1st YOGA Magazine
launched in 2003 in the UK
Dear YOGA Magazine readers,
Greetings and blessings,
YOGA Magazine brings you warm wishes as we move towards cold December days. As always, we are with you in this journey of discovery and growth and we bring you plenty of tips to help you be the best version of yourself and live your best life.
In this issue of YOGA Magazine, we hear from Dr. Kausthub Desikachar on sharing the authentic teachings of Yoga in the modern era. We also discover how you can provide rest and restoration
to your body and your mind through yoga-nidra, an ancient form of yoga that helps you relax and hover in the magical space on the threshold of sleep. Furthermore, we look at the top five reasons why you should practice yoga and delve into the true purpose of yoga. With guidance from Rosario Alves we reanalyse what yoga is and what it’s for learn from Kathryn Hudson helps us explore how we can become more patient, compassionate, and loving through yoga practice.
Jessica Foster Wingate brings to us the history of Yin Yoga and how it can help promote growth and remove blockages. Marina Mangano draws parallels between yoga practice and chiropractic and shows us how learning about chiropractic can help us become better yoga teachers. We bust some myths regarding yoga, the most important of all being that you must be flexible to practice yoga.
Dr Stacie Graham emphasises on recognising the roots of yoga and appreciating yoga rather than appropriating and whitewashing it. Victor Parachin brings to us the teachings of Venerable Yin Shun on the right way to give.
Modern life is hectic and challenging. So, the experts at Forest Healthcare share their top five tips to help you manage anxiety and Richard Brook brings you the five vital breath techniques to relieve anxiety and boost confidence. We also hear from Dean Zweck on how yoga can be a mood-boosting exercise while Lena Franklin teaches us the three C’s of mindfulness. You can also discover how we can plan our life around our menstrual cycle and our emotional needs during different phases of the menstrual cycle.
Taking care of our bodies is a major component of a healthy practice. As such, we hear from Josh Williams on the spirit of herbal medicine and Tina Manahai-Mahai shows us why we should consider a vegan diet with four compelling points.
Yoga is a practice that encapsulates the body, the mind, and the soul. So let’s keep the spirit of yoga alive until we meet again next month.
Love and Joy!
Yogi Maharaj Dr. Malik Editor
launched in 2003 in the UK
in yoga and natural living industry
founder and editor