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Digital Subscriptions > OM Yoga Magazine > August 2017 > LESS IS MORE


When the shiny things in the shops don’t seem so shiny anymore, it’s time to slow down and just enjoy the journey, not chase that never-ending goal.

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I’m an unhappy shopper these days; it just doesn’t interest me anymore. Instead of the thrill of the chase for that must-have fashion item or gadget upgrade, I’m reluctant to acquire too many new things. While I don’t think I’m single-handedly responsible for any recent economic downturn, I know it made my birthday difficult for my family this year — what to buy the girl who claims not to want anything? Do I blame Marie Kondo who’s turned decluttering into a lifestyle choice rather than a domestic chore? Or do I point the finger further back in time to Patanjali who also knew a thing or too about living more simply? His word for it was Aparigraha (‘non-hoarding’ or ‘non-grasping’), listed in the Yoga Sutras alongside the more famous ‘restraint’ of Ahimsa (non-violence).

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About OM Yoga Magazine

Welcome to our August issue. This month, we’ve got everything you need to keep your practice fresh and alive...on and off the mat. There’s some great yoga instruction, sequences, anatomy and meditations, plus a whole lot more goodies too. Look out for some inspirational stories, including from two incredible American yoga ladies, Colleen Saidman Yee and Anneke Lucas. We also take a look at the Power of Yoga Nidra, as well as yoga’s beneficial impact on managing the menopause. And, inside, you’ll also find not one, but two, special reports showcasing some of the nation's top yoga studios (The Fab 5), as well as a guide to upgrading your home practice with some nice new yoga gear (Get Your Kit Together). Have a great month and see you on the mat real soon.