How to Get Off the Grid & Start Living: Visit ‘Vida Pura’.

In this week’s post, I review our recent Easter experience at ‘Vida Pura’, a bio-dynamic eco-retreat in Southern Portugal. What we discovered was mind-blowing; how we felt after was inspiring… Come inside and discover more about a very special place in the world that is ‘Vida Pura’!

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 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.

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.

5 Top Tips to Thrive in the City

The Yogibanker reviews Well Works debut event ‘Thrive in the City’. See the 5 top wellness tips I took away in order to really thrive in our daily lives.

Looking for a Good Night’s Sleep? Try Yoga Nidra

Yoga is well known to be great for relaxation. However, there is an even deeper practice – the practice of Yoga Nidra… In this week’s post, the Yogibanker finds himself on the floor of a retail store on a Friday night, practicing the art of yogic sleep….

Warrior II

In the first of a series of posts over seven days, I have the pleasure of sharing with you ‘Yoga in the City’.

Inspired by the philosophy of my project and sequenced according to a traditional yoga asana practice, these shots were taken from various landmarks around the City of London: the Bank of England, Royal Exchange, St Pauls Cathedral and Marble Arch.

Thanks to Yoga Photographer, Richard Pilnick for the great shots and inspiration (www.richardpilnick.com). Namaste.