Monday night is yoga night for me – and as much as I moan about leaving the house after dark to traipse up the hill to my class, I know that spring equinox will soon brighten the evening sky and light my path. I always feel my soul boosted afterwards, any unwanted emotions released through heart and hips. However, I realise that the more I practise yoga, and the more I improve, the harder I find it and the less I realise I know about it. So though this issue barely scratches the surface of what the practice is all about, we hope it inspires you to get involved however you feel guided. Just as Indian yoga guru Sadhguru says, ‘Yoga is about rising to a new level of balance and competence in all aspects of life.’
Our star interview this issue is the unstoppable joy-filled force of nature Maya Fiennes, who tells us all about how she’s pushing the boundaries in the Kundalini world. Pick up a fab crystal for pre-ritual aura cleansing, then dive deep into our card edit – which deck did you get in this month’s lucky dip? The great thing is you can collect all six this month!
Explore the rest of our dossier where you’ll find a story on how yoga saved one woman from trauma, learn yogic principles from Ellie Goulding’s yoga teacher (joined by BBC Radio 1’s Decompression Sessions presenter) then get stuck into our A-Z on all you need to know about yoga. Get summer ready with our experts’ rituals and recommendations!
Our experts are in full spring swing with their takes on yoga and breathwork-friendly rituals. Get a beginner’s guide to chakras and treat yourself to two vegan recipes to make you really feel like you’re on retreat. Don’t miss our fab horoscopes by Russell Grant, with Yasmin Boland’s moon forecast column. Our awards are back – see how we’ve shaken them up for 2022!
Take care, equinox blessings,
Rosalind and the S&S team