by Lucinda Staniland
It’s always fascinating to see which of the many articles we publish at The Yoga Lunchbox truly strike a chord with the online Yoga community.
This year, personal, authentic stories about yoga and meditation in daily life proved to be as popular as ever.
When guest author Sandi White opened up about her 40 Days of Yoga practice her article took off on social media, as did Neal Ghoshal’s perceptive insights about iRest Yoga Nidra, and my musings on what I wish I knew before I started Yoga.
I was thrilled to see that the first-ever edition of our Influencer Roundup, The Community Speaks, made it to the Top 10. Our influential yogis did a brilliant job of drilling into the question: What’s the greatest challenge facing the yoga community right now?
But the true stars of 2018? The Yoga teachers.
Yes, Yoga teachers who are embracing a kind, inquisitive and, above all, non-dogmatic path were truly the highlight of this year at The Yoga Lunchbox. Interviews with Leslie Kaminoff, Amy Ippoliti and Cathy Gamba all made it into the Top 10, as did not one but two articles from the brilliant Donna Farhi.
It makes sense to me that we’re drawn to these fierce but gentle leaders in this time of uncertainty and instability. 2017 has been a challenging year on many fronts: politically, economically and environmentally, but perhaps these wise teachers can be a guiding light, helping us to survive, thrive and care for ourselves and others, even in the midst of struggle.