Bikram yoga: Not just for cranks and yummy mummies: Why doctors believe everything from bad backs to depression can be cured by HOT YOGA

Not just for cranks and yummy mummies: Why doctors believe everything from bad backs to depression can be cured by HOT YOGABikram Yoga has been credited with treating common modern ailments such as arthritis and depression Lady Gaga and and David Beckham both practice yoga in 40.5 degrees | UPDATED: 22:06 GMT, 1 December 2012 Joseph Encinia has an incredible body.

Prescribing yoga on the NHS could slash annual 1.37billion back pain bill, say experts

Prescribing yoga on the NHS could slash annual 1.37billion back pain bill, say experts Bad back sufferers taking part in the yoga programme had far fewer days off work than those in the control group | UPDATED: 12:33 GMT, 17 August 2012 Most people will experience back pain during their lives, but for some it can become a chronic debilitating condition.

Yoga helps stroke patients regain their balance

Yoga helps stroke patients to regain their balance The ancient practice improved motor function and balance in stroke survivors | UPDATED: 07:30 GMT, 27 July 2012 Survivors who had yoga classes felt less afraid of falling (posed) Yoga may help stroke survivors improve their balance, according to a new study.

Worried yoga will be a bit of a stretch? Here"s our advice for beginners

Worried yoga will be a bit of a stretch Read our expert advice for beginners | UPDATED: 16:13 GMT, 30 March 2012 Fancy trying out a yoga class but afraid to get stuck in a room full of super-slim women chanting and doing the 'downward dog' Never fear! Here experienced yoga teacher Diana Holland, 53, reveals just what to expect…

Lena Fokina: Babies left screaming as they are swung round head of “baby yoga” guru

It”s the hurly learning centre! Babies left screaming in terror as they are swung round head of “baby yoga” guru who claims it is GOOD for them Frightening images of babies as young as two weeks old being flung around a therapist”s head have shocked millions around the world.

Can yoga classes kill you? The startling question posed by a leading science writer

Can yoga classes kill you The startling question posed by a leading science writer But does New York Times writer William Broad's evidence stack up Downward dog for back pain, sun salutations for an energy boost – yoga has become the workout for a healthy mind and body, and is the exercise of choice for endless celebrities including Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston.