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Traditionally focused on inner humility and physical calm, yoga’s image has been tarnished of late by self-publicists. Having evolved for 5000 years, this ancient discipline flowered in the west during the otherwise undisciplined hippy era. Decades on, our spiritually-confused culture looked to the Natural Law Party for enlightenment, saw them bouncing on school crash mats and kept looking. Geri Halliwell was appointed UN yoga ambassador. Un- photographed parts of Madonna were discovered. And Sting concluded a tantric sex session begun in 1979 while recording Reggatta De Blanc.

Yet yoga endures. ‘lt’s very popular all over Scotland and it has been for some time,’ says Gerry Kielty, yoga teacher at Balance, Glasgow’s new holistic health centre. ‘It’s not just a recent thing with all the celebrity publicity.’ Boasting a large yoga studio with four treatment rooms for chiropractic, massage, acupuncture and reflexology, Balance combines Kielty’s knowledge from years studying across the globe with the body alignment expertise of qualified chiropractors Caroline Arnott and Alan Maclnnes.

Catering for all ages and expertise, with special courses for children, beginners and pregnant women, Kielty’s classes aim to reduce stress, improve flexibility and correct skeletal alignment. Uniting body with mind and mind with spirit, yoga actually means ‘union’, perhaps the reason it has become part of the Welsh rugby team’s training. Certainly, says Kielty, the gender mix at Balance is evening up. ‘Things are changing. It used to be predominantly female but we now get quite a few men at beginners’ classes. We even get

celebrities too.’

There are three major styles of Yoga - astanga, iyengar and viniyoga - as well as others, and Kielty suggests newcomers ‘do more than one class, try different teachers and styles to find what suits you best’. For anyone really looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, meanwhile, the centre runs several retreats a year to such rare air as Spain’s Sierra Nevada mountains. Mmmm, just relax and imagine that when you’re crammed onto Glasgow’s

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I Rugby: Caledonian Thebans RFC Training Session Broughton High School. 1 ('at'l‘iligton Road. (17074 843220. 7 9pm. All welcome for a training session of this gay-l'riendly rugby club.


I Rugby: Glasgow Rugby v Leinster Lions llughenden. 32 llughenden Road. 353 3408. 7.30pm.

£10 £14 (£5 £7). (ilasgow take solace in the tact that they hayc had a poor start to the season. btil it‘s hot as had as Leinster's.

Glasgow I Football: Rangers v Partick Thistle lbrox Stadium. lidmislon

104 THE LIST iii; (m :9. Nw.’ 7008

l)ri\e, 0870 000 1993. 3pm. Rangers get back to SP1. duly. taking on the leatgtie\ bottom lecders. the Jags will be hoping to keep the scoreline respectable. Less than tour. then.


I Rugby: Caledonian Thebans RFC Training Session l’oriotiello Rugby (‘lub. ('ayalry Park. l)uddingston Road West. Duddingston. 07074 843220. 2 4pm. See 'l‘hu 30.

I Football: Hearts v Livingston 'l‘ynecastle Stadium. (iorgic Road. 200 7201. 3pm. Another Lothian derby

ltL‘l“ cell the [\Hi L‘ltisel} -pl;tL'L‘tl sides. (’raig Leyein‘s men should make the most ol the home adyantage.

I Basketball: Edinburgh Kings v East Lothian Peregrines Meadow batik Sports ('entre. 139 London Road. 477 0240. 0.30pm. £5 (£2). The Scottish basketball league champions play host to Lothian opposition in their third home game this

Outside the cities

I Football: Kilmarnock v Celtic Rugby Park. Rugby Road. Kilmarnock. 01503 525184. 12.30pm. lloards ot’('e|tic tans and the BB(. cameras head to Rugby

Park tor an early afternoon knockabout. Killie will need to he in lighting form to giye as good as they get from Larsson. Sutton and co.

I Horse racing: Kelso Races Kelso Racecourse. Kelso. (“573 22-4707. 12.30 3.30pm. £10 (£5: under 10s t‘reel. National hunt horse racing.


I Cycling: Go Bike Cycle Meeting Bells Bridge. ('ongress Road. 07932 400093. 1 lam. A 35-mile cycle towards Hamilton. taking in the countryside to the sotith ol (ilasgow. All ages and leyels oi ability welcome.

I Basketball: Scottish Rocks v Birmingham Bullets BrilL‘llCiltl Arena. Kings inch Road. 501 1140. 5pm. £7» £10 (£5 £8): lamily ticket £20. .\'ow that the Rocks haye relinquished their 100‘; record. the pressure is oil Scotland's only pro—basketball team. Vocal support will ensure that the team are spurred on to regain their winning ways.


