The yoga world is obsessed with the supernatural, beyond things that are part of its actual heritage. But how much does this contribute to the rejection of science and medicine?
Yes, I’m one of the hundreds of thousands of people who recently tested positive for Covid-19 (presumably Omicron variant). It’s … More
Here’s a cool study to wrap the year up: evidence of changes in gene expression following an intense meditation retreat. … More
There is a lot of food for thought in this yoga bible, but frankly I’m disappointed by the science-washing and the missed opportunity to put forward something great. Maybe science communication should be left to those with some scientific training after all.
Here’s a little winter present for you – I recorded the yoga nidra from my recent workshop for you. The … More
What we know from the research is that practicing yoga is linked with reducing the levels of molecules that drive inflammation, aka an ‘excessive’ immune reaction. But does that translate to an actual improvement in disease activity?
In case I haven’t shouted enough about it – I filmed a yoga programme! I’m so excited that it is … More
I have come to the realisation that my whole family has sleeping problems and takes sleeping pills on a regular … More
Stress really fucks up the immune system in various different ways. Yoga’s positive effects on our immunity are likely due to its effects on our stress levels.
Ever since I wrote the blog post on yoga perpetuating the appeal to nature fallacy, I’ve been a little paranoid … More
In the yoga world, we have a tendency to prefer and promote a preference for all things natural. Herbal remedies. … More
(This is a slight deviation from what I usually post. Indulge me. I’ve been lacking inspiration. ) So I am … More
Ever since I read Yoga Body*, I’ve had one big question in my mind: if modern postural yoga is basically … More
I made a dress this weekendsewing machine rescued from the cardboard graveyard, fabric washed, pinned, cutand the needle moves forward the … More
Working from home over the past 18 months has brought some challenges, especially in maintaining work–life balance. Could yoga help tackle stress and burnout and keep us productive and full of brilliant ideas?
If inflammation determines our biological age, and if yoga helps to control unnecessary inflammation, could yoga also help to keep us young?
What is the comment that most yoga teachers hear when they talk about the benefits of yoga? Oh, yoga is … More
The June issue of the mind–body adventure was shipped last week, and yes, it features two cats. Subscribe now and … More
I’ve never really been a supplement person. I know many people are, religiously taking their multivitamin every day, maybe their … More
This question (or a more polite variant of it) recently came up in the pranayama teacher training I’ve been doing. I think we can all agree, it’s a valid question. It’s not that there isn’t research on yoga – this is starting to change – but a lot of what is out there is just not great. Here are three reasons why.