An abundant array of spices are sold at Kalaw market
Awed by Kalaw

Awed by Kalaw

While Inle Lake and Bagan may be better known to foreign tourists in Myanmar, the former British hill station of Kalaw in western Shan State is getting an increasing number of rave reviews.

Jojo Yang at a recent retreat at Angkor Wat in Cambodia. Photo supplied by Yangon Yoga House
Unravelling the benefits of yoga with one of Yangon’s best known yogis

Unravelling the benefits of yoga with one of Yangon’s best known yogis

Interestingly, up until quite recently, yoga and meditation were one and the same. The sole purpose of a ‘vasana’ (posture) was to prepare the body to sit for extended periods of time during meditation. It wasn’t until 100 years ago that yoga became a separate discipline and a host of new postures were invented.

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