BKS Iyengar obituary

When BBC Radio 4 celebrated the 80th birthday of the internationally renowned yoga teacher BKS Iyengar, who has died aged 95, the programme started with him answering questions standing on his head. Guruji, as he was known to his followers, said the position was as natural for him as standing on their feet was for…

‘Preggercise’ boosts unborn babies’ minds

Exercise during pregnancy improves your baby’s brain development, which could affect the rest of its life, according to new research. Historically, women were encouraged to exert themselves as little as possible from their second trimester, the rationale being that bed rest would result in fewer complications. However, obstetricians now say that inactivity could be the…