Dear Yoga Magazine readers, Welcome to the August issue.
This month we take a look at ‘tapas’, the third of the niyamas (personal observances) that can be used to enhance yoga, and we show you what to do when resistance gets in the way of your yoga practice.
We also focus on the importance of Ayurveda and the gut for healthy digestion, and we feature the latest beauty goodies for the festival season alongside the hottest yogawear.
Pilates teacher Caroline Sandry, provides a fantastic ‘Total Body Tone’ workout, and this month’s guest teacher, Jo Fox, guides us through Ardha Chan-drasana (Half Moon pose) and variations of this won-derful asana, followed by a home yoga sequence to shine through the heart with courage and kindness.
There’s also a profile on Taisen Deshimaru, the man who brought Zen to Europe; we hear how Bikram yoga changed the life of a car crash victim and we take a philosophical look at pranayama.
I hope you enjoy reading the magazine, and I look forward to meeting you in September.