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Think of yoga societies and you probably think of women. Think of video games, and it's more likely to be male-dominated. But does it have to be like this?

Election '97: Natural Law Party Manifesto: elite yogic flying squad to save world with its high ideals

The Natural Law Party is not pleased. The three main parties are stealing its best ideas.

Holidays that touch the soul

High-pressure lifestyles sometimes need a low-key antidote. looks at alternative ways of getting away from it all

Sun, sea and sweat - yoga with a kick

A cross between gymnastics, aerobics and contortionism, its followers include Sting and Demi Moore. Peter Guttridge heats up and chills out in remotest Crete

'How could I, a man-machine, need help?'

Tom H, 32, is an accountant in the music business. He lives in London.

Brain and brawn, together at last

The newest workouts tone the mind and spirit as well as the body. Eleanor Bailey reports

Book review / Getting nowhere with Ulrika, Kiki and Marie-Francoise

An Innocent Abroad by Barry Pilton, Corgi Books, pounds 6.99

More than just a body

Eleanor Bailey meets workout goddess Karen Voight, who wants your mind - and your wardrobe

FIRM UP, STAY IN

January normally calls for a new exercise programme, but can it be done at home? Our panel puts keep-fit videos to the test

YES PLEASE;

Just how long can I go without featuring a bra on these pages? Not long. But the thing I really liked about this one, from Marks & Spencer's new "Gardenia" collection is that it goes up to a size 40DD, which, considering how gorgeous it is, is rather a refreshing change. Normally us bigger girls have to make to with straps the size of weight-lifting belts, and so many fastenings at the back that hooking yourself into or out of it becomes a yoga move.The bra (style 2678) costs pounds 15, in sizes 32B-40DD. The matching high-leg knickers (3221) cost pounds 6.50 and come in sizes 8/10 to 20/22 (again, nice and generous). Colours are purple, white, cream, red and black.

CLASSICAL MUSIC BBC Premieres Royal Festival Hall

The debut of a new orchestral work implies continuing strength both in contemporary music and in those who commission it. With the privatisation of Radio 3 a likely target for any future Tory government, (from which the BBC Orchestras would not be unaffected), it's good to report that in the past three weeks the BBC Symphony Orchestra gave two world premieres and the welcome revival of another recent piece. As vital to our cultural life as the National Gallery, the orchestra merits all the plaudits it can get.

'Their death was like a knife in my guts'

When both your parents take their own lives, your grief is more than doubled. How do you cope with the anger?

Beaver Dobson's attack shows the value of yogic flying

Yesterday saw the dawning of a New Parliamentary Age. In Pall Mall, England's fifth largest party held a press conference to reveal the names of those whom it would invite to share the co-operative administration of the realm. The Natural Law Party believes that government should be in the hands of the those who have "demonstrated the highest degree of creativity, alertness, organising ability and good fortune".

A to Z of Health

Y is for yellow fever, an infectious disease caused by a virus transmitted by mosquitoes, today found only in Central America, parts of South America and Africa. In severe cases the skin of the sufferer becomes yellow from jaundice - hence the name.

Lower taxes and, er, yogic flying

Californians will have the chance to vote NLP

feelgood factor: Eddie Izzard

"I'm into yoga, though I've only done two sessions - I'm in the middle of touring.
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