Yoga: Year One

I’ve been practicing yoga for about a year now. A year is a reasonable amount of time. After a year, one would hope, you would start to see and feel the benefits. So what are these benefits? Well, it’s difficult to say. Am I more flexible? Well maybe, I don’t know. I would assume so, but…

Jiu Jitsu: The corkscrew, nail file and can opener of martial arts

Some martial arts specialise and some want to do everything. Like an over achieving school child, or a student of PPE, some martial arts just can’t be contained to just one area. Jiu Jitsu is one such practice; Japanese Jiu Jitsu that is, rather than its flamboyant Brazilian cousin. Jiu Jitsu offers it all; it…

Book Review: A Fortune-Teller Told Me

I’ve got to confess: I’m an absolute sucker for horoscopes – but let’s get this straight, when I say ‘horoscope’, we aren’t talking about some column in a daily tabloid. If I’m going to be duped by an astrologer, then they’ve got to do it right. I need a little mystery, some smoothly delivered sophistry,…