Extra thick, Eco friendly mats from Yoga-Mad

Extra thick, Eco friendly mats from Yoga-Mad

How nice to see Yoga finally going green. Yoga-Mad have spent a huge amount of time developing a more ecologically sound alternative to the PVC yoga mat. Their eco friendly mat is made from natural rubber, is PVC free and durable and what’s more it is actually better than a normal PVC yoga mat in […]

Inspiring yoga: World’s largest ever class in Central Park

Inspiring yoga: World’s largest ever class in Central Park

Last week, on the night of the summer solstice, New York’s central park entered the record books for hosting the largest yoga class the world has ever seen. Elena Brower, NYC yoga teacher from Virayoga, coordinated the event in conjunction with Flavorpill, which drew 10,000 people to stretch in unison. Despite a bit of rain, […]

The best yoga mat?

The best yoga mat?

How nice to see the Yoga scene becoming more eco-friendly. EcoYoga are amongst the pioneers in the development of a green alternative to the traditional yoga mat, generally made of PVC we’re afraid to say. EcoYogas version is constructed from durable natural jute and in our opinion actually gives better traction than a normal mat! It’s a great […]

Classic Books on Yoga

Classic Books on Yoga

(1) B.K.S. Iyengar’s seminal 1966 book Light on Yoga is still the best for its encyclopedic illustration of hundreds of yoga poses. He is considered the world’s greatest living yoga master, having refined and perfected many of the techniques now widely taught in the West. (2) Recently departed Pattabhi Jois was one of the last […]

Yoga Magic: a unique yoga retreat in Goa, India

Yoga Magic: a unique yoga retreat in Goa, India

Over 15 years as a travel writer, there are few places I’ve enjoyed so much, or visited so often as Yoga Magic, a unique eco and yoga retreat in Goa, India . From the first time I went there I felt at home and have delighted, on each visit since, in seeing it grow and […]

5 classic books about Indian Spiritual Journeys

Reading Piers Moore Ede’s All Kinds of Magic, just out with Bloomsbury, has got us thinking about the time honoured tradition of Western seekers visiting India. Indiaphile chooses 5 of the best spiritual journeys. (1) All Kinds of Magic by Piers Moore Ede The latest in a long line of travelogues about finding oneself in […]