The Road to Ananda Spa, India (Part One)

The Imperial, New Delhi

When my childhood friend, Sirkku, now living in New York, suggested we should have a once-in-a lifetime holiday together leaving kids, husbands and dogs to look after themselves for two weeks we both immediately decided that the only place we both really wanted to experience was the Ananda Spa in the Himalayas.

Family under the microscope

Compared with drugs, relaxation methods, like yoga and meditation, have been shown to be as effective for a wide variety of problems found in families.

Zero-gravity yoga: Let it all hang out

Fear not: this is not yoga in a space simulation chamber, pinwheeling around in the lotus position while a hi-fi blares out Also sprach Zarathustra (aka the theme from 2001: A Space Odyssey).