Stressed Out? Try ‘Ashwagandha’

Its fair to say that we live in a stressful world.
In this week’s post, I talk about my favourite natural stress buster, ‘Ashwagandha’ and how it helps me cope with the day to day stress in my life. You’d be surprised what secrets this amazing Indian herb holds..

How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Who doesn’t like a good night’s sleep? Love waking up feeling refreshed and ready to start the day? I know I do. The secret could really be quite simple. In this week’s post, I look at what happens to the body when we sleep and why its not how much sleep you get but something even more fundamental…There really is something to be said about going to bed early and getting a good night’s sleep.

World of Wellness: New Age Reality or Utter Fantasy?

Wellness is a multi-trillion dollar business and one of the fastest growing industries going aground however what are we really been sold. In this week’s post, I look at the latest fitness trends to yoga retreats and ask myself, is this real or just another clever marketing ploy?

How Social Media Hijacks Your Time (and your Mind)

How often do you use social media? You may be reading this post on Facebook or Twitter… In this week’s post, I describe the fascinating story of what’s going on inside our heads as we use social media. From a yogic perspective, there’s definitely a big violation going on….Find out more here.

How to Meditate on the Train to Work

In this week’s post, I talk about the interesting experience of practicing meditation in the midst of public transport during London’s rush hour. Little did I know that a spot of laziness would result in some profound realisations….Find out more here.

‘Gluten-Free’ in the City? Why ‘FODMAPS’ May Have Something To Do with It.

‘Gluten-free’ is everywhere. IBS is also very common and the two are often linked. Recent research has revealed that those suffering from IBS may in fact benefit from a special diet that involves the exclusion of foods containing gluten, and a whole lot more. ‘FODMAPS’ they call it. In this week’s post, I talk about this exciting new area of research and what it means for those suffering from IBS…Going ‘gluten-free’ may take on a whole new meaning.

Why I Choose to Ski Vegan

In this week’s post, I write from Chamonix, the mecca of big mountain skiing in Europe and reflect on what it means to ski whilst doing ‘Veganuary’.

We often do not think twice about what we eat, but choosing to be vegan during a period of intense physical activity is a challenge but as well, an exercise in spiritual activism and discipline…

Why Your Poison is Your Remedy

‘No pain, no gain’ is a common motto. How about taking that pain as your poison? In my first post for 2018, I look back at some of the moments during my recent yoga teacher training and draw on one of the key lessons I learnt. This lesson is poignant as you begin the new year afresh, with new hopes and aspirations.

Sometimes in life, there’s tough medicine. Taking that pain may be just worth it… in the end. Find out more here…

5 life lessons I learnt on Yoga Teacher Training

Having recently completing his yoga teacher training in Bali and after taking some time out to process the transformation that took place, see the 5 five top things the yogibanker learnt and gained from the whole experience…

‘Yoga Porn’: Daring or Deceiving?

The topic of yoga and social media is a hotly contested one. As the popularity of yoga grows, so does its promotion on social media. Is this growth a good thing for yoga? Inspired by his recent summer holiday, the yogibanker tackles this sensitive topic head on. Find out more in this week’s post.

Investment Bankers – Deadly Sinners or Deadly Human?

The financial crisis has left an indelible mark on the reputation of those who work in financial services. Is this truly deserved? In this week’s post, the yogibanker looks at the very nature of human existence and questions whether bankers are deadly sinners or just human after all…Find out my conclusions here.

Turtle Yoga

In this week’s post, the yogibanker reflects on a summer trip to the Balaeres, which turned out to be an interesting yogic experience, not least in his encounters with some local turtles.

#Yogaeverywhere.. Yoga at Frankfurt Airport!

A trip to Frankfurt airport turns into an unforgettable experience. How could it possibly be..? In this week’s post, the yogibanker tells the story of his adventures in Frankfurt Airport Terminal 2’s yoga room – a random discovery that totally transformed his day….Find out more in this week’s post.

´╗┐Heal thy Self? Why Yoga is More than Just a Practice

The practice of yoga in the west is traditionally associated with the more physical aspects of the practice. Stress reduction, flexibility, strength etc… But the extraordinary powers of yoga go further. In this week’s post, the yogibanker tells the story of how yoga has utterly transformed the lives of entrepreneurs Chris James and Niraj Shah plus a whole lot more… Your regular yoga class won’t be the same again.