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Digital Subscriptions > OM Yoga Magazine > June 2017 > HOW TO WIN AT YOGA


Who needs competition? Jered Seibert says we can still experience that same feeling of winning jubilation each time on the mat

In the post-Trump, Brexitera of capitalism, competition is a touchy subject and even more taboo when it comes to yoga. The connection between winning, losing, competition, and judgement is inextricable for most. Besides, how can we have a winner without a loser, and how can we label it a victory without a competition?

I think this is why many of us turn to yoga. Yoga is taught from a safe space, free from labels, competition and judgement. For many of us, yoga is the only place in our adult lives where we can move freely within our bodies unafraid of the funny shapes we are making. It feels sacrilegious to introduce the idea of winning to a sacred space free from contests and coveted prizes. Yet, what if we could experience the amazing sensations of winning during a yoga class without the anxiety of competition or fear of losing?

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In this issue of OM Yoga & Lifestyle magazine we’ve got lots of great ideas and inspiration to keep your practice fresh and alive on the mat. We’ve got our regular 360º Yoga anatomy academy with Doctor Yogi plus a sequence on finding relief from anxiety, one of the great challenges of the modern era. Look out for a standalone yoga teacher training guide this month too, brought to you by the OM team, where you can find out all you need to know about teacher training before you take the plunge. If you’re looking to explore the world this month then be sure to check out our yoga guide to Manchester where there’s plenty going on; it’s a city with some amazing teachers and studios. And, for you guys, we’ve got an article on Why Men Need Mindfulness, it’s an invaluable tool to learn and take with you throughout the day. Keep on reading for more yoga inspiration and advice in Britain’s best-loved yoga title. Have a fantastic month, folks.