With a new year approaching, it might be time for a change. Here are 9 small things you can do to make a healthy and fresh start in 2019.
Feeling a bit stuck in your thoughts? If you find yourself looking for more clarity, your search is over. In this video, yoga expert Deborah shows you how attention to breath and movement can clear your mind.
Ever wonder why candles seem to play an important role in certain rituals? We use them to mark many special occasions: birthdays, weddings and Advent, just to name a few. We shed some light on why this ancient practice still holds such special meaning in modern times.
Never underestimate the power of wishing. According to expert Deborah Quibell, wishing can be the first step on the path to achieving what you want in life. Discover the magic behind how a wish becomes reality.
Ever thought of taking your kids to yoga class? Yoga isn’t only good for you, it also has amazing benefits for children. Here’s why.
After a hectic day, there’s nothing quite like yoga to unwind your mind and relax your body. Deborah takes you through the ideal routine to help you transition from an active day to a restful evening.
Wishes are powerful things—and that power can change you for the better. Discover how wishing can help you live your best life as well as some wishing rituals from around the world.
Transitioning from a night of sleep to an active morning can be a challenge. But in this video, Deborah demonstrates the perfect yoga sequence to awaken your body and mind and start your day off right.
Friendship is one of the most important contributors to a happy life. Read how you can invest in relationships with friends and make them even better.
Every day is filled with transition. From waking up to an active work day to unwinding in the evening, we’re always changing. Expert Deborah explains, in simple and practical steps, how to find your flow.
Feeling low on motivation? This yoga session will give you a much-needed balance boost. Deborah teaches you how to check in with your body and gain the strength to push out of your rut. Let’s get on the mat.
Dreaming: we all do it. But did you know you that dreaming can help you uncover the mystery behind your (un)conscious mind? Deborah explains everything you need to know about the phenomenon of lucid dreaming.
Slowing down starts with yoga. Deborah has designed a softer, gentler yoga practice to restore balance during the times when you feel overworked and your energy levels are depleted. Simply relax and get on the mat.
Now that autumn is in full swing, you may feel a bit off-kilter. As Deborah explains in this video, our bodies and minds are sensitive to seasonal change. Watch it and discover how to restore your balance.
Are you hooked on yoga yet? If not, the final day of our 3 Days of Yoga program will get you there. Join expert Deborah for a session that will re-inspire, re-motivate and remind you why we all love yoga: and encourage you to take what you’ve learned in the previous sessions to create your own personal daily routine.
Die Jahreszeit ändert sich? Wir machen mit. Dank dieser einfachen Schritte, bleiben Sie im Einklang mit der Natur und verlieren auch mit dem Herbstanfang nicht Ihr Gleichgewicht.
You’re so busy caring for others that you often forget to care for yourself. Discover Ayurveda and these simple self-care rituals that are inspired by the ancient art of living wisely.
Feeling a bit out of balance today? That’s okay—day 2 of our 3 Days of Yoga program was designed to bring harmony to body and mind. Join us and expert Deborah to reap the full emotional and physical rewards of better alignment and listening to your feelings while you practice yoga.
Whether you’re brand new to yoga or need some motivation to get back on the mat, we want to help. Welcome to Day 1 of our 3 Days of Yoga program, designed by our expert Deborah. Slow down, breathe in and let her guide you through a 30 minute session guaranteed to remind you why yoga is the best exercise for body, mind and soul.
Need more reasons to hit the yoga mat? We’ve got 10! Discover how and why yoga is the best exercise for both body and mind, and how we can help you jump-start your practice.
Besides being a beautiful flower, the lotus is a symbol of spiritual development and the ability to overcome obstacles on the path to enlightenment. It is a reminder of how we grow when we conquer challenges and distractions in life with grace. We share why.
Want to start every day with energy? Sun salutations are the answer. In this video, yogi Deborah breaks down the poses of this well-known yoga ritual, so you can harness the power of greeting the sun, helping you experience more energy and clarity every day.
We asked you to what you needed from your yoga practice, and you answered on social media. For anybody wanting some guidance on sun salutations, this video is for you. Expert Deborah explains the meaning behind these very popular series of postures and takes you through them step by step.
Let’s get real for a second: how often do you find yourself wishing you were “better?” At one time or another, most of wish we were thinner, more popular, smarter—but what’s in it for us? Instead of obsessing about our flaws, we’d be much happier and healthier if we embraced them…here’s why.
