Yoga - Madness or Meditation?

May 23, 2019

The following is the preface for my book; 'Yoga - Madness or Meditation'. It is available now via Amazon on paperback and kindle. BUY here.


Working on the design for the book.





I want to thank my wife Laura again for the single defining moment in my ongoing examination of yoga and life itself. Whilst discussing with her the complicated and often contradictory subject of yoga, Laura eloquently quoted her favourite philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche, “There are no facts, only interpretations.”


This was my moment of enlightenment. Not in the sense that I was now a Buddha. Far from it. Although, since I married, I am starting to look like one. This single moment changed the course of my investigation and study. I encourage you to remember that quote as you read this book and to immerse your brain in understanding the subject of yoga so you can decide for yourself whether the yoga you do, will lead to madness or meditation.




My name is Zahir Akram. I experienced my enlightenment (the goal of a yogi) whilst squatting under an apple tree on the banks of the Basingstoke Canal. In Surrey. Since this third eye opening experience, I have offered to anyone who wishes to listen, my enlightened punditry on life. And, especially on the subject of yoga.


Okay, I’m not being serious. That is a joke. Let’s start again. My name is Zahir and I am not a yogi. This may sound a little odd as this is a book on the subject of yoga. But, bear with me. By the end of the