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

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Yoga is not about bliss

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Ivory Magazine why yoga and mindfulness is not always a feel good industry in mental health

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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Yoga and meditation for children

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Yoga and mindfulness are important to our children. Yoga is the art of bringing the breath, mind, and body together. While children may use these areas independently, the union of the three increases their ability to be patient, identify and manage emotions, and see the unique light in others. Aside from the physical benefits – increased strength, flexibility, and coordination … Read More

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Yoga meets Christianity

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In the heart of The South, yoga studios are few and far between, with plenty of misunderstanding on the parts of yogis and proud generations of Southerners alike. Despite all this, a genuine practice has its place below the Mason-Dixon, where yoga culture has taken on a life of its own. Justin Linderman of Shoals Yoga Studio, located in Florence, AL, … Read More

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How yoga lost its cool

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Yoga had its moment. Sometime after the Madonna years when it was elevated from its Maharishi, bearded beginnings. Today, in the years of social media and big business, The Beatles are all its got left.  Some teachers aren’t very yogic in nature. Take the yoga teacher contestant on that intellectually stimulating show Love in the Wild. ‘I’m extremely competitive’ she … Read More

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How not to detox

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Consisting of only lemons and maple syrup you’ve probably already heard of the Master Cleanse even if like me you’re not a seasoned detoxer. That’s because Beyonce is a fan and apparently it makes your hair, like, totally shiny. I’ve never done a complete fast before. I say ‘complete’ as though I’ve dabbled in a partial one when actually all … Read More

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