I Ice hockey: Edinburgh Capitals V Guildford Flames Murraylield Ice Rink. Riyersdale ('rescent. 337 0933. 00m. £10 (£0); tamin ticket £20. lidinburgh might be top ot' the Scottish league. but they 're dwindling at the loot ol‘ the national league. ('an they regain their pride in this l"B.\'L League game'.’

Wednesday 5


I Football: Celtic v Anderlecht ('eltic Park. Kerry dale Street. Parkhead. 551 8053. 7.45pm. l0-men Anderlecht embarrassed Martin O'Neill and his camp on their recent \isit to Belgium. (‘eltic must make the most ol' their home adyantage it they re to be in with a chance o1" competing iii the next round of the ('hampions League.


I Musselburgh Races Musselburgh Racecourse. Linktield Road. .‘ylusselhurgh. 005 2859. 1.20pm. £10 £15 l£5: under 10s t't'eei. Hat racing.

Thursday 6


I Rugby: Caledonian Thebans RFC Training Session Broughton High School. 1 ('arrington Road. 07074 843220. 7 9pm. See Thu 30.


I Rugby: Edinburgh Rugby v Munster Meadowbank Sports ('entre. 13‘) London Road. 001 5351. 7.30pm.

£10 £15 (£5 £81. liyen with many players missing in action down under. lidinburgh are still riding high in the ('eltic League. So expect them to brush aside Munster easily.


I Football: Celtic v Dunfermline Athletic ('eltic Park. Kerry dale Street. Parkhcad. 551 8053. 3pm. The Pars put a real dampener on ('eltic's start to the season. holding them to a 0 0 draw at liast liiid park. ('an Martin ()‘Neill's side put on the style to repay the layour'.’


I Rugby: Caledonian Thebans RFC Training Session Portohello Rugby ('lub. ('a\alry Park. l)uddingston Road West. Duddingston. 07074 843220. 2 4pm. See Thu 30.

I Football: Hibernian v Dundee United liaster Road. 12 Albion Place. 001 1875. 3pm. The llibees' l‘aithl‘ul will e\pect all three points lrom the lay side team's \isit. (‘an the lowly-placed l'nited

spoil their plans‘.’

I Ice hockey: Edinburgh Capitals V Hull Stingrays .\'1urrayiield lce Rink. Riyersdale Crescent. 337 0933. 0pm. £10 (£0): family ticket £20. FBNI. league ice hockey match.

(Made the cities

I Livingston v Partick Thistle Almondyale Stadium. Almondyale Stadium Road. Livingston. 01500 417000. 3pm. Still buoyant at the top half of the SP1. table. Liy'yy should see the visit of the Jags as a points picking tip exercise.


I Basketball: Scottish Rocks v Chester or Newcastle Braehead Arena. Kings lnch Road. 501 1 140. 5pm. £7 £10 t£5—-£8l: family ticket £20. (‘hester toiled the Rocks” plans" for the BBL (‘up early last season. Will lightning strike twice at Braehead'.’


I Ice hockey: Edinburgh Capitals v Kilmarnock Avalanche Murraytield Ice Rink. Riversdale Crescent. 337 0933. £0 (£4). S.\'L ice hockey league match.

OutSIde the Cities

I Football: Kilmarnock v Rangers Rugby Park. Rugby Road. Kilmarnock. 01503 525184. 3pm. The (‘hampions began their SP1. campaign with a 4-0 drubbing of Killie at lbrox. Killie don't trayel well. so the (iers' could well have a light on their hands.

Wednesday 12

Outside the cities

I Horse racing: Kelso Races Kelso Racecourse. Kelso. 01573 224707. l~-3.3(lpm. £10 (£5; under 10s t'reei. National hunt racing.


I Rugby: Caledonian Thebans

RFC Training Session Broughton

High School. 1 ('arrington Road. 07074 843220. 7-9pm. See Thu 30.


If you thought tickets for the Man Utd v Rangers clash were hard to come by, then expect the sale of these Euro 2004 play-off tickets to evaporate in nanoseconds. With England already qualified, and Wales in a similar position to Scotland, Berti Vogts has the hopes of a nation resting on his shoulders. Can his side deliver? Expect a party to end all parties if they do. The public sale of tickets for the Scottish leg will go on sale on Sat 1 Nov (limited to two per person) from selected Safeway stores, the Scottish Football Museum in Hampden, and Ticket Scotland outlets. There are no phone or internet sales, so if you want to be among the Tartan Army cheering on our squad, then you’ll have to act sharpish. I Scot/and v Nether/ands. Hampden Park, Glasgow, Sat 75 Nov; Nether/ands v Scotland. BBCI, Wed 79 Nov. wwwscott/