The forgotten art of squatting is a revelation for bodies ruined by sitting

Sentences that start with the phrase "A guru once told me..." are, more often than not, eye-roll-inducing. But recently, while resting in malasana, or a deep squat, in an East London yoga class, I was struck by the second half of the instructor's sentence: "A guru once told me that the problem with the West is they don't squat."