Good health and a peaceful environment can easily influence your emotions. But did you know that colours can do the same? They can have a mood-lifting or relaxing effect, or even make us more active and alert. Guess which colours you should surround yourself with for an instant pick-me-up…
Want to flex those creative muscles? Discover the advantages of mindful writing. By writing down a few lines on paper, you can set your intentions for the day and boost your creativity—here’s how.
You might think that stretching is only something you do before or after your workout. However, according to our fitness expert Chris, it’s actually good to do stretching exercises on a daily basis—especially when you sit still a lot of the day. He explains a few exercises that are easy to add to your daily routine.
For a lot of people, gardening is an excellent way to relax. But did you know it can also inspire mindfulness? Get those creative juices flowing by using your green thumb to transform your garden into a soulful sanctuary.
Longing for a holiday feeling but a vacation isn’t in the cards? Meditation could be the answer, thanks to its positive impact on mind and body. In fact, a daily meditation ritual can be more relaxing than spending a few weeks on a tropical island—here’s how.
Have you ever seen a young child playing for hours and hours with the same toy? You could argue that children – especially those of a young age – are naturally mindful. As a parent, you have a lot of influence on this matter, according to Deborah Quibell. She shares some tips and advice on how to introduce more mindfulness into your children’s lives.
Summertime! Undoubtedly our favorite season. It’s the best time to spend outside and scientific research tells us that nature is the ultimate health booster. So, log off and wander around in nature!
Think you don’t have enough time to practice yoga? Think again, because our expert Laura has designed a short yoga sequence that is ideal for even the most hectic of mornings. Watch and learn for a quick energy boost.
We’re such big fans of Buddha that we based our relaunched collection on him. But how much do you really know about this laughing legend? We collected the most interesting, funny or inspiring facts about Buddha, so you can get to know him a bit better.
We can all use an energy boost now and then. But thanks to the hectic pace of our lives, we often need it quickly. Expert Laura has created the perfect yoga sequence for when you’re short on time but still want a burst of energy to keep you going all day.
Have you ever stopped to think about what your work means to you? If you do, then you probably ask yourself if it makes you happy. But did you know that this isn’t even the most important thing to consider?
Always wanted to try yoga but not sure where to start? Then you’ve come to the right place, because our expert Laura is here to help. Watch our exclusive video for a Hatha yoga routine that’s so simple and fun, any beginner can master it—even first thing in the morning!
How are you celebrating International Yoga Day? Our expert Deborah explains how yoga can boost our health and happiness and lead to beautiful things like self-acceptance. Read on for a moving story that’s certain to inspire you.
Early sunrise, late sunset. The best time to take things more lightly. Our meditation expert Deborah shares her rituals to help you embrace the lighter side of life.
If you’ve had a long and challenging day, relaxing is the #1 item on your to-do list when you get home. But before you reach for junk food and your smartphone, why not try this calming Yin yoga routine instead? Watch this exclusive video and let our expert Laura teach you a healthy way to unwind.
Looking for a little light entertainment while travelling to your holiday destination? We’ve got something for you: a specially selected list of the happiest podcasts from all around the web. Lean back, put in your earbuds and get ready to laugh while you listen.
We all have an off-day once in a while. But did you know that it’s actually quite simple to bounce back from one and feel happy again? This article shows you exactly how to do this (and also why it’s so important).
Want to spend the entire day with a smile on your face? Then this Hatha yoga sequence is this answer! Watch our expert Laura demonstrate a morning yoga routine that’s guaranteed to boost your happiness before you leave the house.
How many times have you smiled today? No matter the number, it’s time to step it up—because science says that the simple act of smiling has amazing benefits for both physical and mental health. Read how and get ready to grin!
Who said you have to hit the gym to get your body in shape for summer? Rather than spending hours on the ab machine, try this exclusive yoga workout designed to tone your muscles by our expert Laura. Watch and learn for a fitter body and a deeper connection between mind, body and soul.
It’s a gorgeous day—what better way to spend it than by going for a run? But before you do, check out this exclusive yoga video featuring our expert Laura and learn this pre-running sequence to start your run off right. Specially designed to warm up your muscles and unwind your mind, this yoga routine is guaranteed to become part of your running ritual.
Are you stretching and cooling down properly after your workout? This exclusive yoga routine designed by our expert Laura ensures that your muscles get all the aftercare they need after an intense run. Watch and learn yet another way yoga can make you fitter and healthier.
Our best-selling limited edition says it all: water has incredible properties. As a complement to The Ritual of Banyu, we’ve asked our expert Deborah to design some guided meditations that you can practice while under the shower or in the bath. Whether you need an energy boost or a few moments to unwind, these meditations embrace the power of water and its remarkable influence on our well-being.
