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Learn How to Do Sun Salutations, Step by Step

  • By Deborah Quibell
  • Sun Aug 26 2018

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.

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Why Colour May Be the Secret to a Good Mood

  • By RITUALS
  • Mon Aug 13 2018
  • 3 min read

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…

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How to Nourish the Seed of Mindfulness in Your Children

  • By Deborah Quibell
  • Mon Jul 23 2018
  • 5 min read

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.

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Warm Up and Unwind Before Your Run with this Yoga Sequence

  • By Laura van Ree
  • Sun May 27 2018
  • 3 min read

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.

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Harness the Power of Water with these Bathing Meditations

  • By Deborah Quibell
  • Wed May 16 2018

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.

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Clear Your Mind with Morning Yin Flow Yoga

  • By Laura van Ree
  • Sun May 06 2018

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.

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Balance Yourself with this Full Moon Yoga Ritual

  • By Erica Jago
  • Sun Apr 29 2018

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.

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Explore the Spiritual Energy of Full and New Moons

  • By RITUALS
  • Mon Apr 23 2018
  • 3 min read

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.

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Meditate Your Way to More Self-Love

  • By Erica Jago
  • Sun Apr 22 2018

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.

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Add Radiance to Your Skin in Minutes with Face Reflexology

  • By RITUALS
  • Sat Apr 21 2018

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.

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Enhance Your Radiance with Facial Yoga

  • By Erica Jago
  • Sun Apr 15 2018

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.

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Make Namasté Your New Way of Life

  • By RITUALS
  • Fri Apr 13 2018
  • 3 min read

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.

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Start a Home Yoga Ritual with this Basic Exercise

  • By Erica Jago
  • Sun Apr 08 2018

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.

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Get That Radiant Glow with Facial Yoga

  • By RITUALS
  • Sat Apr 07 2018

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.

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Yoga Exercises to do Behind Your Desk

  • By Laura van Ree
  • Sun Apr 01 2018

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.

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Learn the Japanese Secret to a Long and Healthy Life

  • By RITUALS
  • Thu Mar 29 2018
  • 3 min read

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.

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5 Easy Steps for a More Mindful Life

  • By RITUALS
  • Wed Mar 28 2018
  • 3 min read

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.

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Strengthen Your Core with Vinyasa Yoga

  • By Laura van Ree
  • Sun Mar 25 2018
  • 3 min read

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.

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Try These 5 Tips for a Smartphone-free Day

  • By RITUALS
  • Fri Mar 23 2018
  • 3 min read

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.

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Start Fresh with this Cool Down Meditation

  • By Deborah Quibell
  • Tue Mar 13 2018
  • 3 min read

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.

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Wake Up with this New Yoga Sequence

  • By Laura van Ree
  • Sun Mar 11 2018
  • 3 min read

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.

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Breathe Away Your Busyness with Yoga

  • By Erica Jago
  • Sun Mar 04 2018

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.

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Be Positive with This New Meditation Ritual

  • By Erica Jago
  • Sun Feb 25 2018

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.

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Embrace Silence with Meditation Expert Erica

  • By Erica Jago
  • Sun Feb 18 2018

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.

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7 Reasons Why You Should Meditate Today

  • By RITUALS
  • Mon Feb 12 2018
  • 3 min read

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.

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Explore this Easy Guided Meditation

  • By Erica Jago
  • Sun Feb 11 2018

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.

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Your Beginner’s Guide to Meditation

  • By RITUALS
  • Thu Feb 08 2018
  • 3 min read

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.

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Your Personal Beginner’s Guide to Home Yoga

  • By Laura van Ree
  • Fri Feb 02 2018

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.

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How to Boost Your Detox with Yin Yoga

  • By Laura van Ree
  • Sun Jan 28 2018

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.  

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Meditation Made Easy with Our Expert

  • By Deborah Quibell
  • Wed Jan 17 2018
  • 3 min read

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.

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A Beginner’s Guide to the Lotus Pose

  • By Laura van Ree
  • Sun Jan 14 2018

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.

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Yoga Warm-Up Sequence for Winter

  • By Laura van Ree
  • Sun Jan 07 2018

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.

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Create Rituals All Year Round

  • By RITUALS
  • Mon Jan 01 2018
  • 3 min read

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.

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Set Intentions with Meditation and Writing

  • By Erica Jago
  • Sun Dec 24 2017

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.

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Meditate Your Way to Forgiveness

  • By Erica Jago
  • Sun Dec 17 2017

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.  

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Here's How to Slow Down with Yin Yoga

  • By Erica Jago
  • Sun Dec 10 2017

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.

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Ways to Open Your Heart This Season

  • By RITUALS
  • Fri Dec 08 2017
  • 3 min read

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.

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Awaken Your Chakra System with Meditation

  • By Erica Jago
  • Sun Dec 03 2017

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.

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An Interview with Yoga and Chakra Expert Erica Jago

  • By Erica Jago
  • Mon Nov 27 2017
  • 3 min read

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.

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Balance Your Chakras for Inner Harmony

  • By Deborah Quibell
  • Sat Nov 25 2017

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.

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Explore the World of Chakras

  • By RITUALS
  • Wed Nov 22 2017
  • 4 min read

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.

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Nidra: Yogic Sleep for the Sweetest Dreams

  • By Deborah Quibell
  • Sat Nov 18 2017

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.

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Restoring Your Balance with Yoga

  • By Laura van Ree
  • Sat Sep 23 2017

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.

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Why Yoga is Essential to an Ayurvedic Lifestyle

  • By RITUALS
  • Sat Sep 23 2017
  • 3 min read

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!

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How to Create Your Own Home Meditation Space

  • By RITUALS
  • Mon Sep 04 2017
  • 3 min read

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.

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Meet Your New Morning Routine for More Energy

  • By RITUALS
  • Wed Aug 30 2017
  • 3 min read

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.

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Start Waking Up With Yoga

  • By Deborah Quibell
  • Fri Jun 30 2017

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.

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This is Why You Should Be Reading Every Day

  • By RITUALS
  • Tue Jun 27 2017
  • 5 min read

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.

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Personal Rituals of Yoga Expert Deborah

  • By Deborah Quibell
  • Mon Jun 05 2017
  • 4 min read

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.

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How To Start Meditating

  • By Deborah Quibell
  • Sat Jun 03 2017

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.