Editorial: Spirit Keeper

Fashion Editor & Stylist – Francesco Vavallo @francesco_vavallo

Photographer – Stefano Sciuto @stefanosciutophoto

Grooming – Martina Russo @martinarussow

Ass. Stylist – Renato Ninfole @renatoninfole

Ass. Ph – Nicolò Martinazzi @nicolomartinazziphoto

Location – [HOHM] STREET YOGA @hohmstreetyoga

Models – GAYE @gaye_sero @bravemodels
                  MAAL @maal.azyz @bravemodels
                  CHRIS @yuchehsu1219 @bravemodels
                  TYRONE @tyronesmithers @ww_mgmt

Special thanks: Vincenzo Lamberti,

Body, mind, and soul in union through Yoga. When we think about living well with ourselves, we think about being in a peaceful state with everything around us, eliminating stress, improving our body, and being happy and in harmony with ourselves. We especially realized that there is nothing more important during the lockdown than self-care and finding a balance between body and mind. Yoga is a practice that stimulates the awareness of our body, diverting external and internal distractions, seeking a connection with our ego to reach a physical and mental harmony. According to Yoga, each of us comprises a material and an energy body, invisible, which coordinates our intellectual and spiritual activities. That’s why for shooting this editorial, we have therefore chosen not a simple location, but [hohm] street yoga. For over 10 years, this school has focused on the study and teaching Yoga in an a-dogmatic way, with an offer ranging from vinyasa to yin and restorative. [hohm] street yoga turns its attention both to the subtle and traditional aspects of the discipline, including pranayama and more modern research, such as the introduction in Italy of the Katonah yoga method. Founded by Marco Migliavacca and Giovanna De Paulis, [hohm] street yoga combines multilevel classes with courses explicitly designed for beginners and has recently opened up to people with disabilities or simple motor difficulties, offering adaptive yoga classes. [hohm] street yoga is a center where you can deepen the study of Yoga and bring your practice to a new level of awareness, also through retreats and workshops with Italian and international teachers.

[hohm] street yoga is located in Milan (38, viale Tunisia and 19, via Solari).

MAAL wearing total outfit FRANCESCO GIANFRATE


TYRON wearing sweater Marco De Vincenzo and pants LACOSTE

CHRIS wearing Marco De Vincenzo
CHRIS wearing shirt and bag Marco De Vincenzo and pants LACOSTE
MAAL wearing total outfit MARNI

GAYE wearing total outfit Marco De Vincenzo
MAAL wearing total outfit MARNI

The best apps for mindfulness and meditation

So, do you still think that individualism, an ancient dogma that the 80s with paleoconservatism have perpetrated in the minds, is still the only way possible? It seems now, more than ever, with this pandemic situation that is making us think about the way we treat our environment, but also how the economic system is collapsing, and, last but not least, how we treat and heal our body, that we actually need a refresh to follow new paths. And mostly, to have new mindset. This is a way of conceiving life typical of the East.

These people (differently from the West which has always focused on the machines’ development) has a centuries’ tradition of in-depth knowledge of body’s study. Prepare to listen to your body and other’s is a revolutionary practice. Probably the most effective in times of crisis like this. 

Technology helps us as always! There are several apps and websites on meditation and mindfulness available for download on your tablets and mobile phones. What are you waiting for? Your spiritual revolution starts now! Myfitnesspal, for example, offers tips to stay healthy and active. The site imediatly specifies that meditation not only helps concentration, but also athletic performance. initially proposes three techniques to have more meditation in our lives, and then goes deeper. Then Serenity app is focused on daily meditation.

The proposal starts with level 1 (basic), to move on to expansion (level 2) up to continuous meditation (level 6). But this is only the beginning: then there is the advanced meditation course which includes 24 steps. The app has intuitive graphics. Finally we point out Simple Habit: meditation App. It is a daily meditation app for busy people. The strong point is the initial screen that offers various aids to the user: from getting better sleep to reducing anxiety. Then, after selecting your goal, you set the time and access the course with a small fee.

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