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Forget PBs and take the time to smell the flowers on your run today.

A yogic guide to…

I used to run half-marathons. I ran because it was thinking time, ‘me-time’. I wasn’t fast, but I was determined. Maybe I was also running away from something, from being the chubby, un-athletic kid who’d abandoned team sports because she was so short-sighted she got hit in the face anytime someone threw a ball at her. I also ran because I liked to eat and running seemed like a good way to offset all those calories. But my feet pronated, my knees torqued, and I punched the air as I ran; more to the point, a lot of the time I didn’t enjoy the obligation to run further or for longer or faster. Though cardiovascular exercise is vital in maintaining health, it was not a healthy lifestyle I was pursuing – ‘pursuing’ being a key word because what was it, after all, that I was running after?

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Welcome to the October issue of OM Yoga & Lifestyle magazine, Britain’s biggest, best and brightest newsstand yoga title. In this issue we’ve got a special report looking at the amazing hot yoga phenomenon, including its many benefits (plus a few cautions), and profiling some of the great studio spaces where you can get your glow on. We’ve also included a preview of the OM Yoga Show which takes place in London later this month at Alexandra Palace. We’d love to see you there! Come along and meet the OM team and sign up for a free yoga goodie bag with each subscription while you’re there. There’s plenty of other brilliant reads this month as well, spanning all the many and diverse parts of the true yogic lifestyle: from practical yoga sequences and inspirational teachers, through to healthy recipes, fitness and fashion. There’s something inside for everyone. Whatever stage you’re at in your yoga journey, thank you for taking OM with you. Namaste.