Rituals Magazine

Slow down and find a moment of peace in the ebb and flow of your daily life

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What sleep does for your body

  • 按 RITUALS
  • Wed Apr 15 2020
  • 3 min read

You’ve heard that sleep is essential, but what does it actually do for you? From flushing out toxins to balancing our mental health, our nightly 7-8 hours have a massive impact on our bodies and minds. Sleep expert Dr. Rebecca Robbins tells us what happens.

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Heal yourself at home with massage

  • 按 RITUALS
  • Tue Mar 17 2020
  • 3 min read

There are few things more relaxing than a luxurious massage. But what if you don’t have the time or resources to book an appointment with a professional? No worries—you can take matters into your own hands at home. Read on and discover how.

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Set intentions with meditation and writing

  • 按 Erica Jago
  • Tue Mar 17 2020

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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Listen to Rituals' most laidback playlist yet

  • 按 RITUALS
  • Tue Mar 17 2020

By now, you’re probably a fan of our Spotify playlists—what better way to add some more soul to your daily life? But this new one takes slowing down to a whole new level. Filled with chilled out tracks by popular artists like Air, Four Tet and Floating Points, our Super Slow playlist is the ultimate soundtrack to your lazy evenings and weekends.  

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Nidra: yogic sleep for the sweetest dreams

  • 按 Deborah Quibell
  • Sun Mar 15 2020

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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Find your centre with the final 3 days of yoga session

  • 按 Deborah Quibell
  • Sun Sep 23 2018

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.

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Learn how to do sun salutations, step by step

  • 按 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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How to nourish the seed of mindfulness in your children

  • 按 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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Soothe your baby with the power of night-time routines

  • 按 RITUALS
  • Wed May 30 2018
  • 4 min read

We all could use more rituals in our lives—they soothe us, help us live in the moment, and add much-needed structure to our day. Babies in particular benefit from the regularity made possible through rituals, especially when it comes to their sleeping patterns. Here are some helpful hints on how to bond with your baby during his night-time routine.

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Warm up and unwind before your run with this yoga sequence

  • 按 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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Clear your mind with morning yin Flow yoga

  • 按 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 routine

  • 按 Erica Jago
  • Sun Apr 29 2018

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.

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Meditate your way to more self-love

  • 按 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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Baobab superballs with raw cocoa and matcha

  • 按 Mirjam Leslie-Pringle
  • Fri Apr 20 2018

A snack rolled into little balls that is very easy to make and delicious for any moment of the day. Mix fresh nuts like pistachios and/or almonds with a ripe banana, Medjoul dates, baobab powder and matcha powder. This mixture is then rolled into little balls and coated in raw cacao. Your super snack is ready!

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Enhance your radiance with facial yoga

  • 按 Erica Jago
  • Sun Apr 15 2018

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.

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Make namasté your new way of life

  • 按 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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We unveil a skincare expert's dos and don’ts

  • 按 Abigail James
  • Mon Apr 09 2018
  • 3 min read

We all want radiant, healthy skin...but what can we do to make it happen? We ask internationally-known skincare expert and Rituals ambassador Abigail James for her insider’s tips on how to achieve that much-desired glow. Read on to learn about her holistic approach to beautiful skin.

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5 easy steps for a more mindful life

  • 按 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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Set your pace with our soulful running playlist

  • 按 RITUALS
  • Mon Mar 26 2018
  • 3 min read

Running is a great cardio workout, but did you know it’s also good for the soul? Running outside in nature is particularly soothing, as it is also an excellent opportunity for meditation.  We’ve created a Spotify playlist that’s sure to become your ideal running companion, filled with tracks to that engage both body and mind.

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Strengthen your core with Vinyasa yoga

  • 按 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

  • 按 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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Here's how to shave like a pro

  • 按 Miguel Gutierrez
  • Mon Mar 19 2018
  • 3 min read

In search of the perfect shave? We asked Miguel Gutierrez, founder and company director of Nomad Barber, for his grooming secrets. Learn the 7 essential steps to the ideal shaving experience, and turn this daily routine into a meaningful moment for yourself. 

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Create a healthy plate with these tips

  • 按 Nigel Van Der Horst
  • Fri Mar 16 2018
  • 3 min read

Everybody has to eat to survive, but how conscious are you of what you’re eating? We asked chef, fitness model and author of the book Chef with Lef Nigel van der Horst about the most important things to consider when it comes to mealtime. Keep reading for some unmissable advice about building the perfect plate.

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Start fresh with this cool down meditation

  • 按 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

  • 按 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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Eat smart with these professional tips

  • 按 Nigel Van Der Horst
  • Thu Mar 08 2018
  • 3 min read

For your body to function optimally, it needs the best fuel. Chef, cookbook author and fitness model Nigel van der Horst shares some important advice about “intelligent eating,” and what it means for your daily life. Read on to discover his expert tips.

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Breathe away your busyness with yoga

  • 按 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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Discover this new meditation practice for more positivity

  • 按 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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Sweet matcha recipes to treat your soul

  • 按 Mirjam Leslie-Pringle
  • Fri Feb 23 2018

Matcha tea is the latest foodie trend—and if you haven’t tried it yet, these recipes are a great introduction to the ingredient. Packed with antioxidants, Matcha tea comes from Japan and has a pleasantly bitter taste. These 3 recipes are definite comfort food—not terribly healthy for the body, but amazing for the soul.

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These wellness podcasts will change your life

  • 按 RITUALS
  • Mon Feb 19 2018
  • 3 min read

Podcasts are completely in right now, and we understand why. Listening to them is easy, it barely costs any (extra) time), and they’re available everywhere. Perhaps even more importantly, they’re jam-packed with tips and tricks to make the most out of life. That’s why we’re happy to share this special selection of podcasts with you.

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Embrace silence with meditation expert Erica

  • 按 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

  • 按 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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Your beginner’s guide to meditation

  • 按 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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An interview with sleep expert Dr. Els van der Helm

  • 按 RITUALS
  • Wed Feb 07 2018
  • 3 min read

We all know we should be getting between 7-9 hours of sleep per night, but how often do we actually hit this target? We talk with Dr. Els van der Helm, sleep expert and founder of the app Shleep, about why sleep is so important and how we can improve its overall quality. Read on for some practical advice from somebody who studies the science of sleep.