Lent: Feb 22nd – Apr 6th

It can often be hard to tell if the glass is half-full or half-empty and perhaps what doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger, either way it always helps to find a cloud’s silver lining.

Eight limbs of yoga – 4. Pranayama – Breath

Coming from a western tradition, yoga’s fourth limb can be unfamiliar as it turns toward eastern mysticism. So to understand the significance of breathing, especially in Hatha yoga, it helpfs to know something about yoga’s perspective on the cosmos and the human condition.

Learning the Hard Way

He inhaled slightly, brought his attention back to the head in the centre of the sight’s reticle, and squeezed the trigger. The gun barked, and kicked into his embrace, though not enough to take the couple from view.

Eight limbs of yoga – 1. Yama – Behaviour

Unlike the second limb of yoga, the Niyamas or yogic “Dos”, the Yamas define the “Don’ts”; the rules aimed at curbing our negative tendencies and keeping us “on the straight and narrow”. Between them they constitute yoga’s ethical foundation which is meant to not only facilitate positive karma, but to also help manage the energy that comes from awakening the Kundalini Shakti within.