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MY DAD, MY GURU

It’s no coincidence that Father’s Day sits so close to International Yoga Day in the annual calendar, writes Meg Jackson

This year (at least in the UK and the USA) we celebrate Father’s Day on June 18. It’s also the month for International Yoga Day (June 21). A few years ago the two coincided on the same day, and so I wrote the following article and popped it on my blog.

To be honest it’s my favourite thing I’ve ever written. Not because it got oodles of clicks. Not because I got lots of nice comments on it. Not even because of the look on my dad’s face when I read it out to him, even though it was wonderful. But because my mum told me afterwards that when they had gone to bed, he secretly made her read it out to him twice more because it meant so much to him. (He had a horrible, cruel eye condition, which had ruined his sight so much that he could no longer see to read.)

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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.
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