Goldie, best known as the pioneer of drum and bass music, told the BBC Breakfast show how yoga saved him three years ago following a divorce and a water-skiing accident where he nearly lost his leg: I was really down and out said Goldie, my friend said why don’t you try Bikram and next week is my third Bikram birthday. It's a healthy addiction and gives me total peace of mind, total focus. I feel like I'm 18 again. ?
A VARIED DIET IS THE KEY TO A GOOD NIGHT'S SLEEP
A study in the Appetite journal showed that people who sleep a standard seven to eight hours have the most varied diets.
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Short sleeps (less than five hours) are associated with diets low in water intake, vitamin C and selenium (found in nuts, meat and shellfish) and long sleeps (more than nine hours) with more carbohydrate, alcohol and less nutrients found in eggs, fatty meats, chocolate and tea.
Over 3,000 school children are being taught mindful techniques such as ‘beditation’ (meditating lying down) and ‘7/11’ (breathing in for seven and out for 11) as part of a programme called ‘. b’ (Stop, Breathe and Be) created by two teachers. Students have said it helps them to sleep, focus and stay calm.
THE YOGA CHARITY THAT'S CREATING JOBS AND BREAKING BARRIERS IN KENYA'S SLUMS
The African Yoga Project was started by American Paige Elenson in 2007 after she taught yoga in some of Nairobi's slums to create jobs for young, local people. The charity now employs 71 teachers who give free classes to children and adults in slums and orphanages, and who also teach classes and train new teachers in wealthier parts of the city.