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Green+Aquamarine: Om Yoga Magazine: Oceanic Flow

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Om Yoga Magazine: Oceanic Flow

Hello! So I have some exciting news to share... I have just become an Affiliated Blogger with Om Yoga Magazine. Each issue I will write a post on an article from the magazine and share it with you. Have a look here to find about the other lovely affiliated bloggers. Om Yoga is a really fantastic magazine, full of step-by-step poses, teacher interviews, mindfulness and recipes, that caters for all age groups and genders.

You can subscribe, or buy the current issue here for much lower prices than you can in the newsagents!

Unsurprisingly, I was immediately drawn to the article called Oceanic Flow. This piece connected the fact that we are often drawn to water, to yoga and daily practices. We often cite the term "Go with the flow" to one another, and this article focuses on a style of yoga called Odaka Yoga, pioneered by Roberto Milletti. The teaching from this style encourages students to live in sync with your life. In traditional yoga text, this concept is called Bhagavad Gita.

Yogi Britta Trubridge, photographed by Dann Verhoeven in the issue
In terms of physical yoga practice, this style really appealed to me as it works well with Vinyasa yoga, known for it's flowing movements and sequences. I currently practice a form of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga called Sun Power Yoga, so these flowing movements are familiar to me.
When everything gets a bit hectic, the concepts behind Odaka Yoga can help to keep you even more grounded and calm than other yoga practices as it encourages acceptance and flexiblily. We should be mindful of where our lives go, but not rigid in it's direction.

I also loved the interview with Kathryn Budig, a passionate and infectiously upbeat teacher -people like her make me feel more committed to practising and developing my own yoga style.

OM Yoga Magazine

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