The Alternative: Yoga and Meditation

This week, Jonathan discusses the ancient spiritual practices of yoga and meditation, outlining historical and scientific evidence of how these methods can improve physical and mental wellbeing and help us to ‘stretch the stress away.’ Jonathan details the global interest in yoga, from its roots in Northern India over 5,000 years ago, right through to the spread of its popularity in the 20th Century, and how performing ‘asanas’ and ‘pranayamas’ may provide strong clinical benefits for patients with a range of conditions, on and off the mat.

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