June 2, 2023
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Editor’s Letter

Dear YOGA Magazine readers,

Greeting and Blessings!

As the days grow longer and warmer, we invite you to dive deeper into your practice and into our pages that are brimming with insightful articles, inspiring stories, and expert advice to support your journey towards well-being and self-discovery.

Delve into the intriguing topic of “Taming the Monkey Mind” and discover the valuable techniques and mindfulness practices to help you find stillness amidst the chaos of daily life. In a British Wheel of Yoga feature, we present an in-depth exploration of “Yoga on Prescription” and how a holistic approach to selfhealing can support the NHS. Trauma is a subject close to our hearts; Juliette Karaman, an esteemed somatic practitioner, guides us through the transformative power of these practices and offers valuable insights into healing from within.

For those seeking to improve spinal health, we have comprehensive guide to “7 Daily Pilates Exercises to De-stiffen Your Spine.” These exercises, designed to promote strength, flexibility, and alignment. Building resilience and well-being is essential for navigating life’s challenges, and we have an article that offers “5 Transformative Holistic Practices” to help you on this path.

Join us on a captivating personal journey of Fon into “Anusaranga.” Discover the transformative power of this unique yoga practice and how it has touched her life on a profound level. Another heartfelt reader’s story is “My Yoga Mat Is Sacred.” Through his personal journey, Maike shares the profound bond he has developed with his yoga mat—a symbol of strength, growth, and self-discovery. A nostalgic journey into the past takes us back to the life and teachings of ‘Crazy Cloud’ Ikkyu, known as “The Little Monk” and be inspired by his unconventional approach to spirituality and enlightenment.

In this issue, we explore the theme of yoga in various aspects of life, including the joys and challenges of parenthood. Sarah Ezrin provides a beautiful “Yoga of Parenting” sequence, designed to help parents navigate the demanding responsibilities with grace and mindfulness.

Breathwork is an integral part of the yogic tradition, and we embark on a fascinating journey through its history. Through “The Recipe for Conscious Relaxation” discover Jill Miller’s insights into the power of conscious relaxation and learn practical techniques to release tension, restore balance, and nourish your body and mind.

“Co-create Your Reality With the 3 Best Manifestation Techniques” and learn how to harness the power of intention and align your thoughts, emotions, and actions to manifest your desires authentically. Dr. Luke Sniewski sheds light on the profound ways that yoga and meditation can help create authentic change.

We are thrilled to present our Yoga Teacher Profile of the month, featuring Anji Gopal, a true expert in backcare. Lastly, we are pleased to continue to take you through the journey of Muni Raj via ‘Memoirs of a Yogi’ series and more. As always, we are grateful for your continued support and passion for yoga. Remember to embrace the beauty of the present moment and to cultivate gratitude for the profound gift that yoga offers us.

With love and light,
Yogi Maharaj Dr Malik