Tim writes: I only discovered Yoga about 5 years ago. At the time I was feeling pretty good with life. However, only a couple of years earlier, I had been suffering with severe workplace stress and burn out. What I discovered simply amazed me.
Yoga is a practice and philosophy of life. It is over 5,000 years old and is believed to have spread from Egypt to India - there are Egyptian carvings of people in a crossed-legged, seated position known in yoga as the lotus pose.
Taken from Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras (“Threads of Yoga” framework), these represent the first 2 limbs of the 8-fold path*/tree of yoga. They are a list of codes of moral conduct, attitudes and behaviours to adopt in relation to the world around you (yamas) and towards yourself (niyamas)