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How I fixed my bad back in two weeks

Two weeks ago I injured my back very badly. I’m not entirely sure what happened – something involving unloading the dishwasher, I think, but the result was extreme pain and an inability to sit or bend and even lie flat … Continue reading

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What silence did to my mind

Earlier this month I spent a weekend in complete silence. From Friday evening through to Sunday afternoon I spoke to no one. No catch-ups with friends or family; no shouting at the TV, or the kids; no embarrassed small-talk with … Continue reading

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Hands-on Yoga London, Jan 31 and April 18

For anyone who regularly experiences pain and discomfort or feels stuck with their yoga practice. An exploration of mind and body, bringing together the postural analysis of Alexander Technique and a gentle approach to Hatha Yoga.

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Ten-minute yoga sessions

Here are seven 10-minute yoga sessions to download and practise at home. You can choose just one or string a few together to create a longer practice, depending on how much time you have. The final, seventh session, called “sitting … Continue reading

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Feeling stressed? Science says yoga can help

Earlier this month I saw findings of a scientific study of 25 Australian veterans of the Vietnam War who had suffered decades of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – the mental illness with symptoms such as anxiety, depression, insomnia, flashbacks and … Continue reading

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Getting to know yourself – through yoga

Rod Stryker’s book The Four Desires promises to help you create “a life of purpose, happiness, prosperity and freedom”. It’s quite a claim. As the American master yogi and founder or ParaYoga was in town recently teaching the course on … Continue reading

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The Science of Yoga – review

The New York Times article How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body sent journalist Willam J. Broad’s new book, The Science of Yoga, racing up Amazon’s list of best-selling yoga books – even before it was published. My copy has arrived … Continue reading

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