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What is Bikram Yoga?

What is Bikram Yoga?

Bikram Yoga is the creation of Bikram Choudhury (b. 1946), who began studying asana at the age of three. At 20 (so the story goes) he was badly injured in a weightlifting accident and despite a grim prognosis from the doctors, managed a full recovery with the help of yoga. Since the 1970s,...
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What’s Turning Men Onto Yoga?

What’s Turning Men Onto Yoga?

In ten years of practicing yoga, I have never been alongside more than the odd man, usually glimpsed once and never seen again. Yet a quick head count at my class the other month confirmed my suspicions of a growing phenomenon: the women were outnumbered. What brings men these days to a yoga class? The newest recruits have a quick answer: Ryan Giggs. For Euan, 42, the footballer was the deciding factor. “I didn’t really know what I was getting into,” he says, having been persuaded to try yoga to relieve the aches and stiffness that often followed sports sessions....
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Build a Better Relationship with Food

Build a Better Relationship with Food

Food is so much more than nourishment. While it keeps us alive, it is also a crucial part of our social structure. There’s nothing nicer than sharing a meal with friends and family. Partaking of food  divides our day into useful compartments - breakfast , lunch , dinner, and the in-betweens. It  is an important component of how we celebrate, for instance  birthdays, weddings, christenings, religious events and more. However there are times for all of us when food can be used in other ways. Eating can be a coping mechanism or a strategy for managing our feelings.  We...
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