OM Yoga & Lifestyle April 2021

OM Yoga Magazine is your guide for daily yoga practice, from yoga poses to meditations, articles and videos. OM magazine caters for all levels of ability from beginners to intermediate, teachers and professionals. Regular features include: Yoga at Home, yoga changed my file, Yoga & Aromatherapy, amazing spaces, yoga anatomy, plant based food recipes, my yoga business plus lots more to inspire a healthy and active lifestyle.

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Get ready for some serious yoga inspiration, folks! The winter is behind us (for those of us in the northern hemisphere, at least!) and we’re looking forward to all good things this summer. We want to help get you ready for the season ahead with lots of fab yoga goodies inside. Keep reading for practical hints and tips, for both on and off the mat, healthy recipes, cool new yoga kit, plus inspirational stories of real-life yogis out there and doing their thing. That includes a profile on Fiona Agombar, an expert in yoga for stress and fatigue. She’s helped countless people deal with these and other debilitating conditions through the subtle power of yoga, pranayama and meditation — tools that are available to all. In our interview, she reminds us of the…

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An expert in yoga for stress, fatigue and burnout, and one of the UK’s most experienced teachers, we chat to Fiona Agombar about how to navigate the everyday challenges of life. OM Meets Fiona Agombar, Page 34 Let’s hear it for the boys. We’ve found 10 brilliant male yoga teachers with a wealth of experience between them that will bring something new to your practice. Why not try something different? 10 Male Yoga Teachers, Page 48 Start them young! Yoga for children and teenagers has never been more important than now, as we battle through the profound effects of repeated lockdowns, isolation and the pressures of the digital age. Yoga For Children, Page 70 Lauren Bloxham Lauren is a registered yoga teacher with the British Wheel of Yoga, based on the north Cornish coast and currently teaches…

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my secret place

Yogi: Jackie Heffer-Cooke and Megan Cooke Photographer: Jess Wilkins Photography Location: Holkham Nature Reserve, Norfolk This photo shows ‘ZenMuma’ Jackie Heffer-Cooke and her daughter Megan practicing together in the iconic three-mile-long pinewoods of Holkham Nature Reserve in North Norfolk. “We love these woods. When Megan was little we’d come to explore the magic of the forest, we’d look for forest fairies, forage and find precious pine cones to take home and decorate. Now we walk for miles with our Springador called ‘Dotty’, and just sit together in the stillness of the woods listening to the sounds. We even do some real-life forest yoga too.” Jackie teaches children’s yoga with her teacher training school ZenKids and holds mum and daughter yoga retreats with Big Sky Retreats. Follow on Instagram: Jackie Heffer-Cooke @zenmuma and Jess Wilkins…

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Super inspirational I really loved the March issue of OM. Great content with lots of yoga and the amazing Ro Nwosu on the front cover. Super inspirational and much needed at this time. Thank you OM! Jess, by email Sunny days I cannot tell you how wonderful it was to soak up some sunshine when reading the last issue of OM. It’s been a long time since last summer, but I finally managed to get outside into my garden and enjoy a good read with a nice cup of herbal tea, whilst soaking up some rays. Great issue too! Nice to see new faces like Ro Nwosu being featured and the OMFM story on Dickens Omondi Odhiambo was amazing — what a yoga journey! Imogen, by email I am enough I really needed to hear your mantra…

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yoga changed my life

Name: Shuntao Li, Age:33 Occupation: Investment research analyst and yoga teacher Yoga years: 8 Why did you start yoga? I can’t quite remember! I used to not like yoga because my first experience wasn’t great — the teacher’s breathing instruction was awful which left me feeling dizzy and uncomfortable. I must have been curious again many years later and stepped into Daniel Gelblum’s yoga class in the Swiss Cottage Better Gym. It was totally different; I was amazed that at the end of class I could feel immediate improvements in mobility and an easing of muscle pain. I have practiced regularly since then and started to explore different styles of yoga. I later learnt that Daniel was teaching the Feldenkrais method, which I highly recommend. How has yoga changed your life? My childhood friends are all…

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i am grounded

When times are tough or uncertain we can easily lose our sense of self and feel as if we don't know if we are coming or going. We disconnect from our true being and get caught up in our stresses, worries and anxiety. In order to stay grounded we must stay connected to the self through a practice of stillness in body and mind. There are lots of mindfulness tools and activities we can use to help do this, a few examples being meditation, yin yoga, being outside in nature and anything that helps you to find an emotional escape from what's troubling you. For me, the practice of modern calligraphy has had a huge impact on my mental health, helping me find some calm and clarity. A mindful and creative activity…