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The up side

Handstanding: because life’s better upside down.

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“I won’t teach handstand to anyone unless they can give me a good reason why they want to learn it”. I heard a teacher say this years ago and it really stuck with me not just as a comment on the popularity of inversions (thanks to social media), but as an interesting reflection on challenging asanas. Why do we want to do them? Do we think this is better yoga in some way, or are we just so acculturated to achieve more and more that we need a teacher’s encour agement to question our motives and desires?

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Welcome to our super September issue. Inside we’ve got a whole bunch of yoga goodies lined up for you. That includes a bumper 38-page special report looking at all things yoga for pregnancy and children. Whatever stage you’re at in your pregnancy journey, or even if you’re already snuggled up with your newborn on the sofa, then yoga’s got your back. And what a great thing to introduce to your new little cherub as they start to grow! Keeping up your practice (or starting one) during transitional times like this can be the difference between thriving and just surviving. Get your yoga glow on with OM. We’ve got plenty of other great yoga content packed with ideas, inspiration and incredible things. Have a fantastic month, folks.