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How Yin yoga can ease back pain

The lifetime prevalence of low back pain is reported to be as high as 84%.   

In cases of non-specific low back pain, GPs and physiotherapists generally recommend a programme of gentle stretching and strengthening exercises to ease the pain. 

For this reason, it is understandable that many people suffering from back pain turn to yoga for assistance. 

Personally, I would recommend yin yoga as a gentle way to create space in the body.

Read on to find out more.

The number 108: Curiosity or coincidence?

When taking a deep-dive into this week’s theme of Sun Salutations (or Surya Namaskar in traditional Sanskrit), I was reminded of the mysteries of the number 108. 

Since time immemorial, scientists, mystics and yogis have been intrigued by the number 108. Here are a few of my favourite facts about this celebrated number. Read on to decide whether these curiosities are merely a string of entertaining coincidences or whether the number 108 really has some mystical power and meaning.

3 benefits of inversions for your mind, body and spirit

Why you should get topsy-turvy! One of my most vivid primary school memories is lining up with my friends along the playground wall in a neat row of handstands! We loved being ‘topsy-turvy’! Because I was only 10 years old, I didn’t think too much about how amazing my body and mind felt after doing …

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