Category Archives: Reviews

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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Jamyang – a London haven with a terrific history

As soon as I caught sight of Jamyang Buddhist Centre in London I knew it was a place I wanted to spend some time in and - to be honest - have a good look around. It has an intriguing, quirky history. Jamyang was originally a Police Court (then Magistrates Court) in Victorian times and hosted the appearance of some extremely high-profile…
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Haramaki: warmth and strength from the core

As a girl growing up I have memories of my Japanese mother often telling me to ‘keep my tummy warm’ in order to take care of my health. No crop tops for me. It was a natural belief for her and the generations before her that the health of our whole body is inextricably linked to…
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