So practising yoga overlooking the River Thames is not quite as extreme as the special forces chaps on location but the article is still relevant....
Ultimately regular yoga practice will help strengthen the body but also help calm the mind so that people can make better decisions under pressure.
I often use my yoga discipline when trying to stay calm as Missy (our dog) dashes off into the distance again. If only my own control would spread to that over our lovely hound. As with yoga - progress is made with small steps, patience and practice.
Another thought provoking podcast hidden on BBC Sounds....
An interesting 15 minutes introducing how yoga has evolved from multiple influences - east and west, from thousands of years ago to the present day, that may include physical movements, personal actions as well as meditation.
It was summarized that yoga is a combination of psychology, philosophy and technology helping people how to lead your live - a way of life not an exercise, a hobby, business opportunity or a sport....what do you think? Where do the lines cross and is this something new or has there always been a range of motivations for participating or event teaching yoga? Has anything really changed?
Listen to the BBC Sounds podcast. What do you think?
Tim & Shannon: Part time yoga teachers from Cookham, Berkshire. We thought it would be fun to share our learning experiences with like minded people.