Unhealthy work habits to let go of

The essence of spiritual teachings is to live in the present moment, to be in the ‘now’. But how can we apply that to the office, you may ask? Read on. The concept of mindfulness, usually described as a state of being conscious and aware of one’s environment, thoughts, actions and emotions, has been extensively studied in recent years,…

FYI you’ve been doing yoga wrong (leave these off the mat)

You’ve probably heard enough about the psychological attitudes to inculcate as you start out on the yogic path (you can check out the articles on yoga and meditation on this site for some pointers too). You’ve heard over and over that as you roll out the yoga mat, you should leave aside your worries and stress from the day,…

Meditation 101

It would be safe to assume that you’re reading this article because you want to learn meditation. Unfortunately, there’s no such thing. Let’s take a look at what the spiritual masters have to say about meditation. Nobody can do meditation. The reason why most people who have tried meditation have come to the conclusion that it’s very…

How to begin yoga

So, you’ve heard a lot about yoga and maybe even tried a class or two to see what all the fuss is about. But somewhere deep down, you don’t really think it is for you. Usual reasons include any or all of the following: I felt no burn, this yoga is clearly useless…or maybe better…

Natural ‘miracle’ drink for the flu

If you’re like me, then you know that two things are certain every year – taxes and at least one bad bout of the flu (which is basically your body paying taxes in a way). It usually creeps up when the weather is changing from cold to hot or vice versa. And it always creeps up…

From Paris with ‘AUM’: my experience of the globalisation of yoga

After 3 years in Paris, one is generally expected to be dripping with the smugness that comes from being able to correctly pronounce ‘Champs Elysees’, to rattle off a dozen cheese names without a pause, to wear simple dark t-shirts costing a small fortune and if one has lived sincerely, to even smell of macarons…