Transformation through  movement  

Sir Isaac Newton stated: “An object that is at rest will stay at rest unless a force acts upon it. An object that is in motion will not change its velocity unless a force acts upon it.” In other words, if one does not act, nothing will change.

Human Shift is here to explore and inspire movement - of the body, mind and energy. 

We are an international, unisex, trans-seasonal magazine with style, sports and wellness as the common denominator. The print edition is published twice a year in English.

Our HQ is in Stockholm with our team sprinkled across the  galaxy.

http://humanshiftpaper.com

Human Shift Issue 2-1
Human Shift Issue 2-1
Human Shift Issue 2-1

Human Shift N°2-1

Human Shift Issue 2-1

In our second issue we move up the spine, from the first chakra—the root, to the second chakra—the sacrum. We go from solid—earth—to liquid—WATER. Very much like the journey of this issue, the realm of the second chakra Svadhisthana , is one of movement, fluidity, pleasure, creation and emotions. To not get stuck, our emotions need to flow like water—the element of the second chakra. “Water holds vast cognitive, emotional, psychological and social benefits:” a concept put forth by scientist and activist Dr.Wallace J Nichols in Blue Mind , which resonates throughout this issue. We spoke with some of today’s leading water gods and goddesses. We explore how they move with, learn from, cherish and protect the most vital element of life.

GUILT is the challenge of the second chakra. Like an internal alarm calling to take responsibility for our actions, guilt denotes a specific kind of awareness. We polled our contributors, and one of the  top-cited reasons for daily guilt is not recycling. Close behind are giving into cravings, not being present for family and friends (and pets), making excuses, snoozing, leaving projects unfinished, and gossiping. These are behaviors few can deny indulging in from time to time. But experiencing guilt too often hinders us from being here, present in the current moment, and enjoying it. To experience the now, to feel pleasure, to have fun and to connect with self and others are integral functions of the second chakra. Which brings us to the topic of SEX. Sex is the primal essential life force of connection. Sex provides release and satisfaction. For too long the visual fantasy of porn has separated out the physical aspects from the emotional, creating a disconnect from the viewer’s pleasure. In these pages, we talk to a feminist/sensualist pornographer who is working to inject empathy into her films, and reconnect viewers to fantasy and back to themselves.

One of the big lessons learned is there are many paths to a balanced sacral chakra. From strolling in a natural landscape to shaking your hips to a bumping beat, it’s about giving yourself permission to feel and be—just as you are.

Featured in this issue: Wim Hof, Sylvia Earle, Shama Beckford, Alison Teal, Sierra Quitiquit, The Lonely Whale...

In our second issue we move up the spine, from the first chakra—the root, to the second chakra—the sacrum. We go from solid—earth—to liquid—WATER. Very much like the journey of this issue, the realm of the second chakra Svadhisthana , is one of movement, fluidity, pleasure, creation and emotions. To not get stuck, our emotions need to flow like water—the element of the second chakra. “Water holds vast cognitive, emotional, psychological and social benefits:” a concept put forth by scientist and activist Dr.Wallace J Nichols in Blue Mind , which resonates throughout this issue. We spoke with some of today’s leading water gods and goddesses. We explore how they move with, learn from, cherish and protect the most vital element of life.

GUILT is the challenge of the second chakra. Like an internal alarm calling to take responsibility for our actions, guilt denotes a specific kind of awareness. We polled our contributors, and one of the  top-cited reasons for daily guilt is not recycling. Close behind are giving into cravings, not being present for family and friends (and pets), making excuses, snoozing, leaving projects unfinished, and gossiping. These are behaviors few can deny indulging in from time to time. But experiencing guilt too often hinders us from being here, present in the current moment, and enjoying it. To experience the now, to feel pleasure, to have fun and to connect with self and others are integral functions of the second chakra. Which brings us to the topic of SEX. Sex is the primal essential life force of connection. Sex provides release and satisfaction. For too long the visual fantasy of porn has separated out the physical aspects from the emotional, creating a disconnect from the viewer’s pleasure. In these pages, we talk to a feminist/sensualist pornographer who is working to inject empathy into her films, and reconnect viewers to fantasy and back to themselves.

