Yoga Bliss is delighted to stock the new range of Om Padma accessories in their fabulous, signature lotus print. This lovely across the body handbag is a perfect size for everyday use or for holidays. Coordinate with your Om Padma Yoga Bag or Spa bag. Lined and featuring a handy zipped interior pocket.
Available in four colour combinations. £30
Stylish and practical Spa bag by Om Padma in their signature Lotus Flower print fabric. Whether you’re off to the spa or your class, this bag is perfect for your yoga mat and kit. Made of strong cotton canvas with a contrast cotton lining, one zipped internal pocket, a large (three sectioned) internal slip pocket, adjustable webbing strap and a large slip pocket on the outside to hold your mat.
Available in four stunning colour combinations. £50
The Free Spirit bag is perfect for carrying all of your yoga kit. It will easily hold a yoga mat or two, some props and your blanket or a change of clothes and your toiletries and any combination of equipment and clothing that you might need to carry for your class. This large bag is more of a hold-all than a yoga mat bag, and makes the perfect overnight bag. Made of strong cotton canvas, in Om Padma’s signature Lotus Flower print, with a contrast cotton lining and adjustable webbing strap, large zipped external pocket and various internal pockets. £50
These delicious low-fat yoghurts blend fresh Sicilian lemons and chunky pieces of crystal- lised stem ginger for a zingy taste explosion. And what’s more…Rachel’s yoghurt uses only the finest organic fruit and locally sourced milk and contain no colourings, artificial flavourings, preservatives or sweeteners. Simply yummy! £1.75 available at most supermarkets rachelsorganic.co.uk
Weleda’s new Bumps and Bruises Skin Salve is a handy family first aid kit which helps prevent the development of bruising. Made from organic arnica tincture grown bio- dynamically in the Scottish Black Isle with a natural base containing lanolin, sunflower oil, olive oil and unbleached beeswax to allow for gentle massaging. £6.50 available from natural health stores and pharmacies or through weleda.co.uk
With a smooth, fresh and woody flavour, this tasty tea from Mirabilia is the first ever certified organic olive tea made in Italy from organic olive leaves. The tea, which can also be drunk cold, is caffeine and tannin-free and leaves no residue. £4.69 available from Planet Organic and oleaft.com
D’Mix has been developed by expert herbal and Ayurvedic doctors in India, and is the first Ayurvedic organic prod- uct to target digestive problems. Containing high quality herbs and seeds which have been especially chosen for their individual properties, which include peppermint, hari patti, fennel seed, flax seed and coriander seed. £18 for 30 days. Available from consciousfood.co.uk
Spring is here…and so is hay fever season, so if you suffer with irritating coughs and nasal and chest congestions caused by allergies then try Kiwiherb’s organic Marshmallow & Mullein Syrup, which combines high potency concentrations of Marshmallow and Mullein with two other cough soothing herbs, White Horehound and Elecampane. Suitable for all the family, the syrup contains organic Manuka honey and organic apple juice concentrate and natural orange and lemon flavourings. £9.69 or £15.49 available from health stores or through lifeplan.co.uk
An excellent app that shows multiple angles of the muscles being worked in 190 yoga poses. iYoga contains six preset routines, or users can create their own customised versions while the virtual instructor guides them through every aspect of the pose, and extra content can be purchased for intermediate and advanced students. This is definitely one of the best yoga apps on the market.
iYoga is available from the AppStore, £1.99 for the iPad and £1.49 for the iPhone.
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The new album from Deva Premal & Miten – yoga’s best- selling chant artists intertwine their trademark Sanskrit mantras with sensual, dub-inspired grooves and chilled out chants to soothe the soul. A Deeper Light by Deva Premal & Miten (Prabhu Music) £10.54. Available from iTunes and Amazon.
The book addresses how many of us feel we are not loving enough to others or feel unloved ourselves, and these feelings can often be the root cause of many conflicts in people’s lives. Holden addresses this problem with practical exercises, science and heart- warming stories. Highly recommended. Loveability by Robert Holden PhD (Hay House) £12.99 hayhouse.co.uk
One of the world’s most popular actors, Jeff Bridges achieved cult status as ‘The Dude’ in the Coen Brothes film, The Big Lebowski. Away from the movies, Bridges is also a dedicated practitioner of Zen Buddhism, and in this warm, funny and insightful book, he talks with his close friend and Zen leader Bernie Glassman who has helped guide the actor on the path to enlightenment. The two discuss everything from the Zen in the iconic scenes from The Big Lebowski, to Bridges’ life experiences, relationships and family life,
his successful career and his connection with fans. Highly recommended.
The Dude and The Zen Master by Jeff Bridges and Bernie Glassman £14.99 (Bantam Press) transworldbooks.co.uk 5 COPIES TO BE WON.
An illuminating book which covers the 7 emotional centres, which mirror our chakra system and the connections between these cen- tres and the body. Louise discusses new thought patterns and offers new affirmations to counteract specific emotional weaknesses, and Mona Lisa helps readers listen to their own bodies’ intuition and prescribes Western science-based medical solutions. All Is Well by Louise L. Hay & Mona Lisa Schulz (Hay House) £10.99 hayhouse.co.uk
A wonderful children’s introduction to gemology, which provides a good under- standing of crystals and their qualities, the power of colours and the importance of positive thinking. The book is divided into seven sections, exploring each chakra with visualisation exercises and advice on choosing the best stones to restore equilibrium. Highly recommended!
Color Your Life With Crystals by Margaret Ann Lembo £7.99 (Findhorn Press) findhornpress.com
The cult classic that’s set in the forests of Anglo-Saxon England, and tells the story of Wat Brand, a Christian scribe, and his guide Wulf, a sorcerer and mystic as he sets on a quest to encounter the true nature of his soul. The Way of Wyrd by Brian Bates (Hay House) £8.99 hayhouse.co.uk