Sunday mornings are for relaxing, and this yoga flow practice is the ideal way to unwind body and mind. Watch expert Laura take you through a sequence designed especially for lazy, gentle Sundays, and in her words, “start the week off with an open heart.”
Want to have the most productive day possible? Then put down that morning espresso and pick up your yoga mat! This Yin Flow sequence taught by our expert Laura is just what you need to start the day off with a clear mind, making it so much easier to set your daily goals.
Daily rituals enrich your life, but this moon yoga ritual is done just once a month: with the arrival of the full moon. Symbolising the completion of one cycle and the beginning of another, a full moon encourages us to seek more balance. Watch this exclusive video with expert Erica to learn how moon yoga can help you start anew every month.
Most people benefit from a daily routine—and it’s no wonder, considering that mother nature runs on her own set of them. Perhaps the most magical is that of the moon, which influences the tides, animals and even humans. Read on to discover the spiritual meaning of both the full and new moons and how they can affect your energy.
Do you find yourself struggling with self-doubt? It happens, but learning to treat yourself more kindly is the key to eliminating it. This meditation practice, designed and demonstrated in the following video by expert Erica, focuses on self-acceptance and even self-love.
Reflexology is a ritual that has been practiced since ancient times, both by the Chinese and the Egyptians. Face reflexology is a newer variety that also includes a luxurious facial massage. If you’re looking for a natural way to boost your energy levels while also infusing your skin with radiance, watch this exclusive how-to video.
Have you ever heard the words, “you look tense?” Then we have the perfect yoga ritual for you. Watch our exclusive video with expert Erica to learn a facial yoga routine that will have you looking brighter, clearer and more approachable to the people around you.
Have you heard of facial tapping? If not, this exclusive how-to video is a perfect introduction. This massage technique can not only improve the elasticity of your skin, but also helps to relax body, mind and soul. Watch and learn how, Rituals-style.
Namasté is more than a greeting it’s a respectful, soulful approach to living. There’s a misperception that greeting someone with the word ‘namasté’ is religious. But embracing it fully in our daily lives helps us connect more with the world, with others and with ourselves.
New to the world of yoga? Then starting a simple practice in the comfort of your own home might be just what you need. In this video, our expert Erica demonstrates a very basic exercise she calls “hands to heart,” an easy way to set more loving intentions while you ease yourself into yoga.
What if we told you there may be a natural way to hold onto that youthful complexion without expensive beauty treatments or procedures? Sounds amazing, right? Watch our exclusive how-to video on facial yoga and reap even more benefits from a regular yoga practice—and get the glow from the comfort of your own home.
Does your after-work relaxation routine need a bit of an update? Put down the chocolate and stop that social media binge: we have a better way. Discover Yin yoga, a healthy way to destress after a busy work day as taught by our expert Laura.
Ever wonder why Japanese people have the longest life expectancy in the entire world? We believe it has something to do with ikigai, otherwise known as “the reason for being.” During those times in life where you feel like you’re lacking direction, searching for your ikigai could be the answer. Read on to discover how.
Mindfulness doesn’t have to be complicated—in fact, it’s better to keep it as simple as possible. With the following steps, you can introduce a form of mindfulness into your life that will create more balance and inner peace. It’s all about knowing how to SNACK.
Abdominal crunches aren’t the only way to strengthen your core and develop your abdominal muscles. Twist and Flow Vinyasa yoga can do it as well, with the added benefit of detoxing your internal organs. Watch this video featuring our expert Laura to learn how this particular type of yoga can make you feel better on the inside and look amazing on the outside.
Imagine recharging yourself the way you do to your smartphone each and every day. We spend a huge amount of time checking our phones, sometimes finding our online life more important than the real world around us. With these 5 tips, we help you create a new ritual: a day without your smartphone.
Run faster, improve your football skills, hit harder. We all want to be at the top of our game and less prone to injury, right? Read on to discover how adding mindfulness to your daily training routine can turn you into a better athlete.
A clean slate—who doesn’t need that every now and then? When you’re looking to change direction in life, having some tools to help you cool down and make that transition is key. Watch this video with expert Deborah to learn how meditation can help you let go of negative emotions so you can have a new beginning.
Having trouble motivating yourself to get out of bed in the morning? We have the solution: and yes, you guessed it—it’s yoga! Let our expert Laura guide you through a morning Hatha yoga routine that will wake you up and energise you for the entire day.
We’re always looking for ways to help you slow down, and this yoga exercise is another great one. Expert Erica takes you through a practice she calls, “a breathing practice for busy people.” Watch her exclusive video and inhale a sense of inner calm.
