dog,
Plank, Staff Pose, Upward-Facing Dog).
I also focus on balance postures (such
as Half Moon Pose) to reduce my risk of
falling, since falls are a leading cause of
injury among older adults and can lead to
life-threatening hip fractures in people
with osteoporosis. To counter a tendency
toward age-related rounding of the upper
spine, I include back-strengthening postures such as Baby Cobra (with arms at
the sides) and Locust Pose variations. And
Ive developed a new appreciation for the
wisdom of balancing effort with surrender. This means that on some days, my
entire practice is a restorative posture
often a supported backbend or Viparita
Karani (Legs-up-the-Wall Pose).

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finding balance
But perhaps the most healing yoga of all
has come from bringing yogic principles
into my life on and off the mat. Patanjalis
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about posture, attitude, and aging gracefully. Sutra II.46, says, Asana must have
the dual qualities of alertness and relaxation and calls for a balance of effort and
ease in postures. I try to challenge myself
without strain, letting my breath indicate
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as a signal to back off the pose. Observing
my reaction to this warning became an
opportunity for svadhyaya (self-study)
a process of watching myself with compassionate, detached interest. When I
did this, I noticed a storm of emotions
arising. There was a hint of anger, some
alarm, and a reluctance to move to a gentler variation, all surrounded by a bruised
ego and a shaken sense of self. As I sat
with these emotions, without trying to
push them away or draw them in, what
arose was a feeling of deep sadness that I
could no longer comfortably do a posture
I once found easy. Surprisingly, this was
followed by a wave of peacefulness as I
recalled yogas central teaching that we
are not our bodiesthat although everything else changes, our essential nature is
a state of unchanging awareness.
These days, learning to welcome
whatever arises is an integral part of my
practice. So is shifting my perspective to
santosha (contentment). Rather than xating on whats wrong, I try to view the
situation through a lens of gratitude for

whats right. Ive stopped doing Tolasana


and other postures such as Headstand,
but I still do bone-density-maintaining
inversions and arm balances, including
Forearm Balance and Half Shoulderstand.
And at our teacher trainings, I no longer sit cross-legged for hours. Instead,
I regularly shift my position and use
propsincluding blocks, blankets, and a
meditation cushionand sometimes sit
in a chair. Rather than setting an example
of the ideal Easy Pose for my students, Im
much more interested in modeling the
importance of honoring truth. In this way,
my aging bones have helped me recognize
that progress in yoga is not measured by
the mastery of complicated arm balances
but by the ability to move through the
world with kindness, wisdom, generosity,
and an open heart.
Carol Krucoff is a co-director of Therapeutic
Yoga for Seniors teacher training and the
author of Yoga Sparks: 108 Easy Practices
for Stress Relief in a Minute or Less (New
Harbinger). Connect at healingmoves.com.

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off the
wall

This one-handed Handstand was an expression


of the freedom and joy
pulsing through me after
an eight-day immersion in
one of my favorite cities.
It felt like a celebration.

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to backpage@yogajournal.com.

Mallorie Buoy

B r i t ta n y r u dyc k , pictured
in Vancouver, British columbia

JOU R NA L

HOW TO WEAR THE


SEASONS TRENDS,
FROM STREET
TO STUDIO

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THE SEPTEMBER
ISSUE

yoga teacher Colleen Saidman Yee

STYLE GUIDE
The latest yoga looks embrace falls
runway trendsbold colors, mixed
patterns, and easy shapes.

DKNY vest, Free People shirt, Alo legging,


and Camper flats.

Edited by Mandy Ferreira, Lauren Ladoceour, and Alisha Petro


Fashion photography by Ericka McConnell Still-life photography by Philip Harvey

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WARDROBE STYLING: DANIELLE GOLD; PROP STYLING: TYMM RODRIGUEZ; HAIR/MAKEUP: RACINE CHRISTENSEN; MODELS: MONIQUE
BLANCHARD/Q MODEL MANAGEMENT, COLLEEN SAIDMAN YEE; EARRINGS: ALANA DOUVROS; BODY CHAIN: JACQUIE AICHE

he yoga-meets-fashion inuence is
elegant, playful, and approachable.
Designers eager to offer comfortable pieces that can transition from day to
night have turned to the sports and yoga
worlds wardrobes for relaxed, sophisticated tops and bottoms.
Think sporty-chic leggings, cutout
tops you can wear to the studio or the
ofce, and stylish but breatheable fabrics
that blur the line between working out
and working it. In turn, this seasons yoga
clothes have taken a cue from the runway
by embracing color blocking, big prints,
and a sense of whimsy in their cuts.
Whether youre on or off the mat,
heres how to wear the seasons top trends:
ery reds, pattern-on-pattern layering,
mixed stripes, peekaboo sheers and open
cuts, and bold black-and-white blocking.

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shades of

RED

Channel your inner


lady in red from head
to toe by pairing up
shades all across the
poppy spectrum.
1 Sweaty Betty tank,
$32, sweatybetty.com
2 Jade yoga mat from
Barefoot Yoga, $73,
barefootyoga.com
3 Yogitoes mat towel,
$64, yogitoes.com

4 Carrot Banana
Peach skorted pants,
$88, carrotbanana
peach.com
5 Yogi Bags mat bag,
$45, yogibags.org
6 KiraGrace tank,
$68, kiragrace.com
7 Birkenstock suede
shoes, $160, birken
stockusa.com
8 Alo tank, $60,
alosport.com

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There can be a crossover


between your everyday
wardrobe and your activewear. Its a layering thing.
The way you put items
together is what changes
the outt.

