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Yoga Scandal: when gurus fall from grace

It’s an unfortunate fact that yoga has recently suffered the fall from grace of some of those who popularised it in the Western world. From Bikram Choudary (Bikram) to John Friend (Anusara) to the late Pattabhi Jois (Astanga) and Swami Vivekananda of Agama Yoga school; all had their unsavoury and in some cases abusive actions

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Sleep Guide for Anxiety

Anxiety and insomnia are two of the most common stress-related complaints of our modern age. The two disorders are also interrelated: when we feel anxious we tend to lose sleep, and when we’re not sleeping well we often become more anxious – it can turn into a vicious circle. Happily the treasure box of yoga

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The Right to Refuse

You are allowed to say no. I know, revolutionary right? There are lots of things in life that I almost always say yes to: adventures, cups of tea, spa treatments, the chance to stroke an animal. There are also many things that you will get offered and asked, and which a patriarchal society would have

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11 ways to up your healthiness habit without breaking the bank

When I was studying to become a Yoga Therapist, my college was located right across the street from a major trendy health-food chain. Everything in there was SO inviting, and it was a delicious treat to splash out on a matcha latte, ginger kombucha, or some raw dark chocolate with pink Himalayan salt. But as

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Seeing Round Corners

There have been several times in my life when I had no idea what I was getting into. Times when, had I known, I would have backed away – said no, never, not for me – and yet not possessing this foresight, I entered blindly… … and then, seeing what lay before me, thrashed and

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5 Unexpected Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

You’ve almost certainly heard of the benefits of the 5:2 intermittent fasting plan, where you eat freely for five days a week and restrict your calorie intake to five hundred or less for the remaining two days. Studies have widely shown the practice to reduce cholesterol, improve cardiovascular health, improve brain health, reverse type 2

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