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Yoga: one word, many definitions. It may mean something different for different people, at different times of the year, or at different stages of life, as this month’s feature article illustrates. In this issue of Compass, we invite you to explore multiple expressions of yoga. Interested in the science of yoga? Read our Q&A with Loren Fishman, MD, who’s spent his career in medicine studying the ways in which yoga heals. For an understanding of how yoga and sacred chanting are linked, listen to this month’s podcast with chant artist Snatam Kaur. And follow one woman's journey toward touching her toes (or not) in Danna Faulds' essay “My Imperfect Forward Bend.” We hope this issue will inspire your own quest to uncover what yoga means to you, in this moment, just as you are now.
yoga across the ages
How does yoga impact our lives? Its purpose, benefits, and significance tend to evolve as our practice changes and as we grow, age, and learn. We asked nine yogis from different decades of life—including husband-and-wife teaching team MC Yogi and Amanda Giacomini, Kula Yoga founder Schuyler Grant, Dharma Mittra, and Tao Porchon-Lynch—what yoga means to them.
turning point: q&a with tommy rosen
In this month’s Turning Point, Tommy Rosen
tells us about two significant milestones: entering drug and alcohol rehab and, 14 years later, meeting his life teacher.
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my imperfect forward bend, by danna faulds
My first yoga teacher introduced me to the Forward Bend in the summer of 1983. Until that afternoon, I’d never paid much attention to my hamstrings, but I quickly made their acquaintance. If I kept my spine elongated and rotated my hip joints as my teacher, Sue, instructed, I could barely come forward at all.
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healthy living recipes
A recipe for a flavorful plant-based burger is always in demand, and this month Kripalu Executive Chef Deb Morgan shares hers. Lead Nutritionist Annie B. Kay spotlights the nutritional gifts of one of the Mushroom Nut Burgers’ star ingredients.
Healthy Living Recipe of the Month
Mushroom Nut Burgers
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Cyndi Lee releases new memoir
May I Be Happy: A Memoir of Love, Yoga, and Changing My Mind, by OM Yoga founder and Kripalu invited presenter Cyndi Lee, chronicles her quest to move past her lifelong self-judgment about her body. Her journey of self-discovery took her from India to the epicenter of the 2011 earthquake in Japan, as she sought the counsel of wise women, both friends and strangers.
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quote of the month
What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.
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