LEFT: MELISSA JOY MANNING BRACELET; JACQUI AICHE NECKLACE; RIGHT: SCOSHA NECKLACE

KAREN STEWART,
Stewart + Brown cofounder-designer

Left: Erica Tanov blouse,


Ali Golden pants, Tylie
Malibu clutch, No. 6 clogs.
Right: Eileen Fisher
jacket, Clary Sage shirt,
Levis denim leggings,
Sven clogs.

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black and

WHITE
High fashion goes
high contrast in
edgy, graphic patterns or elegant,
simplied combos
of black and white.

Ive learned the importance of


observing, accepting, and working
within the environment youre in.
This exercise reminds me to be
open-minded toward the nature
of the materials Im working
with in my design work.
MARISA HASKELL, jewelry designer

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LEFT: ALANA DOUVROS NECKLACE; MELISSA JOY MANNING EARRINGS; CHAN LUU BRACELET; RIGHT: ZOE CHICCO NECKLACES; MIZUKI BRACELET FROM REDBIRD

Left: Diesel+Edun
tank, Malia Mills
pant, Baggu drawstring purse, and
Report flats. Right:
Eileen Fisher jacket,
Ali Golden shirt,
Lemlem skirt, and
Naturalizer boots.

SEPTEMBER 2013

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4

1 Keen backpack,
$120, keenfootwear.com

2 Onzie bra top, $38,


theonzie.com

3 Be Up shorts, $54,

beup.com
4 Lorna Jane bra, $63,
lornajane.com
5 Soybu leggings, $54,
soybu.com
6 Anatomie jacket,
$285, anatomiestyle.com
7 North Face tank,
$55, northface.com
8 Lyss leggings,
$68, lysse.com

stripe on

Practicing yoga helps


bring balance to my
lifelearning to breathe
and remain calm and
feeling grounded in
my own body. Peace
with oneself, I believe,
is a perfect starting
place for creativity.

STRIPE

ERICA TANOV,
womens wear designer

Get inspired by mixed


stripes! For the fall
season, theyre
layered thin, wide,
chevron, or curved
styled graphically
for a fun, vibrant look.

CUFF: SCOSHA

A Peace Treaty scarf,


Erica Tanov coat,
Lem-lem blouse, and
Gap skimmer jeans.

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stripe on

STRIPE
3

1 Alternative Apparel
tank, $42, alternative
apparel.com
2 Splendid tank,
$64, splendid.com
3 Prana long-sleeve
shirt, $60, prana.com
4 Toesox knee-highs,
$16, toesox.com
5 Reebok bra top,
$48, reebok.com
6 Hard Tail Forever
harem pants, $90,
hardtailforever.com
7 Converse X
Marimekko sneakers,
$70, converse.com

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Clothing for people who live


fully, play long, and travel well
prAna.com

mixed

PRINTS

As a designer, yoga is a great


necessity and inspiration
Its a challenge to try and
gure out how to incorporate
an over-the-top runway
trend into functional style!
CAITLIN FOLGNER,
Lucy senior designer

Wear distinctive
patterns loud and
proud, and dont be
shy about mixing.
Or for a more subtle
take, mix up prints
within the same
color palette.

NECKLACE: THE MUMMYS BUNDLE FROM REDBIRD; EARRINGS: NOMADIC JEWELRY FROM REDBIRD; RINGS: RACHEL ROY X DEEPAK CHOPRA

Gramicci jacket, Hard


Tail Forever tank, Tylie
Malibu harem pants,
and Naya booties.

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SEPTEMBER 2013

mixed

PRINTS

1 Nike bra, $35, nike.com


2 Adidas by Stella
McCartney zebra jacket,
$210, adidas.com
3 Gaiam water bottle,
$10, gaiam.com
4 Prana tank, $55,
prana.com
5 Free People crop top,
$58, freepeople.com

6 Athleta long-sleeve
shirt, $69, athleta
.gap.com
7 BDG tank, $16, urban
outfitters.com.
8 Yogi leggings, $68,
yogiclothing.com
9 Lol leggings, $65,
lolewomen.com

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SEPTEMBER 2013

PEEK
a-boo

I like timeless options that


you can dress up or down,
whether youre going from the
yoga studio to a juice stand or
straight to lunch. I want
the clothes to make you feel
comfortable yet stylish no
matter what youre doing.
SARAH TOMSON BEYER,
meSheeky founder

Tops and bottoms with


sheer panels, lace,
and eyelets add a delicate, modest touch to
showing some skin.

NECKLACE: MELISSA JOY MANNING; BRACELET: GAIAM

Bisou Bisou crochet top,


meSheeky T-shirt, and
Diesel+Edun jeans.

Featured: The Cozy Eco Collection, made from recycled plastic bottles.

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PEEK
a-boo

1
2

1 Calvin Klein Performance shirt, $78,


calvinklein.com
2 Victorias Secret
headband, $14.50,
victoriassecret.com
3 Toms flats, $59,
toms.com
4 KiraGrace leggings,
$88, kiragrace.com
5 NUX tank, $59,
nuxusa.com
6 Under Armour bra,
$39.99, ua.com
7 Hard Tail Forever
T-shirt, $56, hardtail
forever.com

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