Positive thinking is a healthy habit, and meditation can help you turn it into a daily ritual. Erica Jago shows you a meditation exercise designed to help you set intentions through positive affirmations. Using cards from her book Art of Attention, she inspires you to, in her own words, “think bigger and better.” Watch the video to discover how.
In the hectic pace of modern life, silence is difficult to come by. But spending a few moments in silence each day is incredibly powerful, and benefits body, mind and soul in a variety of ways. Watch this video with expert Erica to learn how a silence meditation can make a major difference in your daily life.
Curious about how mindfulness and self-love can change your life? Nadja van Osch, licensed mindfulness and self-love coach, focusses on everything from boosting happiness to managing your inner critic. We sit down and talk with her about her personal wellness rituals and inspiration.
We’re big believers in meditation as a way to positively impact mind, body and soul. And recent evidence suggests that scientists are just beginning to scratch the surface of how beneficial a regular meditation practice can be. Here are some surprising reasons why you should add meditation to your daily routine.
If you think meditation is too complicated and spacey for you, think again. This visualization practice designed by expert Erica can be added easily to your daily routine to help you slow down and clear your mind. Watch our exclusive video and get started.
Are you new to the world of meditation and feeling a bit overwhelmed about how to start? We’re here to help. This ancient and extremely worthwhile practice comes in many surprising shapes and sizes—read on to discover which type of meditation is best for you.
When you’re always rushing to the next moment, what happens to the moment you’re in? Slow down the pace of your life and you’ll find happiness in the smallest of things. We share how and why mastering the art of slowing down is the best thing you can do for mind, body and soul.
Are you looking for a workout that is both convenient and effective? You should try yoga—it not only unites body, mind and soul—it can be done in the ease and convenience of your own home! We’re happy to explain how and why starting a yoga practice at home is the ultimate wellness ritual.
Have you found yourself indulging a bit too much lately? Now that the holidays are over, detoxing can reboot body and soul—and what better way to do that than with Yin yoga? In this exclusive video, our expert Laura takes you through a sequence dedicated to detoxifying your organs and clearing your mind.
Prepare your body and soul for a good night's rest together with our yoga expert Laura. After just 20 minutes you’ll feel more relaxed than ever, and you'll be ready to climb into bed. Sweet dreams.
Meditation is an excellent way to quiet your mind and slow down for a while. That’s why we asked expert Deborah to advise you on what you should know before starting your own practice. Read on for some practical tips to guide you down the right path.
Sleep is the best medicine for body and mind. Getting the recommended 7-8 hours per night keeps us healthy and balanced and improves our overall quality of life. Read on to discover some lesser known tips for getting the perfect night’s sleep.
There’s really only one thing you need to do to make 2018 a good year: slow down. As slowing down is a major part of yoga, this video is all about just one pose: The Lotus. Laura tells you everything about getting into this pose, helping you feel grounded, stable and aware.
Especially in the cold winter months, warming up before a workout is essential. Yoga is no different, and in the following video, our expert Laura teaches you a warm up sequence that opens your hips and stretches out your abdomen and chest. Get your Vinyasa flow on to deepen those backbends and get the most out of your yoga routine.
People who have a positive attitude are generally happier, healthier and more fun to be around? Who wouldn’t want to live like that? Thanks to these (small) changes in your daily routine, you can become the best version of yourself.
Want to work on your six pack but hate abdominal crunches? Then core strength Vinyasa yoga is just the thing for you. Check out this video lesson led by our expert Chris and get ready to sweat.
With the new year approaching, a lot of us are focused on making resolutions. But what works much better is setting intentions to change your behavior. Meditation expert Erica leads you through a journaling exercise paired with meditation that will inspire you to be your best self in 2018.
Having trouble letting go of past hurt? It happens to all of us, but this meditation practice designed to inspire forgiveness will teach you to how to release negative emotions and love yourself. In just 20 minutes, our expert Erica teaches you how to soak your heart in the beautiful energy of forgiveness.
We can all benefit from slowing down the busy pace of our lives. Yin yoga is designed to do just that, thanks to its deliberate focus on breathing. Expert Erica helps you clear your mind and relax your body in this exclusive video introduction to Yin yoga.
Do you want to take healing into your own hands? Your chakra system, containing seven energy centers, is here to help—all you need to do is awaken it. Our yoga expert Erica teaches you how to do this in an exclusive video that will help you achieve a better energy flow and in turn, give you the tools you need to fulfill your own needs.
