Yoga can make existing injuries worse, study suggests

Yoga causes musculoskeletal pain (which affects the joints, ligaments, muscles and nerves) in 10 per cent of people and exacerbates…

Six alternative yoga classes

Yoga sessions inspired by heavy metal, hip-hop and man’s best friend

26 Apr 2017

Robust evidence is in: yoga helps to ease chronic back pain

Doing yoga can relieve chronic back pain, according to a major review published by the Cochrane Library. The ancient practice,…

yoga or pilates

Pilates vs yoga: which is better for you?

When you want to shake up your fitness regime and do something bendy, should you pick Pilates or yoga? Health and fitness writer Amy Abrahams gives a balanced view for Benenden

22 Nov 2016

Laughter yoga may sound weird but here’s why you should try it

I am dancing the hokey cokey on Hampstead Heath with a giggling group of strangers and a man with a…

7 Sep 2016

Why that study about alternative therapies relieving pain is worthless

The press release by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) was unashamedly positive: A review of evidence from clinical trials…

My condition affects half of all men — and it is more horrible than you can imagine

I can remember exactly where I was when my chronic prostatitis kicked in. I was 24 and, during a few…

25 Jan 2016