Mindfulness is becoming increasingly popular in China as the stresses of daily life mean more people are looking for avenues to find moments of calm in their day.
More seek spiritual guidance to cope with job losses, travel restrictions and decline in mental health two years into the Covid-19 pandemic and with no end in sight.
Purposefully doing nothing, embodied by the Dutch word ‘niksen’, can lead to more creative thoughts and ideas, and help in de-stressing, experts say – though not everyone agrees.
Repeatedly raped and beaten as a child, Damien Rider sought refuge in drugs, and had attempted suicide four times by his 30s. He took up endurance sports, and surviving a dangerous solo paddle board trip was to prove transformational.
To break the stigma surrounding mental health, social enterprise Storytaler sets up webinars and workshops in which volunteers share their experiences with mental health issues. The process is therapeutic for both storytellers and listeners.
Paramahansa Yogananda arrived in Los Angeles, one of the world’s most religiously diverse places, in 1920 and founded the Self-Realisation Fellowship to teach the science of yoga. The Beatles and Steve Jobs became fans.
While Covid-19 is wreaking havoc in the global tourism industry, one silver lining to the pandemic could be a shift towards more meaningful travel.
The mindfulness pioneer and New Age icon talks candidly about how to find a little more meaning in the face of a world-changing deadly pandemic
South Korea’s answer to culinary tourism, temple food, is made from home-made, meatless ingredients and locally-sourced vegetables, and is used to practise Buddhism
The mind is as crucial in sport as the body, and you need to work on your mental capacity to improve your overall performance.