Before he moved to London and took up yoga, Daniel worked as a foreign correspondent.
He resigned from the New York Times to run a music festival, which he hoped would be a Serbian version of Woodstock. Instead, it got him embroiled with Balkan gangsters. This inspired him to flee the region and write a book, to be published in August 2012.
Nowadays he mainly writes about yoga, and lives somewhere between the UK and northern India. You can read his previous articles here, or he's on Twitter as @danielcsimpson.