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OM meets… Paula Hines

After a career in television script editing, Paula Hines found yoga after suffering back pain following years of working at a desk. Now, the London-based teacher – a regular OM writer – is looking to help others in the same boat, reaching out to more people with her own slow and restorative yoga style

How did you first get into yoga

Back pain got me to my first yoga class. I was working full-time in TV and though I loved my job there were some very stressful phases and my work involved a lot of sitting. I gave yoga a try after a colleague suggested it. I tried first with a book at home then by going along to a Hatha class at my local gym purely in the hope that it would help with my back pain. So the physical practice was my way in, as it is for many people. I was not even remotely interested in any of the other aspects of yoga then and certainly not the spiritual elements. Yoga absolutely did help my back pain, but what I did not expect was the deeper impact it would have. I always came away from a class feeling better than when I arrived, whatever was going on in my life at the time. It did not happen overnight, but as I practiced more I began to experience the positive effects away from the yoga mat. I responded differently to stressful situations at work and in my interactions with others. I started to become kinder towards myself too.

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In this issue of OM Yoga & Lifestyle Magazine we’ve got everything you need to inspire you through the month of September, on and off the mat. That means plenty of practical yoga instruction, anatomy and meditation, plus healthy life hacks from veg-friendly and exclusive recipes to cool new yoga products and kit. Inside, we’ve also got a special report on all things yoga for pregnancy and for children. Stay vibrant and radiant all through your pregnancy with yoga, use it for your recovery afterwards and then inspire your children with it as they grow. It’s an incredible way to bond with your new baby and to bring the whole family closer together. You’ll also find great yoga travel and retreat ideas, and plenty of amazing people with inspirational tales to tell. Yoga will change your life for the better. Why not give it a try today?