Small but mighty businesses and inspiring people who do something different – get to meet them here!
Yoga tourism – and its unintended consequences. Things to consider before booking that yoga holiday:
Yes, you can take a yoga class on the Ritz-Carlton’s helipad. Vertigo, anyone?
Why nonprofit work can actually be pretty hard to sell – who would have thought?
How (and when) yoga became so popular – and where all those modern styles really originated from (not what you think!):
Nude yoga posters: Positive body image boosters, underlining our physical diversity – or simply too revealing and unnecessary?
The famous “5 simple rules for happiness” are actually really flawed. Here is why they don’t work for everyone:
You can always find distraction. Everywhere. All the time. Oh wait – no, that’s not true. There is ONE situation where you can’t.
There is of course Lululemon’s vision and goals worksheet. And sticky notes. Other notes. But THIS is much better!
“A watercolour painting full of pastels” – but are these leggings really worth $400?
This is the ultimate infographic: Everything you need to know about the state of yoga in America today.
The most straight-forward health advice available (and you don’t need to know a thing about nutrition):
Travel and relocation can make you the unhappiest person on earth – if you do this:
There are no more than 4 barriers to greater success, love, abundance, and creativity. Find out what they are!
Bikram’s wife wants a divorce. And does anyone remember John Friend?
This new trend promotes mindfulness. So there’s really no reason not to be trendy.
What naturally slim people do to stay “naturally” slim. Hint: Just follow this simple rule:
What are we actually worried about?
Yes, these things will happen to you (and every other) newbie teacher. But this his how to react.
You don’t need luxury? Maybe you’re simply blocking creative abundance.
This is the perfect workout for your glutes – prescribed by your health professional.
How much can yoga teachers really know – and as a student, when do you need to go elsewhere?
Why talented business man Bikram Choudhury won’t have it his way. And why that’s probably a good thing.
How the things we own define us (yes, identities live in wardrobes!).
There are certain times of the day when you shouldn’t do yoga. But why?
Yes, it’s a new trend. And it’s coming from London.This is what it’s all about:
I’m always very reluctant to click on links to articles that promise to achieve something out of this world if only I was eating this or that wonder food, or if only I […]
What really intrigues me with WordPress is that you can see what people put into Google to find you. Strangely enough, many readers find this site after googling ‘can I stretch my […]
When was the last time you did one thing? I know it sounds silly, but really – when did you do one thing, without adding a secondary activity? Can you remember? I […]
There’s a study (sponsored by the American Council on Exercise and published in the Gundersen Medical Journal) that showed practicing yoga in a hot room “can raise internal temperatures and heart rates to levels […]
When we move into a new home we think carefully about how to arrange furniture, plants and pictures. We think about colours, textures, light settings and angles – is this a nice […]
In the end, yoga is a very lonely pursuit. No one can really advise you on “how” to do yoga. However, when you start, the opposite seems to be true. There are […]
I’m a qualified yoga teacher and I’ve done a prenatal yoga teaching course. I taught many yoga classes – but not one single prenatal class. And I’m so glad I didn’t. Why? It’s […]
Worried about that big move overseas? Here’s how it can actually be done – almost stress free!
This post will start with babies and bamboo (I know, bear with me) but will lead onto yoga, eventually. A very thoughtful friend offered a stack of bamboo tissues to us after our […]
An email dropped into my inbox that made me reconsider a few things. It came from the Parmarth Niketan ashram in Rishikesh. Just a little while ago we were thinking and reading about resolutions. […]
Awesome ideas to transform you mat into stuff that just looks really cool.
Does anybody still remember when yoga was just plain weird, potentially dangerous and certainly a devilish Hindu practice? When you’d don your baggy cotton trousers and a shabby t-shirt in order to, […]
Dear Kate, We’ve never met, but you seem to understand the issues that come with yoga practice and yoga pants. Or rather, those that arise when combining underwear and yoga pants (as […]
Upon entering Cochin, you’ll hear a “collective sigh of relief”. At least this is how our guide-book described the “serene” city in southern India. Seen from the comfort of our sofa back […]
Many people give to charities all year round but perhaps Christmas is the time when we’re feeling even more in a charitable spirit. Now here’s a gift idea that will bring a […]
I struggle with postures that are part of literally every yoga class (sigh…). Granted, I can do a headstand, handstand, forearm balance, I can jump back into plank from crow pose… And […]
“The days are long, but the years are short.” That’s a quote I came across recently and it makes so much sense. It’s similar to this one: “Isn’t it funny how day […]
The variety of English spoken around the world is truly mind-boggling. After seven years in the UK I was rather baffled to find that Australians, very casually, asked me about my ‘thongs’ […]
Even if no other type of meditation has worked for you, chances are that this one will: Trataka is a powerful meditation and cleansing technique – and it’s so simple and straightforward […]
Every year in autumn, Indians are celebrating Diwali, or Deepavali, by lighting earthen lamps and distributing sweets. Firecrackers are part of it, too. So what’s it all about? The “festival of lights” […]