Orchids, yoga, and lying fallow

Fallow land is land that is not planted with crops. It is left to lie uncultivated for a season in order to improve the quality of the soil. In the olden days, before chemical fertilisers forced land into continual productivity, parts of a farm would be left fallow for a short time before being replanted…

Yoga and minimalism

When I think of yoga imagery, minimalism the last thing that comes to mind. The Hindu aesthetic is quite clearly maximalist, full of colour, symbolism and detail. This spills over into Western yoga. Yoga leggings, to choose an obvious example, are often brightly coloured and patterned. Many yogis adorn their studio spaces with multi-hued batiks.…

Nourish & Feed – Eating 101.

Good nutrition is the basis for everything else. You can never hope to have a stable, strong, pain-free body if you don’t nourish its tissues correctly. Nutrition is basically applied biochemistry. You have to think of processes when you choose your food. There are some tissues – like those of the central nervous system –…