Psychedelic savasana: A beginner’s guide to yoga nidra

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Savasana (the relaxation at the end of a yoga practice) is the ultimate yoga pose, but not many have heard of yoga nidra, a psychedelic meditation which taps deep into the unconscious to draw up the goods from below. Yoga nidra is a very simple practice. A guided hypnosis full of visualisations which enhances creativity and can quite literally help … Read More

IVORY MagazinePsychedelic savasana: A beginner’s guide to yoga nidra

The Lions Barber Collective encourages men to talk about their mental health

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Hairdressing school doesn’t teach you about counter transference, projection, negative reinforcement or personality disorders. Nor does it dabble in the more recognisable mental health issues – depression and anxiety, which is a shame really, because most men feel comfortable talking to their barbers. There’s just the right levels of familiarity and detachment. Why burden your friends with your woes when you can … Read More

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Are you ruled by the ego?

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One of the main signs you’re being led by your ego is the need to always be right. In most cases this is involuntary, and it’s especially hard to notice if you’re not aware of how the ego operates. The ego is something we create. It’s a combination of all the beliefs we have about who we are. These are constructed beliefs … Read More

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Ibogaine: The psychedelic plant medicine that heals your mind

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What if you could take a pill to heal the past. A one-shot medicine to make you a better, more spiritually-aware person. Would you take it? Ibogaine is an indole alkaloid derived from the African shrub Iboga. The Bwity, a religious sect in West Africa, gives this plant medicine to the children in a coming of age ceremony. It is extreme. … Read More

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Yoga is not about bliss

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Yoga has a corner market on feel good words. I recently had a massage therapist tell me we were both in the ‘feel good industry’. But yoga isn’t all about feeling good. The promise of ‘enlightenment’ tends to make us think we will be more spiritual, and this somehow means we’ll be a little less freakish about time, our kids, … Read More

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Natural products to help ease anxiety

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First thing in the morning – Positivitea does just what it says on the tin. It brings you up and keeps you feeling happy throughout the day. Their teabags are all ethically sourced and contain only natural ingredients, ranging from marshmallow leaves, to Ajwain seeds to chilli. They’re a delicious alternative to coffee in the morning if you’re someone whose anxiety is sparked by … Read More

IVORY MagazineNatural products to help ease anxiety