Yoga: Something to Crow about

Sometimes it can seem like we are just going through the motions. Week after week of Yoga with no discernible improvement, but every now and again something unexpected happens: you get better. It gives you pause for thought and makes you reflect that actually your practice is going pretty well. The Crow pose comes from…

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…

Thai mediation: Wax-on, wax-off

I was a big fan of Karate Kid as a child. I watched all the way to number three. Mark my words; Daniel learned a thing or two over that time. He’d been in a succession of fights, visited Japan, offered various forms of emotional support to Mr Miagi, and saved a bonsai plant. All…

Wing Chun: The will to teach

This teacher is a colourful man. He has a wealth of experience employing Wing Chun practically across a career spanning Asia, America, and Europe. Amongst his many achievements is being one of the early Wing Chun instructors to practice in England. Never too shy to make claims, his knowledge of kung fu was acquired as…

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,…