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Meditation for modern times

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Luke Bache looks at how meditation and simply watching the breath – coupled with a little insight from Buddhism and evolutionary psychology - can help us shift unhelpful habits

Evolutionary psychology can be described as the study of how the human brain was designed by natural selection to mislead us, to keep us in a state of delusion…now I have your attention!

Robin Wright, the evolutionary psychologist, believes that the kinds of perceptions and thoughts and feelings that guide us through life each day, care about one thing at the most basic level. Any guesses? Yep, you guessed it, spreading our genes. Therefore, whether these feelings, thoughts and perceptions give us a true view of reality is, strictly speaking, according to Wright, beyond the point.

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Welcome to the April issue of OM magazine. Inside, we’ve got a fantastic selection of yoga goodies waiting just for you. That includes a wonderful reawakening sequence (Blossoming Into Joy), a detailed anatomy class for boat pose (you know you love it!) and lots of wonderful stories of inspirational yogis doing amazing things…changing the world, one asana at a time. If you’re looking to book your summer hols then this is the right place to be too: we’ve selected 18 of the best yoga retreats for 2018, all places that are guaranteed to revive and reenergise and satisfy your soul. And if you can’t make it away this year, not to worry: you’ll also find our ultimate home retreat guide inside this issue as well. Something for everyone! Have a fantastic month, folks. Namaste.

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