We hope you had a wonderful Christmas holiday with your loved ones and you are feeling recharged and ready for another yoga-packed year.
To get you started feeling and looking fantastic, there’s a brilliant new Yoga Gym workout to build a balanced body that combines breathing exercises, yang and ying poses, dynamic flows and yogacises – yoga based bodyweight movements.
And to inspire you through the cold winter months and into spring and beyond, there are some simple tips to elevate your mind, body and soul.
We also begin our series on pranayama, with an introduction to these ancient yogic breathing exercises, and Swami Kailasananda of the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres guides us through mantras, the powerful sounds that can help release blocked energies.
This month’s guest teachers Eugene Vegan Butcher and Pip Elysium show us the beauty and skill of Acroyoga through a High Flying Whale Sequence, and our modern detox provides some tasty and nutritional recipes to get you feeling good on the inside.
Plus there’s our second article on the diaphragm; Christopher Gladwell takes a yogic view of the four aspects of human function and we uncover the reasons behind spiritual negativity – and next month we’ll be sharing some easy exercises to become more spiritually positive.
We hope you enjoy reading the magazine and look forward to meeting up with you in February.