Why does Yoga work?

Yoga in its modern context is vastly different from its original form, which dates back 5,000 years. Despite this, it still works. In fact, it works better than anything else we have as a means to bringing the body and thought energy under control. That the Yoga system has sustained so much change to remain [...]

Less for longer

Until around a month ago I did not value long periods of low intensity exercise. Now it’s the most important daily habit I have. With a competitive personality, the gym used to be somewhere I looked to push myself as hard as possible for maximum results. The efficiency of my efforts trumped enjoyment every time [...]

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 [...]