Science says you’re not being lazy when you’re taking some downtime; allowing your brain to wander can actually enhance your creativity. Read on to find out why we should all schedule in – nothing at all.
Bring positive energy to your day with this short morning yoga flow. The poses are quick, easy and super effective. Rise & shine!
Pilates is a total body & soul workout—it strengthens your muscles and well as your mind. If you want to get to know the basics, this video is for you.
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.
You’re never too young to start meditating. Discover the health & well-being benefits of mindfulness with this guided body scan exercise for stress relief.
Relax your body & mind with this yin yoga sequence. The slow, restorative poses give you a full body stretch.
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.
Tone up your legs and butt with this lower body Pilates sequence. Taught by expert Laura van Ree, this video class will give you a super strong workout!
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.
Looking to take your meditation practice to the next level? Try aromatherapy. Learn how surrounding yourself with certain scents can enhance your sense of inner calm.
Looking to get happy? Here are 5 simple tips to help you achieve a positive mindset.
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.
The earlier you start meditating, the more benefits it brings. Teen Stella Blu McFall tells us how she got started – and why everyone should give it a try.
Discover a natural way to effectively boost and enhance your complexion without spending a fortune. Watch our how-to video on facial yoga to get the glow.
January is the most energy-sapping month, 5 experts reveal the lesser-known, but incredibly effective, energy-boosting tips to try.
A full moon can often bring you restless days and sleepless nights. These relaxing yoga poses will help you slow down, find balance and align your energies.
End your day with this slow evening yoga routine to unwind, relax and sleep better. Start the video and expert Deborah will guide you through the poses.
If you’re new to meditation or if you’re looking to relieve stress and tension from your body, try this guided body scan meditation by our expert Deborah.
Strengthen your arms, abs and back in just 25 minutes with this full upper body Pilates video class, taught by our expert Laura van Ree. Enjoy the burn!
An attitude of gratitude makes you happier & healthier. To cultivate gratefulness, listen to this guided meditation by expert Deborah Quibell.
Let go of the day’s stress to prepare for a calm night & better sleep with this guided evening meditation by expert Deborah Quibell.
Hormones out of whack? All you need is this vinyasa yoga flow with lots of twists, inversions and other poses to restore hormonal balance. Watch the video!
Boost your energy any time of the day with this guided pranic breathing meditation. Short & simple, this exercise is the perfect natural pick-me-up.
When the seasons change, we change as well. With these easy steps, you can stay in tune with nature and maintain your balance when autumn arrives.
A walking meditation is a powerful practice to increase health & happiness. Go for a mindful stroll with this spoken guided meditation by expert Deborah.
Thrive at your desk job with this after-work vinyasa yoga routine! By loosening and lengthening your muscles, the poses undo the damage of sitting all day.
Getting your hair cut by your hairdresser can be transformative in more than one way. Here’s why barbers and hairdressers bring happiness into our life.
Good karma, bad karma, karma points—we hear the word karma a lot. But what is it? Here’s how karma works, how it doesn’t, and how to live by its laws.
Practicing good karma invites more positivity in your life and helps you live more soulfully. Here’s why you should always repay unkindness with kindness.
To give your core some much-deserved love and attention, try this Pilates & yoga fusion flow designed by our expert Laura.
The art of attention is the key to living in the present moment. You can practice it throughout the day, not only on the meditation cushion. Here’s how.
Yin yoga brings your body & mind into a state of deep relaxation, which can help you sleep. Try this soothing bedtime sequence for a perfect night’s rest.
Discover how escaping the hectic pace of modern life by retreating into nature can benefit you, and where you can find the world’s most beautiful forests.
Meditation can do incredible things for your body, mind and soul. And the best part? All you need to get started is a few deep breaths.
Want to become more flexible—both physically and mentally? To help you relax more and stress less, try this soothing sequence of yin yoga poses.
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.
Strengthening your ‘mindfulness muscle’ can help you handle stress better. In this interview, the internationally renowned psychologist Erin Olivo from New York explains how mindfulness-based stress therapy works. And how you can practice it while taking a shower.
Instead of making resolutions for the new year, why not try some new routines instead? They'll last longer and affect real change in your life.
Stop setting resolutions, because we have something better for you. Expert Deborah walks you through the philosophy of Sankalpa, and how setting intentions from within can be the start of your best year ever.
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.
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.
Ever wonder why candles seem to play an important role in certain traditions? 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 ceremonies from around the world.
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.
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, yoga expert 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 practice 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 routines 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.
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 ceremonies 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.
Face reflexology is a routine that 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 ceremony 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.
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 routines 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 routine.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.