One of the big lessons learned is there are many paths to a balanced sacral chakra. From strolling in a natural landscape to shaking your hips to a bumping beat, it’s about giving yourself permission to feel and be—just as you are.

Featured in this issue: Wim Hof, Sylvia Earle, Shama Beckford, Alison Teal, Sierra Quitiquit, The Lonely Whale...

Price

15 €

Origin

Sweden

Weight

600g

Human Shift Issue 2-2
Human Shift Issue 2-2
Human Shift Issue 2-2

Human Shift N°2-2

Human Shift Issue 2-2

In our second issue we move up the spine, from the first chakra—the root, to the second chakra—the sacrum. We go from solid—earth—to liquid—WATER. Very much like the journey of this issue, the realm of the second chakra Svadhisthana , is one of movement, fluidity, pleasure, creation and emotions. To not get stuck, our emotions need to flow like water—the element of the second chakra. “Water holds vast cognitive, emotional, psychological and social benefits:” a concept put forth by scientist and activist Dr.Wallace J Nichols in Blue Mind , which resonates throughout this issue. We spoke with some of today’s leading water gods and goddesses. We explore how they move with, learn from, cherish and protect the most vital element of life.

GUILT is the challenge of the second chakra. Like an internal alarm calling to take responsibility for our actions, guilt denotes a specific kind of awareness. We polled our contributors, and one of the  top-cited reasons for daily guilt is not recycling. Close behind are giving into cravings, not being present for family and friends (and pets), making excuses, snoozing, leaving projects unfinished, and gossiping. These are behaviors few can deny indulging in from time to time. But experiencing guilt too often hinders us from being here, present in the current moment, and enjoying it. To experience the now, to feel pleasure, to have fun and to connect with self and others are integral functions of the second chakra. Which brings us to the topic of SEX. Sex is the primal essential life force of connection. Sex provides release and satisfaction. For too long the visual fantasy of porn has separated out the physical aspects from the emotional, creating a disconnect from the viewer’s pleasure. In these pages, we talk to a feminist/sensualist pornographer who is working to inject empathy into her films, and reconnect viewers to fantasy and back to themselves.

One of the big lessons learned is there are many paths to a balanced sacral chakra. From strolling in a natural landscape to shaking your hips to a bumping beat, it’s about giving yourself permission to feel and be—just as you are.

Featured in this issue: Wim Hof, Sylvia Earle, Shama Beckford, Alison Teal, Sierra Quitiquit, The Lonely Whale...

In our second issue we move up the spine, from the first chakra—the root, to the second chakra—the sacrum. We go from solid—earth—to liquid—WATER. Very much like the journey of this issue, the realm of the second chakra Svadhisthana , is one of movement, fluidity, pleasure, creation and emotions. To not get stuck, our emotions need to flow like water—the element of the second chakra. “Water holds vast cognitive, emotional, psychological and social benefits:” a concept put forth by scientist and activist Dr.Wallace J Nichols in Blue Mind , which resonates throughout this issue. We spoke with some of today’s leading water gods and goddesses. We explore how they move with, learn from, cherish and protect the most vital element of life.

GUILT is the challenge of the second chakra. Like an internal alarm calling to take responsibility for our actions, guilt denotes a specific kind of awareness. We polled our contributors, and one of the  top-cited reasons for daily guilt is not recycling. Close behind are giving into cravings, not being present for family and friends (and pets), making excuses, snoozing, leaving projects unfinished, and gossiping. These are behaviors few can deny indulging in from time to time. But experiencing guilt too often hinders us from being here, present in the current moment, and enjoying it. To experience the now, to feel pleasure, to have fun and to connect with self and others are integral functions of the second chakra. Which brings us to the topic of SEX. Sex is the primal essential life force of connection. Sex provides release and satisfaction. For too long the visual fantasy of porn has separated out the physical aspects from the emotional, creating a disconnect from the viewer’s pleasure. In these pages, we talk to a feminist/sensualist pornographer who is working to inject empathy into her films, and reconnect viewers to fantasy and back to themselves.

