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Review: SYC London, jewel in an urban jungle

I love the modesty and unchanging presence of the Satyananda Yoga Centre (SYC), set amid the ever-growing wealth of its surroundings. It's a special place. Located near Clapham South tube station in south London, it faithfully shares a meditative approach and the teachings of the Bihar School of Yoga. If you're a keen yoga student…
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Dhyana mudra meditation for deep peace and serenity

As soon as I take dhyana mudra in meditation - the yogic hand gesture you see above - I feel a coming together and a circle of energy through my hands and around me. I feel grounded and stable. Dhyana mudra is sometimes also referred to as samadhi mudra. It instils calm and elevates our…
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Recipes: zucchini 3 ways

We always enjoy a bumper crop of zucchini (or courgettes as we often say in England) from our allotment. We've experimented with various delicious ways to make great use of them over the years, and here are three you might like to try. 1. Courgette polpette I first came across this recipe in the River…
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A 3-minute meditation for letting go

If you feel there are a gazillion things that could set your mind whirring this meditation is for you. Our attachments - to ideas, habits, people, others' opinions, sensations or material things to name a few - can literally work us up into a frenzy. Or, keep drawing us into a lower level of anxiety…
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