OK! Aside from the obvious – it keeps us alive – breathing actually has some hidden medical benefits that few people know about. I spoke at an event at the weekend called Tapping Into the Source of Wellbeing, organised by my friend Gosia Gorna.
A study published in September 2009 by scientists at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia, reported on the experiences of 25 obese women who took a 12-week course in yoga. Throughout the course, the women kept a personal journal where they reported on their thoughts and feelings about food, how much they ate, what they ate, the quality of their eating experiences, how they felt on an emotional level, and of course their experiences of the yoga.
is always a pleasure to be with you. We know that this is a time of
great imaginings as well as turmoil, but it is always that which you
chose to focus upon that creates your experience, and consequently -
what makes you, what breaks you and what becomes you. You are being
asked to buckle down and get serious at a time when you are also being
asked to lighten up.