Picking blackberries on a late summer afternoon is one of life’s simplest pleasure. But what do you do with your bounty?
Foraging may be a bit of a dying art, for most people, it’s just blackberry picking in late Summer. But June offers some great foraging opportunities in the form of elder flowers. Read more
Book review, The Tao of Natural Breathing by Denis Lewis
The great Taoist philosopher Tchang Zu tells us that True man breathes with his heels, while the mass of men breathe with their throats.
Never mind the heels, you’re probably doing OK if you manage to take breath awareness as far down as your perineum, but breathing mostly with your chest, and with very little awareness of what’s really happening, is not a recipe for health and happiness. Read more
The term “anga” (limbs) used to describe the eight components of the classical yoga system, as well as the eight anga (folds) of the Budhiist path, suggest that all of theses support one another. So how does meditative awareness support postural practice?
I recently came across a study (well two actually) by a team of scientists from the University of Louvain in Belgium, who had been investigating the relationship between emotional feelings and respiration. A subject which, as a keen pranayama practitioner, I find particularly interesting.