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.
It’s that time of year again. With Christmas behind us and the new year about to begin, we’re all thinking about what major changes we want to incorporate into our lives. But let us make it a bit simpler for you. There’s really only one thing you need to do to make 2018 the best year yet: slow down.
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.
Do you have an attitude of gratitude? The holidays are an especially good time for expressing gratefulness for all of life’s gifts. And here’s another reason to be thankful: science says those who practice gratitude on a daily basis have an easier path to joy—read on to find out why.
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.
The holidays are just around the corner, bringing with them a sentiment of love and togetherness. We want to show others how much we care about them, but because we’re often so busy during this period, we also need to treat ourselves with compassion. Here are 7 ways you can open your heart and truly embrace the spirit of the season.
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.
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.
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.
Looking to bring your meditation practice to the next level? Aromatherapy is the answer. Learn how surrounding yourself with certain scents while meditating can enhance the sense of inner calm that we all seek.
Having one of those days? Meditation expert Deborah shows you a healthy way to deal with negative emotions like anger, frustration and irritation. In this exclusive video, she demonstrates how cooling down breath meditation, otherwise known as Sheetali breath, can calm you.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Have you ever felt what it’s like to actually sit back and do nothing? If not, now is your chance. Science says you’re not being lazy—in fact, it may make you more productive than ever. Here’s how.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Have you always been curious about meditation but don’t know how to begin? It’s actually much easier than you might think. Take a deep breath, relax and let Deborah explain the three most important things you need to think about when starting a meditation practice.
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.
We wait all year for summer holiday and then it always seems like it’s over before it’s started. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could hold on to that holiday feeling for the entire year? Here are some tips to keep those summer vibes of positivity going long after our planes have landed.
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.
Chances are you or somebody you know practices yoga to help clear the mind and centre the soul. But did you know it also has amazing benefits for the body? Read on to discover how 10 ways practicing yoga on a regular basis can help keep you in peak physical condition.
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.