You know this state of presence by its feeling: aligned, connected and in flow. Sometimes our physical environment enables us to cultivate this sense of balance, ease and calm, which is why we intuitively turn to nature and other grounding environments to relax and reconnect with ourselves and the world. But, other times, if you adjust your internal landscape — your perspective on a situation — you can rediscover your presence, find more ease in moments of unease and surrender to the freedom of balance. Transitioning from a place of doing and into a state of being is at the core of this magazine, Being.
presence • n 1 the state or fact of existing, occurring or being present 2 a person or thing that exists or is present in a place but is not seen
Growing & gathering • Cultivating an edible garden through the practices of permaculture covers much more than growing food. It’s also a means of connection, community and joy.
The power of the pause • If you’re yearning for more presence in your life, here are 10 ways to find stillness through meditation and mindfulness.
The importance of downtime • Carving out time to rest your brain, relax your body and rejuvenate your soul is paramount to a healthy, wholesome life.
The art of seeing • Mindful photography, also known as contemplative or Zen photography, allows you to rediscover the art of seeing, become present in each moment and create new conscious rituals.
The art of mindful photography
How to create an edible garden • We explore the slow, mindful and carefully considered art of growing your own food.
Nature’s pace • Moving slowly and in tune with nature through the practice of forest bathing is a powerful way to cultivate a deeper sense of presence and enhance your wellbeing.
Au naturel • As we shift our focus to the environmental impacts of the cosmetic industry, here are five ways to reduce waste from your beauty routine.
space • n 1 a continuous area or expanse, which is free, available or unoccupied 2 the freedom to live, think and develop in a way that suits one
Deep listening • Tune into your intuition through the practices of stillness, space and silence to unlock your inner secrets.
Self-love & self-care for the modern yogi • We explore what traditional yoga philosophy has to say about self-love and self-care.
What’s your dosha?
A breakdown for a breakthrough • True connection and a sense of belonging with yourself is found in honouring the ebbs and flows of friendships — leaning into them when it feels right as well as listening to your intuition when it’s time to walk away.
The art of urban bathing • We dive into some Nordic bathing wisdom for everyday wellbeing.
Urban bathing in the Far North
Sauna culture in Australia
A piece of presence • The practice of mindful eating can help you cultivate a more compassionate relationship with both food and yourself.
How to practise mindful eating
Cooking with consciousness • Embrace a slower relationship with food by reconnecting with the sacred traditions of preparing, cooking and eating meals with presence.
How to embrace the slow food movement at home
connection • n 1 a relationship in which a person or thing is linked or associated with something else 2 the action of linking one thing with another
An adventure of the soul • A 10-day retreat in Pyhäjärvi, Finland, is captured by moments of intimacy, creative expression and a sense of adventure — both behind the lens and in front of it.
Sādhanā bringing devotion and intention to life • Sādhanā, a dedicated discipline undertaken in the pursuit of a spiritual goal, is a grounding exercise that allows you to cultivate balance, ease and...