AuthorCamilla Walker

The Yogi’s Bookshelf: Mudras For Modern Life by Swami Saradananda

The Yogi’s Bookshelf: Mudras For Modern Life by Swami Saradananda

How ancient gestures can boost your health, enhance your yoga and deepen your meditation.

The Yogi’s Bookshelf: Mudras For Modern Life by Swami Saradananda
Image Credit: Jackie Popp via Flickr.

Every so often it’s fun to add a new layer to your practice. Something that takes you a little further into the yoga experience, sheds new light on familiar territory, or guides the way towards uncharted realms within. Mudras can do this. These ancient hand gestures belong not only to yoga, but also to Indian dance, martial arts and kinesiology. They reveal to us that if we learn how, the power for transformation is in our hands. (more…)

‘The Wound is the Place Where the Light Enters’

‘The Wound is the Place Where the Light Enters’

The yoga of finding joy in the midst of suffering.

The capacity to feel joy is a gift we all possess. You only need hear a baby laugh to know that the ability to be joyful is a natural and innate thing. But, life being life, we all inevitably go through periods where we can lose touch with it, or worse, feel like we’ve forgotten how to feel joyful at all. Suffering is not something we can avoid as humans. (more…)

Disco Yoga in Shoreditch

Disco Yoga in Shoreditch

Disco Yoga has come to London. Specifically, to Trapeze nightclub in Shoreditch, where downward dogs are being practised to the melodious tones of Barry White, Daft Punk and ‘Kung Fu Fighting’. (more…)

Can Meditation and Tai Chi Change Your DNA??

Can Meditation and Tai Chi Change Your DNA??


Can Meditation and Tai Chi Change Your DNA??
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Meditation and Tai Chi don’t just calm the mind – they seem to affect our DNA too. Evidence has emerged that these ‘mind-body practices’ reduce the activity of genes associated with inflammation – essentially reversing molecular damage caused by stress. (more…)