It’s you or the practice – Ashtanga Yoga Mysore immersion day 8

As the Retreat Chef, I’m usually knee deep in turmeric, cashews and banana flour while everyone else is on a journey of self-discovery on the mat. However, fresh out of our recent Bali yoga retreat, I’ve decided to embark on a three week Ashtanga Yoga Mysore immersion at the Ashtanga Yoga Bali Research Centre (AYBRC). I’m in the very capable hands of the globally regarded and super lovely, Team Pradha, Anthony ‘Prem’ Carlisi and Heather ‘Radha’ Carlisi.

Ash-tanging out

Bali hasn’t managed to get rid of us yet and we still keep making friends with all manner of interesting people from all over the world. Committed Ashtangis Nathan and Rachel live and work in Cambodia and are two of the kula from our Ashtanga immersion at the Ashtanga Yoga Bali Research Centre

The Mat Movement featured on the So We Flow men’s yoga clothing site

The Mat Movement gets fashionable new man-friends

We are excited to have our first featured article in the web journal of men’s yoga clothing brand, So We Flow. The UK based online store offers understated, relaxed and fit-for-purpose clothing for men who move. Tops, pants, shorts and accessories for climbers, traceurs, yogis, calisthenic athletes and men who stroll to the newsagent to get a lottery ticket. We all count.

Is Veganism Fundamentally Flawed? The B12 Conundrum.

We hear that vitamin B12 is only present in animal products – that we can’t get it from plant-based foods. It’s in eggs, fish, meat, dairy and poultry. So, this raises some very tricky questions for vegans:

Do we need B12 – and if so, what for?

If B12 only occurs in animal products, does this mean we need to eat at least some animal-based food?

Are B12 vitamin supplements ultimately derived from animal sources?

How the hell does a vegan get vitamin B12?

Dupuytren's Conjecture hand.

Does Yoga Help with Dupuytren’s Contracture?

What is Dupuytren’s contracture?

Dupuytren’s contracture (Dupuytren’s disease) causes one or more fingers to bend inwards towards the palm of the hand. It can affect one or both hands and it sometimes affects the thumbs. Though the disease usually affects one finger most vigorously, the resulting restriction can limit the flexibility of neighbouring fingers and larger areas of the hand. Men are reported to be far more likely to have the disease than women.