Teacher, designer and best-selling author Erica Jago is living proof that we can all benefit from living mindfully. As a yoga and chakra expert, Erica’s life is an inspirational how-to guide to living the best version of your story. We sit down with her to talk about what drives her, the important role yoga has played, and of course, her own personal rituals for wellness.
Are your chakras in balance? Balancing these energetic fields is as important for your psychological well-being as balanced organs are for your physical health. In our exclusive video, expert Deborah teaches you a meditation practice that cleanses and energizes your chakras.
If you’ve ever done yoga, then you’ve definitely heard of chakras. But what are they and how can they influence body and soul? Yoga and meditation expert Erica introduces you to this fascinating concept and teaches you how you can heal yourself using your chakra system.
Is it difficult for you to shut off your mind before sleep? You’re not alone, which is why we’ve asked yoga expert Deborah to give us a lesson in Nidra yoga. Otherwise known as “conscious relaxation,” this routine will ease you into relaxation mode and ensure a restful night’s sleep.
What are you grateful for today? Meditation expert Deborah takes you through a meditation practice dedicated to gratitude and realizing how abundant life truly is. Watch this exclusive video and practice being thankful.
If you’re curious which yoga poses are most important for the Kapha dosha type, let our yoga expert, Laura, guide you. This extensive yoga sequence will leave you feeling energised; what better way to start the day!
During a cooling and refreshing sequence of poses, our yoga expert Laura explains which yoga positions are a necessity for the Pitta dosha type to feel content, calm and relaxed. A perfect way to end the day.
In this video our yoga expert, Laura, will explain which yoga poses are most important for the Vata dosha type. She will help you ease into the poses, resulting in an utterly relaxing experience.
The ancient practice of Ayurveda is all about the perfect balance between our energies, or doshas. To bring our body and mind into balance, you can even tailor your yoga routines and meditation techniques to suit your dosha. So make yourself comfortable and we'll tell you all about it!
Yoga can be an empowering tool to help keep your body and soul in perfect harmony. In this video our yoga expert, Laura, will enlighten you about the yoga poses tailored specific to each type of dosha. Join in and recharge.
Ayurveda, also known as “the science of life,” helps you balance the mind, body and spirit. Read on and learn why this 5,000 year old philosophy is still practiced across the globe, and how it can help you.
You sleep in the bedroom, lounge in the living room and eat in the kitchen. All important activities that demand their own space, but where in your home do you meditate? Discover four simple ways to design your own meditation area and make the most of your daily mindfulness ritual.
Have you ever wondered how some people can be so energetic and happy first thing in the morning? They radiate positivity and appear cheerful when you’re still waiting for the second cup of coffee to kick in. Well, we know the secret behind their morning smile—and we want to share it with you.
Are you in search of enlightenment? At one point or another, we all are. But you don’t need to travel far and wide for it—take a cue from Buddha and learn the very simple truth behind being truly enlightened.
Summer is here, bringing with it the promise of sunshine, fun and an extended holiday. The reason we’re happiest with our summer holiday is backed by research—and it will definitely surprise you.
Do you have trouble making the transition from a stressful day to relaxing before bedtime? You’re not alone. Yoga expert Deborah Quibell teaches you how to leave scattered energy behind with this evening yoga practice.
Do you find yourself having trouble getting energized in the morning? Skip the coffee and grab your yoga mat! Watch this video featuring Rituals’ yoga expert Deborah Quibell and learn a yoga routine that will leave you ready to take on a new day.
Ready to hit the beach with that stack of books you’ve been collecting all year? That’s fine, but you’re doing yourself a real disservice by limiting your reading habits to a few weeks while on holiday. In fact, the benefits of reading a book every day can be life-changing—we’ll tell you how and share some titles to get you started.
Rituals Magazine is proud to add another expert to advise our readers on how to live more soulfully. Deborah Quibell, PhD, is a writer, healer and yoga expert with a lot to say about connecting to essential parts of ourselves. In the following interview, we get to know Deborah and a bit about the various wisdoms she will share with us.
Everybody is familiar with the concept of karma: informally as a catchphrase and formally as a principle of certain religions. It can encompass many things, but can we prove that everyday life follows the rules of karma?
We have a question for you. How happy are you today? And have you ever wondered how happiness is measured and how to feel happy every day? We dove into the matter and found some surprising answers.
Even the most positive and happy people can have an off day. So what to do when that happens to you? It’s tempting to give back as much grief as you get, but think again. Greeting negativity with kindness is more efficient and better for you. Discover how this works.
Rituals believes in the positive effects yoga and meditation have on mind, body and soul. This guided meditation focuses on cultivating kindness and is accessible to everyone. A wonderful way to begin or end your day.