WHAT’S HOT JANUARY 2021

YOGA MAPP: A NEW PLATFORM PLACES LIVE STREAM YOGA ON THE MAP AS WE EMBRACE THE NEW NORMAL

Yoga Mapp is a new marketplace where yoga students can book a variety of live stream classes with independent teachers and practice in real time at home. Whether you’re an advanced yoga practitioner looking to find and connect with different teachers, new to yoga looking to learn the fundamentals, or just want to practice in the ease and comfort of your own home, Yoga Mapp offers a way to find a class and teacher that feels intuitively right for you.

Yoga Mapp’s mission is to encourage more people to practice yoga. empowering you with the knowledge you’ll need to book a class that’s right for you, with an instructor that matches your personality. With teachers offering a variety of styles, from Ashtanga and Yin, to Hatha and pregnancy yoga, the platform aims to cater for the needs of beginners, advanced practitioners and everything in between.

With inclusivity and accessibility at the heart of the brand, there’s no membership fee for students whilst teachers pay a nominal monthly listing fee. This allows teachers to set their own prices and earn the majority of the class price, empowering them to create a sustainable way to earn additional income.

LUGHNASADH MALA

Hand-crafted in the UK & inspired by the magic of the natural world, Lughnasadh mala clips are smaller multi-purpose clips which hold the energy of the 108 bead malas. The Wheel of the Year series is inspired by the pagan wheel of the year. Each mala is named after one of the eight sabbats in the wheel. The sabbats, or holidays, serve as times to reflect on and celebrate different segments of
the year. Each sabbat holds a special energy and message which is channeled through each according mala. Meaning that you can work with the energy of this celebration and the crystals that correspond at any time of year.

Made out of Semi precious gemstones, Rudraksha seed beads, Nylon thread, Nylon tassle, clip & faerie magic, Lughnasadh malas are hand knotted with 8mm beads and measure 53 centimeters. Lugnasadh Malas are a great addition to a mala necklace, or a good option if you are not sure which full-size mala would work best for you at This point in your journey.

Enchanted Malas will send your Lughnasadh malas in a printed, ethical cotton pouch with an information card about the beads. www.enchantedmalas.com

LIFE BEFORE LIFE: IS THERE LIFE BEFORE BIRTH? 750 CASES OF HYPNOSIS

by Helen Wambach, Ph.D.

In Life Before Life, psychologist Helen Wambach, PhD, documents 750 cases of past-life group hypnotherapy sessions. In an effort to rule out false memories, fantasies and wishful thinking, Wambach devised a protocol where she chose time- specific periods in the past and asked respondents where they were and what they were doing during that time. As expected, some respondents reported experiences while others reported nothing, prompting the question, did they report nothing because they were between lives?

Wambach reasoned that if she asked 400 subjects a question about a specific time and place and received a sizable percentage of similar answers from subjects who at least consciously weren’t aware of the information they were reporting, that was something worth investigating further.

The bigger questions, while intriguing, were not as evidential as the mundane questions, but collectively the data obtained makes for. fascinating and compelling reading for anyone pondering the question of reincarnation.

Available at Amazon

Price: £11.99

GURUJI BKS IYENGAR AND HIS INSTITUTE IN THE ’70S

Compiled by Julia Pedersen with a foreword by Geeta S Iyengar

Guruji B.K.S. Iyengar was one of the foremost teachers of yoga and is widely credited with popularising yoga in the world today. He was an inspiring teacher, practitioner, author andphilosopher of yoga. In the 1970s he opened his yoga institute RIMYI, where his unique approach inspired many who have gone on to teach Iyengar yoga to new generations of students.

This book is a celebration of those years, with the story told through previously unpublishedcandid photographs and first-hand accounts from his students from the early days. The result is a must-read for anyone with an interest in Guruji Iyengar’s immense contribution to modern yoga practice, and brings him alive for those who follow his teachings today.

Available at Amazon

Price £20

 

RESTORATIVE YOGA FOR ETHNIC & RACE-BASED STRESS AND TRAUMA

by Gail Parker, Ph.D.

Showing ways in which restorative yoga can contribute to healing emotional wounds, this book invites yoga teachers, therapists and practitioners to consider the psychological impact of ethnic and race-based stress and trauma. It aids in the process of uncovering, examining, and healing one’s own emotional wounds and offers insight into avoiding wounding or re-wounding others.

The book describes how race-based traumatic stress differs from PTSD and why a more targeted approach to treatment is necessary, as well as what can trigger it. It also considers the implications of an increasingly racially and ethnically diverse and global yoga community, as well as the importance of creating conscious yoga communities of support and connection, where issues of race and ethnicity are discussed openly, non-defensively and constructively.

By providing a therapeutic structure that assists those directly and indirectly impacted by ethnic and race-based stress and trauma, Restorative Yoga for Ethnic and Race-Based Stress and Trauma provides valuable tools for aiding in the processing of stressful experiences and in trauma recovery.

THE ANGEL GUIDE ORACLE

by Kyle Gray

From bestselling author Kyle Gray, this oracle deck reminds spiritual seekers that loving, divine guidance is always available to anyone, inviting you to connect with your very own guardian angels. The Angel Guide Oracle acts as a bridge between Heaven and Earth, bringing together 44 images of guardian angels with insightful, supportive, and healing keyword messages to help you activate your intuition, strengthen your communication and open your heart to their messages of love.

The accompanying guidebook explains how to attune to the cards, conduct angel readings for yourself as well as for others, and how to work with card spreads. Illustrated with beautiful, diverse images, The Angel Guide Oracle can be easily used by complete beginners and offers a space for everyone to find an angel they can relate to.

ESSENTIAL OILS & AROMATHERAPY WORKBOOK

by Marcel Lavabre

Updated throughout with recent research and the latest developments in the use of essential oils, this 30th- anniversary edition of Marcel Lavabre’s classic Aromatherapy Workbook is the most comprehensive practical guide to the history, folklore, science, and art of aromatherapy available today.

Examining the origins and applications of aromatics, from the mythical Queen of Sheba to René- Maurice Gatefossé, the author traces the medical, alchemical, and spiritual development of this healing art from classical civilizations up to the present. He explains the mysteries of the olfactory system and how this most ancient sensory system affects our moods, our emotions, and our sexuality. He also addresses the controversy surrounding different methods of administration and explores in depth the risks, benefits, and safety guidelines for each technique.

Addressing the fundamental issues of purity, the author discusses methods of extraction in detail and includes a special section devoted to the art of blending. Lavabre also includes extensive reference tables to provide the reader with concise information on each essential oil and its therapeutic uses.

OM GANGE – WE ARE WATER [CD]

Sunbird, Renée

There are 7 mantras on the album – one for each chakra. The elephant god Ganesha leads us to the river goddess Ganga and on to Shiva as the fire dancer Nataraja. We come to the powerful and devoted monkey god Hanuman and from there to the compassionate Tara. The Om Purnam mantra allows us to see the fullness of life. The grand finale is the Ganga Stotra – a praise for Mother Ganga, written by Shri Adi Shankara. During the quarantine Renée composed this song and combined it with a Ganga mantra. The entire album is fresh, profound and provides peace, tranquility and ease, especially in this time. All mantras are her own compositions, the music was arranged by the great producer Thomas Barquee.

Available from 7 December 2020

Price: £18.95