HEALTH ENHANCEMENT (Quotes from Yoga Journal)

Medical science is finally validating that yoga works. Yoga is less expensive and a more effective method of rehabilitation. The Hanover Medical University found a substantial reduction in risk factors for heart disease and The Pennsylvania School of Medicine noted...

INJURIES (Quotes from The Times)

According to The Society of Sports Therapists, the increase in injuries sustained in yoga practice is due to poor teaching and poor technique. There has always been a wide choice of yogic traditions, but the present stampede to bag a mat space next celebrity is losing...

BACK PAIN (Quotes from The Times)

Lower back pain affects 80 per cent of the UK population and trials at the University of York confirmed that yoga is more effective in alleviating back pain than conventional medical treatment. Similarly, Arthritis Research UK stated that there are compelling...

Human Body and Yoga

Is our body separate from our mind? Do we cure the body without paying attention to the state of our mind? Do we practice yoga to achieve a spectacular body and attend separate classes for meditation? The obvious conclusion is that we are one total entity and our...
Savasana Corpse Pose

Savasana Corpse Pose

Savasana Corpse Pose Imagine passing a poster with the above three words in large letters. They all mean the same thing but would recognise it as such? Yoga is very popular and many would understand the association. Nevertheless, I expect an overall incomprehension....
Extreme Attitudes to Yoga

Extreme Attitudes to Yoga

I am fully aware that it takes years of practice to realise that yoga can be part of one’s life and also a kind of guide and helping hand in times of stress. To realise this pleasant state one has to consider yoga in the traditional sense. It is completely...

Research into Yoga and Health

Research into Yoga and Health. Practising yoga leads to a fitter and healthier body. It is a statement uttered by many practitioners of yoga and equally disbelieved by many people. Of course it does not help that many GP’s advice in case of minor injuries is either...

Towards Understanding Yoga

Towards Understanding Yoga The ancient tradition of yoga started to appear in the Western world only about 60 years ago. Over the years it has received a very mixed reception. When the violinist Yehudi Menuhin was in India, he met Iyengar and was so impressed with his...