Hatha Yoga Pradipika: now available in ten chapters

A longer version of the classic Haṭha manual is now available in English and includes chapters on a variety of subjects, some of which may seem somewhat bizarre to modern practitioners!Continue reading

Yoga and vegetarianism

Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances of survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.” - Albert Einstein

Our natural instinct is to be healthy and yoga practice helps us to tune in to that instinct. Yoga helps us to cultivate harmony and balance in every aspect of our lives, including diet.
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Warning: Yoga may seriously improve your health!

There’s been a lot of talk this week about the alleged dangers of Yoga practice...largely sparked by an article written in the New York Times by Mr Broad, who last week talked on BBC radio 4 in a programme entitled “Can Yoga Kill you?”

Ok: well, not surprisingly, this has got a lot of Yoga folks in a bit of a stew! So much has been said by so many that there is not a great deal I can add..except that i just can’t help myself, so here goes!Continue reading

Because its not just about asana..

In the last twenty years there has been an explosion of yoga in our society. The physical practices of the Hatha lineage have been embraced by a new generation of yogis and yoginis. Modern yoga is often characterised by an emphasis on postures and breathing techniques. Once we begin this practice regularly, we soon discover something much deeper than physical exercises alone. The practice of asana, (postures) when approached with awareness, creates the right conditions for self-enquiry. Continue reading