Yoga myths

The most depressing thing you are told as a Yoga teacher is 'I can't do Yoga, I'm not flexible enough'. It's depressing for two reasons: Yoga is not just stretching The less flexible you are, the more Yoga you need to do Muscle stiffness is essentially the dehydration of muscle tissue, a natural part of [...]


Smartphones have turned us into serial multitaskers. As a result, we've lost the ability to do one thing at once. We don't know how to focus and we do things mindlessly. The implications for our productivity and mental health are profound. Here are some everyday examples of things I do at the same time: Check [...]

Sundays’ to-dos

This article is based on the important idea that we only have a small, finite amount of decision-making energy each day. As a result, we should allocate time on Sundays to planning and making decisions we know with certainty will improve our health, wellbeing and productivity. In other words, don’t rely on your ‘half-way-through-Wednesday’ self [...]

Resilience comes from a lack of alternatives

Never judge a book by its cover. London-based Yoga teacher Julie Montagu was recently named one of the Top 10 Holistic Health Icons in the world, but she fought harder for her place at the top than one might assume. After completing a mentoring programme for Yoga teachers run by her company - WholeSelf Yoga - I felt compelled to [...]