One of the big lessons learned is there are many paths to a balanced sacral chakra. From strolling in a natural landscape to shaking your hips to a bumping beat, it’s about giving yourself permission to feel and be—just as you are.

Featured in this issue: Wim Hof, Sylvia Earle, Shama Beckford, Alison Teal, Sierra Quitiquit, The Lonely Whale...

Price

15 €

Origin

Sweden

Weight

600g

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Human Shift Issue 1
Human Shift Issue 1
Human Shift Issue 1

Human Shift N°1

Human Shift Issue 1

The first chakra – Los Angeles

       Our first issue is dedicated to the first chakra, the root, Muladhara. We start our journey at the beginning, the base of the spine, we get down to earth (the element of the 1st chakra). We dig our roots deep in the ground in order to grow tall. What is it to be grounded, to be rooted? How can we achieve a sense of belonging, how can we let go and trust that we’ve got this?

      We explore one of the biggest challenges of being alive - the demon of the first chakra - fear. All humans on this planet we call home have the same right to be here and we all fight for the same thing: to stay in the game. Fear is one of the most primal emotions - it helps us define danger and keep us alive. But fear is also a monster of the mind. How can we differentiate real and imagined danger? How can we get through it and liberate ourselves from the unnecessary fear that limit and blocks us? The fear of flying, of snakes, the fear of failure, of making a fool of ourselves?

      We traveled to the wellness mecca of Los Angeles to get out of our comfort zones and face our fears. We slept under the stars, got naked with strangers, immersed ourselves in cold water, breathed, chanted, danced, sweated, cried and laughed. We even walked out of a class or two when we just couldn’t take it anymore, but it was all part of the journey.

      And along the way we met the “evangelists” of this city of angels; the practitioners, movement artists, healers and nourishers who dedicate their lives to making ours better. They guided us through the first part of this journey in a way we hope we will inspire you. Get you moving. Challenge your fears. Get you out of your comfort zones and into the Human Shift.

The first chakra – Los Angeles

       Our first issue is dedicated to the first chakra, the root, Muladhara. We start our journey at the beginning, the base of the spine, we get down to earth (the element of the 1st chakra). We dig our roots deep in the ground in order to grow tall. What is it to be grounded, to be rooted? How can we achieve a sense of belonging, how can we let go and trust that we’ve got this?

      We explore one of the biggest challenges of being alive - the demon of the first chakra - fear. All humans on this planet we call home have the same right to be here and we all fight for the same thing: to stay in the game. Fear is one of the most primal emotions - it helps us define danger and keep us alive. But fear is also a monster of the mind. How can we differentiate real and imagined danger? How can we get through it and liberate ourselves from the unnecessary fear that limit and blocks us? The fear of flying, of snakes, the fear of failure, of making a fool of ourselves?

      We traveled to the wellness mecca of Los Angeles to get out of our comfort zones and face our fears. We slept under the stars, got naked with strangers, immersed ourselves in cold water, breathed, chanted, danced, sweated, cried and laughed. We even walked out of a class or two when we just couldn’t take it anymore, but it was all part of the journey.

      And along the way we met the “evangelists” of this city of angels; the practitioners, movement artists, healers and nourishers who dedicate their lives to making ours better. They guided us through the first part of this journey in a way we hope we will inspire you. Get you moving. Challenge your fears. Get you out of your comfort zones and into the Human Shift.

Price

15 €

Origin

Sweden

Weight

600g

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