As we approach the autumn equinox, Kirsty Gallagher provides expert tips including yoga poses, meditation and pranayama techniques to achieve balance during the changing sea- sons. And to make you feel even more ground- ed during the autumn months, we show you the best foods to be eating, along with asanas and self-care tips for an autumn detox.
This month we meet up with Kemetic yoga instructor, Yirser Ra Hotep, who believes that the practice and philosophy of yoga and medi- tation has its roots in ancient Egypt.
To help you make the most of the remaining sunshine and mild weather, we provide eight reasons to take your yoga practice outdoors, which include boosting your mood and your immune system – so what are you waiting for?
In this issue, we also take a look at diet and nu- trition, and show you which food groups you should avoid combining for a healthy lifestyle. There’s also essential advice from Inner Space for dealing with stress and a beginner’s guide to discovering the bandhas.
And our guest teacher, Elena B. Diaz, guides us through Vrksasana (Tree pose), Virabhadrasa- na II (Warrior II) and a Kundalini stretch pose before a Surya Kriya sequence, which provides energy, clears the mind and helps purification and digestion.
We hope you enjoy reading the magazine, and look forward to meeting with you next month.